Firm Profile > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Warsaw, Poland

Gide Loyrette Nouel
00-078 WARSAW

Poland > Capital markets Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel has 'a very approachable and responsive team of lawyers', which is best known for its debt capital markets work. It undertakes all types of debt transactions and structuring issues for a wide variety of domestic and international financial institutions and industry bodies. Robert Dulewicz, who is a 'star', is the head of the department. He specialises in securities and banking law, and has a strong track record in corporate bond issuances. Counsel Michał Śmiechowski's practice is focused on debt securities issues.

Practice head(s):

Robert Dulewicz

Other key lawyers:

Michał Śmiechowski; Agnieszka Kozikowska


‘A very approachable and responsive team of lawyers, always willing to go the extra mile and close a deal on time.’

‘Robert is a star in terms of expertise and client relationship. Always a great pleasure to work with!’

‘Robert Dulewicz is a very experienced professional, big knowledge, client-oriented, hands-on’

Key clients

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Robyg S.A.

Amica S.A..


Komunalne Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplej sp. z o.o.

Arctic Paper S.A.

Amercian Heart of Poland S.A.

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

Port Lotniczy Gdańsk S.A.

mBank S.A. (Commerzbank Group)

Poland > Real estate Tier 2

Led by Marcin Muszel, the real estate team at Gide Loyrette Nouel assists clients with investment structuring, due diligence, negotiation and project implementation. A key name for real estate advice on office space and healthcare facilities, the group also advises on matters impacting logistics, retail and student housing developments. It is adept at advising on lease agreements, asset management and borrower-side financing mandates.  Counsel Błażej Czwarnok and associates Rafal Osetek and Tomasz Roszczyc are other key team members

Practice head(s):

Marcin Muszel


‘They are inquisitive and meticulous, open to new knowledge and curious about other experiences, they do not impose themselves with knowledge and views and solve problems. In my opinion, Marcin Muszel was distinguished by his extensive experience and knowledge. He impressed with his proficiency in conducting negotiations, approached his opponent with respect, although he remained firm and did not give in on issues important to the principal.

‘Tomasz Roszczyc, with whom I cooperated on particular topics despite his young age, was distinguished by his professional approach to the subject, calm manner and energy to work.’

‘The Gide team was very active in every part of the transaction. Not only did they take part in redrafting documents, but also played a major role in negotiations sometimes even in commercial areas of the transaction. This gave us a very important buffer before our transaction partner. Gide was very successful in these negotiations. The other very crucial capability was that the team was looking at the entire transaction from the goal point of view.’

‘We have been working with the Polish Real Estate Practice of Gide since 2012 in various projects and have never been disappointed. The practice always provided us with excellent legal advice at a very good value for money ratio. Their lawyers have a profound knowledge of the market and are skilful negotiators. The team is very responsive.’

‘Marcin Muszel is a multinational legal expert appreciated by international business in Europe. Very strong legal, leadership and negotiations skills. Solution maker.’

Tomasz Roszczyc is a unique lawyer with strong negotiation skills. Very helpful and very motivated. ’

‘Rafal Osetek: always thinks ahead, talent in real estate sector, very business-driven and rational.

Marcin Muszel: creative, client-focused, open-minded approach to projects, great team leader‘.

‘Blazej Czwarnok – I know that I can relay on him 100%. He is honest with me – not pretending when he is not sure. He is an intelligent, calm, consistent and patient person.’

Key clients


Bank Pekao

B&B Hotels Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Bouygues Immobilier

BPI Real Estate Poland


Dassault Systemes

Echo Investment

Elite Partners Capital


Essilor Optical Laboratory Poland

Griffin Real Estate


Leonardo Poland

L’Oreal Polska

Louis Vuitton







Orpéa Polska

Pernord Ricard

Penta Real Estate




Skanska Property Poland

Skanska Residential Development Poland

Yareal Polska

YIT Development

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel provides 'high-level legal support in both local and cross-border assignments', advising a mixture of borrowers and lenders on the spectrum of financing deals. Corporate and real estate transactions are a particular area of activity for the firm, which also handles leasing, acquisition finance and leveraged buyouts. The department is led by Paweł Grześkowiak, an expert in structured and secured lending. Grześkowiak works closely with associate Mateusz Gronau, who 'knows his way around often complicated legal structures and always delivers'. Fellow associate Marta Karmińska is a tax adviser who often supports the team on structured finance deals.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Grześkowiak

Other key lawyers:


‘Personal commitment, understanding of needs, pro-active approach’

‘Gide understands our goals and needs and are able to quickly and efficiently meet them. They are highly recommendable in general banking & finance related matters including secured financing transactions. My go-to lawyer is Mateusz Gronau with whom I work on various projects in the last few years and now.’

