Ewelina Wętrys

Leaders in Law endorses Ewelina Wętrys as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Poland. If you wish to get in touch with Ewelina please use the contact information provided above.

Ewelina advises and represents local and foreign clients in litigation and arbitration regarding diverse commercial disputes as well as in arbitration proceedings conducted under international investment treaties such as BITs or ECT (in the latter respect acting for both investors and states). She has substantial experience in the oil and gas, energy, aviation, real estate and construction sectors.

Ewelina supports Clients in a variety of high value matters, including cases involving contractual or statutory liability for non-performance or improper performance of the contract, unjust enrichment claims, and insurance claims. She also assists Clients already at the stage of structuring investments and drafting of dispute resolution clauses tailored to specific contracts.

Ewelina holds an LL.M. degree in International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) from the Stockholm University. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications on arbitration and she frequently speaks at international arbitration conferences. She also conducts lectures in International Commercial Arbitration Law and Investment Arbitration Law at International Summer Schools organized by Kozminski University.

Memberships

  • Advocate – The Warsaw Bar Association
  • ICAL Alumni Association, Young ITA, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Young ICCA

Testimonials

  • Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2021 – Future Leaders – Non-Partners
  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2020 – Poland – Dispute Resolution (Tier 2)

Recent Cases

Investment Arbitration

  • Representing the European investor in the arbitration against the Central-European state in a dispute relating to renewable energy sector.
  • Member of a team advising Canadian investors in a dispute against a Central European state concerning a mining project.
  • Member of a team representing a Central European state in an ICSID(AF) investment dispute against U.S. investors related to fiscal measures.
  • Member of a team advising Polish investors in a dispute against a Central European state concerning a petrochemical project.

Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing a company from a construction sector in two ICC arbitral proceedings regarding disputes arising out of a joint-venture agreement concluded for a joint execution of construction works.
  • Representing a company from a mining sector in the arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce against a contractor responsible for expansion of a coal mechanical processing plant.
  • Representing a foreign supplier in the ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a dispute arising out of a contract for implementation of a modern system for production of highly complex-shaped castings.
  • Advising a foreign contractor from an oil and gas sector in the ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a dispute arising out of a contract for onshore drilling services.

Post-Arbitration Proceedings

  • Representing a company from the real estate sector in the proceedings for the setting aside of an arbitral award issued in a dispute with a contractor involved in the construction process of an exclusive department store.
  • Representing a company from the oil and gas sector in the proceedings for the enforcement of a favourable ICC arbitral award issued against a mother company of a main Kazakh debtor under a contract for onshore drilling services.
  • Representing a contractor from the construction sector in the enforcement proceedings of favourable ICC arbitral awards issued against a Macedonian company in disputes related to intra-JV settlements with respect to a highway construction contract.

Litigation

  • Representing a medical equipment supplier in a dispute for the anullment of several supply contracts commenced by the President of the Public Procurement Office.
  • Representing a company from the energy sector in proceedings against an external consultant responsible for carrying out environmental and localisation research for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in a Central European state.
  • Representing a company from the real estate sector in a dispute against the local government unit regarding compensation for the failure to timely issue a building permit.

Contract Management

  • Advising a leading Polish company from the oil and gas sector in the negotiation process of a large EPC contract.
  • Advising a company from the chemical sector on the process of handling tort claims relating to the company’s daily operations.
  • Serving on secondment to a world leader contractor in the development of major projects in the energy and infrastructures sectors and advising on a wide range of civil and corporate matters arising out of a contract for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas terminal in a Central European state.

Firm Description

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services.

We listen to our clients and there is a growing desire for legal and business services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So, we’ve built our business and designed our range of services on this principle. We have three offerings – Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. Delivered through our global teams across eight core sectors, our Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients without compromising on quality or service.

 

Grażyna Dudkowiak

Leaders in Law endorses Grażyna Dudkowiak as our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Poland. If you wish to get in touch with Grażyna please use the contact information provided above.

Grażyna Dudkowiak – Barrister at Law – began studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University. She graduated with distinction in 1984, then she completed legal training and received judicial appointment from the then President of Poland. For many years she was a judge in the Civil Division of District Court in Zielona Góra.

In 1994 she became an attorney at law and then she established one of a few Law Firms in Poland specialising exclusively in the family law and law of succession. This specialist project remains one of few in Poland until this day.

