Konrad Werner

Radca prawny
Counsel
Practice Group: Banking & Finance

Konrad Werner is a legal advisor, counsel, and co-head of the Banking and Finance Practice of Noerr’s Warsaw office. He has 13 years of experience working for leading UK and European law firms, advising clients in various fields of banking work. His transactional background encompasses numerous real estate finance, acquisition finance and infrastructure finance transactions, including as lead coordinating counsel on large-scale cross-border deals. He participated in several securitisations and advised leading international investment banks on the enforceability in Poland of close-out netting and collateral arrangements under ISDA and EFET documentation.
Konrad has also advised on a number of high-profile transactions within the banking sector, such as bank acquisitions, mergers (including the first cross-border merger of banks involving a Polish bank), the first transformation of a branch of an EU credit institution into a domestic Polish bank, as well as the liquidation of a bank. His regulatory expertise includes areas such as banking secrecy, outsourcing, e-money, MiFID, and the operation of branches of credit institutions in Poland.
The 2018 IFLR1000 rankings list Konrad as a “Rising Star” in Banking and Real Estate Finance.

Expertise

  • Real estate, acquisition and infrastructure finance
  • Financial sector regulations
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation

Career

  • Legal studies at the University of Warsaw
  • Economic studies (Banking & Finance) at the Warsaw School of Economics
  • Experience as a lawyer with the Warsaw office of one of the leading UK and European law firms
  • Internships and secondments with a leading German insurance company, one of the largest global banks, and a leading UK law firm
  • With Noerr since 2018
  • Admitted to the Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisors

Selected Projects

  • Working on the loan documentation for a USD 1.6 billion financing of one of the largest Polish refineries
  • Advising lenders on the EUR 190 million financing of a pan-European portfolio of logistics centers (advice under Polish law and coordination of the CEE part of the transaction)
  • Advising lenders on the EUR 230 million refinancing of the acquisition of four large shopping centres located in various Polish cities
  • Advising the concessionaire on the financing of the construction of one of the stages of the A1 motorway in Poland
  • Advising a leading Polish developer on the financing of the construction of one of the largest shopping centres in Warsaw
  • Advising lenders on the debt restructuring of a portfolio of shopping centres

Distinctions

  • Ranked as “Rising Star” in Banking and Real Estate Finance (IFLR1000 2018)

Memberships

  • Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisors

Selected Publications

  • Enforcement against bank accounts – key problems, in: Rachunkowość Bankowa, 2007, No. 11
  • The operation of an EU credit institution’s Polish branch – Key issues (with Radosław Zdzieborski), in: Monitor Prawniczy, 2006, No. 21
  • The British Financial Supervision Authority as an example of an integrated financial supervisor (with Radosław Zdzieborski), in: Prawo Bankowe, 2006, No. 5
  • Registered pledges over fleets of cars, in: Gazeta Prawna, 1 March 2006