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Advisory on company law and mergers and acquisitions has been one of the key areas of services provided by Domański Zakrzewski Palinka since the Law Firm was founded in 1993. This Practice has for many years been deemed one of the best in Poland, not only by our clients but also by domestic and international specialist publications (Chambers Global, Legal500, IFLR1000) that have recommended DZP as experts in M&A and corporate advisory.
40 renowned and experienced experts work under the leadership of 8 Partners on all types of transaction, including innovative operations on an international scale. We carry out transactions of various types, including leveraged buy-outs, management take-overs, joint ventures, reorganisation and restructuring projects, covering both company mergers and demergers, and also take-overs in regulated sectors.
We are distinguished not only by the high professional level of our services but also by our exceptional understanding of the essence of our clients’ businesses. We tailor make legal solutions that achieve aims as close as possible to the original expectations and business assumptions of our clients, providing them with full comfort in legal terms. When shaping project structures and drawing up transaction documents we secure our clients’ interests and minimise the risk of disputes.
Our know-how is supported by a market feeling and awareness that we have gained in working with Polish and foreign entities operating in various business sectors such as energy, banking and finance, construction and real estate, retail trade and FMCG, automotive, telecommunications, media and many others. We represent financial institutions and both listed and unlisted commercial companies. We serve brokerage houses, investment companies, private equity and venture capital funds and also state-owned enterprises.
Deals corner | 04.10.2019 Our advice included setting out the transaction’s structure, performing due diligence exercise, drafting transactional documentation and finally, providing assistance in successfully completed negotiations.
Deals corner | 04.09.2019 Domański Zakrzewski Palinka has advised Flarna Holdings Limited on exiting an investment in a leading Polish manufacturer of rollers blinds and awnings, ANWIS sp. z o.o.
Deals corner | 16.07.2019 We advised the company and its owners on preparing and negotiating the transaction documentation, negotiating a managerial contract and finalising the sale.
Deals corner | 29.05.2019 The merger led to Isobar Polska sp. z o.o. acquiring Socialformance sp. z o.o., Socializer S.A., Hypermedia sp. z o.o. and M2.0 sp. z o.o.
Deals corner | 17.05.2019 DWF Group plc has completed the acquisition of the legal services business of K&L Gates Jamka sp.k. The acquisition will result in the opening of a new office for DWF in Poland.
Deals corner | 16.04.2019 DZP has advised a company in the Kiwa group, Kiwa Inspecta Holding Polska sp. z o.o., on a transaction to acquire 100% of shares in Agro Quality Support Polska sp. z o.o.
News | 11.04.2019 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
News | 15.02.2019 Once again we are pleased to announce that our firm has been ranked in the Chambers Global research. Our experts have been recognised in 3 categories.
Deals corner | 13.02.2019 Foreign Expansion Fund FIZ AN, managed by PFR TFI S.A., has concluded an investment agreement with Rainbow Tours S.A. on a joint investment in expanding the chain of White Olive hotels in Greece.
Deals corner | 29.01.2019 DZP lawyers supported the investment fund Fundusz Ekspansji Zagranicznej FIZ AN, managed by the investment fund company PFR TFI S.A., upon negotiating and concluding a loan agreement with a member company of R22 Group, extending its activity outside of Poland.
Deals corner | 17.12.2018 The transaction was one of the largest on the private market in 2018.
Deals corner | 02.10.2018 The aim of the parties’ cooperation is to create innovative solutions facilitating the continued development of broadband technology and infrastructure.
Deals corner | 19.09.2018 Wielton S.A., the largest in Poland and a leading European manufacturer of trailers and semi-trailers, has acquired a 100% shareholding in Lawrence David Limited.
Publication | 10.07.2018 Twenty fifth May 2018 has come sooner than we wanted and has gone equally quickly. The world did not stop turning, business did not grind to a halt, and the day did not end in disaster, despite the concerns of many.
