Mirella Lechna is a legal adviser and partner and heads the Infrastructure, Transport, and Public Procurement practices.
She advises on infrastructure and transport projects, public-private partnership transactions, and environmental matters. She often participates in major infrastructure projects involving national or local authorities. She has prepared many legal analyses concerning the environmental impact of business activities as well as M&A.
She also provides legal assistance on regulatory issues affecting rail infrastructure construction, public procurement law, and environmental law in relation to the infrastructure development process.
She graduated in law from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (1998).
In 1996–1997 she studied civil law and intellectual property at Charles University in Prague under a scholarship from the Ministry of Education. In 2001, she earned a diploma in English and European Law Studies from the University of Cambridge.
In 2003, she took a postgraduate course on the Washington CITES Convention at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, and in 2004–2005 completed postgraduate environmental protection studies at the Department of Biology at the University of Warsaw.
In 2004, as part of the Crossroads for Ideas programme of the British Embassy, she was seconded to the environmental protection department at the London office of Linklaters. In 2003, she worked as a legal adviser at the Inspection and Rulings Department of the Central Environmental Protection Inspectorate in Warsaw.
Since 2009 she has been a member of the board of the Centrum PPP Foundation, whose aim is to promote public-private partnerships in Poland.
She is a member of the Poznań Chamber of Legal Advisers.
She has been associated with Wardyński & Partners since 1997 and has headed the firm’s Wrocław office since 2009.