Federico (Fed) Salinas



Fed is a U.S.- and English-qualified shareholder, with over 20 years' experience in international capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. He has represented issuers and investment banks in several equity and debt offerings in the Middle East, the CIS, Eastern Europe and in Latin America, as well as private equity groups, bidders and targets in multimillion-dollar corporate combinations in the CIS and Middle East.


•International capital markets
•Private equity
•Mergers and acquisitions

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

Chambers Global - Band 3 in Capital Markets (2017), recognized as Foreign Expert in Capital Markets in Poland (2015-2017); recognized as Expert based abroad in Capital Markets in USA (2015-2017); recognized as an expert on Turkish Corporate & M&A transactions (2014) and as an expert on Polish Capital Markets transactions (2014)
Chambers Europe - Band 3 in Capital Markets (2017), recognized as a Specialist in Capital Markets in Poland (2015)
•Member of winning team on IFLR Deal of the Year - Middle East twice: 2006 (Telecom Egypt) and 2008 (Damas)
•Member of winning team, International Law Firm of the Year in Poland, Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, 2013

(Also at New York, NY Office)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+48 22 690 6135  Phone
+48 22 690 6222  Fax
University Attended:
Saint Louis University, B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, Honors Program, 1992; Saint Louis University, B.A., French Literature, summa cum laude, Honors Program, 1992; University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, M.B.A., 2016
Law School Attended:
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1995
Year of First admission:
1996, New York; 2004, England and Wales

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, New York Bar Association
•Member, Law Society of England and Wales

French, Fluent; Spanish, Fluent; English, Fluent; Turkish, Fluent; Polish, Conversational
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represented Alior Bank in connection with the PLN 2.2 billion public offering of rights offering and issuance of new shares and the admission of the new shares to trading on the WSE.; Represented J.P. Morgan, Pekao Investment Banking S.A., UniCredit Bank AG London branch and IPOPEMA Securities S.A. in connection with the IPO and the admission of the shares of X-Trade Brokers Dom Maklerski S.A. to trading on the Main Market of the WSE.; Represented Alior Bank in an agreement to acquire Bank BPH's core business from affiliates of GE Capital.; Represented Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion public offering of its shares.; Represented UBS Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Dom Maklerski BZ WBK S.A.as the managers in the accelerated bookbuilding for 2% of shares of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. sold by Banco Santander S.A. The value of the transaction was over PLN 700 million.; Represented Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Goldman Sachs International and UniCredit as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Espirito Santo Investment Bank, PKO Bank Polski and Societe Generale as joint bookrunners, in the process of accelerated bookbuilding by the State Treasury and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. for the shares of PGE S.A for a total price of PLN 1.32 billion.; Represented BNP Paribas in the public offering of shares listed on the WSE. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million.; Represented Energa S.A. in the PLN 2.4 billion IPO on the WSE.; Represented Barclays Bank PLC, Dom Maklerski BZ WBK, Renaissance Capital and Societe Generale in a domestic and international offering, through an accelerated book-building, of Alior Bank's shares for PLN 464.2 million.; Represented the underwriters: Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, KBC Securities and Santander Investment in connection with one of the biggest secondary offerings in the history of WSE - PLN 4.9 billion secondary offering of BZ WBK shares.; Represented the Joint Global Coordinators: Citigroup Global Markets Limited, DMBH, Societe Generale, UBS and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and the Joint Bookrunners: DM PKO BP, DI BRE, DM BZ WBK and Wood&Co in the PLN 238.6 million IPO of Polski Holding Nieruchomosci (PHN).; Represented Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Ipopema S.A. - joint global co-ordinators and bookrunners for Alior Bank's PLN 2.1 billion IPO.; Represented ZE PAK in connection with its $220 million IPO on the WSE.; Representing two CIS-based issuers in their respective IPOs involving Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of GDRs listed on the LSE.; Represented two companies that are majority-held by Turkish industrial conglomerate Kiler Group in their respective international initial public offerings listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and offered internationally in the EEC and the Middle East. The aggregate value of the transactions exceeded $300 million.; Represented Anadolu Efes in its public-to-private bid for all minority shares of its London Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary EBI.; Represented Efes Breweries International N.V. in a complex joint venture with Heineken in Kazakhstan and Serbia.; Represented of the Special Committee of the Board of Damas in connection with a forensic investigation into irregular transactions conducted by the former CEO including withdrawals of $165 million from company accounts.; Represented of Banque Saudi Fransi/Calyon in the initial public offering of Zain Saudi Arabia (also known as MTC KSA), the new entrant to Saudi Arabia's mobile telecommunications market, of shares listed on Tadawul and offered to institutional and retail investors in Saudi Arabia. Proceeds: Approximately $1.8 billion.; Represented of HSBC and EFG-Hermes in the initial public offering of Talaat Mostafa Group, the largest real estate developer in Egypt, of shares listed on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange and offered internationally on a Rule 144A and Regulation S basis. Proceeds: Approximately $800 million.; Represented of Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport, Russia's largest commercial sea port operator, in a share and GDR rights offering (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) lead managed by Morgan Stanley and Troika Dialog. The GDRs are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the shares are listed on MICEX. Proceeds: $1 billion.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Salinas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

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