Grażyna Dudkowiak, Esq. is a member of the Bar Council of Lubuskie voivodship and an expert on family law, guardianship law and law of succession. For over five years of working as a judge and over fifteen years of being an attorney at law, Grażyna Dudkowiak has gained a very rich experience.
Family and Succession Law Firm run by Grażyna Dudkowiak as one of few specialises in international family relations, hence, provides service to a substantial number of foreign customers.

Esq. Grażyna Dudkowiak is a Head of Family Law Department (Grażyna Dudkowiak Family Lawyers). She regularly works in headquaters in Zielona Góra.

She speaks Polish, French and Russian.

Firm Description

Dudkowiak Kopeć Putyra Law Firm was established in 1992 as a response to the thorough economical transformation which Poland was undergoing at that time.

The rich experience of the founders (Andrzej and Grażyna Dudkowiak), who had formerly been commercial judges, enabled the Firm to provide high-quality legal services to a wide variety of international corporations, which in early 90-ties entered a new re-created Polish market.

The accession of Poland to European Union was a new challenge for the Law Firm. At that time the Law Firm was restructured, rebranded and strengthened by new Partners oriented to provide legal services to global corporations conquering Polish market. New foreign investor orientated practice was developed.

As a consequence Dudkowiak Family local Law Firm through last two decades was boosted to internationally recognized level.

Below sliding bars are presenting received awards and recognitions as well as client who trusted in our services.

Currently our Polish Law Firm is features and recognized by:

  • 5 offices in major Polish cities (Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław and Zielona Góra)
  • affiliated legal offices in 9 counties
  • numerous recognitions and awards to selected legal practices
  • one of the most chosen Polish Law Firm dedicated to foreign investors 
  • well known for its high standards of work and communication, as well as excellent English skills
  • considered as affordable alternative to big four companies
  • providing wide variety of business related legal services
  • team of approx. 30 lawyers fully committed to comfort and the legal security of the clients
  • affiliated to DPG Tax (Dudkowiak Putyra Grabowski) — leading tax, audit and payroll provider in Poland.

 

Michał Karwowski

Leaders in Law endorses Michał Karwowski as our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Poland. If you wish to get in touch with Michał please use the contact information provided above.

Advocate, member of the Bar in Warsaw. Since 2006 he has had an independent practice in Warsaw covering in particular court disputes, legal issues on intellectual property and combating unfair competition and protection of business activity under criminal law. Author of publications on civil procedure.

Firm Description

We are not specialists in every field of law but our aim is to excel at our focus areas. Our Law Firm provides our Clients with assistance based on understanding of regulations, case law and literature as well as broad, regularly expanded, practice and familiarity with the local features, which undergo regular development. In our counselling we focus on our Clients’ objectives and seek safe and practical solutions.

Our representation in disputes or negotiations is focused on the issues important for our Client, we do not seek inessential areas of conflict, instead we are bold to fight for significant matters. If a particular issue falls outside the scope of our Law Firm specialisations we recommend external specialists we trust. We operate throughout the Polish territory; our languages are Polish, English and Russian.

 

Krzysztof Weremczuk

Krzysztof is specializing in issues related to banking law, commercial and corporate law as well as capital markets. He is also experienced in labor law; is representing Clients in court trials.

  • Member of Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poland and International Bar Association
  • Speaks native Polish, fluent English and intermediate German
  • Advisor and an attorney in fact for a number of European banks in cross-border investments financing transactions
  • Advisor to borrowers with regard to negotiations and conclusion of loan facilities
  • Advisor to companies with regard to labor law disputes
  • Advisor to companies in relation to capital market issues
  • A member of supervisory board of a production company held by an international capital group

Weremczuk Bobeł & Partners:

Weremczuk Bobeł & Partners holds a well established position on the legal market. We are one of the most rapidly developing law firms in Poland. Our vast experience allow us to provide legal services to both Polish and foreign entrepreneurs.

Our law firm has offices in and operates from two venues – Poznań and Warsaw – where the core of our business is located. Using modern means of communication we provide day-to-day legal advice to Clients located in other cities in Poland or – if our Clients so wish – abroad.

