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New Banking/Finance Head at WKB

New Banking/Finance Head at WKB

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On October 1, 2016 WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr appointed a new Partner: Marcin Smolarek, who will be responsible for the firm’s Banking and Finance practice.

Smolarek specializes in project finance, lending, debt restructuring, distressed debt, and financial litigation. WKB describes him as "an expert in securitization and secondary market," says that "he provides legal advice on investment funding, LBO and REF and construction investment," and reports that "he also has wide hands-on experience in debt restructuring, which he gained when advising on large projects that involved restructuring Polish issuers’ bonds, listed companies in the energy sector and real estate loans."

"We are constantly increasing our team of expert and experienced lawyers, who perfectly understand the business environment in which our clients work," said WKB Managing Partner Jerzy Baehr. "We are pleased to welcome Marcin Smolarek and we firmly believe that his knowledge and experience will enhance our development with respect to the financial projects."

Strengthening the Banking and Finance team is yet another stage of the firm’s development," Baehr added.