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 publication, The Legal 500, has since 2016 ranked Marcin as a "Leading Individual" for capital markets and has recommended him for M&A. In the 2016 and 2017 editions of IFLR1000, he was ranked as a "Leading Lawyer", and since 2018 he has been named a "Market Leader" for capital markets in Poland.
Representative Legal Matters
Prior to joining the Firm, Marcin advised:
- Pepco Group N.V., a pan-European discount variety retailer in connection with the PLN 3.7 billion (USD 863 mln) Rule 144A IPO and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
- J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and IPOPEMA Securities in connection with the PLN 1.67 billion (USD 442 mln) Rule 144A IPO and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Huuuge, Inc., a global producer of free-to-play games and publisher of on-line games for mobile devices and internet platforms
- 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 mln)
- 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
- Commerzbank AG, on its discontinued process concerning the sale of mBank S.A., the fourth largest bank in Poland
- 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)
- AccorHotels SA in connection with the EUR 283.3 million (USD 307 mln) acquisition of the light asset business from Orbis and its subsidiaries (i.e. hotel and service business activities) in six CEE jurisdictions
- Enterprise Investors (financial sponsor) and Dino S.A. in connection with the PLN 1.65 billion (USD 390 mln) Rule 144A IPO of Dino S.A., a leading Polish retail chain of grocery stores
- J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS IB in connection with the USD 1.1 billion Rule 144A IPO of Play, the third largest mobile network in Poland and one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in Europe
- Raiffeisen Bank International on its dual track process concerning the sale of Raiffeisen Bank Polska
- Echo Investment, the largest Polish developer, in connection with its USD 100 million public bond issuance program.
- Warsaw University
- Columbia University School of Law