Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, FCIArb – SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • M&A Dispute Conference; Panel: How to prove damages in M&A disputes; Istanbul, Turkey, 18 January 2019.
  • Official Launch og Prague Rules in cooperation with Global Arbitration Review; Moderator, Panel: Showing a sphinx face. Limits of the tribunal’s role in the management of arbitration proceedings; Prague, Czech; 14 December 2018.

  • 26th Croatian Arbitration Days International Conference; Moderator, Panel: Modernisation of arbitration laws; Zagreb, Croatia, 7 December 2018.

  • III Oxford Symposium on Comparative International Commercial Arbitration, Panel III: Biggest challenges for oil and gas arbitration, Oxford, UK, 16 November 2018. 
  • The annual conference of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce: Arbitration – standards, trends, perspectives. Panel I: Standards, Warsaw, Poland, 8 November 2018.
  • 7th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days 2018. Panel: Arbitration of corporate disputes – Riga, Latvia, 15 June 2018.
  • 5th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt. Session: The new DIS rules – is the revision courageous enough? – Panelist. Frankfurt, Germany, 12 June 2018.
  • Warsaw Arbitration and Mediation Days. Panel: Alternative Dispute Resolution – Perspective of the arbitration institution – Panelist; Panel: CEE Arbitration: the same origin, the different path – Moderator; Panel: Meeting with the President and the Secretariat” about the practical issues connected with using ICC Arbitration Court – Panelist. Warsaw, Poland, 23 May 2018.
  • V Annual RAA Conference. Panel: The Prague Rules on the Taking of Evidence: Is it an alternative to the IBA Rules? – Panelist, Moscow, Russia, 26 April 2018.
  • CIETAG & Lewitan Court of Arbitration Joint Conference: Arbitration at the New Silk Road – speaker. Warsaw, Poland, 21 March 2018.
  • Conference: Evidence and Evidence Proceedings in Arbitration, Documents – Witnesses – New technologies. Panel: Organization and evaluation of evidence, and procedural justice in the context of the principle of arbitrator discretion – Moderator, the Law and Administration Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 10 November 2017.
  • Warsaw University Academy of Arbitration, Lecture: Arbitration Agreement. Warsaw, Poland, 7 November 2017.
  • Lecture: M&A Transactions in the light of the freedom of contract principle. Warsaw Regional Bar of Association (OIRP), Warsaw, Poland, 6 November 2017.
  • German-Polish Dispute Resolution 4.0. Institutional Round Table – panelist, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin, Germany, 21 September 2017.
  • Revised ICC Arbitration Rules: Fast-Track Procedure for Small Claims – speaker. Riga, Latvia, 1 June 2017.
  • 1st ICC European Conference Shaping ICC Arbitration for the future. Panel: Regional challenges to arbitration in Europe, Paris, France, 24 April 2017.
  • IV Annual Russian Arbitration Association Conference. Panel: Women in arbitration – “A chicken is not a bird, Poland is not abroad, a woman is not an arbitrator”? Do we need a special treatment for female arbitrators?, Moscow, Russia, 20 April 2017.
  • Global Pound conference (GPC). Panel: How the market presently meets the needs and expectations of the parties associated with access to justice and to the dispute resolution system, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, 31 March 2017.
  • ICC Arbitration and ADR Training Programme. Workshop Trainer: Dispute Resolution Clause, Case Strategy, Request for Arbitration and Answer, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 17 March 2017.
  • Lounch of the new ICC Rules. Presentation: Fast track proceedings under the amended ICC Rules, Warsaw, Poland, 15 February 2017.
  • Vienna Arbitration Days 2017, Table host during the World Café, Vienna, Austria, 25 February 2017.
  • Kiev Arbitration Days 2016, Panel: Regulation frenzy: Is arbitration regulated to death?, Kiev, Ukraine, 3 November 2016.
  • Conference Civil Proceedings in Times of Change. Lecture: Action for Declaratory Relief on the Canvas of M&A Agreements, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 1 October 2016.
  • Panel Discussion: 2015 International Arbitration Survey: Improvements and Innovations in International Arbitration organized by the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration and White & Case – moderator, Warsaw, Poland, 20 June 2016.
  • 6 CECL Conference – Company Law Reform in Central and Eastern Europe, Panel: Pulling the strings: present state and driving forces of regulatory reform in CEE Institutional framework: courts, legal culture, business ethics – how do they determine regulatory choices?, Warsaw, Poland, 9 June 2016.
  • ICC Arbitration and ADR Training Programme, Workshop Trainer: Arbitrators. Interim Measures. Emergency Arbitration, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 15 April 2016.
