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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.
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Poland > Banking and finance Tier 1

With transactional specialist Michał Meżykowski at its helm, the team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. expertly advises on a large and complex roster of debt, project, real estate and export financings. Since autumn 2021, when the group was joined by Rafał Zakrzewski and senior associate Przemysław Karolak, the firm has seen a significant increase in instructions relating to cross-border work governed by English law. Away from transactional strength, Jakub Podkowa is noted for preparing and negotiating credit documentation.

Practice head(s):

Michał Mężykowski

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Podkowa; Jakub Wieczorek; Martyna Markiewicz; Marek Milwicz vel Delach; Rafał Zakrzewski; Przemysław Karolak

Testimonials

‘Very dedicated and experienced team, excellent job, smooth communication. Partners are also involved, and support whenever needed.’

‘Experienced, very friendly, committed to the task. Always focused on problem solving. Working with them is always a pleasure.’

‘Jakub Podkowa is a reliable partner for legal services in Poland. We have been working with his team for quite a while.’

‘Professional approach, fully client-oriented.’

Key clients

Aareal Bank AG

Erste Bank AG

EBRD

European Investment Bank (EIB)

mBank S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki (Pekao S.A.)

BNP Paribas Polska

Berlin Hyp AG

Bayerische Landesbank

PKO BP

Afcon Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising Aareal Bank on the €312m refinancing of two office towers and a hotel building located in Warsaw.
  • Advising Berlin Hyp on financing up to the amount of €111m, granted to Polish special purpose vehicles belonging to the Griffin Real Estate group in order to refinance the debt of these entities in connection with the construction and maintenance of four logistics centres located in Poland.
  • Advising Bayerische Landesbank on financing for the construction of a wind farm with a total capacity of almost 25MW by LongWing Polska, a renewable energy investment company.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. is described by a client as ‘really one of the best‘ in the competition field. On the contentious side, the team is regularly instructed to act throughout both internal and competition authority investigations, including dawn raids and antimonopoly proceedings. The group is also recognised for its merger control expertise, advising on this aspect as part of the most prominent M&A transactions across a wide range of industries. Practice head Małgorzata Urbańska also chairs the firm’s consumer product sector focus group in Central and Eastern Europe. At senior associate level, Izabela Biernat-Sadlak is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Starzyńska; Izabela Biernat-Sadlak; Krzysztof Sikora

Testimonials

‘The team is very dedicated, available for us any time and with a hands-on approach. They simply offer the highest standard of services. They understand our objectives and offer tailored and practical solutions from various perspectives.’

‘Małgorzata Urbańska is an experienced lawyer providing excellent client care. She is business-oriented, engaged and reliable.’

‘Antitrust practice is unique mainly because of excellent people – perfect in their job, always available for our smaller or bigger topics. Possessing comprehensive knowledge of our industry as well as up-to-date practices of local authority. Excellent communication skills.’

‘Małgorzata Urbańska and her team are really one of the best we worked with in the last years. Availability, short response time, and possibility of direct contact with Małgorzata is really unique for us.’

‘In cases under time pressure, CMS is able to provide us with the whole package of services.’

‘The CMS competition team is very competent, very responsive and very client-oriented. They do much more than expected from lawyers and provide us with invaluable assistance.’

‘Agnieszka Starzyńska is our key point of contact and is always available to help and assist.’

Key clients

Alstom

Van Tilburg-Bastianen Group / TB Truck & Trailer Service Sp. z o.o.

Stuart (DPD Group)

Partner in Pet Food (PPF)

PZ Cussons

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)

Panattoni Development

Honeywell

Diageo

CooperVision Poland

Medtronic

Bausch Health

Sportsdirect

Hasbro

Medicover

JTI

Canon

MOL Group

AFI

Work highlights

  • Representing Van Tilburg-Bastianen Group, as well as its Polish subsidiary TB Truck & Trailer Service – the authorised dealer of DAF heavy vehicles – in a cartel case conducted by the Polish Competition Authority against five DAF dealers in Poland.
  • Representing MOL Group in merger control proceedings before the European Commission regarding the acquisition of Lotos Paliwa’s chain of retail petrol stations in Poland.
  • Advising AFI Europe on securing merger clearance to establish a joint venture with Echo Group.

Poland > Construction Tier 1

The sizeable construction team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. advises contractors, designers, and investors on projects from implementation to completion, and also on contentious matters. In particular, it has strengths in mandates involving the railway and road sectors, as well as industrial investment projects. Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert leads the team alongside Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, who joined the firm from Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k in February 2022 alongside Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska, Dominik Rafałko, and counsel Anna Wiśniewska. Investment law specialist Michał Bork is also a name of note, as are senior associates Piotr Stenko and Aleksander Grabecki.

