Piotr
Giemza-Popowski

Counsel

Piotr Giemza-Popowski is a Counsel in the Investment Management practice of Arendt & Medernach.

He specialises in the formation of alternative investment funds (including Specialised Investment Funds and Reserved Alternative Investment Funds) and joint ventures, fund restructuring, managed account mandates, insurance linked fund arrangements and secondary transactions in fund interests, primarily in relation to private equity and real estate funds.

He also has experience in the setting-up of and management work relating to UCITS with a particular emphasis on complex, structured UCITS.

He has acted for sponsors and investment managers from Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States of America. His experience on the investor side of the practice includes acting for banks, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds and he has an understanding of legal and regulatory issues specific to these investor classes.

Piotr is a member of the EFAMA Benchmarks Task Force, which coordinates the European funds industry’s response to any European legislative initiatives in the area of benchmarks.

He has been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales since 2011, has been registered on List IV with the Luxembourg Bar since 2018 and has been a member of the Düsseldorf Bar (Germany) since 2019.

Piotr holds a Master’s degree in Polish law from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland), a Master of Laws degree in German law (LL.M.) from European University “Viadrina” in Frankfurt (Oder, Germany) and a Bachelor of Laws degree in English law (LL.B.) from the University of Law in London (UK).

Languages: English, French, German, Polish, Spanish.

19/07/2019
Upcoming EU interbank offered rates (“IBORs”) transition

The main aim of the Action Plan and the related communications made by the ECB is to support the market in the implementation of the transition away from EONIA. As such, application of any of the ECB’s 33 recommendations is at the full discretion of market participants.

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15/04/2019
Benchmarks Regulation: upcoming amendment

The European Parliament has recently reached a political agreement with the European Council and European Commission regarding the proposal for a regulation which will modify Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts...

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