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Dariusz Greszta

Senior Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English

Dariusz Greszta is senior counsel in the Corporate/M&A department at CMS Poland.

He focuses on M&A, private equity, capital markets and restructuring work. Dariusz has extensive experience advising both on the buy and sell side in large acquisitions, capital markets transactions (including public-to-private deals) and corporate restructurings. He represents leading private equity houses, investment banks, private and public companies.

Dariusz has been repeatedly singled out as a leading Corporate, M&A and Private Equity expert by the Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA legal directories.

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He provided very good advice on big issues and was able to ensure that we focus on the right things. This provided me with a great level of comfort.

Chambers Global, 2016

He is a very experienced lawyer and that comes out in negotiations. He knows where to push and when to let go, which is very valuable.

Chambers Europe, 2016

Relevant experience

  • CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of state-owned company PKP Energetyka S.A., one of the major sellers of electricity, including electric traction power (for rail carriers), from Polish State Railways in the tender process. The transaction value was PLN 1.41bn.
  • Hong Kong-listed China Everbright International Limited, a leading player in China's environmental protection industry and the first one-stop integrated environmental solution provider in the country, on the EUR123 million acquisition of Novago, a leader in waste processing and the largest producer of alternative fuel in Poland, from private equity fund Abris Capital Partners. This is the largest single Chinese investment made in Poland to date, and the largest acquisition in the environmental treatment industry in Central & Eastern Europe.
  • Oresa Ventures and founders of the Trinity Group on the exit from the investment in Trinity Group - provider of management and accounting services in the Central & Eastern European region.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition through privatisation process of Polskie Koleje Linowe (Polish Cable Railways).
  • Holtzbrinck Digital GmbH on the sale of Money.pl to Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. and private equity fund Innova Capital.
  • Apator S.A. (the leading Polish provider of utility meters, connection equipment and IT solutions) on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Przedsiebiorstwo Wdrożeń Postępu Technicznego Elkomtech S.A.
  • Eurobank Ergasias on a transfer of a 100% stake in Polbank EFG to Raiffeisen Bank Polska.
  • GE Capital International Financing Corporation on an approximately EUR 625.5m acquisition of Bank BPH, the Polish banking business of UniCredit and universal bank listed on the WSE, followed by a merger.
  • LW Bogdanka (a listed Polish coal producer) in a successful defence against a hostile takeover attempt by NWR N.V.
  • Amica Wronki (a listed producer of white goods based in Poland) on a restructuring project involving a PLN 223m (approx. EUR 56m) sale of washing machine and refrigerator factories to Samsung Electronics. 
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Education

  • 1994 – Master of Laws (LLM), International Busines Law (the US and International securities law concentration), University of Houston Law Center, Houston, USA
  • 1993 – Post Graduate International Trade Program, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
  • 1992 – Master of Laws, Faculty of Law, Jagiellonian University, Cracow 
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Memberships

  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Olsztyn
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