Rafał Stroiński


rafal.stroinski  at  uw.edu.pl

Rafal Stroinski holds a Ph.D. in law from Warsaw University Law School, an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, a master's honours degree from Warsaw University Law School and a master's degree in Iberian Studies from Warsaw University. He is admitted in New York State as Attorney and Counsellor at Law.

Rafal Stroinski is an Associate Professor at Warsaw University Law School. His research focuses on Law and Economics and Comparative Law. Rafal Stroinski is the author of "The Business Enterprise - its Legal Character and Transfer in US, French and Polish Law" (C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2003), a chapter "Introduction to Law and Economics" contained in "Economics not only for Lawyers" (Wyd. Pr. LexisNexis, Warsaw 2003) and numerous law journal publications on corporate law and law and economics in Poland. During 2005-2006 Rafal Stroinski will be staying at Stanford Law School as a Visiting Scholar, following his receipt of the Fulbright Senior Grant and an award from the Polish Science Foundation to carry out his research.

Rafal Stroinski has nine years of experience in the practice of law working initially with Clifford Chance and then CMS Cameron McKenna in Warsaw. He has been listed in "Chambers Global - the World's Leading Lawyers for Business" (2004-2005 edition) as one of the leading lawyers in the Corporate and M&A practice in Poland.

He advised clients on corporate governance and foreign investments including private equity transactions. His experience includes:

  • advising on the exit of Poland's largest private investor from an investment in Poland's national telecom operator listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
  • advising a Dutch/Portuguese insurance company on its dispute with the Polish State Treasury;
  • advising Management Board members and shareholders of Polish corporations on tactics in defence against hostile takeover attempts and shareholder disputes;
  • advising a Swiss food manufacturer on a squeeze-out of minority shareholders;
  • advising on a cross-border merger of Poland's and Hungary's largest oil companies (transaction aborted);
  • advising a major Polish private TV station on a re-purchase of a news channel subsidiary;
  • advising a major US private equity fund on the purchase of a Polish do-it-yourself supermarket chain
  • managing a team of lawyers on the due diligence of Poland's largest oil and gas exploitation (Baltic sea) company;
  • advising a Swiss food manufacturer on a merger of its Polish subsidiaries;
  • advising a major Polish book distributor on its bid for a privatised state-owned company;
  • working in team advising on the privatisation of Poland's largest copper manufacturer and its GDR and ADR listings on the London and New York Stock Exchanges.

Rafal Stroinski is a member of the American Bar Association (member of Business Law and International Law sections of the American Bar Association), the European Association of Law and Economics, the Polish Private Equity Association (member of Corporate Governance Committee and SME Financing and Innovation Committee). He also holds an expert position at the Sobieski Institute (think-tank).

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