Financial Services

Our lawyers provide legal advice to Polish and foreign business entities: banks, corporate clients and financial institutions, in particular investment companies, venture capital/private equity funds, insurance companies and brokerage houses. We support our clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Our team has extensive experience in various types of financing and financial restructuring transactions in different sectors such as real estate, energy, infrastructure, new technology, life sciences and healthcare.

We provide professional legal advice regarding ongoing operations, transaction structuring, project finance, acquisition and asset finance, lease, real estate finance, syndicated lending, restructuring and insolvency, as well as structured finance, debt, equity and derivative offerings. We also represent our clients in dealings with financial supervisory authorities in all matters related to their business and executed projects.

Services

Aqcuisition Finance

Our team advises corporations and financial institutions on the full range of acquisition finance issues. We have an extensive track record in representing both lenders and borrowers, which gives us an understanding of the expectations and requirements of both sides to a financing transaction.

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Asset Finance & Leasing

Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising on a wide variety of asset-based, leasing and structured finance transactions. We advise on both domestic and cross – border asset financing, including finance and operating leases. We work on numerous bank finance and debt capital markets–based transactions.

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Syndicated Lending

Our lawyers advise lenders, arrangers and agents on the establishment of syndicated loans, syndicate members who accede to finance transactions and borrowers of syndicated facilities. We have extensive experience in all types of syndicated lending, both secured and unsecured, including cross-border transactions. We lend assistance in all phases of a syndicated transaction.

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Project Finance

Our team has extensive expertise in providing comprehensive services with respect to drafting and negotiating project documentation, hedging arrangements, security documents and other finance documentation. We advise on both domestic and cross–border finance projects. Our practice includes legal assistance in asset lending transactions, real estate, structured finance, capital markets transactions, finance and operating lease projects.

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Real Estate Finance

Our team represents banks, funds, specialist real estate lenders, borrowers and investors in single and multi-asset financings of real estate. We advise on all types of finance transactions (acquisition, construction, refinance) of different types of real properties, including projects concerning office buildings, hotels and resorts, sports facilities, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, industrial and research complexes, warehouses, and multifamily residential projects.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Our practice includes complex legal advice on the full range of insolvency and restructuring proceedings, both in transactional and litigation aspects. Our lawyers have extensive experience in providing pragmatic assistance and a solution-based approach on exploring options to protect interests and maximie opportunities of both the clients interested in recovering their debts, and debtors seeking various opportunities to restructure their debts.

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Structured Finance

Our team has a deep understanding on all types of financial transactions conducted with banks and financial institutions.  We offer our assistance in all phases of domestic and cross-border structured finance transactions, taking particularly into account the individual financing needs of the clients.

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Financial Regulatory

Our team advises leading banks, financial institutions, such as broker dealers, insurance companies, investment funds and other private companies on regulatory limitations and requirements related to their business operations and strategy.

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Derivatives

We provide experience on regular and specialist derivatives and structured finance products, in particular hedging products and hedging connected with financing transactions.

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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

Szymon Gałkowski

Szymon Gałkowski

Partner

Head of Practice

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 883 323 454
s.galkowski@kochanski.pl

Agnieszka Serzysko PhD

Agnieszka Serzysko PhD

Senior Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 608 317 176
a.serzysko@kochanski.pl

Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska

Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska

Senior Associate

phone +48 22 326 9600
mobile +48 728 432 415
k.szymanska@kochanski.pl

Latest news

12 Apr 2017

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017

Business law firm Kochański Zięba & Partners another year in a row has been ranked in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 guide in the following areas of law: Corporate and M&A, Real Estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency. In addition, individuals recommendations received: Rafał Zięba, Kamil Osiński, Szymon Gałkowski, Paweł […]
31 Mar 2017

Kochanski Zieba & Partners advise Echo Polska Properties on the acquisition of Galeria Młociny in northern Warsaw

Echo Polska Properties N.V. (EPP) – a leading investment company operating as a REIT and Echo Investment S.A. – the largest Polish developer, signed agreements to jointly buy Galeria Młociny, in northern Warsaw, from Rosehill Investments. EPP and Echo Investment will hold 70% and 30% stakes in the new project respectively. Furthermore, after the completion […]

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