Practice head(s):

Agata Jurek-Zbrojska; Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert

Key clients

Torpol

Astaldi

Max Bögl

Trakcja

Lufthansa

Motorex

GMP Architekten

SBP schlaich bergermann partner

Egger

TR Warszawa

Allianz Real Estate

Construcciones Rubau

Max Boegl

Bankruptcy receiver of Alpine Bau Deutschland AG

CDM Smith

Ocado

Maywood Investments

Work highlights

  • Advising TR Warszawa on a project concerning the construction of the new buildings of Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre on Defilad Square in Warsaw.
  • Representing the general contractor in court disputes, injunction proceedings, and mediation proceedings concerning claims against the employer.
  • Representing Trakcja in a several hundred million PLN dispute concerning the validity of two contracts for the construction of the Szczecin Metropolitan Railway, as well as advising during the performance of the associated contracts.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Singled out by a client as ‘one of the most reputable law firms in this region and field of law‘, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. fields a large team of specialised practitioners whose ‘work is impeccable‘. In terms of sector specialisms, financial services is key standout. Recently, the group has had a particularly successfuly track record acting in proceedings before the CJEU on preliminary questions concerning an interpretation of EU law, and in private enforcement disputes. Since May 2022, Anna Cudna-Wagner has helmed the practice, working closely with white collar-crime lead Arkadiusz Korzeniewski. Adam Jodkowski is particularly recommended at counsel level. Rafał Morek, who now leads the arbitration practice, and Jan Markiewicz joined from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Anna Cudna-Wagner

Other key lawyers:

Arkadiusz Korzeniewski; Katarzyna Kucharczyk; Adam Jodkowski; Julia Dyras; Mateusz Gerlach; Mariusz Minkiewicz; Rafał Morek; Jan Markiewicz

Testimonials

‘The CMS Poland litigation team is well structured and is able to manage a high workload of cases in a smooth way.’

‘Mateusz Gerlach is our lead litigator for Poland and continues to deliver high quality of work both in terms of merit and case management.’

‘The team is extremely supportive, fast, pragmatic and knowledgeable. I use the team in all critical situations when it comes to product litigation. Their work is impeccable.’

‘I particularly enjoy working with Arkadiusz Korzeniewski and Mariusz Minkiewicz. They are extremely responsive, competent, knowledgeable, and experienced.’

‘Anna Cudna-Wagner is a very accessible person, she can clearly explain complex issues to the client and the court. She knows the specifics of the financial sector well and is very committed.’

‘Very good team – always very responsive, clear and user friendly way of communication. They are also very experienced and efficient.’

‘The team are just very intelligent people who understand complicated technical cases, and are able to translate it to lawyers’ language. That is absolutely unique.’

‘One of the most reputable law firms in this region and field of law.’

Key clients

Arcadis

Bank Millennium (BCP Group)

Bank Ochrony Środowiska

BODAC

Bank BPH (GE Group)

Mammoet Europe

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Mostostal Warszawa (Acciona Group)

PKO BP

Schuler Poland Service (Andritz Group)

Svenska Handelsbanken

UTI Group

VIG Makina

Work highlights

  • Represented mBank and Bank Millennium in six preliminary proceedings before the CJEU.
  • Represented mBank and Millennium in private enforcement proceedings for damages.
  • Represented mBank, Millennium, BPH, PKO BP and two other clients in six class action proceedings.

Poland > Employment Tier 1

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. handles the entire spectrum of employment matters for Polish and international clients, with a particular focus on immigration mandates, internal investigations in HR cases, and terminations of top members of management. It is also highly adept in labour negotiations with trade unions, as well as managing regulatory matters concerning salaries in the financial sector; senior associate Maciej Andrzejewski is notable in this latter area. ‘Excellent lawyerKatarzyna Dulewicz leads the Polish team, as well as co-heading the employment practice across the entire CEE region. She is supported by senior associate Agnieszka Kałwa, who routinely implements new pension schemes in Polish companies, and counsel Tomasz Sancewicz.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Dulewicz

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team that Katarzyna Dulewicz put together for employment legal advice is excellent. The team is well rounded with junior and senior people, which ensures both a unique perspective and cost effectiveness.’

‘An ability to build a very good on-call team supporting businesses incredibly quickly.’

‘Up-to-date knowledge of the market and applicable solutions. They provide a clear indication of the best possible solutions to problems and offer a great and stable group of attorneys.’

‘They are always reactive, responding on time with extensive explanations that indicate the best decision the client should take in a specific case.’

‘Katarzyna Dulewicz is an excellent lawyer with deep understanding of businesses and its constraints.’

‘Katarzyna Dulewicz is a great partner; she is very receptive to feedback, willing to invest in a relationship with a client, and allocate resources based on clients’ preferences. She makes sure that the team is responsive and delivers high quality products.’

‘Agnieszka Siewniak has an excellent understanding of her clients’ peculiarities and the way they operate.’

Key clients

Pekao SA

Coty Int.

Universal Music

Honeywell

Primark Limited

ZTE Corporation

Motorex AG

Sonnedix UK Services

Massumi + Consoli LLP

HFC Prestige Service Poland Sp. z o.o.

Vistra International Expansion Ltd.

TJX Poland sp. z o.o.

Ringier Axel Springer

Jefferies GmbH

Jamf Software Poland Sp. z o.o.

Crowe U.K. LLP

Becton Dickinson Polska Sp. z o.o.

IP Belgian Services Company Sprl

BPH S.A.

Balenciaga Czech Republic s.r.o

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Workmotion PL sp. z o.o.

Fosher Investments Sp. z o.o.

Zensar Technologies Ltd

Bruker Business Support Center Sp z o.o.

Dice Technology LTD

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

SRT Group

Hermes Pologne

NG Concept

Partner in Pet Food Hungaria Kft.

Salerno sp. z o.o.

