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Andrzej Stosio

Andrzej Stosio

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Partner
Andrzej Stosio

Andrzej Stosio specialises in capital markets and banking, from both a transactional and regulatory perspective.

Andrzej has advised a number of international as well as Polish financial institutions and Polish corporate on various types of financing, such as refinancing packages and complex debt restructurings. Andrzej also advises on derivatives-related matters.

  • Advised the TDJ Group in the Kopex Group's debt restructuring . The signing of the restructuring documents was the last condition precedent to the TDJ Group's acquiring the majority of the shares in Kopex S.A. According to the media, the TDJ Group's acquisition of control over the Kopex Group crowns the largest acquisition in the machine manufacturing sector in Poland
  • Advised Advent International on the PLN 410 million refinancing of its portfolio company, Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne S.A. (WSiP), the largest Polish educational publisher by ING Bank Śląski S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. and Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.
  • Advised Arctic Paper S.A. (a leading European paper producer listed on the WSE) on its refinancing by a combination of senior loan facilities in the amounts of up to PLN 31.5 million and EUR 52.4 million provided by Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. and EBRD and bonds in the amount of PLN 100 million issued under the bonds issue programme arranged for by Haitong Bank S.A. Oddział w Polsce
  • Advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (BZ WBK) and ING BANK ŚLĄSKI S.A. (ING) on the financing for the acquisition of assets of the company Krośnieńskie Huty Szkła "KROSNO" S.A. (KROSNO S.A. glassworks) in liquidation bankruptcy by Krosno Glass sp. z o.o. from Warsaw, a company set up by Coast2Coast Capital (Coast2Coast), an investment fund from the Republic of South Africa

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Bonn (German and European Law) 1997
  • University of Warsaw (LLB) 1999
  • Admitted as an advocate (adwokat) in Poland 2004
  • Associate at Norton Rose, Warsaw 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2008
  • Partner since 2012

Professional bodies

  • Member of The Warsaw Bar Association

Awards and citations

  • Market sources are full of praise for Andrzej Stosio , describing him as "flexible" and a "problem solver." One interviewee hails him as "very creative for the benefit of the client." He is a highly skilled finance practitioner with further expertise in banking regulatory issues. He regularly advises on the firm's key financing mandates.
    Chambers Global 2019, Banking & Finance - Poland
  • Andrzej Stosio has a wealth of experience in advising banking and finance clients on debt restructuring, financing and refinancing matters. He is characterised by clients as "having broad knowledge and great experience, supported by his very deal-oriented approach."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Restructuring/Insolvency - Poland
  • Clients describe Andrzej Stosio as a "business-oriented lawyer" with a "high technical knowledge." He heads the derivatives practice at the firm, and is also noted for his experience in securitisation transactions.
  • Chambers Global 2019, Capital Markets: Debt - Poland
  • Andrzej Stosio is a highly esteemed lawyer recognised for his active involvement in major financing transactions and refinancing mandates, recently advising a consortium of banks on its EUR220 million credit facility agreement with Synthos. He is also noted for his regulatory expertise, with commentators commending his know-how regarding derivatives. One source states: "I would recommend him to any borrower who needs a strong negotiator to protect their interests," while others praise his client service skills and extensive experience.
    Chambers Global 2018, Banking & Finance- Poland
  • Head of the derivatives group Andrzej Stosio has significant experience in the debt instrument market and in-depth knowledge of securitisation and derivatives. He recently co-led the team representing Arctic Paper in the refinancing of the group's existing indebtedness to BZWBK, Pekao and mBank, with the aid of a combination of credit facilities and bonds.
    Chambers Global 2018, Capital Markets Debt- Poland
  • Andrzej Stosio is a financing regulatory and debt capital markets specialist who advises financial institutions and companies on various types of financing and derivative-related matters. He acted for banks and bondholders on a PLN2 billion restructuring of Polimex-Mostostal's debt. Sources deem him "dynamic and creative."
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Clients praise Andrzej Stosio as "commercial and creative," adding that "he suggests balanced solutions that solve problems." Another interviewee appreciates that he is a "calm negotiator who knows how to put forward arguments." He recently assisted Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas and Bank Millennium with the financing of an oncology hospital in Radom and the refinancing of Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii's debt.
    Chambers Europe 2017 
  • Head of the derivatives group Andrzej Stosio has significant experience in the debt instrument market and in-depth knowledge of securitisation and derivatives. "His strength is that he is commercial and creative and suggests balanced solutions that will solve problems," a client says. He recently advised Bank Zachodni on its certificates of deposit issue programme valued at PLN3 billion.
    Chambers Europe 2017 
  • Andrzej Stosio is well regarded for finance and banking regulatory as well as restructuring and debt capital markets expertise. Clients say he has "a very practical approach, which helps with going smoothly through the process. He is also good at managing the counterparty's expectations." He recently advised Windflower Poland on its very significant refinancing of three wind farms provided by FM Bank PBP.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Andrzej Stosio is highly regarded for his expertise in derivatives and Eurobonds. He also advises on general banking and financial restructuring issues. He represents PGE Polska Grupa in its large-value EMTN programme.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Andrzej Stosio is a finance lawyer with particular strength in bank refinancing matters. Clients praise him as a "high-quality, experienced and pragmatic" lawyer. He led the team advising the banks and several bondholders on the complex debt restructuring of Polimex-Mostostal.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Andrzej Stosio is "flexible in finding solutions," according to one client. He has a broad practice covering financing transactions, restructuring, capital markets and derivatives. He also assists with related regulatory matters.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Andrzej Stosio is valued for his impressive organisational skills when it comes to complex restructurings involving many parties. He also advises on financing transactions and regulatory matters.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Andrzej Stosio "has extensive knowledge of structuring bond deals," and advised BNP Paribas on various structured debt securities. His practice also covers debt restructuring, derivatives and regulatory matters.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Andrzej Stosio specialises in financial regulatory and is recognised in the areas of capital markets and restructuring and insolvency.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Market sources value Andrzej Stosio for his balanced approach in negotiations, as well as his broad practice covering restructuring and insolvency, debt capital markets and regulatory advice in the financial sector.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Andrzej Stosio enjoys a considerable reputation for his activity in capital markets, and is noted for his focus on derivatives.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Andrzej Stosio is applauded by market sources for his expertise in financial regulatory matters. Recently he advised Ciech on a complex debt and restructuring transaction. … a renowned debt capital markets practitioner. Clients appreciate how "he understands the business not just the law"… he is praised for his "flexible and open approach."
    Chambers Europe 2013