Maciej Gac

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Maciej Gac is an advocate specializing in competition, state aid and consumer protection law.

Maciej gained his professional experience in international law firms and the legal departments of international companies. He advises clients in proceedings carried out by the Polish Competition Authority and the European Commission concerning both merger control and antitrust issues, proceedings concerning infringements of the collective interests of consumers, as well as in appellate court proceedings. He also advises on the antitrust and state aid aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

He supports clients in their current business operations (establishing distribution models, concluding commercial agreements, and setting pricing policies), assists them in dawn raids and provides dawn raid trainings. He also has extensive experience in developing compliance programs for companies.

Maciej is also active in research and teaching. He is lectures on competition law at the Polish Academy of Science and is the author of many academic publications in the fields of European and competition law.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates
Education
PhD
University of Toulouse
PhD
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Master
University of Toulouse
Master
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Languages
Polish
English
French
Russian

Experience

 

His experience includes, among others:

Polenergia S.A.: representation of Polenergia S.A. on the signing of an investment agreement to establish a special purpose vehicle, jointly controlled by Green Genius (part of the Modus Group), which will act as Polenergia's local partner in the Lithuanian market. The agreement will establish a joint venture to develop wind power projects in the Baltic Sea in Lithuania's territorial waters or in the country's exclusive economic zone. The first offshore wind power project in Lithuania in the Baltic Sea is expected to start operations in 2030 and will have a capacity of approximately 700 MW.

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.

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.

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc: representation of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc on the acquisition of two onshore wind farms being constructed in Poland (the "Krzecin" and "Kuslin" wind farms) with a combined capacity of 58.8 MW from the PNE Group, a German developer of wind projects in Europe.

Funds managed by Octopus Renewables: representation of funds managed by Octopus Renewables in connection with the acquisition of a Polish wind farms portfolio of rated power of approx. 45 MW from OX2, a developer and seller of wind and solar farms.

Liberty Group: representation of Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and mobile communications companies, on the signing of an agreement with iliad S.A. for the sale of 100% of the share capital in Polish cable operator UPC Poland to iliad's Polish mobile subsidiary Play for an enterprise value of US$1.8 billion.

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. The transaction concerns the acquisition of the operating business in Schkopau, including both manufacturing and research and development facilities related to the business of synthetic rubber. As a result of the transaction, the Synthos group will become 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 the Sage Group Plc.

Nets Denmark A/S: in October, White & Case obtained the first positive decision in Poland on the control of foreign investment (FDI) issued by the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office. The application was also the first application of this kind submitted in Poland. The application was submitted on behalf of the Nets Group, a European leader on the market of payment services, and its owner, the private equity fund Hellman & Friedman, in order to finalize the transaction involving the Nets Group's acquisition of Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A. (PeP).

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.