It is with great pleasure that we announce that, effective 1 January 2017, Marcin Macieszczak has assumed the responsibilities of managing partner at GESSEL.

Marcin Macieszczak is widely acclaimed as a leading M&A lawyer in Poland, consistently named in the M&A and Private Equity categories of the Chambers Europe ranking. He first joined GESSEL in 1999; in January 2007, he became a partner and took over leadership of our M&A practice. His professional track record focuses on various aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

In his new capacity as managing partner, Marcin Macieszczak will not only coordinate the work of our expanding M&A practice, but will also be charged with overall growth and management of the firm as a whole.

Dr Beata Gessel - Kalinowska vel Kalisz, the founder of our firm and hereuntil our managing partner, is now assuming the role of senior partner, concentrating her day-to-day work on her international arbitration practice, also as head of GESSEL's arbitration department.

Dr Beata Gessel - Kalinowska vel Kalisz will also be continuing her research into the legal aspects of M&A transactions which she began as a visiting academic at Oxford University Law Department in the 2015/2016 academic year and at Cambridge University Law Department within the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professor Scheme in the 2016/2017 academic year.

GESSEL’s professional team now comprises more than 50 lawyers, including 12 partners. Apart from Marcin Macieszczak and Dr Beata Gessel - Kalinowska vel Kalisz, our partners include Małgorzata Badowska (head of GESSEL’s banking and finance law practice), Dorota Bryndal (employment law, intellectual property, life sciences and health care law, and coordinator of our Private Lawyer service), Dr Janusz Fiszer (tax law), Leszek Koziorowski and Krzysztof Marczuk (capital markets), Maciej Kożuchowski (M&A), Aldona Pietrzak (company law, due diligence), Christian Schmidt (German Desk), Piotr Schramm (litigation, special projects / risk & support), and Ludwik Żukowski (sports law).