CMS has gained yet another lawyer qualified to provide English law services. On 16 January Anna Wawrzyńczak-Palynyczak LL.M., legal counsel and senior associate in the Banking and International Finance Department, became a qualified English law solicitor. Thus, Anna Wawrzyńczak has joined a very narrow group of Polish lawyers who are qualified to offer advice under English law.
Anna has extensive experience in dealing with cross-border and local financial transactions, including financing company acquisitions using senior debt in the form of credit facilities, or through bond issues and mezzanine financing. She has provided advice in relation to projects such as CVC’s acquisition of PKP Energetyka and Bridgepoint’s acquisition of the Smyk chain.
“In recent years there have been more and more transactions involving Polish companies being carried out under English law. It is a legal system that is most commonly used for large transactions, due to the involvement of foreign investors. In the case of financing acquisitions of Polish companies, the choice of English law definitely makes it easier to obtain financing from foreign financing entities,” says Anna Wawrzyńczak-Palynyczak.
As a lawyer qualified to provide services under English law, Anna Wawrzyńczak-Palynyczak intends to further develop her practice related to the financing of M&A transactions and other types of financing, providing clients with the added benefit of Polish language advice and knowledge of both legal systems, which may significantly streamline the process.