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

Konrad Werner

Konrad Werner

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 539 387 585
k.werner@kochanski.pl

David Thomas

David Thomas

Partner

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 539 093 141
d.thomas@kochanski.pl

Latest news

11 May 2022

Can WIBOR be replaced by another benchmark in home mortgage agreements only?

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Due to rising interest rates and a significant increase in mortgage repayments, several ideas have recently emerged to support borrowers. We invite you to read the article 'Can WIBOR be replaced by another benchmark in home mortgage agreements only?' authored by Konrad Werner, Partner and Head of Banking & Finance.
6 Apr 2022

Significant Changes to European AML/CFT Regulations on the Horizon

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Not so long ago, i.e. last year, certain solutions were introduced in Poland via the implementation of the fifth AML Directive, and we are still adjusting to these changes. Nevertheless, another EU package of regulations is in the pipeline, introducing fundamental changes to the regulatory framework of the European AML/CFT system.

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