Chadbourne & Parke Boosts Infrastructure, PPP, M&A And Real Estate With Four Warsaw Hires

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 00:00

A team of four attorneys has been hired by Chadbourne & Parke LLP to strengthen its practices in infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), M&A and real estate in Poland.

Michael Kurzynski, Jacek Kosinski, Adriana Bronikowska and Krzysztof Lyszyk are joining Chadbourne's Warsaw office from Wierzbowski Eversheds. Mr. Kurzynski will be an international partner, Mr. Kosinski and Ms. Bronikowska will be European Counsel and Mr. Lyszyk will join as an associate. All the attorneys are admitted in Poland.

The Warsaw office was founded in 1990 and, in its early years, was especially active in privatization and real estate development.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Mr. Eli Katz has joined the firm as a tax counsel in the project finance and tax practices.The move reflects the continued growth of the renewable energy practice at Chadbourne.

Mr. Katz has joined Chadbourne's New York office from General Electric, where he held various tax leadership positions over the past three and a half years, most recently as vice president-Tax Planning and counsel for GE's Energy Financial Services business.He was involved in renewable energy project finance investments, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels, and he also managed a variety of energy asset acquisitions and dispositions.

Chadbourne's project finance group is a high-profile name in the energy sector.Over the past two years, half of the group's work has involved renewable energy. The experience covers major areas of renewables, including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, landfill gas, biomass and ocean energy. The group's expansion comes at a time of growth in this marketplace, as wind farms accounted for 35 percent of all new generating capacity in the U.S. last year and M&A is reshaping the industry.