Firm Profile > Clifford Chance > Warsaw, Poland

Clifford Chance
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00-660 WARSZAWA
Poland

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 1

With 'perfect industry know-how', the group at Clifford Chance excels in high-value financings in the form of consortium lending for Polish and domestic banks, refinancing deals, and debt restructuring. The department includes Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz, who is a leader in debt securities and securitisation projects. Andrzej Stosio's expertise in both banking and capital markets enables him to handle a variety of financings, refinancings and debt restructurings for financial institutions. Milosz Golab is well-versed in corporate finance. Counsel Irena Floras-Goode has a strong regulatory practice, and regularly advises Polish and foreign banks. In 2020, Grzegorz Abram departed to White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k..

Practice head(s):

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz; Andrzej Stosio

Other key lawyers:

Miłosz Gołąb; Irena Floras-Goode

Testimonials

‘The team is very proactive and pragmatic. They always take the time to understand our institution and our needs.’

‘Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is simply an ace. His expertise as well as his approach to clients and his negotiation skills leave nothing to be desired.’

‘Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz – professional with unique experience and knowledge in the banking sector’

‘Very professional and client-oriented team. Perfect industry know-how.’

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Caixabank S.A., Erste Group Bank AG, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A., ING Bank Śląski S.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Bank EU AG

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

INEA S.A.

Iglotex S.A.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

mBank S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A.

European Investment Bank

Zakłady Farmaceutyczne „POLPHARMA” S.A.

Hoist Finance

Cerrad sp. z o.o.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.

EPP Sp. z o.o., EPP Office – Park Rozwoju Sp. z o.o.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 1

Clifford Chance is most noted for its debt capital markets practice, where it advises on the full spectrum of bonds and securities offerings for domestic and foreign issuers, and is able to draw on the expertise of practitioners in Paris and London. The Warsaw office is also home to a strong equity capital markets team that is regularly engaged in public M&A and share transactions. Counsel Jarosław Lorenc, who heads up the equity capital markets team, is often instructed on the Polish aspects of international public offerings of securities, as well as public M&A deals. Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz handles debt securities and securitisation projects.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Lorenc

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz; Andrzej Stosio; Agnieszka Janicka; Anna Biała; Jan Zdzienicki

Testimonials

‘Efficient team in the field of capital markets, both equity and debt. Extensive transaction experience.’

‘Agnieszka Janicka and Jarosław Lorenc should be mentioned. Agnieszka presents unique market experience, while Jarosław has extensive knowledge of capital markets.’

Key clients

AccorInvest Group S.A.

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Cerrad sp. z o.o.

Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.

Bank Millennium S.A.

Deutsche Bank S.A.

mBank Hipoteczny S.A.

Commerzbank

European Investment Bank

Pekao Bank Hipoteczny S.A.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

According to a client, Clifford Chance offers 'the greatest M&A experience on the Polish market’, with a team that is 'brilliant at making the "complex" "simple"'. The firm is well placed to handle large-cap and cross-border deals, and the Warsaw office is often used as a launchpad for transactions across the CEE region. The department is ably led by managing partner Agnieszka Janicka, whose practice covers major corporate and private equity deals. Marcin Bartnicki  focuses on corporate and commercial work in the financial services sector. Also recommended is Wojciech Polz, who is noted for cross-border acquisitions, international projects and risk management. Counsel Krzysztof Hajdamowicz is noted for deals across the region.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Janicka

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Bartnicki; Wojciech Polz; Tomasz Derda; Krzysztof Hajdamowicz

Testimonials

‘Greatest M&A experience on the Polish market’

‘The team are brilliant at making the “complex” “simple”. As part of my role, I negotiate transactions across Europe and the Polish Clifford Chance team are by far one of the most impressive.’

‘Wojciech Polz – in a sentence he is best described as “turning complexity into simplicity”. Wojciech, has a great ability to explain and guide his clients through complex negotiations in a simple manner. As well as being professional, he is also personable and maintains a relationship with his clients even when not engaged on a transaction.’

‘Very empathetic team, excellent people skills, very pleasant to work with’

‘Krzysztof Hajdamowicz – incredibly knowledgeable legal partner, while superbly managing local and global stakeholder expectations. Moreover, well connected and always willing to support functional leaders beyond pure legal or M&A advice.’

