Paweł Piotrowski

Paweł Piotrowski

Shareholder

Paweł Piotrowski focuses his practice on securities law, M&A and private equity transactions. He has advised clients in initial and secondary equity public offerings, accelerated book-buildings, delisting processes as well as private and public M&A transactions.

Concentrations

  • Equity offerings
  • M&A transactions
  • Private Equity transactions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a consortium of banks – Pekao Investment Banking S.A., UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch, IPOPEMA Securities S.A. and mBank S.A. – in a sale, through an accelerated bookbuilding process, of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. shares. The sold shares represent 27.18% of the share capital and 19.51% of the total votes in the company. The value of the transaction amounted to PLN 390 million.
  • Represented J.P. Morgan, Pekao Investment Banking S.A., UniCredit Bank AG London branch and IPOPEMA Securities S.A. in connection with the IPO and the admission of the shares of X-Trade Brokers Dom Maklerski S.A. to trading on the Main Market of the WSE.
  • Represented Pekao Investment Banking S.A., Ipopema Securities S.A. and Vestor Dom Maklerski S.A. as the offering managers, in connection with the initial public offering and the admission of the existing shares of AAT Holding S.A. to trading on the WSE. The value of the transaction amounted to PLN 57.5 million.
  • Represented Cyfrowy Polsat as issuer in a PLN 1 billion notes offering, the first of its kind under the new Bonds Act.
  • Represented the investment banks UBS Limited and WOOD & Company Financial Services, in a sale of 7.8% of CCC S.A. shares through accelerated bookbuilding. The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 511 million.
  • Represented WIRTUALNA POLSKA HOLDING S.A. and its selling shareholder, European Media Holding S.à r.l. - an entity controlled by the private equity fund Innova Capital, on the initial public offering of shares and listing on the WSE.
  • Represented Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion rights issue.
  • Represented UBS Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Dom Maklerski BZ WBK S.A.as the managers in the accelerated bookbuilding for 2% of shares of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. sold by Banco Santander S.A. The value of the transaction was over PLN 700 million.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Goldman Sachs International and UniCredit as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Espirito Santo Investment Bank, PKO Bank Polski and Société Générale as joint bookrunners, in the process of accelerated bookbuilding by the State Treasury and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. for the shares of PGE S.A for a total price of PLN 1.32 billion.
  • Represented Barclays Bank PLC, Dom Maklerski BZ WBK, Renaissance Capital and Société Générale in a domestic and international offering, through an accelerated book-building, of Alior Bank’s shares for PLN 464.2 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 underwriters: Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, KBC Securities and Santander Investment in connection with one of the biggest secondary offerings in the history of the WSE - a PLN 4.9 billion secondary offering of BZ WBK shares.
  • 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 coordinators and bookrunners for Alior Bank’s PLN 2.1 billion IPO.
  • Assisted in the work for UniCredit in connection with the PLN 445.5 million IPO of Open Finance S.A. on the WSE.°
  • Assisted BRE Bank S.A. in its PLN 2 billion rights issue.°
  • Assisted 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.°
  • Assisted in introducing IVAX Corporation (IVAX) shares to public trading, the exchange offer for IVAX shares in exchange for Polfa Kutno S.A. shares.°
  • Assisted in preparing the public offer of shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. addressed to the Polish shareholders of IVAX in light of the merger of the two companies.°
  • Assisted in preparing Opoczno S.A.’s prospectus and its IPO.°
  • Assisted with respect to the Polish aspects of the Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG (BACA) listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange and assisted both BACA and CA IB Securities S.A. as the offeror with respect to introduction of BACA shares to public trading in Poland and listing on the WSE. BACA was the first foreign company listed on the WSE.°
  • Represented Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. in connection with all aspects of the acquisition of Polkomtel sp. z o.o. which included (i) negotiating agreements with existing shareholders, (ii) issuing of Cyfrowy Polsat’s new shares and their admission on the WSE, as well as (iii) refinancing of the existing indebtedness of the Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel capital group (Senior Notes, PIK Notes and Senior Facilities). The value of the transaction was PLN 6.15 billion.
  • Assisted in the work for EDF in the proposed acquisition of shares in ENEA S.A. from the state treasury in the privatization process.˚
  • Assisted with 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. by BNP Paribas.˚
  • Represented Innova Capital in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Polish company Profim sp. z o.o.
  • Represented Innova Capital, a private equity fund, in the acquisition of a majority stake in PEKAES S.A. from Kulczyk Investments S.A. and Kulczyk Holding S.A.,further tender offer and squeeze-out and the Warsaw Stock Exchange delisting process.

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chambers Global: Band 4 in Capital Markets Equity (2018), “up and coming” in Capital Markets (2015-2016)
  • Chambers Europe: Band 4 in Capital Markets Equity (2018), “up and coming” in Capital Markets Equity (2014-2016)
  • IFLR1000: leading lawyer in Capital Markets Equity (2018), M&A (2018) and Private Equity (2018)
  • Best Lawyers: recommended in Capital Markets (2016)
  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Advisor, 2011
  • Master of Law, Warsaw University, 2002
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent