We are proud to announce that GESSEL has once again been named in the prestigious Legal 500 ranking.

The latest edition of Legal 500 mentions our firm in the following categories: 

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Tax
  • Private Equity.

Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, our Senior Partner, is honoured as a Leading Individual in the Dispute Resolution category.

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We owe these mentions to our Clients, who have put our trust in us and who noted our commitment to delivering top-notch advice on complex projects.


We are especially honoured by the testimonials about our firm and our professionals:

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

GESSEL Attorneys at Law has deep expertise in M&A transactions, for private and publicly-held, Polish and international entities. the group is led by Marcin Macieszczak, who, in addition to transactional work, advises clients on restructurings and company law matters. Małgorzata Badowska  and Maciej Kożuchowski, both of whom draw on substantial finance and private equity experience. Aldona Pietrzak is head of the due diligence group.


‘The team has a comprehensive and tailored approach to clients.‘

Dispute Resolution

GESSEL Attorneys at Law's founding partner Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is a noted expert in arbitration, representing clients in Geneva, the Hague, London, Paris, Warsaw and Vienna. The group also include Piotr Schramm, who leads on litigation and risk support, representing corporates and individuals. Schramm is currently defending former anti-communist activist Władysław Frasyniuk, after he was charged with assaulting two police officers at an anti-government protest in 2017.


‘The department is comprised of lawyers renowned in the Polish market, among clients and adversaries alike.‘

‘They do not shrink from even the most challenging cases, offering incisive solutions and innovative strategies which go to the heart of the issue.‘

‘The net effect is that, thanks to our counsel at the firm, our clients won precedent-setting judgments and were spared the (significant) cost of enforcement proceedings.’

Private Equity

GESSEL Attorneys at Law's department is led by managing partner Marcin Macieszczak, who specialises in public and private market equity transactions, as well as restructuring and company law. Other key lawyers include acquisition financing expert Małgorzata Badowska and Maciej Kożuchowski, who is predominantly an M&A specialist, but also advises on establishing funds.


‘Very good and proactive approach, with efficient delivery.‘


GESSEL Attorneys at Law handles contentious and non-contentious tax matters for a variety of Polish individuals, corporates and multinational companies. The advisory and transactional practice assists clients with structuring equity transactions, issues related to personal and corporate income tax, and the full spectrum of indirect tax matters.