‘For sure the team is capable to suggest out-of-the-box solutions to not-typical cases. Even in very complicated ones, they were able to find a way to tackle it.’

‘Wojciech Polz is the person I mostly worked with – he is a hard-working professional with broad industry knowledge, you can rely on in various situations.’

Key clients

AXA Group

Pfizer, Inc.

Ringier Axel Springer Polska sp. z o.o.

Polomarket sp. z o.o.

Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. (ARP S.A. – Industrial Development Agency)

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Clifford Chance's 'top of the market' team handles the gamut of competition law issues, with experience across cartel and antitrust law, litigation and compliance. Merger proceedings and state aid cases are core to the practice, and matters where Piotr Bogdanowicz takes the lead. The group is led by Iwona Terlecka, whom clients rate for her representations before the competition and consumer protection authorities, as 'highly qualified antitrust lawyer with deep knowledge and experience'. Adelina Prokop, who was promoted to counsel in November 2019, handles competition-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Iwona Terlecka

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Bogdanowicz; Adelina Prokop

Testimonials

‘Clifford Chance’s antitrust practice continues to be top of the market in Poland. Led by Iwona Terlecka, Clifford Chance remains for us the go-to place for merger control and general antitrust matters. ’

‘Iwona Terlecka – excellent expertise, excellent contacts in the UoKiK, well respected by the authorities. Marta Matynia – very knowledgeable associate, excellent client communication, smart and pragmatic’

‘Competent, quality, punctual, experienced ’

‘The Team is unique due to excellent approach and support received each time. Their replies are prompt and high level quality. ’

‘Iwona Terlecka – high qualified antitrust lawyer with deep knowledge and experience.’

‘Very good quality, in particular given efficient and sensible prioritization of tasks. Overall, attractive price-performance ratio. We would definitely instruct them again.’

‘We worked with Iwona Terlecka and Marta Matynia. We were very satisfied with their work. Iwona showed great knowledge of the Polish legal system and the practical implications. She also provided very good strategic advice. Marta is very dedicated and understands the business implications of particular questions. She was very much in the details of the case and was very well prepared for meetings. Over the course of the project, Iwona and Marta developed a very good understanding of the business and the business needs, so that the final advice was very practical.’

Poland > Construction Tier 1

Strong in both contentious and non-contentious work, the 'very professional' construction team at Clifford Chance is directed by real estate specialist Daniel Kopania. It also includes 'exceptional lawyer' Michał Drwal, an experienced litigator known for his work in complex infrastructure disputes (with an emphasis on the motorway and railway sectors) and public procurement expert Piotr Bogdanowicz. In broader terms, the group maintains 'good contacts' within the sector and guides clients from the initial stages of procurement through to remedial matters such as defect rectification and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Kopania

Other key lawyers:

Michal Drwal; Piotr Bogdanowicz

Testimonials

‘Very professional, accessible and motivated: retains huge involvement in all issues. Very open to suggestions.’

‘Michal Drwal is an exceptional lawyer. Has helped our company tremendously. Some of the approaches in our cases have been really innovative.’

‘Great relationships with clients. ’

‘Good contacts within the construction sector.’

Key clients

Polskie LNG S.A.

PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.

Capital Park

Golub Gethouse

Abener Energia S.A.

Dragados S.A.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The 'tenacious and thorough' team at Clifford Chance is well-established on the Polish market, handling high-value litigation in Poland, and acting as a base for cross-border disputes across the CEE region. The group is well-versed in arbitration and commercial litigation before courts at all levels, and in public procurement cases and matters involving criminal and regulatory liability. Co-heading the department are Bartosz Krużewski, who also jointly leads the firm's European dispute resolution practice, and is an experience commercial litigator and international arbitration counsel; and Marcin Ciemiński who leads on regulatory disputes and white-collar criminal defence. Counsel Michał Drwal is noted for his construction and infrastructure dispute practice, while fellow counsel Robert Moj has developed a strong construction and engineering disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Bartosz Krużewski; Marcin Ciemiński

Other key lawyers:

Michał Drwal; Robert Moj; Paweł Pogorzelski; Adelina Prokop; Monika Diehl

Testimonials

‘ Clifford Chance Team in Poland is one of the most professional and qualified litigation teams I have worked with in many different jurisdiction and countries. They have work for us successfully in two super arbitration proceeding related to construction of power plants with high-value claims. They work very closely with the client and they adapt the work to client’

‘Tenacious, thorough and encyclopaedic knowledge of arbitral procedure and Polish securities law. ’

‘Bartosz Kruzewski is a smart, strategic, tenacious litigator.’

