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Anna Cudna-Wagner Becomes Head of CMS’ Dispute Resolution Practice in Poland

Anna Cudna-Wagner Becomes Head of CMS’ Dispute Resolution Practice in Poland

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CMS Partner Anna Cudna-Wagner has become the new head of the firm’s Polish Dispute Resolution practice, taking over from Partner Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka who is leaving the firm.

According to CMS, “effective May 1, 2022, she will lead the team in close cooperation with CMS partner Arkadiusz Korzeniewski.”

“I entrust Anna, with full confidence, with the management of this ambitious team”, commented CMS Poland Managing Partner Andrzej Posniak. “Anna's successful experience and excellent client relationships provide a solid foundation for the further dynamic development of the practice.”

“There are many new challenges and opportunities ahead of us,” added Cudna-Wagner. “Together with Arkadiusz we will strengthen CMS’s position in dispute resolution, as well as develop the team in the changing market environment.”

“I am very grateful to the entire team for many years of excellent cooperation,” said Surdek-Janicka. ”It has been an honor and a source of constant satisfaction to be able to jointly develop the Dispute Resolution practice with such extremely talented lawyers.”

Cudna-Wagner became a partner in CMS’ Poland office in 2017 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 7, 2017).

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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