Rafał Kamiński

Partner, Warsaw

Biography

“The prestigious ranking Legal 500 EMEA 2020 ranked Rafał as a Next Generation Partner”
The Legal 500 2020

“When asked a question what shall we do, he gives a solution with time variables included. He’s able to put himself in the shoes of an investment banker.”
Chambers Europe 2020

Overview

Rafał Kamiński's practice focuses on equity capital markets, including commercial law and securities law as well as corporate governance issues.

Rafał is a co-author of many legal opinions relating to transaction advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions of public companies and privatization issues.

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

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.

Globe Trade Centre: representation of the Management Board of Globe Trade Centre on the review of its potential strategic options related to an investment in the company’s shares by a potential investor, by way of a tender offer for sale of 100% of the shares in the company.

Polnord S.A.: representation of the management of Polnord S.A. in connection with review of strategic options, including obtaining an investor, including the sale of a majority package of the shares of Polnord S.A. to Cordia International Zrt. The total value of the transaction was around PLN 229.4 million.

Play Communications S.A.: representation of Play Communications S.A.  and its shareholders Novator and Olympia in the €1 billion IPO of Play on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. 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 consortium of banks in connection with the PLN 1.65 billion IPO and admission to trading of shares in Dino Polska S.A. on the regulated market of the WSE. 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.

CCC S.A.: representation of the consortium of banks on the CCC S.A.’s share capital increase. The transaction consists of the sale of 13.7 million CCC shares, with a value of PLN 507 million, via an accelerated book-building. Listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, CCC is the largest shoe retailer in CEE and one of the largest shoe manufacturers in Europe.

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.