From its very inception, GESSEL has been a proud supporter of initiatives in the realm of modern art, education, and – generally – the public good (for more about our pro bono work, please see HERE). Accordingly, this award is a source of special pride for us. We humbly accept it as recognition of the selfless work of our lawyers – Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Senior Partner and founder not only of our firms, but also of foundations dedicated to supporting the National Museum in Warsaw and the Zachęta National Gallery, Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek, Maria Dudzińska, Aldona Pietrzak, Michał Boryczka, Maciej Boryczko, Michał Bochowicz, Marta Grabiec, Krzysztof Jasiński, Marcin Maciejak, Karolina Olszewska, Piotr Tracz, and Erazm Dutkiewicz, among others.
GESSEL has been keeping on top of ongoing developments in the legal aspect and discussing them in what has grown into a sizeable sub-section of our firm’s website – COVID-19. The existence and development of this site is owed to the GESSEL team coordinated by Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik, partner and drawing on input from Adam Kraszewski, Michał Bochowicz, Dr Bartłomiej Woźniak, Jakub Brzeski, Marta Grabiec, Krzysztof Jasiński, Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska, Katarzyna Lisowska, Agnieszka Nowacka, Julia Trzmielewska, Weronika Zdeb, Iwona Gielo-Benza, Aleksandra Głuszek, Paulina Maciąg, Karolina Olszewska, Diana Strzałkowska, and Piotr Tracz.
The ranking of law firms by the Rzeczpospolita daily has become a highlight in the annual calendar of the Polish legal circles. This year is a special one, not necessarily in a good way – due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers had to forego a traditional awards ceremony, settling for an online event which you can view HERE.