Klaudia Ochenkowska

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Klaudia Ochenkowska focuses her practice on banking, commercial and civil law. She is experienced in providing legal assistance to international and domestic clients with respect to a wide range of financing transactions, including project finance, real estate finance and acquisition finance transactions. Klaudia represents both financial institutions and borrowers.

Prior to joining White & Case, Klaudia gained experience in leading International law firms.

Bars and Courts
Advocate trainee, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw
Education
Master's Degree
Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Karel de Grote Hogeschool

International Business

Diploma
British and European Law
University of Warsaw

British Law Centre, in cooperation with University of Cambridge

Languages
Polish
English

Experience

A consortium of banks: representation of a consortium of four banks in connection with the financing of the acquisition by the Maspex Group of CEDC (the Polish assets of Roust Corporation) up to the amount of PLN 2.8 billion (EUR 600 million). White & Case advised the consortium on all the legal aspects of the acquisition financing, including negotiating and signing of the facilities agreement and security documents and fulfillment of the conditions for disbursement.

A German insolvency administrator: representation of a German insolvency administrator in connection with the restructuring of the indebtedness of a leading producer of cable harnesses for special vehicles, especially for construction, agricultural and forestry machines as well as municipal and fire fighting vehicles.

A consortium of banks: representation of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a.s. and Česká spořitelna, a.s. in connection with the restructuring of Smartwings a.s., one of the largest airlines in CEE, providing transportation services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Germany. The consortium of banks provided financing to Smartwings under the Covid Plus program, which was introduced by the Czech government to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Compute LLC: representation of Global Compute LLC, as the borrower, in connection with the 528 mln PLN financing of the acquisition of AAW III sp. z o.o. and ATM S.A., the owner of Poland's largest communication-neutral data centers.

Taaleri SolarWind II i Masdar: representation of a joint venture controlled by Taaleri SolarWind II and Masdar in connection with the financing of the acquisition, development and construction of the Mława and Grajewo wind farms with a total capacity of 51.4 MW, from Solaque Holding Ltd. and Wind Power Systems A/S Vestas. Project financing is provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and DNB Polska.

A consortium of banks: representation of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a.s. and Česká spořitelna, a.s. in connection with the restructuring of Smartwings a.s., one of the largest airlines in CEE, providing transportation services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Germany. The consortium of banks provided financing to Smartwings under the Covid Plus program, which was introduced by the Czech government to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

P4 sp. z o.o.: representation of P4 sp. z o.o., the Play network operator that is part of the French iliad Group, in connection with a PLN 5.5 billion funding from a consortium consisting of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Santander Bank Polska as main arrangers, original lenders and financing guarantors, and Credit Agricole Bank Polska as an original lender. The funds are to be used for repaying the company's current debt and for general corporate purposes.

mBank S.A.: representation of mBank S.A. in connection with the financing of: (i) the development and operation of the Panattoni Park Warsaw Airport IV, a warehouse, logistics facility comprising ca. 75 thousand sqm of NRA, located in Suchy Las / Sokolow; and (ii) the development and operation of the Panattoni Park Lublin II, a production, warehouse and logistics facility located near Lublin Poland.

Cerrad sp. z o.o.: representation of Cerrad sp. z o.o., one of the leading manufacturers of stoneware and clinker tiles, in connection with the financing of a new production plant.

mBank: representation of mBank S.A., as the facility agent, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego S.A., and Santander Bank Polska S.A., as the security agent, in connection with a financing of approximately EUR 105 million for the purpose of financing and refinancing of the KTW office and retail buildings project in Katowice, offering nearly 63,000 square meters of office and retail space.