Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

Founding and senior partner at GESSEL. Beata is an expert practitioner in arbitration, M&A, private equity and commercial law. Former member of the ICC International Arbitration Court (2015-2021). Honorary President of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court (2017). She chairs the Audit Committee of the Polish Private Equity Association. To this date Beata Gessel has participated, as an arbitrator, counsel and expert, in approx. 150 both domestic and international, arbitration cases (conducted according to rules including those of the ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, VIAC, SAC, FCC, IAA, SCAI, SIDiR, Lewiatan, Polish National Chamber of Commerce and the National Depository for Securities). Member of the ICDR/AAA Rules Revision Task Force and SCC Arbitrators’ Council.

Beata Gessel is also an adjunct professor in international commercial arbitration as well as M&A transactions at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.

Widely recognised as an expert in arbitration as well as M&A transactions. For many years Beata Gessel has been recommended by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global in “Most In-Demand Arbitrators” category. In 2021 she made a list of the “Most in Demand Arbitrators Europe”, as the only arbitrator representing CEE region. Beata has been also recognised in Legal500 ranking as a Leading Individual in the Dispute Resolution Category, as well as, featured as Thought Leader Arbitration by Who is Who Legal since 2019.