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Clifford Chance’s group advises major financial institutions on the formation and operation of regulated funds as well as assisting funds, investors and asset managers with matters ranging from licensing to compliance reviews. Counsel Marcin Bejm is assisting Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, acting through a subsidiary, with launching an inter-governmental fund. The team is advising Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on financing a major gas exploitation project. Marcin Bejm, previously a counsel with the firm, joined CMS as a partner in March 2018.

Marcin Bartczak leads Dentons’ department, which handles corporate, commercial and regulatory matters for national and international clients. Counsel Inga Dulska was part of a team advising a global investment management corporation on restructuring its Polish business prior to the client’s market exit.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘reliable’ team houses ‘experienced lawyers who swiftly deal with atypical matters and tailor the advice to the individual needs of the most demanding clients’. Paweł Rymarz advised BPH TFI on the sale to Octava of two real estate portfolios owned by funds managed by the client. Artur Zawadowski left the firm.

CMS’ group handles a diverse range of matters, including creating and structuring funds and conducting regulatory reviews, for various sector participants. It advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on its acquisition of ARP Venture from Agencja Rozwoju Przemyslu and managed a joint venture with OT Logistics for TFI BGK. Jakub Marcinkowski and corporate partner Marek Sawicki are key contacts. Michał Pawłowski left to join K&L Gates LLP. Marcin Bejm joined the firm in March 2018 from Clifford Chance.

At Crido Legal, counsel Mateusz Baran has been providing ongoing corporate and management advice to Klépierre. The team counts investment funds and fund managers among its clients. Highlights included assisting Kruk with an acquisition in the secondary market of receivables trading.

Highlights at Linklaters included advising Echo Investment on its sale of West Link to Griffin Premium. Practice head Tomasz Zorawski and managing associate Szymon Renkiewicz are recommended, as is the English-qualified Daniel Cousens.

Wardynski & Partners’ Danuta Pajewska advised Magellan on the acquisition of investment certificates in a closed-end investment fund engaged in the securitisation of receivables. The group also assisted an investor with its investment in a closed-ended investment fund.

SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy houses ‘capable lawyers with stand-out knowledge’. Wojciech Szczepaniak leads the practice.

Sadkowski I Wspólnicy’s team of ‘competent problem-solvers’ includes the ‘business-minded’ Rafał Wojciechowski. The group recently handled the establishment of an investment fund.

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