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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k.

WARSAW FINANCIAL CENTER, UL. EMILII PLATER 53, 00-113 WARSAW, POLAND
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Work +48 22 520 55 55
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Błażej Zagórski

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CMS

Work Department

Corporate/M&A Department

Position

Partner in the Corporate/M&A Department

Career

Błażej Zagórski, an attorney-at-law, is a Partner in Corporate / M&A Department at CMS. He specialises in commercial, corporate and civil law. Błażej advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity/venture capital transactions and restructuring projects. He has extensive background in advising clients from the energy, industry, TMT and consumer products sectors. His experience also includes leading several take-over transactions of foreign companies, as well as cross-border mergers of Polish and foreign entities. He also advises on corporate governance and maintenance issues. Błażej is one of the co-authors of “Handbuch der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft” (“Handbook on the European company (SE)”).

Languages

English, German

Member

Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law

Education

Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
European University at Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), LL.M.
Faculty of Law at the University of Utrecht


Poland

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k.' capital markets offering was boosted by the arrival of¬†RafaŇā Zwierz, who now leads the team,¬†from¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†in February 2018. The group handles DCM and ECM matters for a variety of domestic and foreign corporates and often works alongside the firm's disputes, tax and M&A specialists, including corporate and capital markets specialist¬†Marek Sawicki, to provide a full transactional service. In one novel matter¬†RafaŇā Kluziak¬†advised Revico on the sale of shares in Chemoservis-Dwory following a shareholder dispute in the target company. Promoted to partner in May 2018,¬†BŇāaŇľej Zag√≥rski and Kluziak¬†acted for PCC SE on all aspects of the squeeze-out of minority shareholders in PCC Intermodal.¬†RafaŇā WoŇļniak¬†joined¬†K&L Gates LLP¬†in August 2017.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

According to one client, the 'excellent' team at¬†CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k.¬†compares favourably to departments at other international firms. It often works closely with the private equity, insurance and capital markets groups to provide a full service to both domestic and foreign corporates, particularly in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. With MaŇāgorzata Surdek, department head¬†Marek Sawicki¬†recently advised Generali Group on the acquisition of various insurance company entities from the¬†Concordia Ubezpieczenia Group.¬†Jakub Marcinkowski¬†and energy projects specialist¬†Piotr CioŇākowski¬†assisted the Polish Development Fund with its investment into a power plant owned by Tauron Group. Also recommended are¬†BŇāaŇľej Zag√≥rski¬†and¬†Julita Mazurkiewicz¬†(noted for her 'skill and accuracy' in corporate matters).¬†RafaŇā Zwierz¬†joined the team from¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†in February 2018 and is Poland, US and UK qualified.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Investment funds are a core competency of¬†CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k., which draws on the firm's wider corporate, capital markets, tax and banking expertise. The team is noted for being 'well prepared to provide tailor-made solutions' for funds.¬†Jakub Marcinkowski¬†and¬†Piotr CioŇākowski¬†advised the Polish Development Fund on its investment into the¬†Jaworzno Power Plant, which is owned by Tauron. In 2018,¬†BŇāaŇľej Zag√≥rski¬†was promoted to partner, while¬†Marcin Bejm¬†joined from¬†Clifford Chance.

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