Ben Davey > WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile
WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Offices
PLAC STANISLAWA MALACHOWSKIEGO 2
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner, international counsel
Ben specialises in M&A and has particularly strong expertise in transactions involving investments or disposals by institutional investors such as private equity funds, infrastructure funds and other alternative assets funds. Prior to joining WKB, he was a partner at the leading Australian law firm Freehills (now merged with Herbert Smith), and has substantial experience in a range of international transactions, having acted for some of Australia’s most active and prominent investors with international investment programmes. He participates in many of the firm’s cross-border deals and is a keen participant in activities of the private equity and venture capital investment communities.
Ben graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra.
WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr advises a mixture of private equity houses, institutional investors, alternative asset funds and target companies on their transactional activity in Poland. Core sectors for the group include the food and industrial sectors, as well as the distressed asset market. The private equity group is part of the firm’s wider corporate and M&A department, which is jointly led by Jakub Jedrzejak, who has a niche in distressed M&A, and Ben Davey, who has strong connections with Australian investors.
WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr has strong links with international firms and it often acts as Polish counsel on large cross-border deals. The group draws on the firm’s labour, tax, IP and insurance departments to provide a full service on all aspects of transactions. The department is jointly led by Andrzej Wierciński, who is a veteran of M&A, privatisations and corporate restructurings, and Jakub Jedrzejak. Australian-qualified practitioner Ben Davey focuses on institutional investment transactions, while Anna Wojciechowska leads on company law and corporate governance matters. Counsel Krzysztof Wawrzyniak is developing a practice involving the Polish law on associations and foundations.