Marlena Skowrońska

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Marlena Skowrońska focuses on banking, commercial and civil law. She is experienced in providing legal assistance to international and domestic clients, in particular to financial institutions, banks and real estate investors. She also provides legal support in connection with the preparation and structuring of finance documentation and legal analysis of commercial law.

Prior to joining White & Case, Marlena gained experience in the Warsaw offices of several leading international law firms.

Education
Master's Degree
University of Warsaw

Faculty of Law and Administration

Languages
Polish
English
Spanish

Experience

CTP Group: representation of the CTP Group in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio from 7R, a Polish industrial developer, with potential to develop 1.2 million sqm of GLA in logistics and industrial real estate. The portfolio consists of projects in Silesia and central and northern Poland that are in the development phase, such as in Warsaw and Katowice, as well as other sites across Poland that are still in the pre-development phase.

MidEuropa: representation of MidEuropa on the increase of the current financing of the J.S. Hamilton group, a portfolio company of Mid Europa, to the amount of PLN 282 million. In the course of this transaction, we have advised on the accession of four Polish companies of the J.S. Hamilton Polska group as additional guarantors, as well as coordination of the accession of three companies based in other jurisdictions - Serbia, Lithuania and Romania.

A consortium of banks: representation of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a.s. and Česká spořitelna, a.s. in connection with the restructuring of Smartwings a.s., one of the largest airlines in CEE, providing transportation services in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Germany. The consortium of banks provided financing to Smartwings under the Covid Plus program, which was introduced by the Czech government to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

P4 sp. z o.o.: representation of P4 sp. z o.o., the Play network operator that is part of the French iliad Group, in connection with a PLN 5.5 billion funding from a consortium consisting of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Santander Bank Polska as main arrangers, original lenders and financing guarantors, and Credit Agricole Bank Polska as an original lender. The funds are to be used for repaying the company's current debt and for general corporate purposes.

Cerrad sp. z o.o.: representation of Cerrad sp. z o.o., one of the leading manufacturers of stoneware and clinker tiles, in connection with the financing of a new production plant.

Financial institutions: representation of a consortium of financial institutions in connection with facilities agreement for the more than PLN 5.5 billion financing of the Polimery Police project. The Polimery Police investment, which is the largest investment project in the history of Grupa Azoty and one of the largest investments in the chemical sector in Poland in recent years, consisting of a propane dehydrogenation installation (PDH installation), a polypropylene production installation (PP installation) and an auxiliary installation (project finance formula).

International logistics, development and investment company: representation of a client in connection with the €153 mln refinancing of its portfolio of logistics properties in Poland by Aareal Bank AG.*

ING Bank Śląski S.A.: representation of ING Bank Śląski S.A. in connection with the financing of an office complex acquisition in Kraków by Apollo Rida from the Cavatina Group.*

Consortium of banks: representation of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, Bank Pekao, DNB Bank ASA, DNB Bank Polska, PKO Bank Polski and Societe Generale in connection with the PLN 1.5 bln refinancing of Emitel's existing indebtedness.*

CBRE Loan Services Limited: representation of CBRE Loan Services Limited in connection with a €510 mln facilities agreement related to the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics assets located in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.*

*Prior to joining White & Case.