Pharmaceutical Research Associates

Ocado Central Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted RIMC International Hotels & Resorts with the acquisition of its first hotel in Poland from another operator, and the subsequent automatic transfer of employees to a new employer.
  • Advised Honeywell on a TUPE transfer which involved the transfer of employees from another provider.
  • Assisted AirHelp with the hire of a new regional CEO.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.’s sizeable team is praised as ‘one of the best energy and natural resources teams in the CEE’, with expertise in the chemical, petrochemical, metallurgical, and mining sectors, supporting clients on both domestic and cross-border projects. The team consists of five separate sub-groups, which focus respectively on oil and gas (led by Tomasz Minkiewicz), renewable energy, regulatory and trading matters (led by Piotr Ciołkowski), investment projects, and the environment. Other key areas of focus for the group include exploration for and the production of energy resources and minerals, and energy-related M&A transactions. Marcin Bejm acts as the overall practice head, and Łukasz Szatkowski is also notable for his advice to international and Polish investors.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bejm

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Minkiewic; Piotr Ciołkowski; Łukasz Szatkowski; Michał Andruszkiewicz; Maciej Ziółkowski; Angelika Szufel

Testimonials

‘A very good reputation as one of the best energy and natural resources teams in the CEE. They place great importance on client service and make sure the right person is selected for the job. An excellent team with all-round attention to detail and a commercial, pragmatic approach. All members are helpful in handling projects efficiently.’

‘They are detailed, showing vast knowledge of the law, but also they are very practical, with solutions, good risk assessment, and proving their knowledge of the market and market practices.’

‘Strong leaders with practical experience, knowledge, and teamwork of several specialists that are well-managed by the leaders. This is certainly one of the best practices in Poland regarding oil and gas investment projects.’

‘CMS’ energy team is extremely knowledgeable, committed to finding solutions, and straightforward. The team has big calibre professionals with deep legal knowledge and business acumen for all types of energy work.’

‘Piotr Ciołkowski is highly professional and responds to all requirements of the client immediately and accurately.’

‘Piotr Ciołkowsk and Marcin Bejm are both excellent lawyers with experience in the field of investment projects.’

‘Maciej Ziółkowski is hardworking, responsive, knowledgeable, prompt, and efficient in all engagements and dealings; he is a very tenacious lawyer, very thorough, applies a good commercial approach to his projects, and is extremely professional.’

‘Maciej Ziółkowski has always presented diligence and very high quality work. He is a tremendously good energy advisor and lawyer who combines legal and business advisory. He keeps things straight and to-the-point and is very effective. He always provides comprehensive and competent advice concerning various aspects of the investment process.’

Key clients

Acciona Energy

Afcon Renewable Energy Ltd

BayWa r.e.

CalEnergy Resources

CEE Equity Partners

Central European Petroleum

ČEZ Group

ENERGA

Eolus Vind AB

Equinor

Fortum Power and Heat Poland

Green Investment Group

Grupa Azoty Polyolefins

Grupa LOTOS

ib vogt GmbH

IGNITIS

KGHM

MOL

PGE

PGNiG

PKN Orlen

Polish Development Fund

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

Solarpro Holding PLC

Sonnedix

Synthos

Żabka Polska

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group and Rossi Biofuel on three transactions related to the merger of Grupa Lotos and PKN Orlen.
  • Advised Sonnedix on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Sun Power Energy.
  • Advised PKN Orlen on the construction of the Olefins III petrochemical complex.

Poland > Insurance Tier 1

The financial institutions and services team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. handles mandates in both the life and non-life insurance sector, and advises domestic and international insurance stakeholders on a wide range of matters. Its offering covers regulatory, compliance and M&A work, and it also represents clients in contentious mandates. Growing areas of focus for the team include transactions involving insurance intermediaries, warranty and indemnity insurance, and international sanctions. Counsel Ewa Świderska sits at the helm of the practice with expertise in advising financial institutions, and is active in representing clients before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. Counsel Adam Jodkowski is also noteworthy.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Świderska

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very client oriented, focused on mitigating risks and finding solutions.’

‘I’m really appreciating the cooperation with Ewa Świderska. Her knowledge and deep understanding of the business makes her one of the best lawyers in Poland.’

‘Ewa Świderska – available, knowledgeable, high work product.’

Key clients

MetLife Group

Servify

GrECo

Credit Agricole Life Insurance Europe

Neuca

Generali

Bank Millennium

AWP

Unum

Qover

Work highlights

  • Advised MetLife on selling its operations in Poland and Greece to NN Group, a Netherlands-based insurer.
  • Advised GrECo International Holdings, with its seat in Vienna, on the acquisition of MAI.
  • Advised Servify Europe on the implementation of an insurance distribution scheme in co-operation with Samsung.

Poland > Investment funds Tier 1

At CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k., a multi-disciplinary team comprising practitioners from the corporate, tax, projects, and banking and finance groups handles mandates relating to investment funds. Błażej Zagórski and Rafał Zwierz bring significant M&A expertise to the group; the former has a strong focus on German-speaking clients, while the latter is also qualified in the US and the UK. Marcin Bejm and Piotr Ciołkowski focus particularly on issues concerning infrastructure and energy assets, respectively. The firm is able to assist throughought the investment cycle, including on integration, restructurings, and implementation of growth strategies.

Practice head(s):

Błażej Zagórski

Key clients

PFR Ventures

Polish Development Fund S.A. (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.)

