Legal 500 international ranking just out, and GESSEL features prominently!

28.03.2024 News Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Private Equity Capital Markets Arbitration

It’s awards season, and we at GESSEL are not done yet. The latest iteration of the Legal 500 ranking names our founding partner, Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, and various members of our team appear in no less than five categories:

Dispute Resolution

Practice heads: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz; Piotr Schramm; Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek

Other key lawyers:

Maria Dudzińska; Maja Frontczak; Paweł Kwiatkowski; Anna Ziewalicz

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Practice head: Marcin Macieszczak

Other key lawyers:

Maciej Kożuchowski; Małgorzata Badowska; Michał Bochowicz; Karol Sokół; Krzysztof Jasiński

Private Equity

Practice head: Marcin Macieszczak

Other key lawyers: Maciej Kożuchowski; Michał Bochowicz; Karol Sokół

Capital Markets

Practice heads: Leszek Koziorowski; Krzysztof Marczuk

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Szeplik; Michał Wieliński; Jakub Rowicki

Competition/Antitrust

Practice head: Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik

Other key lawyers:

Natalia LeśnaKarolina Olszewska; Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska

Legal 500 is widely recognised as the world’s largest information resource for the legal industry, covering 107 national jurisdictions. The website www.legal500.com racks up approximately 4 million unique visits every year, including some 2.5 million by qualified lawyers. Apart from legal professionals, it is also used by prospective clients – private individuals as well as corporations and their managers and by certified advisors in other fields. All and sundry value Legal 500 not only as a compendium of practice details, but also as a dependable gauge of who does what best.

As it worked on the ranking, Legal 500 spent the last 12 months consulting – in interviews and via questionnaires – more than 300,000 clients. Importantly, Legal 500 is an entirely independent legal directory – firms do not pay to be included, and any mention and/or recommendation is based on merit alone.

 

 

Authors

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, D.Sc.

Senior Partner
Attorney-at-law

Arbitration | Litigation | Financial litigation

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, D.Sc.

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, D.Sc.

Senior Partner
Attorney-at-law

Recognised international arbitrator, she has decided more than 150 cases in domestic and international arbitration (conducted, inter alia, under ICC, SCC, VIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, FCC, IAA, SCAI, Lewiatan, KIG, NDS, SIDiR rules) in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, construction law (inter alia, under FIDIC regulations), energy law and international commercial contracts. Member of advisory bodies and working groups of the world's largest arb...

Leszek Koziorowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Capital Markets

Leszek Koziorowski

Leszek Koziorowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Leszek joined GESSEL in 1999 and became a partner in 2002. Since the beginning of his professional career, he has been involved in the Polish capital market. Initially he worked at the Polish Securities and Exchange Commission (now the Polish Financial Supervision Authority); at this time he also held the position of vice chairman of the Examination Commission for Investment Advisors. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Corporate Govern...

Marcin Macieszczak

Managing partner
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity

Marcin Macieszczak

Marcin Macieszczak

Managing partner
Attorney-at-law

Marcin joined GESSEL law firm in 1999. In 2007, he became a partner, and in 2017 – managing partner. He leads the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity practices. Marcin specializes in capital transactions in the public and private markets. He has over 20 years’ experience advising on M&A transactions, both on the seller's and buyer's side. An important part of Marcin's practice is working with private equity and ven...

Maciej Kożuchowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity | Energy, public procurement, infrastructure projects

Maciej Kożuchowski

Maciej Kożuchowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Joined GESSEL as a trainee in December 2005. A member of the team continuously since March 2006, and a partner in GESSEL’s M&A practice since 2016. Specializes in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, services for commercial companies (including negotiation of strategic contracts related to operations) and legal aspects of financing processes for entrepreneurs. Much of his practice to date has been devoted to M&A transactio...

Krzysztof Marczuk

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Capital Markets

Krzysztof Marczuk

Krzysztof Marczuk

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Krzysztof is a lawyer with many years of transaction and regulatory experience. He joined GESSEL in 2007 and has been a partner since 2016. He specializes in raising financing through equity issues in primary and secondary public offerings as well as private placements. He also advises on public and private bond offerings. He provides day-to-day corporate law services to publicly listed companies in all aspects of commercial law, including com...

Małgorzata Badowska

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Banking and Finance | Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Małgorzata Badowska

Małgorzata Badowska

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Małgorzata joined GESSEL in 2010, initially as managing associate and then, from 2016, as partner. She heads the Banking & Finance practice. She specializes in aqcuisition of financing transactions and advises at every stage of them. She works with both the providers of financing (banks, financial institutions, private debt funds) and the beneficiaries of such financing. The team she leads prepares and negotiates loan documentation, docume...

