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White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.
Jana Pawla II 22
00-133 Warszawa
Poland

Capital markets Tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. has an active practice in terms of both ECM and DCM work, including handling a number of major initial public offerings (IPOs) domestically and abroad, often in conjunction with the firm's London office. Department head Marcin Studniarek advised Play Communications and its shareholders, Novator and Olympia, on its €1bn IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE); a major deal for the Polish telecoms market. In another prominent deal, Andrzej Sutkowski assisted the investment vehicle FTF Galleon with a tender offer for a 37.5% stake in Synthos, as well as a proposed squeeze-out and the de-listing of the target from the WSE. Rafał Kamiński is also recommended. Marek Sawicki joined the team from DLA Piper in December 2017 and has expertise in capital markets transactions.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. draws on its strong offering across Europe, allowing it to advise on major cross-border transactions. The group is led by Marcin Studniarek who, alongside Aneta Hajska and Rafał Kamiński, advised Polska Grupa Energetyczna on its $1.2bn acquisition of EDF Polska; a strategically important transaction for the state-owned client. In conjunction with lawyers from the London office, Studniarek advised Mid Europa Partners on the $1bn sale of Żabka Polska to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. Marek Sawicki, who joined the firm from DLA Piper in December 2017, and real estate-related M&A expert Maciej Zalewski are also recommended.

Construction Tier 1

At White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., the team focuses on real estate, energy and infrastructure-related construction matters. Michał SuboczPaweł Samborski and Michał Zieniewski are the key practitioners. Michał Matera joined Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k. in May 2019.

Public law Tier 1

The team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. has an exceptional offering of public law services related to the aerospace and defence sector. It also has an active infrastructure project practice. Michał Zieniewski, who leads the team alongside Maciej Zalewski and Paweł Samborski, advised Stalexport Autostrada Małopolska on regulatory issues and its contractual arrangements related to the implentaton of an electronic toll system on the A4 Motorway.

Banking and finance Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s 'solution-oriented' group advises borrowers and lenders on the spectrum of transactions and structuring issues. Team head Tomasz Ostrowski advised Ghelamco on real estate financing for the €370m refinancing of the Warsaw Spire building and on a €221m facility for the construction and development of a mixed-use complex in Warsaw. English law-qualified Nicholas Coddington and finance specialist  Aneta Urban are also recommended.

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s team advises clients on the spectrum of competition law issues, particularly in relation to antitrust, mergers and state aid. The team is co-led by counsel Jakub Gubański and Katarzyna Czapracka, who divides her time between Warsaw and Brussels and was promoted to partner in January 2019. Gubański advised Coast2Coast Capital on the competition aspects of its acquisition of joint control over Stella Pack.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. advises on a variety of disputes, including matters relating to arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards. The group handles commercial disputes before civil and administrative courts, particularly relating to construction, M&A and real estate transactions. Paweł Samborski represented GD Granit and its consortium partner in parallel proceedings resulting from its termination of a contract with the state road authority. The team, which includes counsel Piotr Bytnerowicz and senior associate Aleksandra Oziemska, is led by Michał Subocz.

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Michał Zieniewski leads the department at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. following Tomasz Chmal's appointment as general counsel to the Republic of Poland in September 2018. The team advises a range of clients in the natural resources and energy sectors, focusing on project finance, privatisation, M&A, corporate and regulatory issues.

Real estate Tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s team is led by Maciej Zalewski. Historic highlights included advising Gravest Real Estate Cooperatief on a long-term hotel tenancy agreement with Vienna International Hotelmanagement. Michał Matera is now with Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k..

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Tomasz Ostrowski
Capital markets Marcin Studniarek
Commercial litigation Micha? Subocz
Corporate, mergers and acquisition Marcin Studniarek
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Micha? Zieniewski
Financial restructuring and insolvency Tomasz Ostrowski
Real estate Micha? Matera
Real estate Maciej Zalewski
Tax Grzegorz Jukiel
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