Awards and rankings

For many years now, GESSEL is recommended and distinguished in Polish as well as international rankings in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity / venture capital categories (including the Rzeczpospolita daily, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000).

Marcin MacieszczakSince 2013, Marcin Macieszczak, GESSEL’s managing partner, is recommended by Chambers Europe in the M&A and Private Equity categories. Chambers Europe notes his overall professionalism, experience and knowledge, his mature approach to negotiations, and indefatigable work on transaction documentation. Chambers Global, meanwhile, recommends Marcin on an annual basis since 2014 in its M&A category. In 2015, Marcin Macieszczak was distinguished by Expert Guides in the Private Equity category. The Rzeczpospolita ranking of law firms active in Poland recommended him in M&A in its 2017-2020 editions; Legal 500 recommended him in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. In 2019 and 2020, Marcin Macieszczak was recommended as a highly regarded in M&A and in private equity by IFLR 1000.


Małgorzata Badowska, partner, has – since 2015 – been receiving annual recommendations from Chambers Europe in the Corporate/M&A category; as of 2018, she is also recommended by Chambers Global and by Legal 500. In 2019 and 2020, Małgorzata Badowska was recommended as a notable practitioner in Banking, Capital markets: Debt, and in M&A in IFLR 1000.


Maciej KożuchowskiMaciej Kożuchowski, partner, has been receiving annual recommendations by Chambers Europe in Corporate/M&A since 2014; in 2019 and 2020, he was also recommended by Chambers Global in Corporate/M&A. In 2017-2020, Maciej Kożuchowski was also recommended by Legal 500 in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity.