Over the 25 years of its operations, GESSEL has built up expertise – and, in many areas, contributed to the shaping of – almost all main areas of Polish law. For a long time, our practice has involved various aspects of real estate law; now, in response to demand among our Clients and in the market at large, we are opening a new chapter in this field by launching a cooperation with Dariusz Okolski, a renowned authority with extensive experience in real estate law, also in its tax and investment aspects.

Through this alliance, we aim to deliver even greater value to our Clients, also as regards the finer points of real estate law.

Dariusz Okolski will cooperate with GESSEL’s existing real estate practice composed of Aldona Pietrzak, Piotr Schramm and Christian Schmidt.

Piotr Schramm, partner:

“We took the decision to cooperate with Mr Okolski for several reasons. First of all, he is an accomplished specialist in the law regulating real estate transactions and construction projects. By working with him, we will be able to boost our own competences in this field, and to better address the growing market demand for legal advice in this field.”

Dariusz Okolski, advocate, attorney 

Advocate, attorney. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, also holds a postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tübingen and completed courses in comparative law at the University of Strasbourg and in American law at DePaul University in Chicago. Previously practiced at the international law firms of Altheimer&Gray, Clifford Chance and Haarmann Hemmelrath, also managed the in-house legal departments of Skanska Polska and of Blue City, a real estate developer. Specialises in the law of obligations, real estate law, contracts for construction works and consortium contracts. Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. His clients to date included Polish and international business entities, including developers, financial institutions (insurers, brokers and leasing companies), medical entities and food producers. Also advises on disputes. Fluent in English and in German.


Aldona Pietrzak


Piotr Schramm


Christian Schmidt