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  • Warsaw Financial Centra
  • ul. Emilii Plater 53
  • Warsaw
  • Masovian
  • Poland
  • 00-113
  • Chairman: Cornelius Brandi
  • Executive Director: Matthias Lichtblau
  • Number of partners worldwide: ca. 750
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: ca. 2,800

Firm Overview:
CMS provides clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With 2,800 legal professionals across the world working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, CMS’s focus is on clients and fulfilling their objectives. In a competitive legal market, CMS stands apart through its deep commitment to understanding clients’ business and the sectors and countries in which it operates. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead whatever its chosen markets.

Main Areas of Practice:
CMS offers a wide range of expertise through seventeen practice area and sector groups, providing advice on local, national and international issues. These expert groups are firmly established across Europe.
■Banking & Finance
■Commercial
■Competition & EU
■Consumer Products
■Corporate
■Dispute Resolution
■Employment & Pensions
■Energy
■Hotels & Leisure
■Infrastructure & Project Finance
■Insurance & Funds
■Intellectual Property
■Life Sciences
■Private Equity
■Real Estate & Construction
■Tax
■Technology, Media & Telecoms

For information on recent work, publications and full contact details please visit: www. cmslegal.com.

Clients & Awards:
CMS numbers global companies such as Telefonica, BP, RWE, United Technologies, Takeda and Diageo among its clients. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, for a large number of the FT European 500 and for a number of Fortune 500 companies. CMS is ranked #6 in the AmLaw 2013 Global 100 by number of lawyers, #23 by turnover. In Chambers and Legal 500 2013 Rankings, CMS has 92 Band 1 and 185 Band 2 Rankings. CMS has chosen a single organisational structure that suits clients doing business in Europe. Each CMS office is tailored to its local market, ensuring that clients benefit from personal service and market sensitivities, while working together under a shared mission and governance structure.

Whether clients require advice and support in one jurisdiction, across the whole of Europe or beyond European borders, CMS has a shared culture and built-in processes to ensure they receive outstanding, seamless service. It’s why many clients have been with CMS for decades. To ensure that it maintains strong client relationships, CMS constantly monitors its performance through a structured client feedback programme designed to identify what it does well and put in place a robust plan of action when it finds things it could do better.

