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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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23 December 2019
CMS ad­vised PFR in the ac­quis­i­tion of shares in a wa­ter...
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...
6 December 2019
CMS ad­vises PFR on pur­chase of shares in a wa­ter sup­ply...
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...
20 November 2019
CMS ad­vises CEE Equity Part­ners on rail trans­port trans­ac­tion
29 Nov 19
The le­gis­lat­ive amend­ment cre­ates new op­por­tun­it­ies for us­ing ad­vance...
The new pro­vi­sions of the “Act of 16 Oc­to­ber 2019 on res­ol­u­tion of dis­putes over double tax­a­tion and the ex­e­cu­tion of ad­vance pri­cing agree­ments (the “Act”)” modi­fy and con­sol­id­ate the rules for...
18 November 2019
CMS ad­vises on the largest planned pub­lic of­fer­ing...
30 Oct 19
EU auto in­dustry turns to 'ac­quis­i­tion and hir­ing' to build com­pet­it­ive...
In the mod­ern era, di­git­al­isa­tion is dis­rupt­ing es­tab­lished busi­ness mod­els and the auto­mot­ive in­dustry is no ex­cep­tion. In or­der to stay com­pet­it­ive, auto­makers must ad­apt to the chal­lenges of elec­tric...
12 November 2019
CMS ad­vises Green In­vest­ment Group on the next trans­ac­tion...
24 Oct 19
Busi­ness now feel­ing the ef­fects of GDPR in M&A trans­ac­tions
Auto­mot­ive, health­care and fin­an­cial ser­vices are prime ex­amples of sec­tors that are un­der­go­ing rap­id di­git­al change. This trans­form­a­tion in the di­git­al en­vir­on­ment is caus­ing busi­ness mod­els to be rad­ic­ally...
28 October 2019
CMS ad­vises OAS­IS on ex­pand­ing in­to the CEE re­gion
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...