Master of laws, Poznań (1976), Judge exam (1978), Bar exam (1984), postgraduate study in business law – Bar Research Center at the Polish Bar Council (1988), qualified for diplomatic service (1992), École de Formation du Barreau, Paris (1992), Conflict Prevention workshop by The Hong Kong Mediation Council, Sydney (2002), WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators and Mediators, Geneva (2003), Certificate of Business Mediation Center, Warsaw, 2003, INTA Advanced Mediation CLE Program, San Diego (2005), AAA-ICDR International Symposium – Advanced Case Management Issues, Prague (2005), Cross Examination Skills Training in Arbitration, Paris (2008), 8th International Mediation Interest Group Meeting at WIPO, Geneva, 2009, How to Effectively Resolve International Commercial Disputes through Mediation and Arbitration (UIA), Damascus, 2010, Training for Trainers (International commercial arbitration) – SICA-FICA, The European Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Warsaw (2013), Training for Examiners – SICA-FICA, The European Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Amsterdam (2015). FIDIC Contracts Total Immersion Training Programme, Dublin (2013), FIDIC Adjudicators Assessment Programme, Dubai (2015).
Admitted as advocate, Poznań (1984); avocat, Paris (1993), advocate, Warsaw (1994), partner SALANS, now DENTONS (1998-2015), ICC Paris Court member (2003-2015), delegate to the United Nations at the Working Group Arbitration & Conciliation (UNCITRAL) 2006-2010, President of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006-2009), Chartered Arbitrator (2010), DAB/DRB member or chairman, fellow of the Dispute Board Federation, Geneva (2013), FIDIC accredited adjudicator (2015), accredited mediator at the District Court of Warsaw (2015).
Areas of Specialization:
Advertising, agency, anti-counterfeiting, aviation, banking, combating unfair competition, commercial contracts, consortia, construction, copyrights, corporate, cross-border litigation, defense industry, dispute resolution, distributorships, domain names, energy, enforcement, engineering, entertainment, environment, fashion, FIDIC, franchising, geographical indications, hostelry, industrial designs, information technology, infrastructure, insurance, international commercial arbitration, investments, IP, IT, joint ventures, licenses, maritime, media, mediation, mergers & acquisition, oil and gas, patents, personal injuries, personal rights, privacy and trade secrets, privatization, sales & purchases, see accidents, shipping, show business, sport, technology, telecoms, trademarks, transportation, and white-collar crimes.
Fluent: English, French, German, Polish, Russian, some Italian and Spanish.
Chartered Arbitrator, fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); life time member of Indian Arbitration Council, board member of: Vienna International Arbitration Centre; Danish Arbitration Institute, Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas); Consulting Engineers and Experts Association (Polish Member of FIDIC), Law Society of England & Wales; IBA Arbitration Committee (Sub-Committee on Conflicts of Interest 2008-2010); Member: ASA, CEA, CEPANI, DIS, ICCA, ITA, ÖVS, SAA, expert WIPO, FIDIC consultant and accredited adjudicator;
Arbitration, Mediation and DB/DAB Experience:
Appointed as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or counsel in over 300 arbitrations, handled in English, French, German, Czech, Polish and Russian.
First Polish mediator recommended by Who’sWhoLegal in Mediation (2014, 2015). Appointed as Mediator in over 100 mediations, many of them international, handled in English, French, Italian and Polish.
Chairman or board member of a dozen of Dispute Adjudication Boards.
AAA-ICDR, BCCI, CAC, CAC-ADR.eu, CACI, CAS, CICA-CCIR, CCP, CIETAC, DIA, DIS, ECCI, FAI, HCCI, IAA, IAC, IACA, ICAC Kyiv, ICAC Moscow, ICANN, ICC, IHK, Lewiatan, LME, NAF, PBA, PCC, PIIT, PKOL, RCA, SANIG, SCC, SIDiR, Swiss Rules, VCCA, VIAC, WIPO, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc.
Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Florida, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Malta, Minnesota, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA (American Federal Law).
Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators:
AAA; ACICA; CAS; CEPANI; CIETAC; CRCICA; DIAC; DIS; HKIAC; ICAC; ICDR, IHK; INTA, KCAB; KLRCA; MCAC, PBA, PIIiT; SIAC; TRAC, UEFA; VIAC; WIPO; major courts of arbitration in Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
“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 Reated “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.
Founder and Editor in Chief of Biuletyn Arbitrażowy, co-author of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Commentary, over 100 articles on arbitration, mediation and ADR.