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Olga Czyzycka-Szczygiel

Counsel
Advocate

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

Olga Czyżycka is an advocate and a Counsel in Corporate / M&A Department at CMS.  

Her professional experience includes participation numerous of M&A transactions, due diligence analyses as well as providing advice as to the corporate issues including day-to-day legal assistance to both Polish and foreign commercial entities.

She advised on many mergers & acquisitions, among others she advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on acquisition of the 32.8% stake of Bank Pekao S.A. and Eolfi on the sale of the windfarm portfolio to Quadran.

Olga is singled out as a “Rising Star” by the 2021 international prestigious legal ranking publication of The Legal500 in the category of corporate/M&A transactions and private equity, where the clients praised her for her "professional, yet down-to-earth approach" and "extremely strong negotiating skills and business minded approach, insight to quickly understand client needs".

Prior to joining CMS, she cooperated with international law firms.

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Relevant experience

  • An international cosmetics producer COTY SAS on the Polish aspects of the sale of the majority stake in its professional and retail hair business, including Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands (“Wella Business”), to KKR. The transaction consisted in carve-out of the assets related to Wella Business and transfer of the employees to a separate entity and the subsequent sale of its shares.
  • Green Genius sp. z o.o. (a company from Modus Group) on the sale of its 100% stake in a 40.4 MW turnkey portfolio of ground mounted solar photovoltaic (“PV”) farms (41 photovoltaic projects) in Poland, to the leading global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments.
  • Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. on the Polimery Police investment project (development of a complete new petrochemical complex in Police, Poland) – the largest chemical investment in Poland and CEE with an estimated budget of USD 1.8 bn. The project comprised acquiring financing for this investment and complex advice on the whole investment process, including its implementation. The CMS transactions team supported the Client on negotiations and conclusion of transaction documentations with Grupa Lotos S.A. and with two Korean investors: Hyundai Engineering and Korean Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND).
  • Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, on the Polish aspects of its EUR 1.9bn acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi’s European generic pharmaceuticals business.
  • Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) on the acquisition of the entire share capital of a project company holding 48MW onshore wind farm in Zajączkowo, Poland (Zajączkowo Windfarm Sp. z o.o.) from Mitsui Renewable Energy Europe Ltd and J-Power Investment Netherlands B.V.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the sale of its holding company Altura S.a.r.l. which owns 99.8% of Polskie Koleje Linowe (Polish Cable Railways - PKL) to the Polish Development Fund.
  • Abris Capital Partners on the acquisition of ITP, a privately-owned Polish company operating in the aesthetic medicine segment.
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Memberships & Roles

  • The Warsaw Bar Association
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Education

  • 2016 – Advocate, Bar Association, Warsaw
  • 2011 – Master in Law, Warsaw University, Warsaw
  • 2011 – Master, Institute of International Relations, Warsaw
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24/11/2017
CMS ad­vises on the ac­quis­i­tion of Em­per­ia Hold­ing S.A.
Warsaw, 24 Novem­ber 2017. CMS has ad­vised MAX­IMA GRUPĖ UAB, own­er of the Max­ima net­work of gro­cery stores in, among oth­ers, Lithuania, Latvia and Es­to­nia and a net­work of Aldik su­per­mar­kets in Po­land...
03/01/2018
CMS ad­vises on Lithuani­an in­vest­ment pro­ject
CMS has ad­vised PFR TFI on an in­vest­ment in Lithuani­an com­pany UAB EMP re­cyc­ling. As part of the trans­ac­tion, the For­eign Ex­pan­sion Fund, Closed-End In­vest­ment Fund of Non-Pub­lic As­sets, (FEZ FIZ­AN)...

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20/11/2019
CMS ad­vises CEE Equity Part­ners on rail trans­port trans­ac­tion
CMS has ad­vised CEE Equity Part­ners, a PE fund, on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in EuroW­ag­on Sp. z o.o. by China Cent­ral and East­ern Europe In­vest­ment Co-op­er­a­tion Fund II.  EuroW­ag­on is the largest...
16/11/2018
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...
14/11/2018
CMS ad­vises Cin­ven on the ac­quis­i­tion of lead­ing European pet food man­u­fac­turer
CMS has ad­vised ma­jor private equity house Cin­ven on its ac­quis­i­tion of Part­ner in Pet Food (PPF), a lead­ing European pet food man­u­fac­turer, from Pamplona Cap­it­al Man­age­ment. The deal fol­lows Pamplona’s...
09/10/2018
CMS ad­vises Mid Europa Part­ners on ex­it­ing its in­vest­ment in PKL S.A.
CMS is ad­vising Mid Europa Part­ners, the lead­ing private equity fund in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe, on ex­it­ing its in­vest­ment in PKL S.A., the largest and old­est cable­way op­er­at­or with a num­ber of lines...
19/07/2018
CMS law­yers ad­vise Ab­ris Cap­it­al Part­ners on aes­thet­ic medi­cine mar­ket...
CMS ad­vises Ab­ris CEE Mid-Mar­ket III LP on its in­vest­ment in ITP S.A., op­er­at­ing in the aes­thet­ic medi­cine in­dustry. The fund, through its sub­si­di­ary NEPT Hold­ings S. a r.l., signed the share pur­chase...
17/04/2018
CMS ad­vises on the ac­quis­i­tion of Em­per­ia Hold­ing S.A.
CMS ad­vised MAX­IMA GRUPĖ UAB on the ac­quis­i­tion of 100% of the shares in Em­per­ia Hold­ing S.A., the own­er of the Stok­rotka su­per­mar­ket chain. The in­vest­ment agree­ment was signed in Novem­ber 2017 and on...