Firm Profile > White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. > Warsaw, Poland

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

Capital markets Tier 1

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s department draws on significant ECM and DCM transactional experience, both domestically and cross-border. Leveraging the firm's London presence, the group is well placed to advise on Polish and English law issues, as well as providing co-ordinated strategic advice to a range of multinational financial institutions and corporate entities. Marcin Studniarek leads the team, which includes Rafał Kamiński, whom clients rate for 'great legal knowledge and client-orientation'. Grzegorz Abram was a new arrival in 2020.

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Testimonials

They are always open to clients’ needs and are seeking for flexible solutions tailored to each business.

Excellent knowledge of the ECM universe and an ability to combine it with expertise in different countries’ legal environment.

They have superb local knowledge and a problem-solving approach.

Key clients

Mabion

Bank Zachodni WBK

Erste Group Bank

Goldman Sachs International

Synthos

PKO Bank Hipotetyczny

Polish Ministry of Finance

Commerzbank

Banking and finance Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s team predominantly advises banks and other financial institutions operating in Poland, with particular acumen in English law-governed transactions around the CEE region. Key areas of expertise include project finance, and the team is active in the energy and infrastructure sector. Polish and English law-qualified practice head Tomasz Ostrowski has a strong transactional practice, and is supported by project and export finance specialist Nicholas Coddington (who is also qualified in English law). Aneta Urban is another name to note for finance transactions.

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I can appreciate the dedication and engagement as well as the proper know-how in solving the issues.

Highly dedicated to projects, holding at the same time decent expertise.

Key clients

Santander Bank Polska

mBank

Bank Pekao

Berlin Hyp

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

ING Bank Śląski

PKO BP

EBRD

Panattoni Europe

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s practice spans domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A deals with a nexus in Poland. The group has a strong focus on transactions in the manufacturing sector and draws on a firm-wide strength in new technologies. Marcin Studniarek leads the team, and is often instructed by overseas-based clients on their activity on the Polish market. In August 2019, Michał Petz and a pair of associates moved over from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, following its acquisition of K&L Gates' Warsaw office. Aneta Hajska is another lawyer with a focus on M&A, private equity and commercial law transactions.

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Testimonials

Open minded, focused on client’s needs, and always try to find the best result for win-win strategy.

White & Case’s team is guaranteed to be of the highest-quality.

Marcin Studniarek is one of the most experienced practitioners. He provides excellent services based on great legal knowledge and client-orientation.

Key clients

Nets Denmark

Mid Europa Partners

Konspol Group

Echo Investment

CIECH

Play Communications

Prime Car Management

Public procurement Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s team, which is jointly led by Michał Zieniewski and Maciej Zalewski, handles public procurement matters in the energy, infrastructure and defence sectors. The group advises contractors on projects including conventional and renewable energy projects, road and rail projects and defence sector tenders.

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. stands out for its experience in merger control, market share and state aid issues for multinational corporates and funds. It also regularly assists clients with antitrust issues, at the national and EU level. Counsel Jakub Gubański heads the team. In 2019 Katarzyna Czapracka, who specialises in complex merger control and antitrust matters, was promoted to the partnership.

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Testimonials

Jakub Gubanski is extraordinary, in terms of the service he provides and his knowledge in business matters.

Key clients

Nets Denmark

Hellman & Friedman

Mid Europa

Deutsche Telekom

Casino

Construction Tier 3

Jointly headed by Michał Subocz and Michał Zieniewski, the team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. works closely with the firm's dispute resolution, infrastructure and real estate groups, in addition to drawing on resources in the firm's offices across the CEE region. Areas of expertise include project finance, procurement and dispute resolution.

Key clients

Mostostal Warszawa

GD Granit

Dispute resolution Tier 3

The team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. is led by Michał Subocz and handles a range of civil and administrative matters before the courts, in relation to construction, M&A, real estate, competition and commercial matters. The group works closely with the firm's international offering, providing a one-stop-shop for cross-border disputes. It also includes experienced arbitration counsel, instructed before international and domestic arbitration institutions. Criminal litigation is another area of competence, and the team is able to handle white-collar criminal investigations, as well as criminal proceedings in Poland. Associate Jakub Wołkowicz has expertise in cases arising from infrastructure projects.

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Testimonials

Extraordinary experience in solving international legal issues.

Fantastic engagement with the case and ideas on how to solve it.

Key clients

AASA Polska

Acciona Construcción

Compensa

GD Granit

Huhtamaki

Mostostal Power Development

Mostostal Warszawa

Polska Akcja Humanitarna

Polska Grupa Energetyczna

PUBLICIS Groupe Holdings

Private equity Tier 3

The team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. expanded substantially in August 2019, with the arrival of Michał Petz and a team of junior lawyers from K&L Gates (before the firm's Warsaw offices being acquired by DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k). The department, which is led by Marcin Studniarek handles all stages of private equity and venture capital transactions across Poland and the CEE region, with clients including a mixture of domestic and regional private equity houses and investment banks.

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They have a great business perspective and understand venture capital best practices inside out.

Wanda Kudrycka rocks. She was the main point of contact and the main reason we’re happy with the cooperation.

Key clients

Nets Denmark

Mid Europa Partners

Enterprise Investors

Echo Investment

Innovation Nest

Alfabeat

Target Global

Dirlango Tech FIZAN

TDJ Pitango

PZU

PFR Ventures

Icos Capital

Inovo Venture Partners

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