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Gide Loyrette Nouel

METROPOLITAN, PL. PILSUDSKIEGO 1, 00-078 WARSAW, POLAND
Tel:
Work +48 22 344 00 00
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Fax +48 22 344 00 01
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www.gide.com

Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s group advises borrowers as well as lenders on a range of financing and refinancing transactions. Practice head Paweł Grześkowiak advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the PLN3.2bn financing of its acquisition of a 33% stake in Bank Pekao from UniCredit, and assisted Unibail-Rodamco with the €200m refinancing of Arkadia shopping centre. The team also assisted mBank with its PLN139m investment loan to Konsalnet. Associate Marta Karmińska is noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s team provides ‘an outstanding level of service’, and includes ‘extremely competent, solution-oriented problem-solvers’ such as practice head Dariusz Tokarczuk and senior associate Edyta Zalewska. The group advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju, which acted alongside PZU, on the €2.7bn acquisition of a 33% stake in Bank Pekao from UniCredit. Mateusz Chmielewski moved to an in-house position in November 2017.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘commercial’ team is ‘always available to assist’. Dariusz Tokarczuk and associate Szymon Chwaliński, who provides ‘consistently high-quality service’, are advising Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the competition aspects of its acquisition of a 33% stake in Bank Pekao from UniCredit.

Next generation lawyers

Szymon Chwaliński - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘proactive and business-oriented’ group acts for several Polish state-owned companies as well as foreign investors and Polish subsidiaries of French corporations. Piotr Sadownik and associate Krzysztof Ciepliński are noted.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘proactive and solution-oriented’ team is handling litigation pertaining to the regulation of night-time drivers for several logistics companies. Paweł Grześkowiak leads the group; associate Joanna Jasiewicz is ‘very engaged, competent, professional and proactive’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Piotr Sadownik is part of a team advising PGNiG on several matters, including the gas storage facilities project in Wierzchowice. Counsel Konrad Kosicki, who ‘takes personal care of crucial cases’, is assisting Enea Trading with drafting and negotiating electricity sale agreements.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Piotr Sadownik is acting for L’Oréal’s Polish distributor against claims of copyright infringement in one of the brand’s advertising campaigns. Krzysztof Ciepliński is also recommended.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s group is led by ‘procedural expertPiotr Sadownik, who is ‘able to pull in resources as and when the need arises’. GDDKiA and PGNiG are clients. Managing associate Grzegorz Banasiuk is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Piotr Sadownik - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘truly business-oriented and client-focused’ team ‘gains its opponents’ trust and induces confidence in negotiations’. ‘Scrupulous and responsive’ counsel Błażej Czwarnok is recommended alongside associates Rafał Osetek, who is ‘a fine transactional lawyer’, and Tomasz Roszczyc, who delivers ‘high-quality advice even under pressure’. ‘Open-minded, client-focused’ practice head Marcin Muszel has ‘brilliant ideas and outstanding sector knowledge’.

Next generation lawyers

Tomasz Roszczyc - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Piotr Sadownik assists Agro East Europe with its pending bankruptcy proceedings. The group is also advising GDDKiA on the potential adverse impact of MSF Engenharia’s bankruptcy application.

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TMT
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s associates Maciej Grela and Ewa Zbikowska advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the tax aspects of its PLN10.6bn acquisition of a controlling stake in Bank Polska Kasa Opieki. Lactalis Group and Yareal are also clients.

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