  • States and States Entities in International Arbitration Conference. Panel: M&A Arbitration involving states and states entities, Bucharest University, Romania, 16 October 2015.
  • AW Breakfast Seminar at the IBA Conference in Vienna, Panel: What happens after an arbitration award is annulled, Vienna, Austria, 5 October 2015.
  • Women in ADR, C5 conference, Panel: Setting the Agenda for Diversification of Arbitration Appointments, London, UK, 23 June 2015.
  • 3rd Dispute Resolution in M&A/JV Transactions conference. Moderator: Hot topics in M&A/JV arbitration, Warsaw, Poland, 28-29 May 2015.
  • Judiciary Congress at the Supreme Court in Warsaw. Speech: Arbitation Courts vs. State Courts, Warsaw, Poland, 3 February 2015.
  • ICC School of Arbitration at the Jagiellonian University – Workshop trainer, Cracow, Poland, 16 January 2015.
  • ICC Lex Mercatoria Forum and Arbitration Moot Court. Russian-language presentation on: “Do We Need Interim Measures in International Arbitration” – Panellist, Minsk, Belarus, 29 November 2014.
  • “Promotion of Female Practitioners in the field of ADR: Best practices and Experiences”. GIZ Round table – Panellist, Tirana, Albania, 11 November 2014.
  • ICDR Y&I Seminar “Need for Speed in International Arbitration: What Tools Are Available to Parties for Obtaining Urgent Relief?” – keynote speaker, Kiev, Ukraine, 5 November 2014.
  • Inauguration of the Mazovian Center for Mediation and Arbitration. Panel: Mediation and Arbitration – chances for coexistence – Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 9 October 2014.
  • VII Forum of the Legal Departments Directors, Panel: Commercial Arbitration as an Alternative for Litigation – Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 17 September 2014.
  • Greater Diversification or Collaboration. ICC Arbitration Conference; Panel: The Impact of Geograpfical/Regional Diversity in the Arbitral Process; London, UK, 12 September 2018
  • XXIV Economic Forum. Panel: Growth Goes Beyond the Borders. M&A Transactions in Foreign Markets – Panellist, Krynica Zdrój, Poland, 2 September 2014.
  • Private Equity Forum & Awards Gala, Panel: Private equity as a Way to Innovation in Economy – Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 3 June 2014.
  • CIArb European Branch Conference: “European ADR: Ethics, Empathy and Exasperation”. Panels: “A Review of Differing Mechanisms for Upholding Arbitration Awards in Europe”; “The development of Regional Arbitration Centres in Europe; the view from Spain, Poland and Lithuania”, Warsaw, Poland, 25-26 April 2014.
  • GENERATIONS IN ARBITRATION XI. Expanding Horizons – How to Profit from “Multi” Developments in Arbitration? Panel Moderator: “Corporate disputes at public and private companies: How much room is there for arbitration?”, Vienna, Austria, 11 April 2014.
  • VI Belgrade Arbitration Conference, part of the VII Belgrade Open Pre-Moot. Open speech with lecture “ArbitralWomen, ArbitralMen… ArbitralPeople”. “Round Table on the Code of Ethics” debate with members of the academic community and of arbitration organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Belgrade, 4-5 April 2014.
  • The international conference on “Current Trends in Arbitration Laws and Rules” at the University of Warsaw. Panel “Recent developments in arbitration rules: Long term trends or just passing fads?”, Warsaw, Poland, 12 February 2014.
  • The II International Legal Forum ICC Lex Mercatoria, Russian-language presentation on the “Arbitration agreement in international dealing, discussing the liberal and the conservative approaches in light of applicable regulations”, Minsk, Belarus, 29 November – 2 December 2013.
  • The Second Russian-Polish Legal Day. Panel “Investment and business development in Russia and securing investments”, Moscow, Russia, 24 October 2013.
  • Arbitration in the International Law, Lecture: “M&A Transactions in the light of the international commercial arbitration jurisprudence”, Zegrze, Poland, 7 September 2013.
  • XXIII Economic Forum, Panels: “From Manager to owner, how to execute and finance a MBO/MBI transaction?”; Management of the private company vs. management of the public company” – Panellist, Krynica Zdrój, Poland, 4 September 2013.
  • IBA Arbitration Committee White Nights Conference, Panel: “International Arbitration: Back to Basics?” – Panellist, Petersburg, Russia, 28 June 2013.
  • Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Summit 2013 organized by Allerhand Institute, Panel ”Conditions for Development of Arbitration and Mediation in Poland” – Panelist, Warsaw, Poland, 25 June 2013.
  • 2nd edition “Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions: Tactics, Challenges, Defences” Conference Chair, Moderator: “Hot topics in M&A Arbitration”, Warsaw, Poland, 6-7 June, 2013.
