Firm Profile > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Warsaw, Poland

Gide Loyrette Nouel
METROPOLITAN
PL. PILSUDSKIEGO 1
00-078 WARSAW
Poland

Capital markets Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel's capital markets team, which focuses on DCM, was established following the arrival of Robert Dulewicz  and a number of more junior lawyers from Dentons in January 2019. The group, often working alongside the firm's Paris, London and New York offices, is particularly noted for bond issuances and advises a wide variety of public and private corporate issuers. Dulewicz is supported by counsel Michał Śmiechowski, whose experience spans structuring and restructuring financing transactions, including in the public sector at both central and local government levels.

Practice head(s):

Robert Dulewicz

Testimonials

Perfect availability, significant sector knowledge, operational excellence.

I believe there are only few legal teams in Poland which truly specialize in bond issuances and this team is definitely one on them.

Robert Dulewicz is well-known for his great experience, responsiveness and direct contact with the clients. Working with him is a pleasure.

Key clients

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.

Protos Next

Haitong Bank

European Investment Bank

Bank Pekao

mBank

Tauron Polska Energia

PKN Orlen

Public procurement Tier 2

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, public procurement work is focused on energy and infrastructure projects, and the team is often instructed on matters related to motorways, pipelines, railways and transport terminals. It also advises clients on defence sector procurement issues. The group is led by Piotr Sadownik.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Real estate Tier 2

As a key practice for Gide Loyrette Nouel in Poland, the real estate team has expertise throughout the life cycle of real estate transactions. In particular, the group handles asset and share deals, joint ventures, zoning and construction issues, as well as financing and commercialisation work including leasing mandates and advice to tenants. Outside of the transactional arena, the group assists with asset management issues. Marcin Muszel is the practice head, while associate Tomasz Roszczyc stands out for transaction structurings, lease agreements, and administrative and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Muszel

Testimonials

Very good contact with partner and associate, high availability, responsiveness and readiness to work, good process management.

Friendly approach to cooperation.

Key clients

AEW

Apsys

Archicom

Auchan Group

Bank Millennium

Bank Pekao

B&B Hotels

BNP Paribas

Bouygues Immobilier

BPI Real Estate Poland

Chep

Compin

Dassault Systemes

Echo Investment

Eiffage

Essilor Optical Laboratory Poland

Griffin Real estate

Hines

Immobel

InSite Real estate

Intermarché

Leonardo Poland

L’Oreal Polska

Louis Vuitton

Mayland Real estate

Mindspace

mLeasing

mBank

Nexity

Okam

Orpéa Polska

Pernord Ricard

Penta Real estate

P3

Redifine

SGI

Skanska Property Poland

Skanska Residential Development Poland

Triuva

Yareal

YIT Development

Banking and finance Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's main focus is transactional work for a range of banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, financial institutions and private equity funds with operations in Poland. Regulatory work is also a feature of the practice, and the group is often called upon to advise on day-to-day issues. The team is led by Paweł Grześkowiak, whose expertise in banking and finance is supported by experience in private equity and M&A transactions. Associate Mateusz Gronau is another name to note; he has experience of a ranged of secured and structured finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Grześkowiak

Testimonials

Very good banking & finance team that focuses on understanding of our business and needs.

Mateusz Gronau combines expert knowledge in the field of financing transactions with quick reactions and ability to find common ground between parties in tense situations.

We really enjoy working with them on real estate & financing projects.

Its key strengths are: commitments to deliver the best legal and transactional solutions, professional advice provided in a timely manner, focus on clients’ needs and objectives.

