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 capital markets practice consists of both debt and equity work. The group of 'highly-skilled individuals' advises on the Polish aspects of global equity offerings and bond issues (including high-yield bonds and IPOs), as well as public M&A. An area of particular strength is the ability to combine Polish and English law knowledge, and lawyers often work alongside the firm's capital markets team in London. Department head Marcin Studniarek has numerous clients in the heavy industry sector. Rafał Kamiński is an expert in equity capital markets and has expertise in corporate governance. Counsel Bartosz Smardzewski is developing a strong reputation for debt capital markets deals, and Grzegorz Abram joined the practice in 2020 to lead the debt finance practice.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Studniarek

Other key lawyers:

Rafał Kamiński; Andrzej Sutkowski; Bartosz Smardzewski; Monika Dużyńska; Grzegorz Abram

Testimonials

‘They are well-organized and they have a wide group of people dealing with specialist knowledge.’

‘Bartosz Smardzewski is helpful, knowing the needs, obliging, involved with practical knowledge.’

Very experienced professionals with deep knowledge. Client-oriented and hands-on.

‘Big experience on the market, highly skilled individuals, broad spectrum of services.’

‘Bartosz Smardzewski has deep knowledge and great performance.’

Key clients

CCC S.A.

Echo Investment S.A.

Ghelamco Invest

Globe Trade Centre

mBank Hipoteczny S.A.

P4 Sp. z o.o.

PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A.

PKO Bank Polski

Play Communications S.A.

Polnord S.A.

Prime Care Management

State Treasury of the Republic of Poland

Strategic Value Partners LLC

Vantage Development S.A.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. focuses on high-level domestic and cross-border transactions with a nexus to Poland. The group has substantial private equity and public M&A expertise and often works alongside the firm's global office network, allowing it to serve overseas investors. Marcin Studniarek, who is praised for his 'speed, attitude and brightness' leads the group. Other key individuals are Rafał Kamiński and Aneta Hajska.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Studniarek

Other key lawyers:

Rafał Kamiński; Aneta Hajska; Marek Sawicki; Maciej Zalewski; Maciej Zalewski

Testimonials

‘Best in class M&A team led by Marek Sawicki. Excellent skills and commitment to the case.’

‘Marek Sawicki, best M&A lawyer I worked with: skills, speed, attitude, brightness’

Key clients

Polish Aviation Group S.A. (Polska Grupa Lotnicza S.A.)

Nets Denmark A/S

Play Communications S.A.

P4 Sp. z o.o.

Polnord S.A.

Brookfield Infrastructure

Mid Europa Partners

Prime Car Management

Vantage Development S.A.

Emperia Holding S.A.

Echo Investment S.A.

Pfleiderer Group S.A.

R.Power Sp. z o.o.

Globe Trade Centre

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. has an active practice advising domestic and foreign corporates on antimonopoly filings arising from their M&A projects, with expertise in antitrust, merger filings and state aid. The group is jointly led by Katarzyna Czapracka, who splits her time between Warsaw and Brussels and specialises in EU-related antimonopoly issues, and counsel Jakub Gubański, who has substantial experience of cross-border merger filings.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Gubański; Katarzyna Czapracka

Other key lawyers:

Iwo Małobęcki

Key clients

Nets Denmark

Hellman & Friedman

Mid Europa

Echo Investment

Deutsche Telekom

Casino

Play Communications

Brookfield Infrastructure Partner

Polska Grupa Lotnicza

DZ Bank

Private equity Tier 2

The team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. leverages the firm's international reach to advise domestic and regional private equity houses. The group is led by executive partner of the Warsaw office Marcin Studniarek, whose expertise in M&A transactions and capital markets gives him an edge throughout the lifecycle of a PE investment. Rafał Kamiński's expertise in corporate governance and equity capital markets is often utilised by the firm's private equity clients. Michał Petz is the name to note for cross-border private equity and venture capital clients.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Studniarek

Other key lawyers:

Rafał Kamiński; Michał Petz; Maciej Zalewski; Aneta Hajska; Marek Sawicki

Key clients

Cashdirector S.A.

Echo Investment S.A.

Globe Trade Center

Mid Europa Partners

Nets Denmark A/S

P4 Sp. z o.o.

Play Communications S.A.

Strategic Value Partners LLC

Vantage Development S.A.

Xenon Partners

Banking and finance Tier 3

A large part of White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. team, including former practice head Tomasz Ostrowski, left for Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. in October 2020. The firm has made a number of key hires since then, taking on a new department head in the shape of Grzegorz Abram and more junior lawyers including Paweł Zagórski from Clifford Chance in November 2020. Magdalena Kalińska arrived at the same time from Dentons and has experience in real estate, acquisition and project financing.

Practice head(s):

Grzegorz Abram

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Zagórski; Magdalena Kalińska

Testimonials

‘Flexibility and ability to act quickly, very comprehensive knowledge.’

Key clients

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (Bank Pekao S.A)

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

mBank S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba)

Berlin Hyp AG

Ghelamco

Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG

Panattoni Europe

Dispute resolution Tier 3

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s commercial litigation, international arbitration and white-collar department is well integrated into the firm's international office network, allowing it to handle the Polish aspects of cross-border litigation. The group is notable for its experience before domestic and international arbitration institutions. Heading the group is Michał Subocz, whose specialities are construction and post-M&A disputes. Jakub Wołkowicz is a member of the firm's international arbitration group and has a solid cross-border disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Michał Subocz

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Wołkowicz

Testimonials

‘Professional team of experienced lawyers in the field of domestic and international dispute resolution. Flexible and innovative team, pro-active in proposing solutions for the client. ’

‘Comprehensive solutions combining different fields of law.’

‘Depth of knowledge of construction disputes.’

Key clients

AASA Polska S.A..

Acciona Construcción S.A.

Compensa S.A.

Huhtamak

Inpex Operations Australia Pty Ltd

Mostostal Power Development sp. z o.o.

Mostostal Warszawa S.A.

PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.

Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

PUBLICIS Groupe Holdings B.V.

Waterland Private Equity Investments

Public procurement Tier 3

The team at White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. handles public procurement matters across various sectors. In particular, it covers energy, infrastructure and defence, areas in which it advises contractors on projects concerning renewable energy, roads, railways and defence. Maciej Zalewski remains a key contact, while former co-head Michał Zieniewski left for Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. in October 2020.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Zalewski

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