Awards and rankings

In the field of litigation, GESSEL was highly ranked by Legal 500 in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Rzeczpospolita recommended our firm in the international disputes category.

Beginning in 2014, Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz is also named by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe in the category Dispute resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators for, among other qualities, her inquisitive style, effectiveness, and strong business sense as well as for the strength which she brings to bear in promoting Polish arbitration, and for single-handedly putting Poland on the map of international arbitration. Sources also refer to Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz as “the First Lady of Polish arbitration” and note her extensive experience with major cases.

The 2019 edition of the Rzeczpospolita ranking distinguishes Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz in the categories of international disputes and litigation (civil, criminal, economic, and administrative) and arbitration.

In 2018, Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz received the prestigious “lawyer of Three Decades” title awarded by a panel convened under the auspices of the Polish Union of Private Employers and of the Rzeczpospolita daily.

GESSEL’s litigation practice is headed by Piotr Schramm, named in the Dispute Resolution section of Legal 500 in 2017 and 2018.


  • Chambers Global
    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Chambers Europe
    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Legal 500
    2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Rzeczpospolita


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