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Filip Urbaniak

Partner
+48.22.653.4212
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Filip Urbaniak is a Partner in the Warsaw office of K&L Gates. He is a corporate lawyer concentrating in Capital Markets transactions. He has advised in a number of public offerings of shares, public M&A and private offerings of debt instruments acting as issuers’, managers’ and underwriters’ counsel. He has also advised on securities law regulatory issues, corporate governance and the legal aspects of investor relations.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Filip Urbaniak was a Partner in the Warsaw office of one of the largest law firms in continental Europe and he was also the co-head of the transactional department. Previously he worked for more than 10 years in the Warsaw offices of leading US law firms. He is a qualified Polish legal advisor.

Achievements

  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, Capital Markets - Poland: 2014 (Tier 3)
  • Participation in the preparation of the public offering of the largest media holding in Poland.
  • Participation in the preparation of the issue of HYB notes by an English subsidiary of a private Polish television company.
  • Participation in the preparation of an initial public offering of a major Eastern European television company.
  • Advising on the initial public offering of a privately owned manufacturer of ceramic tiles.
  • Representation of the controlling shareholder of a Polish leading oil and gas company in its privatization through an initial public offering.
  • Participation in an initial public offering of a leading provider of media and telecommunications services in Poland effected through a global offering consisting of a public offering to the Polish investors, as well as a private international offering to institutional investors outside of Poland (the highest-value IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2006).
  • Advising on the initial public offering of LW Bogdanka S.A., the first IPO of a Polish hard coal mining company on the WSE. Value of the transaction: PLN 528 million.
  • Participation in the preparation of an initial public offering of an international upstream oil and gas exploration company, acting as underwriters' counsel. Value of the transaction: PLN 315 million.
  • Advising on the rights offerings of leading Polish banks acting as manager legal counsel. Value of the transactions respectively: PLN 1 billion and PLN 2 billion.
  • Representation of one of the largest Spanish construction companies in the acquisition of a Polish listed company, matter postponed.