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Marcin Bejm

Marcin Bejm

Partner
Head of Energy and Projects Department; Head of Infrastructure & Project Finance

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

Marcin Bejm is a partner and Head of the Energy and Projects Department at CMS Poland, leading a team of 25 lawyers. He also heads the Infrastructure and Project Finance practice. He has almost 20 years’ experience in advising on transactions and projects regarding various types of infrastructure assets carried out in Poland and across the CEE region.

Marcin provides legal advice to entities involved in greenfield and brownfield investments regarding hard and social infrastructure. He has experience in advising on transactions and projects carried out in virtually all key infrastructure sectors, including airports, seaports, motorways, railways, healthcare, mass transportation, renewable energy, waste management, IT, urban regeneration, water and sewage, as well as the oil and gas sectors.

Marcin advises on:

  • all types of investments into infrastructure assets, including acquisition, construction, development and revamp,
  • project finance transactions,
  • public-private partnerships and concessions,
  • construction works contracts, O&M contracts, public service contracts, technology transfer agreements, supply contracts, and off-take agreements,
  • day-to-day operations of utility companies,
  • public law,
  • public procurement,
  • state aid.

His clients include industry sponsors, contractors, institutional investors, infrastructure funds, international financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, developments banks, project finance banks, local governments and utility companies.

Marcin is the author of numerous legal commentaries on PPPs and concessions in Poland and is actively engaged in promoting PPP in Poland.

International legal directories recognise Marcin Bejm as the leading lawyer in Poland in projects and infrastructure, as well as one of the top-ranked legal advisors recommended for public procurement work and public law matters. The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Marcin as the only Band 1 lawyer for projects and infrastructure in Poland since 2015. Chambers & Partners also ranks him in Band 3 for public procurement. Another prestigious legal ranking, the Legal 500, recognises him for public law (Leading individual), and IFLR1000 names him the Market leader in the fields of project development and project finance in Poland.

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"Marcin Bejm provides out-of-the-box thinking, understands what we are trying to achieve commercially and is a pleasure to work with.”

Chambers

"Marcin Bejm maintains his admirable reputation in the market, with peers highlighting his wealth of experience in PPP projects. He also provides counsel on concessions and public procurement matters.”

Chambers

“By bringing in a new head of department CMS' branch in Poland excelled in their advice, commitment and expertise with regards to all matters concerning this PPP bid.”

IFLR1000

"He is a top-level professional”.

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Budimex, from the Ferrovial group in Poland, on a PPP project regarding the financing, construction and maintenance of a public office building in Tarnów, Poland.
  • Stonepeak on its planned investment in a company owing fibre networks in Poland.
  • A group of lenders including EIB and EBRD on a PPP project regarding the financing, construction and maintenance of a WtE plant in Olsztyn, Poland.
  • FIS, an infrastructure fund investing in municipal companies owning essential facilities, on the acquisition of 45% shares in the share capital of a water utility company in Tarnobrzeg, Poland.
  • FIS, an infrastructure fund investing in municipal companies owning essential facilities, on the acquisition of 25% shares in the share capital of a water utility company in Opole, Poland.
  • Sovereign wealth fund PFR on a PPP project regarding the financing, construction and maintenance of four car parks in Gdansk, Poland.
  • Warbud, from the Vinci group in Poland, on a PPP project regarding the financing, construction and maintenance of a school building in Piastów, Poland.
  • Airport operator GTL on the development of airside infrastructure at the international airport in Katowice, Poland.
  • VINCI on a PPP project regarding the construction, operation and maintenance of a fast tram line in Krakow, Poland.
  • EIB on financing a rolling stock project conducted by the municipal transport system operator Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe in Warsaw, Poland.
  • EIB on financing for a new investment program by a public transport operator in Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • EIB on financing for a new investment program by a railway operator in Riga, Latvia.
  • EEW on a PPP project involving the construction and maintenance of an incineration plant in Gdansk, Poland.
  • A group of lenders on financing for the extension of the second largest Polish refinery owned by Grupa Lotos.
  • DCT Gdansk on the development of a new container terminal in the seaport of Gdansk, Poland.
  • EIB on financing the extension of a district heating network in Krakow.
  • BGK and PFR on financing the exploitation of an oil and gas deposit (B8).
  • Remondis on the BOT project regarding a water treatment plant.
  • The City of Wrocław on the contemplated privatisation of its airport.
  • EBRD on financing for a concession project concerning the construction and maintenance of a car park in Wrocław.
  • Siemens Bank on financing a radiotherapy centre.
  • EIB on financing a hospital project in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province.
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Education

  • 2005 – Qualified advocate, The District Bar Council in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1999 – Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1998 – Diploma in English Law and the Law of the European Union, University of Cambridge, UK.
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Memberships

  • The District Bar Council in Warsaw
  • The Public Procurement Law Association
  • Co-founder of Centrum PPP 
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Publications

  • Contribution to the Polish chapter in “Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Rail Transport”, Law Business Research Ltd, 2020
  • Contribution to the Polish chapter in “Getting the Deal Through – Rail Transport”, Law Business Research Ltd, 2019
  • The commentary (as editor) on the Law on Concession Contracts for construction works and services, C. H. Beck, September 2018
  • The practical commentary (as co-author) on the Law on Concession Contracts for construction works and services, C. H. Beck, January 2018
  • “A silent revolution in the water/wastewater sector”, Rzeczpospolita, October 2017
  • “Organisational support for PPPs in Poland”, Forum PPP, Summer 2016
  • “Sustainable infrastructure”, Forum PPP, Summer 2016
  • The commentary (as editor) on the Law on Public-Private Partnership in Poland, C.H. Beck, March 2014
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Lectures list

  • “The New Public Procurement Law—how will it affect the implementation of the investment?”, a panel debate chaired at the 7th edition of the Congress of Polish Infrastructure, June 2019, Warsaw
  • "Forthcoming Projects—Outlook for RES in CEE and Baltic Sea Offshore Wind”, a seminar co-organised with IPFA Europe and mBank, May 2019, Warsaw
  • “The Future of infrastructure. Infratech”, a panel debate chaired at the 11th edition of European Economic Congress, May 2019, Katowice
  • “The Water and Sewage Industry in the Face of changes”, a panel debate chaired at the 10th edition of European Economic Congress, May 2018, Katowice
  • “The PPP Market in Poland: 2018–2020 Perspective”, a seminar co-organised with IPFA Europe, November 2017, Warsaw
  • “Project Finance in Poland”, a series of seminars, 2016–2017, Warsaw
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