Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Warsaw, Poland

Norton Rose Fulbright
METROPOLITAN BUILDING
PLAC PILSUDSKIEGO 2
00-073, WARSAW
Poland

Banking and finance Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright's team is focused on financing transactions, both for foreign and domestic lenders and borrowers. Together with its more traditional financing offering, the group is also known for trade and commodity financing deals, as well as mezzanine loans, bonds and quasi-debt instruments. Grzegorz Dyczkowski leads the group, which includes real estate, energy and infrastructure finance expert Tomasz Rogalski.

Practice head(s):

Grzegorz Dyczkowski

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Rogalski; Marta Kawecka; Jacek Smardzewski; Joanna Braciszewska-Szarapa; Krzysztof Gorzelak; Daniel Popek; Aleksander Haleniuk

Testimonials

‘We were pleased to work with them due to their professional skills, high dedication of the team to close smoothly the transaction, ability to sufficiently address our expectations in the documentation and full availability of the main team throughout the transaction period. They were very supportive in negotiations and finding the amicable solutions, acceptable to all the parties.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Bank of China – Polish branch

Commerzbank Group (local entity: mBank)

HSBC Group

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China – Polish Branch

ING Group (local entity: ING Bank Śląski)

LOT Polish Airlines

PKO Bank Polski S.A.

Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright's team is sought after for restructurings, including in relation to debt, by high-profile banking clients, domestic and cross-border financial institutions and corporates. Other areas of focus are enforcement and insolvency proceedings. The group regularly works alongside the firm's other departments and offices, enabling it to provide a full service across borders. The practice is jointly led by Grzegorz Dyczkowski, a banking and finance lawyer, and counsel Tomasz Rogalski, who is a licensed restructuring adviser with experience in cross-border transactions. Counsel Marta Kawecka is noted for advising on energy sector-related restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Grzegorz Dyczkowski; Tomasz Rogalski

Other key lawyers:

Marta Kawecka; Jacek Smardzewski;Daniel Popek

Testimonials

‘All discussion were well prepared with previously prepared memos with clear recommendations for the banks.’

‘I had an opportunity to work with Mr Popek and Mr Rogalski who showed high experience in restructuring and bankruptcy law in Poland. They were strongly involved and fully accessible.’

‘They proved professional in their approach to the customer (reminders are never required, helpful and willing to share their knowledge & experience) and practical knowledge of the law, applicable in judicial and extrajudicial restructuring processes. They have smoothly managed the discrepancies in positions.’

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Bankia

Alior Bank S.A.

Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

HSBC

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Mezzanine Management

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Led by Tomasz Rogalski, the energy and natural resources team at Norton Rose Fulbright supports clients through the full spectrum of energy matters. Specifically, this includes the financing of renewables, the development of conventional new build power generation, the regulation of power and gas markets and and CO2 trading. In addition, the group handles M&A transactions as well as upstream oil and gas issues and financial restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Rogalski

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team with an extensive track record in renewable energy and outstanding network in local market.’

‘Norton Rose Fulbright’s Warsaw energy team is well-rounded and can assist clients on a variety of energy matters from regulatory to project finance and restructuring. We think that the combination of regulatory expertise and project finance skills particularly differentiates this practice from others in Poland.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski is an elite energy and project finance lawyer who combines practical energy regulatory knowledge and project finance drafting and a negotiating skillset. We value his hard work, willingness to go the extra mile to close the transaction, energy business understanding, technical capabilities, negotiation skills and client relationship tools. Tomasz really excels at project finance transactions in the renewable energy sector and is a key expert in Poland in this field.’

We have observed the following strengths: high standards of work and professionalism, broad knowledge and experience of the lawyers (especially in banking and financing), certain flexibility in respect of pricing and time schedules of cooperation required by the client and understanding of the client’s standards and requirements‘.

‘I cooperate with Tomasz Rogalski. Tomasz is not only very likable person but also a very good lawyer with experience in various types of transactions within the energy space. Tomasz is a very well connected person with a broad network within the energy sector both in Poland and abroad and is always happy to introduce people. ’

Key clients

BlackRock

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Aquila Capital Management GmbH

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.

Tauron Polska Energia

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki

mBank S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

DNB Bank Polska S.A.

Private equity Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's team advises private equity houses on the life cycle of their investments in Poland, including in relation to buy-outs, restructurings and exits. It also works in tandem with the firm's international office network when local assistance is required. Practice head Piotr Strawa also heads the corporate department. Counsels Artur Jończyk ('a compelling negotiator') and Agnieszka Braciszewska also play an important role on private equity deals.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Strawa

Other key lawyers:

Artur Jończyk; Agnieszka Braciszewska

Testimonials

Very experienced team with an extensive track record in renewable energy and outstanding network in local market.’

