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Adam Stopyra

Partner
+48.22.653.4221
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Adam Stopyra is an advocate and partner at K&L Gates in Warsaw. He is an experienced banking lawyer concentrates in regulatory issues, derivatives and securitization. His practice is also focused on advising in receivables trading, investment funds and payment services. He has advised on various M&A transactions in the banking sector, as well as on opening branches of foreign banks or investment firms in Poland. He has numerous times represented banks and other financial institutions in administrative proceedings at the PFSA (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego). He is focused in the field of mortgage lending and covered bonds and financial instruments. He advised the largest banks in Poland in the process of establishing and building mortgage banks. He also advised in many resolution transactions regarding cooperative financial sector.

Has experience in implementing EU regulations such as EMIR, CRD IV, MiFID, UCITS, BRRD, and AMLD.

Professional Background

Prior to starting cooperation with K&L Gates, Adam Stopyra was a Head of Regulatory Practice at the CMS. Previously, he worked at the Warsaw office of White & Case and the Risk Management Department of Raiffeisen Bank.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, District Council of Advocates in Warsaw
  • Advising ING Bank in the process of acquisition of another entity from the financial sector.
  • Advising ING Bank in preparation and negotiations portfolio insurance agreements the residential mortgage portfolio.
  • Advising PKO BP in the obtaining of unfunded credit protection eligible under CRR as a credit risk transfer instrument.
  • Advising Hoist Cyprus in the process of acquisition of sizable investment funds in Poland Advising one of the largest retail banks in Poland in the process of establishing a mortgage bank.
  • Advising PKO BP in the process of issuing subordinated bonds in the amount of PLN 1.7 billion.
  • Advising one of the largest banks in Poland in the feasibility study of the RMBS transaction on EUR denominated mortgage receivables.
  • Advising Hoist Finance on acquisition of Vanquis Bank (branch in Poland).
  • Advising PKO BP in connection with acquisition of SKOK Wesoła, and representing PKO BP against Polish Resolution Authority (Bankowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny) in this respect.
  • Advising the Polish Development Fund in developing the legal framework of the PFR Group and in the area of various regulatory issues, including an drafting and negotiating of outsourcing agreement with Polish development Bank.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank Polska on regulatory issues, including those related to benchmarks regulations.
  • Representing Deutsche Bank Polska in litigation proceeding related to the CHF denominated mortgage receivables.
  • Advising Hoist Finance in connection with the takeover of an organized part of the enterprise of Bank BPH SA.
  • Advising in implementation of the EMIR at mBank SA and PKO BP together with preparation of all necessary legal documentation.
  • Advising PKO Bank Hipoteczny on transfer of mortgage portfolio and its outsourcing together with preparation of comprehensive legal documentation.
  • Advising mBank and mHipoteczny on transfer of mortgage portfolio and its outsourcing together with preparation of comprehensive legal documentation.