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B2RLaw supported Simmons & Simmons at Polish aspects of the acquisition of a group of Data4 Group by Brookfield Asset Management

We are pleased to share that we have been part of a project recognized in the Europe Datacentre Deal of the Year by TMT Finance!

B2RLaw supported Simmons & Simmons at Polish aspects of the acquisition of a group of Data4 Group by Brookfield Asset Management, including at the legal due diligence process and Polish aspects of financing of the acquisition, which has been provided by a large consortium of banks.

B2RLaw team was represented by Rafał StroinskiRoman IwańskiMagdalena KalińskaKonrad Czernecki and Danyila Zubach. We worked closely with the wonderful team from Simmons & Simmons: Gideon Sharp, Kirsty Barnes, Isabella Roberts, Peter O’Donnell, Yannis Gavriel, Ed Robson, Oliver Gingell.

We would also like to thank the legal advisors to the lenders, Linklaters Warsaw, for their efficient and pleasant cooperation: Patryk Figiel, Katarzyna Lesinska, Michał de Białynia Woycikiewicz, Przemyslaw Sanka.

Huge congratulations to all parties involved in this transaction!

B2RLaw won the REassurance Padel Cup 2024!

We are delighted to announce the great success of our B2RLaw Padel Team consisting of Bartłomiej Jankowski and Konrad Czernecki, who took 1st place at the REassurance Padel Cup beating 15 teams! We are extremely proud of you!

Thank you REassurance for organizing a great tournament filled with good energy! Special thanks to all the teams involved with whom we had the opportunity to compete! Congratulations to the other winners:

2nd. Greenberg Traurig Poland (Karol Lewandowski & Filip Widuch)
3rd. LemonTree (Lukasz Jachna & Karol Górnicki)

B2RLaw at REassurance Padel Cup!

B2RLaw is joining REassurance’s “let’s do more in 2024” initiative and will participate in the #REassurancePadelCup2024 this Thursday!

We have been great fans of padel for a long time, and we are more than happy seeing it is becoming more and more popular. Now, we are looking forward to the upcoming tournament in Padlovnia to face other participants on the padel courts!

The B2RLaw team is represented by the reliable Bartłomiej Jankowski (Advocate, Managing Partner) and Konrad Czernecki (Attorney-at-law Trainee, Associate). They will be supported by Magdalena Kalińska (Advocate, Counsel) and Andrzej Zając (Advocate, Partner), who will also be on site.

Bartek & Konrad – we are keeping our fingers crossed for you, do your best!

Merry Christmas from B2RLaw!

This Christmas, we wish all our Friends many reasons for joy and spiritual growth, inner strength and peace!

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in B2RLaw!

On Friday, December 1, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Wortham Leah at B2RLaw as part of our collaboration with The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in organizing a summer internship for American law students.

This year we hosted Sarah E. Smith in our Krakow office, who supported the activities of our lawyers, and had a chance to see the functioning of our office and take an active part in daily legal work. Sarah had the opportunity to work closely with Agnieszka Hajos-Iwańska, Partner and Konrad Czernecki, Associate at B2RLaw. We hope it was an interesting and inspiring time for Sarah!

Thank you for the received certificate and we look forward to continuing our cooperation with CUA! We will be hosting one of the interns again this coming summer as part of The International Business and Trade Summer Law Program.

We are already looking forward to it!

Bartłomiej Jankowski among TOP 10 White-Collar Crime Lawyers in Poland 2023!

Our Managing Partner, Bartłomiej Jankowski among the distinguished TOP 10 Standout White-Collar Crime Lawyers in Poland 2023!

Congratulations to all the nominees.

The full list of nominations prepared by Business Today can be found HERE.

Danyila Zubach on WEB3: Impact The Economy Summit

WEB3: Impact the Economy was a discussion about the realities and opportunities of WEB3economy.

It gathered policymakers, founders, CEOs of technology companies and fast-growing startups, experts and tech geeks.

+ Is WEB3 economy shrinking its potential amid hostility from policymakers and weakening business outlook?
+ Is WEB3 becoming a resilient alternative amid global recession and cooling of traditional economy?
– checked Danyila Zubach by sharing insights and connect with industry leaders, who were capable of harnessing the energy of uncertainty of chaos.

More about the conference HERE.

Vilnius is the 1st largest fintech hub in the EU in terms of licensed companies and is ranked the 10 best country in the world for fintech. Lithuania is the leading country in the world by number of registered virtual assets service providers.

