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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.
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Construction Tier 1

The dedicated construction team at CMS advises clients on construction projects, and represents them in construction disputes. The group advises on all aspects of the construction process, including at the implementation phase and at the completion of the investment. In disputes, lawyers act in mediation proceedings, litigation, arbitration, and in settlement hearings. The team is led by Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert, who also heads the firm's German desk. Counsel Michał Bork is noted for construction and design contracts and development agreements.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

CMS is able to assist clients with the spectrum of data protection and GDPR advisory services, as well as representation before the Data Protection Authority and the courts. The group is led by Tomasz Koryzma, who is an established technology lawyer, who focuses on data privacy issues relating to internet and e-commerce businesses, and has substantial experience in cross-border data-protection projects.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Cooper Standard

ING Aleo



B2 Holding



International Paper



Dispute resolution Tier 1

CMS utilities the expertise of the entire Warsaw office to handle disputes in the financial sectors, as well as the construction industry (representing contractors and employers. It is also instructed in disputes involving energy, aviation, life sciences, automotives and TMT.  Department head Małgorzata Surdek  has a strong track-record in arbitration, acting as counsel and arbitrator; and she is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Anna Cudna-Wagner is another key name, and specialises in acting for financial institutions and corporates involved in banking-sector litigation. Senior associate Adam Jodkowski is developing a practice in a variety of civil and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):


Katarzyna Kucharczyk is always prepared: great litigation skills, strategic view, great interpersonal skills.

They always work together and always are informed by each other about our cases.

Malgorzata Surdek and Julia Dyras are excellent partners for handling a complicated case. Not only with regard to purely legal matters but especially technical topics, where they have excellent access to the the core of the dispute.

Key clients

ALE Heavylift


AXA Life

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie

Bank Ochrony Środowiska




Millennium Bank

PKO Bank

Schuler Pressen and Schuler Poland


Employment Tier 1

The 'first-class' team at CMS, which is led by Katarzyna Dulewicz, handles the full spectrum of employment matters, with particular strength in the financial sector. The group's experience covers employment-related immigration issues, harassment cases including internal investigations, team moves and restructurings, sensitive dismissals and collective employment law. The practice also leverages the firm's strong international presence on cross-border projects. Pensions law is another area of expertise, where the team acts for pension schemes. Senior associate Maciej Andrzejewski has expertise in personnel issues, while counsel Tomasz Sancewicz is noted for his ability to handle advisory and contentious work.

Practice head(s):


The biggest strength of this practice is its practicality! Advice and guidance provided by the team is always professional, their risk analysis is thorough, and the solution proposed help my company stay – at the same time – compliant and agile.

Katarzyna Dulewicz has a very sharp mind, is succinct and practical in her advice. She engages directly in the matters and leads her team by showing best practices.

They are all very knowledgeable and experts of their field. They always understand the issue I turn to them with but they promptly schedule a call in case they would need further information.

Key clients






Equiniti Limited

The Boston Consulting Group

Zonemedia Management

NG Concept


Netcompany Poland


International Paper




Goldman Sachs


Universal Music



Jamf Sofware


T.J. Maxx

PZ Cussons


Becton Dickinson


Pharmaceutical Research Associates (PRA)

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

The team at CMS shows 'a great level of drive and enthusiasm' with experience in all aspects of energy and heavy industry projects. Particular specialisms include industrial investments, resource exploration and production work, M&A transactions (especially in the renewables sector), environmental permitting, emissions trading and regulatory issues. In 2020, Marcin Bejm took over leadership of the department from oil and gas industry expert Tomasz Minkiewicz. Agnieszka Skorupińska, who was promoted to the partnership in May 2020, is a specialist in environmental law at a Polish and EU level. Łukasz Szatkowski primarily handles energy projects and joined the group from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2019.

Practice head(s):


The most important asset the energy department offers is reliability. Prime knowledge and experience of lawyers always guarantee the best possible outcome of entrusted cases.’

Piotr Ciołkowski is the genuine expert in energy law, his top-notch advice and leadership skills really make the difference.

