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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

Tesco

Tesco

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.


Dover Corporation

Dover Corporation

(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.

Grupa Żywiec

Grupa Żywiec

(Polish subsidiary of Heineken) on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Browar Namysłów, valued at PLN500m.

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju

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.

Alior Bank

Alior Bank

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

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

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.

Santander Bank

Santander Bank

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.

The Lenders

The Lenders

on a PLN1.5bn refinancing of Emitel S.A.’s existing indebtedness.

The Lenders

The Lenders

on a PLN1.42bn 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.

Goodman European Partnership and Goodman Group

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.

Tesco

Tesco

on merger law aspects regarding the sale of its Polish business to Salling Group A/S.

Cemex Polska

Cemex Polska

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

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

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

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

A multinational technology and e-commerce company

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

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News: 07 MAY 2021

Kamil Jankielewicz rejoins Allen & Overy as Counsel and Head of the Polish Energy and Environmental practice

Allen & Overy announced that Kamil Jankielewicz has rejoined the firm as a Counsel in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Group (PENRI) and will lead the Polish Energy and…

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Publications: 13 APRIL 2021

New explanations by the President of UOKiK regarding the imposition of penalties on undertakings

Please refer to our latest publication written by Rafał Petruczuk on the recently published explanations regarding how the President of the UOKiK determines fine amounts for violations of competition…

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Publications: 02 FEBRUARY 2021

Pro Bono at A&O Warsaw

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.

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Publications: 25 JANUARY 2021

Changes in law relating to the return of real estate covered by the Warsaw Land Decree

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…

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