Firm Profile > Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. > Warsaw, Poland

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.
STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING
UL. KSIAZECA 4
00-498 WARSAW
Poland

Capital markets Tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. is noted for both DCM and ECM work, with experience handling high yield, bond issuances and corporate bond programmes, as well as Polish IPOs and SPOs. the group is led by managing partner Jarosław Grzesiak, who is a veteran of equity transactions, but has developed strong debt expertise. Ireneusz Matusielański is another key practitioner, and focuses on capital markets transactions and securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Grzesiak

Testimonials

The firm is unique among others due to quality of their partners and associates; their knowledge regarding local market in quickly exchanging legal environment is exceptional.

Good work for foreign clients who are not familiar with the Polish law.

They are always focused on clients’ needs and on solving any issues.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs International

Cyfrowy Polsat Group

Silvair Inc.

BNP Paribas Group

JP Morgan

Benefit Systems

Madison International Realty

Emperia Holding

Morgan Stanley

CCC

Roust Corporation

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team is led by Polish M&A expert Lejb Fogelman, whose substantial experience includes corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and high-value M&A deals. Sectors of particular focus for the group include energy, mining, banking and finance, real estate, construction, medical and healthcare, TMT and FMCG. The team also includes managing partner and complex M&A expert Jarosław Grzesiak who recently advised on a number of transactions for Innova Capital relating to its consolidation on the Polish market. Transactional lawyers Rafał Baranowski and Łukasz Pawlak are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Lejb Fogelman; Jarosław Grzesiak

Testimonials

The team is excellent, very precise and reactive.

Having worked with the Polish offices of two other law international law firms in the past, I must say that Greenberg is way above the rest of them.

Lukasz Pawlak is extremely meticulous and practical too, with an excellent knowledge of regulatory intricacies.

Stephen Horvath is a very experienced cross-border transactional lawyer, and he definitely knows a lot about Polish practice.

Key clients

BNP Paribas Group

Société Générale

Deutsche Bank

CCC

Smithfield Foods

Innova Capital

Abris Capital Partners

Madison International Realty

Agora

CVC Capital Partners

OTB Ventures

Eltel AB

Żabka Polska

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Areas of expertise for the team at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. include merger control proceedings, where the group has vast experience before the Polish and EU regulatory authorities of obtaining M&A approvals. The team is led by Robert Gago, whose specialism spans competition and consumer protection law, as well as economic regulation. He also regularly handles representations in administrative antitrust proceedings. Senior associate Ewa Tabor-Maciejewska is another name to note, and has developed a strong track record in cases involving anti-competitive practices and practices violating collective interests of consumers. Senior associate Radosław Pawluk regularly advises on the competition aspects of M&A.

Practice head(s):

Robert Gago

Testimonials

The team is excellent, very precise and reactive. Having worked with the Polish offices of two other law international law firms in the past, I must say that Greenberg Traurig is way above the rest of them.

Key clients

Agora

Smithfield Foods

BNP Paribas Group

Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Bank Polska

Société Générale

Cyfrowy Polsat Group

Madison International

Innova Capital

Private equity Tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s seven-partner private equity team is led by industry veterans Lejb Fogelman and Jarosław Grzesiak and handles transactions across a variety of sectors, but with particularly outstanding coverage of the real estate industry. The group is able to leverage the firm's expertise from the tax, M&A, real estate, banking and finance, and capital markets departments, allowing it to provide a full service in terms of investment and exit strategies. Other key names include domestic and international private equity expert Rafał Baranowski and Aleksander Janiszewski, who also leads the impressive venture capital practice, which has carved out a real niche in the Polish technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Lejb Fogelman; Jarosław Grzesiak

Testimonials

The practice is distinguished from the competition by excellent service and substantive knowledge.

Very good timeliness of work.

Rafał Baranowski has great contact with the client, commitment, and innovation in seeking legal solutions.

