SSW Pragmatic Solutions is ranked by Legal500 in 10 categories!

We are delighted to announce that SSW has been ranked by Legal500 in 10 categories:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Tax.

In four of those categories (marked in bold above) we have been recognised for the first time.
One of our prominent experts – Łukasz Węgrzyn – was named as a “Next generation lawyer” in the TMT category.
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.

Our clients say as follows:

The ‘proactive’ team at SSW Pragmatic Solutions is jointly led by Wojciech Szczepaniak and Szymon Okoń, who provides ‘considered, commercial and astute’ advice. Highlights included assisting Polenergia and its two subsidiaries with the restructuring of loans granted for financing wind farms.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions is noted for its debt capital markets services, which includes advising clients on both the legal and accountancy aspects of prospectuses. It also has an active equity capital markets practice. Department co-head Szymon Okoń advised Games Operators on a pre-IPO restructuring and the IPO process relating to its listing on the WSE. Wojciech Szczepaniak, who also leads the team, assisted foreign funds within UBS Group with the sale of units in Poland, a matter that also required tax advice and negotiation with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team stands out for its ability to provide ‘business-oriented and focused advice’ and for providing ‘quality’ client support. The group consists of legal and tax advisers and is often instructed on restructuring and M&A mandates. Team leader Wojciech Szczepaniak advises a mixture of Polish and foreign institutional investors, banks and venture capital funds on all areas of corporate law. Highlights for Michał Badowski included assisting Aerium Group and Bainbridge with a complex restructuring and subsequent sale of a number of companies to the Newbridge fund. Paweł Chyb is another key name.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ Janusz Mazurek defends a number of Polish franchisees of Subway International in arbitration proceedings in New York brought by the franchiser following alleged violations of franchise agreements. Counsel Łukasz Cudny specialises in corporate and capital markets disputes.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions advises clients in the energy, as well as mining and geological sectors. Piotr Spaczyński and Dominik Strzałkowski advise ExxonMobil on its downstream activity in Poland. Procurement expert Michał Bagłaj joined the team from Maruta Wachta sp. j. in November 2017.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team is noted for the variety of its expertise in the space. Department head Wojciech Szczepaniak specialises in M&A and is supported by capital markets expert Szymon Okoń and tax lawyer Tomasz Wickel. Okoń advised Shiny Group on the partial exit of a venture capital fund.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ lawyers and tax advisers are instructed by wealthy individuals, families and private investors on a variety of matters, including private banking, wealth management, succession issues and business restructuring. Department head Wojciech Szczepaniak is recommended together with Tomasz Wickel and Patrycja Goździowska.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team is led by Wojciech Szczepaniak, who is experienced in advising Polish and foreign investors at all stages of private equity projects. Michał Badowski assisted Aerium Group and Bainbridge Capital with the implementation of a complex restructuring and the subsequent sale of three shopping malls to Newbridge Fund. Paweł Chyb is also recommended.

The group at SSW Pragmatic Solutions advises clients on the spectrum of real estate transactions, lease agreements and day-to-day issues relating to property ownership. Highlights for practice head Maciej Duch included advising Aerium on the sale of three malls to Newbridge.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions’ team of lawyers and tax advisers handles contentious and non-contentious tax matters for a range of corporate clients and private equity funds. Team co-head Patrycja Goździowska is advising Aerium Group on a number of tax matters, including the sale of three shopping centres. Tomasz Wickel, who also leads on tax matters, assisted Aidem Media with a pre-IPO cross-border restructuring.

Many thanks to our colleagues and clients for their nominations and trust. This is our joint success.
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