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Joanna Gąsowski

Senior Associate
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Joanna Gąsowski specializes in insolvency, corporate and financial restructurings, as well as banking and finance matters.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Ms. Gąsowski  worked at the Warsaw office of a prominent international law firm and at a boutique bankruptcy law firm. She also worked at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., Smith Barney Compliance Regulatory Unit in New York, where her practice included a broad range of regulatory issues, including various Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINAR) rules and regulations.

  • Representing a large European construction company in negotiations of standstill agreements with creditors and litigation proceedings in connection with the construction of a toll motorway in Poland.
  • Representing a European bank in connection with a maritime mortgage over a vessel under construction in a dispute between creditors over the ownership of the vessel owned by an Italian borrower.
  • Representing a hedge fund in connection with arrangement bankruptcy proceedings of Polish office center companies in the Silesian district.
  • Acting for a distressed private equity fund in connection with its investment in a Polish company from the health sector.
  • Advised a large Polish company in the steel sector in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of its debt of approx. EUR 500 million involving 23 banks.
  • Advised senior lenders in connection with the financial restructuring of Polish logistics companies’ debt of EUR 330 million.
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with the corporate and financial restructuring of a Polish company.
  • Advised a leading European multi-brand groups that designs, manufactures and markets bathrooms ceramics – Sanitec Oy, in restructuring matters involving the Polish subsidiaries.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of two Polish warehouse distribution companies, including coordinating the document review and document production process regarding US bankruptcy proceedings, and filings made with the US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California.
  • Advised creditors on restructuring matters and proceedings to declare the bankruptcy of Gazimport Sp. z o.o.– a Polish company importing gas and oil from Eastern markets. Also advised on related litigations.
  • Represented a Polish bank in connection with the opening of secondary bankruptcy proceedings of Maflow Polska sp. z o.o. on the basis of Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of May 29, 2000.
  • Advised a Polish bank in connection with sauvegard proceedings in France and proceedings to open the secondary bankruptcy proceedings of Christianapol Fabryka Mebli Tapicerowanych Sp. z o.o.
  • Advised a UK debtor in connection with filing a primary bankruptcy petition with the Polish court based on Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of May 29, 2000.
  • Represented an Austrian bank, as a creditor in connection with the bankruptcy proceedings of a Polish company producing tubes and profiles.
  • Represented Cintra Concesionex DE Infraestructuras DE Transporte SA, one of the largest European construction companies in the negotiation of a PLN 1.4 billion construction contract for the construction and operation of the A1 toll motorway section from A1 Strykow - Pyrzowice and A2 Strykow - Konotopa.
  • Represented creditors and Polish debtors in a number of syndicated loan and acquisition finance transactions such as representing a creditor in an acquisition finance transaction of companies producing office stationary and supplies, financing of a company producing foam and isolation materials, and also in the refinancing transactions of Wola Park investment and a Polish subsidiary of a Swedish company producing a variety of racks and carriers.