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    • Michał Barłowski - Wardynski & Partners
    • Lech Giliciński - K&L Gates LLP
    • Bartosz Krużewski - Clifford Chance
    • Anna Pukszto - Dentons

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Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.’s Tomasz Kawczyński led a team advising a syndicate of banks on the debt restructuring of Empik Media & Fashion. The team assisted a group of creditors, including Bank Millennium and CaixaBank, with the PLN2bn debt restructuring of Celsa Huta Ostrowiec and its subsidiaries. Counsel Bartosz Merczyński has notable contentious expertise. Arkadiusz Pędzich is also recommended.

Clifford Chance’s team regularly acts for stakeholders in restructuring proceedings. Highlights included acting for several banks and bondholders on the PLN2bn debt restructuring of Polimex-Mostostal. The team also advised ING Bank Śląski and Bank Millennium on the PLN100m restructuring of Ferrum. Bartosz Krużewski and Andrzej Stosio are the practice co-heads.

Dentons’ team advised creditors and debtors on a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Practice head Anna Pukszto is representing Nordea in bankruptcy proceedings arising from Strateg Capital’s insolvency.

K&L Gates LLP’s team is acting for the administrator of Alpine Bau in bankruptcy litigation and secondary bankruptcy proceedings arising from the construction of the National Stadium and A1 Highway. Other clients include Siac Construction, PZU Group and St Vincent Capital. Adrian Jonca and practice head Lech Giliciński are recommended.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP advised PBG on restructuring a PLN3bn pre-bankruptcy debt and restructuring its capital group. Millennium Bank and Mennica-Metale Szlachetne are also clients. Artur Zawadowski, Paweł Zdort and Paweł Rymarz are the key contacts.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s practice head Andrzej Wysokiński assisted Tele-Fonika Kable with its financial restructuring and debt refinancing. Bank Pekao is also a client. Managing partner Jarosław Grzesiak is also noted.

At Linklaters, practice head Jarosław Miller is assisting mBank and mFaktoring with Ferrum’s indebtness and is advising Celsa Huta Ostrowiec on its bank debt restructuring.

Highlights for Wardynski & Partners included advising Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu as lead investor and creditor on Polimex-Mostostal’s PLN2bn debt restructuring. Konrad Grotowski is the key contact.

DLA Piper Wiater sp.k. acts for state-owned agencies and corporate clients. Krzysztof Wiater is the key name.

Bartosz Marcinkowski and Marek Swiatkowski lead Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s practice. Highlights included advising NordGlass on group restructuring and assisting Gdynia Municipality with the insolvency proceedings of Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport.

FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s team acted for mBank, as a creditor, in several restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings against debtors including Call Center Poland and Paech. Leszek Rydzewski and Marek Furtek jointly head the practice.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s practice head Piotr Sadownik is advising GDDKiA on issues arising from MSF Engenharia’s bankruptcy. Other clients include Agro East Europe, Deutsche Bank and PGNiG.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s Jakub Jędrzejak advised Air Products on a restructuring involving a parallel merger of two of its subsidiaries. Andrzej Wierciński is the practice head.

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