Founder and Senior Partner at GESSEL.
Beata Gessel is an author of the concept and a chair of the Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions conference.
She 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. Member of the ICC International Arbitration Court. Between 2011 and 2017, served as President of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court; upon leaving this position, she was appointed Honorary President. She chairs the Audit Committee of the Polish Private Equity Association. Beata Gessel is an adjunct professor in international commercial arbitration and commercial law at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University.
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”. 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 – 2018 she run 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, and finally – visiting scholar at Wolfson College (Oxford University).