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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

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

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Work +48 22 690 6110
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www.gtlaw.com/People/FogelmanLejb
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Lejb Fogelman focuses his practice on international business transactions in Poland, including private equity, privatization, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Areas of Concentration

  • Private equity
  • Corporation reorganizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Languages

  • English, Fluent
  • Russian, Fluent
  • French, Fluent

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1981
  • Fulbright IREX Scholar, Moscow University, 1977-1978
  • M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University, 1975
  • Certificate, University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1972
  • B.A., State University of New York, 1972
  • The University of Warsaw School of Law, 1967-1969


Poland

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Competition/antitrust

Within: Competition/antitrust

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.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

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.

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