Marek P. Kłeczek

Marek P. Kłeczek

Senior Associate

Marek Kłeczek focuses his practice on Polish corporate law, with an emphasis on capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. In his professional practice Marek concentrates on providing legal services to issuers and underwriters participating in initial and secondary public offerings on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In addition, Marek provides advisory services with respect to various regulatory issues.

Concentrations

  • Capital Markets
  • Securities
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance

Capabilities

Experience

  • Participated in the work for Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. in connection with the establishing of strategic cooperation with Eleven Sports Network Ltd. and the acquisition of a majority share in the Polish company Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o.
  • Participated in the work for 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.
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank in an agreement to acquire Bank BPH’s core business from affiliates of GE Capital.
  • Participated in the work for BNP Paribas Group on the PLN 4.2 billion (EUR 1 billion) acquisition of Polish Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej from the Rabobank Group.
  • Participated in the work for Emperia Holding S.A. in signing an investment agreement with MAXIMA GRUPĖ, UAB. On that basis MAXIMA announced a tender offer for 100% of shares in Emperia.
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank in connection with the acquisition of 98% of shares in Meritum Bank from Innova Capital. The value of the transaction was PLN 352 million.
  • Participated in the work for PKO BP Bank in the acquisition of Nordea Bank Poland, Nordea Life and Nordea Finance. The value of the transaction was approx. PLN 3.5 billion.
  • Participated in the work for REINO Dywidenda Plus S.A. in connection with the PLN 300 million IPO on the WSE (aborted due to unfavorable market conditions).
  • Participated in the work for Alior Bank in connection with the PLN 2.2 billion public offering of rights offering and issuance of new shares and the admission of the new shares to trading on the WSE.
  • Participated in the work for underwriters: 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.
  • Participated in the work for Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion public offering of its shares.
  • Participated in the work for BNP Paribas in the public offering of shares listed on the WSE. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million.
  • Participated in the work for Energa S.A. in the PLN 2.4 billion IPO on the WSE.
  • Participated in the work for 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.
  • Participated in work for the underwriters: Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, KBC Securities and Santander Investment in connection with one of the largest secondary offerings in the history of WSE - PLN 4.9 billion secondary offering of BZ WBK shares.
  • Participated in work for 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).
  • Participated in the work for Emperia Holding S.A. in connection with the finalization of the strategic investor selection process.
  • Participated in work for a Polish bank in connection with its participation in the proceedings before the General Inspectorate of Financial Information.˚
  • Participated in the creation and implementation of a system managing the risk of abuse in one of the largest insurance companies in Poland, including involvement in preparing the organizational concept of the system and preparation of dedicated internal procedures.°
  • Participated in work covering a comprehensive analysis of a regulatory loophole of a Polish branch of a foreign loan institution.°
  • Participated in preparing procedures related to carrying out an internal audit regarding the application of the New Capital Accord for one of the largest Polish banks.°
  • Participated in comprehensive reviews of activity pursued by businesses representing various economic sectors (among others, power, chemical and FMCG) covering legal and financial aspects of their operations.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Advisor
  • Master of Law, The University of Warsaw
  • Diploma, School of German and European Law, College at the University of Warsaw and Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Bonn, 2011
  • Master, Finance, Accounting, Warsaw School of Economics
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent