Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz was named as a Leading Individual in the Dispute Resolution category.

GESSEL and its individual practitioners are ranked in four categories:

  • Dispute Resolution

Practice head(s): Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel KaliszPiotr Schramm

Other key lawyers: Marcin Robenek; Paweł Kwiatkowski; Dr Joanna Kisielińska-GarncarekMarcin Macieszczak

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Practice head(s): Marcin MacieszczakMaciej KożuchowskiMałgorzata Badowska

Other key lawyers: Michał BochowiczKarol SokółDr Bartłomiej WoźniakKrzysztof Jasiński

  • Private Equity

Practice head(s):Marcin MacieszczakMaciej KożuchowskiMałgorzata Badowska

Other key lawyers: Michał BochowiczKarol Sokół

  • Capital Markets.

Practice head(s): Leszek Koziorowski; Krzysztof Marczuk

Other key lawyers: Magdalena Szeplik

We take especial pride in the testimonials by market participants:

  • Dispute Resolution

GESSEL Attorneys at Law has two dispute resolution teams handling litigation and arbitration respectively. The arbitration group is led by founding partner Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, who is well known for her experience and expertise in the area. Piotr Schramm leads the litigation team, with additional expertise in wider risk management. The firm is often involved in pro bono litigation.

“The first time in my whole career I had a possibility to cooperate with such a strong team of extremely good people that are perfectly connected as one team.”

“It’s not only a standard law firm. It’s a team of great advisors, who are thinking much beyond than competitors.”

“In addition to being an impressive all-round commercial lawyer who has founded and built one of Poland’s leading law firms, Beata Gessel is one of Europe’s most outstanding arbitration specialists. She has an impressive practice as counsel in complex cross-border arbitrations and also regularly sits as arbitrator.”

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A

GESSEL Attorneys at Law's team, which is led by “top-class senior specialists”, has an impressive depth of experience in Polish M&A, advising Polish and international public and private entities on their transactions. The group is jointly led by Marcin MacieszczakMaciej Kożuchowski and Małgorzata Badowska. At the junior end, managing associate Michał Bochowicz is developing a significant M&A practice in the aviation and new technologies sectors.

“Gessel knows our industry very well. Pretty good price/quality.”

“Top class senior specialists involved in projects, deep understanding of business, focus on solutions, ‘in client’s shoes’ approach.”

“Marcin Macieszczak – the best M&A lawyer I have ever met in my career.”

  • Private Equity

Private equity and venture capital transactions are central to GESSEL Attorneys at Law's practice. The team handles a variety of acquisitions and exits for major European private equity houses and strategic investors. Co-heading the team are transactional lawyers Marcin Macieszczak and Maciej Kożuchowski, and finance specialist Małgorzata Badowska. Managing associate Michał Bochowicz is developing a solid practice advising private equity and venture capital funds on deals in the IT and internet spaces.

  • Capital Markets (Tier 3 – last time in the ranking was in 2018 we’ve moved up !)

GESSEL Attorneys at Law's “fast and professional” team regularly advise clients on securities offerings for public trading and share transactions, as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before the Polish financial supervision authority, and in criminal cases involving securities and equity markets. The department is jointly led by Leszek Koziorowski and Krzysztof Marczuk.

“They are great, fast and professional.”

“Excellent experience, professional, reliable.”

“Competent, engaged and a can-do attitude.”