Financial Services

We provide professional services to Polish and foreign businesses in transactional and regulatory matters. We advise on both legal and business aspects of projects to ensure their efficient execution, helping our clients navigate the ever-changing legal environment.

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Our advice covers:

Financing

We offer comprehensive legal services to both lenders and borrowers, in all kinds of debt financing projects, including credit facilities.

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Debt capital markets

We provide support in financing projects involving debt securities, in particular bonds, and provide services to all participants of the bonds’ issue process including issuers, dealers and bondholders.

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Security interest

We provide transactional advice in the process of establishing collaterals and offer support in preparing and negotiating pledge documentation with respect to equity instruments, bank accounts’ receivables or assets.

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Restructuring and insolvency

We prepare analyses of available action scenarios and debt restructuring options, including benefits and risks. We help to develop an action strategy minimizing risks associated with the liability of company management. We represent clients in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings.

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Financial regulations, compliance and AML

We support all financial sector companies, banks and capital market players in verifying compliance of their business activities and internal regulations with the law and guidelines of supervisory authorities.

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Payment services

We offer comprehensive legal support, both in the process of obtaining a license from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority for the provision of payment services and in connection with ongoing business.

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FinTech

We provide comprehensive services to financial sector companies and all those whose business is related to this area, providing support in implementing technological solutions such as Blockchain, AI or BigData.

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VC & Start-ups

We support venture capital funds and early-stage companies in obtaining both debt and equity financing, providing comprehensive advice in the investment process.

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Insurance

We provide comprehensive legal services to insurance companies, reinsurance companies, agents and their clients, supporting them in both individual projects and transactions, and across the full range of compliance services.

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Experience

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Advising ING (the lender) on credit facilities granted by ING to Solan Group – Polish manufacturer of dehydrated potato products in Poland and Europe for refinancing of the acquisition costs for shares in target companies owning real property.

Barclays Bank plc

Advising on Polish law aspects of a transaction regarding a financing acquisition of shares in companies in Poland and Germany. The advice included preparation of a Facility Agreement within the scope of Polish law issues and preparation of Polish security documents.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) S.A.

Extending the current banking activities of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi to the Baltic states based on Directive 2006/48/EC. We rendered complex Polish law regulatory advice dealing with the issue of cross-border activities and the establishment of a branch of the credit institution, covering both European and Polish law. We coordinated work pertaining to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Our Leaders

Olgierd Świerzewski

Olgierd Świerzewski

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 788 262 267
o.swierzewski@kochanski.pl

Latest news

18 Nov 2020

Idea Bank paves the way for financial sector in obtaining cloud computing certification

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Idea Bank is the first Polish financial service sector entity to obtain the ISO 27017 and ISO 27001 certifications, confirming that its cloud computing solutions meet the highest international standards, and that customer data is processed in the cloud with full respect to security standards. Kochański & Partners advised the bank throughout the certification application […]
10 Nov 2020

New position of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) on robo-advisory services

2020 11 10_Robo Doradztwo_EN
On 4 November, the Office of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (“UKNF”) published its position on the provision of the so-called “robo-advisory services”, i.e. investment advisory services using artificial intelligence mechanisms[1] (“Position”). The UKNF addressed the whole robo-advisory process, from design to implementation of the service and monitoring of operating solutions. Its intention was to […]

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