On 15 December 2009, the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, having heard the formal presentation of the PhD thesis and discussed it with the candidate, bestowed upon Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Managing Partner in GESSEL, the academic title of PhD in legal studies.

Beata Gessel’s PhD thesis entitled Legal Character of Representations and Warranties in a Limited Liability Company Share Purchase Agreement, written under the tutelage of Prof Marek Michalski, was reviewed by Prof Andrzej Kidyba of Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and by Prof Aleksander Chłopecki of Warsaw University. The reviewers took the view that this is a pioneering study in Polish legal literature, presenting an innovative discussion of representations and warranties in the context of Polish commercial law.