We are pleased to announce that GESSEL has once again been recognised in the Chambers Europe Legal Directory, whose 2017 edition names us in the following categories:

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

As far as individual practitioners at our firm are concerned, Chambers Europe has distinguished:

We are particularly happy with the opinions of our Clients published in the ranking:


Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz of GESSEL handles high-stakes international arbitration cases in the capacity of both arbitrator and counsel, and enjoys respect in the market.

Marcin Macieszczak is described by clients as a "very experienced M&A lawyer who is able to understand key issues." He specialises in advising private equity funds on sales and acquisitions.

Leszek Koziorowski advises on ECM matters and also counts many investment funds among his clients. Sources note his strong experience, and a happy client highlights that he is "not afraid of confrontation," while another adds that he is able to "work out non-standard solutions."

Marcin Macieszczak focuses on M&A transactions in the private as well as public sectors. He is singled out by market commentators for his experience, client care and down-to-earth approach.

Janusz Fiszer of GESSEL is an experienced and well-known tax expert with a strong track record in international taxation as well as transactional tax matters. One source states: "He can really understand how the tax authorities think about certain matters," while another remarks: "His advice is always client-oriented and actionable; he doesn't dwell on theories but tells you what you need to do and how to do it."

Małgorzata Badowska acts on transactions related to the financial sector and regularly assists clients with LBOs. Clients emphasise her people management skills, such as the ability to "release tensions during negotiations," as well as the skill to "build personal relations with clients."

Maciej Kożuchowski is an M&A lawyer noted for his strong client care skills. He represented Sescom in its acquisition of an IT services business in the retail sector from CUBE.ITG.