Marcin Smolarek > WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr
00-066 WARSAW

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Partner, head of the Banking & Finance practice


Marcin specialises in project finance, lending (LBO or REF), debt restructuring, distressed debt and financial litigation. He also advises on securitization and secondary markets, as well as investment funding and construction investment. He has hands-on experience in debt restructuring, gained while advising on large projects that involved restructuring Polish bonds issuers, listed companies, energy sector and real estate loans. Marcin also possesses significant expertise in restructurings and insolvency proceedings, offering pre-trial legal advice for financial institutions by assisting them in NPLs and debt collection.


Polish, English


Marcin graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, Center for American Law Studies, and from the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw. He also studied at the University of Vienna.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr‘s team is instructed by domestic and foreign lenders, debtors and acquirers of distressed assets on Polish and cross-border restructuring and insolvency issues. The group has experience in insolvency proceedings, debt restructurings, standstills and out-of-court restructurings, as well as pre-bankruptcy arrangements. Insolvency specialist Andrzej Wierciński leads the practice and is experienced in high-profile restructurings. Marcin Smolarek is a banking and finance expert, who regularly provides pre-litigation advice to financial institutions in relation to debt restructuring. Corporate specialist Jakub Jedrzejak assists with distressed M&A transactions.

Poland > Banking and finance

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr‘s banking and finance department is well-integrated into the firm’s wider transactional offering. The group is experienced in project finance, particularly energy-related, financial restructuring, lending and high-yield bond issuances. The group is also instructed on non-performing loan portfolio transactions. An area of growing activity for the team is leveraged buyouts in the payment services sector. Practice head Marcin Smolarek has a strong background in project finance. Counsel Michał Kalicki is experienced in a wide variety of finance transactions, as well as refinancing deals.