In the international ranking of legal firms IFLR 1000, SSW achieved an amazing result and, similarly as last year, was recognised in 3 categories:
Energy and Infrastructure:
Banking & Finance:
- Project Finance
The individuals indicated as “leading lawyers” in the ranking included:
- Piotr Spaczyński: Energy & Infrastructure, Project development
- Wojciech Szczepaniak: Investment funds, Capital markets: Debt
- Paweł Chyb: M&A
- Szymon Okoń: Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Equity
And this is how our clients described us:
Financial and corporate:
One satisfied client says: “They do very professional work, they are well motivated, understand the process well, good communicators and have a good understanding of the client’s needs.” An M&A client describes the team as “completely dependable, with a great attitude and broad knowledge of corporate and tax law. Wonderful devotion to the client and fabulous business understanding. They stand out for professionalism and experience.”
In the capital markets a client remarks “SSW have proven to have excellent technical knowledge and their advice is always of the highest quality”.
Wojciech Szczepaniak has been described by clients as “professional, with excellent technical knowledge”, another says he has a “very good understanding of capital markets, clients’ needs and is excellent in his role as co-founder supervising the company”. Szymon Okoń is described as “not only a great lawyer, but also a great financial analyst. He is very professional on every activity and detail” another says, “Szymon Okoń is an excellent lawyer on corporate matters, with deep understanding of capital and financial markets. I would recommend him as a professional.”
In banking and finance, the firm advised a leader in the design and manufacturing of material handling systems and equipment in connection with the financing of a M&A transaction with a bank loan.
In the equity capital markets, the firm advised a leading producer on the functional beverages market in connection with its IPO. On the debt instruments market, the firm was retained by a leading manufacturer of machines and systems used the mining industry to support a bond issue programme.
In M&A the firm recently advised the buyer in connection with the acquisition of 70% of the shares in an internet marketing company.
Energy and infrastructure:
SSW Spaczyński Szczepaniak & Partners is best known for its work in the mining and natural resources sectors.
Key projects in the research period include the work for a Canadian company from the natural resources production industry in relation to concession applications; work for a U.S. player from the production industry in relation to a mining tender; advising an Australian coal company on the transition of a project from exploration to production of coal; and acting for a leading Treasury-owned energy company on a master legal service agreement in relation to oil and gas exploration and production.