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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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CMS Ex­pert Guide for Dir­ect­ors of Com­pan­ies
26 May 20
New no­ti­fic­a­tion re­quire­ments for non-EU in­vestors
The Pol­ish gov­ern­ment - un­der the anti-crisis activ­it­ies re­lated to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic - sub­mit­ted to the Se­jm a draft Act provid­ing for an ad­di­tion­al re­quire­ment for non-EU (and EEA) en­tit­ies in­vest­ing...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing...
03 Apr 20
Coronavir­us in Po­land: Chair­man of the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion...
In re­cent days, the Chair­man of the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“KNF”) has ap­pealed to the banks and in­sur­ance com­pan­ies not to pay out di­vidends and to re­tain all the profit gen­er­ated...
21 Jan 20
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2019/2020
30 Mar 20
EU Com­mis­sion calls for closer scru­tiny of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment
Non-EU in­vestors may be con­fron­ted with more ri­gid clear­ance pro­cesses when at­tempt­ing to ac­quire EU com­pan­ies as a res­ult of an un­pre­ced­en­ted call for ac­tion by the European Com­mis­sion. In a policy pa­per...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trans­par­ency Re­gister
16 Mar 20
European in­sur­ance re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion frame­work now an in­ev­it­ab­il­ity
For a long time, the in­sur­ance in­dustry has suc­cess­fully ral­lied against at­tempts to in­tro­duce a re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion re­gime sim­il­ar to the Bank Re­cov­ery and Res­ol­u­tion Dir­ect­ive (BRRD). However, EIOPA’s...
Sep 2018
CMS European M&A Out­look
Scan­ning the ho­ri­zon: European M&A Out­look 2018
15 Jan 20
Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity pub­lished good prac­tices con­cern­ing...
At the end of Decem­ber 2019, the Of­fice of the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“PF­SA”) pub­lished a set of good prac­tices con­cern­ing the ap­point­ment, com­pos­i­tion and op­er­a­tion of an audit com­mit­tee...
08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
23 Dec 19
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...