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Szymon Syp

Partner | Warsaw

Experience

Szymon specialises in M&A transactions in both public and private markets, including domestic and foreign transactions, working for public companies, shareholders, family businesses, multinational companies and PE/VC funds. His more than 10 years of experience includes consulting in the field of M&A projects, PE/VC financing, restructuring, day-to-day business services, equity and debt financing, capital markets obligations and competition law.

Venture Capital

Szymon is widely regarded as one of the leading Venture Capital specialists on the Polish market and a go-to advisor for both venture capital funds themselves, as well as technology companies seeking funding. Year-on-year he can be consistently found in the top 5 Polish advisors with respect to VC deal count.

Corporate & M&A | Corporate Advisory | Competition

He also has experience in providing comprehensive business services to foreign clients, private clients, funds (including VC), legal services for start-ups, restructuring groups of companies and providing competition law services. He often acts for sellers and buyers in M&A transactions, including foreign acquisitions. Finally, he represents different startups acting in innovative sectors (AI & Big Data, SaaS,  AR & VR, IoT,  FinTech, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Marketplace, MarTech, PropTech, MedTech, Life Science, EduTech, BioTech, EnergyTech, Gaming, Robotics  or FoodTech.

Private Equity

Szymon has also advised both local and international private equity funds on their investments, add-on acquisitions and divestments.

Equity & Debt Capital Markets (Transactional) | Capital Markets (Regulatory)

Szymon is also a specialist in capital markets law, advising listed companies on reporting obligations, issuance of  equity and debts as well as delisting processes, and the author of more than 30 publications, including commentaries on Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), Postal Law, Bonds Act and Capital Market Laws (in preparation) and has spoken at over 40 conferences.

Szymon gained his professional experience in Crido Legal and Olesiński i Wspólnicy (Head of M&A).

Competence

QUALIFICATION Advocate
LANGUAGE Polish, English
MEMBERSHIP The Warsaw Bar of Legal Advocates; The International Bar Association, AIJA
EDUCATION The Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Doctorate in Law), the Warsaw School of Economics, the Columbia Law School Summer Program, the Levin College of Law, University of Florida and the Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana (Master of Laws).
RECOMMENDATIONS Among the winners of the fifth edition of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer Polska’s “Lawyers – leaders of tomorrow 2016” ranking. Recognised in the “Young and promising” category by “Gentleman” magazine. Recommended in 2019 by Legal 500 in commercial law, companies and M&A (Poland).

Credentials

  • Advising companies from Nacarat group on restructuring of the company (corporate matters, bond issuance).*
  • Advising companies from Lewandpol group on corporate matters.*
  • Advising Immofinanz on corporate matters.*
  • Advising Xpress Delivery on corporate matters and daily business operations.*
  • Advising Pestila on contracts.*
  • Providing legal advice to DSV International on due diligence analysis of Panalpina Polska sp. z o.o.*
  • Providing legal advice to minority shareholders and board members of a manufacturer of assembly lines and components for the automotive sector, Teamtechnik Production Technology sp. z o.o., on the sale of part of their shares to the family company TDJ.*
  • Providing legal advice to Remondis sp. zo.o. on due diligence analysis and structuring the acquisition of a waste management company.*
  • Providing legal advice to Remondis sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of Ragn-Sells Polska and its subsidiary Ragn-Sells Technology, dealing with waste management, environmental services and recycling.*
  • Providing legal advice to Koramic Real Estate in the process of acquiring 100% of shares in OKRE Development and projects managed by this entity carried out in special purpose vehicles.*
  • Providing legal advice to the seller on the sale of the majority share in the EBS group of companies to the Avallon PE fund.*
  • Advising Mera Systemy, a producer of ticket machines, on sale of a package of shares to Tar Heel Capital.*
  • Advising Kruk S.A. the leader on the debt purchase market on acquisition of a competitor PRESCO Group.*
  • Advising Exact Systems S.A. on cross-border acquisition of shares in a group of Polish, German and Belgian companies specializing in providing quality control services for the automotive industry.*
  • Advising on transactions, including comprehensive legal services for the Hili Group on the acquisition of Allcom sp. z o.o., one of the leading forwarding companies.*
  • Providing legal advice to the Fidiasz EVC VC fund in its investment in Photon Entertainment, a robot which teaches children programming and logical thinking.*
  • Providing legal advice to the bValue VC fund on its investment in YesIndeed, the creator of the HRtech tool WannaBuy, a cost-free solution offering a platform for managing employee benefits along with gameplay, which increases employee involvement and satisfaction to achieve corporate goals.*
  • Providing legal advice to the bValue VC fund on its investment in RevolMatic (automatic beer machine).*
  • Providing legal advice to dr Grzegorz Suwalski on investment in the VC fund, YouNick Mint, in the Heart Sense project (a device for recording electrocardiographic signals (ECG) directly from the surface of the heart during coronary artery bypass implantation surgery.*
  • Providing legal advice to a business angel on investing in Booksy, a platform for booking beauty industry visits, such as to a beautician or hairdresser.*
  • Providing legal advice to a business angel on investing in DocPlanner, a platform for making doctors’ appointments and rating doctors.*
  • Providing legal advice to a business angel on investing in Wisdy, a tool for optimising the process of creating and checking tests prepared by teachers for students.*
  • Providing legal advice to the Life Science Innovations VC fund on its investment in Brainscan, a creator of artificial intelligence for the study of human brain diseases.*
  • Providing legal advice to the Alfabeat VC fund on its investment in Perfect Gym, a management system for the fitness industry.*
  • Providing legal advice to RST Ventures for the Earth VC fund on its investment.*
  • Providing legal advice to start-up founders using the BTM Innovations Technology Accelerator programme.*
  • Providing legal advice to a business angel on investing in Symmetrical.ai Limited, a funding platform.*
  • Providing legal advice to a VC fund on exiting its investment in a technology company.*
  • Providing legal advice to Kogito Ventures on creating the PFR Biznest fund.*
  • Providing legal advice to Kogito Ventures on investment in AdMonks.io, a project involving artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate advertising and optimise advertising budgets in e-commerce.*
  • *Advice provided at a previous law firm.

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