Greenberg Traurig Ranks No. 1 in Poland Based on Value of M&A Deals in 2013

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Greenberg Traurig Ranks No. 1 in Poland Based on Value of M&A Deals in 2013

The Mergermarket 2013 M&A Trend Report published January 9, 2014 lists the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP as No. 1 in Poland league tables based on its overall monetary value of M&A deals in 2013. The report, which focuses on the market for legal services related to mergers and acquisitions, notes that Greenberg Traurig offered advice in relation to the largest M&A transactions in Poland with an aggregate value of USD6.7billion; a difference of USD5.5billion from the number two spot in the list. Based on deal count, Greenberg Traurig placed third with 11 transactions in 2013.

In addition to the Poland-specific listing, Greenberg Traurig rose to the eighth spot based on monetary value in the Central Europe and Eastern Europe region which includes Russia and Turkey. The firm is listed 14th spot based on deal count for the region.

“The Mergermarket League Tables confirm our unchallenged position in the M&A market in Poland,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, the managing partner of Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office. “They also show the growing importance of the Polish economy in Central Eastern Europe. Apart from Russia and Turkey, only Poland is present in the annual report.”

The largest M&A transactions on which Greenberg Traurig offered advice in 2013 include, the takeover of Polkomel by Cyfrowy Polsat, the takeover of BGŻ by BNP Paribas, Bank PKO BP’s takeover of Nordea Bank, the takover of the Canadian TriOil company by PKN Orlen, the sale of Wirtualna Polska portal by TP S.A., the sale of eService by Bank PKO BP, and the takeover of Zelmer by Bosch und Siemens, among others.

According to its website, Mergermarket is one of the largest and most important intelligence and news service reporting M&A transactions on a global scale. It is owned by the Financial Times Group.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2013 International Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Eastern Europe and beyond and is comprised of more than 60 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and TMT.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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