Wardyński & Partners


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Financial and corporate

Wardyński & Partners is a local firm active across M&A, banking, and capital markets and with a particular strength in project development.

In banking and finance the firm recently was mostly active on the lender side.

In capital markets the firm advised issuers on bonds and bondholders in restructurings. In equity work the firm advised Bank Ochrony Środowiska on its listing and a secondary share offering. 

In M&A and private equity the firm advised a mix of buyers and sellers in acquisition work, including the private equity acquisition by Investindustrial PE of HTL-Strefa shares from EQT PE. The firm also worked on a demerger and transfer of shares. 

In project development work the firm worked with client Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe on multiple power plant construction projects and tender bids. It also advised on multiple tenders in waste incineration and transportation and on a public-private partnership for a broadband network in the Mazovian region. 

Recent deal data highlights 

•Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu €59 million bond issue

•Bank Ochrony Środowiska €70 million secondary share offer

•Investindustrial PE €405 million acquisition of HTL Strefa 

•Jaworzno Power Plant 910MW coal-fired power plant

•KBTO Mazavian region broadband PPP

•Ostrołęka 1000MW power plant

•OT Logistics Pl330 million debt restructuring 

•SGL Carbon €175 million revolving credit facility

Client feedback

"Very responsive, precise advice and good value for money." – Banking 

"The team at Wardyński & Partners was responsive, proactive and adept at distilling the key issues and commercial concerns for our client." – Banking 

"Wardyński is one of the best friend firms in our network. We value their responsiveness and smooth cooperation, which our clients have come to appreciate." – Banking 

"I have been very happy with Wardyński. Their advice has been clear and to-the-point, and workflow management has worked flawlessly." – Banking 

"We received a proactive service from Wardyński when time was of the essence for our client." – Banking 

"Strong communication with the client and regulator, explaining what needs to be done, which information is necessary and representing the client's best interest." - Banking

"Overall very happy with their assistance. The team was responsive, available and service minded." – Banking

"Wardyński & Partners is a leading law firm and highly recommended in the banking matters. The banking & finance team I have worked with is strong and it has been a pleasure to work with them.  They provide timely and professional advice, complying fully with our and client' s requirements and expectations." – Banking 

"We've see the lawyers from Wardyński as almost a part of our company. They know our business so we do not have to spend money teaching them about funds as it was with other law firms." – Banking

"Flexible, creative, persistent in negotiations and adopted bank's perspective." – Banking 

"I'm very satisfied with the cooperation with W&P. Their analysis and work is of great quality. Communication is one of their greatest strengths." – Capital markets: debt

"Quick, accurate and sharp." – Capital markets: equity 

"Katarzyna Wójcik-Bąkowska and her team provided outstanding support during the transaction. Her control of the negotiations was superb." – M&A 

"Very good and commercial thinking M&A firm. Very strong partners and associates." – M&A

"Excellent service - very well coordinated multi-practice team with strong specialization and always available to support, even under great time pressures. Their team demonstrated technical strength on legal issues across multiple practice areas, and transactional and organisational capabilities in the implementation of a highly complex structure, with multiple vendors under tight timetables.  Their team worked with the very highest standard of English capability." – M&A 

"Speaking to Wardyński was always a pleasure. Their responses were to the point, timely, and they were always friendly, even though the transaction set-up changed quite frequently. In addition, Wardyński was always thinking proactively to resolve imminent issues for the client. Their general pragmatic approach to Polish law issues was very helpful in this respect." – M&A

"Strong attitude, good substantive knowledge in IT and public tender issues in Poland and perfect communication skills and reliability. Overall assessment - very good." – Project development