Michal focuses his practice on corporate and contract law matters as well as on mergers and acquisitions.
Michal has provided corporate law advice in connection with cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions, including due diligence exercises and preparation of the transaction documentation. He has assisted clients from the real estate sector in matters related to entering the Polish market and cooperation with Polish entities in the sector. Michal also advises clients on other corporate law related issues.
His experience also includes advising on large public and defense procurements, offset projects and industrial cooperation programs.
Prior to joining White & Case, Michal gained experience in law firms in Warsaw focusing on energy industry and judicial litigation, as well as working for non-governmental organizations and public institutions.
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust: representation of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) on the sale of the Krzecin and Kuslin onshore wind farms in Poland to ORLEN Wind 3, an affiliate of public Polish multi-energy company ORLEN, and refinance existing indebtedness of the project companies. ORIT, an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange focused on renewable energy assets across Europe, the UK and Australia, expects to receive net proceeds of between PLN 470 million and PLN 490 million after deducting debt and hedging costs. ORLEN has agreed to provide a loan to repay the existing bank debt secured against the Krzecin and Kuslin wind farms, which have a combined capacity of 59 MW.
Korea Aerospace Industries: representation of Korea Aerospace Industries, a South Korean aerospace and defense company, on the negotiation and signing of two executive contracts with the Ministry of National Defense of Poland in September 2022 for the supply of FA-50 aircraft to the Polish air force.
Hanwha Defense: representation of Hanwha Defense, the largest defense company in South Korea, on the framework contract signed with the the Ministry of National Defense of Poland in July 2022 for the supply of K9 self-propelled howitzers to the Polish army, and the first executive contract signed with the ministry of National Defense of Poland in August 2022. The signed executive contract implements the first phase of the framework contract.
Predica: representation of Predica, a Polish company and leading European provider of Microsoft Azure cloud migration, application modernization and managed services, on the acquisition by SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions.
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust: representation of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust on the acquisition of the Krzecin and Kuslin onshore wind farms being constructed in Poland with a combined capacity of 59 MW from the PNE Group, a German developer of wind projects in Europe. The projects are financed by the EBRD and BayernLB.
Funds managed by Octopus Renewables: representation of funds managed by Octopus Renewables on the acquisition of a Polish wind farms portfolio of rated power of approx. 45 MW from OX2, a Swedish developer and seller of wind and solar farms.
Enterprise Investors: representation of the Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the fintech acquisition, through a tender offer, of up to 100% of the shares in PragmaGO, a provider of financial services to the SME sector.
Global Compute Infrastructure: representation of Global Compute Infrastructure on the acquisition of ATM S.A., one of the largest data center operators and communications infrastructure businesses in Poland and CEE, from a consortium of funds.
Nexi (formerly Nets): 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, and has acquired a number of payment businesses.
Nexi (formerly Nets): representation of Nets Denmark A/S on the acquisition of Dotpay/eCard (Dotcard), one of the leading companies on the Polish digital payments market, from MCI.EuroVentures and Saltus TUW.
Nexi (formerly Nets): representation of Nets Denmark A/S and its owner, private equity fund Hellman & Friedman, on the establishment of a strategic alliance with Przelewy24, a leading Polish online payment service provider.