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Finance and banking

We support our Clients in the acquisition or restructuring of financing and we never lose focus of the crucial importance for financial resources to be acquired by our Clients in a manner which is effective from both a legal and tax perspective. We act on behalf of both financial institutions and their clients. We ensure that we utilize our long-term relationships with foreign law firms, banks and other financial advisors. Our services in finance and banking include preparing and issuing opinions, negotiating comprehensive documentation concerning the provision of credit, loans or other financial instruments and preparing documentation to establish securities for any granted finance.

Moreover:

  • We issue opinions on the compatibility with Polish law of credit documentation prepared on the basis of foreign law
  • We provide advice during the issue of debt instruments, including bonds
  • We provide advice in the course of the acquisition and disposal of debt claims and the transfer of debt claim securities packages
  • We prepare and issue opinions and then negotiate the documentation necessary to settle transactions (including escrow type accounts and trust accounts)
  • We draw up legal opinions concerning problems of banking and finance law
  • We provide advice concerning agreements on derivative instruments
  • We establish financial institutions (corporate and administrative aspects, including acting before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority) and closed-end investment funds

Selected projects:

  • Negotiating documentation concerning bank finance granted to an electricity supplier in order to issue bonds to cover capital expenditure; preparing the a comprehensive syndication of this financing (value: PLN 7,300,000,000)
  • Advising on four series of bond issues and a securities package having a total value of PLN 125 million, issued by a company dealing with the restructuring of enterprises
  • Advising on four series of bond issues and a securities package having a total value of PLN 40 million, issued by a company dealing in trademark management and product distribution
  • Obtaining an investment loan to acquire a wind farm, together with a working credit loan together and securities package
  • Obtaining a settlement, loan agreements and securities package in a transaction concerning the debt restructuring of a furniture company towards its bank under derivative instruments valued at approximately PLN 50 million
  • Preparing credit documentation in public procurement procedures for an Irish bank and establishing a securities package for that bank – valued at PLN 120 million

In the 2016 Legal 500 EMEA ranking, SSW was recognised the area of Banking and Finance.

In the 2015 Legal 500 EMEA ranking, SSW was recognised the area of Banking and Finance.

In the 2014 Legal 500 EMEA ranking, SSW was recognised the area of Banking and Finance.

In the 2017 IFLR1000 ranking, SSW was recognised in two categories in the Banking & Finance area: Project Finance and Banking. The authors of the ranking underlined that in banking and finance, the firm advised a leader in the design and manufacturing of material handling systems and equipment in connection with the financing of a M&A transaction with a bank loan. In the Banking & Finance sector, Wojciech Szczepaniak and Szymon Okoń were nominated as “leading lawyers”. Wojciech Szczepaniak has been described by clients as “professional, with excellent technical knowledge”, another says he has a “very good understanding of capital markets, clients’ needs and is excellent in his role as co-founder supervising the company”. Szymon Okoń is described as “not only a great lawyer, but also a great financial analyst. He is very professional in every activity and detail”. Another client says that “Szymon Okoń is an excellent lawyer on corporate matters, with deep understanding of capital and financial markets. I would recommend him as a professional.”

In 2016 IFLR1000 ranking, SSW was recognised in two categories in the Banking & Finance area: Project Finance and Finance, and a Client representing an investment fund who had the opportunity to work with Wojciech Szczepaniak described him as: “Excellent, hard-working, available 24/7, attentive to detail, excellent negotiator.”

In 2015 IFLR1000 ranking, SSW was recognised in the Banking & Finance area.

In 2014 IFLR1000 ranking, SSW was recognised in the Banking & Finance area, which is led by Wojciech Szczepaniak.