Former CMS Partners Marek Sawicki and Jakub Marcinkowski have moved, along with a team, to DLA Piper in Warsaw.
Sawicki, who becomes Corporate Co-Head and Head of Private Equity at DLA Piper, served as head of the CMS Corporate/M&A practice in Warsaw and chaired the firm's Life Sciences & Healthcare group in Poland. He graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in 1992 with a degree in law and worked with both Baker McKenzie and CMS before joining DLA Piper.
Marcinkowski focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. He obtained his law degree from the University of Warsaw in 2004, and moved to CMS in 2007 after two years with Baker McKenzie.
In a joint statement, Co-Managing Partners of DLA Piper Warsaw, Krzysztof Kycia and Jacek Gizinski expressed their enthusiasm at their new partners, saying: "Marek and Jakub's appointment is a key part of our growth strategy in Poland and the wider CEE region. They each bring an outstanding reputation, a high level of expertise and strong client relationships, which perfectly complement our global business. Marek and Jakub are market-leading practitioners, well recognized by the local market and we are confident that they will make a significant contribution in further developing our corporate capabilities in the region."
The team coming with Sawicki and Marcinkowski includes Counsel Rafal Kluziak, Senior Associates Izabela Gebal and Michal Gintowt, and Associates Karolina Stepaniuk and Jakub Szczygiel, all of whom, DLA Piper reports, “have significant experience in public and private M&A, private equity, capital markets, and financial instruments."