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Piotr Szczecinski


Piotr advises clients on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate and commercial matters (including corporate reorganizations).

Piotr handles a broad range of legal matters related to the Technology and Defence & Security sectors. Piotr has advised clients on a number of Tech M&A deals, including transactions concerning acquisitions of software companies operating in Poland and the CEE region. He also advises on defence procurement projects under both public procurement law and internal regulations of the Polish MoD. Piotr has the unique experience of advising on the most prominent offset projects in Poland. He holds Polish security clearance authorizing him to access classified information up to the CONFIDENTIAL level.

Piotr’s portfolio of clients includes private equity funds, leading global software groups, global defence groups as well as market leaders operating in various sectors (such as technology, education, insurance and transport).


Representative matters

 International Schools Partnership, a leading organisation that develops educational units, on the acquisition of Akademeia Educational Group (AEG), the operator of an independent, academically selective school in Warsaw. AEG is considered to be Poland’s top private education group.

Sygnity S.A., a Polish listed company operating as a part of and Constellation Software, on the acquisition of Sagra Technology sp. z o.o., a leading Polish software company specializing in technological solutions such as Business Intelligence, Sales Force Automation, Mobile Business Solutions, and Data Discovery.

Bridgepoint, an international alternative asset fund management group, on the sale of Smyk Group, the leading retailer of children's apparel, toys and accessories with a network of over 150 stores and a growing e-commerce platform in Poland and the CEE region.

Abris Capital Partners, a private equity fund operating through its portfolio company, in relation to the acquisition of shares in a leading Polish recycling group.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Defence Procurement Process in Poland & Cooperation with Polish defence industry", 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO), September 2022
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments, Current Opportunities & Challenges Facing Defence Contractors in Poland", 28th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO), September 2020
  • Speaker, "Cooperation between British defence contractors and Polish partners", 27th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO), September 2019
  • Speaker, "Global corporate reorganizations of capital groups," University of Warsaw, December 2018


  • "30 Under 30" - a competition in Poland aimed at selecting young business leaders of tomorrow under the age of 30, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham), 2018



MA, Law, University of Warsaw, 2014

Certificate in English Law, Law, University of Warwick, 2014


Poland, Warsaw Bar Association 2019 (Advocate)


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.