GESSEL was founded in 1993 and soon established itself as one of the leading law firms in Poland. They have played a significant role in transformation of the Polish economy, assisting with the inflow of foreign investment to Poland and in development of the country’s capital markets.
They offer legal advice in almost all areas of the economy, including the financial sector, construction, real estate, foodstuffs, transport, retail, pharmaceuticals, the mass media, and IT.
Members of the GESSEL legal team are qualified to advise on Polish and German law.
Their practice is focused on M&A, private equity and venture capital, equity transactions, securities law, company and business law, competition law, intellectual property, employment law, pharmaceutical law, tax law, real estate, arbitration, litigation, and FDI. Their German Desk is dedicated to serving German-speaking clients and entities.
GESSEL as well as individual lawyers from the firm are consistently recognised in a number of Polish and international rankings.
They also pursue a number of pro publico bono initiatives , supporting a number of educational and cultural associations.
Krzysztof specializes in projects combining aspects of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, due diligence, company law and commercial law. Associated with GESSEL since January 2016.
He provides substantive legal and business advice on mergers and acquisitions, manages and coordinates the work of junior lawyers and the transaction team. Serves as counsel to private equity funds, private investors and start-ups (on the sell as well as the buy side). Within his expertise he analyses and drafts documents at every stage of the transaction process, starting from negotiating confidentiality agreements, building a data room, and answering questions asked by advisors. Krzysztof also prepares transaction agreements and conducts negotiations. He advises on restructuring processes, supports clients in post-transaction work, in particular at the stage of integrating the target company and its operations into the organisation of the buyer.
Author of articles in the field of commercial and civil law (including in Przegląd Prawa Handlowego and Przegląd Sądowy), co-author of publications including “The Simple Joint-Stock Company. Commentary and Templates”, "Deed of incorporation of a limited liability company" and “The Commercial Companies and Partnerships Code. Mergers, De-Mergers and Transformation of Companies. Commentary”.
Recommended in Legal500 in Commercial, Corporate and M&A category (2021).
- graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (2013)
- postgraduate degree course in capital market law and economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (2015)
- the English Law Programme organised by the Warsaw attorneys association (2017)
- admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law in 2017
Besides his native Polish, he is fluent in English.Show more +
Mergers & Acquisitions in Poland
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