Rafał Celej is a partner at Kondracki Celej and a leader of the corporate and transactional practice. He has more than thirteen years of transactional experience.
He advises leading domestic and international Venture Capital funds, and emerging growth technology companies on a wide range of corporate matters, including, Venture Capital investments, exits, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.
Rafał is a recommended lawyer in the prestigious Chambers FinTech Legal ranking. In 2023, he was recognized as a Leader in the category of Commercial, Corporate Law, Mergers, and Acquisitions and he received a recommendation in the private equity category in the 21st Ranking of Law Firms "Rzeczpospolita".
He was also recognized with a prestigious “Rising Star” special award by the Polish legal daily Gazeta Prawna.
He is a regular guest and panelist/moderator in venture capital and technology conferences, such as the LSE Polish Economic Forum (London), Poland 2.0 (London), European Startup Day (Katowice), Venture Day (Gdańsk), and Wolves Summit.
Advocate, Bar Association in Warsaw
• Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, 2008
• London School of Economics (LLM), 2009
• School of British Law at the University of Cambridge, 2009
Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, Startup and New Technology, FinTech