Branches

  • Via Agotino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • Calle Génova, 27 ,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28004
  • Tel +34 91 451 9300
  • Fax +34 91 442 6045
  • Email : madrid@cms-asl.com
  • 1-3, Villa Emile Bergerat,
  • Neuilly-sur Seine Cedex,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • FR-92522
  • Tel +33 1 47 38 55 00
  • Fax +33 1 47 38 55 55
  • Email : info@cms-bfl.com
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • Mitre House,
  • 160 Aldersgate Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1A 4DD
  • Tel (020) 3673000
  • Fax (020) 7367 2000
  • DX 135316 BARBICAN 2
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • Warsaw Financial Centra,
  • ul. Emilii Plater 53,
  • Warsaw,
  • Masovian
  • Poland
  • 00-113
  • Tel +48 22 520 5555
  • Fax +48 22 520 5556
  • Email : warsaw@cms-cmck.com
  • Rua Sousa Martins 10,
  • Lisbon,
  • Portugal
  • 1050-218
  • Tel +351 21 095 8100
  • Fax +351 21 095 8155
  • Email : rpa@cms-rpa.com
  • Lennéstraße 7,
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • DE-10785
  • Tel +49 30 203 60 0
  • Fax +49 30 203 60 2000
  • Email : berlin@cms-hs.com
  • Mondriaantoren,
  • Amstelplein 8A,
  • Amsterdam,
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • NL-1096 BC
  • Tel +31 20 30 16 301
  • Fax +31 20 30 16 333
  • Email : amsterdam@cms-dsb.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Dreikönigstrasse 7,
  • Zürich,
  • Zurich
  • Switzerland
  • CH-8002
  • Tel +41 44 285 11 11
  • Fax +41 44 285 11 22
  • Email : office@cms-veh.com
  • Via Agotino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • 39, Via M. Buonarroti,
  • Milan,
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20145
  • Tel +39 02 4801 1171
  • Fax +39 02 4801 2914
  • Calle Génova, 27 ,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28004
  • Tel +34 91 451 9300
  • Fax +34 91 442 6045
  • Email : madrid@cms-asl.com
  • Avda de la Constitución 21,
  • Sevilla,
  • Andalucia
  • Spain
  • 41004
  • Tel +34 954 286 102
  • Fax +34 954 278 319
  • Email : sevilla@cms-asl.com
  • Lennéstraße 7,
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • DE-10785
  • Tel +49 30 203 60 0
  • Fax +49 30 203 60 2000
  • Email : berlin@cms-hs.com
  • Kranhaus 1,
  • Im Zollhafen 18,
  • Cologne,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 50678
  • Tel +49 221 77 160
  • Fax +49 221 77 16 110
  • Email : Koeln@cms-hs.com
  • Kranhaus 1,
  • Im Zollhafen 18,
  • Cologne,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 50678
  • Tel +49 221 77 160
  • Fax +49 221 77 16 110
  • Email : Koeln@cms-hs.com
  • Breite Straße 3,
  • Düsseldorf,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 40213
  • Tel +49 211 49340
  • Fax +49 211 4934 120
  • Email : Duesseldorf@cms-hs.com
  • Barckhausstrasse 12-16,
  • Frankfurt-am-Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60325
  • Tel +49 69 71 701 500
  • Fax +49 69 71 701 550
  • Email : info@cmslegal.com
  • Stadthausbrücke 1-3,
  • Hamburg,
  • Germany
  • 20355
  • Tel +49 40 376 30 0
  • Fax +49 40 376 30 40 600
  • Email : Hamburg@cms-hs.com
  • Augustusplatz 9,
  • Leipzig,
  • Saxony
  • Germany
  • 04109
  • Tel +49 341 216 72 0
  • Fax +49 341 216 72 33
  • Email : Leipzig@cms-hs.com
  • Nymphenburger Strasse 12,
  • Munich,
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80335
  • Tel +49 89 2 38 07 0
  • Fax +49 89 2 38 07 40110
  • Email : Munich@cms-hs.com
  • Schöttlestraße 8,
  • Stuttgart,
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Germany
  • 70597
  • Tel +49 711 9764 0
  • Fax +49 711 9764 900
  • Email : Stuttgart@cms-hs.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Avenue des Nerviens 85,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1040
  • Tel +32 2 650 0420
  • Fax +32 2 650 0422
  • Email : brussel@cms-dsb.com
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • 6th Floor,
  • 38 Volodymyrska Street,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01034
  • Tel +380 44 391 3377
  • Fax +380 44 391 3388
  • Email : kyivoffice@cms-cmck.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • 1-3, Villa Emile Bergerat,
  • Neuilly-sur Seine Cedex,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • FR-92522
  • Tel +33 1 47 38 55 00
  • Fax +33 1 47 38 55 55
  • Email : info@cms-bfl.com
  • 174, rue de Créqui,
  • Lyon,
  • Rhône
  • France
  • 69003
  • Tel +33 4 78 95 47 99
  • Fax +33 4 72 61 84 27
  • 1 rue du Maréchal Joffre,
  • Strasbourg,
  • Bas-Rhin
  • France
  • 67000
  • Tel +33 3 90 22 14 20
  • Fax +33 3 88 22 02 44
  • Email : arnaud.gerardin@cms-bfl.com
  • 69, lot Ben Haddadi Said,
  • Dar Diaf,
  • Chéraga,
  • Algiers,
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria
  • 16002
  • Tel +213 213 707 07
  • Fax +213 2 136 66 86
  • Email : samir.sayah@cms-bfl.com
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • 7, rue Assilah,
  • Casablanca,
  • Grand Casablanca
  • Morocco
  • 20000
  • Tel +212 522 27 77 18
  • Fax +212 22 48 14 78
  • Email : marc.veuillot@cms-bfl.com
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • Mondriaantoren,
  • Amstelplein 8A,
  • Amsterdam,
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • NL-1096 BC
  • Tel +31 20 30 16 301
  • Fax +31 20 30 16 333
  • Email : amsterdam@cms-dsb.com
  • Newtonlaan 203,
  • Utrecht,
  • Netherlands
  • NL-3584 BH
  • Tel +31 30 2121 111
  • Fax +31 30 2121 333
  • Email : utrecht@cms-dsb.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Amerikalei 92,
  • Antwerp,
  • Belgium
  • B–2000
  • Tel +32 3 206 01 40
  • Fax +32 3 206 01 50
  • 70 Route d’Esch,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • L-1470
  • Tel +352 26 27 53-1
  • Fax +352 26 27 53-53.
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • Bleiweisova 30 ,
  • Ljubljana,
  • Slovenia
  • 1000
  • Tel +386 1 620 52-10
  • Fax +386 1 620 52-11
  • Email : ljubljana@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • 70 Route d’Esch,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • L-1470
  • Tel +352 26 27 53-1
  • Fax +352 26 27 53-53.
  • Rua Sousa Martins 10,
  • Lisbon,
  • Portugal
  • 1050-218
  • Tel +351 21 095 8100
  • Fax +351 21 095 8155
  • Email : rpa@cms-rpa.com
  • Mitre House,
  • 160 Aldersgate Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1A 4DD
  • Tel (020) 3673000
  • Fax (020) 7367 2000
  • DX 135316 BARBICAN 2
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • Merchants House North,
  • Wapping Road,
  • Bristol,
  • UK
  • BS1 4RW
  • Tel 01179 300200
  • Fax 01179 349300
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • 101 George Street,
  • Edinburgh,
  • City of Edinburgh
  • UK
  • EH2 3ES
  • Tel +44 131 220 7676
  • Fax +44 131 220 7670
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • 6 Queens Road,
  • Aberdeen,
  • Aberdeen City
  • UK
  • AB15 4ZT
  • Tel 01224 622002
  • Fax 01224 622066
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
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Banking & Finance - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong banking and finance practice with regulatory capabilities and a focus on the insurance sector. Accomplished in advising both lenders and borrowers in areas such as project and real estate finance, PPP and restructuring. Recognised CEE-wide capabilities and active on high-profile mandates throughout the region.   

