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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

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

We are the No. 1 law firm in Poland in terms of the number of M&A transactions concluded in 2021 according to the Global & Regional M&A League Tables 2021 by Mergermarket. 

Highlights of our experience in Corporate/M&A in Poland
Takeda on its EUR 9.6bn (debt-free cash free) acquisition of drug company Nycomed A/S across 13 countries.Advent International on the EUR 315m sale of Partner in Pet Food, a top private label pet food...


Employment issues in M&A transactions in Poland
A. Share Deal I. Obligations of the purchaser 1. Check whether: any internal regulations exist at the target company granting individual employees additional entitlements as a result of the transaction...
Turning the Corner? CMS European M&A Outlook 2024
We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the European M&A Outlook, published by CMS in association with Mergermarket.
Retailer's guide to Poland
We are delighted to present the CMS Retailer’s Guide to Poland.The retail business has its own specifics that require tailor-made legal solutions. This guide provides an analysis of the key areas of...
CMS advises Żabka Polska on three corporate PPAs in Poland
International law firm CMS has advised Żabka Polska on three contracts for the virtual purchase (settlement) of electricity generated from renewable sources directly from the generator, or corporate...
CMS European M&A Study 2023
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 15th edition of the European M&A Study
CMS advises Constantia Flexibles Group on latest packaging industry transaction
Constantia Flexibles is one of the biggest global companies in the packaging industry, employing almost 9,000 people in 16 countries. Drukpol.flexo is a Polish family-owned company established in 1992...
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2022/2023
The year 2022 started with various challenges, including rising inflation and energy prices. Then the Russian invasion of Ukraine added yet another one. Nonetheless, the M&A market in emerging European countries proved to be extremely resilient. The region saw M&A activity maintain a steady pace, though deal values were notably lower. Also, variations could be observed across territories and sectors. While 2022 brought a unique set of challenges, dealmaking largely compared favourably to pre-pandemic levels.Welcome to the 2022/23 edition of the Emerging Europe report.
CMS advises Synergie on the acquisition of InterKadra
International law firm CMS has advised French Group Synergie on its acquisition of Polish temporary employment agency In­ter­Kadra.Syn­er­gie Group is one of the top five global groups operating in the human...
CMS advises SINO-CEEF on the construction and sale of a photovoltaic plant...
International law firm CMS has advised a company from the SINO-CEEF group on the construction and sale of a portfolio of photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 51 MW - to a consortium of two Chinese...
Law and regulation of private placement of common stock in Poland
1. Prospectus requirement Offer to the public.Admission to trading of securities on a regulated market. 2. Prospectus exemptions Key exemptions Offer to the publicQualified Investors.Less than 150...
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Outlook 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edition of the European M&A Outlook published by CMS in association with Mergermarket.
CMS advises Brodvik AB on the sale of SITS
International law firm CMS has advised Brodvik AB on the sale of 100% of shares in SITS sp z o.o. to Actona Group A/S. Brodvik AB is a Swedish wholesaler of furniture, carpets and lighting equipment...