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Michał Bobrzyński

Michal Bobrzyński advises financial institutions on regulatory and transactional issues, as well as domestic and international companies on corporate matters, bankruptcy & restructuring, M&A and private equity transactions.

Concentrations

  • Regulatory framework applicable to financial institutions
  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in the financial institutions sector
  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy & restructuring
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented the WING Group, one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in Hungary, specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential, hotel and special projects primarily in Budapest, in an agreement to acquire Lisala sp. z o.o. from Echo Partners B.V. Echo Partners is owned by affiliates of Oaktree and PIMCO, and through Lisala it holds 55.95% of the shares of Echo Investment S.A.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG in connection with the completion of the sale and demerger of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.’s local Private & Commercial Banking business to Santander Bank Polska S.A. (formerly Bank Zachodni WBK).
  • Represented Société Générale in connection with the sale of Euro Bank to Bank Millennium.
  • Represented Bank BPH S.A. in connection with the demerger of Bank BPH S.A. by way of the spin-off to Alior Bank S.A. of the core business other than the CHF mortgage loan business.°
  • Represented entities from the GE Group in connection with the sale of shares in Bank BPH S.A. to Alior Bank S.A. by way of a public tender offer and the demerger of Bank BPH S.A. involving a spin-off of an organized part of the enterprise.°
  • Represented the GE Group in connection with the contemplated securitization of a CHF mortgage loan portfolio.°
  • Represented Raiffeisen Bank International AG in connection with the sale of shares in Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. and the demerger of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. by way of the spin-off to Bank BGZ BNP S.A. of the core business other than the mortgage loan business.°
  • Advised on various M&A transactions comprising sale of the enterprise (asset deals).°
  • Represented entities from the GE Group, including BPH PBK Zarządzanie Funduszami, Bank BPH and BPH TFI, in connection with the sale of BPH TFI to Altus TFI.°
  • Represented UniCredit S.p.A., as the seller, in connection with the disposal of 32.8% of the shares in Bank Pekao S.A. to Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A. and Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.°
  • Represented PKO Bank Polski S.A. and PKO Leasing S.A. in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska S.A. by PKO Leasing S.A. from Raiffeisen Bank International AG.°
  • Represented Mennica–Metale Szlachetne S.A., a company engaged in precious metals refining services, in connection with the first and second stages of its restructuring.°
  • Represented Hawe S.A., a Polish telecommunications sector company, in connection with the restructuring of its debt and the debt of the Hawe capital group, and the initiation of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.°
  • Represented the Polimex-Mostostal Capital Group in connection with the process of restructuring.°
  • Represented Polimex-Mostostal S.A. in connection with the restructuring of its indebtedness, including the refinancing of the indebtedness assumed by its subsidiary Mostostal Siedlce S.A., changes to the existing security interest structure and amendments to the agreements with creditors.°
  • Represented Metro Group in connection with the sale of the real,- hypermarkets in Poland to Auchan Group.°
  • Represented Talanx International AG and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company in connection with the acquisition of TUiR Warta S.A. shares from KBC Insurance N.V.°
  • Represented Sobiesław Zasada S.A. in connection with the restructuring of the Eko-Park S.A. capital group, including the acquisition of a controlling interest in Eko-Park S.A.°
  • Represented Fiat Powertrain SpA in connection with the acquisition of shares in Fiat Powertrain Sp. z o.o. from General Motors.°
  • Represented Enterprise Investors in connection with the acquisition of shares in Dino Polska Sp. z o.o.°
  • Advised the GE Group on compliance with the regulations applicable to financial institutions in connection with the sale of Bank BPH S.A.°
  • Advised financial institutions on regulatory matters (Basel III, bail-in resolutions, executive compensation, investor compensation schemes and insurance intermediation activity).
  • Advised T-Mobile Polska S.A. on regulatory issues.
  • Represented a major German bank in connection with a distressed asset restructuring and the sale of its Polish assets.°
  • Advised a major Polish bank on compliance with the requirements of Basel II and credit risk mitigation techniques.
  • Advised Polish co-operative banks on compliance with the liquidity requirements of Basel III.
  • Represented J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank, acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, as well as Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. and Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski, acting as Joint Bookrunners and Co-Offering Agents, on Polish law, in connection with an initial public offering of shares representing 43.6% of the share capital of Play Communications S.A., the 100% owner of mobile operator P4 sp. z o.o., one of Europe’s fastest growing telecom companies.°
  • Represented PKO BP S.A., Poland’s largest bank, in connection with the establishment of a EUR 3 billion Euro Medium Term Notes program and the offering of the initial tranche of EUR 750 million under the program.°
  • Advised a major global construction company on the issuance of bonds.°
  • Represented CEZ ESCO in connection with the execution of energy savings (ESCO) projects, including participation in PPP projects in this respect, and the development of an ESCO project financing formula.°
  • Represented a major Slovak bank and its affiliated real estate investment fund in connection with financing the acquisition of a railway freight car factory in Poland and the subsequent sale-and-leaseback of the real estate.°
  • Represented Bank Pekao S.A. in connection with the investment credit facilities for the financing of the construction of office buildings in Kraków by Kraków Business Park and Buma Group.°
  • Represented Esselte Group, a major producer of office supplies, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness.
  • Represented companies from the Maire Tecnimont group in connection with the construction of the Wierzchowice underground gas storage facility and in connection with disputes with PGNiG SA and the bankruptcy of PBG SA.°
  • Advised lenders and borrowers in connection with the financing arrangements.°
  • Advised domestic banks on their product documentation.°
  • Advised EBA Clearing on the participation of the Polish banks in the pan-European clearing and settlement system.°

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

  • Consultant, DG Legal Services, National Law Section, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, September 2005 – August 2008
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, September 2004 – September 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, 2014
  • Member, Kraków Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
  • Member of the Board of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe
  • Co-founder and Member of the Main Board, The Allerhand Institute, Kraków

Credentials

Education
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2012
  • Attorney-at-Law, United States, State of New York, 2010
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2009
  • Doctoral Studies, European Doctoral College, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, October 2005 – September 2007
  • Master of Law, summa cum laude, the Jagiellonian University, 2005
Admissions
  • Poland
  • New York
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent