Bartosz Merczynski


Bartosz has over 20 years of experience in restructuring and insolvency. He has played a prominent role in many of the largest and most complex restructuring and bankruptcy cases in Poland.
His work involves both in- and out-of-court restructurings of distressed businesses on behalf of a diverse range of clients. He is repeatedly retained by banks and other major secured creditors and bondholders. He regularly represents financial institutions acquiring control positions in financially distressed companies. Bartosz also acts for investors seeking to provide new money financing or to acquire the assets or businesses of financially troubled companies. In addition to his work for creditors and investors, Bartosz has extensive experience in acting for sponsors across various sectors and jurisdictions, helping them to protect and enhance their interests in restructuring and insolvency scenarios. He assists sponsors with negotiating and implementing debt restructuring plans, providing equity injections, securing new financing sources and facilitating asset sales or business transfers.
Excellent practitioner Bartosz Merczyński is held in high esteem for his strength in handling distressed M&A transactions, court restructurings and insolvency proceedings. He is often seen on cross-border mandates, acting for creditors and borrowers alike.
Chambers Europe, 2023


  • Band 1 Restructuring/Insolvency Lawyer in Poland, Chambers Europe, 2023
  • Leading individual in Restructuring and Insolvency in Poland, Legal 500, 2023
  • Key lawyer in Dispute Resolution practice, Legal 500, 2023



Licensed restructuring adviser, 2015

Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 2010 (Attorney-at-law)

Bankruptcy receiver and trustee, 2004


PhD, Cross-border Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law, Institute of Law at the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010

Post-graduate studies in Bankruptcy Law and Debt Restructuring, European High School of Law and Administration in Warsaw, 2004

MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 2002


English, Polish
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.