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Andrzej Mikosz

Partner
+48.22.653.4218
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Andrzej Mikosz is a partner in the Warsaw office. His practice focuses on the equity capital market transactions as well as on M&As. However, Mr. Mikosz also has extensive experience in corporate governance issues and is recognized as a corporate lawyer.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Mikosz served as the Minister of State Treasury, particularly dealing with privatization and management of state-owned assets. He previously worked for other prominent international law firms in their Warsaw offices. He was a commissioner at the Polish SEC 1998-2000 and was special counsel to the Minister of Agriculture, responsible for the sugar industry’s privatization, development of commodities exchanges and reform of the system of storage and financing of agricultural commodities.

Achievements

  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets – Poland: 2014-2016 (Band 4)
  • Chambers Europe, Capital Markets – Poland: 2016 (Band 4); 2015 (Band 4); 201 (Band 4); 2013 (Band 4); 2012 (Band 4); 2009 (Band 3)
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, Capital Markets - Poland: 2016 (Recommended Firm); 2015 (Tier 3); 2014 (Tier 3); 2010-2013 (Tier 3); 2009 (Tier 4)
  • European Legal Experts, Banking and Finance – Poland: 2012; 2009-2010
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, Corporate and M&A - Poland, 2008

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Founders’ Council of Saint Benedict Foundation
    • editor of Christianitas quarterly and of albumes and books on Christian culture
    • founder and sponsor of St. Benedict’s Recollection House in Stary Kraków (Alt Krakow) in Polish Pommerania

  • Foundation “Fabryka Sztuki” – honorary sponsor of “Speaking Concerts” cycle (a project that promotes understanding of the language of music)

Additional Information

Mr. Mikosz is a keen writer and has published several articles regarding securities law, commercial companies law as well as issues connected with the corporate governance. He has introduced to Polish law a concept of subscription warrant as it is defined nowadays.
  • Advising Arctic Paper SA in connection with the acquisition of Rottneros AB as well as admission and introduction into trade the shares on the NASDAQ/OMX (Stockholm).
  • Advising Nordea Bank AB in connection with the sale of shares of Nordea Bank Polska SA, Nordea TUnŻ SA, Nordea Finance Polska SA.
  • Acted as issuer's counsel in several initial and secondary public offerings (including GDRs offering and dual listings) as well as leading lawyer in takeovers of listed companies.*
  • Represented seller in initial public offerings of shares, including 144A tranche, of PZU SA (biggest Eastern European insurer and biggest European IPO since December 2007) and BGŻ SA (the only listed Rabobank Group etity) in 2010 and 2011. 
  • Represented investment banks’ consortium in accelerated book building process of sale of USD 1.2 bln stake in PZU SA (2011) transaction included limited American marketing.
  • In 2008 and 2009 led on behalf of the Republic of Poland the team of investment bankers and lawyers that structured final settlement between the Republic of Poland and a Dutch insurer Eureko BV that ended the ten years long dispute over the control of Polish insurer PZU SA that included waiver of the biggest ever claim raised in a BIT arbitration.*
  • Acted as minority shareholders' representative in high-profile corporate disputes with majority shareholders of STOMIL Olsztyn SA (listed company controlled by MICHELIN) and Wirtualna Polska owned by TPSA, Poland's largest telecom operator (minority controlled by France Telecom).*
  • Representation of the biggest Polish alternative telecom in the first issue of subscription warrants on WSE. The transaction was followed by introduction to Polish law of subscription warrants based on the concept introduced by Mr. Mikosz.*
  • Representation of a Polish company in an international acquisition (companies in UK, Ireland, and France), the biggest Polish direct investment ever effected in UK.*
  • Advice to Autostrade per I'talia (Italian listed company) regarding the takeover of Stalexport SA (Polish listed company). 
  • Advising upon cross-border merger of two listed companies, whose shares are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and NASDAQ IOMX. The transaction is currently suspended due to the market situation (name of the client and target is confidential).

* Matters handled prior to joining K&L Gates.