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 Sylwia Opiatowska
 Sylwia Opiatowska

Sylwia Opiatowska

Associate, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 167

E sopiatowska@whitecase.com

Overview

Sylwia Opiatowska focuses on banking, civil and commercial law. She has substantial experience in representing lenders in a wide range of financing projects.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw

Education

  • Master's Degree, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
  • American Law Center at Faculty of Law and Administration (in cooperation with University of Florida), University of Warsaw
  • Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Experience

Echo Investment S.A.

Representation of the company in connection with obtaining financing of up to €132 million from Berlin Hyp AG and ING Bank Śląski S.A. to refinance the current debt of Echo's four office projects and obtaining financing of up to €185 million from Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale to refinance the current debt of seven shopping centers belonging to Echo.

Bank Pekao S.A. (UniCredit Group)

Representation of Bank Pekao S.A. in connection with the PLN 1.26 billion refinancing of the indebtedness of Żabka Polska sp. z o.o., the operator of a major retail chain of convenience stores in Poland.

Eurocash S.A.

Representation of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Pekao S.A. and mBank S.A. in connection with the financing in the form of a revolving credit of up to PLN 700 million for Eurocash S.A., the biggest Polish FMCG wholesale distributor.

Bank Pekao S.A. (UniCredit Group) and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Representation of the arrangers in connection with the USD 210 million and PLN 80 million financing of the development of an oil field in the Baltic Sea by LOTOS Petrobaltic S.A. The project, worth nearly PLN 1.8 billion, is the first transaction co-financed by Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A., a company established under the Polish Investments Programme.

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)

Representation of the bank in connection with the €136 million financing granted to Starwood Capital Group for their acquisition of three office properties located in Warsaw and Katowice.

mBank S.A., DNB Bank Polska S.A. and ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Representation of the banks in connection with the €185 million refinancing of a leading manufacturer of wood-based products.

P4 Sp. z o.o. (PLAY mobile)

Member of the team advising P4 Sp. z o.o, Poland's fourth-largest mobile-phone operator, the owner of the Play brand, on its €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 Central and Eastern Europe high yield deal ever and the first ever Polish zloty-denominated high yield bond issued on the international capital markets.

TAMEH

Representation of an energy group that is a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Tauron, in connection with the CZK 2.39 billion and PLN 507 million financing provided by a syndicate of global lenders arranged by Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. and Raiffeisenbank a.s.

Kulczyk Investments S.A.

Representation of KI Chemistry s.a.r.l., the subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments S.A. in connection with the financing and the subsequent refinancing of the PLN 835 million acquisition of shares in Ciech S.A. by way of a tender offer.