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I would recommend it as one of the best banking teams."

"It was a very smooth deal and very well organised."  

Work highlights Advised Apollo-Rida on a EUR650 million refinancing of a commercial property portfolio in Poland spanning 26 cities.

Advised Elektrocieplownia Stalowa Wola on the PLN1.3 billion financing of the construction and operation of a gas and steam unit in South-East Poland.

Notable practitioners  

Małgorzata Surdek advises on contentious and advisory matters in the insurance sector. Sources describe her as "a really excellent lawyer - she is very precise and she listens to our ideas." She recently assisted insurers Link4 with a damages claim brought by a group of insurance intermediaries for alleged unfair advertising.

Department head Małgorzata Chruściak is regarded as a leading banking lawyer in Poland, with clients describing her as "unquestionably an expert." She has particular knowledge of project finance, regulatory and restructuring matters.   

Newly promoted partner Tomasz Jedwabny has particular expertise in the field of PPP and project finance. Recently he acted for Jagiellonian University Medical College on a PPP project involving the planned redevelopment of three student halls of residence. He is highlighted for his specific knowledge of English law.

Significant clients Aareal Bank, Allied Irish Banks, Bank Zachodni, EBRD, ING.  

Competition/Antitrust - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 7 associates

What the team is known for Advises an impressive mix of Poland's largest companies, as well as international clients. Work includes complex merger control, state aid, public procurement and cartel cases, as well as advising on joint ventures. Also advises on disputes with competition authorities and competition compliance audits.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers provide a comprehensive and detailed service, and are also responsive and good at taking the initiative."

What's new? New additions to the client roster include Prima Poland, CalEnergy and MIH Allegro.

Work highlights Advised Mid-Europa Partners on merger control questions concerning the privatisation of the Polish cable railways company, Polskie Koleje Linowe.

Represented leading life insurance company PZU in an abuse of dominance case against a PLN50 million fine imposed by the Polish competition authority.  

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Małgorzata Urbańska advises clients on a broad range of competition and antitrust topics and is a frequent contributor to competition law publications. Sources say: "She is a very good lawyer with a strong grasp of the legal aspects."

Significant clients Diageo, EDF Polska, Lotos Petrobaltic, P4, PZ Cussons.

Construction - Poland

What the team is known for Notable capacity for both construction and real estate mandates, and highlighted for skill on cross-border matters. Known for representing real estate funds in acquisitions and divestments. Able to assist on property and construction disputes, and has environmental expertise. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team was great; the lawyers were timely, responsive and had a commercial outlook."

What's new? Veolia Water Systems and Zurich are both new clients.

Work highlights Acted for Standard Life Investments on the acquisition of a Polish shopping centre.

Advises General Contractor Torpol and Astaldi on construction issues connected to the development of the new Nowa Łódź Fabryczna railway station and other projects.