The partners and our lawyers have vast experience in advising on complicated cross-border transactions as well as in providing legal assistance to international Clients, cooperating in this field with major international law firms.
Weremczuk Bobeł & Partners is a member of the network of independent law firms with a global reach, thanks to which we can ensure legal support also in all European jurisdictions, in North America, South America, Africa, Australia, China and the Middle East.

Our legal services are provided in Polish, English, German or French, according to our Clients’ needs.

 

Piotr Nowaczyk

Citizenship: Polish
Education:

 

 

Master of laws, Poznań (1976), postgraduate study in business law,

Bar Research Center at the Polish Bar Council, Warsaw (1988),

Ecole de Formation du Barreau, Paris (1992)

Professional

Experience:

 

 

 

admitted as advocate, Poznań (1984); avocat, Paris (1993), advocate, Warsaw (1994), ex-partner 大成 Dentons, former Salans (1998-2014), ICC Court member (2003-2015), Delegate to the United Nations at the Working Group Arbitration & Conciliation (UNCITRAL),  President of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006-2009), Chartered Arbitrator (2010), DAB/DRB member/chairman. FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator (2015)

 

Areas of
Specialization: 
Agency, aviation, banking, commercial contracts, competition, consortia, construction, corporate, defense, distributorships, energy, engineering, environment, fashion, FIDIC, franchising, investments, infrastructure, insurance, IP, IT, joint ventures, licenses, media, mergers & acquisition, oil & gas, personal injuries, privatization, sales & purchases, sport, technology, telecoms, transportation.
Languages:  

English, French, German, Polish, Russian, some Italian.

 

Professional
Associations: 

 

 

Chartered Arbitrator, fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); life time member of Indian Arbitration Council, member of: VIAC International Advisory Board; Danish Arbitration Institute, Law Society of England & Wales; IBA Arbitration Committee (Sub-Committee on Conflicts of Interest 2008-2010); member: ASA, CEA, CEPANI, DIS, ICA, ICCA, ITA, ÖVS, PSSP, SAA, UIA, expert WIPO, FIDIC independent consultant, dispute board adjudicator;

Dispute Board Federation (DBF) and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Arbitration
Experience:
 

Chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or counsel in over 300 arbitrations, handled in English, French, German, Czech, Polish and Russian.

 

Arbitration Seats: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and U.S.A.

 

Rules Applied: AAA-ICDR, BCCI, CAC, CAC-ADR.eu, CACI, CAS, CCIR, CCP, CIETAC, DIA, ECCI, FAI, HCCI, IAA, IAC, IACA, ICAC Kyiv, ICAC Moscow, ICANN, ICC, IHK, Lewiatan, LME, NAF, PBA, PCC, PIIT, PKOL, RCA, SANIG, SCC, Swiss Rules, VCCA, VIAC, WIPO, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc.

 

Parties from: Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Chanel Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong-Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Ile of Man, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, U.K., U.S.A.

 

Laws Applied: Austria, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Florida, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Minnesota, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA (American Federal Law).

 

Co-arbitrators from: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Moldova, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, U.K., U.S.A.

 

Panels of
Arbitrators: 

 

 

VIAC, AAA-ICDR, WIPO, INTA, ACICA, Tribunal Arbitral du Sport, ICAC Kyiv, ICAC Moscow, IHK, KLRCA Malaysia, CEPANI, HKIAC, KCAB, SIAC, The Cairo Regional Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Center, CIETAC, Teheran Regional Arbitration Centre, Polish Bank Association, Polish Chamber of Information Technology; major courts of arbitration in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republik, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia.
Recognition:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“United Nations for a Better World” – Medaille, 1985

 

Particularly recommended in the field of intellectual property law and recognized as an expert in court dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration by Legalease (European Legal Experts catalogue, since 2001), nominated as one of the leading practitioners by Who’s Who Legal – Commercial Arbitration, since 2007, named as leading individual in Practical Law Company Yearbook 2008 and 2009, highly recommended for dispute resolution by Global Chambers Report.

Rated “as the best arbitrator and counsel” in Poland by Who’s Who Legal – Commercial Arbitration, 2008 (p. 4, 2nd column).

PLC Which Lawyer? has listed the name as Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution since 13th edition (2008).

Selected to be included since the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in Poland in the specialty of Arbitration and Mediation.

Gold Cross of Merit granted by the President of the Republic of Poland for services rendered to arbitration and to the promotion of Poland as an arbitration venue.

