Clifford Chance Janicka Krużewski Namiotkiewicz is one of the strongest firms in Poland. Highly respected for its work in finance, debt capital markets and M&A, the firm often acts on some of the largest deals in the country and the region.
In the banking space the firm is one of the strongest on the lender side of transactions. It often acts as counsels to leading Polish banks and international financial instructions on syndicated loans, project finance, credit facilitates, refinancing, and restructuring transactions in Poland and foreign jurisdictions. It’s equally active on the borrower side of mandates and the team often advises leading international private equity firms and funds and real estate developers on acquisition finance, real estate development and mezzanine financings. It is also active on the buy-side acquisitions of performing and non-performing loan portfolios.
In project finance the firm is strong in energy sector work, often working on the lender side. However, it also has notable expertise in the financing and development of infrastructure projects in foreign countries.
The finance team has a strong debt offering and often advises banks as issuers and arrangers on a mix of vanilla, hybrid, euro bond and green bond issues. It also often advises the banks on the country's treasury bond issues.
The firm's corporate practice has a strong M&A expertise. The firm is active in both traditional M&A and private equity transactions. It has a sector-wide knowledge and acts on both buy and sell side of domestic and cross border transactions.
Recent Deal Data highlights
•Apollo Global Management €800 million financing
•Bank Millennium PLN1.8 billion acquisition of Euro Bank
•Blackstone €600 million acquisition of Goodman Group European logistics portfolio
•Hoist Finance PLN400 million acquisition of GetBack non-performing portfolio
•IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, Polish Development Fund and PSA International acquisition DCT Gdańsk
•Integer €125 million financing
•Republic of Poland €2 billion dual tranche green bond issue
•Santander €5 billion EMTN programme
"Highly professional advices provided by professional team with cross-border services." – Banking
"Very satisfied with the support. Always available, knowledgeable, client-friendly and nery nice to interact with." – M&A
"Excellent substantive preparation and commitment, flexibility within the team to achieve goals, creative problem solving, resistance to stress and high negotiation skills." – M&A
"Excellent service, high dedication and top quality of work." – M&A
"Extremely high experience and negotiation skills." – M&A
"Excellent negotiations skills and exceptional experience in M&A deals." – M&A
"Highly professional and engaged." – M&A
"The firm is focused on delivering timely high quality product. The lawyers have always business-practical approach." – M&A
"I am satisfied with the legal services provided by Clifford Chance. In my opinion, Clifford is one of the best law firms on the Polish market in terms of the M&A and capital markets practices." – M&A
"Strengths include very thorough analysis of the case, preparation of several detailed documents, excellent communication across various stake-holders (management, banks, shareholders etc), as well as personal commitment to achieving successful results. Given the winning result, I cannot indicate any weakness." – Project finance
"High professionalism, knowledge of the topic, precision and speed in action and strong communication skills." – Project finance