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Irena Floras-Goode

Irena Floras-Goode


Irena Floras-Goode

Irena Floras-Goode specialises in various types of financing, including project finance, asset finance and acquisition finance.

She has advised a large number of corporate enterprises, Polish and foreign financial investors and Polish and foreign banks on financing acquisitions of assets and companies (including LBO transactions), project finance transactions and issues of securities, as well as on various banking products. She also has experience assisting foreign lessors on a number of transactions concerning sale and lease-back of aircraft as well as investments in the energy and renewables sectors.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Warsaw (English and European Law conducted by Cambridge University, Centre for English and European Legal Studies) 2000
  • University of Warsaw (LLM) 2001
  • University of Warsaw (American Law) 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2001
  • University of Warsaw (European Union Law) 2004
  • Stetson University College of Law (LLM) 2006
  • Admitted as an advocate (adwokat) in Poland 2020
  • Partner since May 2023

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Kielce Bar Association (ORA w Kielcach)

Awards and citations

  • Irena Floras-Goode advises banks and corporates on a range of financing matters. "She's focused on commercial issues. She is nice to work with," a source says.
    Chambers Global 2022: Banking & Finance – Poland
    Chambers Europe 2022: Banking & Finance – Poland

  • Irena Floras-Goode is an experienced finance lawyer with a track record of advising both banks and companies.
    Chambers Europe 2021: Banking & Finance - Poland
  • Irena Floras-Goode regularly represents energy companies as well as domestic banks in project financings, sometimes of a multi-jurisdictional scope. Her meticulous style is cited by interviewees, with one singling out her "great attention to detail."
    Chambers Europe 2020: Banking & Finance – Poland
  • Irena Floras-Goode advises both domestic and international clients, and is best recognised for her expertise in project finance. Her clientele spans the energy and infrastructure sectors. "She is very committed, diligent and listens to others and their proposals," says one impressed client, before going on to note: "She always makes sure the client is aware of risks."
    Chambers Global 2019, Banking & Finance - Poland
  • Irena Floras-Goode moves up the rankings due to excellent feedback and a strong market presence. Commentators praise her calm approach, efficiency and business acumen, describing her as "poised and effective in negotiations" and "very good on technical details." She is experienced in project finance and acquisition finance transactions and recently advised Bank Zachodni WBK on its PLN130 million loan to AASA Polska.
    Chambers Global 2018, Banking & Finance - Poland