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Iwo Małobęcki focuses his practice on competition law matters and mergers & acquisitions.
Iwo has provided legal advice on the antimonopoly and commercial law aspects of cross-border concentrations of business entities. He has been assisting clients in merger filings with EU and national competition authorities and providing guidance in relation to compliance with antitrust and competition law in the EU and Poland. Iwo has also been advising clients on other competition law related aspects, including unfair competition practices, state aid and anticompetitive clauses in contracts. His recent industry experience includes metallurgical, mining and chemical industries as well as transport, aviation and IT sectors.
United Internet AG: Representation of United Internet AG and its subsidiary, 1&1 Internet SE, in connection with the acquisition for around €150 million of home.pl S.A. from its current owners, led by private equity fund V4C Eastern Europe.
Kompania Węglowa S.A.: Comprehensive advice to a leading hard coal producer in Europe and major hard coal supplier for the Polish commercial power engineering sector in its ongoing restructuring process and creation of Polska Grupa Górnicza Sp. z o.o.
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: Advised JSW S.A. on the acquisition of an organized part of the enterprise of Kompania Węglowa S.A., including the Knurów-Szczygłowice coal mine, for PLN 1.49 billion. JSW is Europe's largest producer of high-quality coking coal and a significant producer of coke, one of the main components in the production of steel.
Glencore Industries The Netherlands B.V.: Representation of Glencore Industries The Netherlands B.V. on its takeover of PROKON Pflanzenöl GmbH. The transaction was completed in the form of a share deal and was one of the largest distressed asset transactions to take place in Germany since the beginning of 2014. PROKON Pflanzenöl was sold by Dr. Dietmar Penzlin, acting as insolvency administrator for the Itzehoe-based wind energy firm PROKON. PROKON Pflanzenöl's core business is the production of biodiesel as well as vegetable and edible oils from rapeseed.
Nestlé Waters: Advised on the Polish law aspects for Nestlé Waters in the sale of its Home and Office Delivery (HOD) business in Europe (Nestlé Waters Direct Europe) to Eden Springs Group. This transaction encompassed five European countries in addition to Poland, including France (where the seller is based), Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Russia.
Oyak Girisim Danismanligi: Representation of Oyak Girisim Danismanligi, the largest privately owned pension fund of Turkey, in its acquisition of the Almatis Group (a global supplier of premium alumina for the refractory, ceramic and polishing industries) from its shareholders, including majority owner Dubai International Capital LLC.
Partners Group AG: Representation of Partners Group AG, a private equity firm, in the acquisition of the shares in CEIF Properties S.A. R.L, a fund investing in multi-let industrial assets across Central and Eastern Europe. A Co-investment was made by a newly incorporated subsidiary of Valad Properties Europe.
Wilmar Europe Holdings BV: Representation of Wilmar Group (via in particular, Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V.) on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with ERCA Group (via Società Chimica Lombarda S.p.A.), focusing on manufacturing, distribution and marketing of personal care and cosmetic products globally.
CIECH S.A.: Advised KI Chemistry s.à r.l., a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments S.A., in connection with the acquisition of a majority of shares in CIECH S.A., the leading European chemical company and the second largest producer of soda ash in Europe. The transaction was carried out by way of a tender offer for the acquisition of up to 66% of the issued share capital of CIECH S.A. Value of the transaction: PLN 835 million (US$278 million).
Polimex Mostostal: Advised in the sale of a group of over a dozen real properties in connection with debt restructuring.
Tying and bundling as a potential infringement of EU competition law – legal and economic analysis, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Warsaw, 2013
Patent abuse in European Competition Law, M. Sendrowicz (ed.), Selected issues of competition law and regulation of the protection of consumer rights, Warsaw, 2013,
Complaints to the European Court of Human Rights, I. Kraśnicka (ed.), Cases and patterns of pleadings, Warsaw , 2011, (co-author) , CH Beck
The role of the local government in shaping the civil society in Poland after 1989, M. Grochowski, J. Kostrubiel, E. Streit (ed.), The changes of State and Law in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Lublin, 2009