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.
- Dover Corporation
- Grupa Żywiec
- Polski Fundusz Rozwoju
- Alior Bank
- ING Bank Hipoteczny
- Green Investment Group
- Santander Bank
- The Lenders
- The Lenders
- Atrium European Real Estate
- Goodman European Partnership and Goodman Group
- Cemex Polska
- A Polish bank
- A global bank
- A multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company
- A multinational technology and e-commerce company
on the sale of its business in Poland to Salling Group A/S. The transaction, which is subject to antitrust approval, includes the sale of 301 stores and its associated distribution centres and head office.
(Fortune 500 ranked company), an American conglomerate manufacturer of industrial products, on its acquisition of Solaris Laser, a world-leading manufacturer of industrial Fiber and CO2 laser coding, marking and engraving systems.
(Polish subsidiary of Heineken) on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Browar Namysłów, valued at PLN500m.
Polski Fundusz Rozwoju
(the Polish Development Fund) in connection with the implementation of a government financial support program for enterprises called "PFR Financial Shield for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises", following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
on establishing a PLN1.5bn bond programme. The Base Prospectus prepared for the programme is the first prospectus of a Polish bank that is compliant with the new Prospectus Regulation.
ING Bank Hipoteczny
on the establishment of a Reg. S EUR5bn mortgage covered bonds programme arranged by ING Bank N.V. and ING Bank Śląski S.A. and listed in Warsaw and Luxembourg.
Green Investment Group
(part of Macquarie Group) on the acquisition and refinancing of the 42MW Kisielice onshore wind farm located in Poland from an entity owned by a renewable energy fund manager, Impax Asset Management. The deal marks the first investment for GIG in Poland.
Polska, mBank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the financing of Suntago, the largest indoor water park in Europe, located in Mszczonów. It is one of the biggest aqua park financings in Europe with very complex support given by the sponsor under a project support agreement.
on a PLN1.5bn refinancing of Emitel S.A.’s existing indebtedness.
on a PLN1.42bn credit facility for TELE-FONIKA Kable to finance the acquisition of JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Limited.
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.
Goodman European Partnership and Goodman Group
on the sale of assets in Central and Eastern Europe for approx. EUR1bn to GLP. The transaction includes properties located in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
on merger law aspects regarding the sale of its Polish business to Salling Group A/S.
before the Polish Supreme Court in submitting a cassation appeal in the proceedings originally deriving from the cartel decision of the Polish Competition Authority in which five cement producers, including Cemex Polska, received the highest fine ever imposed by the authority.
A Polish bank
in a lender liability dispute in which the borrower claims that the takeover of pledged shares was excessive, regardless of the fact that the bank returned to the borrower an amount exceeding the unpaid loan. The dispute includes an interpretation of the provisions of registered pledge legislation, which are of crucial importance for financial institutions in Poland.
A global bank
in a court dispute against its Polish borrowers over an investment in a commercial property in the centre of Warsaw, following failed enforcement attempts against the sponsors of the borrowers in Ireland. The dispute, which included several days of evidentiary proceedings, cross-border witness testimonies and expert witnesses on Irish law, was settled shortly before the hearing before the Appellate Court in Warsaw.
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 products protected by a patent.
A multinational technology and e-commerce company
in dealing with keyword advertising trademark infringement allegations related to internet search advertising.
Premium practice with an excellent reputation for its banking and finance activity. Boasts a diversified transactional practice, covering areas such as acquisition, project and real estate finance. Frequently instructed by lenders in high-stakes transactions, and also acts for borrowers. Offers regulatory advice. Well prepared to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions on the side of international banks.
Chamber Global 2021 (Banking & Finance – Poland)
Remarkable strength in DCM transactions. Primarily advises banks and also represents the Polish state in the issuance of bonds. Further active assisting Polish blue-chip companies with their high-value bond programmes, as well as advising banks on establishing their own bond programmes. Skilled in advising on regulatory matters.
Chamber Global 2021 (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.
Chamber Global 2021 (Corporate/M&A - Poland)
News & insights
News: 15 FEBRUARY 2021
London – A cross-border team from Allen & Overy has advised Ørsted on its agreement, signed and announced on 10 February 2021, to form a 50/50 joint venture with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.…Read more
News: 08 FEBRUARY 2021
Allen & Overy is delighted to announce that Anna Pawelec joined the Banking & Finance team in Warsaw as senior associate on 8 February 2021.Read more
Publications: 02 FEBRUARY 2021
At Allen & Overy Warsaw, pro bono work has always been close to our heart. With the global pandemic, it became more important than ever to reach those in need.Read more
Publications: 25 JANUARY 2021
On 20 October 2020, amendments to the Act of 21 August 1997 on Real Estate Management entered into force, significantly limiting the possibility of restitution of real properties expropriated on the…Read more
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