Deals corner | 13.06.2018 13 czerwca Tauron podpisał dwie umowy inwestycyjne, kreujące fundusze inwestycyjne typu corporate venture capital. Nasza kancelaria była doradcą prawnym w tym projekcie.
News | 24.04.2018 We are pleased to announce that once again Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is at the forefront of the 2018 Ranking of Law Firms.
News | 12.04.2018 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
News | 12.03.2018 We are very pleased to announce that both our law firm and our experts have once again been recommended in the Chambers Europe 2018 ranking that was published last week.
Deals corner | 28.02.2018 DZP has advised Dentsu Aegis Network Polska on the strategic purchase of 100% of shares in Red8 Group. Dentsu Aegis Network is a global communications network with branches in 145 countries.
Deals corner | 29.01.2018 DZP has advised the Italian company Karton, a leading European producer of plastic pallets, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gekoplast, a leading Polish producer of polypropylene sheets.
Deals corner | 28.12.2017 On 28 December Wielton closed a transaction to acquire from Dauphine Investissements a 34.69% shareholding in Fruehauf. DZP was again legal adviser and coordinator of the transaction.
Deals corner | 20.12.2017 On 19 December a commissioning report was signed for a 1,075 MW energy unit at Enea Wytwarzanie's Kozienice Power Plant. DZP advised Enea on implementation of this coal-fired energy unit.
Deals corner | 24.10.2017 Domański Zakrzewski Palinka advised ASG Poland SA on the sale of a production plant and real estate in Bydgoszcz to a company in the Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Packaging group.
Deals corner | 16.10.2017 We advised Flavourtec in a share sale and acquisition of the investor transaction. Current shareholders and the TarHeel Capital fund will cooperate, each holding 50% of shares in the company.
Deals corner | 13.10.2017 We advised the Belgian company Puratos on the acquisition of an enterprise belonging to Nutrico Group sp. z o.o. SKA. Domański Zakrzewski Palinka advised on all aspects of Polish law.
Deals corner | 29.09.2017 DZP advised the Swedish company GBO Fastening Systems AB upon the sale of its Polish subsidiary to the French company Ateliers LR Etanco SAS.
Deals corner | 20.09.2017 We advised the main LC Corp shareholders on the sale of a controlling stake. LC Corp is a development company involved in commercial and housing investments in 6 cities in Poland.
News | 03.07.2017 We are pleased to announce that 5 lawyers, who have been associated with DZP for years now, have become Partners as of 1 July. Congratulations to Przemysław, Anna, Agata, Paweł and José Luis!
News | 30.06.2017 On 27 June Bartosz Marcinkowski obtained his doctorate in law. The dissertation was written at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński Warsaw University Faculty of Law and Administration.
Deals corner | 26.06.2017 We advised Infracapital on a joint venture with Nokia. The companies won a tender for a project to build and maintain fibre optic networks providing internet access in regions in Poland.
Deals corner | 24.05.2017 We advised Wielton SA on the acquisition of 100% of shares in the German Langendorf GmbH. The Langendorf Group manufactures trailers, semi-trailers and special vehicles for transporting, e.g. glass.
Deals corner | 18.04.2017 We advised SBB Energy on the acquisition of over 50% of shares in ELMAX PUH Andrzej Hołub sp. z o.o. and helped draw up the terms on which the remaining shares would be purchased in the future.
Publication | 15.04.2017 31 countries and law firms provided input regarding the national franchise law in their respective country. The Poland overview of International Franchise Handbook was written by Marek Świątkowski.
Deals corner | 11.04.2017 We have represented Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) in a precedential case in which OHL demanded that funds owed to OHL be excluded from the bankruptcy estate of Hydrobudowy Polska (HBP).
News | 16.03.2017 We are pleased to announce that both DZP and our experts have once again been recommended in the Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business ranking.
Deals corner | 28.02.2017 With DZP's support, Algonquin, a pan-European investor and hotel operator, has sold one of the best and most profitable hotels in Poland - the Sheraton Grand Kraków.