The team demonstrated that they were very capable and achieved very satisfying results in a complex and difficult transaction and negotiation process. Both individuals proposed innovative solutions which are market leading.’

Artur Jonczyk is very experienced, very skilled, and a compelling negotiator.’

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners

Allianz Capital Partners

Aquila Capital Management

ACE

Aegon Growth Capital

AIG

Amicus Therapeutics

AXA XL

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego S.A.

Bayer

Benefit Systems S.A.

Bioplan Europe

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.

Dot2Dot

Domestic & General Group Ltd.

Egis Road Operation S.A.

Energizer

Fortum Holding BV

ICAP Management Services

IMI plc

Industrial Division Społka z o.o.

ING Bank N.V.

KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH

Lantmännen ek för

Lear Corporation

Lindorff

MoneyGram

Open Gate Capital

Ortolan Capital

NDI Austostrada sp. z o.o.

Nestle

TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

Toyota Tsusho

TFI Energia S.A.

Velvet CARE Sp. z o.o.

Volvo Trucks

XL Catlin Services SE (now AXA XL)

XL Insurance Company SE

Capital markets Tier 4

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the team is most active in bond offerings. It sits within the firm's banking and finance department, and advises issuers and security providers on the Polish aspects of international transactions involving high-yield offerings. Grzegorz Dyczkowski leads the team, which includes financial instruments expert counsel Tomasz Rogalski and counsel Marta Kawecka, who regularly handles securitisation deals.

Practice head(s):

Grzegorz Dyczkowski

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Rogalski; Marta Kawecka; Jacek Smardzewski; Joanna Braciszewska-Szarapa

Key clients

HSBC Bank Plc

Deutsche Bank

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Polskie Linie Lotnicze “LOT” S.A.

JP Morgan Securities plc

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

Goldman Sachs

Greenyard NV

Oriflame Poland Sp. z o.o.

Export Development Canada

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright advises funds and corporate clients across a wide range of sectors, including automotive, healthcare and infrastructure. Team head Piotr Strawa works with Agnieszka Braciszewska, who is an expert in corporate transactions and regulatory issues in the insurance industry. Artur Jończyk is experienced in public M&A.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Strawa

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Braciszewska; Artur Jończyk; Piotr Milczarek; Małgorzata Patocka

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team with an extensive track record in renewable energy and outstanding network in local market.’

‘Artur Jonczyk is a very experienced, very skilled, compelling negotiator.’

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners

ACE

Aegon Growth Capital

AIG

Amicus Therapeutics

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego S.A.

Bayer

Benefit Systems S.A.

Bioplan Europe

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.

CEE Equity Partners Ltd

Dot2Dot

Domestic & General Group Ltd.

Egis Road Operation S.A.

Energizer

Fortum Holding BV

ICAP Management Services

IMI plc

Industrial Division Spółka z o.o.

ING Bank N.V.

Innova Capital

KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH

Lantmännen ek för

Lear Corporation

Lindorff

MoneyGram

NDI Austostrada sp. z o.o.

Nestle

PGE SA

PGE Energia Odnawialna SA

TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

Toyota Tsusho

TFI Enrgia S.A.

Velvet CARE Sp. z o.o.

Volvo Trucks

XL Catlin Services SE (now AXA XL)

XL Insurance Company SE

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial institutions James Bateson
Energy Charles Whitney
Infrastructure, mining and commodities Dirk Trautmann
Transport Harry Theochari
Technology and innovation Sean Murphy
Life sciences and healthcare Huw Evans
Photo Name Position Profile
 Grzegorz Dyczkowski  photo Grzegorz Dyczkowski Partner
Mr Piotr Strawa photo Mr Piotr Strawa Partner
 Magdalena Zienkiewicz  photo Magdalena Zienkiewicz Partner
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Austin
Other offices : Bahrain
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Bogotá
Other offices : Brisbane
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Calgary
Other offices : Canberra
Other offices : Cape Town
Other offices : Caracas
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Dallas
Other offices : Dar es Salaam
Other offices : Denver
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Melbourne
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Minneapolis
Other offices : Monaco
Other offices : Montréal
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Ottawa
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Port Moresby
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro
Other offices : Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm)
Other offices : San Antonio
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : St Louis
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Toronto
Other offices : Vancouver
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.