Key clients

CalEnergy Resources

Cemex Polska

Central European Petroleum


EDF Traiding


Enea Wytwarzanie

Eneris Surowce

Engie Global Markets

FCC Environment

Fortum Power And Heat Polska


H&M Hennes & Mauritz

Innogy Renewables Polska

KGHM Polska Miedź

OGP Gaz-System

PDH Polska


Polish Development Fund

PGE Energia Ciepła

PGE Energia Odnawialna




PKN Orlen

PKP Energetyka


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

PSE Inwestycje



Tauron Polska Energia

Tauron Wytwarzanie

The Association of Polish Power Generators (TGPE)

Veolia Energia Polska

Baltex Energia i Górnictwo Morskie

Biffa Waste Services

ElectroMobility Poland

PCC Rokita

Stadtwerke München

Insurance Tier 1

The standalone insurance group at CMS is led by counsel Ewa Świderska, and covers all areas of insurance law. The team's clients include insurers, banks, investment and pension funds, as well as companies with insurance programmes, re-insurers and insurance intermediaries. An area of particular expertise is insurance claims and disputes, but it also handles non-contentious issues in relation to insurance products and corporate transactions in the insurance sector. Małgorzata Surdek is a name to note with regulatory and licensing expertise, which she applies regularly in relation to the establishment of insurance businesses in Poland.

Practice head(s):


One of their biggest assets is exceptional quality of advice and the commitment of their lawyers to meet the needs of their clients.

Very good knowledge in insurance regulations and business.

Ewa Świderska has exceptional knowledge and a commitment to work on the best solutions.

Key clients





Unum Group

Volkswagen Financial Services


Investment funds Tier 1

Investment funds are a core area of expertise for CMS; an area that is handled by an interdisciplinary team comprising lawyers from the corporate and M&A, tax, project finance and banking departments. The group advises on amendments to fund structures, fund establishments and liquidations, regulatory compliance and fund management structures. In addition, it regularly assists investors in relation to their investments and lenders on the development of fund structures. Błażej Zagórski and Rafał Zwierz jointly lead the team. Although the firm lost Marek Sawicki and Jakub Marcinkowski to DLA Piper in June 2019, and Ireneusz Piecuch left to found his own firm in December 2018,  the team gained counsel Marek Trzos-Rastawiecki from Dentons in July 2019 along with senior associate Katarzyna Grodziewicz from White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k..


Always responsive with clear advice.

Senior, experienced team.’

They always provide an excellent personal service.

Key clients

Polish Development Fund


LGI Ventures

Future Tech FIZAN


Fundusz Sektora Mieszkań dla Rozwoju FIZAN/ BGK Nieruchomości

Fundusz Inwestycji Samorządowych FIZAN/ Polski Fundusz Rozwoju

Pramerica Property Investments

Abris Capital Partners

Mid Europa Partners

Value4 Capital

Resource Partners


Public procurement Tier 1

The group at CMS has a high level of knowledge of public procurement work, with an additional niche in the competition aspects of procurement contracts in the public sector. The group has expertise in domestic and EU-level procurement law, and assists clients throughout the tender process, providing public finance law advice, civil and commercial law services, as well as advice on state aid and contentious matters. Małgorzata Urbańska heads up the public procurement and competition groups, while Marcin Bejm leads on infrastructure and project finance issues.

Practice head(s):


A team with extensive experience, multi-industry (public procurement law, financing, PPP, infrastructure), which allows you to look more broadly at the issues being the subject of analysis.

Małgorzata Urbańska is very solution-oriented.

The head of infrastructure practice, Marcin Bejm, has extensive knowledge supported by many years of experience. Despite being a partner, he is always available to clients and keeps his commitments on time.

Key clients

Bank Pekao

Bombardier Transportation


EEW Energy from Waste Poland

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Fundusz Inwestycji Samorządowych FIZAN

Fundusz Sektora Mieszkań dla Rozwoju FIZAN

Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze


MPWiK Wrocław

MWiK Bydgoszcz

PFR Nieruchomości

Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju)

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

PWIK Starachowice

Rapiscan Systems

Terumo Europe

Thermo Fisher


Vamed Group

Vinci Concessions


Real estate Tier 1

The team at CMS is noted for assisting property funds with the acquisition and sale of real estate assets, and advising developers, banks, lessors and occupiers on every stage of the investment process. The department is jointly led by experienced transactional lawyer Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska, who is a specialist in the industrial and logistics sectors; and Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert, who also leads the firm's German desk. In 2019, Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk left the firm for DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k. Since publication, Wojciech Koczara left the firm.


