Mr Marcin Bartczak > Dentons > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Capital Markets, Financial Institutions


Marcin Bartczak’s expertise is demonstrated by his deep knowledge of issues regarding financial institutions’ regulatory and operational environment. He has a track record of more than 25 years in advising on Polish capital markets and financial instruments and regulations, including PSD II, AML IV, EMD II and MiFID II.
He has unique experience related to reference rates, gained when advising in the process of harmonizing the WIBID and WIBOR reference rates with the requirements of the EU’s Benchmarks Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts and to measure the performance of investment funds).
He supervised a number of projects related to the implementation of investment fund structures, admission of securities to public trading, and preparation and negotiation of standard documentation for futures contracts. He participated in the preparation of recommendations of the Polish Banks Association related to standard documentation for derivatives.


Of Counsel at Dentons since 2021, previously Partner and Co-Head of Dentons’ Europe Financial Institutions Regulatory practice (2007-2020). Prior to that he worked at Clifford Chance, Citibank and Animex Bank.


Polish, English.


Admitted to the Polish bar since 1997.


University of Warsaw, Master of Laws.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Investment funds

The investment funds practice at Dentons handles the spectrum of issues, including the implementation of structures for closed-end funds, renegotiation of contracts with fund managers, regulatory advice and restructuring. Funds work is handled by Marcin Bartczak, who is an expert in capital markets and financial instruments, and Inga Dulska, a lawyer focusing on structuring and regulatory advice in relation to tax-efficient structures.

Poland > Capital markets

Dentons has a broad practice that stands out for equity capital markets, although it is also active on the debt and derivatives side. The group is also able to handle regulatory work; one notable example involved assisting GPW Benchmark with obtaining authorisation from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to administer all indices of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, a large part of the work relates to public M&A. Jakub Celiński leads the equity capital markets group for the Europe region, and also leads the wider capital markets department in Warsaw. Marcin Bartczak is recommended for his regulatory expertise, as is thought-leader Aleksander Chłopecki.

Poland > Banking and finance

Dentons‘ banking and finance team is noted for handling financing transactions in Poland and across the CEE region. It has notable expertise in real estate finance, acquisition finance, project finance and corporate finance, as well as bond issuances and regulatory compliance. The group distinguishes itself in CEE cross-border portfolio financings originated in Warsaw, Munich and Vienna. The co-heads of the team in Warsaw are Mateusz Toczyski and Marcin Bartczak; the latter is a co-chair of the firm’s European financial institutions regulatory team. Agnieszka Lipska, who made partner in April 2020, is a seasoned financial transactional lawyer focusing on the energy, heavy industry and manufacturing sectors. Corporate finance expert Bartosz Nojek also made partner. Counsel Tomasz Zwoliński has developed a niche in export finance, as well as the financing aspects of PPP deals. In March 2021, Mark Segall joined the group, having previously served as the head of the CEE banking practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k..