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CMS advises on sale of IT company in Poland

The CMS transaction team advised Bonair, a Polish company with almost 30 years’ experience in the digital transformation of enterprises, on its sale to the Dutch group - Fellowmind, owned by FSN Capital, a Swedish private equity fund.


Another litigation win for Kochański & Partners: Onet journalist walks free from court

The District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście has discontinued criminal proceedings against an Onet journalist who wrote about paedophilia in the Tricity area (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot). Mr Podolski was represented by advocate Mateusz Ostrowski, Partner and Head of Litigation at Kochański & Partners.


GESSEL distinguished in the Rzeczpospolita ranking

27 July saw the official announcement of the results of what is the 18th ranking of law firms compiled by the Rzeczpospolita daily. We are proud to announce that GESSEL has received an award in the Pro Bono category and GESSEL website devoted to the legal aspects of coronavirus has been recognised.


Baker McKenzie advised PKN ORLEN on an English law EUR 1.75 billion Revolving Credit Facility.

Baker McKenzie law firm advised PKN ORLEN in respect of a revolving facility agreement under English law with a consortium of 16 banks. Rafał Zakrzewski, partner in the Baker McKenzie Banking & Finance Group, Solicitor (England & Wales), was the main legal advisor to the borrower.


CMS with a new team advising private equity funds

At the beginning of August 2020, CMS in Poland welcomes a team of lawyers with many years’ experience in advising private equity funds, as well as significant achievements in M&A transactions: Sławomir Czerwiński, partner, Mateusz Stępień, partner, Jarosław Gajda, counsel, Antoni Wandzilak, senior associate, and Dominika Pietkun,  associate.


No more Transition at the UK Border

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in December this year. It is vital that businesses take action now to get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st January 2021.


Lack and excess of water – both pose a challenge for communities around the world more and more often due to climate change.

In our latest Global Water Annual Review 2019-2020, we focus on ways to manage this precious resource in a more sustainable way across the water cycle through circular economy and blue-green cities among others.


Poland is a European average in terms of ease of doing business

Poland is ranked 14th in Europe among the countries with the most complex business regulations, according to the latest report prepared by TMF Group, a global business services company for companies operating locally and internationally. The most difficult to do business in Europe is in Greece, and the easiest is in Denmark.


Clifford Chance advised the banks on the financing of the construction of a wind plant in Dębsk by Polenergia

Clifford Chance advised a consortium of banks composed of EBRD, ING Bank Śląski, mBank and Santander Bank Polska in connection with a term and revolving facility in the aggregate amount of PLN 480 million granted to Polenergia to finance the construction of a 121 MW wind farm in Dębsk, which will take advantage of support under the auction system, as well as to finance the VAT costs.