The building and organization of a corporate structure requires both the development of long-term business strategies, as well as advice on ongoing legal issues. As our clients’ partner, we support them at every stage of corporate activity and help them achieve their goals. We advise on the establishing of capital structures, business development, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Thanks to our solid experience we effectively resolve conflicts in the shareholder structure, implementing strategies beneficial both to the minority and the majority shareholders.
We offer a wide range of corporate advice for commercial companies, including assistance in their ongoing business activities. We advise our clients on civil law matters. We have gained our experience in this field working for both well-known international companies, as well as for Polish companies from various sectors of production and services, including the media, household chemicals, IT, automotive, drugs, pharmaceuticals, trade and telecommunications.
Our team advises on local and international transactions relating to the financing of business activities. Furthermore, we also assist in creating joint ventures by entrepreneurs and strategic alliances in many different industries. Our clients include e.g. public and private companies, international capital groups, banks and other financial institutions, investment funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds, “start-up” companies, and private and institutional investors.
KZP supports the initiatives of implementing the principles of good practice in organizations from the public and private sectors, including public companies. We provide comprehensive legal services associated with corporate governance in a broad sense, particularly in terms of the Good Practices Code of WSE Listed Companies and the Good Practices Code of NewConnect Listed Companies, as well as building companies’ professional management systems and business transparency.
Our Venture Capital / Private Equity practice gathers the resources and expertise of our lawyers working in the fields of corporate finance (advising either equity investors, management teams, targets or financial advisers), and banking (advising senior and mezzanine debt arrangers).
Transactions between different entities require the proper securing of the interests and rights of the parties to the transaction. In particular, this applies to transactions related to all types of financing, acquisition of assets or long-term transactions regarding joint ventures and cooperation between entities. KZP advises clients on the best and most effective measures to protect their interests and rights. We have experience in securing various types of project finance, corporate finance (including through issue of securities), acquisition of shares/stocks and companies, as well as transactions relating to our clients’ joint ventures with other entities.
Advice on an ownership conflict within a public company connected with the control over the company. Conducting of multi-layered settlement negotiations and court actions launched against a majority shareholder and members of the company’s governing bodies appointed by the majority shareholder in connection with their actions which were detrimental to the company, including proceedings seeking to invalidate the voting right of the majority shareholder and to invalidate resolutions adopted by the internal bodies of the company. Ongoing corporate strategic advice in connection with the project.
Representation of an American hedge fund in connection with a corporate conflict between the shareholders of the merging corporate structures of the largest European banks, including Unicredit, Bank Austria and HypoVerainsBank. Conducting the Polish part in relation to merger of the two leaders on the Polish banking market, i.e., Pekao SA and BPH SA. Representation in litigation within this area and dealing with multithreaded settlement negotiations.
SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals
Legal assistance to the Swedish investor SEKAB Biofuels and Chemicals regarding the Polish bio-fuel manufacturer, Bioagra S.A. Legal assistance regarding the sale and purchase of shares, setting up the shareholder structure, financing and refinancing and collateralizing daily operations of the Polish business.
Kochanski Zieba & Partners advises Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of technology company Medius Poland.
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