Deals corner | 08.02.2017 We have advised the Belgian Puratos Group NV on the purchase of 100% of shares in Diamant Polska sp. z o.o., a leading manufacturer of bakery ingredients in Austria.
Deals corner | 30.09.2016 The Swiss company SSE Holding acquired several civil enterprises belonging to the multinational Orica Limited. The plants acquired are in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Deals corner | 28.07.2016 DZP is advising WGE Development on the restructuring of liabilities under ten bond series vis-a-vis 120 bondholders in precedential, accelerated arrangement proceedings.
Deals corner | 18.07.2016 USP Zdrowie Group acquired 100% of shares in the Polish-Swedish Naturell Group. We were the main adviser and co-ordinated the Polish-Swedish team of lawyers and tax and financial advisers.
Publication | 06.07.2016 Poland’s market economy has been developing rapidly over the last 30 years. Many Polish entrepreneurs have developed their businesses to grow from small initiatives to impressive sizes.
Deals corner | 01.07.2016 DZP and the State Treasury General Solicitor’s Office represented the Republic of Poland in a case brought by the Norwegian investors, Geir Almås and Kristian Almås.
Deals corner | 17.05.2016 The US SeaChange International Inc. has purchased DCC Labs, a company designing solutions for digital and internet television. We advised DCC Labs and the company’s owners throughout the transaction.
News | 13.04.2016 A new edition of Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has been just published. DZP is Top Tier ranked in Public Law, Dispute Resolution and Insurance categories. Moreover, Paweł Grzejszczak and Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka are both recommended as Leading Lawyers.
News | 18.01.2016 Mergermarket has just published its annual league tables showing the activity of law firms on the M&A market in 2015. Our experts advised on 20 projects of a deal value of over USD 5 million, thanks to which we took 1st place in the Poland table. The total value of transactions finalised gave us 3rd place.
Deals corner | 01.12.2015 Mergermarket summed up the situation on the global M&A market for the first three quarters of 2015. We took 1st place in Poland by number of transactions closed this year (15).
Deals corner | 24.11.2015 The South African company Bounty Brands, which is part of the Coast2Coast group, bought shares in Sonko sp. z o.o., the leading rice, cereal and bakery goods producer in Poland.
Deals corner | 29.10.2015 Private equity funds Benson Elliot Capital Management and Walton Street Capital and the hotel group Algonquin has obtained financing from Bank Pekao SA to acquire the Sheraton hotel.
Deals corner | 23.10.2015 Maspex Wadowice Group purchased shares in Sequoia sp. z o.o. from a minority shareholder, Sorabot investment fund. Our Law Firm acted for the Sequoia majority shareholders.
News | 19.10.2015 We are pleased to inform you that in a recently published Mergermarket league table, DZP took first place in Poland by number of transactions closed this year (15) and second place by transaction value. At regional level (Central & Eastern Europe) we are in fifth place by number of transactions.
Deals corner | 15.10.2015 A strategic partnership agreement was signed by MEDCOM and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) under which MELCO is to purchase a minority block (49%) of shares in MEDCOM.
Deals corner | 13.08.2015 We have advised Bauer Media Group on the purchase of 100% of shares in Mediasoft Polska sp. z o.o., a company operating under the eBroker Group name, which will be part of the Interia.pl.
Deals corner | 04.08.2015 We acted for the Carlyle Group, a global private equity funds, in the purchase by Carlyle-controlled Brintons Carpets Limited of 98% of shares in Fabryka Dywanów Agnella SA.
Deals corner | 03.08.2015 We advised Bauer Media Group on the purchase of all the shares in Rankomat.pl SA, the owner of the largest online insurance platform in Poland, specialising in car insurance.
Deals corner | 31.07.2015 We have advised Pureprofile, a market research company in the online marketing sector, on the acquisition of Sparc Media, an international online and Trading Desk advertising agency.
