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Aleksander Janiszewski

Aleksander Janiszewski focuses his practice on :

  • representing borrowers and lenders in domestic and cross-border bank financings, including acquisition, real estate, DIP and LOC facilities;
  • debt offerings, including high yield; and
  • venture capital transactions.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig Aleksander has worked at top international law firms in New York and London. He is admitted to practice in New York, England and Poland.

Concentrations

  • Domestic and international bank finance transactions
  • Debt capital markets
  • Venture capital

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Innova Capital in multiple acquisition financings, including for Pekaes, Profim and Embe Press.
  • Represented Cyfrowy Polsat group in multiple financings, including in PLN 12.5 billion international bank financing.
  • Represented Żabka Polska in multiple financings, including in PLN 1.3 billion financing.
  • Represented Tele-Fonika in multiple financings, including in connection with the acquisition of JDR Cables.
  • Represented Robyg in a set of novel umbrella financings with Pekao and mBank.
  • Represented CCC in the acquisition of Gino Rossi’s debt.
  • Represented ING Bank in the acquisition financing of three office buildings by Niam.
  • Represented ISOC Group in the acquisition financing of Argon building.
  • Represented Greenstone in the acquisition financing of Lastadia building.
  • Represented Newbridge, in a mezzanine acquisition financing of three shopping centers.
  • Represented BNP Paribas in connection with certain financing and risk issues related to the acquisition of Raiffeisen Bank Polska.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with certain financing and risk issues related to the sale of Deutsche Bank’s Polish business to BZ WBK.
  • Represented Empik group in PLN 120 million credit facility.
  • Represented Pfleiderer Grajewo group in refinancing and amending the terms of its indebtedness, which included, inter alia, the revolving credit facility with tranches in the amount of EUR 60 million and PLN 200 million, ancillary facilities and notes in the amount of EUR 322 million.
  • Represented Penta Investments, a shareholder of Empik Media & Fashion, in the restructuring of EMF’s PLN 1.2 billion debt. The transaction included EMF’s offering of PLN 128.8 million of unsecured bearer bonds and EUR 38 million of unsecured registered bonds, the mezzanine loan in the amount of EUR 25 million and amendments to credit facility and intercreditor agreements.
  • Represented a syndicate of more than 20 Polish and international banks, arranged by Crédit Agricole, Santander Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK, Bank Pekao, Bank Handlowy and Bank PKO BP, in USD 2.5 billion revolving credit facility for KGHM.
  • Represented JPMorgan and KeyBank, as lead arrangers and administrative agents, in USD 3.5 billion credit facilities for Dominion Resources and Virginia Electric and Power Company.°
  • Represented Swiss Re in the multibillion-dollar portfolio of letter of credit and revolving credit facilities.°
  • Represented JPMorgan, as a lead arranger and administrative agent, in USD 25 million debtor-in-possession credit facility for Local Insight.°
  • Represented JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America, as lead arrangers, in USD 3.45 billion credit facilities for Universal Health Services.°
  • Represented BNP Paribas, as a lead arranger and syndication agent, in USD 775 million secured term loan facility for The Gavilon Group’s acquisition of DeBruce Grain.°
  • Represented Allen System Group in financing of its acquisition of visionapp AG.°
  • Represented Ingersoll-Rand in USD 1 billion senior unsecured credit facility with JPMorgan.°
  • Represented Centerbridge Partners in financing of its acquisition of American Renal Associates.°
  • Represented MedQuist in USD 225 million credit and USD 85 million mezzanine financings.°
  • Represented Cyfrowy Polsat, as issuer, in two notes offering totaling PLN 2 billion.
  • Represented TMF Poland as Polish security agent in USD 3.25 billion offering of high yield notes by Valeant.
  • Represented CEDC and Roust as Polish counsel in a restructuring and offering of high yield notes in the amount of USD 385 million.
  • Represented Bank Pekao, as creditor and agent, and Pekao Investment Banking, as offering agent, in connection with PBG’s restructuring and offering of notes, which was the largest transaction of this type in Poland.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as Polish counsel in two tap offerings of high yield notes by Coveris Holdings in the aggregate amount of USD 240 million.
  • Represented JPMorgan, as a representative of several initial purchasers, in USD 375 million offering of notes pursuant to Rule 144A by Antero Resources.°
  • Represented TAG Immobilien AG in EUR 200 million offering of high yield notes.°
  • Represented Wells Fargo, UBS and Raymond James, as representatives of underwriters, in USD 204 million initial public offering of Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund.°
  • Represented Dirlango in corporate matters relating to a portfolio company.
  • Represented OpenView Venture Partners in a financing provided to its portfolio company.
  • Represented OTB Ventures in its investment in Cosmose.
  • Represented OTB Ventures in its investment in Iceye.
  • Represented OTB Ventures in its investment in SpaceKnow.
  • Represented OTB Ventures in its investment in BabbleLabs.
  • Represented Cosmose in a financing round led by TDJ Pitango.

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • IFLR1000:
    • highly regarded in Banking (2019-2020) and Capital Markets: Debt (2019-2020) 
    • leading lawyer in Banking (2017-2018) and Capital Markets: Debt (2017-2018)
  • EMEA Legal 500: “Next Generation Lawyer” in Banking and Finance; recommended in Restructuring and Insolvency (2018), Banking and Finance (2017-2018) and in Capital Markets Debt (2015)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006
  • Certificate in Business and Public Policy, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

  • Master of Law, Łazarski University of Commerce and Law, 2003
Admissions
  • New York
  • England and Wales
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent