Marek Sawicki | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Marek Sawicki

Local Partner, Warsaw

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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

Advised a strategic automotive company 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.