Andrzej Wysokinski

Andrzej Wysokinski: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Biography

Andrzej Wysokinski is head of the firm’s Warsaw banking & finance practice. He specializes in complex domestic, international and cross-border finance transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring and dispute resolution. He has over 20 years of experience in advising in complex finance transactions, as well as in litigation and international and domestic arbitration. Andrzej Wysokinski has been recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Poland in Polish and international legal directories and rankings.

Concentrations

•Acquisition and leveraged finance
•Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
•Commercial, financial services and securities litigation
•International dispute resolution
•International commercial and investment arbitration
•Global energy and infrastructure

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

Chambers Europe: Band 2 in Restructuring and Insolvency (2015-2017), Band 3 in Banking & Finance (2011-2017), Dispute Resolution (2008-2017), Insurance (2013), Restructuring/Insolvency (2012-2014)
Chambers Global: Band 2 in Restructuring and Insolvency (2015), Band 3 in Banking & Finance (2010-2017); Band 3 in Dispute Resolution (2008-2017) and Band 3 in Restructuring and Insolvency (2013-2014)
EMEA Legal 500: recommended lawyer in Banking & Finance (2013-2017), Capital Markets Debt (2014-2017), Dispute Resolution (2014-2017), Restructuring and Insolvency (2015-2017) and Energy and Natural Resources (2015-2017)
IFLR1000: Leading lawyer in Banking (2008-2010, 2013-2017), Disputes Resolution (2016-2017), M&A (2016-2017), Restructuring and Insolvency (2016-2017) and Project Finance (2008-2009, 2013, 2015-2017)
Expert Guides: Leading Expert in Banking and Finance (2016)
Best Lawyers: recommended in Arbitration and Mediation, Banking & Finance and Litigation (2013-2014, 2016)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • International Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+48 22 690 6262  Phone
+48 22 690 6222  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/WysokinskiAndrzej
Law School Attended:
Advocate, 2001; Warsaw University, Master of Law, 1996; University of Warsaw, The Centre for the Study of English and European Law, 1995
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Poland
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Bar Association of Warsaw
•Member of Arbitration Committee at the LEWIATAN Court of Arbitration in Warsaw
•Restructuring Practitioners Association

Languages:
English, Fluent; Polish, Native
Reported Cases:
Experience: Acquisition and Leveraged Finance, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, M&A, and Private Equity: Represented Roust Corporation and its Polish subsidiaries as Polish counsel in connection with the offering of high yield notes in the amount of USD 385 million (being part of the U.S... Chapter 11 proceedings).; Represented Empik group in connection with PLN 120 million credit facility.; Represented Innova Capital in connection with the LBO financing relating to the public tender offer for the acqusition of shares in Pekaes.; Represented Pekaes in connection with the revolving credit facility.; Represented Bank Pekao, as creditor and agent, and Pekao Investment Banking, as offering agent, in connection with PBG's restructuring and related offering of notes.; Represented Cyfrowy Polsat group in connection with PLN 12.5 billion financing.; Represented Cyfrowy Polsat, as issuer, in connection with PLN one billion notes offering.; Represented Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as Polish counsel in connection with two 'tap offerings' of high yield notes by Coveris Holdings in the aggregate amount of USD 240 million.; Represented Zabka Polska in connection with PLN 1.3 billion financing.; Represented Penta Investments in connection with the restructuring of Empik Media & Fashion's PLN 1.2 billion debt financing.; Represented Penta group in connection with the acqusition of shares in Empik Media & Fashion from Eastbridge Group.; Represented a syndicate of more than 20 Polish and international banks, arranged by Credit Agricole, Santander Bank, Bank Zachodni WBK, Bank Pekao, Bank Handlowy and Bank PKO BP, in USD 2.5 billion revolving credit facility for KGHM.; Represented Cyfrowy Polsat in connection with the acquisition of Polkomtel.; Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with the intragroup transfer of the shares in Deutsche Bank PBC and the merger of Deutsche Bank PBC with Deutsche Bank Polska.; Represented Lloyds Bank plc and other finance parties as Polish counsel in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Multikino, the second largest cinema chain in Poland, by Vue Entertainment Group.; Represented Goldman Sachs and other finance parties as Polish counsel in connection with the refinancing of Paccor Group.; Represented Spartan Capital Holdings in the acquisition of Polkomtel, including the financing of the acqusition.; Represented Cyfrowy Polsat in the acquisition of Telewizja Polsat, including the financing of the acqusition.; Represented PKN Orlen in connection with long-term crude oil supply contracts with various suppliers.; Litigation & Arbitration: Advised U.S. and Dutch investors in matters relating to investment arbitration under Polish-U.S. and Polish-Dutch bilateral investment treaties.; Represented a Polish company before Polish courts, including the Supreme Court of Poland, in a dispute concerning a squeeze-out and related disputes with minority shareholders.; Represented a Polish insurance company before Polish courts, including the Supreme Court of Poland, in disputes with minority shareholders.; Represented a Polish company from the oil & gas sector in arbitration in London under ICC Rules in a dispute relating to liability for breach of warranties in an M&A transaction.; Represented a Polish utility company in arbitration before the Arbitration Court at the Polish National Chamber of Commerce (KIG) in a dispute relating to cross-border electricity transmission.; Represented an investor in arbitration before the Arbitration Court at the Polish National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (KIG) in a dispute relating to real estate investment and corporate matters.; Represented a Polish construction company in arbitration before the Arbitration Court at the Polish National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (KIG) in a dispute relating to real estate investments.; Advised U.S. investors in investment arbitration under a Polish-U.S.. bilateral investment treaty.; Represented a Polish company from the oil & gas sector before Polish courts concerning the company's subsidiary and disputes with minority shareholders.; Represented a Polish bank before Polish courts in disputes with the Polish Road Agency (GDDKiA).; Represented a Polish company from the oil & gas sector in arbitration in London under UNCITRAL Rules concerning an off-take agreement and a joint venture agreement.; Represented persons and companies, Polish and foreign, in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF).; Acted as chairman of the arbitral tribunal in arbitration before LEWIATAN Court of Arbitration in Warsaw relating to lease agreements in a major commercial center in Poland.; * Some of the above representations were handled by Andrzej Wysokinski prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig.
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