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Marcin Durlak

  • Firm: IMD Solicitors
  • Practice Area: Corporate
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Trafford House, Suite 1N-C, 1st Floor,, Chester Rd,, Manchester, M32 0RS.

About Marcin Durlak

BIOGRAPHY
Marcin is a Managing Partner and Joint Founder of IMD Solicitors LLP and IMD Corporate. He is a Solicitor of England and Wales and has extensive experience in advising international businesses on commercial and corporate matters and dispute resolution.
Marcin’s mission is to bring together a diverse and inclusive team of top experts that will help international Clients to solve their legal issues in the UK, so they can thrive. He is highly regarded for his commercial awareness, problem-solving skills and can-do attitude.
Throughout his career he has developed particular expertise and interest in IT and Technology sector, however, he has vast experience in legal practice and has advised businesses in a multitude of sectors including construction, transport, manufacturing and retail.
Marcin is being regularly asked for comment by the UK and international media and he actively participates in business events worldwide.
Marcin completed his Law Degrees at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a member of Mensa — The High IQ Society and a proud father of two daughters and a son.

FIRM DESCRIPTION
At IMD Corporate our mission is to help international businesses to succeed in the UK.
Here are examples of cases that we have dealt with for our Clients:
Advised an internet services company (listed in FT1000 as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe) on $36m sale of assets to a UK company listed on AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on English law aspects of the transaction.
Advising a Poland headquartered large company with subsidiaries across CEE on circa. £9m acquisition of a UK company to facilitate their entrance onto the UK market. Complex transaction involving a carve out of an existing business and CMA involvement. The seller is represented by Allen & Overy (limited details provided, as transaction is ongoing).
We provided advice to an insolvency practitioner in Cyprus who is an appointed liquidator of a Cypriot company. We advised on the terms and enforceability of a promissory note/on demand bond presented in liquidation, with a value of circa £175m, which involved various transactions. In addition, we advised on a complex debt with a value of circa £116m which involved a complex network of companies based in various jurisdictions. The advice is ongoing pending further developments in the case.
Our client (a leading energy supplier) entered into a contract to purchase raw materials (coal) from a South African supplier, with the contract being worth circa €15m. Post our client entering into the contract, we advised our client as to its rights and obligations under the contract, together with its rights to exit the contract and seek liquidated and unliquidated damages from the supplier on its exit.
Our client, a leading European logistics company entered into a maritime shipping contract with Maersk as the counterparty, with the value of the contract being circa $6m for a 6-month duration. Post our client entering into the contract, we advised our client as to its rights and obligations under the contract together with providing comprehensive advice on its exit options/strategy and risks associated with this, together with commercial (looking at the market generally) viability of both, the contract and its termination.
We represented a major CIS automotive manufacturer in a joint venture with a UK company, for supply of electrically powered public transport vehicles in the UK and the commonwealth. In the process of our instructions, we extensively negotiated the joint venture and distribution agreement between the parties.
We provided advice to the client (UK company) on procedure of issuance of notes/bonds to the value of €50m which included review of their proposed bond documents. The advice was prepared for the payment agent, a Swiss Bank, as this was a private bond issuance to take place in Switzerland.
We provided advice to a Legal 500 law firm from Ukraine who required our services as part of the project they were undertaking for their end client. Our remit was advice on various aspects of a tripartite payment facilitation agreement as well as revising/drafting terms of a provider of IBANs and payment cards, including considering the regulatory aspect of the service being provided by the end client.
Our client, a hotels owner and developer, entered into two franchise agreements with the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), FTSE 100 listed company, which placed various obligations on our client including construction of the said hotels. Both franchise agreements were very long term, being circa 20 years. Post our client entering into the franchise agreements we provided comprehensive advice to our client on an exit strategy from the franchise agreements, which included considering whether the contracts (or any of them) were frustrated.

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