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In her practice, Angelika Makar focuses on matters of individual and collective labor law, including cross-border elements. She provides legal advice to foreign and domestic entities on mergers and acquisitions as well as employment restructuring, including transfers of the employment establishment and group lay-offs. She has experience in the field of selection of the optimal forms of employment (including engagement of managerial staff), drafting internal regulations, as well as in the area of non-competition and non-solicitation.

Concentrations

  • Individual and Collective Labor Law
  • Social insurance law

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participated in the work for Allianz S.E. in connection with employment and data protection aspects of the EUR 2.5 billion ongoing acquisition of the Polish life and non-life insurance operations, as well as the pension and asset management business, from Aviva and acquisition of a 51% stake in Aviva's life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Polkomtel sp. z o.o. (“Polsat Group”) in connection with employment law aspects of the sale of a 99.99% stake in Polkomtel Infrastruktura, a subsidiary of Polsat Group, to Cellnex Poland sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Cellnex Telecom S.A., Europe’s leading operator of telecommunications infrastructure. The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 7 billion.
  • Participated in the work for the private equity fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of a stake in Bielenda Kosmetyki Naturalne, one of the leading and most popular Polish cosmetic brands, in connection with employment and data protection matters.
  • Participated in the work for the management board of Sage sp. z o.o. in connection with negotiating new management contracts in the transaction concerning the purchase of shares by the Mid Europa Partners fund in Sage sp. z o.o., a Polish entity owned by Sage plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The value of the transaction was GBP 66 million.
  • Participated in the work for AEW, acting on behalf of a German investor, in connection with the acquisition of a city logistics development near Warsaw in the scope related to data protection matters.
  • Participated in the work for Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, in connection with all employment matters related to the transaction concerning the acquisition of selected real estate assets of the Kraków-based BUMA Group.
  • Participated in the work for Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III L.P., managed by Abris Capital Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of Scanmed S.A., a leading provider of full spectrum private medical care operating in 42 locations across Poland.
  • Participated in the work for the private equity fund Innova/6 in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in STX Next sp. z o.o., Europe's largest software house specializing in Python software development.
  • Participated in the work for Madison International Realty in connection with the due diligence related to the transaction involving the acquisition of shares in Cavatina Office sp. z o.o., the owner of the Chmielna 89 office building in Warsaw, from Cavatina Holding S.A.
  • Participated in the work for OANDA Global Corporation, a global leader in online multi-asset trading services, currency data and analytics, on the due diligence process in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in a leading Poland-based multi-asset class broker, Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers S.A.
  • Participated in the work for Lee Hecht Harrison, an Adecco Group entity, in connection with the acquisition of the enterprise of Development & Business Consulting Gniazdowski i Partnerzy sp.k., which previously operated as a local representative of Lee Hecht Harrison. The transaction included the acquisition of the entire business operations.
  • Participated in the work for Gilde Healthcare, a specialist healthcare investor, in connection with its acquisition of Acti-Med AG and its wholly owned Polish subsidiary, focused on the development and production of cannulas for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Advised entities from the pharmaceutical, transport, service and finance sectors on the procedure for the transfer of the employment establishment.°
  • Supported management boards of companies in the group lay-off procedure, including consultations with employee councils and preparation of individual and collective legal documentation.°
  • Advised foreign entities on the process of posting employees to work in Poland, including social security contributions aspects, tax issues and the administrative obligations of the posting entity.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Makar prior to her joining GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Trainee, Warsaw Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • Master of Law, University of Warsaw, 2018
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, 2017-2018
  • Jean Monnet Module (EU studies) at the University of Zagreb, 2017-2018
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • English, Fluent
  • Polish, Native