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

PFR Nieruchomości

Fundusz Inwestycji Samorządowych

TFI PZU

Syntaxis Capital

Advent International

Abris Capital Partners

Montagu Private Equity

Cinven

MidEuropa (former Mid Europa Partners)

The Apax’s PIB Group Limited

Circap

CEE Equity Partners

Innova Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju and a closed-end fund which it manages on the zł1bn sale of all the shares in Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON to TAURON Polska Energia.
  • Advised Bank Pekao on the sale of 100% of the shares in Dom Inwestycyjny Xelion to Quercus TFI.
  • Advised Abris Capital Partners on the acquisition of the controlling stake of the shares in Orbitvu from its founders and Polish VC fund Capital Partners.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 1

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.’s public procurement team advises clients throughout the entire tendering process, and is particularly notable in mandates regarding competition-related aspects of consortia-forming, contract drafting, and public projects. The group's client roster includes both contracting authorities and contractors, and the group’s capabilities extend to EU as well as domestic matters. Małgorzata Urbańska heads the department, with a focus on the competition elements of the tender process. Senior associate Krzysztof Sikora has significant experience in tender procedures. Marcin Bejm, who oversees the energy and projects practice, likewise plays in active role in the team. Senior associate Angelika Szufel is also notable, especially regarding the organisation of infrastructural investment projects.

Practice head(s):

Małgorzata Urbańska

Testimonials

‘CMS presents wide perspectives, often going above and beyond with legal advice.’

‘Individuals are always available and deeply familiar with the topic in question.’

‘The team from partner to associate has shown a broad legal knowledge in responding promptly to all queries.’

‘The professionals’ expertise in the area and collaborative working style are noteworthy.’

‘The team has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in overall infrastructure projects, not only for public procurements, but also for civil tenders.’

‘Angelika Szufel has demonstrated significant depth of knowledge of Polish procurement law, which has been invaluable in navigating the complex paperwork required to bid for work on public projects in Poland.’

‘Angelika Szufel is incredibly responsive and always includes the practical steps required to comply with the PPL into her advice.’

Key clients

AECOM Polska

Arcadis

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o.

Corinth Pipeworks

European Investment Bank

Foster & Partners

Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze SA

Honeywell

Incheon Airport in Seoul

Kyndryl

Medtronic

Mirbud SA

Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz SA

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Warbud SA

Work highlights

  • Advising Pojazdy Szynowe Pesa Bydgoszcz on public procurement agreements and remedies relating to specific contracts regarding rolling stock with contractors located both in Poland and various European countries.
  • Advised Foster & Partners pn the tender procedure for the selection of the General Architectural Designer for Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.
  • Advised Kyndryl on the tender process for maintenance services concerning IT systems owned by the Polish Social Security Institution.

Poland > Real estate Tier 1

The sizeable real estate group at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. has a wide ranging client roster of investors, including insurance and property companies, and pension and property funds. It also advises commercial and residential developers, and supports clients throughout the entire investment process, from project financing and development to asset management and sale. Sub-areas of focus include office space, logistics, retail, and hospitality. Agata Jurek-Zbrojska leads the practice after joining the team from Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k in early 2022, and is singled out as ‘one of the best real estate lawyers on the Polish market’. Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert heads the hotel and leisure group, as well as overseeing international development for the CEE real estate group. Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Dominik Rafałko also joined the firm alongside Jurek-Zbrojska; the pair are noted for their complex real estate transactions expertise, as is Michał Mieciński, who arrived from Linklaters in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Agata Jurek-Zbrojska

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘CMS Poland has a very strong real estate team which has large expertise in relation to a wide range of development projects. They are able to advise at every stage of the real estate investment process.’

‘Good and unique cooperation, because the CMS team is very reliable, trustworthy, and responsive. The CMS team has a lot of diverse practices within the company, so it is easy to check all aspects that are needed during the due diligence process.’

‘Every person is highly capable and pleasant to collaborate with. They were very dedicated in getting the deal across the finish line.’

‘Agata Jurek-Zbrojska is one of the best real estate lawyers on the Polish market – she has broad experience, contributes to client expectations, and resolves tasks quickly and efficiently. She has vast real estate legal knowledge.’

‘Michał Bork, Paweł Śliwka, and Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert are top-notch lawyers who work efficiently, demonstrate great commercial awareness, and provide effective and practical advice. They have good knowledge about financing and real estate.’

‘Dominik Rafałko has very good negotiation skills. He also shows understanding of the real estate business aspects to be reflected in the agreements. He is very reasonable in assessing transactional risks and looking for not-obvious solutions. He has extraordinary involvement in each legal case.’

‘Michał Mieciński stays calm and focused in protracted and difficult negotiations. He communicates well and is very involved in the management of the deal.’

‘Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Anna Wiśniewska provide the highest standard of legal counsel which greatly contributes to the value of CMS in the local market.’

Key clients

AFI Europe

Alkyon Partner Development

Allianz Real Estate

Amundi

Bluehouse Capital

Corum XL

FM Logistic

Hillwood

Invesco

Kajima

Karimpol

MNK Partners

Motel One

Ocado

Panattoni

Primark

REICO

REInvest Asset Management

Segro

TR Warszawa

Trigea Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising AFI Europe on the purchase of a 70% stake in the Towarowa 22 project from EPP.
  • Advising Trigea Real Estate Fund on the €100m acquisition of MidPoint 71, an A-Class office building in Wrocław.
  • Advising Xior Student Housing on a student housing project in Poland.

Poland > Tax Tier 1

Fielding an experienced local offering significantly bolstered by regular co-operation with the firm’s global tax group, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. is well placed to run multi-jurisdictional tax projects from the Warsaw office; ‘impressive and charismatic‘ team lead Andrzej Pośniak, who also co-chairs the worldwide practice, exemplifies this union. Counsel Małgorzata Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz specialises in advising clients from German-speaking countries. Counsel Piotr Nowicki brings together knowledge of corporate and tax law to expertly guide M&A deals. The energy, chemical, finance, insurance, consumer products, real estate, manufacturing and defence sectors remain areas of particular focus.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘CMS has a really good team and provides good quality even in stressful situations.’

