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Szymon Okoń Ph.D. awarded in Chambers Global 2018 in the field of Capital Markets Equity as Up and Coming


Szymon Okoń Ph.D., Attorney at Law and Partner in SSW Pragmatic Solutions Capital Markets team, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Economics, has been awarded in Chambers Global 2018 in the field of Capital Markets Equity as Up and Coming.

Up-and-coming Szymon Okoń enters the rankings this year as a result of visibility and positive market feedback. His key focus is ECM but he also assists with DCM matters. He predominantly represents companies and also acts for investment funds. Sources praise his people skills, proactive approach and understanding of commercial issues. A client says he is "fluent in all business issues related to the IPO process."

SSW Pragmatic Solutions advises the Inwest Group on provision of mezzanine debt financing


SSW Pragmatic Solutions lawyers advised the Inwest Group (leading developer in Warsaw) on provision of mezzanine debt financing in the form of bonds in connection with the implementation of a new investment project - flats for rent. Amount of financing - PLN 35 million.

The project was provided by Sebastian Ponikowski - Attorney at Law and Partner in the Mergers & Aquisition practice and Maciej Duch - Advocate and Partner in the Real Estate practice.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions advises the Aerium fund on the package sale of shopping centres in Kraków, Toruń and Łódź


SSW’s lawyers and tax advisors advised the Aerium fund, the operator of shopping centres, on a transaction worth several hundred million zloty. It consisted in the package sale of the following shopping centres: Bielawy in Toruń, Czyżyny in Kraków and Gulliver in Łódź. The centres’ total rental area exceeded 72,000m2. The transaction was financed by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. The buyer was the Newbridge fund, which purchases and constructs regional shopping centres and trade parks.

In addition to SSW, the transaction involved: Apleona GVA (also acting on behalf of Aerium) and the law offices of Greenberg Traurig and Deloitte & Arcadis, which advised Newbridge.

On behalf of SSW, Sebastian Ponikowski (Partner and Attorney-at-Law) and Jakub Koziński (Associate and Attorney-at-Law) from our Mergers & Acquisitions team advised on the project, alongside Maciej Duch (Partner and Advocate) from the Real Estate team and Patrycja Goździowska (Partner and Tax advisor) and Agnieszka Pajurek (Senior Associate and Tax advisor) from the Tax team.

SSW advised Brand24 on its stock exchange debut at NewConnect


SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Brand24 on its pre-IPO process and entry on the NewConnect stock exchange.

On behalf of SSW, Sebastian Ponikowski (Partner in SSW’s M&A team, Attorney-at-Law) and Piotr Sosna (Attorney-at-Law) advised on the project.

Brand24 is a 407th company listed on NewConnect and the first debutant on this market in 2018.

For more information on Brand24’s debut on the NewConnect stock exchange, please read the article below:
-    Parkiet.com

SSW advises on the sale of shares in Unitop group’s companies to the Coast2Coast PE Fund


SSW’s lawyers and tax advisors advised the client (a private entrepreneur) on the sale of 100% of the shares in ZPC Unitop Optima S.A. and Agros Trading Confectionary S.A. to the Coast2Coast PE Fund. Both companies will strengthen the Bounty Brands platform, which includes companies within the FMCG industry, belonging to Coast2Coast.

The transaction was closed on 31 January 2018. Unitop group is a Polish manufacturer of sesame products and other confectionery. Coast2Coast’s acquisition of Unitop represents the next step which contributes to the presence of Bounty Brands on the Central and Eastern European market.

In addition to SSW, Holon Consultants (the Seller’s financial adviser), Deloitte (advising Coast2Coast on tax and finance issues), White & Case (advising mBank on granting acquisition financing for the Unitop group) and Dentons (Coast2Coast’s legal advisor) were involved in the transaction.

