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Artur Kloc

Senior Associate
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Artur Kloc is an advocate and senior associate in Capital Markets department in the Warsaw office of K&L Gates focusing his practice on commercial transactions. He specializes in advising private and public companies on legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity, tender offers, as well as private equity and venture capital transactions. Artur Kloc advises also on corporate law as well as stock exchange and securities law compliance matters. In addition to the core areas of his practice, he participated in several projects regarding banking finance and financial restructuring.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates Artur Kloc gained experience working as an associate for renowned domestic and international law firms in Poland. In 2008 Artur Kloc completed the annual study program of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the framework of Socrates Erasmus (Law Faculty).

Capital Markets

  • Advising on issuance, private offering and applying for admission to trading on Catalyst of bonds of a value of up to PLN 50 million by OT Logistics S.A., a Polish logistics company.
  • Advising on legal matters relating to public tender offer, squeeze-out and delisting of shares of Telforceone S.A. – a telecommunication company listed on the regulated market of the WSE.
  • Legal advice to Victoria Dom S.A. – a residential developer, in connection with establishment of the bonds issuance program worth PLN 50 million, public offerings of bonds within the program and their listing on Catalyst.
  • Representing TXM S.A. – the owner of 400 discount shops located in Poland and abroad, offering textile products, in connection with a public offering, admission and introduction to trading on the regulated market operated by the WSE of its shares.
  • Advising on approval of an issue prospectus by the Polish Financial Supervision Commission and admission of shares of Vivid Games S.A., a developer and publisher of mobile games for smartphones and tablets, to trading on the regulated market of the WSE.
  • Legal advice regarding public offering, admission and introduction to trading on the regulated market operated by the WSE of shares of Auto Partner S.A. - an importer and distributor of spare parts for cars and trucks.
  • Advising on establishment of the bonds issuance program worth PLN 70 million and issuance of bonds under the program for Medicalgorithmics S.A. - a provider of system solutions and algorithmic diagnostics in cardiology.
  • Advising managers in connection with a privatization and PLN 1.42 billion initial public offering of PKP CARGO S.A. (the first successful IPO of an EU-based rail freight operator).
  • Representing ENERGA S.A. in connection with establishment of its PLN 4 billion bonds program, as well as first issue of bonds under the program together with their listing on Catalyst.
  • Representing JSW S.A. - the Europe's largest producer of high quality coking coal on its PLN 5.37 billion privatization and admission to trading of its shares on the WSE.
  • Acting as transaction counsel in connection with the initial public offering of Industrial Milk Company S.A., an agricultural business located in northern and central Ukraine, and WSE listing of its shares.

M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital

  • Advising TFI PZU on its investment in Evolution Equity Partners through Fundusz Aktywów Niepublicznych Witelo. Evolution Equity Partners is a venture capital firm based in New York City and Zurich investing in growth stage technology companies in the United States, Europe, and Israel, with a focus on cybersecurity and enterprise software.
  • Drafting and negotiating of legal documentation regarding sale of shares by shareholders of Industrial Division sp. z o.o., the leader in the locomotives’ rental on the Polish market, to the private equity fund managed by Abris Capital Partners.
  • Advising British United Provident Association Limited, an international healthcare group in connection with the acquisition of LUX MED group.
  • Advising PGNiG Termika with regard to acquisition by JSW S.A. of Energy Company Jastrzebie - a heat and electricity producer.
  • Advising Chinese Zhejiang Sanhua Co. Ltd. - a leading global manufacturer, inter alia, of components for refrigeration and air-conditioning units, on Polish legal aspects regarding acquisition of AWECO group.

Banking, Finance and Restructuring

  • Advising mBank S.A. in negotiations of loan documentation regarding financing of a tender offer and squeeze-out relating to a publicly traded company.
  • Advising Barlinek S.A. in negotiations of loan documentation with a consortium of banks.
  • Advising COGNOR group, a seller of semi-finished steel products in Poland in the restructuring of its outstanding New York law governed senior secured high yield notes, which were exchanged by way of an English law Scheme of Arrangement for new senior secured notes and exchangeable notes.