Key clients

Blackstone

Madison International Realty

AnaCap Financial Partners

Innova Capital

Akron Investment

Mid Europa Partners

OTB Ventures

Penta Investments

OpenView Venture Partners

Spinnaker Capital Group

CVC Capital Partners

Abris Capital Partners

Dirlango

Benson Elliot

Azora Europa

Cosmose

Real estate Tier 1

Seasoned real estate lawyer Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch heads up the team at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which regularly handles high-profile transactions in the Polish market.  Of note, Nowakowska-Zimoch and Radomił Charzyński assisted Madison International Realty and Ghelamco with the €386m disposal of Warsaw Spire A to Immofinanz through a share purchase agreement. Lawyers are instructed by acquirers and sellers, tenants and landlords, developers and lenders on transactions across the office, retail and logistics sectors. Clients also benefit form the firm's other departments, with access to solid expertise in capital markets, M&A, tax, private equity and banking and finance matters. Real estate finance expert Agnieszka Stankiewicz is another key name, while senior associate Kamil Majewski is developing strong real estate expertise.

Practice head(s):

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch

Testimonials

Experience in the real estate sector having worked large and complex transactions; Strong leadership of the group including superb partners and associates; clear responsibilities and accountability and strong communication.

Agnieszka Stankiewicz is great in deal management, proposing solutions and negotiating for the client’s best interest. She understand all the aspects of real estate but also of M&A context.

Smartest real estate lawyers I have worked with on the transaction side so far. Reliable, responsive and going the extra mile if required.

Key clients

Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust

HB Reavis

Akron Investment

IMMOBEL

CA Immo

Madison International Realty LLP

ISOC Group

Invesco Real Estate

Union Investment Real Estate

Hansainvest Real Assets

Benson Elliot

Goldman Sachs

Ghelamco

Blackstone

LK Advisors

Banking and finance Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. has developed a strong offering for debt financing, advising borrows, lenders and sponsors on transactions under Polish, English and New York law. The group handles acquisition finance, high-yield offerings, bridge and mezzanine financing, real estate financings and financial restructuring. Regulatory work is another competency, and the group is often called upon in corporate reorganisations and transformations in the banking and financial sector. It is also at the forefront of the fintech sector and has experience of banking digitisation projects. The team is led by Andrzej Wysokiński, who advises on transactions and contentious banking issues. Aleksander Janiszewski is another name to note for domestic and cross-border finance, as well as venture capital finance. Agnieszka Stankiewicz is a real estate finance specialist.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Wysokiński

Key clients

Cyfrowy Polsat Group

BNP Paribas Group

Innova Capital

Newbridge Poland

Société Générale

CCC

Roust Corporation

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Tele-Fonika Kable

Lloyds Bank Plc

Robyg

Credit Suisse

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Paweł Pietkiewicz leads the team at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which works closely with the firm's global office network, to handle the Polish aspects of global litigation and arbitration. Team members are also highly specialised, with experience in other departments, giving them an advantage in disputes involving, for instance, the banking sector, real estate, corporate transactions, private equity and employment. A particularly strong area for the group is financial regulatory proceedings launched by the Polish Financial Supervision Commission, where it represents clients before the commission and administrative courts. Andrzej Wysokiński leads on commercial and securities litigation and Paweł Tatarczak specialises in disputes arising from M&A, real estate and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Pietkiewicz

Testimonials

Pro-active approach and out-of-the-box thinking combined with unique legal expertise.

Key clients

mBank

PZU

Spinnaker Capital Limited

Assa Abbloy Mercor Doors

Imperial Tobacco Polska

Abris Capital Partners

Property Finance Sweden

CEDC International

BGI Europe

Harper Hygienics

Rockcastle Global Real Estate Holdings and Serenada Property

BNP Paribas

Integer.pl and Advent International

Linetech

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team handles the spectrum of contentious and transactional work throughout the insolvency process, including handling crisis management, court applications and enforcement proceedings. It is also instructed on the implementation of contingency and restructuring proceedings, assisting distressed companies with setting up recovery plans. Andrzej Wysokiński leads the department, and draws on expertise in finance transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, as well as dispute resolution. Aleksander Janiszewski is another key member of the team, admitted to practice in New York, England and Poland.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Wysokiński

Key clients

Roust Corporation

Bank Pekao

Penta Investments

Employment Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. advises corporates on a variety of matters, including employment restructurings, mass redundancies, management contracts and share option schemes. The group also regularly leverages the firm's international office network across Europe and the US to handle cross-border matters. Anna Hałas-Krawczyk heads up the team and is a specialist in top-level management contracts and the associated incentive plans.

Practice head(s):

Anna Hałas-Krawczyk

Testimonials

Anna Hałas-Krawczyk has great experience in relevant sectors of the market coupled with functional expertise. Very good balance of business and legal.’

