Michał Petz

Local Partner, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Michal's practice focuses primarily on assisting venture capital and private equity clients on variety of cross-border transactions, including venture capital financings, acquihires, buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions. He worked on over 50 venture capital financings for leading venture capital firms such as Target Global, Pitango, Felix Capital, Dirlango, Evolution Equity Partners, Intel Capital, Icos Capital, TDJ Pitango and others. He enjoys learning about each of his clients, understanding their needs and playing a central role in their business transactions.

A significant portion of Michal's practice also focuses on representing fund sponsors or institutional investors in the formation and maintenance of venture capital funds as well as with the acquisition and sale of secondary partnership interests. Michal advised two most active and largest institutional investors in venture capital funds in Central and Eastern Europe – PZU S.A. and PFR Ventures on over 20 investments.

Prior to joining White & Case, Michał worked at the Warsaw office of a renowned international law firm, first as of counsel and then as a partner and head of venture capital and private equity practice.

Michal serves on the board of the Stanford Club of Poland, an association of Stanford University graduates in Poland.

Bars and Courts
Warsaw Bar
New York State Bar
Education
Stanford Law School

California

Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw

Poland

Faculty of Law
University of Poitiers

France

Warsaw School of Economics

Poland

Languages
Polish
English
French
German

Experience

Represented Dirlango, a leading Polish venture capital fund, in connection with pre-IPO secondary buyout of shares in Beyond Meat Inc. Beyond Meat is a US-based company that produces vegan meat replacement.

Represented Inovo Venture Partners, a leading Polish venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Eyerim, s.r.o. Eyerim is a leading Slovak e-commerce startup operating in CEE that sells glasses directly to consumers.

Represented Felix Capital, a London-based venture capital firm in connection with investment in TravelPerk Inc., a technology company offering travel management tools for SME

Represented Target Global, an international venture capital firm, in connection with investment in Mediquo, Inc. Mediquo is a Spanish software company that provides a medical chat application.

Represented Target Global, an international venture capital firm, in connection with several investments in Badi Inc. Badi is a software company that provides a room rental application.

Represented TDJ Pitango, a leading Polish-Israeli venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Neptune Labs sp. z o.o. Neptune Labs is a software company that provides a platform for data scientists that are experts in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Represented TDJ Pitango, a leading Polish-Israeli venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Cosmose Inc. Cosmose is a data science company that helps brick-and-mortar retailers sell more by connecting their stores with online ads to predict shopper behavior.

Represented Alfabeat, a leading Polish venture capital fund, in connection with investment in Monetizing Solutions Inc. The company is doing business as Monetizr, and provides innovative solution for improving monetization in mobile games.

Represented Target Global, an international venture capital firm headquartered in London and Berlin with €700M assets under management, in connection with investment in TravelPerk Inc., a technology company offering travel management tools for SME.

Represented Icos Capital, a Dutch venture capital fund in connection with investment in Reliability Solutions sp. z o.o. Reliability Solutions is a technology company that provides innovative solutions for quality management that enable predicting and preventing machines' failures.