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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING, UL. KSIAZECA 4, 00-498 WARSAW, POLAND
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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team handles acquisition finance, high-yield offerings, bridge and mezzanine finance, but it really comes into its own on real estate financing matters, drawing on the firm's wider expertise. On the banking M&A front,¬†Lejb Fogelman¬†and¬†ŇĀukasz Pawlak¬†advised BNP Paribas Group on the¬†‚ā¨750m acquisition of Raiffeisen Bank International's core banking business in Poland. Aleksander Janiszewski¬†and Agnieszka Stankiewicz¬†advised Newbridge Poland on a senior loan provided by¬†Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and a mezzanine loan from Teref EF III for its acquisition of various Polish malls from Aerium Fund. The team is led by¬†Andrzej WysokiŇĄski.

Next Generation Partners

Aleksander Janiszewski - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Capital markets are a focus of¬†Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s Warsaw office, which advises clients on DCM and ECM matters across sectors including banking, energy, real estate and TMT. The department is led by managing partner¬†JarosŇāaw Grzesiak¬†and also houses European capital markets regulatory expert¬†Federico Salinas, allowing the firm to co-ordinate a full service from Warsaw. In 2017,¬†PaweŇā Pietkiewicz¬†and¬†Aleksander Janiszewski¬†were promoted to partner.¬†RafaŇā SieŇĄski¬†and¬†Agnieszka Stankiewicz¬†advised Goldman Sachs International on the PLN1.1bn public tender offer for 100% shares in Polish-listed Robyg.¬†Andrzej WysokiŇĄski¬†assisted TMF Poland, as the Polish security agent, with the New York law-governed issuance of senior notes by Valeant.¬†Ireneusz MatusielaŇĄski¬†is another key name.

Leading individuals

Ireneusz MatusielaŇĄski - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

JarosŇāaw Grzesiak - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.¬†handles transactions across a wide range of sectors in the Polish market, with a particular emphasis on the real estate and construction industry. Alongside financial institution expert ŇĀukasz Pawlak, practice head¬†Lejb Fogelman¬†advised BNP Paribas Group on structuring and negotiating its¬†‚ā¨750m acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska. Managing partner¬†JarosŇāaw Grzesiak¬†and¬†Agnieszka Stankiewicz¬†advised Goldman Sachs International, through its affiliate Bricks Acquisition, on its¬†‚ā¨250m acquisition of Robyg.¬†RafaŇā Baranowski¬†is recommended for his energy sector expertise.¬†MichaŇā BobrzyŇĄski¬†joined the team from¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†in July 2018.

Leading individuals

JarosŇāaw Grzesiak - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team is noted as 'professional and reliable' and particularly stands out for its 'international experience'. Department head¬†Robert Gago, who clients rate for his 'deep insight, confidence and empathy', was promoted to partner in January 2018 and specialises in representing clients in administrative antitrust proceedings before competition enforcement authorities. Alongside¬†Lejb Fogelman,¬†ŇĀukasz Pawlak¬†and London's¬†Stephen Horvath, Gago advised BNP Paribas Group on competition and antitrust matters regarding the structuring of its acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska.¬†Ewa Tabor-Maciejewska¬†and¬†RadosŇāaw Pawluk¬†are other key contacts.

Leading individuals

Robert Gago - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s¬†PaweŇā Pietkiewicz¬†leads the litigation and arbitration team, which works closely with the office's other departments on a variety of litigation and arbitration matters. The group has particular expertise in proceedings initiated by the Polish financial regulator.¬†Pietkiewicz is representing mBank in a consumer class action, consisting of 1,300 claimants, arising out of foreign currency denominated mortgages; having overturned the second instance decision before the Supreme Court, the case is now at the¬†Court of Appeal in ŇĀ√≥dŇļ.¬†Andrzej WysokiŇĄski¬†is representing PZU against a claim brought by minority shareholder Manchester Securities, seeking compensation for the alleged non-payment of dividends in 2007.¬†PaweŇā Tatarczak¬†is recommended for his expertise in commercial arbitration, while Robert Lis¬†focuses on contentious corporate and IP matters.¬†MichaŇā BobrzyŇĄski¬†joined the team from¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†in July 2018.

Leading individuals

PaweŇā Pietkiewicz - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team has 'unique holistic know-how' in relation to senior management matters and transactional employment advice. Department head¬†Anna HaŇāas-Krawczyk¬†is separately advising Alior Bank and BGŇĽ BNP Paribas¬†on the practical application of different incentive schemes.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Project finance expert¬†Andrzej WysokiŇĄski¬†leads the energy and natural resources department at¬†Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which handles a variety of corporate and M&A mandates for energy-sector clients.¬†Marek Kozaczuk¬†is advising¬†PGE Energa Odnawialna on tax issues in relation to its wind farm real estate and investment in assets in the Baltic.¬†JarosŇāaw Grzesiak¬†and¬†RafaŇā Baranowski¬†are also recommended.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s six-partner team draws on the firm's wider expertise in tax, M&A, real estate, banking and finance and capital markets to offer private equity clients a full service. Highly experienced transactional lawyers¬†Lejb Fogelman¬†and¬†JarosŇāaw Grzesiak¬†jointly lead the department.¬†Agnieszka Stankiewicz¬†advised LCN Capital Partners on the financing of its acquisition of a complex of office buildings in¬†ŇĀ√≥dŇļ from Ghelamco Group.¬†RafaŇā Baranowski¬†assisted Abris Capital Partners with its acquisition of Velvet Care.

Leading individuals

JarosŇāaw Grzesiak - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. has 'a very dedicated team' with 'exceptional real estate sector knowledge'. In September 2017, the department witnessed a team exchange with Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP; losing Marek Grodek but gaining, among others, the exceptionally experienced Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, who is now group leader, and real estate transaction expert Agata Jurek-Zbrojska. In one highlight, Agnieszka Stankiewicz advised Invesco Real Estate on the sale of a logistics centre to Vestas Investment Management.

Leading individuals

Agnieszka Stankiewicz - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Andrzej WysokiŇĄski¬†leads the department at¬†Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which is composed of lawyers specialising in litigation, banking and finance, M&A and corporate law. In one matter of note,¬†Aleksander Janiszewski¬†and managing partner¬†JarosŇāaw Grzesiak¬†advised¬†Cyfrowy Polsat Group on a¬†‚ā¨2.9bn debt restructuring and amendments to its loan agreements with Polish and foreign financial institutions.

Leading individuals

Aleksander Janiszewski - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team is led by 'business-oriented'¬†MichaŇā Fereniec, who advised¬†BGŇĽ BNPP on a transition services agreement with Raiffeisen Bank International concerning post-de-merger services, including IT migration.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

The group at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. work's closely with the firm's capital markets, real estate and M&A departments to provide clients with tax advice on the spectrum of transactions. It is also instructed on a number of contentious issues. Highlights for team leader Marek Kozaczuk included advising PGE Energa Odnawialna on the taxation of wind farm real estate and an investment in Baltic offshore wind farms within Poland's borders. Vastly experienced Tomasz Kacymirow is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marek Kozaczuk - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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