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Dispute Resolution in Poland Issues and new developments in dispute resolution in Poland.


Maciej Jamka, Partner

Maciej Jamka Maciej Jamka is a Polish advocate practicing in all areas of Polish law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and litigation. In the Warsaw office of K&L Gates he is the head of the litigation and arbitration practice and has represented clients in some of the largest litigation cases in Poland. He has represented the Republic of Poland in several investment arbitration proceedings (BIT) and major international companies in respect of investment disputes. A significant portion of Mr. Jamka’s practice relates to construction disputes. He has advised clients on the acquisition of companies and assets in many industries, including advice related to large mergers. He has also advised clients on greenfield investments in Poland. A significant portion of Mr. Jamka’s practice relates to the acquisition of commercial centers, office buildings, undeveloped plots, and agricultural land and includes advising on administrative issues related to construction projects in Poland. Maciej Jamka is often appointed as an arbitrator in commercial matters. Read Mr. Jamka’s full bio.

Wojciech Sadowski, Ph.D., Of Counsel

Wojciech Sadowski Wojciech has earned a growing reputation as a talented practitioner in the field of dispute resolution. He has handled complex commercial cases before Polish courts, domestic arbitral tribunals and international arbitral tribunals. He has also acted as counsel for the Republic of Poland in investment treaty disputes, including proceedings against Eureko B.V. Mr. Sadowski has also made himself known as an academic focused mainly on international dispute settlement. He holds a Ph.D. in legal studies for his dissertation on the applicability of the res iudicata principle in investment treaty arbitration. Mr. Sadowski is an assistant professor at the Department of International Law at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Science, and author or co-author of more than 20 articles and books on international civil procedure, international arbitration, and European Union law. Read Mr. Sadowski’s full bio.


Rafał Morek, Ph.D., Associate

Rafał Morek Rafał has extensive experience representing clients in business and other disputes before both Polish state courts and international as well domestic arbitral tribunals. Dr. Morek has also taken part in more than forty proceedings as an arbitrator and a mediator. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw, where he has been teaching courses on civil and commercial law, as well as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. He is an author or editor of three books and several articles in the field of dispute resolution and private law. In 2009, Dr. Morek was appointed as the Secretary of the Council for Alternative Methods of Conflict and Dispute Resolution at Poland’s Ministry of Justice. Read Dr. Morek’s full bio.

Agnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka, Associate

Agnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka

Agnieszka Suchecka-Tarnacka is an associate in the K&L Gates Warsaw office. She practices in all areas of Polish law and is particularly experienced in civil and administrative litigation, especially in construction disputes as well as in the representation of nonprofit foundations. She also represents clients before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Agnieszka has developed particular experience in the licensing of food, drugs, and cosmetics. On behalf of a producers group, she counseled on reform initiatives in the area of food and drug regulation. She continues to work in the area of the conformance of Polish food law to European Union standards with particular emphasis on matters concerning food for particular nutritional use (PARNUTS) and food supplements. She has also broad experience in the regulatory field concerning clinical trials of medicinal products and medicinal devices. Read Agnieszka’s full bio.