In memoriam


Dorota Bryndal specialised in employment law and management contracts, intellectual property law (including copyright and industrial property law), and counteraction of unfair competition; she also advised on cases concerning legally protected personal interests (in particular personal image and good name), personal data, and life sciences.

Quite apart from her legal prowess, and at least as importantly, Dorota was a great colleague to all of us at GESSEL. She was a sensitive listener, and she never held back when it came to helping others. Her empathy, her work ethic, composure and calm made her a model for all. She invariably impressed with her manners and her elegance – these aspects of her personality were expressed in her style sense, love of art, and her taste for good white wine.

Dorota is gone, but not forgotten. We regularly find ourselves referring to her opinions, expressions, and to stories associated with her work and life. We are grateful that, for a regrettably short time, her professional and personal paths overlapped with our own.


Dr. Janusz Fiszer specialized in the field of Polish and international tax law. He was an academic lecturer, from 1980 he gave lectures continuously at the University of Warsaw, he was a co-author of many acts and over 1,100 professional publications on legal, tax and financial topics in professional Polish magazines (including “Finanse”, “State and Law”, ” Przegląd Podatkowy”, “Monitor Podatkowy”, “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”), English-language (including “Tax Notes International”, “Tax News Service”, “East European Business Law”, “European Taxation”, “Intertax”) and German (“Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa”).

Leader in international and national rankings of lawyers-specialists in tax law and tax advisors: Chambers, Chambers Europe, PLC Which Lawyer?, World Tax, Ranking of Tax Advisory Firms and Tax Advisors, Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Forbes.

A collector of antiques, old prints and books, an expert on the history of the British Empire… He was characterized by professionalism, commitment and an extraordinary sense of humour. He looked at reality from the position of a professional, an experienced man, distant from many matters. Always ready to listen and advise. He never acted hastily when he made decisions as a superior, he sought agreement, guided by the good of the other party. He was a master of retort, an excellent orator.