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Capital markets activity in Central and Eastern Europe is picking up, with the key capital markets in the region developing at a strong pace, particularly with respect to offers of shares and bonds, and dual-listings. This brings both new opportunities and new challenges for companies and governments.

Issuers, investment banks, multilateral financial institutions, private equity funds and governments look to the CMS CEE Capital Markets team to guide them through these rapidly evolving markets and advise on increasingly innovative and complex financing solutions. CMS connects you to in-depth expertise in your local markets, as well as the know-how and expertise gained from our experiences working in the more mature markets of Western Europe and the United States.

Our Capital Markets team offers the full range of transactional and advisory services for all aspects of capital markets, derivatives, structured products and structured finance transactions – from complex equity and debt securities offerings and dual-listings on European, North American or other Stock Exchanges, through to securitised derivatives and structured products, as well as on a wide range of regulatory matters (Prospectus Directive, MiFID, EMIR and so on).

The team has worked on some of the most ground-breaking capital markets transactions in the EU (e.g. Telefónica’s successful IPO of EUR 1.45bn on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and in CEE, where we most recently worked on some of the largest IPOs on the Warsaw Stock Exchange last year, including the IPOs of the largest independent postal operator in Poland InPost and luxury goods brand Wittchen. The CMS International Capital Markets practice comprises more than 100 lawyers across 34 countries worldwide.

Our Capital Markets team is up to date with legal changes and maintains good working relationships with key institutions in the public trading arena, such as the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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On the IPO of In­Post, the largest in­de­pend­ent postal op­er­at­or in Po­land on the Warsaw Stock Ex­change – CMS ad­vised the IPO’s man­agers: IPOPEMA Se­cur­it­ies S.A., Wood & Com­pany Fin­an­cial Ser­vices and...

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1 June 2020
CMS ad­vises on the largest chem­ic­al in­vest­ment pro­ject in Po­land and CEE
CMS has suc­cess­fully ad­vised Grupa Azoty Poly­ol­efins on both the fin­an­cing and im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Po­lice Polimery pro­ject – the largest in­vest­ment pro­ject in the chem­ic­al in­dustry in Po­land and Cent­ral...
18 November 2019
CMS ad­vises on the largest planned pub­lic of­fer­ing of 2019 in Po­land
CMS has ad­vised Grupa Azoty Za­kłady Chem­iczne “Po­lice” S.A. on the com­pany’s pub­lic of­fer­ing. Ac­cord­ing to the pro­spect­us ap­proved by the Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity on 5 Novem­ber 2019, the...
19 October 2018
CMS ad­vises on the del­ist­ing of a lo­gist­ics com­pany
CMS has sup­por­ted lo­gist­ics com­pany PCC In­ter­mod­al S.A. in the pro­cess of ex­it­ing the Warsaw Stock Ex­change and re-ma­ter­i­al­ising its shares. Fol­low­ing a squeeze-out that was com­pleted earli­er this year...
16 July 2018
New pro­mo­tions at CMS
CMS Po­land has nom­in­ated two new coun­sels: Michał An­druszkiewicz from the en­ergy prac­tice and Ra­fał Kluziak from the M&A team. Both nom­in­a­tions be­came ef­fect­ive on 1 Ju­ly 2018.“Our coun­sels have been...
6 February 2018
CMS strengthens its trans­ac­tion­al prac­tice in Po­land
On 5 Feb­ru­ary 2018 CMS’s Warsaw of­fice was joined by new part­ner Ra­fał Zwi­erz, who will be re­spons­ible for the de­vel­op­ment of the cap­it­al mar­kets prac­tice and will bring 17 years of trans­ac­tion ex­per­i­ence...
7 November 2017
CMS ad­vises on IPO of Ven­ture
CMS has ac­ted as the is­suer’s leg­al ad­visor on the IPO of Ven­ture Inc S.A., a ven­ture cap­it­al fund, which took place on 6 Novem­ber 2017 at the Warsaw Stock Ex­change. Ven­ture Inc had been pre­vi­ously...
9 October 2017
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
CMS Po­land is in­vit­ing third, fourth and fifth year law stu­dents to take part in a law com­pet­i­tion. Par­ti­cipants have to come up with the best solu­tion to a leg­al prob­lem con­cern­ing la­bour law.Prizes...
30 June 2017
CMS ad­vises on IPO of Max­com
CMS ad­vised Max­com, a key man­u­fac­turer and dis­trib­ut­or of fea­ture phones, mo­bile phones de­signed for seni­ors and ex­treme sports, on its Warsaw Stock Ex­change de­but. The IPO took place on 30 June 2017.Max­com’s...
6 March 2017
CMS ad­vises In­teger.pl on its in­ten­ded del­ist­ing from the Warsaw Stock...
CMS has ad­vised In­teger.pl in the pro­cess of find­ing an in­vestor and their planned exit from the Warsaw Stock Ex­change.The trans­ac­tion is fin­anced solely by Ad­vent In­ter­na­tion­al through its sub­si­di­ary...
1 February 2017
CMS ad­vises on WSE bond is­sue
CMS ad­vised the Warsaw Stock Ex­change on the pub­lic is­sue of series D and E 5-year bonds (the series D bond of­fer was ad­dressed to in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors, while the series E bond of­fer was ad­dressed...
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CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
CMS Po­land is in­vit­ing third, fourth and fifth year law stu­dents to take part in a law com­pet­i­tion. Par­ti­cipants have to come up with the best solu­tion to a leg­al prob­lem con­cern­ing la­bour law.Send your...