Damian Lubocki

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Damian Lubocki focuses his practice on capital markets, corporate and securities law, merger and acquisition transactions as well as corporate governance issues.

Prior to joining White & Case, Damian gained experience in the leading international law firms and chambers of commerce in Poland and the United States.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates
Education
Finance and Accounting
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Master's Degree
Faculty of Law and Administration
Jagiellonian University in Cracow
Bilateral Exchange Program, Faculty of Law
University of Washington
Seattle
Diploma in American Law Program
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Languages
Polish
English
French

Experience

State Treasury of the Republic of Poland, represented by the Minister of Finance: representation of the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland, represented by the Minister of Finance, on the issuance of 3-year panda bonds, denominated in the official currency of the People's Republic of China. The nominal value of the transaction amounted to RMB 3 billion (approx. PLN 1.8 billion).

PKN Orlen S.A.: representation of PKN Orlen S.A. in connection with the establishment of a €5 billion EMTN programme and the first issue of €500 million 1.125% Green Bonds due 2028 issued under the programme. The transaction was the first Green Bond issue from Poland by a company outside the financial sector, and was certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, endorsing the Green Bonds for the best market standards for climate integrity, transparency and the use of proceeds.

Pracuj.pl: representation of Grupa Pracuj S.A., the leading HR technology platform in Central and Eastern Europe, on its IPO on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (in accordance with Regulation S and Rule 144A). The total value of shares sold via the IPO was PLN 1.12 billion.

Echo Investment S.A.: advising on the establishment of four Echo Investment S.A. bonds issuance programmes with a total value of PLN 1.2 billion. (I programme – PLN 200 million, II programme – PLN 300 million, III programme – PLN 400 million, IV programme – PLN 300 million).

Globe Trade Centre: representation of Erste Group Bank AG, Santander Bank Polska S.A. - Santander Biuro Maklerskie and Wood & Company Financial Services, a.s., as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, on the increase of the share capital in Globe Trade Centre S.A. via the issuance of series O bearer shares in an ABB transaction. Globe Trade Centre sold 88.7 million shares at PLN 6.40 per share, generating approximately PLN 570 million (€123 million).

Ghelamco Invest Sp. z o.o.: representation of Ghelamco Invest Sp. z o.o. in connection with the issuance of bonds series PU1 (PLN 35 million), PU2 (PLN 285 million) and PU3 (PLN 80 million) with a total value of PLN 400 million under the IX bond issuance programme.

R.Power: representation of R.Power, the largest Polish developer of photovoltaic farms, in connection with the establishment of a green bond issuance program with the total nominal value of up to PLN 1 billion. As part of the program, the first series of secured bearer bonds was issued with the total nominal value of PLN 150 million and a five-year maturity period based on a no-prospectus public offer addressed to qualified investors.

Enterprise Investors: representation of the Polish Enterprise Fund VIII (PEF VIII), a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, in connection with the fintech acquisition, through a tender offer, of up to 100% of the shares in PragmaGO, a provider of financial services to the SME sector. PEF VIII has secured the right to acquire a 72% stake from the majority shareholder, Pragma Inkaso.

Play Communications S.A.: representation of Play Communications S.A., the leading mobile network operator in Poland with over 15 million customers, and its reference shareholders Novator and Olympia, in connection with the €2.2 billion acquisition of all the shares in Play by Iliad S.A., a French provider of telecommunication services.

Vantage Development S.A.: representation of the selling shareholders Polska Nutit A.S., TradeBridge Czechy A.S. and Fedha sp. z o.o. of Vantage Development S.A. (a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange) in connection with the sale of all of Vantage Development's shares to TAG Immobilien AG through the company TAG Beteiligungs und Immobilienverwaltungs GmbH.