Małgorzata Surdek appointed the new managing partner in CMS in Poland
In May 2016, Małgorzata Surdek took over the position of Managing Partner of CMS in Poland. She replaced Andrew Kozlowski, who has managed CMS’s Warsaw office since 2003.
Małgorzata Surdek has been with CMS for 20 years. She has over 12 years’ experience of managing CMS teams in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. For more than 5 years she has managed the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Poland, and recently also in the CEE region. She has also led the Financial Institutions and Services Group. Małgorzata represents clients in civil and commercial law disputes before common courts, in particular in disputes concerning competition and consumer protection, intellectual property, claims under insurance agreements, construction disputes and commercial arbitration (she also acts as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).
“In the last two decades, CMS has grown to become the second largest law firm in Poland in terms of income and number of lawyers. It has a very strong position in areas such as transactional assistance, dispute resolution and arbitration, as well as in advisory services for the energy, finance and real estate sectors, among others. I feel comfortable handing the management over to Małgorzata Surdek after 13 years, as I am certain that her experience, managerial skills, energy and excellent client contacts will provide strong foundations for the further dynamic development of CMS, as well as make it possible for the company to take full advantage of market opportunities,” says Andrew Kozlowski, former Managing Partner of CMS in Poland.
Andrew Kozlowski will continue to share his experience with CMS’s partners and clients as a Counsel.