Adelina Prokop is a highly intelligent, thoughtful associate – and an excellent advocate.

‘The team stands out in two ways. They are generally super-professional, pro-actively following up every relevant thread, and also suggesting clear priorities and what lanes we need to close. I’ve never felt the need to remind the team of anything, they keep the ball rolling and make sure we’ve covered the necessary legal angles. Obviously they also actively solicit our input where needed. It accumulates in the 2nd observation; they show a great deal of ownership to our case, genuinely acting as if it was their ‘own’ case and recommending actions with that perspective.’

‘Our case has been handled by Michal Drwal from the get-go. His involvement and ownership of the case has been fantastic. He very well oversees the legal and procedural framework and manages our expectations well. More importantly, he has drafted and run a clear legal strategy. He very clearly communicates and is super pro-active in following-up every relevant thread. He’s personally prepped me and others for testimony.

‘Good communication with client and willingness to try various methods to end litigation. Understanding of business. Proactiveness.’

‘Robert Moj – litigator with strategic approach’

Key clients

Invenergy Renewables LLC

GE Capital

Royal Unibrew A/S

Mondelez Polska sp. z o.o.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

HSBC Bank Polska S.A.

Polskie LNG S.A.

Manchester Securities Corporation

Abener Energia S.A.

Nova-Inwestycje sp. z o.o. SKA

Rexnord GmbH

Poland > Investment funds Tier 1

Clifford Chance's investment funds practice group specialises in advising major financial institutions on the establishment of asset managers in Poland, licensing and passporting issues, regulated fund issues and fund management regulations. Coordinating the team is Andrzej Stosio, who has a background in capital markets and banking law. Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is noted as a finance expert, while Wojciech Polz brings to bear solid private equity experience.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Stosio

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz; Wojciech Polz

Key clients

TFI PZU

NN Investment Partners TFI

Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego – BGK

KWASA Europe S.à r.l.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. – PFR

Poland > Private equity Tier 1

The 'broad scope' of the practice at Clifford Chance is appreciated by clients; both in terms of sector expertise, which includes retail, healthcare, infrastructure and financial services; and the depth of legal expertise within the firm, such as competition and capital markets. The group benefits from the firm's strong international network, and is often called on in cross-border investments around the CEE region. Leading the department are managing partner Agnieszka Janicka, alongside Wojciech Polz ('his full understanding of even most complex financial aspects in a PE transaction is outstanding') and Marcin Bartnicki. Counsel Tomasz Derda is increasingly active in relation to private equity transactions and exits.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Janicka; Marcin Bartnicki; Wojciech Polz

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Derda

Testimonials

Experienced partners, commercial approach and focused on problem solving and moving forward.’

Broad scope of legal advice and support in relation to different areas required for PE transactions (real estate, antimonopoly, capital markets etc).’

The team consists of experienced individuals that have huge experience of various M&A transactions. Additionally the vast network of offices provides the support on knowledge sharing and cross border capabilities.’

I had the pleasure to cooperate with Wojciech Polz on several occasions and was impressed with his exceptional engagement during the whole transaction process. He has strong transactional experience coupled with comprehensive legal knowledge. His full understanding of even most the complex financial aspects in a PE transaction is outstanding compared to his peers and definitely valuable in transaction negotiations. Wojciech is engaged throughout the whole process with great attention to details despite his senior position.’

Key clients

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

United Petfood Producers NV

L’biotica sp. z o.o.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 1

The public procurement offering at Clifford Chance is led by state aid specialist Piotr Bogdanowicz. Highly regarded for supporting clients through the entirety of the investment process, it advises on compliance with EU treaties, the drafting of contracts and (where necessary) representations before the National Chamber of Appeals. The group also advises on the preparation of bankable drafts that eliminate re-tendering risk and assistance with project financing. A recent highlight is its work for Pfizer Polska, a case which dealt with the supply of a pneumococcal vaccine to the Ministry of Health (and ultimately led to proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeals).

Practice head(s):

Piotr Bogdanowicz

Key clients

Polskie LNG S.A.

