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Rafal Zakrzewski and Team Join CMS in Poland

Rafal Zakrzewski and Team Join CMS in Poland

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Rafal Zakrzewski has joined CMS as a Partner in Poland, accompanied by a team of three lawyers.

Senior Associate Przemyslaw Karolak and lawyers Marcin Krzemien and Michal Horelik joined alongside Zakrzewski.

Zakrzewski joins from Baker McKenzie, where he was a Partner and headed the English law desk of Baker McKenzie in Warsaw. Before joining Baker in 2019, he was a Counsel with Clifford Chance, a firm he worked with for over 13 years. 

According to CMS, Zakrzewski focuses on advising on transaction and project financings, acting for both financial institutions and investors with a particular focus on the energy, oil and gas, and real estate sectors.

"It has been extremely rewarding seeing our CEE team grow over the recent months," commented Erika Papp, Head of the Finance CEE/CIS Practice at CMS. "With the addition of Rafal, we now have five very experienced English law qualified finance partners in the CEE region, supported by a large team of international and local lawyers. This puts us in a strong position to continue servicing our clients on large international and cross-border financings."

"Joining CMS allows me to strengthen our entire team, whose main objective is to ensure top-quality service to clients seeking legal support in respect of contracts governed by English law," added Zakrzewski. "CMS’s strong position in the CEE region allows us to handle even more transactions for existing clients and to support new clients in their cross-border investments governed by English law. Brexit has not affected the main strengths of this legal system. Just as the English language dominates international business, English law remains globally applicable."

Poland Knowledge Partner

Penteris is a law firm combining in-depth expertise, robust advice, and a pan-regional reach.

We provide full-service business law advice within five sector lines: Energy & natural resources, Financial institutions, Private equity, Real estate, and Retail.

On the market since 2001, we were originally part of a Scandinavian law firm and then a founding office of a pan-Baltic organisation.

Our attorneys will work closely with you, providing you with the hard skills, service-minded know-how, and legal expertise that will keep you secure while you lead the market.

Our skills are at your disposal:

  • Expertise and passion wrapped up in a personal service
  • Close-knit team providing a multidisciplinary approach
  • Ability to listen, understand, and deliver for the tangible benefit of the client.

The team continues to be internationally recognised year on year, most recently by Chambers Global 2020, Chambers Europe 2020, and The Legal 500 EMEA 2020.

Firm's website: https://penteris.com

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