SSW recognised in the IFLR 1000 2018 ranking

In the international law firms ranking IFLR1000, SSW was recognised in the following categories:

Banking & Finance

  • Project finance

Capital Markets:

  • Equity

Project Development

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Some lawyers were also commended individually in the ranking:

  • Piotr Spaczyński in the area of Energy & Infrastructure and Project development practice as Highly regarded
  • Wojciech Szczepaniak in the area of Investment funds and Capital Markets: Debt practice as Highly regarded
  • Michał Badowski in the area of M&A practice as  Rising star
  • Paweł Chyb in the area of M&A practice as Highly regarded
  • Szymon Okoń in the area of Banking and Capital Markets: Debt practice as Highly regarded

And this is how our Clients described us:

Capital markets sector

A client active in the capital markets sector says that “The Capital Markets practice makes a very strong team. Very well organised. There is nothing to be improved.” A client representing the technologies industry reckons that “they are highly qualified and always available whenever needed. The communication is very good. The team has huge knowledge of the technologies industry, which proved to be extremely useful and made the cooperation very smooth.”

A client operating in the investment funds market reports that “they are very flexible and proactive as well as experienced and professional. The team led by Dr Szymon Okoń is one of the best ones in the banking sector in Poland. They are always eager to help. They also offer the necessary combination of legal and financial knowledge and provide world-class legal services. Highly recommended.

Clients from the computer games industry also regarded highly the Capital Markets team indicating that “SSW has a very strong team in the capital markets sector, led by Dr Szymon Okoń. The lawyers are available 24/7, have good understanding of the games industry and are the market leaders in this area.”

M&A Sector

A client from the M&A sector describes the team as “business-oriented, ready to act and able to mitigate business risk before it even arises”, another one believes that “the firm has robust capabilities in the M&A sector and the speed of problem solving by the team is exceptional. They have very good understanding of other areas (e.g. taxes), which makes the cooperation easier and smooth.

Many Clients not only commended teams but also individual lawyers:

Katarzyna Dymel

“Excellent in financing questions”.

Szymon Okoń

“Szymon Okoń always finds optimum solutions. He is very proactive and professional.”

“He has very good communication and negotiation skills, and is business oriented, which is key.”

“Szymon always pays attention to details, and working with him is very flexible and focused on objectives. He has extensive knowledge of the law and technical issues as well as experience in IPO processes.”

“Best lawyer specialising in debt financing I have ever met. Active in debt financing through IPOs, private placements, issuance of debt-financing to financial institutions. Always accessible, very proactive. A leading lawyer in the market.”

“Business oriented, extremely reliable, very creative and focused on Client relations. Szymon quickly gets to the point. He is an absolute leader on the banking law market.”

Sebastian Ponikowski

“One of the most talented lawyers in the M&A sector in Warsaw. He is practically flawless.”

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