The team is very committed to all legal aspects of each case. Always friendly and available. The solutions proposed are always to the point, even in unusual situations.

Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert is approachable, optimistic, engaged and compassionate.

In many cases, Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert is able to explain the complexity of each case and advise the best approach in negotiations. She is very committed. Very professional and available.

Key clients

ReInvest Asset Management

Credit Suisse


Aberdeen Standard Investment

Corum Asset Management

UBM Development AG



Motel One

Allianz Real Estate

Tax Tier 1

CMS' main areas of expertise comprise tax structuring, transactional tax, transfer pricing and tax disputes; it also handles warranty and indemnity insurance transactions. The group also handles cross-border tax advice, drawing on the firm's strong presence across Europe. The client roster includes private equity funds and corporates in the real estate and construction, financial services, energy and consumer goods industries. Appointed managing partner in 2019, Andrzej Pośniak leads the department and the firm's CEE tax offering, and co-leads the global tax group. Newly promoted partner Łukasz Dynysiuk specialises in tax planning and structures, as well as the tax aspects of M&A. Senior associate Paulina Karpińska-Huzior has experience representing clients in tax proceedings before administrative authorities, and in penal fiscal proceedings before state enforcement authorities.

Practice head(s):


Top expertise; business-oriented, solution-driven, capacity, leadership. Top tax practice in Poland.

Andrzej Pośniak is extremely client focused in everything that he does, and with a strong understanding of our commercial objectives and goes the extra mile to support us.

Quick, accurate and also friendly and with low stress level.

Piotr Nowicki stands out for client care and structured advice and training tailored to business needs.

Key clients


Corum  XL



Pierre Fabre

Grupo Lar


Mid Europa Partners

CVC Capital Partners

Bank Polski Kasa Opieki

Modus Group

Liberty Global

TMT Tier 1

The team at CMS is noted for its expertise in IT implementation projects, data protection and GDPR advisory services, as well as advising digital businesses on their operations in Poland. The group is led by IT and data protection specialist Tomasz Koryzma and advises a range of multinational and Polish clients, including ZTE, HP and ING Alea. It is also able to draw on the firm's strong international presence, often coordinating matters across the CEE region.

Practice head(s):


This is an experienced, senior team. They have worked together for a long time, and really pay attention to the client’s needs

Tomasz Koryzma is an absolute star. Always calm and prepared. He knows his business and is always in control no matter how rough the case could be. He is a smooth operator when it comes to explaining difficult and sensitive issues especially to the authorities

Key clients

Cooper Standard

ING Aleo






White-collar crime Tier 1

CMS' team is well versed in business criminal law, with particular experience in anti-bribery and corruption issues, anti-money laundering and criminal proceedings. It also regularly represents companies in international and local investigations, in addition to providing internal investigation services. Crisis management is another key area for the group, as is assisting with the implementation of compliance programmes and training. Arkadiusz Korzeniewski leads the department, as well as heading up the CEE white-collar crime initiative for the firm. Senior associates Maciej Kópczyński and Mariusz Minkiewicz are experts in anti-bribery and corruption cases.

Banking and finance Tier 2

The team at CMS is led by transactional finance expert Michał Mężykowski. The group advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers on financing arrangements for acquisitions, real estate, projects and exports, as well as advising on bond issuances, restructurings and structured finance. Alongside the transactional practice, the group also assists clients with financial regulatory issues - a capability cemented by the arrival from Dentons of counsel Marek Trzos Rastawiecki in June 2019, who now leads the regulatory sub-team.

Practice head(s):


Very good knowledge of the documentation requirements and ability to drive the documentation without supervision, with no risk of derailing the transaction.

It’s immediately visible that the team has a great experience on Polish financing market.

Michał Mężykowski is a true leader, respected by his lawyers, clients and even competitors.

