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Our seasoned Banking & Finance team of professionals specializes in representing both borrowers and lenders across a broad spectrum of secured and unsecured credit transactions. Leveraging our extensive industry experience, we adeptly navigate complex financial landscapes to ensure optimal outcomes for our clients.

Transaction Financing

Our proficiency lies in facilitating a diverse range of financial transactions. This includes acquisition and real estate financing, securing various tangible and intangible assets, syndicated loans, equity investments, securitization, venture debt and innovative structured products. Our advisory services extend to a wide array of stakeholders, including privileged lenders, mezzanine lenders, equity investors, investment funds, and corporations seeking comprehensive financial solutions.

Our expertise spans advising on asset financing and structured projects, ranging from the acquisition, financing, and leasing of aircraft, ships, heavy and light rail vehicles, railway infrastructure, to tax leasing. We provide holistic guidance at every stage of these complex endeavors.

Serving both Polish and international entities, including banks, corporate clients, and financial institutions such as investment firms, venture capital/private equity funds, insurance companies, and brokerage houses, we bring tailored solutions to domestic and cross-border transactions. Our comprehensive approach integrates legal expertise with industry insights to deliver optimal outcomes in the intricate domain of banking and finance.

Regulatory Matters

We also advice on regulatory matters in the Financial Services & Insurance sector.

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Real Estate Financing

Our firm provides expert representation to a diverse range of clients comprising banks, funds, specialized real estate lenders, borrowers, and investors, offering tailored solutions for single- and multi-faceted real estate financing endeavors. Leveraging our seasoned team's wealth of experience, we deliver comprehensive advisory services meticulously customized to suit a wide array of property types, ranging from office buildings and retail spaces to hotels, resorts, warehouses, and other commercial properties, as well as living projects such as student accommodation. With a proven track record in navigating complex real estate projects and a robust practice dedicated to this sector, we offer strategic counsel aimed at optimizing financing structures and facilitating seamless transactions.

Energy Projects Financing

Furthermore, we offer specialized services in Energy Projects Financing. Our team has extensive experience in advising on the financing of renewable and non-renewable energy projects. We assist clients in structuring and negotiating project finance transactions, including power purchase agreements, construction and equipment supply agreements, operation and maintenance contracts, and fuel supply agreements. Our expertise covers a wide range of energy sectors, including wind, solar, hydro, thermal, and nuclear energy. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities in this field and provide strategic advice to help our clients navigate the complex regulatory environment and achieve their project goals.

More about our regulatory advice can be found here.

ESG Financing

In addition to our wide range of services, we also provide advice on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects in the banking and finance sector. We understand the growing importance of sustainable and responsible investment. Our team is equipped to guide clients through ESG risk assessment, disclosure requirements, and the integration of ESG factors into their business strategies. We aim to help our clients not only meet regulatory standards but also drive meaningful change towards sustainable finance. Our ESG advisory services are designed to support our clients in making a positive impact on society while achieving their business objectives.

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Venture Debt

LSW’s transaction team has been at the very forefront of the Polish venture debt market. Noting the need of Polish technology companies in seeking capital and particularly debt, and the growth of the international venture debt market, LSW has taken the pioneering approach of connecting Polish venture capital funds, their portfolio companies and Polish tech companies/startups to international venture debt funds, and in so doing has been the catalyst for a blossoming market.

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Mergers and Acquisition Financing
  • Advising corporations and financial institutions on all aspects of M&A financing for both lenders and borrowers.
  • Understanding the expectations and requirements of all parties involved in financing transactions.
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Asset-Based Financial Transactions
  • Providing comprehensive advice on asset-based financial transactions, leasing, and structured financing.
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Syndicated Loans
  • Advising lenders, arrangers, and agents in creating syndicated loans.
  • Guiding consortium members and borrowers in syndicated loan transactions.
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Financial Documentation Drafting and Negotiation
  • Drafting and negotiating financial documentation, including security agreements and other securing documents.
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Domestic and Cross-border Structured Financing
  • Offering advisory services throughout various phases of domestic and cross-border structured financing transactions.
  • Tailoring solutions to individual financial client needs.
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Real Estate Financing
  • Representation of banks, funds, specialized real estate lenders, borrowers, and investors in single- and multi-aspect real estate financing.
  • Advising on financing for various property types like office buildings, retail, hotels and resorts, commercial properties, etc.
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Derivative Instruments and Structured Financing Products
  • Advisory services on regular and specialized derivative instruments and structured financing products.
  • Special focus on hedging products and securities related to financing transactions.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Lloyds
Advising a consortium of banks as organizers in privileged loans amounting to EUR 900,000,000 to finance the acquisition of IPH Group by Brammer, a portfolio company of private equity firm Advent International.
EUR 900,000,000
Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Advising an American investment company on a high-profile financing of GBP 180 million granted to Pepkor Europe from the Steinhoff Group. Pepkor Europe is the owner of, among others, Poundland, Dealz, Pep&Co, and Pepco brands.
GBP 180,000,000
GIC Private Limited
Advising the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund in financing the potential acquisition of the Polish e-commerce platform Allegro for USD 3,200,000,000.
USD 3,200,000,000
Chinese buyer
Advising a Chinese buyer on financing the acquisition of a portfolio of photovoltaic power plants from SINO-CEEF, with a total capacity of 51 MW.
Considered to be the very first Polish founded company to receive venture debt from international providers. Filip Badziak advised DocPanner on all aspects of venture debt received.

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''Filip Badziak is willing to go the extra mile to make sure the client’s interests are put first.''

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