‘Małgorzata Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz shows high commitment and helps to find good solutions.’

‘Very professional team. They know how to talk to the client and how to describe complex issues in a clear way.’

‘The tax team is highly regarded in the sector, lead by the impressive and charismatic Andrzej Pośniak. In my view, its key strengths are the ability to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to tax issues and high responsiveness to client needs, for example as regards timing of advice.’

‘Piotr Nowicki has strong technical tax knowledge and extensive experience of tax structuring and M&A. He is extremely responsive and goes ‘above and beyond’ to deliver the advice we need when we need it. Consistent with the wider tax team, Piotr is particularly skilled at giving commercial and pragmatic advice and I consider him to be one of the best tax lawyers in the sector.’

‘Małgorzata Brauckmann-Sajkiewicz’s knowledge of tax law is exceptional. It is also worth noting her pro-active attitude in resolving transactional issues.’

‘Very complete, competent and professional team, able to advise on all issues.’

‘The team is technically very strong but at the same time very commercial. They are 100 % committed to the success of our business. They have expertise in all business taxes and handle very efficiently the most complicated tax and corporate matters, so there is no need to engage multiple advisors. Lawyers at all seniority levels are equally professional and senior lawyers are always present on the project.’

Key clients

Grupa Azoty

Inpost

Advent International

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju

mBank

Macquarie’s Group – Green Investment Group

Amundi Immobilier

Montagu Private Equity

Corum XL

Grupo Lar

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupa Azoty, a Polish player in the chemical sector, on the tax aspects of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene production (PP) installation in Eastern Europe.
  • Advised PKN Orlen on the tax aspects of the project to build the Olefiny III petrochemical complex.
  • Advised Saipem on all Polish tax and corporate matters connected with Project Baltic Pipe, an inter-European gas corridor from Norway to Poland.

Poland > TMT Tier 1

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.’s TMT group sits within the firm’s global technology practice. It handles regulatory and compliance mandates, and assists both domestic and international companies with the negotiation of IT and telecoms contracts. A strong network across the CEE enables the team to proficiently conduct cross-border mandates. Alongside advising on telecoms regulations and network sharing, supporting clients with new fibre and 5G network projects is also an increasing area of strength for the team. Digital business expert Tomasz Koryzma leads the team, supported by counsel Damian Karwala; both ‘clearly have in-depth knowledge of the tech industry’.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Damian Karwala; Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśnia

Testimonials

‘Tomasz Koryzma and Damian Karwala have both earned a lot of trust by being responsive and delivering products that are beyond high expectations.’

‘Tomasz Koryzma and Damian Karwala clearly have in-depth knowledge of the tech industry and can easily be plugged into many different regulatory or commercial challenges.’

Key clients

IBM

Airbnb

Ocado

RTB House

Lufthansa Group

HB Reavis

Work highlights

  • Advising Ocado on e-commerce and regulatory issues, including cybersecurity, Ocado’s entry into the Polish market, and negotiation of its agreements with a Polish retail chain.
  • Assisting RTB House with various e-commerce, privacy, and international digital projects.
  • Assisting IBM with the negotiation of a banking services outsourcing agreement with a bank in Poland. and advising on a related tripartite agreement with the bank and former outsourcer.

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 1

The white-collar crime group at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. comprises ‘recognised experts in this field in Poland’. It advises clients across the entire scope of business criminal law on a domestic and cross-border level, including on anti-bribery and corruption issues and anti-money laundering, as well as providing representation in criminal proceedings. It also supports clients throughout internal investigations and dawn raids. Life sciences, energy, environment, construction and infrastructure, defence, and financial services are sectors of focus for the team. Practice head Arkadiusz Korzeniewski also leads the CEE group for white-collar crime and is particularly adept in litigation involving fraud and corruption. Maciej Kópczyński was recently promoted to counsel and is strong in compliance matters, and senior associates Mariusz Minkiewicz and Mateusz Gerlach are also names of note for internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Korzeniewski

Testimonials

‘Very good understanding of business processes, which allows them to support organisations efficiently in investigations.’

‘They go the extra mile to understand the operation of the client’s business in detail.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge and experience in handling white-collar crime issues. They are recognised experts in this field in Poland.’

‘They are extremely responsive, competent, and pragmatic, offering constructive solutions. They definitely stand out in this area in Poland.’

‘There are a few unique features differentiating the CMS team in Poland: availability, good communication while talking with business colleagues involved in the topic, and good court experience.’

‘Mariusz Minkiewicz stands out as a lawyer with excellent knowledge of the law and its practical aspects, as well as the ability to provide business-oriented advice.’

Poland > Capital markets Tier 2

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. has recently strengthened its DCM offering with the acquisition of highly regarded counsel Michał Śmiechowski from Gide Loyrette Nouel in April 2022; his particular area of specialism is advising both issuers and banks, as well as other financial institutions, on debt securities issues. Śmiechowski now oversees this side of the practice, with support from banking and finance department chair Michał Meżykowski. Rafał Zwierz continues to lead the ECM group, and assist with mandates ranging from IPOs to secondary public and private placements.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Zwierz; Michał Mężykowski; Michał Śmiechowski

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Zmysłowska; Monika Szczotkowska

Testimonials

‘Generally speaking, I think that CMS is one of the most active law firms in banking and capital markets on the Polish market. I really like how available they are and that they deliver documents in a timely manner.’

