On 13 November, Leszek Koziorowski, partner in GESSEL, took part in the debate on "Corporate governance: World trends, the Polish market" at the Warsaw Stock Exchange

The moderator of the debate was Andrzej S. Nartowski. In addition to Leszek Koziorowski, the panellists were Agnieszka Gontarek (Warsaw Stock Exchange) and Andrzej Maciejewski (Spencer Stuart).

The purpose of the debate was to consider selected directions of the evolution of corporate governance in the most developed markets and to signal their predicted local repercussions. Leszek Koziorowski emphasized the relationship between development of the capital market and the actual functioning of corporate governance principles at companies. He indicated that a mature, adequately liquid capital market needs the implementation of corporate governance at the highest level. In his opinion, it is also necessary to introduce legislative changes aimed at clearly distinguishing publicly listed companies as a discrete class in the Polish Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code.

Leszek Koziorowski, attorney leads GESSEL’s securities law department. Specialising in securities law and investment funds law, he has 25 years of experience in advising on public and private share and bond issues and merger and acquisition transactions on the stock exchange. He also provides legal expertise in the establishment of brokerage houses and of investment funds, and also in their day-to-day operations. A frequent commentator on issues pertaining to his field of practice and to the securities market in general.