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Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz

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Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz specialises in debt capital markets and financial regulatory.

During his career Grzegorz has been involved in the majority of pioneering issuances on the Polish market setting a precedent for future financing transactions, such as the first issue of mortgage-backed securities and revenue bonds in Poland. In recent years, he has advised both the issuers and the arrangers of the largest issuance programmes, involving the issue of Eurobonds and domestic bonds by the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland, corporations or local government units. His expertise also covers regulatory matters connected with the conduct of banking activity, licensing and regulatory capital.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Warsaw (LLM) 1988
  • University College London, (LLM, International Business Law) 1994
  • Admitted as an advocate (adwokat) in Poland 1995
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1996
  • Partner since 2000

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Warsaw Bar Association (ORA w Warszawie)

Awards and citations

  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is a market-leading practitioner with significant expertise in handling a broad range of financing matters. He advises on corporate lending matters as well as debt recovery issues. "He's a well-recognised figure in banking and finance," a source says.
    Chambers Europe 2022: Banking & Finance – Poland
  • Stellar practitioner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is well versed in the full range of DCM transactions for financial services clients, handling a variety of bond issuances including securitisations. "He is the most experienced DCM lawyer in Poland," a source affirms.
    Chambers Global 2022: Capital Markets – Poland
    Chambers Europe 2022: Capital Markets – Poland

  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is well versed in the full range of DCM transactions for financial services clients, handling a variety of bond issuances including foreign issuance of mortgage bonds and securitisations. A client notes: "He is very persuasive, with a calm approach, and a very good negotiator," further remarking that he "always has very good ideas."
    Chambers Europe 2021: Capital Markets – Poland
  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz stands out for his broad and in-depth experience in handling a variety of mandates. He offers strategic advice on large corporate lending, primarily representing the banks, including European developmental banks investing in Polish corporates. He is also highly respected for his experience handling debt recovery." He is a leading authority when it comes to advising on debt, both senior and junior debt," a source says.
    Chambers Europe 2021: Banking & Finance – Poland
  • One of the best-respected finance lawyers in Warsaw Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz advises on high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional project financings in Poland as well as Central and Eastern Europe and is reputed for his regulatory knowledge. Commentators praise him for his in-depth approach, one asserting: "If he says something I always know this is deeply considered."
    Chambers Europe 2020: Banking & Finance – Poland
  • Star individual Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is well placed to represent blue-chip financial institutions in high-value, cross-border bond issuances. Sources emphasise his ease in handling DCM matters, one saying: "He is a very experienced lawyer with very deep knowledge."
    Chambers Europe 2020: Capital Markets – Poland
  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz remains one of the leading figures for banking and finance matters. He advises domestic and international financial institutions on high-value debt refinancings and project finance mandates. He is also well regarded for his regulatory expertise. Market sources praise his "grip on the details."
    Chambers Global 2019, Banking & Finance - Poland
  • Star individual Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz retains his position as one of the leading DCM practitioners, with sources praising his longevity and expertise. He assisted the arrangers, HSBC, Société Générale and BNP Paribas, with the issuance of Eurobonds by state-owned Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego valued at EUR1 billion.
    Chambers Global 2019, Capital Markets: Debt - Poland
  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is one of the leading practitioners in banking and finance as well as capital markets. He has vast experience leading on some of the biggest financing transactions in the Polish market, with one source referring to him as "absolutely top of the top." He also advises on regulatory matters. He led the team assisting Polski Fundusz Rozwoju with a high-value refinancing of Lotos Petrobaltic's B8 oil and gas field exploitation.
    Chambers Global 2018, Banking & Finance - Poland
  • Star individual Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is one of the leading experts in general financing as well as DCM transactions. He recently co-led the team representing Deutsche Bank as an arranger in the issuance of EUR60 billion in bonds by the Republic of Poland on the European market under its EMTN programme. A source especially appreciates his "deep experience and friendly attitude to the other side."
    Chambers Global 2018, Capital Markets Debt - Poland