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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

Dominik Strzałkowski appeared as a speaker during 6th Biogas Forum held as a part of Renexpo Poland


On 25 October, 6th Biogas Forum was held in Warsaw, during which Dominik Strzałkowski delivered a presentation on “The principles for the application of the guaranteed tariff system by biogas plants”.

This year’s Biogas Forum was dedicated to the latest changes to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources which are crucial from the biogas industry’s perspective.

SSW recognised in the IFLR 1000 2018 ranking


In the international law firms ranking IFLR1000, SSW was recognised in the following categories:

Banking & Finance

  • Project finance

Capital Markets:

  • Equity

Project Development

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Some lawyers were also commended individually in the ranking:

  • Piotr Spaczyński in the area of Energy & Infrastructure and Project development practice as Highly regarded
  • Wojciech Szczepaniak in the area of Investment funds and Capital Markets: Debt practice as Highly regarded
  • Michał Badowski in the area of M&A practice as  Rising star
  • Paweł Chyb in the area of M&A practice as Highly regarded
  • Szymon Okoń in the area of Banking and Capital Markets: Debt practice as Highly regarded

And this is how our Clients described us:

Capital markets sector

A client active in the capital markets sector says that “The Capital Markets practice makes a very strong team. Very well organised. There is nothing to be improved.” A client representing the technologies industry reckons that “they are highly qualified and always available whenever needed. The communication is very good. The team has huge knowledge of the technologies industry, which proved to be extremely useful and made the cooperation very smooth.”

A client operating in the investment funds market reports that “they are very flexible and proactive as well as experienced and professional. The team led by Dr Szymon Okoń is one of the best ones in the banking sector in Poland. They are always eager to help. They also offer the necessary combination of legal and financial knowledge and provide world-class legal services. Highly recommended.

Clients from the computer games industry also regarded highly the Capital Markets team indicating that “SSW has a very strong team in the capital markets sector, led by Dr Szymon Okoń. The lawyers are available 24/7, have good understanding of the games industry and are the market leaders in this area.”

M&A Sector

A client from the M&A sector describes the team as “business-oriented, ready to act and able to mitigate business risk before it even arises”, another one believes that “the firm has robust capabilities in the M&A sector and the speed of problem solving by the team is exceptional. They have very good understanding of other areas (e.g. taxes), which makes the cooperation easier and smooth.

Many Clients not only commended teams but also individual lawyers:

Katarzyna Dymel

“Excellent in financing questions”.

Szymon Okoń

“Szymon Okoń always finds optimum solutions. He is very proactive and professional.”

“He has very good communication and negotiation skills, and is business oriented, which is key.”

“Szymon always pays attention to details, and working with him is very flexible and focused on objectives. He has extensive knowledge of the law and technical issues as well as experience in IPO processes.”

“Best lawyer specialising in debt financing I have ever met. Active in debt financing through IPOs, private placements, issuance of debt-financing to financial institutions. Always accessible, very proactive. A leading lawyer in the market.”

“Business oriented, extremely reliable, very creative and focused on Client relations. Szymon quickly gets to the point. He is an absolute leader on the banking law market.”

Sebastian Ponikowski

“One of the most talented lawyers in the M&A sector in Warsaw. He is practically flawless.”

Patrycja Goździowska, Tomasz Wickel and Łukasz Karpiesiuk appeared as speakers during 8th edition of International Taxation in CEE


On 12-13 October 2017, 8th edition of International Taxation in CEE was held in Prague. Again, the conference gathered a host of tax experts from Central and Eastern Europe.

This year’s event was dedicated to discussion on crucial issues which are turning around the fiscal environment in Central and Eastern Europe. Speakers focused primarily on BEPS, transfer pricing, VAT and effective management methods applicable to tax functions.

Patrycja Goździowska and Tomasz Wickel presented the Polish perspective on the global initiative against tax evasion.

Łukasz Karpiesiuk, during his presentation, talked about the prerequisites needed for tax solutions to become helpful for the government.

SSW as a partner of the sixth edition of the Wolves Summit


On 10-11 October, 6th edition of the Wolves Summit, a conference for start-ups, investors, corporations and entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe was held in Warsaw.

For another time SSW was the partner of this event. Wojciech Szczepaniak participated in a panel discussion with investors concerning: Different methods of start-ups financing. He is also the member of the competition jury.

For event details go to the website of Wolves Summit.

Patrycja Goździowska recognised by the International Tax Review in the ranking Women in Tax Leaders


Patrycja Goździowska, partner co-leading the tax advisory practice within SSW has been recognised by the International Tax Review in the ranking Women in Tax Leaders.

The International Tax Review is the publisher of high-profile tax and legal publications valued by tax advisors and experts. Patrycja was included in the group of most regarded tax advisors.

Women in Tax Leaders 2017 is the third edition of a publication which presents the most esteemed  women among tax advisors in several dozen countries of the world - details.