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Filip Badziak

Counsel | Warsaw

Experience

Filip is a specialist in transactional banking, finance and advisory on all sorts of B2B lending, debt restructuring and collateral agreements. He has advised both lenders and borrowers for well over 10 years in M&A related leveraged financings, real estate and infrastructure (development and acquisition) financing. He has also advised on governmental support debt instruments and debt restructuring matters. He particularly specializes in LMA standard financing as well as advising on lenders standard documentation.

Filip gained his professional experience at, amongst others, boutique law firms in Bulgaria and Spain before working with DLA Piper, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, Deloitte Legal and Polish law firm Crido Legal, where he established and was the head of the banking and finance practice for over 3 years.

Finance

Filip has advised both lenders (banks and non-banking finance institutions) and borrowers in a range of financing transactions including acquisition finance, asset finance, syndicated lending and structured finance. He has a wealth of experience with regards both domestic and multi-jurisdiction cross-border transactions.

Financial Services & Insurance

Filip is also very proficient in advising on anti-money laundering issues and regulatory advisory to non-banking entities providing loan services. He is an expert in debt restructuring and has headed and shaped complex debt restructuring transactions involving multi-partite loan exit plans.

Real Estate | Energy & Infrastructure

Filip represents banks, funds, specialist real estate or infrastructure lenders, borrowers and investors in single and multi-asset financings of real estate and infrastureture. He has advised on all types of real estate and infrastructure finance transactions (acquisition, construction, refinance) with respect to the whole suite of asset classes including projects concerning office buildings, hotels and resorts, sports facilities, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, industrial and research complexes, warehouses, multifamily residential projects, energy and transport projects.

Competence

LANGUAGE Polish, English
MEMBERSHIP The Warsaw Bar of Legal Advocates
EDUCATION Catholic University of Lublin (Master of Law), Universidad Catolica de San Antonio in Murcia, Spain (visiting student 2010), Chicago Kent College of Law (American Law Course).

Credentials

  • Legal advisory to Bank Pekao S.A. on financing of development of an office building in Warsaw centre, documentation based on LMA standard, value of financing EUR 30M+.
  • Legal advisory to Bank Pekao S.A. on financing of development of an office building on the Polish coast, documentation based on LMA standard, value of financing EUR 50M+.
  • Legal advisory to Bank Millennium S.A. on financing to cardboard packaging manufacturer, documentation based on LMA standard.
  • Legal advisory to CBRE Global Investors on refinancing deal for Wars Sawa shopping center in Warsaw with Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, value of financing EUR 63M.
  • Advising to Israeli and Hungarian investment groups on financings of their acquisitions in Poland in 4 separate transactions, value of financings in a total exceeding EUR 200M.
  • Legal advisory to Hili Group on M&A related financing of a shipping company in Poland.

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