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Allen & Overy was one of the first international legal practices to open an office in Poland in 1991. Since then, we've developed into a leading practice in all core groups with an outstanding reputation for our role in a number of large-scale landmark transactions.

We seek to combine extensive international experience of managing corporate and financial transactions with both expertise in new and complex legal areas, and excellent local law advice provided by top-class Polish and foreign lawyers.

We have developed a team of lawyers with specialisations covering Allen & Overy’s core practice areas. This enables us to staff major transactions locally, with the facility to involve experts from other Allen & Overy offices if required. Our lawyers cooperate across practice groups to offer clients integrated and business-oriented solutions.

Our experience

Santander Bank Polska, mBank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Santander Bank Polska, mBank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

on financing of Suntago Water World, the largest tropical-themed water park in Poland and Europe.

PSA International, The Polish Development Fund and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund

PSA International, The Polish Development Fund and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund

on financing of the acquisition of DCT Gdańsk, the largest deepwater container terminal in Poland, from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super.

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MIRA), Inea S.A. and other companies from INEA group

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MIRA), Inea S.A. and other companies from INEA group

on the refinancing of the existing indebtedness of INEA group, the financing of the capex requirements and the general corporate purposes of the group.

Santander Bank Polska as the agent, and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, HSBC Polska, HSBC plc, Credit Agricole, EBRD, Société Générale Polska and Société Générale Frankfurt Branch

Santander Bank Polska as the agent, and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, HSBC Polska, HSBC plc, Credit Agricole, EBRD, Société Générale Polska and Société Générale Frankfurt Branch

on a PLN1.42 billion credit facility for TELE-FONIKA Kable to finance the acquisition of JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Limited.

Atrium European Real Estate

Atrium European Real Estate

on refinancing for the acquisition of the Wars Sawa Junior department store complex in the Warsaw city centre, provided by Helaba.

Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton Investments

on acquisition of an office building at Nowy Rynek complex in Poznań from Skanska.  Nowy Rynek is an investment located on the crossroads of Poznan’s main arteries, in the very heart of the city’s fastest developing quarter.

PKO Bank Hipoteczny

PKO Bank Hipoteczny

on the issue of green covered bonds. This was the first issue of green covered bonds by a Polish mortgage bank.

Santander Bank Polska

Santander Bank Polska

on establishing a EUR5bn EMTN programme and a EUR500m drawdown under the programme. It was the first EMTN programme established by Santander Bank Polska and the first Polish EMTN programme that includes an option to issue MREL-compliant notes. 

Banco Santander and its Polish subsidiary Santander Bank Polska

Banco Santander and its Polish subsidiary Santander Bank Polska

on its acquisition of Deutsche Bank Polska’s retail business.

Innova Capital

Innova Capital

on the acquisition of a 33.74% stake in Oshee Polska, a market leader in functional beverages and dietary products in Poland and the subsequent acquisition of Sonko, a rice and rice waffles producer.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings, a Canadian cannabis research & development company

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings, a Canadian cannabis research & development company

on its USD15.5m acquisition of 100% of shares in HemPoland, a Polish manufacturer and marketer of organic CBD oils and extracts.

Cemex Polska

Cemex Polska

in a landmark case originating in a cartel decision of the Polish Competition Authority by which the authority imposed the highest fines in its history on five cement producers, including Cemex Polska. After managing to secure a substantial decrease of the fine by the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and  subsequently by the Court of Appeal, we submitted a cassation (extraordinary appeal) against the Court of Appeal’s judgement.

One of the largest financial institutions in Poland

One of the largest financial institutions in Poland

on a high profile matter regarding a fin-tech antitrust investigation before the European Commission.

Aareal Bank

Aareal Bank

on Octava’s acquisition and refinancing of the Renaissance Tower, an office property in Warsaw.

A multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company

A multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company

in a case involving the defence of a patent against infringement by three pharmaceutical companies which simultaneously offered and marketed products with virtually identical compositions compared to the product protected by the patent.

A multinational technology and e-commerce company​

A multinational technology and e-commerce company​

in dealing with keyword advertising trade mark infringement allegations related to internet search advertising.

A major Polish bank as a claimant

A major Polish bank as a claimant

in three litigations against an insurer under export credit insurance agreements which involve aggregate claims exceeding EUR75m, complex cross-border legal issues, including Polish, Russian and Hungarian law, and which test the scope of the insurer’s liability and the duties of an insured financial institution.

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Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus – The European Commission adopts a temporary framework for state aid measures in the context of the ongoing pandemic

Please refer to our latest publication written by Aleksandra Kloczko and dr Malgorzata Dobrzynska-Dabska on the temporary State aid measures set out by The European Commission.

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Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: how it will impact insolvency law matters and what further action lawmakers can take

Polish lawmakers are preparing a financial and legal package to help businesses survive the crisis.  However, the Polish draft measures concerning the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic do not explicitly deal with bankruptcy and restructuring law and the pandemic has obviously created new insolvency law issues while exacerbating existing ones. Therefore, the following factors should be taken into account in any stress situation.

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Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: litigation in Poland

Implications for banking and consumer litigation during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, against the backdrop of the draft acts forming part of the "Anti-Crisis Shield" (the Draft Act), as at 26 March 2020.

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Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

(Niekoniecznie) intuicyjne wskazówki dla firm tracących płynność

 

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Warsaw

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