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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

WARSAW FINANCIAL CENTER, UL. EMILII PLATER 53, 20TH FLOOR, 00-113 WARSAW, POLAND
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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team of ‘outstanding performers’ includes ‘masterly, tactful and extraordinarily dependable’ Marcin Iwaniszyn, who ‘delivers superior results’ and made partner in January 2018. Counsel Zofia Frydrychowicz led a team advising Cognor Holding as borrower on €60m-worth of facilities provided by mBank and Bank Pekao. Artur Zawadowski joined Leśnodorski, Ślusarek & Partners.

Next generation lawyers

Marcin Iwaniszyn - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s department specialises in public M&A, private equity deals and corporate transactions for financial institutions. Paweł Rymarz, who has ‘a high level of commitment and great in-depth knowledge’, and Paweł Zdort advised UniCredit on the disposal of a 33% stake in Bank Pekao to PZU and Polski Fundusz Rozwoju. Other work included assisting Lone Star Fund with its PLN9.2bn acquisition of Xella Group from PAI Partners. Łukasz Gasiński, Marcin Chyliński and Piotr Tomaszewski are also recommended. Rafał Zwierz joined CMS in February 2018.

Leading individuals

Paweł Rymarz - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Paweł Zdort - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Competition issues arising in large-scale corporate transactions are an area of focus for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s group. Iwona Her advised PKO Bank Polski on the competition aspects of PKO Leasing’s takeover of Raiffeisen-Leasing.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Clients of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team span several sectors, from transport and infrastructure to real estate, banking, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Team leader Andrzej Miklas is representing PKP in its PLN220m dispute with Budimex, arising from an alleged breach of a share purchase agreement.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘responsive and professional’ team houses some of ‘the most knowledgeable lawyers with high business acumen’. ‘Brilliant’ practice head Marek Durski and associate Łukasz Szatkowski, who has ‘a knack for spotting unconventional ideas’, advised a consortium that included PGE on its acquisition of assets from Katowicki Holding Węglowy.

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Łukasz Szatkowski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Corporate transactions in the insurance sector are a specialism of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s group. Lukasz Gasinski was part of a team advising PZU on the PLN1.6bn acquisition of a 25% stake in Alior Bank.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team handles matters ranging from investment transactions and exits to project financing. Clients include Advent International, Griffin Premium and Mid Europa Partners. Paweł Zdort advised Cornerstone Partners and Oaktree Capital on their acquisition of shares in IT Kontrakt. The team also assisted Lone Star Funds with its PLN9.2bn acquisition of Xella Group. Practice head Piotr Tomaszewski and Filip Uziębło are also noted.

Leading individuals

Paweł Zdort - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Piotr Tomaszewski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Next generation lawyers

Filip Uziębło - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Cross-border restructuring proceedings form a substantial proportion of instructions for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s group, which also assists capital groups and bond issuers with private debt instruments and acts for debtors on large-scale restructurings. Paweł Zdort is advising Polimex-Mostostal on its PLN2.5bn reorganisation and the financial restructuring of its capital group. Counsel Magdalena Pyzik leads the team; Paweł Rymarz is also recommended. Artur Zawadowski left the firm.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Robert Krasnodebski heads Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s tax department. The group advises clients on the tax aspects of corporate transactions as well as representing companies before tax authorities.

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Poland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s enviable client base includes Polska Grupa Gornicza and Ronson Europe. Practice head Anna Frankowska and Marcin Iwaniszyn assisted Getback with a PLN300m bond issuance and a subsequent public offering of PLN219m-worth of bonds under the programme arranged by Haitong Bank. Meanwhile, Marcin Chyliński advised Echo Investment on a PLN300m public bond issuance.

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Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Marcin Chyliński advised the global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the €1bn IPO of Play Communications. The group also assisted Dino Polska and Polish Sigma Group with the former’s PLN1.7bn IPO and admission to trading of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Practice head Anna Frankowska and Łukasz Gasiński are also recommended. Rafał Zwierz joined CMS in February 2018.

Leading individuals

Marcin Chyliński - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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