Lejb Fogelman


Lejb Fogelman is a senior partner. His practice centers on international business transactions in Poland, including private equity, privatization, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, financings, public offerings and M&A. Lejb Fogelman is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the acquisition of a 70% share in Polbank EFG.
  • Represented RPG Partners/Bakala Crossroads in the proposed acquisition of Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Adamów S.A., Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Konin w Kleczewie S.A. and ZE PAK S.A. from the Polish State Treasury.
  • Represented RWE and EDF in the proposed acquisition of ENEA S.A. shares from the State Treasury in the privatization process.
  • Represented BNP Paribas in connection with the proposed acquisition of BZ WBK S.A.
  • Represented AIG in the merger of its Polish consumer finance business into Santander’s Polish bank.
  • Represented Fortis Bank Polska S.A. in connection with the takeover of banking assets of BNP Paribas Polish Branch.
  • Represented BRE Bank S.A. in its PLN 2 bn rights issue.
  • Advised and represented UniCredit in negotiations with the Polish government and in proceedings before the Polish Banking Supervisory Commission concerning the merger of Bank BPH into Bank Pekao, as well as in the spin off of assets from Bank BPH to Bank Pekao and the sale of BPH to GE Money Bank.
  • Represented multinational companies in a wide variety of transactions and dealings with the Polish Government.
  • Advised major Polish companies and the Polish Government on privatization, financings, public offerings, restructuring and regulatory issues.
  • Represented several leading private equity clients in a variety of transactions in Poland.
  • Advised and negotiated on behalf of Lockheed Martin on its $3.5 bn sale and financing of 48 F 16 multi role combat jets to the Polish Government and the related $6 bn offset contract.
  • Represented several leading multinational corporations in acquisitions of Polish companies, including those in the banking and financial sector, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, retail, real estate, construction, mining, energy, telecommunications, health and chemicals.
  • Represented clients in several pioneering capital markets transactions in Poland, including the first takeover of a publicly held company, first delisting of a publicly held company and an IPO combined with a merger of publicly held companies.
  • Represented major Polish banks and other financial institutions in connection with GDR issuances, listings on the Warsaw and London Stock Exchanges and IPOs.
  • Advised clients on most of the major mergers of financial institutions in Poland.
  • Advised clients on restructuring of capital groups.
  • Represented numerous clients in privatization matters, including the privatization of the largest Polish mining enterprise, Poland’s telecom operator, and several large Polish banks and financial, industrial and service enterprises for Citibank, Allied Irish Banks, ABB Daimler Benz, GE Aircraft Engines, Tractebel S.A., PLL LOT S.A., Accor Group, PepsiCo, Inc. and US Steel Corp.

Awards and Recognition

  • IFLR 1000: leading lawyer in M&A (2008-2011)
  • Chambers Global: Senior Statesman in Corporate/M&A (2010-2011), leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A (2003-2009)
  • Chambers Europe: Senior Statesman: Private Equity (2009-2011), Corporate/M&A (2010-2011), Capital Markets (2008), leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A (2007-2009), leading lawyer in Capital Markets (2007)
  • EMEA Legal 500: listed in Corporate/M&A (2008-2011)
  • PLC: Private Equity: recommended in private equity (2008)


  • Harvard Law School, 1981, J.D.
  • Columbia University, 1975, M.A. 1975; M.Phil
  • University of Paris, Sorbonne, 1972, Cert.
  • State University of New York, 1972, B.A.
  • Moscow University, 1977-1978, Fulbright IREX Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian
  • French