Filip Kijowski

Filip Kijowski

Senior Associate

Filip Kijowski focuses his practice on advising private equity and corporate clients (including listed companies) in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and reorganizations and capital markets transactions (issue of equity and debt securities). He has provided advice at all transactional stages (including due diligence, transaction structuring and negotiating transaction documentation) and has co-ordinated various legal streams, often in multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has also represented clients in equity and debt issuances, as well as advised in relation to trade in financial instruments and disclosure obligations matters.

Concentrations

  • M&A Transaction Advice (Share Deals, Asset Deals)
  • Corporate Restructurings and Reorganizations
  • Issuance of Equity and Debt Securities
  • Trading in Financial Instruments and Disclosure Obligations

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participated in the work for CVC Capital Partners, one of the leading global private equity firms, in connection with the acquisition of the convenience retailer “Żabka” from Mid Europa Partners. The sale of Żabka, the largest transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest private equity exit in Poland, won the CEE Legal Matters 2017 CEE Deal of the Year Award for Poland.
  • Participated in the work for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, on the Polish aspects of the sale to Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. of the businesses that were owned by SABMiller plc prior to its combination with AB InBev in Central and Eastern Europe for EUR 7.3 billion. The transaction was connected with the USD 103 billion takeover by Ab InBev of SABMiller which is one of the largest takeovers ever completed.
  • Participated in the work for Apax one of the leading global private equity advisory firms, on the Polish aspects of the proposed acquisition of Allegro Group (the largest online marketplace and non-food shopping destination in Poland) and Ceneo Group (the leading price comparison platform in Poland) from Naspers Limited. Transaction value of approx. USD 3,25 billion.
  • Participated in the work for ORLEN Upstream sp. z o.o., a 100% subsidiary of PKN ORLEN S.A., one of the largest petroleum corporations in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest in Poland, in connection with Polish aspects of the cross-border acquisition of FX Energy, Inc. listed on NASDAQ, with a transaction value of PLN 442 million.
  • Participated in the work for Apax Partners in connection with the proposed acquisition of a Polish pharmaceutical group of companies.
  • Participated in the work for Montagu Private Equity, a leading European private equity firm, in connection with the proposed acquisition of American Heart of Poland S.A., renowned Polish network of cardiology clinics.
  • Participated in the work for Innova Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe, in connection with the acquisition from Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (currently Orange Polska S.A.) of Wirtualna Polska S.A., a leading online media company in Poland, to Innova Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe, with a transaction value of PLN 375 million.°
  • Participated in the work for Discovery Communications in connection with the contemplated acquisition of Poland’s premier multi-platform media company TVN, one of the leading media companies in Poland, from ITI and Canal+ Group.
  • Participated in the work for Neuca S.A. in connection with an acquisition of ACP Pharma S.A. from Mediq International BV in consortium with Penta Investments.°
  • Participated in the work for PKO BP S.A. in connection with a proposed acquisition of an investment funds company.°
  • Participated in the work for a private equity fund in connection with a proposed acquisition of telecom companies in Estonia.°
  • Participated in the work for Polski Holding Farmaceutyczny in connection with a contemplated privatization of Warszawskie Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polfa S.A.°
  • Participated in the work for Atlantik S.A. and Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A. (currently, Pfleiderer Group S.A.) in connection with the cross-border reverse takeover and re-IPO of the Pfleiderer Group on the WSE. The total value of the Transaction, including the private placement and the repayment in kind, amounts to approximately PLN 744 million.
  • Participated in the work for PBG S.A. in connection with a financial and debt restructuring of the PBG Group for a total amount of PLN 4 billion.°
  • Participated in the work for New World Resources NV in connection with an attempt to take-over Lubelski Węgiel „Bogdanka” S.A. in a tender offer and moving the company’s registration place to UK and a related tender offer for the sale of shares in a company listed on three stock exchange: in London, Prague and Warsaw.°
  • Participated in the work for New World Resources NV in connection with a transformation of its subsidiary NWR Karbonia sp. z o.o. into a joint-stock company.°
  • Participated in the work for Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion public offering of shares.
  • Participated in the work for GTS Poland Sp. z o.o. in connection with a planned offering of unsubordinated secured EUR notes.°
  • Participated in the work for investment banks in connection with an offering of unsubordinated secured EUR notes by Grupa Ciech.°
  • Participated in the work for PKO BP S.A. in connection with a sale by BGK and the State Treasury of the bank’s shares.°
  • Participated in the work for Zakłady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Mościcach S.A. in connection with a secondary public offering of shares to preemptive rights holders and with an acquisition of 66% of shares of Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in a tender offer.°
  • Participated in the work for KRUK S.A. in connection with the IPO and listing of the company on the WSE, as well as a the implementation of a management options scheme in the company.°
  • Participated in the work for Ciech S.A. in connection with a secondary public offering of shares rights to preemptive rights holders.°
  • Participated in the work for joint lead managers in connection with the IPO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.°
  • Participated in the work for Pinnacle Poland in connection with planned disposals of controlling stakes in certain real estate projects in Southern Poland.
  • Participated in the work for Orlen Upstream sp. z o.o. in connection with launching a joint exploration and production project with PGNiG in the Podkarpacie region.
  • Participated in the work for PBG S.A. in relation to contracts with KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. concerning the construction of steam and gas units in the Głogów and Polkowice heat- and power plants, with a total contract value of PLN 165 million.°
  • Participated in the work for various clients (including, without limitation, Gaz-System, Polskie LNG, Petrolinvest, Silurian Energy Services) with respect to energy sector projects, in particular natural gas, shale gas, LNG, LPG and crude oil.°
  • Participated in the work for the Ministry of State Treasury in connection with establishing a company Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. and launching the program “Inwestycje Polskie”.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Kijowski prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poznań

Credentials

Education
  • Postgraduate Studies, Accounting and Corporate Finance, Warsaw School of Economics, 2014
  • Legal Advisor, 2012
  • LL.M., 2008
  • Master of Law, Adam Mickiewicz University, 2007
  • Diploma of Higher Education, University of Bedfordshire, 2006
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • Russian, Conversational