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Greenberg Traurig to be Honored at The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards

Category: Global Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring (U.S.)

NEW YORK – August 11, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be honored at The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards on Sept. 25 in New York City. The firm was recognized under the category Global Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring (U.S.) for its work in representing Roust Corporation. It is one of the very few complex cross-border financial restructurings, involving U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings, affecting Polish entities.

“This was a unique matter that highlights why we stand out amongst other firms. Realizing our local know-how and our breadth of resources in both countries, our client chose us as Polish counsel in a multidimensional financial matter involving U.S. restructuring law. Not many other firms can offer such expertise,” said Andrzej Wysokiński, lead partner on the matter and head of the firm’s Warsaw Banking & Finance Practice.

Greenberg Traurig acted as Polish legal counsel to Roust Corporation and its affiliates, including Polish subsidiaries CEDC International and PWW, in a cross-border financial restructuring in connection with Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. The transaction included the refinancing of the existing notes and the issuance of new notes. Roust Corporation and its affiliates comprise one of the largest vodka and other alcoholic beverages producers and distributors.

“This recognition speaks volumes regarding our team in Poland, our aptitude for cross-border deals, and the firm’s overall international capabilities. We are uniquely positioned to serve clients worldwide regardless of where they are physically located. This matter highlights just how successful we are in doing that,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of the Warsaw Office and Lejb Fogelman, Senior Partner of the Warsaw Office, in a joint statement.

The team also included: Local Partner Aleksander Janiszewski and Associates: Paulina Kimla-Kaczorowska, Maja Gawrysiuk, and Martyna Komorniczak.

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland and the 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Poland - Client Service Award by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of 90 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution, and TMT.

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