CMS is pleased to announce that Michal Andruszkiewicz has been appointed as Head of the firm’s Poznań office, as of May 2020. Michal is a Counsel and advocate, with 12 years’ experience in managing teams of lawyers and developing advisory services.
Michal has taken over the position from CMS Partner Wojciech Koczara, who has managed the Poznań office since its establishment in 2012. Wojciech is primarily based in the firm’s Warsaw office, where he will continue to advise his clients in in relation to real estate transactions. The lawyers based in the firm’s Poznań office are integrated within CMS Warsaw’s larger teams and specialise in providing advisory services to clients from the energy and fuel, chemical and real property sectors.
Andrzej Pośniak, Managing Partner of CMS Poland, comments: “I am glad that Michal Andruszkiewicz has agreed act as Head of our Poznań office. We plan to strengthen the team in Poznań and we are looking for opportunities to expand the office to include new practice areas. Michał’s acumen and knowledge of the Poznań market will play an integral role in successfully achieving that goal. At the same time, I would like to thank Wojciech for his hard work establishing the Poznań office and developing it into what it is today."
Michal Andruszkiewicz, the new Head of the Poznań office, has worked at CMS for 11 years. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and has completed British and European law studies as well as German law studies. He specialises in advising clients from the energy and chemical sectors, and for the last 12 years, has been providing comprehensive assistance to clients in relation to a wide range of legal issues connected with business operations.
Michal has extensive experience advising on; the preparation and development of large industrial plants, new energy units, investment projects related to renewable energy sources and projects related to the expansion of the electric energy grid. Michal has also prepared and negotiated EPC contracts, general contractor works contracts, FEED contracts, supply and services contracts in projects developed under a multi-contracting formula, license agreements related to purchasing technology, long-term contracts for the sale of electric energy or gas, interconnection agreements and long-term maintenance agreements.
Michal is also experience in advising on issues connected with the operation of the electric energy and gas markets, including tariffs for energy companies, and he has participated in works on preparing amendments to the Grid Codes.