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Michał Sowiński

Senior Associate
About

Michał Sowiński is an advocate with more than 8 years of professional experience in Corporate/M&A and capital markets gained in leading international law firms in Poland. He works on all aspects of transactions, from carrying out due diligence, drafting transaction documents, to post-closing matters.

He advises private equity houses, as well as strategic investors. His focus is in corporate and capital markets law.

Bar admissionsAdvocate (Adwokat) registered with the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates (Okręgowa Izba Adwokacka w Warszawie)

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising Ministry of Defence, Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. and PFR Ventures sp. z o.o. in investment in NATO Innovation Fund SCSp SICAV-SIF
  • Advising the shareholders of Inter-Turbo sp. z o.o. on the sale of their entire stake in the company to Budweg Caliper A/S, a subsidairy of BBB Industries, LLC
  • Advising Halma Plc on its acqusition of entire stake in Sewertronics sp. z o.o. from its shareholders
  • Advising Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. in its investment in LimWot sp. z o.o., a special purpose vehicle through which will be build a military base in the City of Limanowa
  • Advising Avallon MBO on its joint acqusition with Genesis Capital of majority stake in TES Vsetín, s.r.o. from ARX Equity Partners
  • Advising the shareholders of OptiBuy sp. z o.o. on the sale of their entire stake in the company to WNS (Holdings) Ltd.
  • Advising Promethean, Inc. on its acqusition of the enterprise of Explain Everything sp. z o.o.
  • Advising Avallon MBO and Genesis Capital on the sale of their stake in Stangl Technik Holding sp. z o.o. to SPIE SA
  • Advising SoftwareONE Holding AG of its acqusition of entire stake in Predica sp. z o.o. from its shareholders
  • Advising Cloudflight GmbH on its acqusition of entire stake in Divante S.A. from its sharehodlers
  • Advising Equinor ASA on its acqusition of Wento sp. z o.o. and companies from Wento group from Enterprise Investors*
  • Advising Hitachi Ltd. on Polish aspects of the acquisition of GlobalLogic, Inc.*
  • Advising Coty, Inc. on Polish aspects of the establishment of joint venture between Coty, Inc. and KKR & Co. Inc.*
  • Advising PFR Ventures sp. z o.o. on the investment, through PFR Fundusz Funduszy FIZ, in three private equity funds: Apax, PAI Partners and Avallon*
  • Advising Nordex SE on the sale of its wind and photovoltaic development pipeline to RWE*
  • Advising Bank PEKAO S.A. on the sale of Dom Inwestycyjny Xelion S.A. to Querqus TFI S.A.*
  • Advising Grupa Azoty S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A. and Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. on the debt and equity financing of Polimery Police Project*
  • Advising Generali CEE Holding B.V. on the acquisition of shares in Concordia Capital TUW, subsequent transformation of TUW into joint-stock company and merger of Concordia Polska TU S.A. with Generali TU S.A.*
  • Advising Generali Życie TU S.A. on the acquisition of shares in WTUŻiR Concordia Capital S.A. and subsequent merger of WTUŻiR with Generali*
  • Advising Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the establishment of Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund SA SICAV-RAIF *
  • Advising leading private equity fund on the contemplated acquisition of intive S.A. (project aborted)*
  • Advising Mid Europa Partners on the exit from Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A. (project was conducted in a form of dual-track as IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange was considered)*
  • Advising Maxima Grupė UAB on the acquisition of Emperia Holding S.A. through tender offer and subsequent delisting of the company from Warsaw Stock Exchange*
  • Advising PFR TFI S.A. on an investment in Lithuania based company UAB EMP Recycling*

 

* Experience gained before joining DLA Piper

Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Education
  • University of Wroclaw, Master of Laws, 2014

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Recognised as a "Rising Star" in M&A – IFLR1000 2023

Prior Experience

  • Senior Associate, DLA Piper, Warsaw, December 2021 – present
  • Law firm, Associate in Corporate/M&A department (previously Lawyer), Warsaw, June 2017 – November 2021
  • Law firm, Junior Associate in Corporate/M&A department, Warsaw, July 2016 – May 2017
  • Law firm, Legal Intern in Corporate/M&A department, Warsaw, January 2016 – November 2016
  • Law firm, Legal Intern in Corporate/M&A department, Warsaw, August 2015 – September 2015

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