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Rafał Woźniak

Local Partner, Warsaw

Rafał Woźniak focuses on issues related to the capital market, commercial law as well as corporate issues and securities law. He supports clients in transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, as well as bond issues.
Rafał Woźniak | Local Partner | Warsaw | DWF

Experience

Rafał Woźniak has represented, among others Banco Santander in transactions on the Polish financial market, including in the acquisition of the listed WSE company Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. finalized in April 2011 (worth over EUR 4 billion), as well as the merger of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. with Kredyt Bank S.A. (worth over EUR 5 billion). He also advised on numerous primary and secondary public offerings, including the initial public offerings of Wittchen S.A., InPost S.A., Agroton plc., Pekabex S.A., Poznańska Korporacja Budowlana Pekabex S.A and Enter Air S.A., as well as in offerings of bonds including the public bond issue of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and LC Corp. 

Memberships

  • Advocate - The Warsaw Bar Association

Recent Cases

Initial and Secondary Public offerings 

  • Novaturas AB - advising as transactional counsel in Novatura’s initial public offering and introduction of shares on the Polish market to the trading market on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, comprising inter alia supporting the issuer in fulfilling information duties, as well as legal advice on the corporate governance. 
  • Danwood Holding S.A. - advising as bookrunner’s counsel in relation to the initial public offering of the Company on Warsaw Stock Exchange. 
  • Maxcom S.A., a producer of telecommunications devices - legal advice on initial public offering and introduction of shares on the Polish market to the trading market on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, comprising inter alia due diligence of the issuer and preparing of the prospectus, as well as legal advice on the corporate governance (ongoing project). 

M&A

  • i2 Development S.A. - advising on an investment agreement concerning joint investment in a special purpose vehicle together with YIT Development sp z o.o. Preparation of the investment agreement and the shareholders' agreement of the newly established special purpose vehicle. 
  • CDRL S.A. - advising on the acquisition of a majority share in a foreign company with a chain of stores for children's goods in Belarus operating under the brand name-Buslik. Comprehensive legal advisory in the project, including advising on the preparation of the investment agreement.
  • EBRD (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) - advising on investment in Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas. EBRD acquired approximately 4.5% of shares of bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. and thus became its shareholder. 

Testimonials

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Capital Markets

"Rafał Woźniak is good in taking things forward on time and coming up with solutions on difficult matters, we value his attention to details on tricky transactions."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022 – Private Equity

"Rafał Woźniak has done an outstanding job for us and led to us expanding the use of the DWF team more generally."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A  – Recommended lawyer

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k‘s corporate and M&A team in Warsaw is an integral part of the firm’s European offering, working alongside the regional office network in a wide variety of cross-border transactions. The team is well-versed in M&A, capital injections and public offerings of securities.

"Global coverage. Problem-solving attitude."

  • IFLR1000 2022 – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – Rising star