The executive partner of White & Case's Warsaw office, Marcin Studniarek also heads the Firm's Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions practices in Poland. Marcin advises clients on commercial and securities law and M&A transaction matters, as well as corporate governance issues.
He is ranked as a recommended lawyer in in the fields of Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate/ M&A by respected legal directories, including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and the IFLR 1000.
Marcin's reputation is based on his significant track record, supporting domestic and international clients with challenging, large-scale deals. His ability to steer clients from a wide range of industries through the most intricately structured of cross-border transactions has been demonstrated by his involvement in a number of ground-breaking deals.
These include several market "firsts", including the privatization and IPO of PKP CARGO S.A., which was the first ever successful IPO of an EU-based rail freight operator, and the IPO of Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A., which was the first-ever IPO of a coal mine on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE).
Committed to helping clients execute major transactions, regardless of their size, complexity or innovative aspects, Marcin has worked on a number of deals noted for their unprecedented scale within the Polish market. He was closely involved in EQT's acquisition of HTL-Strefa S.A., which was the largest P2P deal executed by a Private Equity (PE) fund in the history of the WSE. Marcin also worked on the largest accelerated book-building process in the history of the Polish capital market, which involved the Polish State Treasury and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego's sale of its shares in PKO BP S.A.
Among his notable debt capital markets projects, Marcin advised mobile telecommunications operator P4 on its landmark dual-tranche high-yield bond issue. When completed, this was both the largest high yield deal in central and eastern Europe and the first-ever Polish zloty-denominated high-yield bond issued on the international capital markets.
The breadth of Marcin's knowledge of his field is based on both his extensive transactional track record, and the valuable experience he gained prior to joining White & Case. He worked for a number of years at BRE Bank S.A., where he was involved in the bank's new investment projects, and spent six years in the Warsaw office of another leading global law firm. Marcin also spent a year as adviser to the Polish Minister of Infrastructure.