Pfizer Polska sp. z o.o.

Doraco Nieruchomości Sp. z o.o.

TFI Energia S.A.

Indra Sistemas Polska sp. z o.o.

C&C Wind sp. z o.o.

Orange Polska S.A.

Sochaczew Municipality

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Clifford Chance's restructuring and insolvency group has an active practice acting for creditors in high-profile financial restructurings. The group also advises investors and servicers of distressed assets and non-performing loan portfolios. Co-chairing the practice are litigator Bartosz Krużewski, and banking lawyers Andrzej Stosio and Miłosz Gołąb. Gołąb in particular is has experience of in- and out-of-court debt restructurings of capital groups, often involving multiple layers of creditors. Michał Jadwisiak is another lawyer with cross-border financial restructuring knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Bartosz Krużewski; Andrzej Stosio; Miłosz Gołąb

Other key lawyers:

Michał Jadwisiak

Testimonials

‘The team has experience based on real cases’

‘Openness to review the reality of status for the restructuring company and look for a solution which can be supportive for both sides. Not only for the client or bank.’

Very extensive knowledge, experience and practical approach to the issues.’

Miłosz Gołąb – very competent, always available, supportive.’

Key clients

OT Logistics S.A.

mBank S.A.

Work Service S.A.

CTL Logistics Sp. z o.o.

Gdańska Stocznia „Remontowa” im. J. Piłsudskiego S.A.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

Tarczyński S.A.

Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 1

A key feature of Clifford Chance's white-collar, regulatory ad compliance team is that it is able to draw on the firm's international office network, enabling the team to handle cross-border corporate investigations around the CEE region. The group is knowledgeable on the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The team is also often called upon to represent corporates and individuals in Polish criminal proceedings, both as defendants and injured parties. An area of growth for the lawyers is criminal tax- and bankruptcy-related cases, where the group has experience representing clients before criminal and administrative courts. Heading the team is Marcin Ciemiński, who is a highly experienced defence counsel, and also advises on regulatory and internal investigations, concerning corruption and fraud. Counsel Paweł Pogorzelski has developed a strong practice concerning investigatory issues involving Poland and the region; senior associate Monika Diehl is increasingly active in regulatory and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Ciemiński

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Pogorzelski; Monika Diehl; Michał Magdziak

Testimonials

‘Clifford Chance’s white collar crime team has an unique expertise in the field and great experience. Their individual approach towards the client together with their practical knowledge contribute a lot to great client-advisor relationship. The team collaborated very well with other external advisors of mine and provided comprehensive assistance.’

‘Marcin Ciemiński is one of the best legal advisors I have ever worked with. His comprehensive knowledge, calming attitude, so helpful in cases of a white collar crimes nature and his broad expertise make him a really valuable advisor.’

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

At Clifford ChanceAgnieszka Janicka and counsel Paweł Puacz head the team. The group acts for a range of clients, including industry associations (e.g. The Association of Polish Papermakers), investors, contractors, financial institutions and project finance banks. The group also handles energy-related matters for sovereign wealth and infrastructure funds. John Laing is a recent client win.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Janicka; Pawel Puacz

Testimonials

‘The team is able to provide the best legal and regulatory advice regarding energy. Always on time, always accurate, always on budget. ’

‘In my view it is the level of engagement, the proactive attitude and their effort to help us in any circumstance that stands out. All team members are exceptional. ’

‘Clifford Chance Poland team of Energy and natal resources is a group of top-tier legal expertise in the renewable energy field, providing innovative legal advice through full breadth of all aspects of our activities in the renewable energy sector in Poland – regulatory, commercial, financing and litigation.’

‘Pawel Puacz, counsel – a seasoned figure in the energy sector and remains one of the go-to lawyers for regulatory and renewable energy concerns, being an excellent strategic adviser. Pawel does not limit himself to providing legal advice but has a commercial mind which adds tremendous value to our business. ’

‘ Pawel Puacz: He has been running our affairs for many years and he is our contact on a daily basis: a person who is highly committed and knowledgeable about the energy market.’

Key clients

Invenergy Renewables LLC

Taaleri Energia

wpd offshore solutions GmbH

John Laing

Eesti Energia AS

RP Global

Polenergia S.A.

International Paper – Kwidzyn sp. z o.o.

