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Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
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Beata Gessel is an expert practitioner in arbitration, M&A, private equity and commercial law. She has acted as an arbitrator or counsel in cases under rules of ICC, FCC, UNCITRAL, Lewiatan, KIG and the National Depository for Securities. President of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration since 2011.

She is an alternate member of the of ICC International Arbitration Court (2015–); CIArb fellow; member of the CIArb European committee; and chair of the Polish Private Equity Association audit committee.

Beata Gessel is a well-recognised promoter of arbitration and an active figure on the Polish arbitration landscape. Her biannual “Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions” conferences, described by OGEMID as "groundbreaking", gather the most renowned arbitration experts from all over the world and have contributed to her nomination to the OGEMID Awards in Diversity category.

Beata is ranked in Chambers Global (2014–2016) as one of the most in-demand arbitrators, a distinction that recognises her inquisitive style, effectiveness and strong business sense, as well as the strength that she brings to bear in promoting Polish arbitration. According to the guide, "Beata Gessel has put Poland on the international arbitration scene."

She is an author of numerous publications on business arbitration and M&A, including “Evolution of interim measures as an example of the judicalisation of 21st century international commercial arbitration” in The Challenges and the Future of Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Polish Arbitration Law.

She has run comparative law research on breach of M&A transactions as a visiting academic at Oxford University Law Department for 2015/2016 and at Cambridge University Law Department within the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professors Scheme for 2016/2017.

WWL says: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is well-versed in international arbitration and boasts over 20 years of experience. According to sources, she is a “superb arbitrator” and a pioneering force in Polish arbitration.


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