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DSc in law, attorney-at-law. Head of GESSEL arbitration practice, senior partner, expert in commercial arbitration, M&A, private equity/venture capital and commercial law. Arbitrator, counsel or expert in over 130 arbitration proceedings under rules of ICC, FCC, UNCITRAL, SCC, SCAI, IAA, Lewiatan, KIG, SIDiR and the National Securities Depository, in a broad range of subject areas, in particular M&A, construction and energy disputes.
Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Vice President of ICC CEE Arbitration Group and Honorary President of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court. Member of the ICDR/AAA Rules Revision Task Force.
Adjunct Professor in M&A Transactions and International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski. Author of numerous publications. In 2019 Kluwer Law International published her habilitation thesis titled ‘The Legal, Real and Converged Interest in Declaratory Relief’. The book focuses on declaratory relief in litigation and arbitration.
For many years Beata Gessel has been recommended by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global in “Most In-Demand Arbitrators” category. In 2021 she was included in the “Most in Demand Arbitrators Europe”, as the only arbitrator representing CEE region. 2017 Chambers Global commentary notes that Beata is often called “the first lady of arbitration in Poland”.
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