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Andrzej Sutkowski is a commercial lawyer who focuses on securities law. He has worked on a range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, the largest P2P and MTO transactions, bond issuance on Polish and international markets and securitization projects. Andrzej advised clients in connection with one of the first listings of a Polish company on NASDAQ. He has also worked on matters involving the issuance of depository receipts, IPOs and the creation of an employee pension fund.
Andrzej Sutkowski also worked on one of the first mergers of two Polish banks which were public companies and represented a consortium of banks and insurance companies in the acquisition of a large Polish bank. In addition, Andrzej advised a group of banks on a transaction involving the acquisition of shares of a Polish telecom operator by a foreign investor.
Andrzej began his professional career in a consulting company, where he advised the Ministry of Ownership Transformation in connection with the privatization of several of the largest state-owned enterprises. Afterwards, he worked for one of the leading international law firms in Warsaw.
Represented Synthos S.A., one of the leading manufacturers of chemical raw materials in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with the Reg S/Rule 144A issuance and sale of €350 million 4.000% Senior Notes due 2021 of Synthos Finance AB (publ), a special purpose company of Synthos S.A.
Represented Echo Investment S.A., Poland's leading real estate developer, in connection with the establishment of a PLN 200 million Polish bond program, being one of the first domestic public offerings in Poland aimed at a pool of individual investors.
Acting as company counsel in connection with the IPO of one of the major Polish coal mines on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). The transaction consisted of the sale by Poland's State Treasury of shares representing a 33.1% stake in JSW worth PLN 5.37 billion (US $2 billion) by way of a public offering in Poland and an international offering to institutional investors outside Poland and the US under Regulation S and to qualified institutional buyers in the US under Rule 144A. The transaction was the largest privatisation and IPO in Poland in 2011, the fourth largest IPO in the history of the WSE, and the second largest European IPO in the first half of 2011.
Assisted client in its IPO, the largest on the WSE in first half of 2009 with a value over PLN 500 million (USD 156 million), it was also a first IPO of a Polish coal mine on the WSE.
Advised Sanofi-aventis (a leading global pharmaceutical company listed in Paris and NY) on the public tender announced on May 19, 2010, for 100% of the outstanding shares of Nepentes S.A., a Polish-listed company (a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and dermocosmetics). This was one of the largest P2P deals this year on the WSE in 2010. Value: PLN 400 mln (€100 mln).