Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

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Senior partner, expert in commercial arbitration, M&A, private equity/venture capital and business law. Arbitrator, counsel or expert in over 100 arbitration proceedings under rules of ICC, FCC, UNCITRAL, Lewiatan, SCC, IAA, KIG and the National Depository for Securities.


Adjunct Professor in M&A Transactions in the Polish Legal System, Commercial Law as well as International Commercial Arbitration at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Poland. She is a member of the of ICC International Arbitration Court (2018-)(2015-2018 alternate member) She chairs the Audit Committee of the Polish Private Equity Association, an organisation assembling all the private equity funds in Poland. She is a Vice President of ICC CEEAG. For many years, distinguished in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe in the most in-demand arbitrators category. Beata Gessel is also an adjunct professor in international commercial arbitration and M&A transactions at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. She 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; in 2018 she continued her research as a Visiting Scholar in Wolfson College at Oxford University.