International and Polish companies and investors rely on Linklaters’ knowledge of the local market and the firm’s global experience.
The Warsaw office comprises a number of Poland’s most respected Polish and internationally qualified lawyers.
Linklaters is the first port of call for clients seeking expertise in domestic, cross-border and regional corporate/M&A, banking, capital markets and real estate transactions. These teams work closely with the firm’s litigation/arbitration, TMT, IP, tax and competition/antitrust specialists in Poland to advise clients on their most significant M&A, private equity, real estate and finance deals.
Transactional know-how and regulatory expertise is another hallmark of Linklaters’ offering in Warsaw.
Recent transactions include advising
- Credit Agricole, Royal Bank of Scotland and Citi as Mandated Lead Arrangers in relation to secured financing related to the acquisition of Polish television company Telewizja Polsat by Cyfrowy Polsat S.A., Poland’s leading satellite television broadcaster, also controlled by billionaire Zygmunt Solorz-Zak. It was one of the largest financing transactions in Poland in 2011, including a first classic high-yield structure on the Polish market
- Mid Europa Partners on all aspects of its divestment from Aster, the leading Polish cable-TV company and Poland's first quadruple-play service provider, offering television, broadband internet and mobile and fixed-line telephony services. The deal which was signed in December 2010 was cited as the largest private equity transaction of 2010 in the CEE
- on the corporate merger of Santander Consumer Bank S.A. with AIG Bank Polska S.A. The merger followed a joint venture entered into by Santander and AIG in June 2010
- Eurohypo AG and ING Bank NV in connection with a facility for the acquisition of nine shopping centres across Poland by GE Capital Real Estate Polish Retail Fund. It was the largest single transaction real estate portfolio financing in Poland since 2004
Linklaters operates in Poland through a local partnership under the name Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, which is affiliated to Linklaters LLP.
Co-Managing Partner, Real Estate - Artur Kulawski
Co-Managing Partner, Capital Markets - Francis Kucera
Senior Partner, Corporate, Litigation/Arbitration - Cezary Wiśniewski
Corporate/M&A - Marta Błeszyńska, Marcin Schulz
Finance and Projects - Jarosław Miller
Private Equity - Tomasz Żórawski
Competition/Antitrust - Małgorzata Szwaj
Litigation & Arbitration - Zbigniew Kruczkowski
TMT/IP - Ewa Kurowska-Tober
Tax - Mikołaj Bieniasz