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Tomasz Kacymirow specializes in legal and tax aspects of M&A transactions and in structured reorganizations.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Ownership restructuring
  • Corporate law
  • Tax



  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG in connection with the sale and demerger of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.’s local Private & Commercial Banking business to Santander Bank Polska S.A.
  • Represented BNP Paribas Group in connection with the acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. by BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.
  • Represented Emperia Holding S.A. in signing an investment agreement with MAXIMA GRUPE, UAB. On that basis MAXIMA announced a tender offer for 100% of the shares in Emperia.
  • Represented Alior Bank in an agreement to acquire Bank BPH’s core business from affiliates of GE Capital.
  • Represented BNP Paribas in connection with the acquisition of 90% of the shares in Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej S.A. from Rabobank. The value of the transaction was PLN 4 billion.
  • Represented PGE S.A., KGHM S.A., ENEA S.A. and TAURON S.A. in connection with the acquisition from PGE of shares in PGE EJ 1, which will be responsible for building and operating Poland’s first nuclear power plant.
  • Represented PKO BP Bank in the acquisition of Nordea Bank Poland, Nordea Life and Nordea Finance. The value of the transaction was approx. PLN 3.5 billion.
  • Represented Polkomtel sp. z o.o. in the reverse merger with Spartan Capital Holdings, which was the last phase of LBO structure implementation. The value of the transaction was EUR 4.5 billion.
  • Represented the Joint Global Coordinators: Citigroup Global Markets Limited, DMBH, Société Générale, UBS and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and the Joint Bookrunners: DM PKO BP, DI BRE, DM BZ WBK and Wood&Co in the PLN 238.6 million IPO of Polski Holding Nieruchomości (PHN).
  • Advised Advent International in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in American Heart of Poland Clinics.
  • Advised Argus Capital in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake and certain corporate rights in KCR S.A.
  • Advised Monolith Films sp. z o.o. on tax matters.
  • Represented PZU S.A. in reaching a settlement between its shareholders, the Polish State Treasury and Eureko, concerning the control of the company.°
  • Advised the Carlyle Group on establishing its structure in Poland for investments in the CEE region.°
  • Advised UniCredito Italiano S.p.A. on the merger of Bank BPH S.A. with Bank Pekao S.A.°
  • Advised PSE S.A. (currently PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.) in connection with the implementation of the Polish Government’s plans for consolidation of the Polish energy sector and creation of Polska Grupa Energetyczna, as well as on the program for restructuring and securitization of long term power purchase contracts with Polish power generators.°
  • Advised PGNiG S.A., a Polish Oil and Gas Company, in connection with restructuring its Eurobonds and bank debt, including accessing a credit facility for EUR 600 million to buy back the Eurobonds, and additional credit restructuring related to the spin-off of the national gas transmission system operator as part of PGNiG’s privatization process and stock exchange debut.°
  • Advised Skala Investments in connection with acquiring shares in PZU S.A. from Kwiatkowskiego, Progress and II National Investment Funds.°
  • Advised on the tax aspects of forming investment fund companies in Poland.°
  • Advised PKN Orlen S.A., Poland’s largest petrochemical concern, in connection with establishing a production and distribution facility joint venture with Basell Europe Holding B.V.°
  • Advised TP S.A. on various stages of its sale to France Telecom, its issuance prospectus and bond issuance on international markets. Structured various agreements for derivatives and advised on the split and formation of new entities.°
  • Advised Elite on restructuring its capital group.°
  • Advised Optimus S.A. on restructuring (split) of the company.°
  • Advised Citibank on its acquisition of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. followed by the restructuring of the newly merged bank.°
  • Advised Citibank S.A. on structuring cash pooling agreements, derivative instruments, pass through debt instruments and hedging transactions.°
  • Advised Crowley Data LLC on its formation and financing of its telecommunication operations in Poland.°
  • Advised Eurocolor and Europhone on the split and restructuring of the group.°
  • Advised Vivendi on the planned restructuring of Elektrim S.A.°
  • Advised HDI International group on the acquisition of insurance companies from the SAMOPOMOC group.°
  • Advised Euronet on its proposed acquisition of Polcard S.A.°
  • Advised ING on its merger with Bank Śląski S.A.°
  • Advised USP International and VF Production on their group restructuring in Poland.°
  • Advised Elektrim S.A. on the group restructuring and split, as well as establishment of Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa sp. z o.o.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, International Tax Review, World Tax Leader - Poland (2023)
  • Chambers Europe: Eminent Practitioner in Tax (2014, 2018-2019), Band 2 in Tax (2015-2017), Band 1 in Tax (2008-2013)
  • EMEA Legal 500: Hall of Fame in Tax (2018, 2020-2023); Leading Lawyer in Tax (2013-2017), Recommended in Tax (2018)
  • Chambers Global: Band 2 in Tax (2015), Eminent Practitioner in Tax (2014), Band 1 in Tax (2011-2013)
  • Best Lawyers: Recommended in Tax (since 2010)
  • Member, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law


  • Attorney-at-Law, 1997
  • Master of Law, the University of Warsaw, 1987
  • Poland
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent