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Jakub Celiński

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Jakub Celinski, PhD, is the Head of Dentons Europe Equity Capital Markets practice. He focuses his practice on equity and debt instrument offerings, securitization transactions and public M&A deals. Jakub has vast experience in cross-border transactions, especially in the IPOs of foreign companies with listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and dual listing deals. He frequently represents Polish and multinational companies actively engaged in capital markets. He is proficient in the legal aspects of financial services regulatory issues, employee equity benefits plans and private banking.


Partner at Dentons since 2016. Previously Partner at Baker McKenzie (1996-2016).


Polish, English.


Admitted to the Polish bar since 2002.


University of Warsaw, Master of Laws. University of Warsaw, PhD.


Capital markets

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Jakub Celiński - Dentons

Within: Capital markets

The 'focused and pragmatic' team at Dentons is noted by one client for its 'exemplary understanding' of what banking clients look for in external counsel for capital market-related matters. The group is now co-led by Marcin Bartczak, who specialises in regulatory issues, and ECM specialist Jakub Celiński following the departure of Robert Dulewicz and Michał Śmiechowski  to Gide Loyrette Nouel in January 2019. It assists local and international issuers, as well as investment banks and other financial institutions, and regularly draws on the firm's international presence for cross-border matters. Celiński assisted Haifo with a tender offer in connection to the de-listing of AviaAM Leasing's shares from the WSE. Highlights for Bartczak included advising GPW Benchmark on the implementation of new WIBID and WIBOR reference rates fixing documentation in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Piotr Dulewicz leads the group at Dentons (noted for its 'impressive quality and commitment') and, alongside Paweł Grabowski, advised EDF Group on the €1bn of sale its assets in Poland to Polska Grupa Energetyczna. Capital markets lawyer Jakub Celiński handled Globalworth's €138m acquisition of a controlling stake in WSE-listed Griffin Premium Real Estate. Marcin Paliwoda and Michał Wasiak were promoted to counsel in March 2018.

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