Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets Department

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What the team is known for Top-notch DCM practice with a strong track record of acting on market-leading transactions. The team assists financial institutions as arrangers and bookrunners on high-value bond issuances, including by the Republic of Poland. Additionally acts for banks on establishing their bonds programmes as well as assisting the issuers. Also handles a range of transactions in the equity field, including tender offers. Clients benefit from the department's close links to the firm's London and Luxembourg offices.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's ability to run difficult cross-border transactions well, with a source quoting "good solutions," before elaborating that "everything goes smoothly with them," and explaining that "we give them the most complex projects that demand different structures."

Sources highlight strong project management skills, with one reporting: "They act with speed and communicate well."

Work highlights Assisted the EIB with the issuance of hybrid bonds by Tauron valued at PLN750 million.

Notable practitioners

Andrzej Stosio
heads the firm's derivatives practice and also has experience in associated regulatory issues. A source describes him as "quick and reasonable."

Star individual
Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz
is well placed to represent blue-chip financial institutions in high-value, cross-border bond issuances. Sources emphasise his ease in handling DCM matters, one saying: "He is a very experienced lawyer with very deep knowledge."

Jarosław Lorenc
maintains a workload comprising ECM and public M&A transactions, acting for domestic and international financial services clients. His business-friendly approach is underlined by clients, one saying: "We can challenge each other and find the best solutions."