Marek Sawicki

Partner, Warsaw

Biography

“Best in class M&A team led by Marek Sawicki. Excellent skills and commitment to the case.”
“Marek Sawicki, best M&A lawyer I worked with: skills, speed, attitude, brightness.”
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, Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates
Education
Master's Degree, Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Languages
Polish
English

Experience

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.

Predica: representation of Predica, a Polish company and leading European provider of Microsoft Azure cloud migration, application modernization and managed services, on its acquisition by SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions.

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.

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.