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SSW Pragmatic Solutions

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Chairman: Wojciech Szczepaniak
Managing Partner: Piotr Spaczynski
Number of partners: 27
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Polish

Firm Overview:
SSW Pragmatic Solutions combines innovation and experience to help clients tackle their commercial, legal or tax challenges. SSW stays ahead of the curve regarding the latest trends. The firm’s solutions are designed to help its clients anticipate and prepare for challenges both now and in the foreseeable future.

Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets:

3 Partners; 5 Fee Earners based in Warsaw
■ ECM: Santander Bank Polska – advice on the sale of the bank’s transfer agent business to a strategic investor
■ AllianceBernstein – advice on initiating sales of shares in foreign funds to Polish investors
■ UBS AG Group – advice on initiating sales of shares in foreign funds to Polish investors
■ DCM: Fasing – advice on creating a bond issuance programme
Key Clients: Capital Park, Haitong Bank, Bioeton, Stelmet, Boryszew, Benefit Systems, Erbud, Medort, easyDebt, Ten Square Games, Otmuchów, Awbud, Cloud Technologies, Nestmedic, Advanced Protection System, TBull, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits Group, Paged, Ipopema TFI, Trigon Dom Maklerski, Cinkciarz. pl, CD Projekt Red, Unilink, CVI Dom Maklerski, Ultimate Games Contact: Wojciech Szczepaniak
Tel: +48 600 433 522
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
4 Partners; 8 Fee earners based in Warsaw and Poznan
■ ExxonMobil – representation in connection with day-to-day downstream operations in Poland regarding regulatory, environmental and corporate matters, contracts, data privacy and compliance
■ Wirtgen Invest Energy GmbH – advice on the acquisition of a 42MW wind farm from a German project developer in Barwice (Poland)
■ Commercial Metal Company Poland (CMC) – advice and representation on negotiating and signing one of the first corporate PPAs (Power Purchase Agreement) in Poland. CMC is one of the largest electricity consumers in Poland and the agreement fixes the price for 20% of CMC Poland’s power consumption
■ PGNiG (major Polish NOC) – representation in upstream activity in connection with regulatory matters regarding the exploration and production of oil and gas, and environmental matters
■ Cemex Polska (wholly owned subsidiary of Cemex – a global producer of concrete, cement and aggregates) – providing ongoing legal advice in connection with regulatory matters and matters associated with the use of licenses and concessions; representation in connection with a number of proceedings conducted by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office; advice on managing an investment concerning a large waste-to-energy power plant
■ Lumina Capital (Canadian mining group) via its affiliates Miedzi Copper – a top-tier dispute concerning copper / silver prospecting and exploration concessions in Poland.
Key Clients: WPD, Polenergia, IKEA, Electrum group Contact: Piotr Spaczyński Tel: +48 602 250 491 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dominik Strzałkowski
Tel: +48 501 741 747
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 Partner; 5 Fee Earners based in Warsaw
■ Legal advice on acquiring a real estate portfolio consisting of over 300 hypermarkets / shopping centers in Poland (ongoing project)
■ Origami and 4Fi - legal advice on a cross-border transaction i.e. acquiring Tesco’s real estate portfolio - 6 shopping centres
■ 7R SA and InSite - legal advice on negotiating and concluding a programme agreement to construct BTS projects throughout Poland. Portfolio value approx. EUR 150m
■ Legal advice on negotiating a joint venture agreement with REIT from South Africa to construct a portfolio of warehouse projects throughout Poland. Programme value approx. EUR 200m. (ongoing project)
■ 7R Legal advice on negotiating and concluding several significant lease agreements concerning BTS projects. Total leasable area over 300,000 m².
Key Clients: Segro, Aerium, Aldesa, H&M, Bouygues Immobilier, PZU Contact: Maciej Duch Tel: +48 664 150 786 Email: [email protected]

3 Partners; 8 Fee Earners based in Warsaw
■ Skanska – advice on the legal and tax aspects of an asset deal consisting in the sale of selected assets used by Skanska S.A. in connection with the activities of Wytwórnia Konstrukcji Stalowych and a German branch in Cologne (a permanent establishment within the meaning of the double taxation treaty between Poland and Germany)
■ Impexmetal – devising an effective tax structure as part of the sale of the listed company’s business unit to a Swedish manufacturer of aluminium products. Our assistance included provided legal and tax advice on buy-out financing, delisting, squeeze-out, remodelling the business structure and transferring one business line to a newly established entity prior to the transaction. Transaction value approx. USD 240M
■ Tax structuring of the acquisition of a real estate portfolio consisting of 5 commercial facilities from Tesco to investment vehicles belonging to the 4fi and Origami groups
Key Clients: Aerium, Budizol, CD Projekt, Cinkciarz. pl, Dirlango, Eveline, Erbud, Fogo, Lumel SA, Lumel Alucast, Sawex, Stelmet Group, Żabka Polska
Contact: Patrycja Goździowska
Tel: +48 664 445 116
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tomasz Wickel
Tel: +48 517 270 826
Email: [email protected]

TMT: Data Privacy, IP, TMT & Digital Transformation:
2 partners; 8 fee earners based in Warsaw
■ Credit Agricole Bank Polska – providing on-going legal support as a dedicated digital transformation legal partner. Legal services included support in drafting and negotiating contracts with IT services providers
■ Jeronimo Martins Drogerie i Farmacja – advice on data protection, consumer protection law and e-communications law in connection with launching a retail platform for a nationwide drugstore chain and its relationship to a prior loyalty programme
■ Santander Consumer Bank S.A. – support in drafting and negotiating a data processing agreement concerning the implementation and development of an IT system
■ mElements S.A. (a subsidiary of mBank, one of Poland’s largest retail banks, owned by Commerzbank) – providing on-going legal support as a dedicated cloud computing transition legal partner. Legal services included support in drafting and negotiating contracts with cloud computing vendors and dealing with regulatory and compliance legal issues
■ Copernicus Capital – comprehensive legal services

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 9 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

SSW advised Unilink S.A. in connection with the acquisition of Damo Ubezpieczenia

Sebastian Ponikowski, Marta Szymczyk, Jakub Koziński

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Be careful with biometry

Joanna Tomaszewska, Ph.D.

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SSW advised on the USD 240M deal to sell 100% of shares in Impexmetal S.A.

Szymon Okoń, Tomasz Wickel, Tomasz Kwaśniewski, Katarzyna Solarz, Dawid Brudzisz, Przemysław Szabat, Jakub Jędrzejewski

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