Rafał Kamiński

Partner, Warsaw

Biography

The prestigious ranking Legal 500 EMEA 2022 ranked Rafał Kamiński as the Next Generation Partner in Capital Markets.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022

“Rafał Kamiński deals with the legal issues of capital markets without a map. It is he who creates new solutions, taking into account not only the interests of a specific client, but the entire market and various stakeholders.”
Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Overview

Rafał Kamiński specializes in commercial law, in particular law on joint-stock companies. Rafał has many years of experience in advising Polish and foreign investors on a wide range of capital markets transactions, handling public M&A transactions and private equity transactions, both in Poland and Europe. Rafał has advised on numerous projects involving the listing of companies on the stock exchange and mergers and acquisitions of the largest Polish and international companies.

Bars and Courts
Attorney-at-law, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
Education
Faculty of Law and Administration
Jagiellonian University
University of Salzburg
Faculty of Law, Socrates Intensive IP Program, Certificate in European Private Law
Languages
Polish
English

Experience

Polenergia S.A.: representation of Polenergia S.A. on the signing of an investment agreement to establish a special purpose vehicle, jointly controlled by Green Genius (part of the Modus Group), which will act as Polenergia's local partner in the Lithuanian market. The agreement will establish a joint venture to develop wind power projects in the Baltic Sea in Lithuania's territorial waters or in the country's exclusive economic zone. The first offshore wind power project in Lithuania in the Baltic Sea is expected to start operations in 2030 and will have a capacity of approximately 700 MW.

Globe Trade Centre: representation of Erste Group Bank AG, Santander Bank Polska S.A. - Santander Biuro Maklerskie and Wood & Company Financial Services, a.s., as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, on the increase of the share capital in Globe Trade Centre S.A. via the issuance of series O bearer shares in an ABB transaction. Globe Trade Centre sold 88.7 million shares generating approximately PLN 570 million (€123 million).

Pracuj.pl: representation of Grupa Pracuj S.A., the leading HR technology platform in Central and Eastern Europe, on its IPO on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (in accordance with Regulation S and Rule 144A). The total value of shares sold via the IPO was PLN 1.12 billion.

Polenergia S.A.: representation of Polenergia S.A., the largest private energy group in Poland, on the signing of a final agreement for the acquisition of a 100% stake in Edison Energia S.A., one of the fastest growing photovoltaic systems installation companies in Poland.

PPF Group, EC Investments and Rockaway Capital: representation of the PPF Group, EC Investments and Rockaway Capital in connection with the €881 million sale of the e-commerce assets of the Mall Group and the logistics assets of WE|DO to Allegro. The sold business includes assets in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Poland.

Liberty Group: representation of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and mobile communications companies, on the signing of an agreement with iliad S.A. for the sale of 100% of the share capital in Polish cable operator UPC Poland to iliad’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play for an enterprise value of USD 1.8 billion.

Global Compute Infrastructure: representation of Global Compute Infrastructure in connection with its agreement to acquire ATM S.A., the leading data center and communications infrastructure business in Poland, from a consortium of funds managed by MCI Capital, one of Poland’s leading venture capital and private equity companies, and Mezzanine Management, an independent investment advisory firm.

Enterprise Investors: representation of the Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, in connection with 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.

Play Communications S.A.: representation of Play Communications S.A., the leading mobile network operator in Poland, and its reference shareholders Novator and Olympia, in connection with the ILIAD SA’s €2.2 billion all cash public tender offer for all of the shares in Play.

Pfleiderer Group S.A.: representation of Strategic Value Partners LLC, a shareholder of the Pfleiderer Group, and its subsidiary Volantis Bidco B.V. on a tender offer for shares in the Pfleiderer Group and a squeeze-out, as well as the cancellation of dematerialization and withdrawal of the Pfleiderer Group’s shares from trade on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This was one of the largest public merger & acquisition transactions on the Polish capital market in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Leading international reports on the legal services market such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and The IFLR1000 recommend Rafał Kamiński in the areas of Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets.