Piotr Szelenbaum

Partner / Attorney-at-Law

Piotr is a highly recognized Polish lawyer with over 25 years of experience, primarily gained in international law firms, where he held roles as inter alia a local and international partner. In his practice, Piotr focuses on corporate law, particularly in M&A projects and capital market transactions.

Capital Markets / M&A / Private Equity / Venture Capital

Piotr specializes in (i) advising on mergers and acquisitions on both public and private markets, (ii) capital market transactions (initial and secondary public offerings, tender offers for shares of public companies, introducing financial instruments to stock exchange trading, including dual-listing projects, compulsory buyouts and delisting processes); (iii) corporate law and (iv) corporate and compliance issues related to entities operating on the capital markets.

Piotr's main client base comprises large and medium-sized public companies, entities operating in the financial, Private Equity, Venture Capital, technology, infrastructure, energy, and chemical sectors.

Piotr has completed several groundbreaking projects for these clients, including the first dual listing in Poland, the first dual-listing of a Polish company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and several precedent-setting public takeover bids for companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Piotr is a leading authority on the foreign listing of Polish companies. He has advised on the largest number of projects of this nature, working closely with foreign advisors.

Piotr also worked as the General Counsel at a leading Polish video games company, providing legal support during the company's entry onto the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Piotr began his career at the Polish office of Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth), with the Polish office subsequently being acquired by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and thereafter by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. During this time, Piotr became a partner. He then spent 4 years at White & Case as a local and international partner. Piotr also served as a partner in the Polish law firm SPCG.

Master of Laws, University of Warsaw


  • Advising Deutsche Bank Polska in connection with the merger of part of its activities (through a spin-off) with Santander;
  • Represented BNP Paribas Polska in an investment process pertaining to the acquisition of shares in Autenti SA (venture capital);
  • Advising shareholders of Arteria SA in the process of taking over control through public tender offers and in the processes of delisting and squeeze-outs of minority shareholders
  • Advising the Polish PE fund Enterprise Investors in several M&A projects;
  • Advising several companies from the gamedev sector in the field of public share offerings and introducing shares to trading on the stock exchanges in Warsaw and London, tender offers for shares, dual-listings and other transactions on the capital market
  • Advising Serinus on a project related to the transfer of its corporate headquarters and the introduction of shares to listing on AIM
  • Support to selling shareholders in three projects involving the sale of shares in entities operating pharmacy chains;Advising on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in CIECH S.A. for KI Chemistry through a tender offer;
  • Advising on the introduction of Ciech SA’s shares to listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange;
  • Advising Azoty Group in a project of restructuring and consolidation of the Polish chemical industry; the project included corporate elements, M&A and capital market transactions;
  • Advising Zakłady Azotowe Puławy SA aimed at protection against an attempt of hostile takeover on the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
  • Advising Advanced World Transport in several projects of acquisition of Polish railway transport companies;
  • Advising United Internet on the acquisition of home.pl company from V4C fund, including financing of the transaction;
  • Arteria, 4Fun Holding, CI Games – advisory services regarding the issue of debt securities, transactions on the Warsaw Stock Exchange,corporate issues and regulation issues related to the status of these entities as public companies;
  • Advising various PE firms (including Advent, Innova, Penta, V4C) on various M&A and Equity Capital Markets projects
  • Advising Larq on various transactions on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and related regulatory issues (including MAR).
  • Advising mBank in connection with the rights issue for the value of PLN 2 billion.
  • Legal assistance in preparation of offering documentation in connection with the multibillion public offering of shares for some of the largest and most recognized companies in Poland, including Alior SA, Cyfrowy Polskat SA, BZ WBK SA, mBank, ENEA SA and JSW SA.

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