M&A transactions are one of our new flagship specialisations. For several years, we have been involved in, most probably, the largest merger in the history of Polish economy – the acquisition of Grupa LOTOS S.A. by PKN ORLEN S.A. As one of the a few law firms in Poland, we have the experience in conducting negotiations with the European Commission in cases where an anti-trust approval is required for an M&A transaction to be concluded.
Where can we support you?
Full support with regard to M&A transactions documentation
M&A transactions requiring approval from the European Commission
Due diligence audits
Divisions, reconstruction or mergers of companies governed by the commercial law
The sale or purchase of an enterprise
Business reorganisation consulting
What has our team worked on?
We are providing legal services for the merger of PKN ORLEN S.A. and Grupa LOTOS S.A. which includes obtaining the European Commission’s approval for the concentration.
We are coordinating the process of capital control takeover of ENERGA S.A. and PGNiG S.A. by PKN ORLEN S.A. In the case of the project concerning ENERGA S.A., we have also obtained the European Commission’s approval for the concentration.
We provided legal advice at the conclusion of the Standby Equity Distribution Agreement with a London-based investment fund for the benefit of a public company specialising in new technologies; value of the transaction amounted to PLN 12 M.
We provided legal services at one of the largest debt-to-equity transactions on the Polish market (with the conversion rate exceeding PLN 160 M) concerning debt restructuring in relation to concluded currency options contracts.
We provided consulting regarding the acquisition of TK Telekom Sp. z o.o. by Netia S.A. (the value of the transaction was ca. PLN 250 M). Legal support of opening a credit facility granted by a consortium of commercial banks to finance a transaction.
We supported the restructuring of a major press distributor in Poland. We coordinated the Client’s cross-border bonds issue with the transaction value exceeding PLN 100 M. We contributed to the purchase of the shares by an international investment fund.
We support public companies in fulfilling their information obligations.
Expert support of the Polish government’s stance in international arbitration proceedings regarding the correctness of bonds issue and mortgage effectiveness.
prof. Maciej Mataczyński