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Wardynski & Partners

Lukasz Szegda

Lukasz Szegda

Partner

Expertise

  • Finance (Banking & Project Finance, Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Insurance)
  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Finance (Banking & Project Finance, Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Insurance)
Chair
DealMaker Group
Member
WSG in Europe Group
Member
WSG Main Group
Member
Banking & Finance Group
Member
IBA Group
Member
Profile
Lukasz Szegda, a legal adviser, specialises in the financing of transactions, including acquisition finance, secured and structured financing, project finance, re-financing, and real estate finance. His experience includes advising lenders on major debt restructuring projects, and he has represented clients in financial litigation as well as restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. He frequently advises clients on regulatory related with securitisation, consumer credit programmes, FinTech as well as innovative financial solutions.

Lukasz is also the Chair of the Financial Innovations Subcommittee within IBA's Banking Law Committee.

Bar Admissions

Admitted in 2004 to the Bar of Legal Advisors in Warsaw, Poland

Education

- 2006: The IBA's International Practice Diploma Programme (developed by the International Bar Association and The College of Law of England and Wales) - diploma in Joint Ventures module
- 2005: The IBA's International Practice Diploma Programme - diploma in Mergers & Acquisitions module
- 2000 - 2004: Legal advisor traineeship completed in 2004 with an exam for legal advisor;
- 1995 - 2000: Faculty of Law and Administration, Degree: Master of Law (cum laude); my master thesis won the first prize in the Vontobel Foundation Competition for the best master thesis on banking, commercial and securities law in the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Warsaw University in the 1999/2000 academic year;
- 1998 - 1999: The Center for American Law Studies at the Warsaw University (in cooperation with the University of Florida);
- 1997 - 1998: The British Centre for English and European Legal Studies at the Warsaw University (in cooperation with the University of Cambridge);
Areas of Practice

Finance (Banking & Project Finance, Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Insurance) | FinTech | Infrastructure & Real Estate Development | Private Equity | Real Estate & Reprivatisation | Regulatory | Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Advised BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Santander Bank Polska, Bank Millennium and Raiffeisen Bank Polska in connection with financing of PLN 185 million to refinance debt and finance working capital of a listed Polish HR services company. Debt restructuring of the Work Service S.A. group which was awarded as 'the most complex and dynamic financial restructuring in Poland in 2018'.
Assistance in succesful recovery of EUR 525m for the trustee of defaulted bonds issued by a Polish public company.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Simmons & Simmons London Office secondment at Financial Markets Department, Banking Group

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