‘Michał Śmiechowski – great experience and provides lots of practical tips.’

‘Very comprehensive legal knowledge concerning complex transactions, very good understanding of the client’s needs, flexibility and problem solving mindset, very accurate argumentation and excellent negotiations skills.’

‘Monika Szczotkowska is a brilliant lawyer with complex legal knowledge and very good understanding of commercial issues. She is able to handle many different streams, negotiating transaction documents, at the same time advising regulatory matters, always keeping in mind timelines and corporate issues. She has great experience and provides high level advisory. I appreciated that she is always prepared for what may happen next. With such approach I was never surprised and had things under control.’

‘Knowledge of regulations and competence in their application, business experience in the area of M&A and IPO projects. Open and clear communication.’

‘Monika Szczotkowska has very good knowledge of capital markets law and public offering process. She is efficient in handling different legal streams and making them harmonized; engaged and able to think out of the box. I appreciate her problem-solving approach.’

‘The team consists of experienced lawyers and expert advisors.’

‘Monika Szczotkowska is an experienced lawyer with excellent knowledge of capital markets and financial regulations. She clearly understands the realities related to the IPO process and has good understanding of the commercial side of the process. She is a truly dedicated advisor able to lead cooperation with other advisors to deliver the best quality.’

Key clients

Advent International

InPost S.A.

Grupa Azoty S.A.

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne „Police” S.A.

Passus S.A.

Bank Pekao S.A.

GI Group Poland S.A.

Nextbike S.A.

OEX S.A.

Volkswagen Financial Services

Apollo Management International LLP

Haitong Bank, Warsaw Branch

mBank

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

PKO BP

Bank Pekao

Santander Bank Polska

ING Bank Śląski

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Tauron Polska Energia – Tauron Group

European Investment Bank

Dom Maklerski Banku Ochrony Środowiska

Work highlights

  • Advising Passus on its IPO and the introduction of its shares to trading on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Gi Group Poland on its delisting from the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advised mBank on amending its EMTN programme, which allows the bank to issue notes up to a maximum amount of €3 billion, including green bonds and senior non-preferred notes, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria of MREL.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

At CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k., practice head Rafał Zwierz ‘s qualifications in Polish, US and UK law put the group in an advantageous position for conducting international deals. Public M&A work is a particular strength for the group, as is advising investment and venture capital funds. Sławomir Czerwiński‘s broad practice spans the gamut of corporate governance, transactional and commercial issues in the healthcare, financial services and infrastructure sectors. Olga Czyżycka-Szczygieł is particularly noted amongst the team’s counsel.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Zwierz

Other key lawyers:

Sławomir Czerwiński; Błażej Zagórski; Dariusz Greszta; Mateusz Stępień; Olga Czyżycka-Szczygieł; Jarosław Gajda; Marta Osowska-Buba

Testimonials

‘The key strengths are the experience and dedication of the team, as well as their focus on co-operation with other party advisors in order to make the process most efficient for both parties.’

‘Jarosław Gajda – dedicated, experienced and very good lawyer with a positive attitude.’

‘Mateusz Stępień – very experienced M&A lawyer, who contributed very much to making the transaction happen.’

‘From an M&A perspective, you get a full range of services: transactional, competition, tax, employment, cross-border, so it is a true one-stop shop for complex deals.’

‘Very good sense of key business issues and drivers. Focused on finding solutions and bringing both sides of a deal together.’

Key clients

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc

Medicover Sp. z o.o.

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Polish Development Fund S.A. (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.)

GrECo International Holding AG

Green Genius (Modus Group)

Sonnedix UK Services Ltd

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co.

Partner in Pet Food

MidEuropa (former Mid Europa Partners)

Abris Capital Partners

Neuca S.A.

Divante S.A.’ shareholders, including OEX S.A.

Compagnie d’Affrètement et de Transport – CAT SAS (Groupe CAT)

Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

Hortex

Circap

Alpla Pharmaholding GmbH

Nofar Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas on the $610m acquisition of 100% of the shares in LOTOS Paliwa, a Polish company which owns 417 petrol stations across Poland.
  • Advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju and closed-end fund Fundusz Inwestycji Infrastrukturalnych – Kapitałowy FIZ managed by Polski Fundusz Rozwoju – on the zł1bn sale of all its shares in Nowe Jaworzno Grupa to Tauron Polska Energia.
  • Advised Medicover, a large healthcare services company in Poland, on its €54m acquisition of 100% of the shares in CDT Medicus Group, a regional provider of medical services operating in South-Western Poland.

Poland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.‘s data protection team sits within the firm's IT and TMT practices. Its offering extends across the full scope of data protection and GDPR mandates, including representation before the Data Protection Authority, support with cybersecurity and data breaches, and cross-border work. Tomasz Koryzma heads the practice and advises global technology companies. Recently promoted counsel Damian Karwala has ‘exceptional knowledge of cross-border transfer subjects’. Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak was appointed to senior associate in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma

Testimonials

‘The team’s strengths include in-depth knowledge around the subject matter, excellent understanding of the client’s business and limitations, and a unique ability to cover coordinated advice from different jurisdictions across the CEE.’

‘There is a willingness to go the extra mile to understand a client’s business, including a personal review of the operations and a proactive approach to getting knowledge of existing policies.’

‘What is unique while working with CMS, is not only that CMS may provide legal advice for many different jurisdictions within the EU, but clients are always receiving legal advice for different jurisdictions in one package, and answers are comprehensively coordinated internally within CMS and in the same format.’