Deals corner | 23.07.2015 We have advised Mr Maciej Sadowski, founder and owner of Magodent sp. z o.o. , which runs two hospitals, upon the sale of eighty percent of shares to LUX MED Group.
Deals corner | 01.07.2015 On 1 July 2015, the ITI Group and Canal+ Group finalized the sale of a controlling stake in TVN SA to Southbank Media Ltd, owned by the US group Scripps Networks Interactive.
Deals corner | 26.05.2015 DZP advised GlaxoSmithKline in a three-part conditional transaction with Novartis AG in the following areas: health care means (Consumer Healthcare), vaccinations and cancer medicines.
Deals corner | 22.05.2015 We have advised Wielton SA, the largest Polish and one of the foremost European manufacturers of trailers and semi-trailers, on the purchase of 65.31% of shares in the French company Fruehauf.
Deals corner | 18.05.2015 Domański Zakrzewski Palinka has advised the American company Multi Packaging Solutions on a strategic alliance agreement with TAKT sp. z o.o. to serve the European multi‐media market.
Deals corner | 26.03.2015 With the support of DZP, FBSerwis (a subsidiary of Ferrovial Servicios International, S.L.U. and Budimex SA) has acquired a company based in Dolnośląski Voivodship, Pro Eko Natura (in the future, FBSerwis Dolny Śląsk), operator of a waste treatment plant with RIPOK (Regional Municipal Waste Treatment Plant) status.
Deals corner | 16.03.2015 Domański Zakrzewski Palinka advised the US Scripps Networks Interactive Group in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake of TVN shares from ITI Group and Canal+ Group.
Deals corner | 30.01.2015 DZP advised the listed on the New York Stock Exchange, American company MeadWestvaco on Polish aspects of an international transaction consisting of a sale of the European-based tobacco-folding carton and general packaging business to the Swedish AR Packaging Group.
Deals corner | 30.01.2015 DZP advised private equity funds managed by ARX Equity Partners upon the sale of all the shares in Kakadu sp. z o.o. to Super Zoo s.r.o.
News | 19.12.2014 We are very pleased to inform you that on December 18th, 2014 Krzysztof Zakrzewski has been appointed to the Arbitration Board of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Deals corner | 03.11.2014 Due to the acquisition of Przedsiębiorstwo Inwestycyjno-Remontowe Energetyki i Przemysłu Remak-Rozruch SA by SBB Investments SA, the company SBB Investments took over all Remak-Rozruch's rights, obligations and assets and changed its business name to SBB ENERGY SA.
Deals corner | 22.10.2014 The Corporate and M&A Practice and the Tax Practice have advised the shareholders in Zakłady Chemiczne Bochem sp. z o.o. on the sale of shares in the company, which produces glues, laminates and release agents.
Deals corner | 31.07.2014 DZP advised Korona Pomorska SA on the acquisition of the company Ozen Plus, which runs in Wałcz the most innovative charcoal and charcoal brick plant in Europe.
News | 25.04.2014 Yestarday the European edition of Chambers & Partners was published. We are pleased to inform you that both our law firm and DZP’s experts have again been recommended in the following categories:
News | 10.04.2014 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
Deals corner | 13.01.2014 DZP has advised Aegis Media GmbH, a Dentsu Aegis Network group company, on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the company Socializer SA, one of the largest and most dynamically developing social media agencies in Poland.
Deals corner | 19.12.2013 DZP advised ARX Equity Partners on exiting an investment in a leading Polish plastics producer ERGIS-EUROFILMS S.A. The exit was carried out through the sale of shares in a company holding a controlling shareholding in ERGIS-EUROFILMS S.A. to its current managers.
Deals corner | 18.12.2013 A multi-disciplinary team of experts at DZP advised the French hotel firm Algonquin on the purchase of one of the most prestigious hotels in Poland – the Hotel Sheraton Kraków.
