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What the team is known for The Polish office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges became Rymarz Zdort from January 2020. Outstanding ECM practice with impressive experience of handling complex IPOs and SPOs. Regularly advises on additional share issuances, buyback programmes and accelerated bookbuilding processes. Enjoys a client roster of companies drawn from Polish developers, retailers and manufacturers. Also represents banks as underwriters. Assists private equity funds with exits and acquisitions of shares in Polish companies. Also active on private placements in foreign jurisdictions. A popular choice for cross-border matters.
Strengths Clients acknowledge the practice for the wealth of know-how its lawyers possess, one reporting that the team's "past experience makes it a quick process."
Sources also appreciate the expertise and availability, with a client listing: "They understand capital markets, they understand clients, they are very business-oriented. I can call them at any time," while another client extols the group's "good communication skills," prior to dubbing the team "a pleasure to work with."
Work highlights Represented Globalworth Poland Real Estate in the issuance of new shares through a private placement valued at EUR450 million.
Ewa Bober climbs up the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. Her experience spans ECM and public M&A transactions, encompassing shareholder exits and IPOs, representing both companies and underwriters. Clients commend her dedication, one recalling: "I don't know when she slept, but she did really well under the stressful circumstances," while another adds: "She's very good, very patient, she's trying to find a solution for a client."
Jacek Zawadzki advises on ECM matters, including IPOs as well as share sales and bookbuilding. Sources recommend him for his drive, one describing him as "super hard-working."
Lukasz Gasinski is best known for his regulatory expertise in securities law, and is also experienced in assisting with IPOs. He is dual-qualified in Poland and the USA.
Marcin Chylinski is recognised by many clients as their first point of contact for ECM matters at the firm. He handles IPOs and SPOs, most often representing the issuers, and also acts for private equity funds selling their shareholdings. He also represents financial institutions. Market sources note his experience and hands-on involvement in deals.
Versatile senior practitioner
Paweł Rymarz has a wealth of expertise in high-stakes ECM deals and public M&A. "He's one of the most experienced lawyers in town," a client reports, further commenting on his approach, saying: "When he needs to be nice, he's nice; when he needs to be tough, he's tough."
The highly experienced
Pawel Zdort is one of the most visible ECM lawyers in Warsaw, representing companies and financial institutions in an array of issues. Clients praise his scope as a practitioner, one characterising him as a "very solid lawyer with a unique combination of capabilities and a high-level view. He is hands-on and gets right to it."