Key clients

mBank S.A.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Bank BNP Paribas

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki



Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Erste Bank


Credit Agricole

Aareal Bank


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

CMS' transactional team works closely with the firm's busy private equity and capital markets teams to advise clients across areas including the energy, life sciences, transport and logistics, retail, consumer products, financial services and insurance sectors. The group also has a particular strength in joint venture projects. Rafał Zwierz leads the team, which includes Błażej Zagórski and senior associate Olga Czyżycka, whom clients rate for her 'professional, yet down-to-earth, approach'. Sławomir Czerwiński was a new arrival in 2020.

Practice head(s):


Extremely strong negotiating skills and business minded approach, insight to quickly understand clients needs.

The team is among top such teams in Poland; it’s well organised and efficient.

Olga Czyzycka showed strong dedication and managed to carry strong load of the work. She is a highly trusted person and able to deliver results to tough deadlines.

Rafal Zwierz was great on high level subjects and negotiations. He managed to argue well with the counter-party lawyers.

Key clients

Stadtwerke München

Abris Capital Partners

Modus Group

Polish Development Fund

Mid Europa Partners

Phillips Industries

Generali Group

Liberty Global and LGI Ventures



PZ Cussons


Unum Group

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

CMS is noted for its expertise in merger control and antitrust issues, in addition to the team's experience in handling consumer protection, unfair competition and state aid issues. Investigations and litigation are key components of the group's practice, and it is regularly called upon to support clients in investigations into anti-competitive activities, including in relation to dawn raids and antimonopoly proceedings. Małgrzata Urbańska heads the team, while also leading the consumer products group for the CEE region. Senior associate Agnieszka Starzyńska is another key practitioner, with a particular focus on issues arising from M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):


Extremely strong negotiating skills and business minded approach, insight to quickly understand clients’ needs.

The team is among top such teams in Poland. Well organised and efficient.

We like the professional, yet down-to-earth, approach.

Key clients


Bombardier Transportation




Danone Polska

Becton Dickinson








Nutricia Polska


Panattoni Group


PZ Cussons

TB Truck and Trailer Services

Intellectual property Tier 2

Core sectors for CMS span the fashion and luxury goods, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, technology and media industries. The team, which is led by Tomasz Koryzma, focuses on IP enforcement work, with particular expertise in trade mark and patent cases and portfolio protection issues. The Warsaw office acts as a hub for the CEE, and lawyers regularly coordinate matters across the region. Promoted to partner in 2019, Marek Oleksyn is an expert in trade marks and unfair competition cases.

Practice head(s):


The strengths of the CMS team are availability and solving problems fast and professionalism during the meetings.

Marek Oleksyn is very good at developing strategies and bringing value to the company.

We are very satisfied and impressed by the level of work and ethics of all team members that are involved in this. It continues to be a very difficult case, but they always rise to the occasion.

Key clients





Sky International

HP Enterprise






Private equity Tier 2

CMS' team regularly handles significant private equity-backed M&A transactions in the Polish market, while also assisting clients with the Polish aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions. Its strong client roster comprises regional and global private equity houses, including Advent International and Mid Europa Partners. The group also draws on the firm's wider areas of expertise and is able to draw on the firm's solid tax and capital markets departments. Transaction expert Rafał Zwierz leads the group, which includes senior associate Olga Czyżycka, who has experience in cross-border deals and capital group restructuring and reorganisation. In June 2019, the team lost Marek Sawicki and Jakub Marcinkowski to DLA Piper.

Practice head(s):


We like the team’s professional, yet down-to-earth approach.

They have been very good about understanding and adhering to our “no surprises” approach to billing.

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners

Mid Europa Partners

Polish Development Fund


Advent International

Resource Partners

Capital markets Tier 3

Areas of expertise for CMS' group includes investment structurings, IPOs, development strategies for listed companies, public and private placements, exits from public markets and securitisation projects. The group's strength also lies in its regulatory services, which covers shareholder relations, corporate governance and the regulatory aspects of public trading. Rafał Zwierz leads the department from the corporate and M&A department. Senior associate Katarzyna Grodziewicz is another name to note, with experience in a variety of major equity transactions.

Practice head(s):


Very experienced and easy to work with – good communication skills

Katarzyna Grodziewicz is very hard working, detailed oriented, devoted to the transitions and to the point

It is good to have such professional and experienced advisors as CMS on your side. They are not only remarkable experts in capital markets but also support their clients in demands inherent for specific business.

