Marcin Chylinski is a legal advisor admitted to practice in Poland and a partner in Weil’s corporate department.
After joining Weil in 1995, he graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1998 and qualified as a legal advisor in 2002. He obtained an LL.M. in 2006 from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was also a Stone Scholar honours graduate. In the summer of 2000, he worked in Weil’s New York office. He later joined the Warsaw office of another international law firm, where he headed the capital markets department between 2006 and 2008. He subsequently returned to Weil, as a partner in the corporate department, in 2009.
Marcin specialises in public offerings of securities on Polish and international capital markets and in M&A transactions (including public tender offers for the sale of shares). He has extensive experience in leading international teams of lawyers advising investment banks and issuers on numerous international and domestic initial and secondary public offerings as well as on mergers and acquisitions.
His recent experience includes:
- The managers (i.e. Goldman Sachs International; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Morgan Stanley & Co. International; PKO Bank Polski; and DM BOS) in the largest IPO in Central and Eastern Europe through mid-year 2010, the $2.6 billion offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen (PZU).
- Banco Comercial Português S.A. on the sale of shares in Bank Millennium S.A., conducted by J.P. Morgan, constituting 15.41% of the total number of shares therein with a total value of approximately USD 321 million by way of an accelerated bookbuilding offering to domestic and international institutional investors.
- PKC Group, a Helsinki Stock Exchange listed company, on the acquisition of a wiring and controls business valued at USD 55.7 million from the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed Polish company Groclin S.A.
- Innova Capital in the purchase of shares in ATM by way of the announcement of a public tender offer.
- Abris Capital Partners in the sale of 100% of the shares in Siodemka to DPD Polska.
- Alior Bank in its offering of newly issued shares in an accelerated bookbuilding process addressed to Polish and international institutional investors.
- Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank and its subsidiary, Rabobank International Holding, in the merger of Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej and Rabobank Polska.
- Bank Zachodni WBK in amending and updating its strategic cooperation in the bancassurance business in Poland with AVIVA, including the acquisition by the Bank from AVIVA of 16% of the shares in their joint-venture bancassurance companies, BZ WBK-AVIVA Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen na Zycie and BZ WBK-AVIVA Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Ogolnych.
- Bank Zachodni WBK, Banco Santander and KBC Bank in the largest ever marketed at the time secondary public offering of a Polish company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
- Warimpex Finanz und Beteiligungs in its prospectus exempted public offering of bonds in Poland, a portion of which was offered to Warimpex’s current bondholders, in exchange for convertible bonds.
- Grupa Azoty in its acquisition of 12.2% of shares in Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) through a cash tender offer for all of the shares it didn't already own in ZAP.
- Grupa Azoty in the public offering of series D shares, which were exchanged for 73.4 % of the shares of Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (approximate value $577 million).
- Alior Bank in its $664 million initial public offering which included a secondary offering by Carlo Tassara of a part of its stake in Alior.
- Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) and Barclays Bank in the $313 million offering of euro-denominated senior secured notes by Ciech Group.
- The managers, including Credit Suisse, ING, J.P. Morgan and UniCredit in the second stage of the privatisation of Zespol Elektrowni Patnow-Adamow-Konin by way of a $212 million initial public offering and listing of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, one of Poland’s largest IPOs in 2012.
- Polish Energy Partners in the $124 million acquisition via public tender offer of 57.76% of its shares by Polenergia from Generali OFE, Pioneer Pekao Investment Management, Aviva Funds, ING OFE and other shareholders.
- Grupa Azoty in its approximately $584 million acquisition from the Polish Ministry of the State Treasury and other shareholders of 83.7% of the shares in Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) through a cash tender offer for 10.3% of ZAP’s shares and the acquisition of 73.4% of the shares in ZAP in exchange for newly issued D series shares.
- The managers in the dual-listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of shares in KRKA.
- Bank Zachodni WBK in its approximately $1.5 billion merger with Kredyt Bank.
- Grupa Azoty in its $222 million rights issue and listing of the newly issued series C shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange with proceeds used for the acquisition of 66% of the shares in another chemical company, Zaklady Chemiczne Police, by way of a public tender.
- The Ministry of State Treasury of Poland, acting as a selling shareholder, in the initial public offering of Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej.
- KRUK in its $132 million initial public offering.
- UniCredit CAIB Poland, as financial advisor to Ferro, in Ferro's private placement of series D shares to finance the acquisition of Novaservis.
- Ciech in its $156 million rights offering and listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, one of the largest rights offerings in Poland in 2010.
- The managers: Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); Morgan Stanley & Co. International; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Goldman Sachs International; PKO Bank Polski and DM BOS in the largest IPO in Central and Eastern Europe through mid-year 2010, the $2.6 billion offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen (PZU).
- Bank Millennium in its $377 million rights issue to domestic and international investors and the listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
- PKO Bank Polski in its $1.8 billion rights issue and listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
For many years Marcin Chylinski has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, PLC Which Lawyer?, Expert Guides and Best Lawyers, as well as local legal ranking of a leading Polish daily, Rzeczpospolita, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for equity capital markets, corporate law and M&A.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Marcin since 2011 in Band 1 for equity capital markets in Poland. According to the most recent report, “Marcin Chylinski receives high praise from the market. ‘He is very clever and really able to understand the context of the transaction and all the issues connected with it,’ say interviewees.”
Marcin Chylinski has been voted by his peers as one of the few leading individuals for capital markets and securities in several editions of the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita.
Marcin is fluent in English and Italian.