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White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

The ‘great attitude, know-how and experience’ of White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s ‘flexible and open-minded’ team attracts instructions from major creditors and corporate borrowers, particularly in cross-border transactions. Tomasz Ostrowski, who has ‘strong market expertise’, assisted a consortium of banks including Bank Zachodni WBK and ING Bank Śląski as arrangers with the accession of Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas and HSBC Bank Polska to the PLN1.4bn-worth of credit facilities provided to Prime Car Management. Nicholas Coddington is also recommended.

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

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team counts major energy and natural resources as well as private equity players among its clients, and handles complex cross-border M&A. Practice head Marcin Studniarek and Aneta Hajska, with support from Bartosz Smardzewski, advised Mid Europa Partners on its sale of Zabka Polska; with support from Jakub Gubański, the duo assisted Polska Grupa Energetyczna with its PLN4.2bn acquisition of a stake in EDF Polska from EDF. Piotr Szelenbaum joined SPCG sp.k..

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s group handled merger control issues pertaining to PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna’s PLN4.5bn acquisition of EDF Group’s Polish assets. Practice head Jakub Gubański assisted Wilmar Group with its joint venture with Raizen Energia and associated competition matters.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team handles large-scale infrastructure litigation and arbitration as well as assisting clients with project financing and public procurement matters. Paweł Samborski handled a delay claim for PKP PLK, pertaining to the reconstruction of Siedlce-Terespol railway line. Michał Subocz, Michał Matera and Michał Zieniewski are also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s group specialises in high-stakes infrastructure disputes. Practice head Michał Subocz, Piotr Bytnerowicz and Paweł Samborski are recommended.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

Tomasz Chmal and Michał Zieniewski jointly lead White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team, and advise on conventional and renewable energy projects, frequently involving cross-border aspects. The group is advising PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on its PLN4.5bn acquisition of EDF’s Polish assets.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team guides clients through large-scale infrastructure and energy PPP projects. Michał Zieniewski advised Kompania Węglowa and Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa on public procurement aspects of the group’s restructuring. Maciej Zalewski is also recommended.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s ‘partner-driven’ group handles real estate finance transactions and counts several major property funds among its clients. The ‘hardworking, concise and productive’ Michał Matera, who provides ‘down-to-earth advice and comfort in complex transactions’, leads the practice jointly with Maciej Zalewski.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team counts Riverside, Hortex and Advent International among its clients. Grzegorz Jukiel is a key contact.

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Poland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team handles complex public offerings, including high-yield programmes. Andrzej Sutkowski advised the Polish Ministry of Finance on its €750m issuance of sovereign green bonds, while Marcin Studniarek assisted Commerzbank as lead arranger and dealer as well as other banks as dealers with the establishment of a €3bn mortgage bond issuance programme for mBank Hipoteczny. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, ING Securities and Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa are clients. Counsel Bartosz Smardzewski is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Marcin Studniarek - White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

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Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. handled the largest IPO in Poland in 2017: the team, which included Marcin Studniarek, advised Play Communications on its €1bn listing. The practice also acted for the global coordinators and bookbuilders on the PLN1.7bn IPO and admission to trading of shares of Dino Polska on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Counsel Bartosz Smardzewski is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marcin Studniarek - White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

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