Financial transactions

We focus on providing legal services in the largest structured finance transactions. We support our clients at every stage of the financing. We draft and negotiate all types of agreements related to financing and other aspects of transactions. We conduct complex legal analyses (e.g., due diligence reviews), which let us determine potential risks related to transactions. We prepare presentations for the purposes of financing institutions and legal opinions. We finalize transactions, monitor conditions precedent and establish security.

We specialize in financial transactions that are predominantly multi-faceted, one-of-a-kind and complicated, involving the participation of multiple parties, including ones involving restructuring processes, project finance and joint venture projects.

  • We advise on mergers & acquisitions of leading insurance companies in Poland.
  • We advise international financial institutions on financing and renegotiating the largest structured finance transactions in Poland.
  • We represent leading companies operating in the financial, energy, insurance, agricultural, FMCG, and biocomponent industries in negotiations with consortia of commercial banks.
  • We provide complex legal assistance to foreign banks in connection with their operations in Poland.
  • We advise high-risk funds on the projects they perform in Poland.
  • We handle the legal side of private equity transactions.
  • We advise on corporate mergers acquisitions.

Recommendations and awards

In 2012 and 2013 we were at the top of the Legal 500 ranking in the financial projects category.

In 2015 and 2016, the Corporate International Magazine recognized us as Poland’s best law firm providing services to investment funds (Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year).

In 2016 we were granted the title of the Best of the Best in Finance by Acquisition International magazine.

In 2022 and 2023, thanks to a ranking of recommendations, DMS was classified as one of 100 best law firms in Poland according to Forbes, very often recommended in the area of financial transactions and mergers & acquisitions.

  • advising renewable energy companies on the acquisition of several portfolio companies, integration with the client’s group, development work, taking part in tenders and providing further advice on various issues;
  • advising on the sale of a leading concern active on the paper market;
  • advising one of the largest foodstuff concerns in Poland on a number of takeovers of entities from the FMCG sector;
  • advising an international fund on a distressed assets investment;
  • advising on the acquisition of domestic insurance companies;
  • advising on mergers between insurance companies;
  • providing legal support to foreign high-risk funds in connection with their direct and indirect investments in Poland, including security instruments, corporate affairs and corporate governance;
  • drafting investment agreements with the participation of venture capital and private equity regarding debt and equity financing, in particular in the case of debt financing in the form of subordinated bonds;
  • providing legal advice to international financial institutions regarding a loan granted by a European bank, one of the largest loans ever granted in Poland;
  • structured finance transactions based on LMA templates and advice regarding securities;
  • providing legal advice on the preparation and service of loans granted by foreign entities to domestic financial institutions and business entities;
  • providing legal advice to leading enterprises from the agro-industrial sector in connection with negotiating a draft syndicate loan agreement and the remaining loan documentation – performing a legal assessment of the constructs adopted in the draft, in particular on the possibility of syndicating the loan principal;
  • providing legal advice on bond issues and establishing security instruments;
  • advising on the creation, from start to launch, of a London-based hedge fund, including the creation of all the entities (Lux, England, Scotland and the Cayman Islands), negotiations with all the service providers (AIFM, Custodian, prime brokerage, Tax Advisory), and creating a compliance structure;
  • advising a hedge fund on a litigation funding investment;
  • advising a Polish entrepreneur on the restructuring of his New York operations;
  • advising the majority shareholder of a solar panel installation company on the restructuring of its shareholding


C. David DeBenedetti


NY Attorney, Partner

Wojciech Barański


Legal Advisor, Partner