Deals corner | 15.08.2013 DZP has advised the Allenort clinic chain on the sale of 40% of the company's shares to a new investor. The founders of the chain, Grzegorz Goryszewski and Marek Szufladowicz, retain a majority 60% shareholding and will continue to manage the Allenort Group companies.
News | 25.04.2013 The new edition of Chambers Europe was published at the end of April. We are pleased to inform you that both our law firm and DZP’s experts have again been recommended in the following categories:
Deals corner | 18.04.2013 The ranking of largest and best law firms published on 18 April by Rzeczpospolita daily was accompanied by a list of transactions carried out on the Polish market in 2012 and the firms that handled them.
Deals corner | 09.04.2013 Domański Zakrzewki Palinka provided legal advisory to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of a block of shares in Casinos Poland sp. z o.o., a company operating on the casino and betting market.
Deals corner | 22.02.2013 DZP provided legal advisory to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of a block of shares in EuroLOT S.A. The share sale was the largest transaction of this type on the Polish market and project value was over PLN 100 million.
Deals corner | 01.02.2013 DZP's Infrastructure and Energy Practice advised Przedsiębiorstwo Inwestycyjno-Remontowe Energetyki i Przemysłu "Remak-Rozruch" S.A. on negotiating the co-operation terms and conditions for a consortium with Nalco Mobotec Polska Sp. z o.o.
Deals corner | 02.01.2013 DZP advised the owners of IOKI Sp.k., a Poznan-based supplier of e-learning solutions, on the sale of the rights of a limited partner and shares of the general partner in this company to a company in the Pearson plc group, a global leader in media and education.
Deals corner | 31.12.2012 DZP provided tax and legal advisory to Spółdzielnia Pracy Polityka, which publishes, among other things, the Polityka and Forum weekly magazines and co-owns the TOK FM radio station, during a process to transform the workers' co-operative into a limited joint-stock partnership.
Deals corner | 28.12.2012 DZP provided legal advice to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of shares in a subsidiary, Petrolot Sp. z o.o. Petrolot provides aircraft fuelling services at 12 Polish commercial and flying club airports and it is the largest company providing services of this type in Poland.
Deals corner | 21.06.2012 DZP is advising Kredyt Bank S.A. on a merger with BZ WBK S.A. The merger will be carried out through the transfer of all the assets of Kredyt Bank, as the target company, to BZ WBK, as the acquiring company.
Deals corner | 01.06.2012 The Law Firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka advised on the restructuring of the Getin Holding group, which is controlled by Dr Leszek Czarnecki.
Deals corner | 16.04.2012 DZP advised the Enterprise Investors fund on the purchase of a wind farm in Poland. This was one of the first investment of this size carried out by an investment fund in the wind energy sector in Poland.
Deals corner | 20.03.2012 DZP advised PLL LOT S.A. on the sale of LOT AMS Sp. z o.o., an aircraft servicing and repair company. Transaction value in the range of several hundred million zloty.
Deals corner | 20.03.2012 DZP advised Raisio on the purchase of an organised part of the enterprise of PPH Sulma Sp. z o.o. ZPCh, a producer of pasta and groats. The advisory covered not only the sale of assets but also rights to product trademarks.
Deals corner | 02.02.2012 DZP advised shareholders in the Aldik group on a project to restructure companies in Poland and abroad. The services we provided also covered full-range legal advisory on the sale of the Aldik Nova group from Lublin to the Maxima group.
Publication | 30.09.2011 This material is an extract first provided to Sweet & Maxwell for publication in "Hewitt on Joint Ventures" (5th edition, 2011) and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.
Deals corner | 10.05.2011 The Law Firm advised PLL LOT S.A. on the sale and lease-back of an office building in Warsaw at ulica 17 Stycznia 43 in which PLL LOT S.A. has its registered office.
News | 11.05.2010 It is our great pleasure to inform you that our Law Firm has for the eighth time in a row taken first place in the leading ranking of law firms published in the Rzeczpospolita newspaper on 11 May.
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