Michal Fereniec

Michal Fereniec: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Biography

Michal Fereniec focuses his practice on information technology, media and new technology. He advises clients on legal issues concerning the implementation of IT systems, purchase of the equipment, software and computer integration services, and outsourcing. Michal also handles matters related to sports law and provides advice to banks, telecom and energy operators.

Concentrations

•Mergers & Acquisitions
•Privacy and Data Security
•Telecommunications
•Information Technology

Clerkships

•Court Internship, Judge Exam, Warsaw Court of Appeal, 1997

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

Chambers Europe: Band 2 in TMT (2015-2016), Band 3 in TMT (2008-2014, 2017), Band 4 in Private Equity (2014-2016)
EMEA Legal 500: recommended in TMT (2014-2017)
Chambers Global: Band 4 in Corporate/M&A (2009-2010); recommended in Corporate/M&A (2008)
Best Lawyers: recommended in IT, M&A, TMT (2016), TMT and Corporate/M&A (2014-2015)
•One of the top 10 Polish lawyers in Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers - Technology, Media & Telecommunications” 2015 by Expert Guides

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Crisis Management
  • IT & Business Process Outsourcing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+48 22 690 6173  Phone
+48 22 690 6222  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/FereniecMichal
Law School Attended:
Warsaw University, Master of Law, 1995
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Poland
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, National Chamber of Legal Advisors, Poland

Languages:
English, Fluent; Polish, Native
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Represented Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. and Polkomtel S.A. in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Midas S.A. in a public tender offer.; Represented Alior Bank in an agreement to acquire Bank BPH's core business from affiliates of GE Capital.; Represented TP S.A. in connection with the sale of Wirtualna Polska portal to a private equity Innova Capital. The value of the transaction was PLN375 million.; Represented Ekstraklasa S.A. in the negotiation of a media rights transfer agreement with nc+ Group.; Represented Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy S.A. in its consolidation process with Zaklady Azotowe Tarnow-Moscice, and creation of Grupa Azoty. The consolidated group is the second largest player in the fertilizers market in Europe.; Represented Spartan Capital Holdings in the PLN 18.1 billion acquisition of Polkomtel.; Represented Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the acquisition of a 70% share in Polbank EFG.; Advised TP S.A. on various IT related transactions, including agreements for implementation of CRM and billing systems, vendor consolidation and television projects.; Advised telecom operators and financial institutions in IT proceedings.; Advised BZ WBK AIB group companies on projects in connection with the implementation of IT systems.; Advised MetLife on telemarketing and call centers related issues, including distribution of insurance products via telecom operator network.; Advised TP Group on IT consolidation projects and outsourcing projects, i.e. Desktop Management System.; Advised Intralot S.A. in connection with the provision of an IT system in Totalizator Sportowy.; Advised Deutsche Bank PBC S.A. on consumer related e-banking, structured deposits and foreign exchange transactions.; Advised KS Widzew Lodz S.A. in connection with sports law issues and investment in infrastructure.; Advised KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. on restructuring its telecommunication assets (Polkomtel S.A., Telefonia Dialog S.A.).; Advised PGNiG S.A., the Polish Oil and Gas Company, on a 600 million loan from a consortium of banks.; Advised several clients on the privatization of numerous State owned enterprises.; Supervised legal due diligence of various companies, including pre M&A review from the banking sector.; Advised on innominate contracts, sponsoring, investment agreements, joint venture and shareholders agreements.; Advised on tax and financial aspects of loan instruments, as well as on organizing various forms of financing, including Eurobonds.; Advised on forming and operating a telecom company, establishing its network and financing, including vendor financing.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Fereniec prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.
ISLN:
913036097

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