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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

WARSAW FINANCIAL CENTER, UL. EMILII PLATER 53, 20TH FLOOR, 00-113 WARSAW, POLAND
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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team is most noted for handling debt financing and debt reorganisation transactions. It also works closely with the regulatory and M&A departments. Highlights for the team included advising Ciech on the extension of its PLN1.6bn financing for an additional two years and on amendments to the structure of the financing. Marcin Iwaniszyn and counsel Zofia Frydrychowicz jointly lead the group.

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Marcin Iwaniszyn - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's capital markets work is led from the corporate department by¬†Anna Frankowska¬†and includes both ECM and DCM mandates.¬†Marcin ChyliŇĄski¬†advised JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank, acting as global coordinators and joint bookrunners alongside¬†Bank Zachodni WBK and PKO BP Securities, on the IPO of Play Communications. Co-managing partner¬†Pawel Zdort¬†advised Robyg on the sale, by way of tender offer, of all its shares to Goldman Sachs International-owned Bricks Acquisitions.¬†Marcin Iwaniszyn¬†and counsel¬†Ewa Bober¬†are also recommended.¬†RafaŇā Zwierz¬†departed for¬†CMS¬†in February 2018.

Leading individuals

Marcin ChyliŇĄski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The group at¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†is led by co-managing partner¬†PaweŇā Rymarz, whose highlights included advising Ergo Group on its ‚ā¨43m acquisition of Atena¬†UsŇāugi Informatyczne i Finansowe. Rymarz is supported by fellow managing partner¬†Pawel Zdort¬†who handled Robyg's¬†‚ā¨244m sale, by way of tender offer, to Bricks Acquisition. In a separate matter, he is assisting¬†Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles with its¬†‚ā¨300m acquisition of Solaris Bus & Coach.¬†Piotr Tomaszewski¬†and¬†Filip Uzieblo¬†are also recommended.

Leading individuals

PaweŇā Rymarz - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

PaweŇā Zdort - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team has vast experience in Polish and EU competition law matters, including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance and state aid. Department head Iwona Her advised Argus Retail Holding, Elbrus Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow and three private individuals on the competition aspects of the 100% sale of shares in Domelius. In a separate matter, she acted for Raiffeisen Bank International on antitrust issues relating to the disposal of the core businesses of Raiffeisen Bank Polska to BGZ BNP Paribas, and merger filings with the European Commission.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team represents a variety of domestic and international clients before the common and arbitration courts, with particular expertise in the infrastructure sector. Practice head¬†Andrzej Miklas¬†is defending EmiTel in a ‚ā¨44m damages claim brought by Magna Polonia in related to an alleged breach by the client of a non-disclosure agreement.¬†Karina Aust-Niewiadomska¬†and¬†ŇĀukasz Zak¬†are also recommended.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team handles major energy-sector transactions, projects, contracts and disputes. The group is jointly led by Marek Durski and senior associate Lukasz Szatkowski, whose 'great industry expertise' is augmented by 'experience in business'. Durski is advising PGNiG on various liquefied natural gas purchase projects, including a new long-term project with Qatargas. Szatkowski is assisting Elektownia Ostroleka with an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the Polish State for a new power plant in Ostroleka.

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ŇĀukasz Szatkowski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Dual US- and Polish-qualified¬† Lukasz Gasinski¬†heads the team at¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he leads on regulatory matters. The group has an active transactional practice, and highlights for¬†PaweŇā Rymarz¬†included advising insurance company PZU on its acquisition of a 25% equity stake in Alior Bank. Senior associate¬†Jacek Zawadzki¬†is another key contact.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team has experience in creating and structuring securitisation and real estate funds, closed-end investment funds and in Poland-based fund management company M&A. Highlights for practice head¬†PaweŇā Rymarz¬†included advising¬†BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych on the sale of two real estate portfolios to Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych; a matter that also involved the restructuring of the financing of the portfolio assets by various banks. Counsel¬†Zofia Frydrychowicz¬†is another key practitioner.

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Zofia Frydrychowicz - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team is led by private equity heavyweight¬†Piotr Tomaszewski,¬†who advised Argan Capital, AAT Holding and Lock Syndication on a public-to-private transaction. In another highlight,¬†Pawel Zdort¬†and¬†Filip Uzieblo¬†advised Globalworth Poland Real Estate and its main indirect shareholder, Oaktree Capital Group, on the sale, by way of tender offer, of all shares in Griffin Premium RE to Oaktree Capital Group.¬†Marcin ChyliŇĄski¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

PaweŇā Zdort - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Piotr Tomaszewski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Next generation lawyers

Filip UzińôbŇāo - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's team specialises in advising on complex M&A transactions involving real estate assets, including large portfolios, and platforms of office buildings, shopping centres and residential developments. The team welcomed 'great negotiator'¬†Agnieszka Koniewicz, who joined at senior associate level and now jointly leads the real estate group, from¬†Linklaters¬†in September 2017.¬†Koniewicz advised Echo Investments on the ‚ā¨43m sale of the¬†O3 office building in¬†Krak√≥w to Echo Polska Properties. Co-leader¬†Filip Uzieblo¬†is another key name with vast experience in the area.

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Agnieszka Koniewicz - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†draws on its global presence to advise investors, debtors and creditors on matters including multi-national restructuring, the management of distressed companies and insolvency issues. The team is led by a counsel with 'deep market understanding'¬†Magdalena Pyzik,¬†who, together with¬†PaweŇā Rymarz,¬†is advising PBG on the restructuring of PLN3bn pre-bankruptcy debt and the financial reorganisation of its capital group.¬†Artur Zawadowski¬†left the firm for¬†Lesnodorski, Slusarek & Partners¬†in October 2017.

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Magdalena Pyzik - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's tax department supports the firm's M&A, banking and finance and capital markets teams, as well as handling standalone contentious and tax advisory issues. Practice head Robert Krasnodebski is representing Mennica Polska in a dispute with the authorities regarding its tax liabilities. He is also advising the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation on a pro-bono basis in relation to the tax implications of its conservation and maintenance efforts.

Leading individuals

Robert Krasnodebski - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP handles matters for both injured parties and those defending against charges of wrongdoing. The team is led by counsel Karina Aust-Niewiadomska, who has considerable experience handling criminal matters before the courts.

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