Exclusive winner of the Arbitration category for Poland of the ILO (International Law Office) Client Choice Award 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2014 decided on the individual nomination to the list of The World’s Leading Lawyers in the field of Dispute Resolution (Poland), arbitration international (Europe-wide) and Most in Demand Arbitrators (Europe-wide) and listed the name in the Chambers Legal Directories.

Publications:

 

Founder Editor in Chief of Biuletyn Arbitrażowy, co-author of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Commentary, more than 100 articles on arbitration and mediation.

 

Michael Siwek

Siwek Law Office in Warsaw, Poland, a law firm established in 2010 by legal advisor Michał Siwek,  provides comprehensive legal services in the field of real estate and company law.

Michał Siwek for number of years was a partner of real estate departments and head of the German desk at the leading international law firms. His professional experience covers a broad spectrum of real estate law, including planning, construction and corporate law, as well as real estate finance matters.

He has advised on the construction, acquisition, sale and lease of commercial properties of various types, including offices, warehouses, commercial centers, hotels and other types of real estate.

Siwek Law Office experience includes advising international real estate funds, private equity firms, developers, real estate consultants, brokers and title insurers. The law firm satisfies client’s needs for legal services during the whole life cycle of a real estate: from planning, construction and development issues,  through leasing and asset management matters, up to acquisition, joint venture agreements and other legal structures aiming at the  exit from the project.

Siwek Law Office advised on numerous processes of merging, dividing, liquidating and transforming companies. The team has advised recently Polish Government in connection with initial public offering (IPO) of a large state-owned  company.

By working with a network of tried and trusted fellow lawyers,  law firm of legal advisor Michał Siwek provides and co-ordinates advice also in the field of  litigation, banking, bankruptcy, insurance and labor law matters.

 

 

Robert Lewandowski

Admitted in 2000. He studied mathematics and German philology at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and law at the University of Mainz (Germany).
In 2004 he was registered in the list of foreign lawyers at the district bar association Okręgowa Izba Radcóv Pravnych in Warsaw, Poland.
Registered in the year 2009 on the list of attorneys kept by the district bar association (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych) of Warsaw, Poland.
Working Languages: Polish, German and English
Derra, Meyer & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbB:

40 lawyers, 11 offices in Germany and Europe along with substantiated  knowledge and wide competence in all fields of legal expertise are significant features of Derra, Meyer & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbB. The first office was founded by  Hans Jörg Derra followed by many others. To date we have seven offices in Germany, two offices in Italy and two offices in Poland and we are therefore able to comprehensively  advise our clients independent of the place of destination.

Our clients are entrepreneurs from all sizes of companies, and individuals who over  many years place trust in our legal advice provided in the domestic market and abroad. We place  a great emphasize familiar with all current court precedents and legal provisions in order to elaborate the best solutions for our clients. We participate in International legal transactions with our allied law partners, in particular  in Turkey, Lithuania  and Russia. Moreover, Derra, Meyer & Partners are shareholders and member of DIRO-EWIV, one of the largest legal firm networks and legal firm organization in Europe. Due to this we are able to guarantee handling of disputes  without any deley.

It is very important to us, to raise the awareness of entrepreneurs and individuals to legal issues. Therefore we provide at regular intervals public speeches on legal subjects. Moreover some lawyers from Derra, Meyer & Partners work as lecturers  and publishers.

Marcin Asłanowicz

Marcin Asłanowicz specializes in civil, commercial and company law and civil litigation and arbitration. He advises clients on corporate, real estate and construction disputes and represents them in Polish common courts (including the Supreme Court) as well as in permanent and ad hoc arbitration courts (both in Poland and abroad). Marcin Asłanowicz is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences and is the author of numerous legal publications.

Our Firm:

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna almost 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to help them solve problems and create opportunities.

WHAT WE DO:

We do exactly what you would expect a law firm to do. We just do it differently. Our people are smarter, quicker and sharper than most. (So they keep telling us.) But they’re also ready to listen, receptive to argument and lightning quick to grasp what you need.

We like our working relationships to be enjoyable, open and direct. But it’s ultimately about getting results. So if you want advice on whether to go ahead with a deal, we won’t give a long list of delicately nuanced arguments for and against. Just a straight yes or no, backed by a concise rationale.

It’s about helping you make decisions and move your organisation forward. That’s what we do and where we get our satisfaction.