Private Equity & Venture Capital in Poland
ul. Sienna 39 00-121 Warszawa, Warsaw
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.
Managing partner, attorney at law; graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2000, qualified as an attorney in June 2005. First joined GESSEL in February 1999, became a partner in January 2007; as of 2017, leads the firm as its managing partner while continuing to oversee the work of GESSEL’s M&A team.
Specialises primarily in equity transactions on the private and public markets and mergers and acquisitions. He has many year experiences in legal servicing of M&A transactions, both on the buyer and seller sides.
A key element of Marcin Macieszczak’s practice comprises cooperation with private equity and venture capital funds; he advises in the formation stages (securing finance, designing the legal structure of the fund) as well as in specific transactions, especially in buy-outs, expansion capital deals, and in exits (trade sales to strategic investors, sales to financial investors, IPOs).
Marcin Macieszczak also specialises in structuring and executing leveraged buy-outs. His M&A work has covered all the stages of complex transactions (including cross-border projects), from conceptualising and optimising the legal and tax structures and coordinating due diligence through drafting the transaction documentation and securing antitrust clearance and other requisite administrative authorities. Marcin Macieszczak also advises on restructuring and corporate issues and on real estate. Of the 300-plus M&A transactions on which GESSEL has advised, Marcin himself was involved in over 100.
Since 2013, recommended in international rankings, e.g. by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Legal 500 in the field of corporate / M&A and private equity, which noted his professionalism, expertise, integrity and maturity in negotiations and meticulous work in transaction documentation. According to Chambers Europe, 2018 “Marcin Macieszczak (…) is singled out by market commentators for his experience, client care and down-to-earth approach”.
Marcin Macieszczak has also been recommended by “Expert Guides” in the field of private equity. For many years, recognised as a leading M&A practitioner in the annual ranking of lawyers compiled by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily.
Besides his native Polish, Marcin Macieszczak is fluent in English.Show more +