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Michal Sowinski


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

Michał Sowiński is an Advocate 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 in mergers & acquisitions (both private and public), tender offers, establishment of funds, corporate governance issues and day-to-day legal assistance on corporate law matters. Michał participated in numerous M&A and capital markets transactions working for leading private equity houses, investment banks, private and public companies.

Before joining CMS in 2017, Michał worked in leading international law firms in Warsaw.

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Relevant experience

  • Mid Europa Partners on the sale of its holding company Altura S.à r.l. which owns 99.8% of Polskie Koleje Linowe (Polish Cable Railways - PKL) to the Polish Development Fund.
  • Advent International one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, on the CEE and Swiss aspects of its EUR 1.9bn acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi’s European generic pharmaceuticals business.
  • Abris Capital Partners on the acquisition of ITP, a privately-owned Polish company operating in the aesthetic medicine segment.
  • MAXIMA Grupė, owner of the Maxima network of grocery stores in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and a network of the Aldik supermarkets in Poland on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Emperia Holding S.A., owner of the leading Stokrotka supermarket chain in Poland.
  • Generali on the acquisition of two Concordia insurance companies operating in Poland: Concordia Polska TUW and WTUŻiR Concordia Capital from the German shareholders – Concordia Versicherung and Vereinigte Hagelversicherung.
  • PKO BP on the sale of its stake in the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change & Infrastructure (Marguerite I) to BGK.
  • Polish Development Bank on the establishment of an infrastructural investment fund in Luxembourg.
  • Polish Investment Fund on the investment in private equity fund in Luxembourg.
  • PFR Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych on the investment agreement regarding acquisition of shares in a Lithuanian company UAB "EMP recycling”, concluded between Fundusz Ekspansji Zagranicznej Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych (a non-public assets closed investment fund), managed by PFR TFI S.A. and Elemental Holding S.A.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Warsaw Bar of Advocates
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  • 2014 – Master’s Degree, Law, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wrocław
  • 2011 – Bachelor’s Degree, Administration, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wrocław
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CMS ad­vises Ad­vent on EUR 1.9bn ac­quis­i­tion of Zentiva
CMS has ad­vised Ad­vent In­ter­na­tion­al, one of the largest and most ex­per­i­enced glob­al private equity in­vestors, on the CEE and Swiss as­pects of its EUR 1.9bn ac­quis­i­tion of Zentiva, San­ofi’s European...