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.
- Santander Bank Polska, mBank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
- PSA International, The Polish Development Fund and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund
- Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MIRA), Inea S.A. and other companies from INEA 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
- Atrium European Real Estate
- Franklin Templeton Investments
- PKO Bank Hipoteczny
- Santander Bank Polska
- Banco Santander and its Polish subsidiary Santander Bank Polska
- Innova Capital
- The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings, a Canadian cannabis research & development company
- Cemex Polska
- One of the largest financial institutions in Poland
- Aareal Bank
- A multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company
- A multinational technology and e-commerce company
- A major Polish bank as a claimant
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
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
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
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
on refinancing for the acquisition of the Wars Sawa Junior department store complex in the Warsaw city centre, provided by Helaba.
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
on the issue of green covered bonds. This was the first issue of green covered bonds by a Polish mortgage bank.
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
on its acquisition of Deutsche Bank Polska’s retail business.
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
on its USD15.5m acquisition of 100% of shares in HemPoland, a Polish manufacturer and marketer of organic CBD oils and extracts.
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
on a high profile matter regarding a fin-tech antitrust investigation before the European Commission.
on Octava’s acquisition and refinancing of the Renaissance Tower, an office property 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 the product protected by the patent.
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
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.
Top-tier practice with an excellent reputation for the full spectrum of banking and finance work. Boasts a diversified transactional practice, covering areas such as acquisition, project and real estate finance. A popular choice for lenders in high-stakes transactions, also representing borrowers. Often involved in cross-border transactions involving a considerable number of jurisdictions.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Banking & Finance – Poland)
Remarkable strength in DCM transactions. Primarily advises banks and also represents the Polish state in the issuance of bonds. Active in derivatives transactions. Outstanding international experience, including assisting Polish entities in raising financing with foreign exchanges. Boasts strong regulatory expertise. Increasingly active in securitisation mandates.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Capital Markets: Debt – Poland)
Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.’s team of ‘open-minded professionals’ specialises in high-value cross-border M&A transactions, relating in particular to the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, financial services and TMT sectors.
Legal 500 2019 (Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Poland)
Market-leading team in the Polish competition market. Demonstrates prowess in antitrust mandates with a strong track record in handling cartel investigation cases, and also represents clients in court. Frequently advises on merger control, assisting high-profile domestic and international companies. Also offers expertise in EU law. Clients additionally benefit from its practical expertise in relation to abuse of dominant position, dawn raids and consumer protection.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Competition/Antitrust – Poland)
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Publications: 06 JULY 2020
On 19 June 2020 the Polish parliament adopted the act which amended, among others, the Act on Control of Certain Investments.Read more
Publications: 20 MAY 2020
Justyna Ostrowska, senior associate in Allen & Overy Warsaw, advises clients on new technologies, intellectual property and data protection law. In her podcast, she discusses the various stages of a…Read more
Publications: 15 MAY 2020
Poland is to gradually ease the lockdown measures adopted in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.Read more
News: 12 MAY 2020
Allen & Overy advised the Polish Development Fund S.A. (PFR) in connection with the implementation of the government financial support program for enterprises called "PFR Financial Shield for Small…Read more
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