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Main Areas of Practice:

Real Estate:

The firm’s services cover the full range of real estate projects, especially retail and office developments:
■ Legal and tax due diligence of real estate projects
■ Leasing of office, retail and logistics projects
■ Real estate sale and acquisition via share and asset deals
■ Real estate investment financing
■ Negotiations, execution and performance of construction works agreements
■ Agreements for investment-related services
■ Joint venture agreements related to real estate projects
■ Litigation related to construction processes
■ Infrastructure provision agreements
■ Reprivatisation (including litigation and insurance)
■ Real estate insurance (including representations and warranties insurance and title insurance)
■ Environmental protection
Contacts: Michał Wielhorski, Marek Wojnar, Marta Kosiedowska, Alicja Sołtyszewska

Capital Markets:
The firm advises on all types of transactions and related procedures, especially:
■ Exit from existing investments
■ Issuing and trading financial instruments and short-term debt securities (debenture bonds, investment bills, etc.) 
■ Issue of securities and public offering of securities, including IPOs
■ Acquisition of shares in public companies, handling of public tender bids
■ Establishment and administration of investment funds and brokerage houses 
■ Proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority
■ Corporate assistance with filing/reporting obligations
■ Development of incentive schemes for managers
Contacts: Piotr Wojnar, Piotr Smołuch, Jacek Bieniak

M&A & Corporate:
The firm boasts vast experience in advising on:
■ Acquisition and sale of stocks, shares, enterprises and business units
■ Mergers, acquisitions and divisions of companies
■ Due diligence
■ Drafting and negotiations of commercial agreements
■ Restructuring and bankruptcy
Contacts: Jacek Bieniak, Piotr Wojnar, Marek Wojnar, Jakub Salwa, Marta Kosiedowska, Piotr Smołuch

Investment, Infrastructure & Energy (including RES):
The firm consults on all aspects of investment processes:
■ Legal and tax due diligence of investment projects
■ Sale and acquisition of investment projects, including ongoing ones
■ Investment project financing
■ Negotiations and performance of investment agreements
■ Agreements for investment-related services
■ Litigation related to investment projects
■ Environmental protection
Contacts: Jacek Bieniak, Marek Wojnar, Michał Wielhorski

Investment Financing:
The firm advises on the optimal choice of financing from various sources, especially via corporate bonds issue, investment loans or leasing.
It also negotiates:
■ Heads of terms
■ Credit agreements and bond documentation
■ Security documentation and side agreements
The law firm advises on all aspects of performance of financing instruments, including events of default and execution of security instruments.
Contacts: Piotr Smołuch, Michał Wielhorski, Sebastian Sury, Jakub Salwa, Łukasz Piekarski

Italian Desk:
The Italian desk works with clients that originate from Italy or operate on the Italian market. It is supervised by managing partners, Jacek Bieniak and Marek Wojnar, both of whom are experienced in providing legal services in Italian.
Contacts: Giuseppe La Rosa, Jacek Bieniak, Marek Wojnar, Dominika Michalska

IT & TMT, IP, Data Protection & Privacy:
The firm provides both ongoing and transactional advice to IT and TMT industry leaders. The practice covers all aspects of IP rights management and protection, including compliance DD of implemented solutions. The team also offers comprehensive services related to GDPR implementation.
Contacts: Marek Wojnar, Janusz Szeliński, Piotr Ćwiertniewski

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm represents clients in civil proceedings before common courts, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Administrative Court and arbitration courts, especially with respect to real estate, commercial contracts, compensation and debt recovery.
Contacts: Marek Wojnar, Piotr Wojnar, Piotr Pośnik

Employment Law:
The firm advises on the full range of individual and collective labour law, especially management remuneration rules, employment restructuring and mass redundancies. It represents clients in court disputes, negotiates settlements with trade unions, and develops workplace regulations.
Contacts: Jacek Bieniak, Ewa Ostaszkiewicz

Tax Law:
The firm consults on all sorts of statutory obligations, with an emphasis on tax issues (CIT, VAT, transfer prices, etc.) related to infrastructural and capital investments, developer activity and transactions.
Contact: Małgorzata Wąsowska

Public Procurement:
The firm advises on public tender procedures and represents clients in proceedings before the President of the Public Procurement Office, the National Appeals Chamber and common courts.
Contacts: Giuseppe La Rosa, Piotr Wojnar, Dominika Michalska, Marcelina Daszkiewicz

Aviation & Maritime (Aircrafts & Superyachts):
The firm provides legal services for clients wishing to purchase luxurious aircrafts and superyachts, as well as advisory services for the maritime and aviation sector, including aircraft and superyacht sale, acquisition, leasing and financing. It also offers ongoing contract and regulatory advice, handles chartering, and assists air carriers providing ACMI services.
Contacts: Marek Wojnar, Marta Kosiedowska