B2RLaw in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley on 24th October – 1st November

Here we go again on our US roadshow! Meet us in the Bay and Area Silicon Valley on 24th October – 1st November: Rafał StroińskiRoman IwańskiJulia Stroińska.

For over 30 years, Poland has been attracting foreign investment capital, because of it’s business location in CEE, receptive market and large employee resources. According to the latest report of American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the value of investments by US companies in Poland corresponds to 4.1%. Polish GDP. Let’s develop this potential with people with a growth mindset.

B2RLaw advised Everfield UK Limited in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of a Polish start-up – Grafik Optymalny

Everfield is an international IT group that invests in companies with specialized software that solves operational problems for businesses. They provide capital support, assistance in developing offerings, and opportunities for international expansion.

Everfield’s portfolio includes Germany-based SoCom, which has been operating for three decades and offers an ERP system for the textile industry, and Latvia-based AGroup, which provides HR software for corporate payroll. Everfield has recently made its inaugural investment in the Polish market, taking full control of Grafik Optymalny, and acquiring 100% of its shares, thus expanding its portfolio with another HR product.

Grafik Optymalny is a start-up founded in 2014, offering a system that automates work time scheduling using artificial intelligence (AI). The platform optimizes HR costs and simplifies scheduling through a cloud-based solution offered in a SaaS model. Grafik Optymalny streamlines and digitizes the full range of HR processes, such as time and attendance, leave management, and remote work coordination. The platform is utilized by hundreds of companies across various industries.

The company’s founders, Karolina Dolaś and Grzegorz Galos, will retain their current roles and continue to lead the company’s development, leveraging Everfield’s support, resources, and know-how.

B2RLaw’s advice included conducting due diligence on the acquired company, followed by negotiating an agreement covering the purchase of 100% of its share capital, and drafting all other transaction documents.

Everfield UK Limited was represented by a transaction team led by Rafał Stroiński (Advocate, Managing Partner) in close cooperation with Bogdan Duda (Attorney-at-law, Partner). The team consisted of Paulina Wyrostek (Attorney-at-law, Counsel), Magdalena Borychowska (Advocate Trainee, Junior Associate) and Magdalena Kułakowska (Junior Associate).

B2RLaw advises Vestas on the acquisition of the ST3 Offshore for over PLN 170 million

B2RLaw advises Vestas on the acquisition of the ST3 Offshore for over PLN 170 million.

Vestas, the Danish global giant in the wind turbine market, has just signed an agreement to purchase ST3 Offshore – the Szczecin factory. This enterprise forms the basis for the establishment of a factory for components for offshore wind farms in Szczecin. The factory will create hundreds jobs in Szczecin and several thousand more indirectly. It is expected to meet domestic and global demand for offshore wind energy and thus play a key role in achieving Poland’s energy transition goals, aiming to maximise offshore wind energy potential with a total capacity of up to 18 GW by 2040.

This is another step in the development of the offshore sector in Poland. The acquisition of ST3 Offshore, bankrupt in 2020, was made in the 6th tender for its sale. B2RLaw advised on all legal aspects related to the acquisition of the bankrupt company, including obtaining ministerial approval for the acquisition (this process, due to its complexity, took more than six months).

The B2RLaw team was led by Andrzej Zając (Advocate, Partner, Head of the Energy and Real Estate Practice), with the support of Bogdan Duda (Attorney-at-law, Partner) and Konrad Czernecki (Attorney at Law Trainee, Associate).

Andrzej Zając, Advocate, Partner, Head of the Energy and Real Estate Practice at B2RLaw advises: ”Vestas is a leading supplier to the Polish onshore wind energy market and has been present in Poland for many years. When Poland is particularly turning its attention to offshore wind energy and offshore is seen as a key solution to current national and global energy challenges, it is great to see our client as a leader once again, playing a key role in the Polish energy market. We would like to thank the Vestas team for entrusting us to advise on this key and challenging project and we look forward to its completion.”

Rafał Stroiński, Advocate, Managing Partner at B2RLaw adds, ”It is a great honour to support a client like Vestas on this transaction. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer is becoming the leader of the Polish offshore market, creating an environment for its development also for other players. Vestas is creating the conditions for the development of our country as a European offshore leader, while contributing to the energy security of our country and region. B2RLaw’s involvement in this project is another milestone in strengthening our position as a leader in legal services for the offshore sector in Poland.”

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