CMS has announced that Banking & Finance lawyer Tomasz Zwolinski has joined the firm as Of Counsel, and will head the office’s Project Finance practice, which operates within the Banking department.
Zwolinski has 10 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance sector. Before joining CMS he worked at ING Bank Slaski, and more recently he worked for Allen & Overy, where he was involved in a number of projects related to financing export transactions and acquisitions. He has also participated in a number of infrastructure and property projects, and has advised on financing projects for the construction of motorways in Poland and Ukraine, financing the construction of hotels and office buildings in Poland, and also various industrial, service and residential projects and facilities in the Russian Federation. In the field of debt-leveraged and acquisition transactions he advised a private equity fund on leveraging the re-capitalization of a company held by that fund, and also a consortium of lenders in financing a tender offer at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Malgorzata Chrusciak, the CMS Partner managing the Banking and International Finance Department in Warsaw, said that: "I'm glad Tomasz has joined our team and will help strengthen the transaction practice, in particular in the scope of project finance, financing of acquisitions and financing of export transactions in which he has specialised for many years. I'm convinced that our clients will appreciate his knowledge and experience.”