‘The effort, energy, and professionalism of all lawyers is highly appreciated. Strengths include collaboration, a can-do attitude, a willingness to listen, and support.’

‘Damian Karwala is responsive and precise with a practical approach. He has exceptional knowledge of cross-border transfer subjects.’

‘Tomasz Koryzma and Damian Karwala have both earned a lot of trust by being responsive and delivering products that are beyond high expectations. They clearly have in-depth knowledge of the tech industry and can easily be plugged into many different regulatory or commercial challenges.’

‘Tomasz Koryzma is an excellent organiser of the team, allowing it to respond quickly and effectively.’

‘Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak provides uniquely business-oriented advice and has a very professional attitude, presenting open communication, willingness to help, discuss different perspectives, and share best practices.’

Key clients

Box

Komatsu Mining

Partner in Pet Food

eBay

Iron Mountain

Ocado

Honeywell

Diageo

Bausch + Lomb

In Post

International Paper

Xiaomi

Work highlights

  • Advising Box on the relocation of its binding corporate rules from the UK’s data protection authority to the Polish data protection authority.
  • Advising Iron Mountain on ongoing data protection matters, including fulfilling the role of a data protection expert in Poland.
  • Advising the Polish subsidiary of Partner in Pet Food on GDPR implementation, as well as providing day-to-day legal counselling in the context of GDPR requirements and local data privacy regulations.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 2

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.‘s IP team has a strong focus on the fashion and luxury goods, chemical and pharmaceutical, and technology sectors, as well as the automotive and media industries. Trade mark enforcement and prosecution is a core area for the group, and its offering also includes handling portfolio management for global clients. Practice head Tomasz Koryzma is an IP enforcement specialist, and is ably supported by senior associate Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa; both practitioners are praised as ‘true professionals in the field of their expertise’.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa; Karina Zielińska-Piątkowska; Maciej Olejnik; Alicja Zalewska-Orabona; Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśniak

Testimonials

‘They have deep knowledge of IP law.’

‘What makes the whole team unique is the fact that the lawyers engaged in the projects have specialised knowledge in different branches of law. This is particularly important with respect to IP-related issues.’

‘The lawyers engaged in the team are extremely responsive, effective, and communicative.’

‘What makes them stand out is the level of engagement in each project. They are also well organised so that all relevant and important issues are addressed well in advance.’

‘Tomasz Koryzma and Aleksandra Kuźnicka-Cholewa are true professionals in the field of their expertise.’

Key clients

L’Oréal

ITP

HP Enterprise

HP Inc.

Sky International AG

Syngenta

eBay. Inc

Graphisoft

Work highlights

  • Advising L’Oréal as an exclusive anti-counterfeiting representative in Poland, handling all customs issues and criminal seizures related to all the cleint’s brands.
  • Assisting ITP with a global brand protection project.
  • Representing HP and Hewlett-Packard Development Company in multiple patent enforcement disputes against a seller of ink cartridges in Poland.

Poland > Private equity Tier 2

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. assists its private equity clients with issues arising throughout the investment cycle, from acquisitions and integrations, through to implementation of growth strategies and divestments. Sławomir Czerwiński leads the team, with Rafał Zwierz providing support from his position as head of the corporate and M&A department. Błażej Zagórski is recommended for his experience advising German companies on investment projects in Poland, while counsel Olga Czyżycka-Szczygieł stands out for her wide-ranging transactional expertise.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Zwierz; Sławomir Czerwiński

Other key lawyers:

Błażej Zagórski; Dariusz Greszta; Mateusz Stępień; Jarosław Gajda; Grzegorz Pączek; Marta Osowska-Buba; Olga Czyżycka-Szczygieł

Key clients

Advent International

Abris Capital Partners

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Montagu Private Equity

Cinven

MidEuropa (former Mid Europa Partners)

Polish Development Fund S.A. (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.)

The Apax’s PIB Group Limited

PFR Ventures

mAccelerator and its portfolio funds

Circap

CEE Equity Partners

Innova Capital

Syntaxis Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Divante’s shareholders on the company’s sale to German fund Deutsche Beteiligungs, which acquired Divante through its portfolio company Cloudflight.
  • Advised Cinven, an international private equity firm, and its portfolio company Partner in Pet Food, on two acquisitions: the acquisition of a pet food business in Poland from Grzegorz Werbliński and the acquisition of Mispol, a Polish pet food producer, from NDX Group, a Lithuanian company investing in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Advised Abris Capital Partners and its portfolio company Leodill Limited on the acquisition of the majority stake of the shares in Orbitvu.

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Under the guidance of counsel Agnieszka Starzyńska, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.'s Warsaw-based team operates as part of the firm's global life sciences group, which consists of sector specialists located in over 30 countries across the world. The group is able to advise on issues arising throughout the life cycle of its clients, from the fulfilment of regulatory obligations connected with launching on the market, through to development of marketing procedures.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Starzyńska

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Łoś

Key clients

Becton Dickinson

PZ Cussons

Coopervision Poland

Medtronic

Partner in Pet Food

Labocan

PRA HealthSciences Polska

Cytiva

Work highlights

  • Advising Beckton Dickinson on issues relating to medical devices, including clinical trials and sales contracts.
  • Advised Partner in Pet Food on the acquisition of G-Mart and Zakład Przetwórstwa Rolniczego.
  • Advising PZ Cussons, a UK-based cosmetics producer, on regulatory issues related to placing products on the Polish market.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

Drawing on the strength of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.'s established banking and finance practice, the restructuring and insolvency team expertly advises on the gamut of restructuring issues. Michał Meżykowski is the key contact.

