Mr Paweł Grześkowiak > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel
00-078 WARSAW
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity, M&A


Advocate, Partner, Head of the Banking & Finance, Private Equity / Venture Capital, Labour Law and Defence & Aviation practices


Paweł Grześkowiak heads the Banking & Finance Practice. He specialises in finance and banking law, secured and structured financing operations, private equity transactions and M&A transactions. He has many years of experience in stock exchange law, securities law and securitisation. He represents Polish and international banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity and mezzanine funds, companies and corporations, acting both as lenders and borrowers, issuers of securities as well as guarantors.

He is a Partner in Gide Loyrette Nouel Warsaw office since 2006. He was admitted to the Bar of Advocates in Warsaw in 2002.


Polish, French and English


Member of the Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK)


He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Warsaw University and from the Comparative Law Faculty at the University of Strasbourg. He also holds a diploma from the Business Management Course from the French Centre for Business Executives Educations (CEFFIC) in Warsaw, a stock broker licence from the Warsaw Stock Exchange and a DESS in Business Law and European Law from the University of Warsaw under the auspices of the University of Poitiers.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Capital markets

Gide Loyrette Nouel is well known for its work in the DCM space, advising issuers, investors, investment banks, and other financial institutions on debt securities. It is also highly adept in the ECM arena, supporting clients with IPOs, public take-overs, and share buy-backs, and is also noted for its expertise in compliance-related mandates. Paweł Grześkowiak heads up the practice. Dawid Van Kędzierski, who was promoted to counsel in April 2023, is lauded for his ‘deep understanding of the complex and evolving regulations and trends in this highly dynamic sector’.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate and M&A department at Gide Loyrette Nouel is overseen by Dariusz Tokarczuk and offers clients a multi-disciplinary approach, benefiting from the ability to call upon other practitioners from the firm’s banking and finance, private equity, and venture capital teams, which are led by Paweł Grześkowiak. Key areas of interest for the practice include the creation and liquidation of companies, reorganisations, registration proceedings, and day-to-day advisory work. Marta Karmińska and Dawid Van Kędzierski were promoted to of counsel and counsel, respectively, in April 2023.

Poland > Employment

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, the employment practice’s advisory offering includes assistance with restructuring and relevant issues in M&A transactions. Other areas of focus include negotiations with trade unions, and individual and collective disputes. Practice head Paweł Grześkowiak has experience handling negotiations relating to collective bargaining agreements and individual disputes concerning work and pay conditions. Joanna Jasiewicz is also an active member of the practice.

Poland > Private equity

Paweł Grześkowiak sits at the helm of the private equity and venture capital practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel, with substantial expertise in banking and finance, secured and structured financing, and M&A mandates. The department is highly adept at supporting clients across a plethora of mandates in the private equity arena, from leveraged buyouts and venture capital transactions, to real estate fund acquisitions and exits from investments.

Poland > Banking and finance

Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts ‘years of experience working with the banking sector’, including both borrowers and lenders. Its offering is broad ranging and encompasses cross-border finance transactions, corporate financings and real estate financings, as well as regulatory issues, leveraged and acquisition financing, and the preparation of transactional documentation. Paweł Grześkowiak sits at the helm of the practice with expertise in secured and structured finance operations. ‘Excellent lawyerMateusz Gronau was promoted to counsel in April 2023, and Marta Karmińska made of counsel at the same time.