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Ireneusz Matusielański

Ireneusz Matusielański focuses his practice on Polish corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions of public companies and capital markets transactions. In addition, Ireneusz has been a registered securities broker since 1995.


  • Corporate law
  • Securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions



  • Represented Benefit Systems S.A. in the process of obtaining funds for the further development of the Benefit Systems S.A. group by way of: (i) the issuance of 184,000 ordinary bearer shares with the exclusion of the pre-emptive rights of current shareholders of the Company; and (ii) the sale (further resale) of 100,000 treasury shares of the Company.
  • Advised Gremi Media S.A., a leading media group in Poland, on the listing of its shares on the NewConnect market, an alternative trading system of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Alior Bank on the establishment of a bond issuance program with a nominal value of up to PLN 1.2 billion.
  • Represented Alior Bank in connection with the PLN 2.2 billion public rights offering and issuance of new shares and the admission of the new shares to trading on the WSE.
  • Represented Bank Pocztowy in connection with the first issue of the Bank’s bonds, part of the public bond issuance program for individual investors with an aggregated value amounting to PLN 1 billion.
  • Represented Alior Bank in connection with the public bonds issuance program for the amount of PLN 800 million.
  • Represented the investment banks UBS Limited and WOOD & Company Financial Services, in the sale of 7.8% of CCC S.A. shares through accelerated bookbuilding. The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 511 million.
  • Represented Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion public offering of its shares.
  • Represented BNP Paribas in the public offering of shares listed on the WSE. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million.
  • Represented the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with its participation in the IPO of PKP Cargo and the acquisition of 5.27% of PKP Cargo’s shares. The value of the transaction was PLN 155.4 million.
  • 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).
  • Represented Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Ipopema S.A. – joint global co-ordinators and bookrunners for Alior Bank’s PLN 2.1 billion IPO.
  • Represented Zespół Elektrowni “Pątnów-Adamów-Konin” S.A. in the PLN 680 million IPO on the WSE.
  • Represented UniCredit in connection with the PLN 445.5 million IPO of Open Finance S.A. on the WSE.°
  • Represented PZU S.A. in its PLN8 billion IPO on the WSE.°
  • Represented PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. in its approx. PLN 6 billion IPO on the WSE.°
  • Advised UniCredit S.p.A. in connection with the EUR 7.5 billion, EUR 4 billion and EUR 3 billion rights offerings and listings of new shares on the WSE, Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and Deutsche Borse AG.°
  • Represented Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, ING and Dom Maklerski BZ WBK in a domestic and international offering, through an accelerated bookbuilding, of the Polish Treasury’s shares in the listed KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.°
  • Advised CEDC on public offerings of shares in Poland and in the United States.°
  • Represented Fleet Holdings in connection with the proposed IPO on the WSE.°
  • Represented Credit Suisse, Concorde and DiBRE in the proposed IPO of ViOil Holding S.A. on the WSE.°
  • Represented the majority shareholders of Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. in the sale of 25% of the shares in the business.°
  • Represented the Polish State Treasury in the sale of 10% of the shares of PZU S.A. through accelerated bookbuilding.°
  • Represented DnB NOR Markets, Inc. (a part of DnB NOR Bank ASA) and Pareto Securities AS acting as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the EUR 144 million IPO of Morpol ASA on the OSE.°
  • Represented IVAX in the acquisition of Polfa Kutno S.A. and dual listing of IVAX shares in Poland, followed by public trading. IVAX was the first U.S. company whose shares were listed simultaneously on the Warsaw and foreign stock exchanges.°
  • Represented Dominet Bank S.A. as a bond issuer in connection with the program for the issuance of subordinated bonds for the amount of PLN 80 million and the program for the issuance of secured bonds for the amount of PLN 30 million on the private market.°
  • Represented BPH PBK S.A. in the launching of its PLN 8 billion long term bonds issuance program.°
  • Advised Credit Suisse First Boston on the offering and sale of Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. shares owned by Kompania Węglowa S.A. valued at PLN 419 million.°
  • Represented Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG (BACA) as Polish legal counsel with respect to its listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange and represented both BACA and CA IB Securities S.A., with respect to introducing BACA shares to public trading in Poland and their listing on the WSE. BACA was the first foreign company listed on the WSE.°
  • Advised an investment bank on organizing the issuance of Prokom Software S.A.’s convertible bonds.°
  • Advised BNP Paribas Group on the acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska for PLN 3.25 billion.
  • Advised Emperia Holding S.A. in signing an investment agreement with MAXIMA GRUPE, UAB. On that basis MAXIMA announced a tender offer for 100% of 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 shares in Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej S.A. from Rabobank. The value of the transaction was PLN 4 billion.
  • Advised Abris Capital Partners on acquiring a majority stake in Investors Holding in connection with Investors Holding’s investment in BPH TFI shares.
  • Represented Emperia Holding in the group’s defense against a hostile takeover by Eurocash and the subsequent sale of part of its distribution business to Eurocash.°
  • Advised BNP Paribas on the acquisition of the Polish banking and financial assets of Fortis Group, including a controlling stake in Fortis Bank Polska S.A. and Dominet Bank S.A.°
  • Advised Torfarm S.A. on its direct and indirect acquisition of Prosper S.A.°
  • Represented UniCredit in connection with the merger of Bank BPH S.A. with Bank Pekao S.A., including representing UniCredit before the Polish Banking Supervisory Commission and in its dual listing on the WSE.°
  • Advised IVAX Corporation (IVAX), an American pharmaceutical company, on the Polish aspects of its takeover by Teva Pharmaceutical Ltd. and their merger.°
  • Represented PKN Orlen S.A. in the privatization of Rafineria Gdańska S.A., as well as in connection with the project for establishing a so called independent logistics operator.°
  • Advised on restructuring the brokerage activities within the BPH S.A. PBK S.A. group, including the process of the merger and spin off of the brokerage houses.°
  • Represented Baring Private Equity Partners in restructuring its investment in CR Media Consulting.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Matusielański prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chambers Global: Band 2 in Capital Markets: Equity (2013-2020)
  • Chambers Europe: Band 2 in Capital Markets: Equity (2012-2020)
  • EMEA Legal 500: honored in the Hall of Fame in Capital Markets (2020), leading individual in Capital Markets (2019-2020), leading lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity (2014-2018), recommended in Capital Markets: Debt (2016-2018)
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded in Capital Markets: Debt (2018-2020) and M&A (2019-2020), recommended in M&A (2016-2018), leading lawyer in Capital Markets: Debt (2011-2017)
  • Expert Guides: Leading Expert in Capital Markets (2016)
  • Best Lawyers: recommended in Capital Markets (since 2010)
  • Rzeczpospolita: recommended in the area of Stock Exchange Listings/Capital Markets/Securities (2009-2011)
  • Member, Association of Securities Brokers and Advisors
  • Member, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, Poland


    • Attorney-at-Law, 1992
  • Registered Securities Broker, 1995
  • Judge Exam, 1991
  • Master of Law, Warsaw University, 1988
  • Poland
~ Certain partners in Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. are also shareholders in Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent