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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

(SPOLKA PARTNERSKA) ODDZIAL W POLSCE, UL NOWOGRODZKA 50, 00-695 WARSAW, POLAND
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Work +48 22 529 2900
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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s practice is headed by Piotr Zawiślak, who advised Bank Zachodni WBK and Erste Group Bank on a €342m loan provided to Echo Investment to refinance two retail developments. Zawiślak also assisted UniCredit Bank with the PLN1bn securitisation of Polish receivables. In another highlight, Rafał Grochowski (who is ‘an eminent figure in the infrastructure financing sector’) advised DNB Bank Polska on the financing of the purchase and sale of shares in Sport Lesko.

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

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s group has ‘excellent knowledge of regulatory frameworks’. Beata Balas-Noszczyk led a team assisting Nordea with the PLN6.5bn disposal of its Polish open-ended pension fund to Aegon. Clients also include Alstom, TMF Group and Nationale-Nederlanden Group. Marek Wroniak heads the practice.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Highlights for Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP included defending a group of insurers against the regulator’s claims that they had violated consumers’ collective interests. Counsel Robert Gago has represented clients including Affinia, Airbus and Nationale-Nederlanden Life in merger control proceedings.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Marek Wroniak heads Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s group, which advised longstanding client PayPal on a number of matters, including an employment restructuring in Poland as well as employee benefits and social security matters. Senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is also recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is praised for its ‘legal knowledge and understanding of authorities’. Practice head Beata Balas-Noszczyk (who is ‘an undisputed leader’) and associate Maryla Surowiec are assisting Prudential Assurance with establishing its operations in Poland. They are also providing ongoing support to the same client on a variety of matters ranging from devising sale structures to day-to-day corporate issues. Clients also include Aviva, PKO Bank and Crédit Agricole.

Leading individuals

Beata Balas-Noszczyk - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, counsel Ewa Kacperek defended Cloe Investments in copyright infringement proceedings brought by an architect. Other clients include Infor Global Solutions and Pharmena.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, Andrzej Dębiec and counsel Adriana Bronikowska are assisting the City of Katowice with concluding a concession agreement for the management of the International Congress Centre and the Spodek Hall. Agnieszka Chylińska has a ‘deep knowledge of private partnership and concession law’.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is ‘one of the best shops in town for real estate advice’. Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on its €290m acquisition of Stary Browar and assisted Union Investment with the €291m acquisition of the Riviera shopping centre. Counsel Piotr Łaska joined K&L Gates LLP. Senior associate Agnieszka Badach-Sadlak left the firm.

Leading individuals

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team provides ongoing tax advice to Astaldi on its projects, including the construction of Warsaw’s second metro line. Andrzej Dębiec heads the team.

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Poland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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’.

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