Maciej Zalewski | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Maciej Zalewski
 Maciej Zalewski

Maciej Zalewski

Local Partner, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 102

E mzalewski@whitecase.com

“‘Diligent’ and ‘strategic’, Maciej Zalewski… is noted for his work in the defense and aerospace sector.”

The Legal 500 EMEA

Overview

Maciej's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, project financing, procurement, and arbitration. Clients who have benefited from his knowledge and experience hail from a range of business sectors, including real estate, healthcare and IT.

As the head of the Warsaw office's aerospace and defense industries practice, he has a particularly strong track record of advising on large public and defense procurements, offset projects and industrial cooperation programs. Maciej's notable clients in this sector include Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.

Bars and Courts

  • Legal Adviser, Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw

Education

  • Master's Degree, Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Experience

Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV

Maciej advised Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV, part of Blackstone Group LP, on the acquisition from Obligo Investment Management AS of portfolios of real estate in multiple jurisdictions, including Poland. Part of the portfolio consisted of three real properties located in Szczecin, Poland.

Generali Real Estate S.p.A.

Maciej advised a Generali Group company and a leading global real estate asset manager on the acquisition of real property located in Warsaw, developed with an office building known as Microsoft House (headquarters of Microsoft in Warsaw).

Prologis' multi-jurisdictional property acquisition

Maciej advised industrial real estate company Prologis on the acquisition of an international property portfolio. Prologis has acquired three logistics parks located in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The parks, encompassing 23 Class-A distribution centers totalling 230,000 sqm of leasable space, are located along key regional transport routes. These strategically-located properties complement Prologis' existing strong portfolio in the CEE region. Maciej worked as part of an international team of lawyers from across the CEE region, who worked seamlessly across jurisdictions.

KI Chemistry's tender offer for shares in Ciech S.A.

Maciej advised KI Chemistry s.a.r.l., a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments S.A., on the acquisition of shares in Ciech S.A. The value of the deal was approximately PLN 835.5 million (€203 million). 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. The advice provided included preparing the necessary tender documentation (including transaction documentation), legal support in acquiring partial financing for the tender, and advice on the transaction's compliance with the requirements of the Polish capital market.

Penta Investments, S.A.

Maciej advised Penta Investments in connection with an equity investment in NFI EMPIK Media & Fashion S.A. in joint venture with Eastbridge.

Lockheed Martin

Maciej advised Lockheed Martin in connection with the largest offset program in the world, as well as related projects and transactions.

A manufacturer of military telecommunications equipment

Maciej advised the client on negotiating and performing agreements for equipment delivery and offset agreements in Poland, as well as changes related to subsequent supplies.

Private equity funds

Maciej advised clients on their investments in the Polish healthcare sector.

A major European manufacturer of home appliances

Maciej advised on the acquisition of a manufacturer listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Alcatel-Lucent

Maciej advised in connection with the tender for an electronic system for toll collection on public roads.

Awards & Recognition

Leading international report on the legal services market The IFLR1000 2017 recognized Maciej Zalewski as a Leading Lawyer in Project Finance and M&A categories. Additionally Maciej has been mentioned in the Public Law category in the latest edition of prestigious The Legal 500 EMEA ranking.

The prestigious ranking Legal 500 EMEA 2016 mentioned Maciej in the Real Estate and Construction category.

The prestigious ranking Legal 500 EMEA 2014 mentioned Maciej in the Corporate/M&A category.