Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
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Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz 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, IAA, SCAI, UNCITRAL, Lewiatan, KIG and National Depository for Securities. Between 2011 and 2017, she served as president of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court; upon leaving this position, she was appointed honorary president. She is an alternate member of the ICC International Arbitration Court (2015). She chairs the audit committee of the Polish Private Equity Association. Beata Gessel is an adjunct professor in commercial arbitration as well as M&A transactions at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University.

She is an author of the concept and a chair of biannual Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions conference in Warsaw, described by OGEMID as “groundbreaking”.

For many years,distinguished in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe in the most in-demand arbitrators category, she has been praised for her inquisitive style, effectiveness, and strong business sense as well as for the strength which she brings to bear in promoting Polish arbitration: “Beata Gessel has put Poland on the international arbitration scene.” The 2017 Chambers Global commentary named her the “first lady of arbitration in Poland. In 2017, Beata has been recognised as a “leading individual in dispute resolution” in The Legal 500 ranking. According to clients, she has “exceptional business acumen and second-to-none legal knowledge” and is a “strong leader”.

In 2015–2017, she ran comparative law research on breach of M&A transactions, as a visiting academic at Oxford University law department and at Cambridge University law department within the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professors Scheme.

WWL says: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is valued highly by clients for always being "extremely helpful in her opinions, insights and analysis".

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