Mr Michał Mężykowski > CMS > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Varso Tower
Chmielna 69 St.
00-801 Warsaw

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Partner, Head of the Banking and Finance Department in Poland


Michał Mężykowski is a Polish-qualified attorney-at-law, Partner and Head of the Banking and Finance Department at CMS Poland.

He has advised financial institutions and investors for 19 years on transaction financing, with a particular focus on the real estate market, project finance and acquisition finance. He also specialises in export financing and has also cooperated with financial institutions in regulatory matters such as establishing branches, outsourcing business functions and payment services. His experience also includes consultancy services for financial institutions in the field of restructuring and bankruptcy law.



Polish, English


District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw


University of Warsaw, Master of Laws (2002)


Practice areas:
– Banking and Finance
– Banking Regulation
– Financial Institutions
– Project Finance
– Real Estate Finance
– Renewable Energy
– Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
– Securitizations

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Capital markets

Rafał Zwierz leads the ECM group at CMS, which is adept at advising clients on IPOs, secondary public and private placements, and securitisation projects. Counsel Michał Śmiechowski ‘has an exceptionally long track-record on debt capital market mandates’, and he spearheads the DCM team alongside banking and finance head Michał Meżykowski; this offering encompasses advice to issuers, investors, investment banks, and other financial institutions on issuing debt financial instruments, including bonds, bank securities, covered bonds, and bills of exchange. In team news, Ryszard Manteuffel joined the team from Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. in March 2024.

Poland > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Michał MężykowskiCMS

CMS‘s group is praised as ‘one of the best banking teams in Warsaw with exceptional individuals‘. It boasts a broad client roster, which includes domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions, companies, and investment funds, and assists them with projects across Poland and the wider CEE region. Transaction financing is a core area of expertise for practice head Michał Mężykowski. Jakub Wieczorek specialises in project finance and acquisition finance, while Jakub Podkowa is skilled in financings in the real estate sector. Structuring projects and export financing are also key areas of strength for the department. In team news, Pawel Wajda joined the firm in January 2023 from Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k..