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CMS Appoints Posniak as New Managing Partner in Poland

CMS Appoints Posniak as New Managing Partner in Poland

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CMS has announced that Andrzej Posniak will replace Malgorzata Surdek as Managing Partner of the firm’s Polish operations on May 1, 2019.

According to CMS, Surdek is stepping down after three years as Poland Managing Partner as a result of her appointment to the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in Paris.

Posniak, who has managed the Tax Advisory team at CMS in Warsaw for the past four years, started at CMS in 2003 as a corporate trainee. He also manages the Central-Eastern European tax practice and is a member of the CMS global tax practice’s management team. For the last three years, he has been a member of the advisory team supporting Surdek in the management of CMS’s business in Poland.

As General Counsel at CMS, he was also responsible for legal, tax and regulatory risk management with regard to the firm’s activities on the Polish market CEE Legal Matters interviewed Posniak about his dual role here.

"On May 1 I will pass the management of the firm in Poland to a partner who combines experience in managing with an ability to observe market trends and respond to clients’ changing needs," commented Surdek. "The moment I took over as managing partner of CMS, Andrzej has been involved in setting the direction of development of the firm, and together we have created our business strategy. He is thus very well placed to continue this direction of growth and development, which is good news for both our clients and our lawyers."

In December 2018, CEE Legal Matters interviewed Posniak about the then-pending tax regulation updates that he believed posed the biggest challenge to businesses and lawyers in Poland.

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