Aneta Maria Hajska | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Aneta Hajska
 Aneta Hajska

Aneta Maria Hajska

Local Partner, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 115

E [email protected]

Overview

Aneta Hajska focuses on M&A, private equity and commercial law transactions. Aneta Hajska has gained extensive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, representing clients from the public and non-public sectors in their capacity of both sellers and acquirers in a number of transactions consisting in share or asset acquisitions (including privatization deals) in many sectors, including in particular energy, commercial banking, media and adverting.

Aneta Hajska has also developed her private equity practice, advising several funds on venture capital/private equity transactions, which involved investing in shares in public and private deals, leveraged buyouts or joint venture transactions. As part of her private equity practice Aneta Hajska has developed optimal transaction structures, planned and carried out acquisitions, outsourcing transactions and exit strategies.

Aneta Hajska is also interested in intellectual and industrial property issues. Her experience in this area includes the preparation of computer systems acquisition, issues related to computer software development, service and support, and the drafting of license agreements.

Bars and Courts

  • Attorney-at-law, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

Education

  • LLB, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Master's Degree, Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, Catholic University of Lublin

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

Experience

Mid Europa Partners: representation of Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and South Eastern Europe, on the sale of Żabka Polska to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. It is the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland.

Coast2Coast Capital: representation of Coast2Coast Capital (and its subsidiary Bounty Brands) in connection with the acquisition of the Polish company Stella Pack S.A. (the largest manufacturer of garbage bags and non-chemical cleaning products in the CEE region) with subsidiaries in Ukraine and Romania.

Waterland Private Investments Equity B.V.: representation of Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. in connection with the purchase of over 60% of the total  number of shares of the company Kredyt Inkaso S.A. from its current shareholders. The total sale price for all the shares of the company was approx. €46 million (in the form of the share price and in the form of paying the company's debt).

Kompania Węglowa S.A.: representation of Kompania Węglowa S.A. ("KW") in connection with KW's restructuring process and the establishment of Polska Grupa Górnicza Sp. z o.o. ("PGG") including, for example: (i) the sale of KW's enterprise to PGG, which included 11 mines and 4 plants, (ii) an investment agreement with investors where the investment level was over PLN 2.4 bln and (iii) a program agreement in connection with PGG's issue of bonds of PLN 1,148 bln addressed to KW's current bondholders. This was one of the biggest restructurings in Poland in many years.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) in 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. We provided comprehensive support for the acquisition, including advice on financing through private placements of secured bonds under the issue programme in two tranches of, respectively, PLN 700 million and US$163.76 million.

United Internet AG: representation of the client and its subsidiary, 1&1 Internet SE, in the acquisition for around €150 million of home.pl S.A. (the market leader in the Polish webhosting market) from its current owners, led by private equity fund V4C Eastern Europe.

British United Provident Association Limited: representation of the British United Provident Association Limited (Bupa), the international healthcare group, in connection with an acquisition of LUX MED Group, the largest private healthcare provider in Poland, for €400 million. The transaction was the largest private equity transaction in Poland in 2012.

Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.: representation of TP S.A. (the Polish largest telecom provider), in their €426 million sale of TP EmiTel, a subsidiary of the network operator, to Warsaw-based Kapiri Investments, which is owned by Montagu Private Equity.

PGNiG S.A.: representation of PGNiG S.A. (the Polish gas company) in connection with the acquisition of Vattenfall Heat Poland S.A. (VHP), the leading heat and electricity generation company in Warsaw. The enterprise value agreed for VHP is PLN 3.7 billion (approximately €880 million).

Złomrex S.A.: representation of Zlomrex S.A. (the largest steel manufacturer and distributor in Poland), in the sale of Cognor's (a listed Polish steel company and Złomrex majority-owned subsidiary) assets in Poland (steel distribution network) to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland, as well as in the sale of shares in Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH (Austrian subsidiary of Cognor S.A.) to Vienna-based funds. The value of the sale of Cognor's assets to ArcelorMittal Steel Poland was about €40 million (PLN 149 million), and the value of the sale of Cognor Stahlhandel GmbH was about €33 million (PLN 128 million).

Awards & Recognition

For the last several years, the prestigious ranking Chambers Europe has listed Aneta Hajska among the leading Polish lawyers in the Private Equity category. Additionally Aneta has been mentioned in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A category in the latest edition of prestigious The Legal 500 EMEA ranking.