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Corporate

Poland

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice.

With over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

The lawyers are commercially minded, focused on solving issues in a pragmatic way and have a good understanding of what is important to the parties.
Chambers Global, 2016

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

The lawyers are proactive, you don't need to chase them.
Chambers Europe, 2016

In Poland our M&A team worked on some of the largest and most high-profile transactions, including the EUR 477m acquisition of PKP Energetyka by CVC Capital Partners. We are also the market leader in terms of the number of transactions closed annually.   

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Po­land

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19/10/2018
CMS ad­vises on the del­ist­ing of a lo­gist­ics com­pany
07/11/2018
Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
9 October 2018
CMS ad­vises Mid Europa Part­ners on ex­it­ing its in­vest­ment...
14/02/2018
New in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in Croa­tia
In early 2018, the Croa­tian Gov­ern­ment passed a de­cision on pro­mot­ing sev­er­al in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to a “stra­tegic pro­jects” cat­egory, mak­ing them eli­gible for sim­pli­fied and speedy pro­ced­ures.
Helen Rodwell
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Scan­ning the ho­ri­zon: European M&A Out­look 2018
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
30 July 2018
CMS Warsaw acts as leg­al ad­visor on the trans­ac­tion...
12/01/2018
Bank­ruptcy and takeover of a wind farm
Novem­ber 2017 saw the first suc­cess­ful pre-pack­aged bank­ruptcy of a wind farm op­er­at­or fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of this pro­ced­ure to Pol­ish bank­ruptcy law in Janu­ary 2016. Thanks to a de­cision made by the bank­ruptcy court in Warsaw, the as­sets of the 6 MW.
19 July 2018
CMS law­yers ad­vise Ab­ris Cap­it­al Part­ners on aes­thet­ic...
14/11/2017
Po­land: Eco­nom­ic In­form­a­tion Of­fices will be more use­ful to cred­it­ors
On 13 Novem­ber 2017, fur­ther changes re­lated to the so-called “debt pack­age” came in­to force pur­su­ant to the Act of 7 April 2017 on amend­ments to cer­tain acts to fa­cil­it­ate debt col­lec­tion. The amend­ments to the Act on the pro­vi­sion of eco­nom­ic in­form­a­tion.
16 July 2018
New pro­mo­tions at CMS
08/11/2017
Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.