Łukasz Szegda is a legal adviser and partner who heads the banking and finance practice. He handles financing of transactions, including corporate acquisitions, real estate transactions, development projects, debt restructuring and refinancing. He has taken part in some of the largest debt restructuring projects in Poland and is a permanent adviser to Polish banks. He represents clients in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. He advises clients on regulatory issues such as cash pooling, outsourcing, securitisation and consumer credit. Mr Szegda is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, where he also completed with distinction a course of study in English and European law at the British Law Centre, and a course of study on US law at the American Law Center, a joint initiative of the University of Florida Frederic G Levin College of Law. He holds diplomas in the joint ventures and M&A modules of the IBA international practice diploma programme (developed by the International Bar Association and the College of Law of England and Wales). In 2006, he was seconded to the banking group of the London office of Simmons & Simmons.
He is the author of numerous publications on banking and finance, and co-authored Legal Risks in M&A Transactions, published by LexisNexis Polska in cooperation with Wardyński & Partners (Warsaw 2013).
He is a member of the Warsaw Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers and a member of the IBA Banking Law Committee. He joined Wardyński & Partners in 2000.