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Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz


Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz

Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz specialises in banking and securities law.

Grzegorz has vast experience in the finance sector and for the last ten years has been voted one of Poland's leading finance lawyers by both Polish and foreign legal directories and newspapers.

  • Advised the European Investment Bank (EBI) on the debut issue of hybrid unsecured subordinated registered bonds in the amount of EUR190 million issued by Tauron Polska Energia S.A. This is the first issue of hybrid bonds of this type by a Polish entity
  • Advised Financial institutions (PKO BP S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., and PZU FIZAN BIS 1) acting as arrangers and guarantors under the bond issuance programme of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. (JSW) in a transaction involving a standstill and security arrangement as well as continued negotiations of the terms of restructuring of the bonds issued
  • Advised PFR, a Polish sovereign wealth fund, in a project where Grupa LOTOS signed deals with PFR, BGK and Bank Pekao to finance development of the B8 field in the Baltic Sea
  • Advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the granting of a term credit facility to Boryszew S.A. (listed on the WSE, one of the largest capital groups in Poland operating in the automotive, chemical, and metal sectors). The funds obtained by Boryszew S.A. will be used to finance intragroup loans to subsidiaries of Boryszew S.A., designated for financing and refinancing the subsidiaries' investment projects in China, India, and Mexico
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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
  • Office Managing Partner, Warsaw 2008 - 2018

Professional bodies

  • Member of The Warsaw Bar Association

Awards and citations

  • 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
  • Department head Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is a market-leading practitioner for banking and capital markets transactions. He is lauded by clients as a "top choice for banking matters" and is further described as "very strong and experienced." He recently advised Bank Pekao on the financing of the acquisition by a private equity fund of SMT Software for EUR36.1 million.
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Star individual Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is lauded by sources as a "legend of the market." Interviewees say he is a "true master, very calm and business-oriented." He is considered an expert in the field of banking and finance and DCM transactions. He recently assisted PKN Orlen on the establishment of four multibillion-zloty bond issuance programmes.
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Practice head Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is a top-ranked banking and finance as well as capital markets lawyer. "He is a senior partner with a very good reputation," sources say. He advised Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe on a project financing for the B8 oilfield in the Baltic Sea.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Undisputedly stellar capital markets lawyer Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is beloved by clients. One client notes: "When everyone else runs out of ideas, that's when he starts. He listens to all the parties involved and always surprises everyone with conclusions no one had thought of. He is simply a fantastic lawyer." Another client adds: "He is very calm, I can trust his advice and he organises the teamwork properly." He was the key partner in advising Deutsche Bank on Poland's multibillion-euro bond issuance programme.
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • Practice head Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz stands out for his detailed knowledge of banking and debt capital markets. He has "great knowledge and experience of Polish law," according to admiring sources.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Managing partner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz achieves star status as a highly respected debt capital markets lawyer. "He is at the top of the top; when he says something everyone listens," reports one client. He is also valued for his banking and finance expertise.
    Chamber Europe 2015
  • Sources describe managing partner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz as a "great lawyer". He focuses on banking and securities law and is praised for his vast experience in financing.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Managing partner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is singled out as one of the leading debt capital markets experts. He is regularly instructed by a number of high-profile clients, including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Energa.
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz is singled out as "one of the leading advisers in the field". Peers say: "He is an incredible lawyer". He regularly leads some of the country's largest syndicated finance deals. He is also acknowledged as one of the most experienced regulatory specialists on the scene.
    Chambers Europe 2012