Izabela Zielińska-Barłożekattorney-at-law, partner
Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek heads the firm’s M&A practice. She is also the head of the Poznań office.
She provides legal support for M&A transactions and ongoing advice on corporate law.
In her long practice, she has advised on and coordinated legal support for transactions involving the acquisition and sale of enterprises, assets and shares, including in cooperation with foreign law firms on global transactions. She has taken part in many enterprise restructuring projects, including mergers and reorganisations.
She has worked with Wardyński & Partners since 1997.
Postgraduate studies in European law, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Lex Mundi Environmental Law Practice Group, Chair-Emeritus
IBA, Member of the Real Estate Section Advisory Board
Poznań Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
“A brief history of the digitalisation of corporate law” (co-author), 2022 Yearbook
“A new regime for corporate groups” (co-author), 2022 Yearbook
“The need for a holding law in Poland” (co-author), 2021 Yearbook
“Due diligence: A commodity or a high-end service?” (co-author), 2020 Yearbook
“How to distribute dividends while avoiding the pitfalls” (co-author), 2019 Yearbook
“Risks connected with the use of boilerplate contractual clauses” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook
“Who can act for a company?” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook
“Acquisition of an enterprise: The buyer’s liability for the seller’s obligations” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook
“Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017”, World Bank Group’s report (contributor)
The real estate M&A and private equity review, Law Business Research Ltd, 2016 (co-author of chapter on Polish real estate transactions)
“Business, law and sustainability” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook
“Green light for retroactive appointment of management board members?” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook
“How closely can shareholders interfere in company affairs?” (co-author), 2015 Yearbook
“The risk of buying brownfields” (co-author), 2015 Yearbook
“Assessment of real estate risks in cross-border M&A transactions” (co-author), 2014 Yearbook
“Global risks, local remedies: Cross-border M&A issues in the New Europe” (co-author), 2013 Yearbook
“When greenfields are battlefields” (co-author), 2013 Yearbook
“The role of Natura 2000 and other forms of conservation in M&A and real estate development” (co-author), 2013 Yearbook
“Don’t buy a pig in a poke—use due diligence,” 2012 Yearbook
“Managing environmental transaction risk” (co-author), 2012 Yearbook
IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022 – M&A, Real estate acquisitions
The Legal 500 EMEA (2019 – 2022), Commercial, corporate and M&A, Private Equity.
Chambers Europe (2014 – 2022), Corporate/M&A
Chambers Global (2014 – 2022), Corporate/M&A
IFLR1000 (2017 – 2022), M&A
Best Lawyers® 2014, Environmental