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Private Equity Lawyers

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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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...
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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...
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...
Jakub Wieczorek
Jakub Wieczorek
Coun­sel
Poland, Warsaw
Jakub Wieczorek is a Counsel in the Banking & Finance Department at CMS.Jakub specialises in banking and financial law, in particular acquisition financing, corporate financing, asset and project financing...
Grzegorz Paczek
Grzegorz Paczek
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Poland, Warsaw
Grzegorz is an advocate and a senior associate in the Corporate/M&A Department at CMS.His professional experience includes participation in M&A as well as providing advice as to the corporate issues including...
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Olga Czyzycka
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Poland, Warsaw
Olga is a Senior Associate in the Corporate/M&A department in Warsaw office.
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...
Magdalena Zmyslowska
Dr. Magdalena Zmyslowska
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Poland, Warsaw
Magdalena Zmysłowska is a qualified Polish advocate and senior associate in the Corporate/M&A Department at CMS.She focuses on commercial and securities law, merger and acquisition transactions as well...
Katarzyna Grodziewicz
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Attorney at Law
Poland, Warsaw
Katarzyna is Attorney-at-Law and a senior associate in the Corporate / M&A Department at the Warsaw office of CMS.She focuses her practice on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities...
Michal Sowiński
Michal Sowinski
As­so­ci­ate
Poland, Warsaw
Michał Sowiński is an Advocate Trainee and an Associate in the Corporate/M&A Department at the Warsaw office of CMS.Michał advises the clients on corporate law and capital markets law. He specializes...