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17On 17 February, GESSEL hosted a workshop on the role of legal advice, and its providers, in private equity deals led by Bartłomiej Woźniak.

The workshop dwelled on the various issues entailed in cooperation with private equity funds and the attendant challenges for lawyers. Bartek Woźniak led his audience through the typical elements of a private equity fund investment projects, discussed the main elements of the deal documentation, and explained the contribution expected in these contexts from counsel.

The workshop was held as part of the third edition of the international conference on comparative law organised by the Warsaw chapter of the European Law Students Association, or ELSA. The various events subsumed under this heading aimed to familiarise students with theoretical as well as practical aspects of commercial and comparative law.

Bartłomiej Woźniak, advocate, is currently working on his PhD at the European Legal Traditions Chair of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw. As part of his M&A work at GESSEL, he advises private equity and venture capital funds, first and foremost on purchases and exit transactions; his expertise also encompasses leveraged buy-outs and securing of debt financing.