C&C Wind sp. z o.o.

Windflower Poland sp. z o.o.

Enwind sp. z o.o.

Abener Energia

GIG

Centrica Energy Trading A/S

Veolia Energia Polska sp. z o.o.

Association of Polish Papermakers

Poland > Private client Tier 2

Clifford Chance's private client work arises from the firm's high-end corporate department. Lawyers are often called upon to advise individuals and individual shareholders on their investments and disputes in Poland, able to draw on the firm's international office network for cross-border matters. The group is led by managing partner Agnieszka JanickaBartosz Krużewski handles private client litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Janicka

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Krużewski; Marcin Ciemiński

Poland > Real estate Tier 2

The Polish real estate team at Clifford Chance is led by construction contract specialist Daniel Kopania. The group has experience advising on real estate acquisitions, developments and financing, and is known for its ability to handle substantive cross-border work. In one highlight, it advised Catella European Residential Fund on its €20m acquisition of a mixed-use project from US developer Hines. 'Outstanding associate' Maciej Bocheński is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Kopania

Other key lawyers:

Maciej Bochenski

Testimonials

‘Outstanding quality of drafting. One step ahead in thinking and considering negotiation scenarios.’

‘Maciej Bochenski – outstanding associate, very polite, responsive and client friendly’

‘Clifford Chance’s real estate and real estate finance teams are capable of handling a large variety of matters related to our business.Their services are multidisciplinary, which makes working with them very efficient. They understand the business rationale behind legal work and are focused on creating value added to our business, which help us to keep the momentum.’

Each of the lawyers deliver high quality advice on time and understands our business. I highly value his attention to details, legal knowledge, transaction management skills and availability.’

‘The CC Poland team make efforts to link in with colleagues in the UK to understand everything that is going on with our wider business. It would be easy to focus on the specific Polish Real Estate requirements and take a narrow view however they understand the value they bring to us by looking at the bigger picture and spotting potential issues and conflicts that could be created. ’

‘Maciej Bochenski always goes above and beyond to ensure we get our projects completed on time in spite of our often busy schedules that are focussed on other areas and manages to do so in a professional and non-patronising way. He successfully ensures we are aware of the real critical items that need our attention while allowing other “nice to have” items to drift a little if we do not have the time – this is critical in our high growth business where there is not enough time to do everything and judgements are required on what needs the focus of the day. Maciej also brings a very strong personal approach over and above the business/professional service he delivers which fits well with the culture of our team.’

Key clients

AEW

Atrium (Aerium)

EPF (Kwasa)

CBRE GI

mBank

Hillwood

Hines

Prologis

Blackstone

The Hut Group

Grosvenor

Arrow Capital/Cerberus

UPC Polska

Poland > Employment Tier 3

Counsel Tomasz Derda leads the employment team at Clifford Chance. The group, which acts for a significant number of private equity funds, regularly assists with contract terminations and the preparation of management incentives. In addition, the team handles reputation sensitive cases in relation to bullying, discrimination, union disputes and covers pre-court negotiations, internal investigations and cooperation with forensic auditors. The team is also increasingly instructed to handle matters relating to fatal accident inquiries. Grzegorz Nowaczek and Aleksandra Ulatowska are key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Derda

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Nowaczek; Aleksandra Ulatowska

Testimonials

‘I cooperated with Mr. Grzegorz Nowaczek and Mrs. Aleksandra Ulatowska. They both approached the problem professionally.’

‘A highly responsive team that provides pragmatic and high quality advice.’

‘Tomasz Derda – very approachable, sharp and pragmatic lawyer. He is able to quickly find solutions for complex matters.

Grzegorz Nowaczek – very responsive and diligent lawyer. ’

Key clients

Naspers

Bridgepoint Advisers Limited

Allegro.pl

Waterland

Arvato

CBRE Global Investors and CBRE Global Investors Administration

Stryker Polska

Prologis Management

Mentor Graphics Poland

Two Sigma

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The healthcare and life sciences group at Clifford Chance stands out for assisting pharmaceutical, medical and chemical companies on their corporate and commercial activities in Poland. The team is led by Marcin Ciemiński from the firm's white-collar and regulatory group. Counsel Paweł Pogorzelski often supports Ciemiński with regulatory issues, and is experienced in compliance, internal investigations and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Ciemiński