  • Lewiatan Arbitration Moot Court (KAL). Originator and organizer of the first Polish arbitration moot court addressed to the trainees of the Polish advocates’ and legal advisors’ bars,
    Warsaw, Poland, May 2012, May 2013.
  • “Commercial Arbitration and Arbitration of Corporate Disputes”. Series of academic seminars for students of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) – Visiting Lecturer, Warsaw, Poland, May 2012, May 2013
  • Nomination for OGEMID 2012 Award in Diversity category for organising M&A and Arbitration conference held on 13-14 May 2010 in Warsaw, January 2013.
  • 19th Forum on CEE Private Equity, Panel: “Poland as the most attractive Private Equity Proposition in CEE” – Moderator, London, Great Britain, 4 November 2011.
  • European Forum Conference at the International Bar Association (IBA), The Arbitration Workshop: “Cost and time: how to efficiently manage an arbitration proceeding” – Moderator of the Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, 21 November 2012.
  • Kiev Arbitration Days 2012, Panel: “Interim Measures in International Arbitration” – Panellist, Kiev, Ukraine, 15 November 2012.
  • „Hot Topics in International Arbitration 2012” SJ Berwin Seminar – Panellist, London, Great Britain, 24 September 2012.
  • “Procedural Issues in Arbitration in the light of rulings of the Polish Supreme Court” – lecture for members of the The Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw – Speaker, Warsaw, Poland, 20 September 2012.
  • “Civil liability arising from breach of representations and warranties made with regards to a subject of transaction” Academic Seminars on Civil Law organized Civil Law Faculty at Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland, 23 May 2012.
  • “Arbitration. Polish and International Institutions and Regulations.” Series of academic seminars for trainees of the The Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw, Visiting Lecturer, Warsaw, Poland, February and May 2012.
  • “Contemporary Investment Banking.” Panel organized by Law and Administration Faculty at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Department of Banking, Finance and Accounting at The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw and Lewiatan Court of Arbitration – Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 23 April 2012.
  • CIArb European Brach Annual General Meeting and Conference. Panel: “Changes and improvements across the Continent” – Panellist, Madrid, Spain, 20 April 2012.
  • Congress of Listed Companies. Panel: “Arbitration – advantages and disadvantages” – Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 8 March, 2012.
  • International Conference organized by Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw: “Arbitration in Sport 2012.” Panel: “International sports arbitration. Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) and other fora” – Moderator, Warsaw, Poland,
    8 February 2012.
  • Inaugural Conference of CIArb International Young Members Group. Panel: “International Best Practice: What can arbitral seats learn from one another?” Panellist, Dublin, Ireland, 11 November 2011.
  • 18th Forum on CEE Private Equity, Panel: “Poland as the most attractive Private Equity Proposition in CEE” – Moderator, London, Great Britain, 4 November 2011.
  • ICC Conference: Party Autonomy versus Autonomy of Arbitrators “Limits of the parties’ autonomy and the tribunal’s powers in procedural matters (evidence-taking procedures)” Speaker, Prague, Czech Republic, 25 October 2011.
  • 7th M&A International Lawyers Conference. M&A – Responsibility of Management and Advisors. „Representations and warranties made by the management of the target company. The challenges for legal advisors” – Speaker, Dresden, Germany, 21 October 2011.
  • European Forum for New Ideas. Summit of European Arbitration Institutions: “International Arbitration in Europe in the 21st Century: Beyond Splendid Isolation?” – Organizer and Speaker, Sopot, Poland, 28 September 2011.
  • European Forum for New Ideas. Panel: “Arbitration – an emblem of civil society” – Organizer and Moderator, Sopot, Poland, 28 September 2011.
  • International Commercial Arbitration: Austrian/Polish Twin Conference – Organizer, Warsaw, Poland, 17 June 2011.
  • The European Financial Congress 2011. Panel: “Business Value Management and the Challenges of Globalisation” – Panellist, Sopot, Poland, 26 May 2011.
  • 8th Global M&A Conference Special Guest Speaker, Warsaw, Poland, 25 May 2011.
  • ArbitralWomen Round Table Discussion “Arbitration in the EU in the 21st century” – Co-Chair and Moderator, Geneva, Switzerland, 19 May 2011.
  • 17th Forum on CEE Private Equity, Presentation: KRUK SA. Case study: GP’s and Legal Advisor’s Perspectives – Speaker, Warsaw, Poland, 18 May 2011.
  • Debate: Commercial Arbitration in the 21st Century in Poland and Europe – Chair and Panellist, Warsaw, Poland, 25 April 2011.
  • Vienna Arbitration Days. Panel: Arbitration Rules on the Move – Panellist, Vienna, Austria,
    4-5 March 2011.