Jakub Gubański | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jakub Gubański
Jakub Gubański

Jakub Gubański

Counsel, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 138

E jgubanski@whitecase.com

Overview

Jakub Gubański focuses his practice on competition law matters and mergers & acquisitions.

Since the beginning of his legal career at White & Case, Jakub has provided legal advice on the antimonopoly aspects of cross-border concentrations of business entities, in particular on the energy, insurance, healthcare, telecommunication, media, IT and real estate markets.

He has advised numerous companies on the merger control rules in Poland and provided guidance in relation to compliance with antitrust and competition law in the EU and Poland. He has also represented clients in the proceedings before competition authorities.

In 2007 Jakub was seconded to the White & Case Brussels office, where he focused on European law, including in particular competition law. He also assisted in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.

Jakub has also worked on numerous acquisitions of public and private companies, including banks, insurance companies, IT, energy and FMCG companies, as well as the privatization of companies. He has also represented various private equity funds in a large number of acquisitions of Polish portfolio companies. Jakub has also advised on internal reorganizations of capital groups and the formation of joint ventures.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw

Education

  • Master's Degree, Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw University
  • Center for American Law Studies, Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, (in cooperation with University of Florida)

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

Experience

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. („JSW") in connection with the sale of almost 93% shares which JSW holds in Wałbrzyskie Zakłady Koksowniczne Victoria S.A. to Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. and Towarzystwo Finansowe "Silesia" Sp. z o.o. of the total value of PLN 350 million (€81.45 million).

Kompania Węglowa S.A.: advised  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.

CIECH 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).

Roust Trading Ltd.: represented Roust Trading Ltd. in connection with the acquisition of CEDC.

The British United Provident Association Limited: represented BUPA in connection with the acquisition of Lux Med.

Alior Bank S.A./Erste Bank: advised Alior Bank S.A. and Erste Bank on compliance with competition laws in connection with the financial restructuring of Polbita sp. z o.o.

Sanofi-Aventis: represented Sanofi-Aventis in connection with the acquisition of Nepentes.

Bouygues Immobilier Polska sp. z o.o.: represented Bouygues Immobilier in connection with the establishment of a joint venture in Poland.

Chellomedia and CBS Corporation: represented Chellomedia (Liberty Global group company) and CBS Corporation in their joint notification of the establishment of their joint venture to the Polish competition authority.

Makhteshim Agan Industries ltd: represented Makhteshim Agan in connection with the acquisition of Rokita Argo S.A.

Awards & Recognition

For the last several years, the prestigious ranking The Legal 500 EMEA has recommended Jakub in the Competition/Antitrust category.

Jakub's articles have been published in Crime, Law and Social Change, Gazeta Finansowa and The Wall Street Journal Polska.