Polish lawyer Bernadeta Kasztelan-Swietlik has joined Gessel as a partner and head of Competition Law.
Kochanski Zieba & Partners, working alongside Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP, Cuatrecasas, and Loyens & Loeff, has advised a consortium of banks consisting of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, and Lloyds as arrangers in respect to EUR 900 million of senior facilities to finance the acquisition of IPH Group by Brammer — a portfolio company of private equity firm Advent International.
Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland is reporting that Tomasz Zalewski became the firm's new Managing Partner on October 1, 2017, and that Founding Partner Krzysztof Wierzbowski, who has served as Managing Partner for the past 19 years, has become Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure.
English lawyer Daniel Cousens has been based in Linklaters’ Warsaw office since 2006. He advises international corporates, private equity sponsors, and strategic investors on M&A deals and inbound and outbound investments in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in Turkey, Ukraine, and Poland. Cousens co-heads Linklaters’ Turkey desk and is a member of the firm’s CEE and CIS teams. Before moving to Warsaw, he spent five years in Linklaters’ Moscow office. He studied English and French law at University College, London and Universite Aix-Marseille, and he speaks English, French, Russian, and Polish.
CMS, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Gessel have advised the sellers of Poland's Mila SA supermarket chain to Eurocash SA. Eurocash was advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal.