Greenberg Traurig tops the Mergermarket M&A Table for Poland with USD 2.8 billion in 2018

WARSAW – Jan. 22, 2019 – The Warsaw office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig was ranked as number one in the Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report 2018 with respect to the value of M&A transactions handled in Poland in 2018.

The total value of the transactions executed by Greenberg Traurig amounted to USD 2.807 billion.

Lejb Fogelman, the Warsaw office's Senior Partner, commented that, "This ranking objectively measures the scale and magnitude of transactions executed by our M&A Practice. We operate in a demanding and very competitive market and last year we had the opportunity to represent our key international and domestic clients in the largest and most complex M&A transactions in Poland and in the region.”

Jarosław Grzesiak, the Warsaw office's Managing Partner, remarked that "The first place in the Mergermarket League Table capped off yet another successful year for Greenberg Traurig in Poland. As the M&A Leader in Poland, we are looking forward to the future while continuously serving our clients to the best of our abilities.”

Greenberg Traurig’s excellent year was highlighted by simultaneously handling three separate sophisticated banking M&A transactions in Poland. The Warsaw office advised: BNP Paribas Group on the acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska; Deutsche Bank on the sale of its Polish core banking business to Santander; and Société Générale on the sale of Euro Bank to Bank Millennium.

Additionally, the Warsaw office completed several market leading projects and represented: Goldman Sachs in the acquisition of Robyg; Cyfrowy Polsat Group in the acquisition of shares in Netia; Emperia Holding in its sale to Maxima Grupe; and Smithfield Foods in the acquisition of Pini Polonia. Greenberg Traurig also represents CCC Group in the ongoing complex cross-border transaction which will start business and capital cooperation with HR Group in Germany.

Greenberg Traurig was previously ranked as number one in the Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report twice before – for transactions executed in 2017 and in 2013. Greenberg Traurig was named the 2018 Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award for Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners.

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 2018 Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award for Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of more than 100 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 the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com