Warsaw Capital Markets

Greenberg Traurig offers clients an unparalleled breadth of experience in all aspects of Polish securities law, allowing us to facilitate all phases of securities transactions on Polish and international capital markets. Our seasoned capital markets professionals are acknowledged leaders in Poland and, as a group, make up one of the most experienced teams among international law firms in this vibrant Central European market.

We have advised investors on transactions involving share and senior note issues, friendly and hostile takeovers, company restructuring and representation before regulatory bodies. We represent issuers and borrowers, from major international corporations to early-stage private companies.

We advise investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions acting as underwriters, arrangers, placement agents or lenders, or in other capacities. We represent highly specialized market participants, including investment funds and their sponsors and investment managers.

We have advised in pioneering and the most innovative transactions in Poland:

  • the largest IPO in the history of the WSE (PZU)
  • the largest IPO of a private company Polish company in the history of the WSE (Alior Bank)
  • the first WSE dual listing (Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG)
  • the first takeover of a public company (Dom-Plast)
  • the first hostile takeover (Polifarb Cieszyn)
  • the first delisting (E. Wedel)
  • the first dual listing of an American company on the WSE (IVAX)
  • the first IPO in history where the shares of an issuer from the U.S. were listed solely on the regulated market of the WSE (Silvair Inc.)

 

Our core capabilities include:

  • initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • follow-on equity offerings by issuers and secondary offerings by principal shareholders
  • public company mergers and acquisitions
  • compliance with stock exchange requirements
  • U.S. registered and private (including Rule 144A and Regulation S) offerings of debt and other fixed-income securities, including investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt securities
  • offerings of ADRs and GDRs
  • block trade and accelerated bookbuilding transactions
  • equity/debt hybrid and financial derivatives products
  • commercial paper and medium-term note programs
  • securities law disclosure requirements
  • early stage and mezzanine equity private placements
  • listing and delisting of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) rights offerings
  • financings involving hedge funds and other non-traditional investment vehicles
  • friendly and hostile tender offers
  • rights offerings