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Michal Smiechowski Joins CMS as Debt Capital Markets Leader

Michal Smiechowski Joins CMS as Debt Capital Markets Leader

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Michal Smiechowski has joined CMS in Warsaw as a Counsel and the leader of the Debt Capital Markets practice.

Smiechowski moved from Gide Loyrette Nouel, where he was a Counsel between 2019 and 2022. Prior to that, he worked for Dentons, first as a Senior Associate, between 2013 and 2014, then as a Counsel, between 2015 and 2019. Earlier still, he was a Consultant with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, between 2012 and 2013. Between 2007 and 2012 Smiechowski worked for Dentons legacy firm Salans, preceded by one year with Clifford Chance as a Junior Associate.

Smiechowski moved together with Associate Przemyslaw Kopka.

I see Michal’s and Przemek’s joining as one of the key elements of the CMS business strategy," commented CMS Partner and Head of Banking and Finance in Poland Michal Mezykowski. "Our goal is to ensure the highest quality of legal advice in DCM projects carried out on the Polish and international debt capital markets."

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

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