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    • Piotr Lesiński - Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.
    • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz - Clifford Chance

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At Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k., practice head Piotr Lesiński and senior associate Łukasz Walczyna assisted PKO Bank Hipoteczny with its covered bond programme; they also advised PZU Finance on the Polish and English law aspects of a €350m notes issuance. Other mandates included providing cross-border advice to the Polish Ministry of Finance.

Highlights for Clifford Chance’s team included advising mBank as the arranger on Griffin Real Estate’s secured bond issuance and assisting the arrangers and guarantors with Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa’s PLN1.3bn bond programme. Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz, Andrzej Stosio and counsel Grzegorz Abram are recommended.

Robert Dulewicz and Marcin Bartczak are key contacts at Dentons. The group advised Tauron Polska Energia on a €1.4bn bond issuance and advised Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia on Kompania Węglowa’s €440m bond programme. It also handles regulatory matters for the Bank of China. mBank and Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas are also clients.

Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa’s group is advising a consortium of banks on Ghelamco’s public bond issuances. In another highlight, practice head Konrad Konarski and senior associate Michał Głowacki assisted Benefit Systems, Bank Pekao and Trigon Dom Maklerski with a PLN120m non-public bond programme. New clients include Black Red White and Polenergia.

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, Piotr Zawiślak led a team advising leasing companies belonging to the Getin Group on the PLN1.9bn securitisation of a lease receivables portfolio. Other highlights included assisting Bank Polska Kasa Opieki and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego with Koleje Śląskie’s PLN279.5m secured bond programme. Other key figures include senior associate Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert, who is ‘a skilled negotiator and trusted adviser’, and Rafał Grochowski, who ‘always finds optimal solutions’.

Anna Frankowska heads the practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Associate Marcin Iwaniszyn led a team advising a group of companies including Energa and Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on Polska Grupa Górnicza’s PLN1.5bn bond issuance. Marcin Chyliński is also recommended.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s Andrzej Sutkowski led a team assisting Ghelamco Invest with establishing a PLN350m bond programme aimed at individual investors. Other mandates included advising a consortium of banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on PZU Finance’s €350m registered bond issuance. Marcin Studniarek heads the practice.

Highlights for Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. included assisting Alior Bank with the establishment of a PLN800m public bond programme and advising Bank Pocztowy on the first issue of bonds as part of the bank’s PLN1bn programme. Managing partner Jarosław Grzesiak, Andrzej Wysokiński and Ireneusz Matusielański are key contacts.

At Norton Rose Fulbright, practice head Grzegorz Dyczkowski advised Société Générale on PKP Intercity’s PLN200m secured bond issuance. Other clients include Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, JPMorgan Securities and Deutsche Bank.


Equity

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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s team advised Alior Bank on its PLN2.2bn public offering. In another highlight, Jarosław Grzesiak and Rafał Sieński assisted Pfleiderer Group with its public offering of new shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and on private placements to institutional investors abroad. Ireneusz Matusielański and Karolina Dunin-Wilczyńska are also recommended.

At Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, practice head Anna Frankowska is assisting JPMorgan, mBank and Pekao Investment Banking with with HTL-Strefa’s proposed IPO and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Marcin Chyliński is advising Bank Pocztowy on its planned IPO. Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego and Globe Trade Centre are also clients. Rafał Zwierz is another name to note.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team advised Ciech with a dual listing on the Warsaw and Frankfurt stock exchanges. Marcin Studniarek is the key contact.

At Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa, Konrad Konarski assisted City Service with its admission on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Kofola, Uniwheels, Vaporjet and Ultro are new client wins.

CMS' team advised X-Trade Brokers on a cross-border IPO and introduction of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Other highlights included acting for Ipopema Securities on Enter Air’s PLN60m IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Of counsel Rafał Woźniak is also recommended. Michał Pawłowski joined K&L Gates LLP in 2017.

Clifford Chance’s team advised a consortium of banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan on Alior Bank’s PL2.2bn public offering. Other clients include Axel Springer and Abris Capital Partners. Nick Fletcher and counsel Jarosław Lorenc are recommended.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.’s team advised the joint bookrunners on Globe Trade Centre’s PLN595m rights issue. Piotr Lesiński and Jarosław Iwanicki are the key contacts. Jacek Michalski retired.

Linklaters’ ‘adaptable’ team has ‘strong negotiation skills’ and ‘effectively deals with authorities’. Highlights included assisting Prairie Mining Limited on its dual listing on the London and Warsaw stock exchanges. Pimco, UniCredit, BPH TFI, Synthos and Credit Suisse are also clients. Tomasz Zorawski is a key contact.

Prof. Marek Wierzbowski and Partners Advocates and Legal Counsellors assisted 11 Bit Studios with its planned IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Marek Wierzbowski is the practice head.

Mrowiec Fialek i Wspólnicy’s practice is led by Zbigniew Mrowiec. Clients include Dafter Enterprise, Rubin Energy and GNS.

SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy’s team advised Krynica Vitamin on its IPO. PlayWay is also a client. Szymon Okoń and Wojciech Szczepaniak are the key contacts.


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