CMS Poland is an international law firm which finds effective solutions for your legal challenges. We are one of the largest and most experienced international law firms in Poland – for over 25 years, we have been successfully working hand-in-hand with our clients that operate locally and cross-border.

With over 200 lawyers in Poland, we provide a full range of legal and tax advisory services to all sectors of the economy, advising on current challenges, as well as anticipating challenges on the horizon that are likely to shape the future. Our teams in Warsaw and Poznań operate as part of an international network of 80 offices with over 5000 lawyers located in 45 countries around the world, which allows us to offer you the highest quality legal advice, wherever you conduct or intend to conduct business.

As a future-facing firm, we take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to help clients of every size face the future with confidence. At CMS, we work in partnership with national and international businesses, from multi-nationals to start-ups, helping to meet business objectives, complete projects and close deals. The size of our teams and our international network of lawyers enable us to work on projects of any scale. Our clients include multinationals and the largest Polish enterprises, as well as family businesses, financial institutions and public-sector entities. Thanks to our lawyers’ sector specialisation and focus on regulated sectors, as a CMS client you will benefit from our comprehensive knowledge of current trends and challenges in your industry, as well as the support of a team that understands the specifics of conducting business in your sector of the economy.

Our experienced corporate and M&A experts offer you legal advice and support in transaction management. We can support you in capital market emissions, both nationally and internationally. If you are involved in a dispute, our business-minded dispute resolution team will develop the right tactics and strategy to navigate you through the process. We can also support your real estate and construction projects through all the phases. As Poland’s leading energy and environmental law team, we advise on all types of investment projects and regulatory issues. We also help businesses with financing projects, infrastructure and PPP undertakings, and advise you on compliance, competition, public procurement, new technologies and tax issues.

We see our expertise as a tool to find solutions to your legal problems and help ensure the continued success of your business.

If your business operates outside Poland, your legal issues will also be cross-border. CMS offers a unique coverage of Europe and beyond. With our geographical coverage, we can provide you with a seamless service and a single point of contact.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, CMS Poland/Head of Tax Andrzej Pośniak andrzej.posniak@cms-cmno.com + 48 22 520 56 73
Real Estate and Construction Agata Jurek-Zbrojska agata.jurek-zbrojska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 55 91
Banking & Finance/Restructuring & Insolvency Michał Mężykowski michal.mezykowski@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 8307
Corporate/M&A/Capital Markets/Private Equity/Investment Funds Rafał Zwierz rafal.zwierz@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 56 71
Competition Małgorzata Urbańska malgorzata.urbanska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5597
TMT/Intellectual Property/Data Protection Tomasz Koryzma tomasz.koryzma@cms-cmno.com + 48 22 520 8479
Dispute Resolution Małgorzata Surdek-Janicka malgorzata.surdek@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5555
Employment Katarzyna Dulewicz katarzyna.dulewicz@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5519
Energy & Projects/Infrastructure & Project Finance/ESG Marcin Bejm marcin.bejm@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5667
Insurance Ewa Świderska ewa.swiderska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5581
Environment/ESG Agnieszka Skorupińska agnieszka.skorupinska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 8336
Life Sciences Małgorzata Urbańska malgorzata.urbanska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5597
Public Procurement Małgorzata Urbańska malgorzata.urbanska@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5597
White Collar Crime Arkadiusz Korzeniewski arkadiusz.korzeniewski@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 5658
Investment Funds Błażej Zagórski blazej.zagorski@cms-cmno.com + 48 22 520 84 01
Private Equity Sławomir Czerwiński slawomir.czerwinski@cms-cmno.com + 48 22 520 55 27
Dispute Resolution Anna Cudna-Wagner anna.cudna-wagner@cms-cmno.com +48 22 520 55 29
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As a global future-facing law firm, diversity & inclusion are not just aspirations for us – they are an imperative. We are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages authenticity and celebrates all our people and their unique backgrounds. As they are central to our culture, we ensure that diversity and inclusion are at the forefront.

Our aim is to build a culture of trust, respect and inclusion which embraces differences and encourages diversity of people, views and experiences for the benefit of all.

Our D&I strategy, Future Facing Inclusion, is a way of thinking and being. It brings together everyone at CMS, as well as our clients and communities, whatever their backgrounds, to develop thriving careers, positive cultures and new ways of working. It is a force for change.

Diversity & inclusion is championed at the senior level across the firm. Our Managing Partner, Andrzej Pośniak, is a great advocate for D&I and champions it internally and externally to ensure that CMS drives change not only for its people and communities, but also for the legal sector and the wider business community.

As for our D&I initiatives, once a year we organise the CMS Diversity & Inclusion Festival to celebrate differences, to keep this essential debate going, and to share our experience and knowledge. Moreover, in Poland we regularly join in the organisation of anti-discrimination initiatives, including meetings with the Polish Ombudsman, non-governmental organisations, leading Polish reporters and law students. In striving for gender equality, in 2021 we also partnered with the CFA Society Poland to release a report entitled “Women on boards and company performance”, which is aimed at verifying the view that gender equality is associated with better financial performance, lower risk, and a higher market valuation.

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CMS has advised Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, on its cross-border acquisition of Singapore-based Horangi Cyber Security to address the growing demand for advanced, streamlined management of cybersecurity, compliance, and governance of multi-cloud environments.