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The significant level of capital committed to the private equity sector, coupled with the availability of debt, has had a significant effect on pricing levels and competition for assets. Your priority is to have a cohesive strategy in place to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio.

CMS boasts an integrated international group of private equity lawyers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) able to provide a comprehensive offering to private equity funds. They assist clients through all stages of a fund’s life – from fund formation and administration to actual investments, portfolio monitoring, and exits.

Having advised on the first ever leveraged buyouts in CEE region, our private equity team has been a market leader for many years, advising on some of the largest acquisitions and exits in the region. Private equity funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner. Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry in CEE and around the world.

You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts. With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

Understanding the industries in which our clients transact is crucial when it comes to providing effective commercial and legal advice. We are organised along industry sector lines, and our CEE private equity team has particularly strong experience in consumer products, life sciences and healthcare, infrastructure, financial institutions and services, energy and utilities, technology, media and communications and real estate transactions. The strength and depth of our sector focus allows us to understand the specific issues and challenges for a transaction in any given sector and provide you with advice within that context so that we can pinpoint the real commercial risks you are facing.

We have a very strong Polish reputation for advising private equity investors. As the market leader by volume of transactions closed annually, we specialise in the leading sectors, including retail, lifesciences & food, new technologies and real estate. 

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Graham Conlon
Graham Conlon
Man­aging Part­ner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, Head of Private Equity– CEE/CIS
Ukraine, Kyiv
Poland, Warsaw
United Kingdom, London
Graham Conlon is an English-qualified solicitor, the Head of Private Equity for CEE/CIS, and the Managing Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine. Graham divides his time between London...
Slawomir Czerwiński
Slawomir Czerwiński
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
Sławomir Czerwiński, attorney-at-law, is a Partner in the Corporate / M&A Department at CMS.He specialises in M&A, corporate and commercial work, with a particular focus on private equity transactions...
Mateusz Stępień
Mateusz Stępień
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
Mateusz Stępień, advocate, is a Partner in the Corporate / M&A Department at CMS.He focuses on M&A, corporate and commercial work, with a particular focus on private equity transactions, healthcare...
Jakub Wieczorek
Jakub Wieczorek
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
Jakub Wieczorek is a Partner in the Banking & Finance Department at CMS.Jakub specialises in banking and financial law, in particular acquisition financing, corporate financing, asset and project financing...
Błażej Zagórski
Błażej Zagórski
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
Błażej Zagórskiis is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS Poland. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity/venture capital transactions, privatisations and restructuring...
Rafal Zwierz
Rafal Zwierz
Part­ner
Poland, Warsaw
Rafał Zwierz is a partner in CMS Corporate/M&A Practice responsible for the development of the capital markets practice in Poland. Rafał supports our clients on projects related to public offerings...
Olga Czyzycka
Olga Czyzycka
Coun­sel
Poland, Warsaw
Olga is Counsel in the Corporate/M&A department in Warsaw office.
Jarosław Gajda
Jarosław Gajda
Coun­sel
Poland, Warsaw
Jarosław Gajda, advocate, is a Counsel in the Corporate / M&A Department at CMS.He specialises in transactional, corporate and contractual advisory services. He has worked with numerous private equity...
Martyna Markiewicz
Martyna Markiewicz
Coun­sel
Poland, Warsaw
Martyna Markiewicz is a legal advisor and a Counsel in the Banking & Finance Department at CMS.For more than 10 years Martyna has advised on financing transactions and restructuring projects. She represented...
Rafał Burda
Rafał Burda
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Poland, Warsaw
Rafał Burda is an advocate and senior associate in Corporate / M&A Department at CMS.In his practice Rafał focuses on corporate and civil law matters. He has assisted private equity clients and strategic...