Danuta Pajewskaattorney-at-law, senior counsel
Danuta Pajewska co-heads the Capital Markets & Financial Institutions practice. She handles issues related to the law of securities, capital markets and financial institutions, capital market transactions, corporate governance and compliance, particularly for public companies, and outsourcing issues.
She is involved in preparing the legal sections of prospectuses and informational memoranda for the issues of shares, bonds and structured products. She advises clients on raising funds on capital markets, acquiring significant holdings in listed companies, performance of reporting obligations connected with capital market transactions, offering of foreign securities in Poland, and regulatory aspects of the operation of financial institutions (brokerages, banks, investment funds and insurance companies), as well as the sale of financial products and outsourcing of financial services. She represents many clients in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
She became a partner at Wardyński & Partners in 2004.
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
In 1989–1990 she worked as a legal adviser at the Ministry of Finance and as an adviser to the Minister of Privatisation. Starting in 1991, she advised the chairman of the Polish Securities & Exchange Commission, subsequently becoming the director of its legal department. She co-authored the initial regulations on public trading of securities in Poland. In 1995–1999, she headed the Warsaw Stock Exchange Arbitration Court and until 2006 served as an arbitrator at the court. In 1995–1999, she worked as a legal adviser at the brokerage centre and investment fund of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA. She assisted in the privatisation of Bank Handlowy. She co-authored legal documentation for the creation and operation of Bank Handlowy’s investment fund company and the investment funds it managed. From 1999, she worked at Deloitte as a legal adviser and subsequently joined a law firm cooperating with Deloitte as the partner in charge of capital market issues.
Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
Counsel to the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK)
Judge of the Court of Arbitration of the Central Securities Depository of Poland (KDPW)
“Compliance in public companies: New challenges” (co-author), 2023 Yearbook
“Making sense of ESG, SFDR and taxonomy” (co-author), 2022 Yearbook
“The end of paper shares” (co-author), 2021 Yearbook
“Transparency between companies and shareholders: New rules” (co-author), 2020 Yearbook
“Why does a listed company need target capital?” (co-author), 2019 Yearbook
“Can foreign firms offer financial products and services in Poland?” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook
“Acquisitions in listed companies: How to handle inside information?” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook
“Protecting the interests of investment firms’ clients” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook
“Liability when using outsourcing,” 2015 Yearbook
“(R)evolution in reporting obligations of public companies” (co-author), 2015 Yearbook
“Betting against the market: Short selling and securities lending in Poland” (co-author), 2014 Yearbook
“A few words on outsourcing in Poland,” 2013 Yearbook
“Dual listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange,” 2012 Yearbook
“A well-functioning compliance division lets management sleep easier,” 2011 Yearbook
“Takeovers involving public offers,” 2011 Yearbook
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Investment funds
IFLR 1000 (2017 – 2022), Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity