Arbitration at GESSEL Attorneys at Law consists of lawyers who have substantial experience in national and international arbitration. We represent Clients in arbitral proceedings and at all stages of the dispute resolution process. The Arbitration Practice is chaired by Dr. Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, FCIArb, who is the founder and the Senior Partner of the Firm. Dr Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is recognized internationally as a preeminent arbitration specialist, with a significant track record in arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator. She is also a leading M&A lawyer in Poland, with the acknowledged academic authority in the field of international transactions.

Our Arbitration Practice has grown on the foundation of the Firm’s solid transactional experience and established presence on the Polish private equity market. A significant number of our arbitrations concerns M&A, joint ventures, investments or banking transactions. However, our arbitration lawyers have also significant experience in arbitrating disputes arising out of a myriad of complex and cross boarder contracts in various sectors of the industry, such as construction, engineering, infrastructure, energy, IT, procurement, sale of goods and other technical sectors.

Our lawyers have represented Clients in conducting proceedings with the place of arbitration in Geneva, The Hague, London, New York, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw and Vienna, under the arbitration rules of :

  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce),
  • LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration),
  • SCC (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce),
  • VIAC (Vienna International Arbitration Centre),
  • SAKIG (Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce),
  • Lewiatan Arbitration Court,
    ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Members of the Arbitration Practice are also acquainted with trade association arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the FOSFA (Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations), GAFTA (Grain and Feed Trade Association) or LME (London Metal Exchange). We conduct or manage recognition and enforcement of awards in various jurisdictions and act in state court proceedings ancillary to arbitration (e.g. security for claims or jurisdictional challenges).

We regularly design and prepare dispute management provisions and arbitration agreements for various business ventures. We are also involved in dispute related risk assessments for national and international transactions and advise in relation to the problems with the execution of contracts.

Our underlying aim is to provide our Clients with the best available and cost effective dispute resolution strategy and to deliver a business-orientated advice.

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