WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Poland

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WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr is an independent Polish firm active across banking, capital markets, M&A, and project development, with particular strength in infrastructure project development work. 

In banking, the firm advised Toys R Us on a multiple phase bridge financing. Otherwise, the firm worked for a mix of financial institutions acting as lenders and corporate entities acting as borrowers. 

In equity capital markets work the firm saw some work in regulatory advice and a transactions on share transfers. On the debt side, the firm advised a group of noteholders in Roust on the debt restructuring of the company. 

The vast majority of the firm’s work in M&A was in acquisitions for purchasers, but it also saw a small amount of work representing sellers and advising clients on mergers. For example, the firm advised PKO on the acquisition of the entirety of KBC TFI, a fund management company. 

In terms of project development the firm has worked in energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure, representing private companies. A notable transaction for the firm was advising Enea on the Ostrołęka C project, a project of the Polish government in the energy sector to construct coal-fired power units. 

The firm’s M&A team lost Paweł Hincz, who joined Baker McKenzie, but promoted Anna Wojciechowska to partner in January 2018. 

Other high profile clients of the firm are Siemens Finance, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, and Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych.

Client feedback

"Long lasting cooperation all over the years during the tendering phase and development of the modernisations of assets. The firm provides a comprehensive and business approach when providing legal services." – Project development, regulatory