Key clients

Zakłady Chemiczne Grupa Azoty Police

Work Service


China Everbright International


Generali Group

Unum Group

Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company – SADAFCO


Grupa Azoty

Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego

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 170 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 70 offices with 4,800+ lawyers located in 40 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 + 48 22 520 56 73
Real Estate Caroline Maude +44 20 7524 6445
Banking & Finance/Restructuring & Insolvency Michal Mezykowski +48 22 520 8307
Corporate/M&A/Capital Markets/Private Equity/Investment Funds Rafal Zwierz +48 22 520 56 71
Construction Lidia Dziurzynska-Leipert +48 22 520 5659
Competition Malgorzata Urbanska +48 22 520 5597
TMT/Intellectual Property/Data Protection Tomasz Koryzma + 48 22 520 8479
Dispute Resolution Malgorzata Surdek +48 22 520 5555
Employment Katarzyna Dulewicz +48 22 520 5519
Energy & Projects/Infrastructure & Project Finance Marcin Bejm +48 22 520 5667
Insurance Ewa Swiderska +48 22 520 5581
Environment Agnieszka Skorupinska +48 22 520 8336
Lifesciences Malgorzata Urbanska +48 22 520 5597
Public Procurement Malgorzata Urbanska +48 22 520 5597
White Collar Crime Arkadiusz Korzeniewski +48 22 520 5658
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 Ewa Świderska  photo Ewa Świderska Counsel
 Marcin Bejm  photo Marcin Bejm Partner, Head of the Energy and Projects Department at CMS Poland
Mrs Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska  photo Mrs Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska is a qualified legal advisor and Partner in the Real…
 Anna Cudna-Wagner photo Anna Cudna-Wagner Partner
 Sławomir Czerwiński  photo Sławomir Czerwiński Partner in the Corporate/M&A Department
 Olga Czyżycka  photo Olga Czyżycka Counsel in the Corporate/M&A Department
 Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert  photo Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert Lidia Dziurzynska-Leipert is a partner and head of the Construction Group within…
Mr Dariusz Greszta  photo Mr Dariusz Greszta Senior Counsel, Corporate/M&A Department
 Katarzyna Grodziewicz photo Katarzyna Grodziewicz Senior Associate in the Corporate/M&A Department and in the Capital Markets practice
 Adam Jodkowski photo Adam Jodkowski Senior Associate
 Maciej Kópczyński  photo Maciej Kópczyński Senior Associate
Mr Damian Karwala  photo Mr Damian Karwala Senior associate
Mr Tomasz Koryzma  photo Mr Tomasz Koryzma Partner, Head of the IP/TMT Group
Mr Arkadiusz Korzeniewski  photo Mr Arkadiusz Korzeniewski Partner, Head of CEE White-Collar Crime 
 Katarzyna Kucharczyk photo Katarzyna Kucharczyk Counsel
 Joanna Młot  photo Joanna Młot Counsel
 Michał Meżykowski  photo Michał Meżykowski Partner, Head of the Banking and Finance Department in Poland
Mr Tomasz Minkiewicz  photo Mr Tomasz Minkiewicz Partner, Head of the Oil & Gas Sector Team at CMS Poland
 Mariusz Minkiewicz  photo Mariusz Minkiewicz Senior Associate
 Andrzej Pośniak  photo Andrzej Pośniak Managing Partner at CMS Poland, Head of Tax
Mr Tomasz Sancewicz  photo Mr Tomasz Sancewicz Counsel, Attorney-at-law
Mr Marek Sawicki  photo Mr Marek Sawicki
Ms Agnieszka Skorupi?ska photo Ms Agnieszka Skorupi?ska Partner, Head of the Environmental Law Practice in Poland and CEE
Mrs Małgorzata Surdek  photo Mrs Małgorzata Surdek Partner; Head of Dispute Resolution
 Łukasz Szatkowski  photo Łukasz Szatkowski Partner at CMS Poland
Ms Małgorzata Urbańska  photo Ms Małgorzata Urbańska Partner; Head of Competition Group in Poland; Head of Consumer Products Sector…
 Jakub Wieczorek  photo Jakub Wieczorek Partner in the Banking and Finance Department
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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.