Notable practitioners  

Clients note Wojciech Koczara's experience and knowledge. "He is commercial, has strong technical abilities and is also very responsive," say sources. 

Construction specialist Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert regularly acts for Austrian and German clients. Of late she has advised Alpine on the construction of the Warsaw National Stadium.

Significant clients Deka Immobilien Investment, Futureal, Max Bögl, PZU Asset Management, Sonntag Group.

Corporate/M&A - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 27 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with in-depth expertise in the banking sector. Strength in cross-border transactions, particularly in the CEE region. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It is a reputable international company, having both cross-border connections and also good insight into the local legal field."

"I felt confident about the firm's recommendations as the lawyers demonstrated good knowledge in the M&A field."

"The team has a great pro-business approach and shows great interest in the client."

Work highlights Acted on the sale of a 75% stake in Iberdrola Renewables Polska to PGE, representing Spanish international firm Iberdrola Renewables.

Advised Recordati on the EUR17.5 million acquisition of 100% share capital of Polish company Farma-Project.

Notable practitioners  

Dariusz Greszta is a well-known figure in the Polish legal market. One source commented: "I am always impressed by him – he is a good lawyer and has a good practice."

Marek Sawicki gathers praise from clients, who say: "He has good communication skills combined with specific knowledge and experience."

Significant clients Recordati, Eurobank Ergasis, Vestas Northern Europe, Żabka Polska, Statoil Polska, Azimutus.

Dispute Resolution - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly specialised in handling disputes with competition and antitrust aspects. Noted for its work for financial institutions and companies in the energy, real estate and construction sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“The team is characterised by its approach to the client, problem-solving skills and proactivity. The lawyers raise potential issues and legal risks that may arise; they show initiative and plan what can happen and how to prevent the risks.”

“Deep knowledge of disputes with the competition authority and in litigation. The lawyers' knowledge in this is first-class.”

What's new? New client wins include BRE Bank, Citi Handlowy, PKO BP and ULMA Construcción.

Work highlights Represents Link4 in a class action in relation to alleged unfair advertising initiated by a group of insurance intermediaries; the value of this high-profile matter is PLN13.5 million.

Advised PZU Życie on a dispute regarding an alleged abuse of dominant position in the insurance market in an appeal to the President of the Office of Competition & Consumer Protection over the imposed fine of PLN50 million.

Notable practitioners  

Małgorzata Surdek is “very engaged in arbitration,” and is praised by clients and peers alike for her ability to work in a team and for her efficient organisation.

Significant clients Alpine Bau, PZU Group, P4, Link4, Kia Motors.

Employment - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong employment practice with a strong sector focus on life sciences, energy, consumer products, TMT and banking. Notable experience in workforce reduction and trade union negotiations, high-level dismissals and employment-related disputes. Additionally provides employment support on transactions with TUPE-related matters. Developing practice in immigration work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team followed the law very carefully and made sure that everything was 100% safe."

Work highlights Advised TJX on its relations with trade unions. 

Assisted PZ Cussons with the sale of several Polish brands held within its portfolio and related employment matters. The deal was valued at GBP46.6 million and included, among other things, advising on TUPE issues and internal restructuring.

Notable practitioners  

Katarzyna Dulewicz heads the practice and draws praise for her "excellent" knowledge of labour law. She has particular expertise in employment law issues in the life sciences, energy and banking sectors. She recently assisted Surunga with the closure of its car component production company in Poland.

Significant clients Allergan, Chevron, GE, MetLife, METRO Group.

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 26 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Excellent team with solid bench strength across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, electricity, renewables, shale gas, chemicals and mining. Highly proficient in M&A, regulatory matters and disputes. Client base comprises top players from the energy market, both domestic and international. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers show initiative and are proactive in advising us on how to prevent risks."

"The team has an extensive knowledge of the law, broad experience and specific knowledge of the energy industry."

Work highlights Represented Grupa Lotos in negotiations with Guernsey-based Petraco Oil Company concerning the supply of 7.2 million tonnes of crude oil to the company over a two-year period. 

Advised KGHM Polska Miedź on the expansion of one of the company's copper works. The team handled multiple aspects of the project: construction matters, drafting contracts and negotiations with contractors and suppliers.

Notable practitioners  

Head of the oil and gas upstream team, Tomasz Minkiewicz is singled out as a leader in the shale gas and the upstream sectors. He is described by clients as "one of the most experienced lawyers in the upstream sector" with a "deep knowledge," and is generally considered to be "a real authority on the market."  

