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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 group not only provides ‘the highest level of knowledge and accuracy of advice’, but is also ‘adaptable to business needs’ in transactions ranging from mezzanine financing to financial restructuring. Practice head Andrzej Wysokiński and Aleksander Janiszewski advised Roust and its affiliates on a $385m cross-border financial restructuring and refinancing. The group acted for Innova Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Profim; Jarosław Grzesiak managed the transaction, while Wysokiński and Janiszewski handled debt financing matters. Agnieszka Stankiewicz specialises in real estate project financing.

Next generation lawyers

Aleksander Janiszewski - 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.’s ‘hardworking, diligent’ team ‘gets the job done accurately yet in a timely fashion’. Lejb Fogelman is ‘a great strategist whose decades of experience help build winning strategies’. Fogelman, Jarosław Grzesiak and the ‘highly diligent’ Rafał Baranowski assisted CVC Capital Partners with its acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. Daniel Kaczorowski assisted Erbud with the PLN45m disposal of its stake in Budlex.

Leading individuals

Jarosław Grzesiak - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

The ‘smart, business-minded’ Robert Gago is the new head of Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s team, following his arrival from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP. Gago and associates Radosław Pawluk and Ewa Tabor-Maciejewska provide ongoing competition law advice to PKN Orlen. Antoni Bolecki joined Hansberry Tomkiel.

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 group attracts praise for its ‘response times, business acumen and industry knowledge’. Paweł Pietkiewicz and Andrzej Wysokiński represented a leading financial institution in international arbitration proceedings pertaining to a cross-border corporate transaction in the banking sector. The team acts for the National Museum in Warsaw in several high-profile litigation proceedings. Robert Lis is ‘a valuable partner and problem-solver’.

Leading individuals

Paweł 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 ‘best-in-class’ team provides ‘down-to-earth and business-driven’ advice. Of counsel Anna Hałas-Krawczyk ‘effectively masters strategic long-term goals’. Alior Bank is a client.

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

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s practice head Andrzej Wysokiński advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on the transfer of a 30% stake in the special purpose company responsible for the construction and operation of the first Polish nuclear power plant. Oil and gas expert Rafał Baranowski is also noted.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Lejb Fogelman and Jarosław Grzesiak are the key contacts at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which acts for clients including Amstar, Bridgepoint and Montagu Private Equity. Highlights included assisting CVC Capital Partners with its acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners, advising a fund managed by TFI Trigon on its acquisition of shares in Seed Labs, and acting for Innova Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Profim.

Leading individuals

Jarosław 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.’s group combines ‘deep legal and market knowledge with a business-minded approach’. The team assisted Rockcastle Global Real Estate with its €361m acquisition of Bonarka City Center from TriGranit. The ‘very experienced, client-oriented’ Radomił Charzyński and ‘supreme drafterAgnieszka Stankiewicz, who has ‘outstanding stamina in negotiations’, jointly lead the practice. Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch joined from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP. Marek Grodek and Bartosz Clemenz joined Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP in May 2018.

Leading individuals

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.

Borrowers and lenders instruct Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s group on in- and out-of-court restructuring and bankruptcy-related matters. Practice head Andrzej Wysokiński and Aleksander Janiszewski advised Roust and its Polish subsidiaries on US Chapter 11 proceedings. The group also assisted Bank Pekao with matters pertaining to the bankruptcy of Strateg.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s team combines ‘top-level industry knowledge, excellent response times and sound advice’. Practice head Michal Fereniec ‘excels in communication and strategy in relation to actual business being done’. Senior associate Piotr Smolarczyk is also recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s offering includes advising on the tax aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings as well as developing international tax strategies. Practice head Marek Kozaczuk assisted Alior Bank with tax issues pertaining to its PLN1.5bn acquisition of Bank BPH’s core business from GE Capital’s affiliates. ING Bank Slaski and PGE Energia Odnawialna are clients. Tomasz Kacymirow is also noted.

Leading individuals

Marek Kozaczuk - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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Poland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s group includes Ireneusz Matusielański, who advised Bank Pocztowy on its PLN1bn public bond issuance programme; Rafał Sieński was also part of the team. Andrzej Wysokiński assisted TMF Poland as security agent with a combined $3.3bn senior secured notes issuance governed by New York law.

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Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s team handles every phase of complex initial and secondary public offerings for banks and issuers in sectors such as real estate and energy. Practice head Jarosław Grzesiak and Paweł Piotrowski advised GetBack on its PLN740m IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Grzesiak, Ireneusz Matusielański and Karolina Dunin-Wilczyńska assisted Gremi Media with a private share offering. Rafał Sieński is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Ireneusz Matusielański - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Jarosław Grzesiak - Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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