Arkadiusz Czekaj

Arkadiusz Czekaj

Senior Associate

Arkadiusz advises banks, private credit lenders and sponsors on a wide spectrum of leveraged finance and fund finance transactions.

His leveraged finance experience includes syndicated and private credit financings involving both top tier and mid-market sponsors. His fund finance work includes advising lenders and investment funds on complex subscription line, NAV and hybrid ‘NAV/sybscription’ fund finance transactions.

Arkadiusz has also gained a valuable local counsel experience during his work in Luxembourg office of Allen & Overy LLP which helped him to develop a holistic transactional perspective by advising clients on both English and Luxembourg law aspects of finance transactions

Industries

Experience

Representative matters

The private credit lender on a EUR1bn financing in respect of the leveraged acquisition by Permira of a German insurance company controlled by Hg Capital.

A global financial institution as a lead arranger on USD1.33bn best efforts syndication process to refinance the existing TLB for an independent energy and commodity price benchmarks provider, controlled by a leading global growth equity investor.

The private debt lenders in respect of the EUR300m refinancing of the leveraged acquisition by Blackstone of the Schenck Group, the multinational technology giant.

Brookfield on the financing for its acquisition of Greenergy Fuels Limited, the UK’s largest supplier of road fuels.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker on Venture Capital in Poland, PL+U.S. Youth Forum: “Better Together”, Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management, Warsaw, 26/10/2018

Qualifications

Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2022

Avocat, Luxembourg, 2019

Academic

Magister Juris (LL.M), University of Oxford, 2017

Master 2 – Affaires Européennes et Internationales, Université d’Orléans, 2017

Bachelor and Master in Public Administration, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, 2016

Master in Law, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, 2015

Languages

French, Polish
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.