Krystian Czerniecki is a partner in the General Practice Group. He is based in Paris and divides his time between the Paris and Frankfurt offices. His languages include French, German and Portuguese.
Mr. Czerniecki has broad experience in equity and debt capital markets transactions, including U.S.-registered and Rule 144A or other exempt offerings. His practice also involves public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions.
His equity capital markets experience includes representing the issuer in the first IPO under the EU Prospective Directive in Germany in 2005. Since that time Mr. Czerniecki has advised on more than 25 equity offerings under the Prospective Directive, including IPOs and rights offerings in Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands, among other countries. He has also advised on numerous equity offerings in Switzerland. The offerings on which he has advised include the largest IPO in France in 2009, the largest IPO in Germany in each of 2007 and 2006 and the largest IPO to date in Austria and involved companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, alternative asset management, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, construction, port operations and logistics, engine and drive system manufacturing, alternative energy, telecommunications and real estate, among others.
Mr. Czerniecki also has broad debt capital markets experience. He represents KfW, Rentenbank and Council of Europe Development Bank on their U.S. registered shelf programs and has acted for a variety of sovereign issuers, including Portugal and Greece, or their underwriters, in connection with registered global bond and MTN programs. Among other corporate issuers, Mr. Czerniecki represents Total (crude petroleum and natural gas) on its U.S. registered shelf program and EDF (utilities) on its Rule 144A global bond offerings. His other debt work has included acting for the underwriters in high yield bond offerings by NTL (cable), Jenoptik (facilities engineering, photonics) and Vivendi Universal (telecommunications, media, entertainment) as well as in numerous global debt offerings by Deutsche Telekom (telecommunications).
Mr. Czerniecki has extensive experience advising corporate and private equity clients and their financial advisers in M&A and private equity transactions in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, accounting, waste management, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, among others. These transactions have included cross border tender offers, including going private transactions, for targets situated in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the UK and Ireland, by German, French, Swiss and U.S. buyers, among others. They have also included negotiated transactions for both private equity and industrial clients.
He also regularly advises SEC registrants on U.S. securities and corporate governance requirements, and investment banking clients on securities trading matters.