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 - recognized as Foreign Expert in Capital Markets in Poland (2015-2018); recognized as Expert based abroad in Capital Markets in USA (2015-2018); recognized as an expert on Turkish Corporate & M&A transactions (2014) and as an expert on Polish Capital Markets transactions (2014)
Chambers Europe - 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:
2004, England and Wales; 1996, New York

Professional & Community Involvement

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

French and Fluent and Spanish and Fluent and English and Fluent and Turkish and Fluent and Polish and Conversational
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represented Silvair Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of shares and their admission to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It is the first IPO in history where the shares of an issuer from the U.S. were listed solely on the regulated market of the WSE.; Represented Benefit Systems S.A. in the process of obtaining funds for the further development of the Benefit Systems S.A. group by way of: (i) the issuance of 184,000 ordinary bearer shares with the exclusion of the pre-emptive rights of current shareholders of the Company; and (ii) the sale (further resale) of 100,000 treasury shares of the Company.; Represented a consortium of banks - Pekao Investment Banking S.A., UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch, IPOPEMA Securities S.A. and mBank S.A. - in a sale, through an accelerated bookbuilding (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) process, of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. shares. The sold shares represent 27.18% of the share capital and 19.51% of total votes in the company. The value of the transaction amounted to PLN 390 million.; Represented Alior Bank in connection with the PLN 2.2 billion offering of rights and shares (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) listed 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 investment banks UBS Limited and WOOD & Company Financial Services, in a sale of 7.8% of CCC S.A. shares through accelerated bookbuilding (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S). The value of the transaction exceeded PLN 511 million.; Represented Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the PLN 1 billion public offering of its shares (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; 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 (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S). 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 accelerated bookbuilding and sale (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) by the State Treasury and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. of shares of PGE S.A for a total price of PLN 1.32 billion.; Represented BNP Paribas in connection with the offering of shares (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) 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 (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; Represented Barclays Bank PLC, Dom Maklerski BZ WBK, Renaissance Capital and Societe Generale in a domestic and international offering, through an accelerated bookbuilding (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S) 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 (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; 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) (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; 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 (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; Represented Zespol Elektrowni Pa...tnow-Adamow-Konin S.A. in connection with its PLN 680 million IPO on the WSE (pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S).; Represented two CIS-based issuers in their respective IPOs involving Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of GDRs listed on the LSE.Es; 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 USD 300 million.Es; Represented Anadolu Efes in its public-to-private bid for all minority shares of its London Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary EBI.Es; Represented Efes Breweries International N.V. in a complex joint venture with Heineken in Kazakhstan and Serbia.Es; Represented 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 USD 165 million from company accounts.Es; Represented 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 USD 1.8 billion.Es; Represented 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 USD 800 million.Es; Represented 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: USD 1 billion.Es; EsThe above representations were handled by Mr. Salinas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

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