Tomasz Woźniak advises public and private companies and private equity sponsors, primarily on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, joint ventures, and strategic transactions, across sectors including financial services, energy, and consumer products. He has advised on numerous transactions across Eastern Europe, having spent several years working in Moscow. Tom is acknowledged as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 UK for his private equity work and by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for corporate and M&A work in Russia.
Tom has a broad and varied practice, assisting private equity sponsors with their investment and portfolio company work around the globe, while also assisting sellers and management teams transact with private equity sponsors. He also has a strong focus on public takeovers and other strategic public markets work (including shareholder activism mandates).
Tom advises clients on complex cross-border M&A transactions around the globe, including advising on establishing and investing in new jurisdictions (most recently, with a focus assisting US-based clients manage investments in to Europe), and a strong track record of structuring and executing complex joint ventures.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Tom was a partner in the corporate practice of another leading international law firm based in London. He has over 15 years of experience across London and emerging markets and spent several years as a partner in the Moscow office of his previous firm.
Represented Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc on its £2.01 billion recommended cash offer by a subsidiary of City Developments Limited
Represented Uber on the $3.8 billion combination of its assets in Russia and the CIS region with Yandex Taxi
Represented Sierra Rutile Limited on its £215 million recommended takeover offer made by Iluka Resources Limited
Represented AGCO Corporation on its $340 million acquisition of Cimbria from Silverfleet Capital and management sellers
Represented Pacific Equity Partners on its A$683 million sale of Xtralis to Honeywell International, Inc.
Represented Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on its €198 million acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN plc
Represented Norilsk Nickel on a range of matters, including its sale of a 39% interest in its Bystrinskiy copper and gold project to CIS Natural Resources Fund
Represented Winter Capital on its spin-out from Interros and its subsequent investments in Petrovax, KidZania, ZaOdno, United Cable Group, Auto 1, and DocPlanner
Represented VTB Capital (private equity and special situations) on its investment, and subsequent disposal of interests, in Burger King Russia and Zapadnaya Gold Mining, and its partnership with JCDecaux in respect of RussOutdoor
Interros in a strategic agreement with Millhouse and UC RUSAL on settlement of the shareholders’ conflict, corporate governance and sale of shares in MMC Norilsk Nickel
Interros on disposals of Cinema Park and the ProfMedia media holding, the disposal of its interests in Polyus Gold and Power Machines, and it its $12 billion+ asset split and separation transaction with Onexim Holdings
Represented Heidelpay and its founder management team on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Heidelpay by AnaCap Financial Partners
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, England, 2002, Legal Practice Course
University College London, 2001, LL.B.
England and Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Best Law Firms for Large-Cap M&A, Russia (Highly Recommended), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Recommended, Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions - Mid-Market Deals (Up to £250m), The Legal 500 UK (2021)
Recommended, Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Lower Mid-Market Deals, £50m-£500m, The Legal 500 UK (2020)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad), Russia, Chambers Global (2020, 2021)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A: Lawyers Based Abroad (Expertise based abroad in UK), Russia, Chambers Europe (2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2020, 2021)