Marek Sawicki

Local Partner, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

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

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

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. Infinite Sp. z o.o. provides IT systems for innovative projects for the most demanding clients from many industries, including telecommunications, finance and FMCG, and is a paperless solution leader in Poland and many foreign markets such as Hungary, Romania and the United Arab Emirates, supporting over 3000 clients.

A strategic automotive company: Advised on its attempted acquisition of Uniwheels AG, a leading car equipment producer listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (the client was not successful in the bid).

Energa, ENEA, PGE and PGNiG Technologie: Advised on the acquisition of approx. 66% of the shares in Polimex – Mostostal SA, a construction company listed on the WSE; it was a complex transaction involving parallel negotiations with banks and other governmental agencies.

Prairie Mining Limited: Advised on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in NRW Karbonia SA, an innovative transaction where shares were acquired by way of enforcement of a financial pledge.

Credit Value Investments: Advised on the issue of bonds by a Coast 2 Coast portfolio company – the bond financing was part of the financing structure related to the acquisition of Krośnieńskie Huty Szkła by Coast 2 Coast.

Warburg Pincus: Advised on the structuring of an investment in the Gemini pharmacy chain including advice on transaction structuring and advice on an incentive scheme for the management.

Warburg Pincus: Advised on the private sale of its 31.7% stake in AmRest Holding SE, a publicly listed company. The transaction involved a number of jurisdictions and was carried out under substantial time pressure (time from the start of negotiations until signing was under 2 weeks).

Warburg Pincus: Advised on its investment in Inea SA, the fourth largest cable operator in Poland and the largest telecommunications operator in western Poland.

Dragados, S.A. (wholly owned by ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios): Advised on a tender offer for its WSE-listed Polish subsidiary Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Inżynieryjnych Pol-Aqua S.A., a company engaged in the construction industry.

AXA Group: Advised on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in BRE Ubezpieczenia, a Polish property & casualty insurance and reinsurance company, from mBank, a leading bank in Poland.

Elliott Advisors: Advised on disposal of a minority stake in Legnicka Development SA, owner of the Mangnolia shopping mall in Wroclaw (the transaction comprised the sale of a minority stake by Elliot Advisors and sale of the majority stake by Octava NFI SA).

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.