Michał Bochowicz

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity | Corporate law

Michał Bochowicz

Michał Bochowicz

Partner
Attorney-at-law

A partner in the M&A practice. Gaines his experience in transactions in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), renewable energy, healthcare and aviation sectors. Michał advised buyers and sellers in some of Poland's largest transactions, particularly technology transactions involving global private equity funds, payment institutions, e-commerce entities and software providers (including SaaS). Is actively involved in global le...

Karol Sokół

Partner
Advocate

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity

Karol Sokół

Karol Sokół

Partner
Advocate

Works with Polish and international funds and international banks and advises at all stages of complex transactions (on the buyer and seller sides) on share deal and asset deal transactions and corporate restructuring. Advises Polish and international companies, founders and listed companies. Has structured many transactions, demonstrating his excellent analytical skills and extensive knowledge of various legal fields. Has repeatedly demonstra...

Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek, PhD

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Arbitration | Litigation

Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek, PhD

Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek, PhD

Partner
Attorney-at-law

Joanna joined GESSEL in 2015. She is a partner responsible for conducting domestic and international arbitration proceedings (including before the ICC Court of Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration Centre, International Arbitration Association, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, and the Court of Arbitration at the Lewiatan Confederation, among other forums). She also appears before the general courts, including in particular post-ar...

Anna Ziewalicz

Managing Associate
Advocate

Litigation | Arbitration

Anna Ziewalicz

Anna Ziewalicz

Managing Associate
Advocate

Anna specialises in handling complex litigation, especially with international elements. She represents clients before common courts, administrative courts and the Supreme Court. Corporate disputes occupy an important place in her practice - she provides comprehensive services to companies, partners and shareholders both in terms of profiling and resolution of such disputes. She has extensive experience in business disputes, resulting, inter a...

Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity | Competition and consumer law

Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska

Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Advises on merger control, competition-restrictive practices and cases that violate the collective interests of consumers. Conducts proceedings before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. Provides legal services for M&A transactions involving domestic and foreign enterprises, working in particular with private equity and venture capital funds, including preparing and negotiating transaction documentation, conducting and coord...

Krzysztof Jasiński

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Private Equity | Corporate law

Krzysztof Jasiński

Krzysztof Jasiński

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Krzysztof joined GESSEL in 2016 as an associate. He has been a senior associate since 2017 and a managing associate since 2021. As part of his practice, he leads M&A transactions and supervises and coordinates the work of junior lawyers and the transaction team. He advises private equity funds, private investors, and start-ups, acting on both the seller and buyer sides. Krzysztof analyses and drafts documents at every stage of the transact...

Michał Wieliński

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Capital Markets | Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) | Corporate law

Michał Wieliński

Michał Wieliński

Managing Associate
Attorney-at-law

Joined GESSEL in 2021. His main area of expertise is capital market law. Michał advises on mergers and acquisitions and corporate disputes. He handles transactions related to raising equity and debt financing through issue of financial instruments. Advises on flotations on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the NewConnect market. Handles transactions of primary and secondary public offerings (IPOs, SPOs), accelerated book-building processes (ABB), ten...

Magdalena Szeplik

Managing Associate
Advocate

Capital Markets | Corporate law

Magdalena Szeplik

Magdalena Szeplik

Managing Associate
Advocate

Magda joined the GESSEL team in 2012 and became managing associate in 2019. She mainly advises on public issues of shares and bonds, in particular working on drafting prospectuses and reviewing and negotiating agreements accompanying public offerings. She also focuses on advice related to compliance with disclosure obligations, in particular advising during administrative and criminal proceedings regarding MAR. In addition, Magda advises compa...

Jakub Rowicki

Senior Associate
Advocate

Capital Markets | Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Jakub Rowicki

Jakub Rowicki

Senior Associate
Advocate

Jakub joined the GESSEL's capital market law team in 2020. His experience in the ECM sphere focuses on advising on public offerings of shares combined with IPOs as well as subsequent public offerings, including those conducted through Accelerated Book Building. He also advises on mergers and acquisitions involving public companies, including those conducted in the form of a tender offer for the sale of shares. At the same time, he specializ...

Natalia Leśna

Senior Associate
Attorney-at-law

Competition and consumer law

Natalia Leśna

Natalia Leśna

Senior Associate
Attorney-at-law

Prior to joining GESSEL, worked for 5 years at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), first at its Gdańsk branch and then at the central Warsaw office. Conducted proceedings in the field of merger control and restrictive practices, as well as in the field of violations of the collective interests of consumers. Participated in inspections and investigations conducted by UOKiK at businesses, also as head of “dawn raid” partie...

Karolina Olszewska

Senior Associate

Competition and consumer law

Karolina Olszewska

Karolina Olszewska

Senior Associate

Karolina’s professional focus is consumer protection law (including reviews of general terms and conditions and contract templates, proceedings before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning violation of collective consumer interests) and competition law (advice on merger notifications and securing antitrust clearance for concentrations, competition-inhibiting practices – especially abuse of dominant market position by enterp...

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