Marek Sawicki

Local Partner, Warsaw

Biography

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Legal 500 2021

Overview

Marek Sawicki focuses his practice on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

Marek has gained extensive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, representing clients from the public and non-public sectors in their capacity of both sellers and acquirers in a number of transactions consisting in share or asset acquisitions in many sectors, including in particular technology and telecommunications. He also advises clients on private equity transactions, which involved investing in shares in public and private deals or joint venture transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Marek worked for the Warsaw offices of several renowned international law firms.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw
Education
Master's Degree, Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Languages
Polish
English

Experience

Mid Europa Partners: representation of Mid Europa Partners 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.

Valmet: representation of Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, on its acquisition of PMP Group, a Polish provider of technologies and services for the paper industry.

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 acquisition of Dotpay/eCard (Dotcard), one of the leading companies on the Polish digital payments market, from MCI.EuroVentures and Saltus TUW.

Emperia Holding S.A.: representation of Emperia Holding S.A., a Maxima Grupe UAB company, in connection with the sale of its subsidiary, Infinite Sp. z o.o., to DialCom24 Group (co-owner of Przelewy24), which specializes in the development and provision of financial and payment services for business and individual clients.

Mid Europa Partners: representation of Mid Europa Partners, a private equity fund that invests primarily in Eastern Europe, on its acquisition of Intive S.A., a digital product and software development services business based in Poland, Germany and Argentina from Enterprise.

Mid Europa Partners: representation of the client in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in J.S. Hamilton, a company active in the field of laboratory testing, inspections and certifications. Acting as a legal advisor to MEP in the acquisition of the shares and the negotiations of the transaction documentation. Coordination of local law firms in Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania and Latvia.

Taaleri Solar Wind II Sarl: representation of Taaleri Solar Wind II Sarl in connection with the sale of 50% of shares in Fonnes Sp. z o.o. to Masdar CES Europe B.V. Taaleri and Masdar also signed a shareholders' agreement governing cooperation in a joint venture to develop wind farms in Poland.

Konspol Group: representation of the Konspol Group, the leading producer and processor of poultry in Poland, in relation to the sale of its group companies to the American corporation Cargill. It was the largest transaction on Poland's food processing and animal breeding market in 2018.

Publications

Co-author of "New Rules Governing Remuneration of Key Personnel in Banks and Other Financial Institutions", Rzeczpospolita 2016.

Co-author of "What is Inside Information Protection During a Public Company Takeover"; Gazeta Prawna 2008.