Iwo Małobęcki

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Iwo Małobęcki focuses his practice on competition law matters and mergers & acquisitions.

Iwo has provided legal advice on the antimonopoly and commercial law aspects of cross-border concentrations of business entities. He assists clients in merger filings with the EU and national competition authorities and provides guidance in relation to compliance with antitrust and competition law in the EU and Poland. Iwo also advises clients on other competition law related aspects, including unfair competition practices, state aid and anticompetitive clauses in contracts. His recent experience includes the metallurgical, mining and chemical industries as well as transport, aviation and IT sectors.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates
Education
LLM
Master of Law & Economics
Utrecht University
Master's Degree
University of Warsaw
Faculty of Law and Administration
Socrates – Erasmus scholarship
Utrecht University
Center for American Law Studies at the Faculty of Law
University of Warsaw
(in cooperation with the University of Florida)
Languages
English
German
Polish

Experience

Aquiline Capital Partners Limited: representation of Aquiline Capital Partners Limited, a private investment firm based in New York and London specializing in investments in financial services and technology, in connection with the acquisition of the Virtus Lab Group, a software development company.

Predica: representation of Predica, a Polish company and leading European provider of Microsoft Azure cloud migration, application modernization and managed services, on its acquisition by SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions.

Nets Holding A/S: representation of Nets Holding A/S, one of the largest payments companies in Europe, on its acquisition of shares and assets comprising the payments business of paytec GmbH, a German payments company.

Synthos S.A.: representation of Synthos S.A., a chemical concern and a key player in the global synthetic rubber market, in connection with the acquisition of synthetic rubber operations based in Schkopau, Germany, from Trinseo, a global manufacturer of plastics and synthetic rubber, for nearly US$450 million. As a result of the transaction, the Synthos group became one of the three largest players in the synthetic rubber industry in the world.

MidEuropa: representation of MidEuropa in connection with its acquisition of Sage sp. z o.o., which provides accounting software services to small and medium enterprises in Poland, from Sage Group Plc.

Global Compute Infrastructure LP: representation of Global Compute Infrastructure LP in connection with the acquisition of ATM S.A., one of the largest data center operators and communications infrastructure businesses in Poland and CEE, from a consortium of funds managed by MCI Capital and Mezzanine Management.

MidEuropa: representation of MidEuropa in connection with the Polish law aspects of the sale of Walmark a.s., a leading consumer healthcare company in Central and Eastern Europe with a unique portfolio of iconic brands and direct presence in nine EU countries, to STADA Arzneimittel AG.

Nets Denmark A/S: representation of Nets Denmark A/S, a market leader in the payments industry, on its €405 million acquisition of Poland-based Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A. (PeP), a leading Polish merchant acquirer, which provides merchant acquiring services.

Nets Denmark A/S: representation of Nets Denmark A/S and its owner, private equity fund Hellman & Friedman, in connection with the establishment of a strategic alliance with Przelewy24, a leading Polish online payment service provider.

Nets Denmark A/S: representation of Nets Denmark A/S in connection with the PLN 315 million acquisition of Dotpay/eCard (Dotcard), one of the leading companies on the Polish digital payments market, from MCI.EuroVentures and Saltus TUW. It was a record-breaking transaction in terms of value on the Polish fintech market.

Publications

Tying and bundling as a potential infringement of EU competition law – legal and economic analysis, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Warsaw, 2013

Patent abuse in European Competition Law, M. Sendrowicz (ed.), Selected issues of competition law and regulation of the protection of consumer rights, Warsaw, 2013,

Complaints to the European Court of Human Rights, I. Kraśnicka (ed.), Cases and patterns of pleadings, Warsaw , 2011, (co-author) , CH Beck

The role of the local government in shaping the civil society in Poland after 1989, M. Grochowski, J. Kostrubiel, E. Streit (ed.), The changes of State and Law in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Lublin, 2009