Łukasz Szegda

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Łukasz Szegda

attorney-at-law, partner
Partner heading the Banking & Project Finance practice

Łukasz Szegda handles financing of transactions, including corporate acquisitions, real estate transactions, development projects, and refinancing of debt.

He has taken part in some of the largest debt restructuring projects in Poland, and is a regular adviser to Polish banks. He represents clients in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. He advises on cash-pooling transactions, sales of claims and securitisation. He regularly conducts training on LMA documentation and restructuring of debt.

He joined Wardyński & Partners in 2000.

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, where he also completed with distinction a course of study in English and European law at the British Law Centre, and a course of study on US law at the American Law Center, a joint initiative of the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law.

He holds diplomas in the joint ventures and M&A modules of the IBA International Practice Diploma Programme (developed by the International Bar Association and the College of Law of England and Wales). In 2006, he was seconded to the banking group of the London office of Simmons & Simmons.

Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

Banking Law Committee, International Bar Association

Banking, Finance & Regulatory Group, LexMundi

Loan Market Association

Polish Association of Restructuring Practitioners (SPR)

Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK)

“How is the world shaping the financial innovation industry?” (co-author), Business Law International Vol 24 No 2 May 2023

“What does blockchain have to do with planting forests? The shared path of FinTech and ESG” (co-author), 2022 Yearbook

“#SustainableFinance: How to cut financing costs while supporting sustainable growth” (co-author), 2020 Yearbook

“Good credit for bad debts” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook

“From creditor to owner: Taking title to pledged shares in public companies” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook

The real estate M&A and private equity review, Law Business Research Ltd 2016 (co-author of chapter on Polish real estate transactions)

“Financing documentation under the new Restructuring Law and Bankruptcy Law” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook

“Effective debt restructuring outside bankruptcy,” 2013 Yearbook

“Parallel debt in Polish legal practice” (co-author), 2012 Yearbook

The Legal 500 EMEA (2019 – 2024), Banking & Finance

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024, Restructuring/Insolvency (leading inndividuals)

The Legal 500 EMEA (2021– 2024), Restructuring/Insolvency

Chambers Europe (2023 – 2024), Restructuring/Insolvency

Chambers Europe (2016 – 2024), Banking & Finance

Chambers Global (2016 – 2024), Banking & Finance

IFLR1000 (2017 – 2023), Banking (Highly regarded)