It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Dr Bartłomiej Woźniak, advocate practicing on the M&A team led by Maciej Kożuchowski, and of Paweł Kwiatkowski, advocate with our litigation and special cases / risk&support practice led by Piotr Schramm, to managing associate.

Dr Bartłomiej Woźniak specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and company law and business law. He has worked with many private equity and venture capital funds, advising on share deal-  and asset deal-type transactions on the buyer as well as seller sides. He also advised on buy-out transactions (including LBOs and MBOs) and on expansion capital transactions. He has experience with organised divestment processes, with transactions involving representations and warranties insurance (which is a novel concept in Polish legal dealing), and with cross-border / multi-jurisdiction projects.

With GESSEL since 2014.

Paweł Kwiatkowski represents Clients in corporate matters (for example cases concerning liability of management board members for actions to the company’s detriment), with respect to construction projects (he has represented contractors and investors in extraordinary appeals before the Supreme Court), and in civil proceedings as well as in criminal proceedings rooted in tax law (he represented the president of a company’s management board charged with racketeering offences and VAT fraud). His experience with adversarial proceedings is also applied in the context of M&A deals – for example, he advised in a dispute arising after sale of a waste handling operator – and in negotiations, also with a cross-border element.

Since February 2017, a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court.

With GESSEL since 2012.

 

We congratulate our colleagues and look forward to future successes together !