From May, Maria Bysiewicz, expert on M&A transactions and investments, will be joining SMM Legal as a partner.

Ms. Bysiewicz has advised on a number of major transactions, including the acquisition of a majority stake in one of the leading Polish insurance companies, take-over of an open pension fund, sale of a group of companies within the automotive industry, investments by one of the leading global food industry corporations and various transactions involving the transfer and conversion of enterprises.

She has extensive experience in dispute resolution and has represented clients before civil courts, administrative courts and government authorities. Her litigation practice focused on commercial and civil law disputes (including the protection of personal rights), but she has also defended clients in corporate criminal matters (write collar crimes).

Ms. Bysiweicz has represented banks in litigation related to claims under FX options, execution of collateral warranties and has served as an attorney to other entities in shareholders’ litigation concerning rights to shares and other corporate disputes. Furthermore, advised non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) on competition and consumer protection law.

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