Tomasz Kawczynski


Tomasz specialises in banking and finance transactions, focusing on project finance and other structured financings. 
Tomasz also has a wealth of experience advising on leveraged finance transactions and has advised on a number of bilateral and syndicated, secured and unsecured non-structured loans, as well as distressed restructurings.


Representative matters

Polenergia S.A. on a cooperation agreement with the IFC to co-finance H2Hub - a hydrogen production plant development project, including two refuelling stations and accompanying infrastructure.

A group of pan-European and Polish lenders on a USD1.285bn financing for the development of FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) infrastructure in Poland by Polski Światłowód Otwarty (a JV formed by P4 (Polish subsidiary of Iliad) and InfraVia).

A group of financial institutions as mandated lead arrangers and underwriters, and Crédit Agricole Bank Polska and ING Bank Śląski as original lenders on a new credit facility as original lenders on a new credit facility agreement amounting to PLN5.5bn for P4 to partially finance the acquisition of shares in UPC Polska.

PFR (Polish Development Fund) in connection with the implementation of a government financial support program for enterprises called "PFR Financial Shield for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises", following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tomasz Kawczyński is very good in terms of soft skills, negotiations and communication and has extensive experience in everything connected to private equity and financing.
Chambers Global, 2024
Tomasz Kawczyński is a market-leading lawyer who has extensive expertise in advising both domestic and international clients on a range of acquisition matters as well as project finance and complex loan agreements.
Chambers Europe, 2023


  • Band 1 Banking & Finance Lawyer in Poland, Chambers Global, 2024 
  • Hall of Fame, Legal 500, 2023 (Banking and Finance) 
  • Band 1 Banking & Finance Lawyer in Poland, Chambers Europe, 2023 
  • Market Leader in Poland in Banking & Finance and Project Finance, IFLR1000 2023



Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 2005 (Attorney-at-law)


MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdansk, 1997


English, Polish
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