Their comments and advice were thoughtful and they made useful inputs in the environment of dynamic negotiations.

The team has unique in-depth knowledge of matters related to top executive compensation, as well as disputes.

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners

Alior Bank

PKP Energetyka

Chipita

CVC Capital Partners

Deutsche Bank

Innova Capital

Madison International Realty

Showmax CEE

CEDC International

Naspers

Citibank

Assa Abloy

PayPal

Żabka Polska

Porsche Inter Auto Polska

Tax Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s team works with the firm's real estate, M&A and capital markets departments, providing notable transactional tax expertise. It is also instructed on standalone work, including tax planning matters, in addition to a variety of tax controversy and litigation issues. Experienced tax lawyer Marek Kozaczuk takes the lead.

Practice head(s):

Marek Kozaczuk

Key clients

BNP Paribas Group

Société Générale

Deutsche Bank

ISOC Group

KGAL Investment Management

Telewizja Polsat

PGE Energia Odnawialna

Żabka Polska

CVC Capital Partners

Tritax EuroBox plc

White-collar crime Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s white-collar criminal defence department often works closely with the firm's European and US offices, providing international clients with an on the ground presence for cross-border cases involving Poland. The group is led by experienced litigator Paweł Pietkiewicz.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Pietkiewicz

TMT Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.'s practice has significant experience of the implementation and operation of IT systems, and also supports the US-based firm's transactional lawyers, providing advice on the integration of information systems and data migration. Michał Fereniec leads the team, and brings to bear experience in sports law and media rights.

Practice head(s):

Michał Fereniec

Key clients

Discovery Communications

Agora

Cyfrowy Polsat Group

Gremi Media

BNP Paribas Group

Deutsche Bank Polska

Ekstraklasa

Silvair

Eltel

Dirlango

OTB Ventures

Firm overview: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,200 attorneys in 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers help clients bridge diverse legal systems and cultures, with a focus on efficient, effective strategic advice and legal services.

GT in Poland: Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. offers a broad range of legal services in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, real estate, private equity, project finance, tax, litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings, competition and antitrust, asset securitisation, privatisations, and financial restructurings, as well as labour law and intellectual property. The Warsaw office is operated by Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k., an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Areas of practice:  With a team comprising 102 lawyers, Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office offers a broad range of capabilities. Its Polish practice provides legal services in mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, capital markets, real estate, private equity, tax, asset securitisation, financial restructurings, litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings, TMT as well as project finance structures.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Shareholder Jaroslaw Grzesiak grzesiakj@gtlaw.com +48 22 690 6260
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rafal Baranowski  photo Rafal Baranowski Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Michal Karol Bobrzynski  photo Michal Karol Bobrzynski Local Partner/Attorney-at-law
 Radomił Charzyński  photo Radomił Charzyński Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Michał Fereniec  photo Michał Fereniec Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Lejb Fogelman  photo Lejb Fogelman Shareholder
 Robert Gago photo Robert Gago Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Jarosław Grzesiak  photo Jarosław Grzesiak Shareholder
 Anna Halas-Krawczyk  photo Anna Halas-Krawczyk Local Partner Attorney-at-law
 Aleksander Janiszewski  photo Aleksander Janiszewski Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Tomasz Kacymirow  photo Tomasz Kacymirow Local Partner Attorney-at-law
 Marek Kozaczuk  photo Marek Kozaczuk Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Robert Lis  photo Robert Lis Local Partner
 Kamil Majewski  photo Kamil Majewski Senior Associate/Advocate
 Ireneusz Matusielański  photo Ireneusz Matusielański Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch photo Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch Shareholder
 Łukasz Pawlak  photo Łukasz Pawlak Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Radoslaw Pawluk  photo Radoslaw Pawluk Senior Associate
 Paweł Pietkiewicz  photo Paweł Pietkiewicz Shareholder
 Rafał Sieński  photo Rafał Sieński Shareholder/Attorney-at-law
 Agnieszka Stankiewicz  photo Agnieszka Stankiewicz Partner
 Ewa Tabor-Maciejewska photo Ewa Tabor-Maciejewska Senior Associate/Attorney-at-law
 Pawel Tatarczak  photo Pawel Tatarczak Local Partner/Advocate
 Andrzej Wysokinski  photo Andrzej Wysokinski Shareholder
Number of lawyers : 2,200
at this office : 102
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