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CMS Poland is inviting fourth and fifth year law students to write a practical commentary in the area of labour law on a Supreme Court judgment, with available prizes including an IPad, sets of law books, and qualification for paid internships at CMS. In addition, all competition participants will be invited to special training that will take place in mid-December at the CMS office in Warsaw, with participants from outside Warsaw reimbursed for the costs of travel.

White & Case has advised Super Group Limited (Super Group) on its acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe, in a deal that values the company at EUR 153.5 million. Equistone was advised by P+P Pollath + Partners. The transaction should complete in the autumn after approval by the central bank of South Africa.

The SPP Legal Szmigiel & Papros law firm in Warsaw has become a member of CEE Attorneys, the network of law firms begun in March of last year. With the addition of SPP Legal the network, which already counted Tomicek Legal in the Czech Republic and Fox Martens in Slovakia as members, adds a Polish arm.

Iain Batty is a Partner at CMS in Warsaw, where he’s responsible for the co-ordination of the Commercial Practice in Central and Eastern Europe. He is based in Poland and travels extensively through the region. We sat down with Batty for a coffee in his Warsaw office.

Tobiasz Adam Kowalczyk is a graduate of the Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun. He also studied European Law at the University of Miskolc in Hungary and in the European Academy of Diplomacy. Kowalczyk is actively working on the development of mediation and arbitration. As part of his pro bono activities, he is also the Head of Region in the National Chamber of Mediators and Arbitrators. At the same time, as an expert in the Center for Research and Analysis (Employers of Poland), he conducts research on the socio-economic effects of the actions of public authorities and social partners on socio-economic situation, in particular in the enterprise sector in Poland and Europe. He is serving as the Head of the Legal Department and Compliance Officer at Samsung Electronics Poland Manufacturing. He describes himself as a “target driven and goal-oriented lawyer, valued for commitment, openness, and loyalty to the employer.” He was recently selected from a group of top young lawyers in Poland for the prestigious “Rising Star” award.

Linklaters has acted for Pan European Core Fund, one of the investment funds managed by CBRE Global Investors, in relation to the acquisition of the Ideal Idea logistic complex — a 30,500 square meter property located near the Warsaw Chopin airport. The seller was BPH Real Estate Closed-End Fund 2, General Electric's real estate investment arm in Poland.


Gide has announced that it advised KGHM Polska Miedz on another major financing project, following less than a month after the the world’s leading copper producer had entered into a USD 2.5 billion investment loan agreement with a consortium of Polish and international banks (reported on by CEE Legal Matters on July 16, 2014 and July 21, 2014).


Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski has advised PGNiG during the process of a carve-out from the company of its retail gas trade unit and its in-kind contribution to the company PGNiG Obrot Detaliczny, which took over activity in the retail gas trade from PGNiG on August 1, 2014.  

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