Rafał Kamiński's practice focuses on equity capital markets, including commercial law and securities law as well as corporate governance issues.
Rafał Kamiński is a co-author of many legal opinions relating to transaction advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions of public companies, privatization issues, etc.
Clients emphasise Rafał’s “great legal knowledge and client-orientation” (Legal 500) as well as “business-oriented approach, one saying: ‘When asked a question what shall we do, he gives a solution with time variables included,’ adding: ‘He's able to put himself in the shoes of an investment banker.’”(Chambers Global 2020)
Faculty of Law, Socrates Intensive IP Program, Certificate in European Private Law
Play Communications S.A.: representation of Play Communications S.A. (Play) and its shareholders Novator and Olympia in connection with the €1 billion (PLN 4.4 billion) IPO of Play on the WSE, which values the company at €4 billion (PLN 16 billion). It is the largest IPO in the telecommunications sector in Europe since June 2015, and one of the five largest ever Polish IPOs.
Dino Polska S.A.: representation of Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. Oddział – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie, as Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Offering Agent, UBS Limited, WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s. S.A., Oddział w Polsce, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and Erste Group Bank AG as Joint Bookrunner, in connection with the PLN 1.65 billion (approximately €388 million) IPO and admission to trading of shares in Dino Polska S.A. on the regulated market of the WSE. Dino Polska is a chain of around 630 (as of the end of 2016) proximity supermarkets in Poland. The transaction was conducted via a public offering in Poland directed to Polish retail and institutional investors, and by a global offering addressed to institutional investors in other jurisdictions outside the US in accordance with Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as well as in the US to qualified institutional investors under Rule 144A of the Securities Act.
Griffin Premium RE.: representation of BZ WBK S.A. and Berenberg, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and DM BOŚ as Offering Co-manager, in connection with the PLN 508 million (approximately €118 million) IPO and admission to trading of shares in Griffin Premium RE on the WSE. The transaction was carried out via an IPO in Poland addressed to individual and institutional investors, and in the form of a private offering addressed to institutional investors in other jurisdictions outside the United States, in accordance with Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The prospectus was approved by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets and passported into Poland by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
CCC S.A.: representation of Citi, Goldman Sachs and UBS Limited on a total PLN 530 mln (c. €135m) private placement by way of a private offering of a newly issued 2,000,000 ordinary bearer series H shares through the accelerated bookbuilding of CCC S.A., the largest footwear retail company in Central Europe and the largest footwear manufacturer in Europe.
Uniwheels AG: representation of Dom Maklerski mBanku S.A. acting as global coordinator, joint bookrunner and joint offering agent, mBank S.A. acting as the underwriter and Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. acting as the joint bookrunner, joint offering agent and underwriter, on the US$140 million initial public offering and listing of shares of Uniwheels AG on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The transaction was offered to retail and institutional investors in Poland and via private placement for institutional investors outside the United States (excluding Poland) in accordance with Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933. The transaction was the largest IPO in Poland in 2015.
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. („JSW") in connection with the sale of almost 93% shares which JSW holds in Wałbrzyskie Zakłady Koksowniczne Victoria S.A. to Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. and Towarzystwo Finansowe "Silesia" Sp. z o.o. of the total value of PLN 350 million (€81.45 million).
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. in connection with an agreement on the conditions for the further operation of the JSW Capital Group and the repayment of bonds for the amount of PLN 700 mln and US$163.75 mln.
Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.: representation of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) in the acquisition of an organized part of the enterprise of Kompania Węglowa S.A., including the Knurów-Szczygłowice coal mine, for PLN 1.49 billion. We provided comprehensive support for the acquisition, including advice on financing through private placements of secured bonds under the issue programme in two tranches of, respectively, PLN 700 million and US$163.76 million.
P4 sp. z o.o.: representation of Poland-based mobile telecoms operator in connection with its groundbreaking, inaugural €870 million and PLN 130 million, dual-tranche high yield bond issue and entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. As of the transaction day it was the largest debut high yield bond deal since 2010, the largest Central & Eastern Europe high yield deal ever, the second largest European telecoms debut ever and the first ever Polish zloty-denominated high yield bond issued on the international capital markets.
P4 sp. z o.o.: representation of a Poland-based mobile telecoms operator in a tap issuance involving a high yield bond offering of an additional €125 million of the Issuer's 5.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2019.
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.