Key clients

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Credit Agricole Bank Polska

mBank

PKO BP

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki

KGHM Polska Miedź

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Atlantex

Chassis Brakes International

Orpea Polska

Pekao Leasing

Santander Bank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, lawyers advise buyers and sellers at every stage of M&A transactions, including pre- and post-merger structuring advice. The group is able to provide a full service to clients, drawing on firm-wide expertise in private equity, finance, regulation and tax, Corporate consulting services offered include corporate transformations of capital groups, capital operations, joint venture projects and the establishment of companies. Dariusz Tokarczuk leads the department, ad regularly advises Polish and foreign investors with operations in Poland.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Key clients

Enterprise Investors

Investindustrial

Resource Partners

YIT Development

Orpea Polska

Protos Venture Capital

Nowy Styl Group

Stinhoff

Seris

Vinci Energies

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's department handles EU and Polish competition and consumer protection law issues, as well as advising on commercial agreements, particularly related to distribution systems. The team is led by Dariusz Tokarczuk and includes Szymon Chwaliński, who is able to draw on his previous experience at the Polish Competition Authority.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Key clients

Atlantex

Auchan

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Bonduelle

BPI

Enterprise Investors

ETI

KGHM Polska Miedź

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's team handles domestic and international litigation (including before the Polish Supreme Court) and arbitration, as well as administrative proceedings. It is instructed across areas including commercial law, real estate, intellectual and industrial property and unfair competition. It also has experience of white-collar criminal defence and representing employers in employment litigation. Advocate Piotr Sadownik leads the department and has substantial experience in cross-border litigation for Polish companies and international investors concerning infrastructure and energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Testimonials

Gide is always professional and has excellent specialists.

Strong team, good understanding of business needs.

The Warsaw litigation team is formed by high qualified professionals with strong international approach, high value skills and prompt cooperation.

Key clients

General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways

mBank

PGNIG

Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola

KGHM Polska Miedź

Bouygues Immobilier Polska

Parfums Christian Dior

Telewizja Polska

INSO Sistemi per le Infrastrutture Sociali

Groupe PSA (Citroën Polska / Peugeot Polska

Employment Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's employment and labour disputes team handles a wide variety of work including employment-related audits, employee incentive plans, social packages and collective bargaining agreements, as well as trade union negotiations. It also has experience in assisting with employment restructurings and collective lay-offs, as well as acting in litigation before the Polish courts. Banking and finance lawyer Paweł Grześkowiak heads up the team, while litigator Joanna Jasiewicz specialises in labour law and social insurance issues.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Grześkowiak

Key clients

Mindspace

ETI

BNP Paribas

Remy Cointreau

Akiem

Guerbet

Layetana

PZL-Świdnik

KGHM Polska Miedź

Bonduelle

DiaSorin

Naval Group

Atlantex

Orpea Group

P3 Logistic Parks

Inter-Vion

Willis Towers Watson

EDF

Raben Transport

Transalliance

Transport i Logistyka Polska

XPO Transport Solutions

Auchan Polska

Boccard

Edenred

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel is regularly instructed on regulatory, environmental, corporate, real estate and finance matters relating to the energy industry. The team, which is led by Piotr Sadownik, has experience at all stages of energy and natural resource projects, including public procurement and financing mandates. It also assists companies with commodity trading and with the acquisition of existing projects in Poland. In late 2019, counsel Konrad Kosicki moved to Wolf Theiss.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Key clients

PGNiG

KGHM Polska Miedź

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne

ENEA Trading

Tauron

PGE Group

Gaz-System

Vitol

DufEnergy Trading

EuroCape

Private equity Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel provides a full service to equity funds, their sponsors, and investors, drawing on developed expertise in corporate law, financial services, regulatory issues, tax, and contracts. The team also assists clients with recapitalisation transactions, build-ups, and exits. Paweł Grześkowiak, who also leads the banking and finance team, heads the department.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Grześkowiak

Testimonials

Great transactional experience and shared best practices from other offices. Very engaged and work to strict deadlines. They always look for solutions rather than confrontation.

Paweł Grześkowiak is engaged, fully briefed, and always on call.

We have never been disappointed by the firm. All of their lawyers are very competent and reliable.

