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The Chambers Europe 2019 ranking yet again affirms the strong market standing of our firm, highlighting three of our departments and according seven individual recommendations to our lawyers. 

Chambers Europe 2019 distinguishes GESSEL in the categories of:

  • Capital Markets 
  • Corporate/M&A 
  • Private Equity 

Apart from that, Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz  is named in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators, Leszek Koziorowski – in Capital Markets, Dr Janusz Fiszer – in Tax, and Małgorzata BadowskaMaciej Kożuchowski and Marcin Macieszczak – in Corporate/M&A. Marcin Macieszczak has also been distinguished in the Private Equity category.

We are honoured by the commentary collated by Chambers Europe:

Sources are full of praise for Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz of GESSEL, describing her as a "very effective and dynamic" arbitrator. She is also noted for her extensive expertise in international arbitration proceedings. She regularly acts as a counsel and arbitrator.

Leszek Koziorowski is recognised for his experience in securities law. Market commentators praise his "commercial awareness" and "excellent client service." He assisted Kredyt Inkaso with its public offering and bond issuance, at a combined value of PLN315 million.

Janusz Fiszer of GESSEL has a broad tax practice encompassing corporate income tax as well as VAT disputes. He is well versed with assisting companies and private individuals with tax planning and optimisation strategies. Sources are full of praise, with one interviewee remarking: "He always has a solution that satisfies our needs."

Małgorzata Badowska assists domestic and international clients with M&A transactions. She earns praise for her "very good attitude and very good knowledge of deal structure."

Maciej Kożuchowski advances in the rankings following a raft of praise from sources, who compliment his "speed of thinking" as well as ability to "find solutions and mitigate difficult situations." He regularly undertakes instructions from private equity funds on takeovers, investments and M&As.

Marcin Macieszczak is noted by market sources for his involvement in private equity mandates and his experience representing fund investors. One commentator describes him as a "well-known and visible" practitioner in the field. (Private Equity)

Marcin Macieszczak assists clients with public and private M&A transactions. Sources frequently praise his business-oriented approach, with one remarking that he knows "how to find solutions and come up with a new creative approach and speed up the deal." "He is a very sharp and focused negotiator with a very good understanding of business consequences," remarks another impressed client. (Corporate/M&A)

Chambers and Partners is a prestigious ranking published since 1990; one of the factors underpinning its popularity and credibility is comprised in the thorough, objective research conducted by its highly qualified, experienced team. Chambers Global tracks the most renowned law firms and the best practitioners the world over; its rankings are based on annual studies, client feedback, and on information submitted by the firms themselves.