‘Mateusz Gronau provides excellent service. ’

‘Very good cooperation abilities – very good understanding of the clients – oriented on targets’

‘High engagement into project – very good availability – very supportive with the French-speaking co-operators – good organization’

‘Very well organized and knowledgeable team providing high-level legal support in both local and cross-border assignments.’

‘We have been working with Mateusz Gronau for the last few years who is active on our most important assignments and supervises Gide B&F team. He knows his way around often complicated legal structures and always delivers. We really appreciate his expert knowledge and always accurate advice.’

Key clients

KGHM Polska Miedź

Sierra Gorda SCM

“PEKAO” Leasing

Santander Bank

Orion Engineered Carbons


BNP Paribas Bank Polska

SGI Sp. z o.o


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel has a strong profile in corporate, commercial and M&A transactions. It advises public and private companies on their activities in Poland. The group is particularly strong in private equity and capital markets matters, and is able to provide full-service advice regarding financial, regulatory and tax issues. Dariusz Tokarczuk, who leads the group, has a strong client base of Polish and foreign investors. Paweł Grześkowiak, who leads the banking and finance group, often supports the corporate transactional team. Edyta Zalewska is another name to note, with experience in restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Grześkowiak; Edyta Zalewska; Wojciech Czyżewski

Key clients

Vinci Energies

Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe “Porty Lotnicze”


Nowy Styl Group

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel handles Polish and European issues arising from competition and consumer protection law and commercial agreements, advising clients on their business operations and before the competition authorities and courts. The department is led by Dariusz Tokarczuk and includes competition and distribution law expert Szymon Chwaliński, who is instructed on the implementation and modification of distribution systems and compliance audits.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Other key lawyers:

Szymon Chwaliñski

Key clients

PKN Orlen


Naval Group

Polskie Porty Lotnicze








Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's litigation and arbitration practice represents clients, including state-owned companies and government entities, in domestic and international matters, in addition to Polish administrative proceedings. Lawyers have experience before the Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court. Areas of focus span commercial law, real estate, intellectual and industrial property, unfair competition, employment litigation and criminal proceedings. The team is led by Piotr Sadownik, who is known for his energy and infrastructure disputes work. Counsel Krzysztof Ciepliński is a commercial disputes expert.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Ciepliński; Michał Kacperczyk

Key clients


mBank S.A.


W.P.C. sp. z o.o.

Mr Rafał Sonik

Telewizja Polska S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Alior Bank S.A.

Alior Leasing sp. z o.o.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Poland > Employment Tier 3

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, the employment law and labour disputes department is led by Paweł Grześkowiak. The group advises on issues including internal audits, employee capital plans, litigation (with an emphasis on the transport sector) and collective bargaining agreements. In addition, the team has expertise in restructuring, lay-offs and secondment agreements as well as EC claims on the purported breach of legal standards. Associate Joanna Jasiewicz is the key contact for matters pertaining to industrial action.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Grześkowiak

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Abalone Group

Alior Leasing


Auchan Polska








LGI International Transport

Louis Vuitton Poland


Orpea Group

Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe (State Enterprise) Porty Lotnicze

P3 Logistic Parks

Raben Transport


Transport i Logistyka Polska (

Willis Towers Watson

XPO Transport Solutions

WSK PZL Świdnik

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, environment specialist Piotr Sadownik leads the team. The practice has experience at all stages of project development and advises on energy-related public procurement and financing mandates. The team also assists companies with commodity trading and the acquisition of pre-existing projects.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 3

Known for advising clients on defence matters, the public procurement team at Gide Loyrette Nouel is led by arbitration specialist Piotr Sadownik. The group also advises on energy and infrastructure projects and regularly handles matters connected to motorways, pipeline and transport issues.

Poland > Tax Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's tax team is well integrated into the firm's wider transactional practices, advising on the taxation aspects of M&A, corporate restructurings, real estate deals, industrial property and new technology rights. The group sits within Dariusz Tokarczuk's corporate practice and includes international tax expert Ewa Żbikowska and private client tax specialist Maciej Grela.

