Former Weil Partner Rafal Zwierz has left that firm to join CMS, where he will be responsible for the development of the Capital Markets practice.
Zwierz has spent his 17-year legal career with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York (for one year), London (for one and a half years), and, since 2003, in Warsaw. He is qualified in Poland, the United States, and the UK. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Warsaw University in 1998, and obtained an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2000.
According to CMS, "Zwierz’s experience encompasses capital markets and transaction advisory in the field of M&A, with a particular emphasis on clients operating in the energy sector. He has advised on acquisitions by PKN ORLEN, Petrolinvest, CEZ and transactions related to ownership changes, including of Sfinks Polska, Ruch and Farutex. He also took part in restructuring projects."
In the 1980s and 1990s Zwierz was also a television and film actor. He made his screen debut at the age of 11 in 1984 in the film The House of Fools, and had lead roles in, among others, the films The Mystery of the Forest (1991) and Skarga (1991), and on the TV series On the Fifth Side of the World (1992). His most recent appearance was in the TV series Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord in 1997. In 1997 he quit acting to begin his legal career.