Aneta Maria Hajska

Local Partner, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Aneta Hajska focuses on M&A, private equity and commercial law transactions. Aneta 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 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 has developed optimal transaction structures, planned and carried out acquisitions, outsourcing transactions and exit strategies.

Aneta 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

Polenergia S.A.: representation of Polenergia S.A. on the signing of an investment agreement to establish a special purpose vehicle, jointly controlled by Green Genius (part of the Modus Group), which will act as Polenergia's local partner in the Lithuanian market. The agreement will establish a joint venture to develop wind power projects in the Baltic Sea in Lithuania's territorial waters or in the country's exclusive economic zone. The first offshore wind power project in Lithuania in the Baltic Sea is expected to start operations in 2030 and will have a capacity of approximately 700 MW.

Polenergia S.A.: representation of Polenergia S.A., the largest private energy group in Poland, on the signing of a final agreement for the acquisition of a 100% stake in Edison Energia S.A., one of the fastest growing photovoltaic systems installation companies in Poland.

Valmet: representation of Valmet, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, on its acquisition of the PMP Group, a Polish provider of technologies and services for the paper industry.

Liberty Group: representation of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and mobile communications companies, on the signing of an agreement with iliad S.A. for the sale of 100% of the share capital in Polish cable operator UPC Poland to iliad’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play for an enterprise value of USD 1.8 billion.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited: representation of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, a global biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, on an agreement to divest a portfolio of 130 over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical products sold in Europe, and two manufacturing sites located in Denmark and Poland, to Orifarm Group for approximately US$670 million.

R.Power: representation of R.Power, the largest photovoltaics player on the market, on the largest transaction in the Polish photovoltaic sector to date – the sale of its entire portfolio of 122 MW turnkey terrestrial photovoltaic farms to the fund Aberdeen Standard Investments, a leading global asset manager. The portfolio consists of 130 state-of-the-art photovoltaic projects developed by R.Power with a total installed capacity of 122 MW, predominantly in western and central Poland. The deal represents the third agreement between R.Power and Aberdeen Standard Investments in the Polish market, and is the third transaction on which White & Case has advised R.Power.

Play Communications S.A.: representation of Play Communications S.A. and its subsidiary P4 Sp. z o.o. (Play) in connection with the €96 million acquisition of 3S S.A., a telecommunications group based in Katowice and indirect acquisition of all the shares in all the subsidiaries of 3S, including 3S S.A., 3S Data Center S.A., 3S Fibertech sp. z o.o. and 3S BOX S.A.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.: representation of PGE, Poland's biggest power producer, in its PLN 4.51 billion acquisition of the EDF Group's assets in Poland.

Konspol Group: representation of the Konspol Group, the leading producer and processor of poultry in Poland, in relation to the sale of its group companies to the American corporation Cargill. It was the largest transaction on Poland’s food processing and animal breeding market in 2018.

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.

Awards and 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.