Practice head(s):

Dariusz Tokarczuk

Other key lawyers:


‘Deep involved team with strong knowledge and experience in a broad area of VAT, CIT and other tax regulations. Team reacts and answer questions quickly and in a comprehensible way. Always reachable and ready to support the client.’

‘Great business knowledge of tax requirements for our technology sector.’

‘The team knows our business and practices and is able to make recommendations quickly and efficiently.’

‘Professionals concentrated on achieving goals. They are available when needed and deliver the product on time.

Their experience allows them to ask relevant questions to shorten the process considerably.

Key clients

L’Oréal Group

Yareal Polska

Atlantex / Artctic Navigation


Phoenix Pharma

Zenner Poland

Lactalis Group

Kapsch Telematic Services

Inter-Vion (LBD Group)

Vitol S.A.

P3 Group

KGHM Polska Miedź

Société Générale


Orpea Polska (Orpea Group)


ETI European Food Industries SA

B&B Hotels Polska

Alior Leasing


PKN Orlen

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirit Group

Alior Bank



Alstom Transport

Raben Transport




Reanult Fianance


Seris Konsalnet



Grupa MAK



Louis Vuitton

ND Polska

BNPP Securities

ARPI Group & Partners


Sierra Gorda SCM

When Gide opened an office in Warsaw in 1991, it was one of the first international legal practices acting in Poland under the new regime. In the past two and a half decades, Gide has been involved in a large number of projects, including the most important privatisations and investment transactions on the Polish market. Gide Poland provides legal advice in all key areas of business law and is one of the most recommended international law firms in Poland.

Gide’s Warsaw office employs over 40 lawyers and tax advisors, including five partners, and advises some of the leading players in Poland, ranging from financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, and foreign investors, to Polish companies and other entities, including state-owned companies and public institutions.

Our key specialisations include:

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Dariusz Tokarczuk
Banking & Finance Pawel Grzeskowiak
Banking & Finance Michał Śmiechowski
Capital Markets Dariusz Tokarczuk
Capital Markets Pawel Grzeskowiak
Capital Markets Michał Śmiechowski
Private Equity Pawel Grzeskowiak
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Marcin Muszel
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Blazej Czwarnok
Energy Piotr Sadownik
Projects & Infrastructure Piotr Sadownik
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Piotr Sadownik
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Krzysztof Cieplinski
Public Law Piotr Sadownik
Restructuring and Insolvency Piotr Sadownik
Tax Ewa Zbikowska
Tax Maciej Grela
Intellectual Property Piotr Sadownik
Intellectual Property Krzysztof Cieplinski
Employment Law Pawel Grzeskowiak
Employment Law Joanna Jasiewicz
Competition Dariusz Tokarczuk
Competition Szymon Chwalinski
Photo Name Position Profile
 Michał Śmiechowski  photo Michał Śmiechowski Michał Śmiechowski, counsel and attorney specialising in issues related to debt securities…
 Szymon Chwaliński  photo Szymon Chwaliński Szymon Chwaliński is a legal advisor at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Warsaw Office.…
 Krzysztof Ciepliński  photo Krzysztof Ciepliński Krzysztof Ciepliński is an advocate at Gide Loyrette Nouel Warsaw. He specialises…
 Błażej Czwarnok  photo Błażej Czwarnok Counsel Błażej Czwarnok specialises in real property sales, investment processes, court, administrative and…
Mr Robert Dulewicz  photo Mr Robert Dulewicz Robert Dulewicz, a partner and legal counsel, heads the Gide Warsaw Capital…
 Mateusz Gronau  photo Mateusz Gronau Mateusz Gronau is an advocate at Gide’s Warsaw office. He specialises in…
 Paweł Grześkowiak  photo Paweł Grześkowiak Paweł Grześkowiak is an advocate and partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel Warsaw.…
Mr Marcin Muszel  photo Mr Marcin Muszel Marcin Muszel is a partner and a legal advisor at Gide Loyrette…
Mr Piotr Sadownik  photo Mr Piotr Sadownik Piotr Sadownik is a partner responsible for the Department of Litigation and…
Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk  photo Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk Dariusz Tokarczuk specialises in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, infrastructure investment projects…
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : over 40
Contacts : Dariusz Tokarczuk (
Contacts : Pawel Grzeskowiak (
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