English Desk

English Law – the preferred governing law for international commercial contracts.

The United Kingdom is renowned as one of the most business friendly countries in the world. A strong tradition of the rule of law, pragmatic and experienced judiciary and clear and predictable rules have for decades inspired confidence among the international business community.

Despite Brexit, the City of London remains one of the leading global business, financial and commercial centres. Accordingly, English law is likely to remain the preferred governing law for business transactions worldwide, even those that don’t have any geographic connection with the United Kingdom.

Poland and the United Kingdom – economic relationship

United Kingdom and Poland share strong economic and business ties, with the trade between the two countries having increased fivefold over the last 25 years. British investors have been very active for years on the Polish market, generating significant economic activity – particularly in the sphere of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Renewables and Infrastructure.

Trade exchange between the two countries is flourishing. In the first quarter of 2019, the UK’s share in Polish exports amounted to 6.6 percent. Many UK based entrepreneurs and businesses, including some of the largest FTSE 100 companies, such as Aviva, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Prudential, Rolls-Royce, and Tesco, have established successful business operations in Poland. But it is not only about the largest corporations. Many UK mid-cap companies and investors have also flourished in the Polish market. Examples include Mid Europa Partners, Millward Brown Group, and Enterprise Investors.

On the other hand, with approximately one million Polish nationals working and living in the United Kingdom, Polish firms are increasingly interested in entering the UK market.

Seamless English law advice

Having received their legal education from leading English universities and gained professional experience at top-tier UK and US international law firms, our English qualified solicitors posses a strong track record of advising on complex M&A and capital markets transactions and, in cooperation with selected, best-in-class law firms in London, offer truly seamless and cost-efficient legal advice on all aspects of English law.

Our experience

– Shanks Group plc – €100 million guaranteed notes offered to retail investors in Belgium and Luxembourg – listed on the London Stock Exchange

– Salamander Energy plc – U.S.$100 million convertible bonds (cash-box structure) – listed on the London Stock Exchange

– Hochschild Mining plc – U.S.$115 million convertible bonds – listed on the London Stock Exchange

– Underwriters – PLN4.9 billion secondary offering of shares of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

– ZE PAK S.A. – PLN680 million IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

– Energa S.A. – PLN2.4 billion IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

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