Marcin Chyliński is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Poland, a partner and the head of the equity capital markets practice at Baker McKenzie in Warsaw.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1998 and qualified as an attorney-at-law in 2002. He is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar honours graduate of Columbia Law School in New York, where he obtained an LL.M. in 2006. Prior to joining the Firm in April 2022, Marcin worked at another renowned global law firm for more than two decades, including 11 years as a partner, following which for two years he was a partner and head of equity capital markets practice at a Polish independent law firm founded by the partners of that global law firm after its withdrawal from Poland.
Marcin has experience in complex public and private offerings and M&A transactions (including cross-border and public transactions), as well as in general corporate law advice, including corporate governance. He has extensive experience in leading international teams of lawyers, providing legal advice to companies, financial institutions, selling shareholders, financial sponsors, strategic investors and investment banks in numerous international and domestic, initial and secondary, public and private equity offerings and M&A transactions.
For many years Marcin has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, as well as by a 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 recent reports, Marcin Chyliński is a long-standing market leader in ECM, reputed for his experience in IPOs, rights issues and equity-linked transactions. A client values him for "marrying experience with common sense and giving good advice without complicating or simplifying issues." He is lauded as an "excellent and very active lawyer". Marcin has a wealth of experience and a very good supervision strategy. He knows how to conduct a transaction and spot the key elements", clients report.
Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, has since 2016 ranked Marcin as a "Leading Individual" for capital markets. In 2023 he received the highest possible individual recommendation - "Hall of Fame". In the 2016 and 2017 editions of IFLR1000, he was ranked as a "Leading Lawyer", and since 2018 Marcin has been named a "Market Leader" for capital markets in Poland.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised Kernel Holding S.A., Ukraine’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil and a global leader in this regard, in connection with a tender offer for its shares listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange S.A., announced by its largest shareholder, Namsen Limited. The tender offer resulted in transactions totalling PLN 559.6 million.
Advised a shareholder of Mo-BRUK S.A. in the sale of tranche of the company's shares through an accelerated book-building process (ABB). The value of the shares sold was over PLN 142.3 million.
Advised Morgan Stanley as financial advisor and placement agent in connection with a USD 290 million equity private placement by Elemental Holding, a global urban mining and recycling company originating from Poland, with its headquarters in Luxembourg.
Advised shareholders of Benefit Systems S.A. in the sale of shares through an accelerated book-building process. The value of the sold shares was approx. PLN 158 million.
Advised Pepco Group N.V., a pan-European discount variety retailer in connection with the PLN 3.7 billion (USD 863 million) Rule 144A IPO and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Advised J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and IPOPEMA Securities in connection with the PLN 1.67 billion (USD 442 million) Rule 144A IPO and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Huuuge, Inc., a global producer of free-to-play games and publisher of online games for mobile devices and internet platforms.
Advised APG on its joint venture with Orange Polska which aims to have an fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) footprint that passes 2.4 million households by 2025 and also to offer wholesale access to the network. This transaction valued the joint venture at PLN 2.75 billion (USD 642 million).
Advised J.P. Morgan and UBS IB in connection with a suspended Rule 144A IPO of eObuwie.pl S.A., the largest Polish online retailer of shoes and accessories.
Advised Commerzbank AG, on its discontinued process concerning the sale of mBank S.A., the fourth largest bank in Poland.
Advised AccorHotels SA on the execution of a share sale agreement and the EUR 1.23 billion (USD 1.33 billion) public tender offer by AccorInvest SA for the sale of 100% of the shares in Orbis (the largest CEE hotel chain).
Advised AccorHotels SA in connection with the EUR 283.3 million (USD 307 million) acquisition of the light asset business from Orbis and its subsidiaries (i.e. hotel and service business activities) in six CEE jurisdictions.
Advised Enterprise Investors (financial sponsor) and Dino S.A. in connection with the PLN 1.65 billion (USD 390 million) Rule 144A IPO of Dino S.A., a leading Polish retail chain of grocery stores.
- Warsaw University
- Columbia University School of Law