We are proud to announce that Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek, senior associate at GESSEL, has successfully presented her PhD thesis under the title “Legal Effectiveness of Actio Pauliana in Polish and German Law”.

Her PhD thesis is devoted to the subject of fraudulent conveyance claims – or actio Pauliana claims, as they are generally referred to in Continental European legal systems. After presenting a comparative analysis of relevant solutions in Polish and German law, Joanna assesses their effectiveness and posits certain modifications based on the German model.

Joanna Kisielińska-Garncarek is an attorney specialising in litigation and arbitration. Her practice focuses on various disputes with business law aspects, including ones arising from M&A transactions and from construction and infrastructure projects.

She represents clients before the general courts and in arbitration proceedings (at, among other forums, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the International Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, and the Arbitration Court of Lewiatan Confederation, and also in ad hoc proceedings).

As an English, German, and French speaker with an academic resume which includes British and German law and experience working at the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, she is comfortable with multi-jurisdictional projects. She also serves as secretary to Polish and international arbitration tribunals. Author of publications in the realms of arbitration, law of obligations, and comparative law.

As part of her pro bono work, cooperates with the Po Drugie Foundation dedicated to supporting at-risk youth and lectures on the basics of law at Warsaw secondary schools.

We congratulate our colleague and look forward to her next academic successes !