Tomasz Zak | Warsaw | Hogan Lovells

Tomasz Zak

Counsel Corporate & Finance

Languages

English, Polish

Zak Tomasz

Tomasz Zak
Zak Tomasz
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"Tomasz Zak has been a trusted adviser to our firm on a number of matters over the years. Direct, commercial and a good communicator. "

Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

As a counsel heading our Corporate and M&A department of the Warsaw office, Tomasz Zak focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on M&A, Private Equity, and commercial contracts. He brings extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, reorganizations, corporate governance, and directors' liability. Widely recognized as an authority with an excellent legal mind, Tomasz advises not only on a spectrum of domestic and international issues in industries as diverse as media and entertainment and financial institutions, but also anticipates and helps clients solving a range of cutting-edge challenges.

Being particularly business oriented, Tomasz brings not only a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role but vision as well - with the ability to 'think around corners' and see what's ahead. He understands and solves the problem before it becomes a problem and delivers clear and practical advice helping clients to stay on top of their risks and opportunities. Tomasz also gives lectures at MBA studies and seminars on business law, and co-authored two books on directors' liability.

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"Excellent knowledge of insurance, banking, bancassurance, M&A, more than a standard engagement in projects, thinking about business consequences and underlining this to the project very clearly."

Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Representative experience

Advising Polish Investments for Development on PPP regarding modernization of Jagiellonian University's Collegium Medicum student hostels.

Advising Nordea PTE on disposal of fund to Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne PZU S.A. (PZU Group), first disposal of voluntary pension fund on Polish market.

Polish law advice to Vue Entertainment on acquisition of Multikino Group (network of cinemas in Poland and Baltics).

Advising ALDO Group/Nezri Management Ltd. (ALDO's global distributor) on purchase of Polish subsidiary of Ultimate Fashion (EMF Group company) operating ALDO Stores in Poland.

Advising BMP Media Holdings LLC (Brant Publication's Group) on investment in ARTNEWS S.A. (a Polish joint-stock company), creating influential print and digital publisher.

Advising consortium of investors on equity investment in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE).

Advising mBank S.A. on transaction of sale of its property and casualty insurance business BRE Insurance to Avanssur (subsidiary of AXA S.A.).

Credentials

Education
  • Judge's Apprenticeship, District Court for Warsaw, 2005
  • MA International Business Law, Central European University, 2004
  • Post-graduate studies in international business and European law, Asser Institute, the Hague, 2003
  • M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2000
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Poland
Memberships
  • The Warsaw Bar Association

Recognition

Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Poland, Recommended

Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2023