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Grzegorz Socha

Grzegorz Socha focuses his practice on Polish commercial law with an emphasis on corporate law, in particular in respect of regulations applicable to listed companies, securities law and capital markets as well as M&A.

Concentrations

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Issues
  • Mergers and Aquisitions

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat on the issue of series C green bonds with an aggregate nominal value of PLN 1 billion.
  • Participated in the work for Gremi Media S.A., a leading media group in Poland, in connection with the listing of its shares on the NewConnect market, an alternative trading system of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Participated in the work for REINO Dywidenda Plus S.A. in connection with its PLN 300 million IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (aborted due to unfavorable market conditions).
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank S.A. in connection with the PLN 2.2 billion rights issue public offering aimed at financing the acquisition of the core bank business of Bank BPH S.A. by Alior Bank S.A., and the admission of the new shares to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This was the largest public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2013 and the largest rights issue offering on the WSE since 2009.
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank in connection with the public bonds issuance program for the amount of PLN 800 million.
  • Participated in the work for 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.
  • Participated in the work for Pfleiderer and Atlantik S.A. in connection with the re-IPO of the merged Plfeiderer Group on the WSE. The value of the offering was PLN 362 million.

  • Participated in the work for GLP, a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, insurance and related technologies, on the Polish aspects related to the acquisition of Goodman Group’s Central and Eastern Europe logistics real estate portfolio. 
  • Participated in the work for Madison International Realty, LLP, a global real estate private equity firm, in the indirect acquisition of a majority stake in Capital Park S.A.
  • Participated in the work for Eltel AB, a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, on an agreement to divest its Polish Communication business to VINCI Energies, a global player in concessions and contracting.
  • Participated in the work for Société Générale in connection with entering into an agreement to sell Euro Bank, its retail banking subsidiary in Poland, to Bank Millennium.
  • Participated in the work for BNP Paribas Group in connection with the completion of the transaction of the acquisition of the core banking business of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. by Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. and the related equity investment of PLN 430 million (approximately EUR 100 million) by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development through the acquisition of a circa 4.5 percent stake in Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. from Raiffeisen Bank International AG and BNP Paribas SA.
  • Participated in the work for Amundi S.A. on its contemplated acquisition from UniCredit S.p.A. of Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. operations in Poland, i.e., Pioneer Pekao Investment Management Company, Pioneer Pekao Investment Fund Company and Pekao Pioneer Universal Pension Fund Company.
  • Participated in the work for Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with the acquisition of a block of approximately 32% of shares in Netia from two major shareholders, with the total purchase price amounting to PLN 638.8 million, and in connection with the announcement of a tender offer to place subscriptions for the sale of shares in Netia S.A.
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank S.A. on the spin-off of the core business of Bank BPH S.A. into Alior Bank S.A. Alior Bank valued Bank BPH’s core business at PLN 1.5 billion.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

Trainee, Bar Association of Warsaw

Formazione

Formazione
  • Master of Law, the University of Warsaw, 2016
  • Diploma, The British Law Centre, Juris Angliae Scientia in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, 2016
  • Bachelor, Institute of Art History, the University of Warsaw, 2014
Abilitazioni
  • Poland
Lingue
  • Polish, Madrelingua
  • Inglese, Fluente