Rymarz Zdort has maintained the top position it holds in the ranking for Poland compiled by Mergermarket, an Acuris company, in its Global and Regional M&A League Tables 1H21 - Legal Advisors. The law firm has been ranked in first place in the league tables in terms of number of deals and second in terms of deal value.
Furthermore, Rymarz Zdort has taken fifth place in the league table in terms of deal value in the CEE region. According to the report, in the first half of 2021, Rymarz Zdort advised on nine transactions with a total value of approximately USD 3.8 billion.
"Being recognised as a leader for outstanding M&A transactions in the latest Mergermarket league tables is a fantastic accolade for our professionalism, commitment and the hard work we do for our clients. We are delighted to have elite corporate and M&A lawyers and many talented rising stars on the Rymarz Zdort team. With such a combination, we set the standard for transactional law advice in Poland and the CEE region. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, to whom we owe our success. Their trust and cooperation in all the interesting and complex transactions we have completed together is our greatest reward" – commented Paweł Zdort, managing partner.
In the first half of 2021, Rymarz Zdort advised, among others, on transactions including the sale of Santander Bank Polska’s stake in Aviva Poland to Allianz, a deal which has been recognised as the largest transaction on the Polish insurance market to date and is also the largest M&A transaction in Poland so far this year. We advised on the sale of the controlling stake in Archicom to Echo Investment; the sale of WhitePress to RTB House; and the acquisition of a majority stake in Picodi.com by Méliuz. We would like to mention our work for APG on its joint venture with Orange Polska to build the largest independent, wholesale fibre-optic operator in Poland. Rymarz Zdort advised ProService Finteco on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Moventum sp. z o.o., the parent company of Luxembourg-based Moventum S.C.A.
Our extensive experience in transactions relating to renewable energy sources, especially offshore investments, positions us very well to advise on such projects. In the first half of 2021, we advised the Polish energy group PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna in connection with the conclusion of a joint venture agreement with Danish energy company Ørsted. We are also delighted to highlight that a joint offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea of Northland Power and PKN Orlen, in connection with which Rymarz Zdort acted as legal advisor to Northland Power, has been shortlisted for the Offshore Deal of the Year in the 2021 Wind Investment Awards.