Andrzej Blach heads the firm's CEE-wide energy group. Observers point out his "comprehensive legal knowledge and broad experience," and value his "high level of efficiency, flexibility and understanding of client needs."

Karolina Siedlik leads the department. Her core focus is renewables as well as regulatory matters and energy projects. She is appreciated for her extensive knowledge of the sector.  

Significant clients Chevron, EDF, PGNiG, PGE, Tauron. 

Environment - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 1 of counsel
- 3 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading environment team based within the firm's stellar energy practice. Provides comprehensive expertise in both regulatory matters and strategic projects. Highly visible on renewables projects, in particular wind energy. Additional expertise in carbon dioxide emissions and climate change, shale gas and contaminated land issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers were committed to the co-operation, and had strong communication skills and expert knowledge."

"The team invited us to various talks; I really appreciated the chance to share opinions, raise questions and have live contact with the partners, which is relatively unique on the market."

Work highlights Advising both BNK Petroleum and Chevron on an ongoing basis with regard to shale gas exploration. 

Acted for Polish Energy Partners on appeal proceedings related to administrative and planning decisions concerning the development of a new wind farm. 

Notable practitioners  

Of counsel Stanisław Wajda leads the team and is widely viewed as "one of the best practitioners on the market." He is respected as a highly experienced lawyer, with clients saying: "He is very fluent and gives strong, high-quality advice."

Zbigniew Kozłowski specialises in administrative proceedings. Sources praise him as a "very hard-working and diligent" lawyer. 

Significant clients EDF, Enern Polska, PGNiG Termika, PZ Cussons, ZEW.

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Life Sciences - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Covers a wide range of life sciences matters, such as reimbursements, clinical trials, litigation, regulatory and competition issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team always works with the client to find the best possible solution."

Notable practitioners  

Warsaw managing partner Andrew Kozlowski is the main point of contact for clients.

Significant clients Eli Lilly, PZU.

Private Equity - Poland

Basic facts about the department 
- 3 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Particularly strong in the energy, banking, retail and life sciences sectors, assisting a solid client base of renowned private equity funds. A large team with the capacity to handle cross-border acquisitions as well as noteworthy privatisation deals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A strong presence in the local private equity market."

Work highlights Acted for Mid Europa Partners on its EUR52 million acquisition of Polish Cable Railways from the State Treasury.

Notable practitioners  

Sources identify key partner Marek Sawicki as an experienced private equity practitioner with strong communication skills.

Significant clients Mid Europa Partners, Value4Capital, The Riverside Company, Apax Partners, Resource Partners.

Public Procurement - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on public procurement matters to public bodies and private companies. Highlighted for excellent abilities in the energy sector. Also able to advise on contentious and appeal proceedings.  

Notable practitioners  

Małgorzata Urbańska heads the team and is the main point of contact. 

TMT - Poland

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Strong TMT practice recognised for brilliant data protection and IT advice. Active on transactional work in the field and provides day-to-day support to long-standing clients on a range of TMT matters. Clientele includes large Polish corporates as well as multinationals. Extensive CEE footprint highlighted as an advantage in regional mandates.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team has a reputation for delivering practical advice which helps to assess legal risks. The lawyers have a good insight into what will work in the TMT sector and what will not."

"The team is client-oriented, responsive and has a problem-solving approach."

Work highlights Acted for Yamaha Motor Polska on a due diligence project on the processing of personal data held by the company for compliancy purposes, which included representation before the Polish Data Protection Authority. 

Assisting the Polish subsidiary of ING with the e-commerce issues related to the creation of a business-to-business platform for electronic tendering processes.

Notable practitioners  

Tomasz Koryzma leads the firm's TMT practice and advises on media, telecoms, e-commerce and data protection. Observers highlight his "analytical" ability to "go straight to the heart of a problem." Other sources appreciate his drive to find "practical and tailored" solutions. 

Dariusz Czuchaj specialises in IT matters, in particular data protection, outsourcing and e-commerce. One source enthuses: "He always tries to solve problems, he's punctual and I could rely on him in every case."

Marcin Lewoszewski is active on data protection matters and continues to develop in this arena. He was recently part of the team advising Electrolux on the introduction of a whistle-blowing hotline, which involved representing the client before the Polish Data Protection Authority.  

Significant clients ATOS IT Solutions & Services, BGK, Electrolux, Eli Lilly.