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Pogorzelski; Justyna Błażejczyk-Kuwał

Poland > Insurance Tier 3

The team at Clifford Chance stands out for assisting insurance-sector clients with big-ticket cross-border M&A transactions, group restructurings and strategic projects, drawing on the firm's multijurisdictional presence. It is also regularly involved in regulatory proceedings resulting from M&A transactions, as well as advising policyholders on W&I insurance. Co-heading the practice group are corporate lawyer Marcin Bartnicki and financial services regulatory expert Marta Bieniada, who one clients notes 'always looks for the best and the most appropriate solutions for what we can do and what's good for our business'.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bartnicki; Marta Bieniada

Testimonials

The team consists of lawyers that are experienced in insurance law giving high-quality advice and legal help. What is more, this team shares its legal and regulatory ideas not only when working with us but also on a business development level.

The team at Clifford Chance looks at the regulatory and legal challenges in our insurance industry from a highly interesting perspective. The lawyers there are open to adopting our views, which makes the cooperation with Clifford Chance profoundly helpful.

Marta Bieniada always looks for the best and the most appropriate solutions for what we can do and what’s good for our business. We value the most Marta Bieniada’s team commitment and open-minded approach to all important legal and business issues as well.

Key clients

AXA

Neon Underwriting Limited

Euler Hermes

Allied World Assurance Company

EBRD

PZU

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Poland > TMT Tier 4

The TMT practice at Clifford Chance is led by M&A specialist Marcin Bartnicki. The group is a popular choice for financial services companies and private equity houses, where it is routinely instructed to assist with data privacy work as well as the design and implementation of transitional technology arrangements. The client portfolio also includes key players in the consumer goods, retail and automotive sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bartnicki

Key clients

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Ringier Axel Springer Polska sp. z o.o.

Allegro.pl sp. z o.o.

Cinven

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

HSBC Bank Polska S.A.

The firm: Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, it prides itself on its approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. The firm always strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. It provides them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Types of work undertaken
Capital markets: the capital markets practice concentrates on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.

Corporate: the corporate practice handles some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. It combines global transaction capability with a full service of English, US and civil law expertise in the key financial centres across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition to mainstream M&A, the firm also encompasses leading specialist practices in: commercial contracts, competition and antitrust, communications, energy, healthcare, financial institutions, funds, investment banking, insurance, media and technology, and private equity.

Finance: Clifford Chance’s finance practice is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

Litigation, dispute resolution and risk management: the firm has experience in virtually all segments of the business and financial markets across multiple jurisdictions. The lawyers work with clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively – whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques.

Real estate: Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. The practice advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.

Tax, pensions, employment and incentives: Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm. The firm is uniquely placed to provide leading edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securities, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.

The pan-European VAT group advises on all areas of VAT and has particular strength advising on novel and complex issues in the structured finance, financial services, corporate finance and real estate sectors.

The team of experienced employment, employee benefits, ERISA, immigration and pensions specialists work with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.

International offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Riyadh**

*Linda Widyati & Partners in association with Clifford Chance

**Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in Riyadh

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Advice To My Younger Self: Reflections of Successful Women Lawyers

Women lawyers open up about their careers and defining choices

Advice To My Younger Self: Reflections of Successful Women Lawyers is published by The Legal 500‘s GC Magazine in collaboration with Clifford Chance. Now in its second release, the book is a practical resource for anyone interested in charting a successful career path at a law firm or by moving in-house. It features interviews with 20 women partners, alumnae and in-house counsel, with additional contributions from members of Clifford Chance’s senior management and US-based recruiting team. Visit our website to learn more about practical tips for building your career.

http://www.legal500.com/clifford-chance/advice-to-my-younger-self


RISING LAWYERS open up about their priorities and strategies for success

Their Voices: Insights from Today’s Rising Lawyers by The Legal 500‘s GC Magazine in collaboration with Clifford Chance. Geared primarily for students and junior lawyers, the book is a practical resource for those considering law school or just beginning a legal career. Twenty junior lawyers offer diverse perspectives on what inspires them about the law, and the strategies that are helping them stay in touch with their priorities and define the future of their careers. Their Voices also provides insights for senior lawyers as they mentor the next generation of leaders.

http://www.legal500.com/clifford-chance/their-voices