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Maciej Pietrzak focuses his practice on corporate matters with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, business and asset acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and shareholders agreements across a number of industries. Maciej also has experience in investments in private investment funds, advising W&I insurers and arranging W&I cover, general commercial matter, and corporate governance matters for listed companies.

Maciej focuses on English law and Polish law governed corporate transactions in CEE and CIS. He is dual-qualified being an English-qualified solicitor practicing English law in Poland as well as a Polish-qualified attorney-at-law. Maciej commenced legal practice in London, where he trained at and gained his experience working for London branches of international law firms and on secondment to FTSE-listed companies.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Corporate finance
  • General corporate advice

Expertise

Erfahrung

 
  • Represented Bricks Acquisitions Limited in the sale of ROBYG S.A. to a wholly owned subsidiary of TAG Immobilien AG.
  • Represented Allianz SE in connection with the EUR 2.5 billion acquisition of Aviva’s Polish life and non-life insurance, pensions and asset management businesses, and 51% stakes in life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander.
  • Represented the CCC Group in connection with a transaction that will result in two new minority investors becoming shareholders of eobuwie.pl S.A. - the leader in the online footwear market in Central and Eastern Europe. Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and A&R Investments Limited, one of the shareholders of InPost S.A., signed conditional preliminary agreements regarding the sale of two 10% stakes in eobuwie.pl for PLN 500 million for each stake.
  • Represented Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Polkomtel sp. z o.o. (“Polsat Group”) in connection with the sale of a 99.99% stake in Polkomtel Infrastruktura, a subsidiary of Polsat Group, to Cellnex Poland sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Cellnex Telecom S.A., Europe’s leading operator of telecommunications infrastructure. The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 7 billion (€1.6 billion).
  • Participated in the work for Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III L.P., managed by Abris Capital Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of Scanmed S.A.
  • Participated in the work for OANDA Global Corporation in the acquisition of Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers S.A. 
  • Participated in the work for Madison International Realty in connection with the acquisition of a 46.5% stake in European Logistics Investment, holding a Polish real estate warehouse portfolio.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat on the joint venture agreement with Discovery Communications Europe and TVN regarding the establishment of a new OTT platform.
  • Participated in the work for the WING Group, one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in Hungary, specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential, hotel and special projects primarily in Budapest, on an agreement to acquire Lisala sp. z o.o. from Echo Partners B.V.  Echo Partners is owned by affiliates of Oaktree and PIMCO, and through Lisala it holds 55.95% of the shares of Echo Investment S.A.
  • Participated in advising Madison International Realty LLP, a global real estate private equity firm, in the indirect acquisition of a controlling, 65.99% stake in Capital Park S.A. from Patron Capital Partners. Capital Park manages a portfolio of properties with a total area of 304,000 m2 and is the developer of the ArtN complex in Warsaw.
  • Participated in advising the BNP Paribas Group on its acquisition of the core banking operations of Raiffeisen Bank Polska, to be combined with the subsidiary of BNP Paribas in Poland, Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas. The transaction, valued at PLN 3.25 billion, was implemented through a demerger of Raiffeisen Bank Polska by spin-off of its core business to Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas.
  • Participated in advising Deutsche Bank AG on its sale and demerger of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.’s local Private & Commercial Banking business to Santander Bank Polska S.A. (formerly Bank Zachodni WBK) for a transaction price set at approximately PLN 1.29 billion.
  • Participated in advising Société Générale on its disposal of Euro Bank, its retail banking subsidiary in Poland, to Bank Millennium, for consideration of PLN 1.83 billion.
  • Participated in advising Goldman Sachs International in its PLN 1 billion tender offer for 100% of shares in ROBYG S.A., one of the leading Polish stock exchange listed developers.
  • Participated in advising CVC Capital Partners with respect to its acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. The sale of Żabka was the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland.
  • Participated in advising Rentokil Initial plc on its joint venture with PCI Pest Control Pvt. Ltd., creating the largest provider of pest control services and products in India.
  • Participated in the work for a telecommunications/infrastructure group in connection with its c. EUR 98 million disposal of certain European carrier and high bandwidth businesses to a US entity listed on NYSE.°
  • Participated in the work for a JV in connection with the disposal of a hotel in Edinburgh to an institutional investor based in the Middle East.°
  • Participated in the work for Finsbury Food Group plc in connection with its reverse takeover of Fletchers Bakeries for consideration of c. GBP 56 million.°
  • Participated in the work for Deloitte UK in connection with the disposal of its stake in Ingeus UK, a provider of employability and training programmes and specialist support for local communities, as part of a wider acquisition of the Ingeus group by the NASDAQ-listed Providence Service Corporation for consideration of up to USD 225 million.°
  • Participated in the work for RWE in connection with the disposal of its stake in Horizon Nuclear Power Limited, a joint venture between RWE and E.ON, for consideration of GBP 696 million.°
  • Participated in the work for CBPE Capital LLP in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Sofa.com, an omnichannel producer and retailer of sofas, armchairs and beds.°
  • Participated in the work for Sovereign Capital LLP and other investors in connection with their disposal of interests in the Choice Care Group, a provider of personalised residential care and supported living for adults with learning disabilities.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Pietrzak prior to his joining GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Member, the Law Society, England and Wales
  • Member, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2020
  • Solicitor, 2012
  • Legal Practice Course, BBP London Holborn, 2010
  • LL.M., King's College, London, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Westminster, 2007
Zulassung
  • Poland
  • England & Wales
Sprache
  • Polnisch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent