13 SSW practices recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA ranking
We are delighted to announce that SSW has been ranked by Legal 500 in 13 categories:
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution
- Energy and natural resources
- Investment funds
- Private clients
- Private equity
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
In five categories (marked in bold above) we moved up compared to the last ranking.
Three of our experts also received indiviudal recommendation.
Igor Muszyński – Hall of Fame, Energy & Natural Resources
Szymon Okoń – Next generation partner, Investment Funds
Tomasz Kwaśniewski – Rising Star, Banking & Finance
Whilst high rankings and distinctions are always pleasing, we value most highly the recognition we receive from our clients. They are in the best position to assess our competencies and the added value that the SSW team brings to their businesses.
What our clients say?
Banking and Finance: Tier 4
According to the ranking, SSW Pragmatic Solutions has a “young, dynamic and experienced team”, which advises Polish and international lenders on all aspects of their transactions. The clients praise the “Good and open communication” and the teams’ ability to “anticipate their clients’ potential needs and issues”.
Capital Markets: Tier 3
SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team is primarily known for its “in depth knowledge of the gaming industry on Warsaw Stock Exchange”, with experience in advising games developers on their IPOs.
Commercial, corporate and M&A: Tier 4
The ranking underlines the team’s cooperation with the firm’s tax department to provide a full service on corporate transactions and commercial matters. Clients highlight the “open-minded and flexible approach, with the ability to suggest different options for the client”, “Exceptional knowledge” and “very good negotiation skills”.
Construction: Tier 3
The construction practice at SSW Pragmatic Solutions maintains a particular focus on advice concerning the negotiation and drafting of agreements during the investment process. Legal support is also available in relation to joint venture projects, questions regarding preservation and the development of infrastructure.
Data privacy: Tier 3
The data privacy practice at SSW Pragmatic Solutions is known for their “knowledge of the content and quality of the services”. The team advises on the use of data in the HR and employment context, handles GDPR audits and acts in administrative proceedings before the Polish data protection authorities.
Dispute Resolution: Tier 4
SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team handles negotiations, court and arbitration proceedings, representing Polish and international corporates. Client’s praise the firm for its “truly innovative method of managing court cases at each stage, from the moment of securing a claim to filing a claim and the execution of a judgment” and the ability to “manage complicated cases requiring knowledge of a number of different fields”.
Energy & Natural Resources: Tier 2
Notable for its advisory work concerning regulation, the group is particularly well known for its expertise in infrastructure, geological and mining issues. The practice also assists with issues concerning CO2 trading and grid-related matters, as well as litigation in the energy and natural resources space.
Investment Funds: Tier 2
According to the clients’ testimonials, the team has “an open minded and flexible approach” to investment funds issues, advising financial institutions, investors and fund managers on all aspects relating to the establishment and liquidation of their funds, as well as assisting institutional investors and asset management companies with managing their funds in Poland.
Private Client: Tier 1
SSW Pragmatic Solutions has a particular focus on Polish entrepreneurs, advising them, their families and investors, on the tax and legal aspects of their operations in Poland. The clients say “they have confidence, availability, are quick at meeting deadlines” and consider them “one of the strongest teams in Poland. Comparing to other firms they are very responsive”.
Private Equity: Tier 3
Lawyers at SSW Pragmatic Solutions have developed a strong practice advising foreign and domestic private equity houses, venture capital funds and institutional investors on the spectrum of their acquisitions and exits in Poland The team focuses on the firm’s strengths in the financial services, manufacturing and IT sectors.
Real estate: Tier 3
The group advises domestic and foreign companies on their investment activities, and has a particular focus advising on real estate M&A transactions and other commercial property matters. It also assists with asset classes including office and warehouse spaces, where it advises on lease agreements, construction contracts and joint ventures.
Restructuring & Insolvency: Tier 3
The team has experience in insolvency and pre-pack proceedings, as well as the spectrum of restructurings, representing creditors and debtors. Our clients praise the teams communication skills, saying “There were no understatements or misunderstandings, and comprehensive information and legal solutions were always presented quickly and in a highly professional manner”.
Tax: Tier 3
The team is s commended for its “commitment and energy to solving even the most complex tax matters”, focusing mainly on tax advisory for M&A transactions, contentious tax and tax audits, as well as day-to-day tax advice. Clients also highlight the “high level of technical knowledge supported by commercial awareness”.
A big thank you to our colleagues and clients for nominations and trust. This is our joint success!