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Jakub Podkowa

Jakub Podkowa

Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English

Jakub Podkowa is a legal advisor and Counsel in the Banking & Finance Department at CMS. He specialises in banking and finance, as well as corporate law. He focuses on drafting and negotiating loan documentation, including bilateral and syndicated facility agreements and security documents. He acts for both financial institutions and borrowers. Jakub has broad experience of advising clients on project financing, property acquisition and property development financing. He advises domestic and foreign financial institutions on regulatory matters such as outsourcing, bank secrecy and setting up branches and representative offices.

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Relevant experience

  • A bank on refinancing the indebtedness of shopping centres in Bielsko-Biała and Tarnów (Poland). The total amount of financing exceeds EUR 140m.
  • A bank on financing granted for the construction of a warehouse building in Lublin (Poland) with a total lease area of more than 60,000 m2.
  • Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, mBank and PKO BP on refinancing the entire indebtedness of a leading biofuels producer.
  • A leading bank on financing an office building in Warsaw (Poland) that was at the same time leased by the bank for the purposes of its registered office.
  • Aareal Bank and Erste Group Bank on a EUR 110m facility agreement, entered into inter alia between Aareal Bank as the lender and owner of the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw (Poland).
  • Banks on financing the construction of a factory in the Suwałki Special Economic Zone (Poland) with a EUR 140m investment bank loan.
  • Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski on PLN 300m financing for purchasing bonds issued by the coal mining company.
  • A bank in relation to several financing transactions concerning the development of residential projects in Pruszków, Gdańsk and Poznań (Poland), including preparing a common security structure.
  • A bank in negotiations and preparing credit facility documentation related to financing the construction of an office building and residential buildings in Warsaw (Poland). The financing amounted to approximately EUR 60m.
  • A bank on preparing financing documentation related to the acquisition of 200 premises in 23 residential buildings by way of extending a loan to an SPV.
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Education

  • 2006 - PhD studies, in Management and Finance, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw
  • 2004 - Master of Laws, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin
  • 2003 - MA, Banking & Finance, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw
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Memberships

  • 2012 - District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw
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