Key clients

Enterprise Investors

Resource Partners

Investindustrial

Seris

Steinhoff

Tax Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's group has a particularly busy advisory practice, assisting corporates with the tax aspects of a range of transactions, including M&A, corporate restructurings, real estate deals, industrial property rights and financing schemes. Corporate lawyer Dariusz Tokarczuk co-ordinates the team, which consists of international tax expert Ewa Żbikowska, transactional tax specialist Maciej Grela and Kamil Grzywka, who has experience in tax structuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Key clients

L’Oréal Group

Yareal Polska

Lactalis Group

Kapsch Telematic Services

Inter-Vion

Vitol S.A.

Pointpark Properties

KGHM Polska Miedź

Société Générale

Eurocape

Orpea Polska

Intermarche

ETI European Food Industries

B&B Hotels Polska

Alior Leasing

Tauron

When Gide opened an office in Warsaw in 1991, it was one of the first international legal practices acting in Poland under the new regime. In the past two and a half decades, Gide has been involved in a large number of projects, including the most important privatisations and investment transactions on the Polish market. Gide Poland provides legal advice in all key areas of business law and is one of the most recommended international law firms in Poland.

Gide’s Warsaw office employs over 40 lawyers and tax advisors, including five partners, and advises some of the leading players in Poland, ranging from financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, and foreign investors, to Polish companies and other entities, including state-owned companies and public institutions.

Our key specialisations include:

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Dariusz Tokarczuk dariusz.tokarczuk@gide.com
Banking & Finance Pawel Grzeskowiak pawel.grzeskowiak@gide.com
Banking & Finance Robert Dulewicz robert.dulewicz@gide.com
Banking & Finance Michał Śmiechowski michal.smiechowski@gide.com
Capital Markets Dariusz Tokarczuk dariusz.tokarczuk@gide.com
Capital Markets Robert Dulewicz robert.dulewicz@gide.com
Capital Markets Pawel Grzeskowiak pawel.grzeskowiak@gide.com
Capital Markets Michał Śmiechowski michal.smiechowski@gide.com
Private Equity Pawel Grzeskowiak pawel.grzeskowiak@gide.com
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Marcin Muszel marcin.muszel@gide.com
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Blazej Czwarnok blazej.czwarnok@gide.com
Energy Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Energy Konrad Kosicki konrad.kosicki@gide.com
Projects & Infrastructure Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Projects & Infrastructure Grzegorz Banasiuk grzegorz.banasiuk@gide.com
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Krzysztof Cieplinski krzysztof.cieplinski@gide.com
Public Law Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Public Law Grzegorz Banasiuk grzegorz.banasiuk@gide.com
Restructuring and Insolvency Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Tax Ewa Zbikowska ewa.zbikowska@gide.com
Tax Maciej Grela maciej.grela@gide.com
Intellectual Property Piotr Sadownik piotr.sadownik@gide.com
Intellectual Property Krzysztof Cieplinski krzysztof.cieplinski@gide.com
Employment Law Pawel Grzeskowiak pawel.grzeskowiak@gide.com
Employment Law Joanna Jasiewicz joanna.jasiewicz@gide.com
Competition Dariusz Tokarczuk dariusz.tokarczuk@gide.com
Competition Szymon Chwalinski szymon.chwalinski@gide.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Michał Śmiechowski  photo Mr Michał Śmiechowski
Mr Szymon Chwaliński  photo Mr Szymon Chwaliński
Mr Krzysztof Ciepliński  photo Mr Krzysztof Ciepliński
Mr Błażej Czwarnok  photo Mr Błażej Czwarnok
Mr Robert Dulewicz  photo Mr Robert Dulewicz
Mr Paweł Grześkowiak  photo Mr Paweł Grześkowiak
Mr Marcin Muszel  photo Mr Marcin Muszel
Mr Piotr Sadownik  photo Mr Piotr Sadownik
Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk  photo Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : over 40
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Contacts : Dariusz Tokarczuk (dariusz.tokarczuk@gide.com)
Contacts : Robert Dulewicz (robert.dulewicz@gide.com)
Contacts : Pawel Grzeskowiak (pawel.grzeskowiak@gide.com)
Contacts : Piotr Sadownik (piotr.sadownik@gide.com)
Contacts : Marcin Muszel (marcin.muszel@gide.com)
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