A large team from SSW, led by dr Paweł Chyb (Partner in SSW's M&A Practice) and Katarzyna Solarz (Senior Associate in SSW’s M&A Practice), participated in the transaction. Other members of SSW’s M&A, tax and real estate departments were also involved, including: Patrycja Goździowska (Partner and Head of Tax team), Maciej Duch (Partner, Head of Real Estate team), Jacek Klimczak (Of Counsel), Paweł Czyżewski (Associate), Róża Warszawik (Associate), Przemysław Szabat (Associate) and Małgorzata Deruś (Junior Associate).

SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Dirlango Trading & Investments on the negotiation of a new shareholders’ agreement for a future exit from Virgin Mobile Polska to Play Communications


SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited (an investment vehicle that is a shareholder of Virgin Mobile Polska - the largest Polish mobile virtual network operator) on the negotiation of a new shareholders’ agreement for Virgin Mobile Polska. This agreement forms the basis for a future exit from the company to Play Communications - the largest mobile network operator in Poland which uses its own telecommunications infrastructure.

SSW’s team was led by dr Paweł Chyb (Co-Head of M&A Practice) and Wojciech Szczepaniak (Co-Managing Partner at SSW) with particular involvement of Katarzyna Solarz (Senior Associate of M&A Practice).

If you would like to get more informations about future exit to Play, read the articles from the links below:

SSW Pragmatic Solutions as a legal advisor during bonds issue by GetBack SA for the amount of about EUR 7 million


The lawyers from the Capital Markets team of SSW Pragmatic Solutions provided consulting services during issue of bonds by GetBack S.A. with the nominal value of about EUR 7 million.

Consulting services of the lawyers from SSW included comprehensive assistance in the process of preparing the documents connected with bonds issue, among others, terms and conditions of issue and acquisition offers.

The consulting services on behalf of SSW were provided by attorney-at-law, dr Szymon Okoń, Partner in the Capital Markets team, and Dawid Brudzisz, Junior Associate.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions as a legal advisor during bonds issue by Capital Park SA for the amount of about EUR 15 million


The lawyers from the Capital Markets team of the law firm SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy provided consulting services during issue of bonds by Capital Park S.A. with the nominal value of about EUR 15 million.

Consulting services of the lawyers from SSW included comprehensive assistance in the process of preparing the documents connected with bonds issue, among others, terms and conditions of issue and acquisition offers.

The consulting services on behalf of SSW were provided by attorney-at-law, dr Szymon Okoń, Partner in the Capital Markets team, and Dawid Brudzisz, Junior Associate.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions acted as legal advisors in the share buyback process of Cloud Technologies SA


Lawyers from the Capital Markets Practice of SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised in the share buyback process undertaken by Cloud Technologies S.A. The company has embarked on the process to buy back up to 920.000 shares and intends to spend up to PLN 18.000.000 on the purchased shares. The brokerage house which acts as an intermediary in the buyback process is IPOPEMA Securities S.A.
 
The advice provided by SSW’s lawyers included comprehensive support in the preparation of documents related to the buyback process, including corporate documents, rules for purchase of own shares and invitation notice to tender shares, as well as in the fulfilment of disclosure obligations related to the buyback process.
 
On the part of SSW, the project was supported by Dr Szymon Okoń, Attorney at Law and Partner in the Capital Markets Practice and Katarzyna Dymel, Associate.

European Commission approves Polish RES support scheme


Today, the European Commission issued a long-awaited decision approving, under EU State rules, a Polish renewable energy scheme with a total estimated budget of PLN 40 billion.
 
The scheme will grant State support to producers of electricity from RES – small installations (capacity of up to 500kW) will benefit from a feed-in tariff, whereas larger installations shall take part in competitive auctions and will receive a premium on top of the market price of electricity.
 
We hope that in light of the Commission’s decision, an amendment to the RES Act will be quickly enacted by the Parliament” – said Dominik Strzałkowski, attorney at law and Partner in the Energy and Natural Recources.  
 
We will soon inform about the details of the decision – once it is officially published.
 
A full text of the Commission’s communication can be found at: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5261_en.htm