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Financial institutions

In Warsaw, our lawyers provide a full business law service to our financial institution clients, who include prominent domestic and global banks, asset managers, financial investors and insurance companies.

“The lawyers are very available and flexible, knowledgeable and to the point. They are precise over high volumes of documentation, discreet and well-measured.” Chambers Europe, 2016

Our global financial institutions team has strong relationships with the world’s leading financial institutions. 

We work together across borders, using our experience and strong regulatory knowledge to help our clients navigate challenges, including those resulting from disruptive technology and regulatory change, and optimize the opportunities they present.

 

Recent work

  • We advised Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. on the establishment and operation of its branch in Frankfurt, including representation in proceedings before the Polish regulator (Polish Financial Supervision Authority) and BaFin. (January, 2016)
  • We advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the PLN 2bn (approximately €500m) counter-guarantee issued for the benefit of Alior Bank S.A. to secure payment under the guarantee it obtained from insurance company PZU S.A., and allowed Alior Bank S.A. to meet its capital requirements under Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). As well as drafting the counter-guarantee documentation, we gave opinion on the compliance of the document with CRR requirements and reviewed guarantee documentation between Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A. and Alior Bank S.A. (May, 2016)
  • We advised a number of banks and non-bank lenders on the disposal of their distressed portfolios of loans, including Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. on the disposal of its non-performing loans portfolio. (March, 2016)
  • We advised International Foreign Exchange, a UK payment institution, on the establishment of its Polish branch, regulatory issues and development of product for Polish clients.