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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
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...

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01 June 2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
31 May 2021
CMS Net­work Shar­ing 4.5
On the brink of a new gen­er­a­tion
28 May 2021
“Friends of an ef­fect­ive Di­git­al Mar­kets Act” – France, Ger­many and Neth­er­lands...
On 27-28 May 2021, EU pres­id­ency in­formed mem­ber states at the EU Com­pet­it­ive­ness Coun­cil on pro­gress achieved so far on the Com­mis­sion’s pro­pos­als for a Di­git­al Ser­vices Act (DSA) and a Di­git­al Mar­kets...
21 May 2021
The CEE guide to crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity of cor­por­ate en­tit­ies
The concept of cor­por­ate crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity has de­veloped and per­meated in­to the leg­al re­gimes of coun­tries around the world, wheth­er as a res­ult of their ob­lig­a­tions to im­ple­ment the OECD’s 1997 con­ven­tion...
10 May 2021
CMS ad­vises on an­oth­er RES trans­ac­tion in Po­land
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS ad­vised Nor­we­gi­an en­ergy com­pany Equi­nor on the pur­chase of 100% of shares in the Pol­ish com­pany Wento, which de­vel­ops photo­vol­ta­ic and wind pro­jects, from En­ter­prise In­vestors...
10 May 2021
Vi­ol­a­tion of mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ur­al rules: European Com­mis­sion fines...
On 3 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion fined chem­ic­al maker Sigma-Ald­rich EUR 7.5 mil­lion for provid­ing mis­lead­ing in­form­a­tion dur­ing mer­ger con­trol pro­ceed­ings for Sigma-Ald­rich’s takeover by rival...
04 May 2021
With Il­lu­mina ac­tion, court to test EU Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral...
On 29 April 2021, the US life sci­ences com­pany Il­lu­mina con­firmed that it filed an ac­tion be­fore the EU courts ask­ing for an an­nul­ment of the European Com­mis­sion’s de­cision of 19 April 2021 to ac­cept...
13 April 2021
Re­tail­er­'s guide to Po­land
We are de­lighted to present the 2021 edi­tion of 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...
09 March 2021
New com­pet­i­tion tools for di­git­al mar­kets – Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law vs....
After the new Ger­man com­pet­i­tion law came in­to ef­fect in Janu­ary 2021, ma­jor di­git­al plat­forms are now af­fected by art­icle 19a of the Ger­man Com­pet­i­tion Act. Un­der art­icle 19a, the Ger­man com­pet­i­tion...
5 March 2021
CMS ad­vised on largest in­vest­ment in the chem­ic­al in­dustry in Po­land and...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice on the fin­an­cing of Po­lice Poly­mers, the largest pro­ject in Po­land im­ple­men­ted un­der the pro­ject fin­ance for­mula and also the largest in­vest­ment...
3 March 2021
CMS ad­vises PFR Ven­tures on private equity in­vest­ment
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised PFR Ven­tures on its in­vest­ment in three private equity funds; Brit­ish Apax Part­ners, French PAI Part­ners, and Aval­lon MBO (a Pol­ish fund). The value of PFR Ven­ture’s...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...