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

Aneta Urban

Local Partner, Warsaw

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Overview

Aneta Urban focuses on banking and finance law. She has participated in a number of domestic and cross-border loan transactions. She advises Polish and foreign banks, financial institutions, borrowers, sponsors, investment funds and private equity funds on Polish and cross-border financing transactions, including: (a) acquisition finance transactions, (b) real estate finance transactions, (c) project finance transactions, and (d) general corporate purposes financing. She has significant experience in preparing and negotiating documentation connected with the issuance of various debt instruments, including bonds and deposit certificates.

Prior to joining White & Case, Aneta worked for the Warsaw office of a Magic Circle firm for almost eight years.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw

Education

  • Master's Degree, Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • British Centre for European and English Legal Studies, Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration, (in cooperation with Cambridge University)

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish

Experience

Synthos S.A.: representation of FTF Galleon S.A., an investment vehicle owned by Polish billionaire Michał Sołowow, in connection with financing to guarantee the PLN 2.5 billion acquisition of shares in Synthos S.A.

Ghelamco: representation of Ghelamco in connection with a €221 million and PLN 45 million facility agreement entered into with Polish lenders' syndicate in connection with the financing of the construction and development of a multifunctional complex building in Warsaw (The Warsaw HUB).

Play: representation of P4 Sp. z o.o. and Play Holdings 2 S. à r.l., trading as Play, on term loan facilities and a revolving credit facility of up to PLN 7 billion (approx. €1.65 billion).

Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia sp. z o.o.: Representation of TFS in connection with the restructuring of Polimex-Mostostal S.A. covering, among others, a capital injection to the company by energy investors (i.e., ENEA S.A., Energa S.A., PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. and PGNiG Technologie S.A.) in the amount of PLN 300 million and the sale of convertible bonds of the company worth PLN 73 million by Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. to TFS.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of the company in connection with debt restructuring and the agreement reached between JSW S.A. and its bondholders, i.e., PKO BP S.A., BGK, PZU S.A. and PZU na Życie S.A.

Kompania Węglowa S.A.: representation of Kompania Węglowa S.A. ("KW") in connection with KW's restructuring process in a number of financial institutions, the issue of bonds of Polska Grupa Górnicza Sp. z o.o. to the amount of more than PLN 1.1 mln and corporate restructuring. This was one of the biggest restructurings in Poland in many years.

Koleje Mazowieckie Sp. z o.o.: representation of Koleje Mazowieckie Sp. z o.o. in connection with obtaining financing through the issuance of bonds worth nearly PLN 900 million.

Bank Pekao S.A.: representation of Bank Pekao SA (UniCredit), the sole senior lender, in connection with the financing of a public-private partnership project concerning the redevelopment and maintenance of student dormitories of the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Cracow, Poland. This transaction represents the first PPP student housing project in Poland

Kulczyk Investments S.A.: represented KI Chemistry s.à r.l., a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments S.A., in connection with the acquisition of a majority of shares in CIECH S.A., the leading European chemical company and the second largest producer of soda ash in Europe. The transaction was carried out by way of a tender offer for the acquisition of up to 66% of the issued share capital of CIECH S.A. Value of the transaction: PLN 835 million (US$278 million)

PKO BP S.A.: represented the bank in connection with the PLN 119 million financing of Vistula Group S.A., one of the largest Polish producers of men's clothing, in order to refinance the company's existing indebtedness.

Awards & Recognition

The last several editions of the prestigious international report Chambers Europe have mentioned Aneta as an "Associate to Watch". She was also listed as "Up and Coming" in the latest Chambers Global rankings in the Banking & Finance category