Rafał Kamiński | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Rafał Kamiński
Rafał Kamiński

Rafał Kamiński

Local Partner, Warsaw

T + 48 22 50 50 100

E rkaminski@whitecase.com

“He is a hard-working young lawyer who always takes care of his clients. ”

Chambers Europe 2017

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts

  • Legal Adviser, Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw

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

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.: advised 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 USD 163.75 mln.

P4 sp. z o.o.: advised Poland-based mobile telecoms operator on 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.: represented 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.

P4 sp. z o.o.: represented Play Topco S.A., indirect shareholder of Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 sp. z o.o., on its €410 million senior PIK toggle notes offering under Regulation S and Rule 144A.

PKP CARGO S.A.: represented Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and DM PKO BP acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, Ipopema Securities, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG and UniCredit acting as Joint Bookrunners and DI Investors and Mercurius DM acting as Domestic Co-Bookrunners in connection with the privatization and PLN 1.42 billion (US$460 million) IPO of PKP CARGO S.A., the state owned rail freight operator. This transaction was the first successful IPO of an EU-based rail freight operator and consisted of a public offering in Poland and an international offering to institutional investors outside Poland and the United States under Regulation S and to qualified institutional buyers in the United States under Rule 144A.

PKP CARGO S.A.: represented Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Dom Maklerski PKO BP, Société Générale acting as Joint Global Coordinators in accelerated book-build transactions involving 17.03% of the shares of PKP CARGO S.A., which were sold by its shareholder, Polskie Koleje Panstwowe S.A. The shares were offered to institutional investors outside the United States of America in reliance on Regulation S and in the United States of America to QIBs as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. Value of the transaction: PLN 583 million (€140 million).

PKO BP S.A.: represented Citi, Deutsche Bank and DM PKO BP acting as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Credit Suisse, Banco Espírito Santo, Goldman Sachs, Ipopema Securities and Societe Generale acting as Joint Bookrunners in PLN 5.2 billion (€1.2 billion) accelerated book-build transactions involving 12.25% of the shares of PKO BP S.A. which were sold by the Polish State Treasury and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. The transaction was the largest accelerated book-building process in the history of the Polish capital market.

Bank Millennium S.A.: represented J.P. Morgan Securities plc as Sole Global Coordinator and together with Dom Maklerski PKO BP as Joint Bookrunners and Millennium Dom Maklerski S.A. (as Joint Lead Manager) in a PLN 1.24 billion (€304 million) accelerated book-build transaction involving 15.41% of the shares of Bank Millennium S.A., which were sold by Banco Comercial Portugues Sociedade Aberta.

Vattenfall AB: represented Vattenfall AB, one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat, in connection with the €250m sale of its minority stake in Polish utility Enea SA. The entire stake, representing 18.67% of Enea's share capital, was sold by way of an accelerated bookbuilding placement. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and ING Securities S.A. acted as Joint Bookrunners.

Awards & Recognition

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