Rafał Kamiński | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Rafał Kamiński
Rafał Kamiński

Rafał Kamiński

Local Partner, Warsaw

T + 48 22 50 50 100

E rkaminski@whitecase.com

Overview

Rafał Kamiński's practice focuses on equity capital markets, including commercial law and securities law as well as corporate governance issues.

Rafał Kamiński graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. He participated in the Socrates IP Intensive Program conducted by the University of Salzburg (he received a certificate in European Private Law).

The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers Europe 2015 distinguish Rafał Kamiński as "commercially minded, attentive to details and focused, you know there will be no technical issues" in the Capital Markets Equity category. One of the sources say: "I can call him and he gives me the answer straight away". The 2014 edition of another legal ranking, Chambers & Partners describes Rafał Kamiński as "A hard-working adviser" adding that "Rafał Kamiński is widely recommended by both peers and clients for his engagement in equity capital markets matters." The Legal 500 2012 mentions Rafał Kamiński as an "experienced lawyer" in the Equity Capital Markets practice. The 2010 edition of another raking IFLR1000 mentions Rafał Kamiński as an "up and coming lawyer". The publication states: "One client was particularly impressed with one of the up and coming lawyers at the firm: 'I was really pleased with the young gun Rafal Kaminski […]". Rafał was also singled out as one of the rising stars of the legal profession in a ranking "Rising Stars - Prawnicy - liderzy jutra 2012" published by a leading Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna in 2012.

Bars and Courts

  • Legal Adviser, Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw

Education

  • Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University
  • University of Salzburg, Faculty of Law, Socrates Intensive IP Program, Certificate in European Private Law

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

Experience

P4 sp. z o.o.

Advised Poland-based mobile telecoms operator on its groundbreaking, inaugural EUR 870 million and PLN 130 million, dual-tranche high yield bond issue and entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. As of the transaction day it was the largest debut high yield bond deal since 2010, the largest Central & Eastern Europe high yield deal ever, the second largest European telecoms debut ever and the first ever Polish zloty-denominated high yield bond issued on the international capital markets.

PKP CARGO S.A.

Represented Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and DM PKO BP acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, Ipopema Securities, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG and UniCredit acting as Joint Bookrunners and DI Investors and Mercurius DM acting as Domestic Co-Bookrunners in connection with the privatization and PLN 1.42 billion (USD 460 million) IPO of PKP CARGO S.A., the state owned rail freight operator. This transaction was the first successful IPO of an EU-based rail freight operator and consisted of a public offering in Poland and an international offering to institutional investors outside Poland and the United States under Regulation S and to qualified institutional buyers in the United States under Rule 144A.

PKP CARGO S.A.

Represented Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. Oddzial – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie, Société Générale acting as Joint Global Coordinators in accelerated book-build transactions involving 17.03% of the shares of PKP CARGO S.A., which were sold by its shareholder, Polskie Koleje Panstwowe S.A. The shares were offered to institutional investors outside the United States of America in reliance on Regulation S and in the United States of America to QIBs as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. Value of the transaction: PLN 583 million (€140 million).

PKO BP S.A.

Represented Citi, Deutsche Bank and DM PKO BP acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Credit Suisse, Banco Espírito Santo, Goldman Sachs, Ipopema Securities and Societe Generale acting as Joint Bookrunners in PLN 5.2 bn (€1.2 bn) accelerated book-build transactions involving 12.25% of the shares of PKO BP S.A. which were sold by the Polish State Treasury and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The transaction was the largest accelerated book-building process in the history of the Polish capital market.

Vattenfall AB

Represented Vattenfall AB, one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat, in connection with the €250m sale of its minority stake in Polish utility Enea SA. The entire stake, representing 18.67% of Enea's share capital, was sold by way of an accelerated bookbuilding placement. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and ING Securities S.A. acted as Joint Bookrunners.