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.
on its investment in Poland’s refining, wholesale, and jet fuel marketing segments through a number of acquisitions from PKN Orlen.
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited
a specialist investment company focused on investing in digital infrastructure assets in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America on its acquisition of Emitel, the operator of terrestrial radio and television infrastructure in Poland with a diverse portfolio of infrastructure assets, from Astatine Investment Partners.
on a joint venture with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna for the development, construction and operation of two offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, with a total potential capacity of up to 2.5GW.
A club of lenders
on a EUR863m financing for DCT Sp. z o.o. for the purpose of the construction of Terminal 3 of the deep water container terminal in Gdansk.
on a PLN5.125bn term and revolving facilities for financing of Polski Światłowód Otwarty sp. z o.o.
on a PLN2.5bn syndicated sustainability-linked financing granted by PKO Bank Polski, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Pekao, Alior Bank. and the Bank of China (Europe) Poland Branch.
PKO Bank Polski
on establishing a EUR4bn EMTN programme and the debut EUR750m issuance of Senior Preferred Notes.
European Investment Bank
on subscribing for EUR1.8bn notes issued by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego to finance the Ukraine Aid Fund.
on merger aspects of the planned acquisition by Stock Spirits Group of Polmos Bielsko-Biała.
in the appeal proceedings against the decision of UOKiK, in which UOKiK found a violation of consumer law by Yetico and imposed the highest fine in its history for such a violation. We secured 90 perc. reduction of that fine during the appeal proceedings.
a European independent real estate investment firm focusing on mission-critical supply chain assets, on the acquisition and development of a 45,000 sqm Class-A logistics facility in Western Poland, located near Poznan, one of the core logistics markets in Poland.
on the sale of three office buildings being a part of its mixed-use Fuzja revitalisation project in Łódź to the German investment fund KGAL Group for approximately EUR56m.
on negotiating the Construction and Assets Transfer Agreement and the Technical and Commercial Management Agreement with INKGA Investments (the investment arm of Ingka Group, the world’s largest IKEA franchise) for the 63MW Wysoka Wind Farm, as well as the underlying Turbines Supply Agreement, O&M Agreement and EPC Contracts with OX2’s subcontractors.
DIF Capital Partners
on the financing for the development of four wind farm projects in Poland, with a total capacity of 108MW.
Bank Pekao and Berlin Hyp
on a EUR125m financing for CH Promenada sp. z o.o. (part of the commercial portfolio of G-City Group in Poland) for the refinancing of Atrium Promenada, one of the largest shopping centres in Warsaw.
on refinancing of the Skyliner office building in Warsaw, a newly developed, green skyscraper of the Austrian investor, Karimpol Poland.
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Allen & Overy is a premium practice with an excellent reputation for its banking and finance activity. The law firm boasts a diversified transactional practice, covering areas such as acquisition, project and real estate finance. The practice is frequently instructed by lenders in high-stakes transactions, and also acts for borrowers. Allen & Overy offers regulatory advice and is well prepared to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions on the side of international banks.
Chambers Global 2023, Banking and Finance – Poland)
Remarkable strength in DCM transactions. Primarily acts for a range of major financial institutions, including retail banks and investment funds, and also has experience acting for the Polish state. With notable prowess in bond establishment and issuances, Allen & Overy assists blue-chip companies with their high-value bond programmes. The department also provides skilled guidance on regulatory matters.
Chambers Europe 2023 (Capital Markets: Debt – Poland)
Notable team best known for high-profile M&A deals on behalf of clients in the financial sector. Popular choice for cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. Also active in the real estate, manufacturing, food and drink, automotive and TMT industries. Acts for major domestic and European clients.
Chambers Global 2023 (Corporate/M&A – Poland)
Market-leading team in Polish competition that regularly assists with high-stakes merger control proceedings. Advises significant domestic and international companies on abuse of dominant position and cartels as well as state aid issues. Also offers expertise in EU law and advises on protection of consumer interests.
Chambers Europe 2023 (Competition/Antitrust – Poland)
Awards & accolades
- Law Firm of the Year in Poland, IFLR Awards 2022 & 2023
- Band 1 Banking and Finance practice in Poland, Chambers Global 2023, Chambers Europe 2023, Legal 500 2023, IFLR1000 2023
- Band 1 Corporate and M&A practice in Poland, Legal 500 2023
- Band 1 Project Finance practice in Poland, IFLR1000 2023
- Band 1 Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Poland, Legal 500 2023, Chambers Europe 2023
- Band 1 Capital Markets (Debt) practice in Poland, Chambers Global 2023, Chambers Europe 2023, Legal 500 2023, IFLR1000 2023
- Band 1 Competition/Antitrust practice in Poland, Chambers Europe 2023, Legal 500 2023, GCR 100 2023 (Elite)
News and insights
Publications: 22 February 2024
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Publications: 16 February 2024
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Publications: 25 January 2024
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News: 22 January 2024
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