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Gide Loyrette Nouel

METROPOLITAN, PL. PILSUDSKIEGO 1, 00-078 WARSAW, POLAND
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Work +48 22 344 00 00
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Fax +48 22 344 00 01
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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At¬†Gide Loyrette Nouel, the team provides transactional advice, as well as day-to-day regulatory assistance to Polish and international banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, financial institutions and businesses. Practice leader¬†PaweŇā GrzeŇõkowiak¬†advised KGHM on a¬†‚ā¨212m second financing facility granted by the European Investment Bank to support a modernisation programme.¬†Marta KamiŇĄska¬†is recommended for structured financing mandates.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel's group is led by¬†Dariusz Tokarczuk, who is supported by¬†PaweŇā GrzeŇõkowiak. Tokarczuk and¬†Marcin Muszel¬†advised Auchan on the spin-off of its businesses into Immochan Polska; a matter that included real estate and employment-related issues.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel¬†handles competition matters that arise out of business operations, proceedings before the authorities and compliance issues. Practice head¬†Dariusz Tokarczuk¬†is advising Auchan Polska on supply policy issues.¬†Szymon ChwaliŇĄski¬†is recommended for his expertise in competition, consumer protection and distribution law.

Next generation lawyers

Szymon ChwaliŇĄski - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel¬†handles a variety of civil and criminal litigation, as well as arbitration before domestic and international courts. The group has particular expertise in commercial defamation cases. The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways remains a client for practice head¬†Piotr Sadownik, who represents the authority in a number of proceedings related to the construction of main roads in Poland. He is also representing PGNiG in a series of claims made by and against the client. Counsel¬†Krzysztof CiepliŇĄski¬†specialises in commercial disputes.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel¬†has a niche in transport sector-related employment issues, including litigation related to social dumping and posting of workers. It also handles collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and lay-offs. The team is led by¬†PaweŇā GrzeŇõkowiak,¬†who is coordinating a number of litigation cases in relation to benefits to international drivers, including night-time allowances, EU minimum wages, as well as collective and individual labour law issues. Associate¬†Joanna Jasiewicz¬†is another name to note.

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

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Highlights for Gide Loyrette Nouel's practice head Piotr Sadownik included advising PGNiG on a potential expansion abroad. Konrad Kosicki is assisting Tauron Polska Energia with compliance issues relating to the EU directive on markets in financial instruments II and all associated legislation. Grzegorz Banasiuk is recommended for public procurement and privatisation matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At¬†Gide Loyrette Nouel, practice head¬†Piotr Sadownik¬†is representing¬†L‚ÄôOr√©al¬† in claims brought by copyright holders pertaining to music used in the client's product advertising.¬†Krzysztof CiepliŇĄski¬†is another name to note.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel's team leverages the firm's corporate, finance, regulatory, tax and contract law expertise to provide a full service to private equity funds, their sponsors and investors. Department head PaweŇā GrzeŇõkowiak¬†advised Enterprise Investors on the acquisition of a 38% stake in Unilink, in a deal that will consist of a capital increase and partial buy-out.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Public procurement constitutes a core competency of¬†Gide Loyrette Nouel's Warsaw office, which handles public investments including motorways, pipelines, railways, sea and air terminals and other infrastructure projects.¬†Dariusz Tokarczuk¬†and department head¬†Piotr Sadownik¬†are advising KGHM Polska¬†MiedŇļ on matters pertaining to a project to expand the¬†headquarters of the ŇĽelazny Most Mining Waste Disposal Facility.¬†PaweŇā GrzeŇõkowiak¬†represented Leonardo Group in negotiations with the Armament Inspectorate of the Ministry of National Defence concerning a contract to supply four M-346 jet training aircraft.

Leading individuals

Piotr Sadownik - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Real estate is a core practice at¬†Gide Loyrette Nouel, which advises on transactions across the commercial, office, hospitality, residential, elderly care and logistics sectors.¬†BŇāaŇľej Czwarnok¬†(who 'understands clients' needs perfectly') advised Yareal on the acquisition of the Soho Factory area in Warsaw from Soho Developments. Practice head¬†Marcin Muszel¬†advised Griffin Real Estate on the sale of property in central Warsaw to Dom Development.¬†Tomasz Roszczyc¬†is another contact of note.

Next generation lawyers

Tomasz Roszczyc - Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel handles bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring operations for companies with domestic and cross-border operations. Practice head Piotr Sadownik is advising the Polish road administration authority on a risk assessment relating to the potential impacts of a request to open bankruptcy proceedings by Portuguese company MSF Engenharia.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Highlights for¬†Gide Loyrette Nouel's¬†Dariusz Tokarczuk¬†included advising Lactalis Polska on the tax-efficient rearrangement of suppliers' schemes in relation to the limitations on the tax deductibility of royalties and intangible services.¬†Ewa ŇĽbikowska¬†is another tax adviser of note.

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