Based in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, Rafal Wrzesien has nearly 20 years of business law experience, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, distressed M&A, procurement, and construction.
Rafal is the leader of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Country Desk for Gowling WLG Canada.
Rafal advises clients on the legal aspects of projects, namely in the fields of technology, infrastructure and energy. In this capacity, he is regularly involved in the preparation and negotiation of various types of commercial agreements, with expertise in drafting and negotiating acquisition contracts (shares and assets), shareholder agreements, construction contracts and bid materials.
In addition to practicing law, Rafal spent a year in Europe assisting a leading Polish energy and hazardous waste management company with reorganizing its business operations and with its business development initiatives.
He was recognized as an Acritas Star in the 2018 Acritas global ranking, and is repeatedly recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Corporate Mid-Market.
Rafal is fluent in English, French and Polish.