CMS has announced that Konrad Werner has been promoted to Counsel and Head of Real Estate Finance, Poland, and Agnieszka Ziolek has been promoted to Counsel and Head of Restructuring, Poland, in the firm's Warsaw office.
Werner has has been practicing banking law for almost 12 years and specializes in transactions related to the financing of real estate and other investment projects. His experience also includes providing regulatory advice for the banking sector, e.g. including cross-border bank mergers, international transactions related to the securitization of commercial bank receivables, the acquisition of majority stakes, and ownership transformations. He joined CMS in 2005.
Ziolek has 11 years’ experience and specializes in legal advisory services to banks, companies, and funds on financing and finance restructuring transactions, including refinancing, bond issues, and transfers of credit obligations due to ownership changes as well as restructuring processes related to financial issues. According to CMS, "as a counsel Agnieszka will develop the restructuring services practice that she manages as part of the banking and international finance team." She has been working for CMS for six years.
Joining Werner and Ziolek has new Counsels at CMS Warsaw are tax and corporate advisory lawyer Lukasz Dynysiuk, Construction and Real Estate lawyer Michal Bork, Real Estate Transactions lawyer Adriana Andrzejewska, and Labor Law expert Tomasz Sancewicz.
“These promotions confirm the development of our practice areas as well as our plans for further dynamic growth in those fields,” said Malgorzata Surdek, Managing Partner at CMS Poland.
Following these new appointments, CMS Poland now has 20 partners and 19 counsels.