Michał Pawłowski, partner at CMS in Poland, has been awarded the “Kozminski’s Lions 2015” award in the “Lawyer” category assigned by Kozminski University. According to the Financial Times, Kozminski is one of the 50 best business universities in Europe. The purpose of the “Kozminski’s Lions” competition is to distinguish alumni who have achieved professional success and whose career path can be an example for other students and alumni of the university. The Jury evaluating candidates this year has taken into account such criteria as candidate’s career path and its dynamics, market position and brand of the company. The competition is divided into three categories: Manager, Entrepreneur and Lawyer.
Michał Pawłowski joined CMS in September 2015 as a partner to lead the Capital Markets Team within the transactions practice in Poland. He has advised in the most important transactions involving listed companies on the Polish market, such as, for example (valued at more than EUR 4 billion) the takeover of Bank Zachodni WBK by Banco Santander, the leading Spanish financial group, as well as the merger of Bank Zachodni WBK and Kredyt Bank SA. He is an advocate, a Doctor of Law and an economist. For many years he has specialised in capital markets transactions, commercial law and securities law. He represents clients in public share offers (primary and secondary), bond issue programmes, delisting (P2P) as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Law) and Poznań University of Economics (Economics). He now teaches at Koźmiński University in Warsaw. Prior to joining CMS, Michał gained experience at law firm DLA Piper, where he co-founded and coordinated the capital markets team (most recently as counsel in the Corporate Law Department). He has also worked at White & Case.