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CMS appoints new head of Energy and Projects Department

23 January 2020

As of 1 January, Marcin Bejm became the head of the Energy and Projects Department at CMS adding this new role to the role of the head of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Practice.  Marcin Bejm takes over a team of 25 lawyers, which is the legal advisor of choice in the energy and infrastructure sector in Poland.

Tomasz Minkiewicz, the previous head of the Department, one of the most respected experts in the field of mining and geological law in Poland, will be involved in further strengthening the position of CMS as the recommended legal advisor on the Polish oil and gas market.

"We are currently dynamically increasing the scale of our business – in particular the renewable energy and waste management markets are providing us with opportunities for rapid development. We want to further utilise our well known strengths: a highly experienced team, in-depth sector knowledge and out of box thinking in approaching legal issues. They are crucial to strengthen our leading position on the project market, where the ability to effectively solve complex legal problems is in great demand,” explains Marcin Bejm, taking on the new role at CMS.

"Recent years have been a period of rapid changes and growth for the firm. Our energy team has been a market leader in Poland for many years. We have also achieved the position of Band 1 legal advisor on the market of infrastructure and industrial projects. We look to the future with huge optimism. Our ambition is to make the best use of the existing potential and to maintain the position of a market leader for energy, industrial and infrastructure projects advice in Poland," – emphasises Andrzej Pośniak, managing partner of CMS Poland.

Marcin Bejm's professional experience includes advising clients on transactions and projects in sectors such as: airports, seaports, highways, railways, healthcare, public transport, IT, heating, water and sewage, renewable energy, oil and gas, and waste management. Marcin Bejm specialises in the project finance and public-private partnership projects.

According to Chambers & Partners, the new head of the Energy and Projects Department is the leader on the Polish legal market in the field of infrastructure and projects (Band 1). He is also recommended in the field of project development and project finance (Market leader, IFLR1000), public procurement (Band 3, Chambers & Partners) and public law (Leading Individual, Legal500). He joined CMS in March 2018, moving from Clifford Chance. Marcin Bejm graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, and also holds a diploma from the University of Cambridge in the field of English and EU law. He is a co-founder of the PPP Center, a member of the Public Procurement Law Association, and the author of legal commentaries for the Beck publishing house as well as numerous publications on public-private partnerships and concession contracts.

CMS’s Energy and Projects Department is made up of over 25 lawyers. It has been consistently recognised in the rankings of Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and the Rzeczpospolita daily as a go-to (Band 1) firm for projects and transactions carried out in Poland on the energy and infrastructure market. The team is also involved in the implementation of projects in other CEE countries, which in the opinion of Chambers & Partners earned him the position of a recommended advisor (Band 1) in the category of Projects and Energy in the CEE region.

Currently, the CMS’s Energy and Projects Department is advising firms such as: PKN Orlen, Grupa LOTOS, Grupa Azoty, KGHM, Arcelor Mittal, PSE, PGNiG, PGE, ENEA, ENERGA, OGP Gaz-System, Veolia, Green Investment Group, CEZ, Polski Fundusz Rozwoju, Fundusz Inwestycji Samorządowych, BGK Nieruchomości, Bechtel, Warbud, Budimex, Vamed, EEW, Modus, Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze, Polska Grupa Lotnicza, PESA, Eiffage, EIB, EBRD, BGK, Bank Pekao S.A., PZU and Nest Bank.

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