Aleksandra Polak

Partner / Advocate

Aleksandra is a lawyer with extensive transactional experience. She advises on big-ticket transactions, Private Equity and Venture Capital matters, corporate disputes, corporate governance, and ESG.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) / Corporate Advisory

On a daily basis, Aleksandra provides advice to clients on both their ongoing operations and M&A transactions. She has represented buyers, sellers, and target companies including major Polish, CEE and international private equity houses, investment funds, entrepreneurs, management and financial advisors and institutional investors. Transactions on which she has advised include M&A, joint-ventures, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts/buy-ins and privatizations, as well as the international expansion of Polish and other EU businesses into non-EU jurisdictions. Her specialization lies in technology transactions and international investments in Polish companies and funds. She has also advised on a number of transactions in more brick and mortar industries.

Venture Capital

Aleksandra works with both Polish and international Venture Capital funds, as well as startup founders in their investment rounds and exits.

Private Equity

Aleksandra is a leading Polish legal advisor to local and international Private Equity, Growth, Sovereign Wealth and Infrastructure funds (primarily in the new technology and digital infrastructure sectors) with advice on investments, acquisitions, and divestitures of companies. Aleksandra has led advice on more M&A transactions involving data centers than any other lawyer in Poland.


Aleksandra also specializes in ESG matters, advising clients on implementing sustainable business practices. She has authored numerous publications on the implementation of ESG principles in businesses. Additionally, as a recognized ESG expert, she actively participates in industry events and panel discussions. Furthermore, Aleksandra's team has been recognized by the Legal 500 Green Guide: EMEA as one of the six legal teams in Poland.

Next Generation Partner, Legal 500, 2018 and 2019

Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500, 2021, 2022, 2023

  • Faculty of Law at Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • MBA at Imperial College London
  • American Law at the Columbus School of Law in Washington DC
  • International Law at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in the Netherlands


  • Advised Orange Polska S.A on the PLN 200 million acquisition of BlueSoft group (the largest transaction carried out by Orange in Poland).*
  • Advised Delivery Hero SE on their joint venture with AmRest Holding SE in relation to Pizza Portal.*
  • Advised Delivery Hero SE on their exit from Pizza Portal.*
  • Advise Equitin Partners with respect to their acquisition of a chain of bilingual schools and kindergartens.*
  • Advised Anna Streżyńska on the establishment of a company and joint-venture.*
  • Advised Beglossy S.A. on the acquisition of Beauty Store Poland.*
  • Advised Echo Polska Properties N.V. in a joint acquisition (with Echo Investments S.A.) of an SPV holding a real property at ul. Towarowa 22, in Warsaw, from Griffin Real Estate group, as well as on a related joint-venture agreement.*
  • Advised Redefine Properties Limited on the acquisition of a majority stake in Echo Prime Properties B.V., which indirectly owns a portfolio of prime real estate assets throughout Poland (transaction value EUR 1.2 billion).*
  • Advised Plastipak Packaging in connection with a cross-broader acquisition of APPE Group concerning plastic packaging manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in major European countries;
  • Advised HCL America in an international transaction regarding the acquisition of Volvo Information Technology AB’s IT-business.*
  • Advised the Swedish investor SEKAB Biofuels and Chemicals on a shareholders’ dispute within bio-fuel manufacturer, Bioagra S.A., and subsequent sale of SEKAB’s shares in Bioagra S.A.*
  • Advised on an ownership conflict within a public company. Conducted multi-layered settlement negotiations and court actions launched against a majority shareholder, including proceedings seeking to invalidate the voting right of the majority shareholder, and to invalidate a number of resolutions. Provided ongoing strategic corporate advice in connection with the conflict.*
  • Advised Orange Polska S.A in the course of negotiations and execution of an agreement on cooperation in providing financial services with mBank, and an investment agreement on the establishment of a mobile retail bank.*
  • Advised in the merger of Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Deutsche Bank PBC S.A.*
  • Advised in the transaction for Orange Polska S.A. in relation to the sale of Wirtualna Polska S.A. to o2 sp. z o. o. and Innova Capital (value approx. PLN 375 million).*
  • Advised in the merger of Polski Bank Przedsiębiorczości S.A and FM Bank S.A. within the Abris Capital Group.*
  • Advised PKO BP Bank in relation to the acquisition of Nordea Bank Poland, Nordea Life and Nordea Finance (value approx. PLN 2.6 billion).*
  • Advised Abris Capital Partners relating to the acquisition of a majority stake in Investors Holding in relation to Investors Holding’s investment in BPH TFI shares.*
  • Advised on the acquisition of Olsen Group companies by VeldhovenGroup.*
  • Advised BNP Paribas in relation to the acquisition of BGŻ S.A.*
  • Advised Polish Enterprise Fund VII (a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors) in relation to the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Center for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy (CDiTO) from Voxel, a WSE-listed healthcare group.*
  • Advised EG A/S on the acquisition of Norwegian software company Holte.
  • Advised Polish Unicorn DocPlanner on its acquisition of MyDr.
  • Advised IS Dongseo Co. Ltd on the PLN 120 million acquisition of BTS Technology.

*Advised on at a previous law firm

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