Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

We provide comprehensive and professional legal services to our clients at every stage of civil proceedings, as well as in disputes taking place outside court (mediation and  arbitration), using our wide knowledge and wealth of practical experience in this area.

Our firm’s lawyers provide assistance in all types of court proceedings in all areas of the law, (including enforcement procedures and safeguard procedures), representing clients in common courts of both instances, before the Supreme Court and Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (see information in the  Consumer Protection and Competition section) and administrative courts (for more information, see the Administrative Proceedings and Proceedings before Administrative Courts section).

We have extensive experience in dealing with cases between economic entities, in particular the field of commercial law, business transactions, railway transport, unfair competition law, copyright and labor law, etc. Our experience also includes cases in the field of medical law. We are involved in a range of cases on behalf of institutional clients, with particular emphasis on highly complex, high stakes precedence cases. Our legal experts focus on reaching successful judgements in the most effective and speedy way. In most cases, the lawyers of our firm lead to the issuance of favorable decisions for clients at the initial stage of the case, and in the event of an appeal being lodged by the opponent, they successfully represent clients before the higher courts, including the Supreme Court.

Our firm also provides legal services in the field of so-called ,,franc credits” (credits indexed or denominated to the Swiss franc).

Our lawyers are also extremely experienced in dealing with international civil cases where the difficulties associated with establishing jurisdiction and applicable law occur, especially in respect of economic and commercial matters resolved using instruments of Community Law and the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

We also have extensive experience in arbitration in national and international disputes, and frequently represent our clients before permanent arbitration courts (including the Court of Arbitration in the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Polish Bank Association, Polish Confederation Lewiatan), as well as before ad hoc arbitration tribunals which are called into being to decide on  specific disputes and operating in accordance  with various laws and regulations (for example ICC, UNCITRAL and the Permanent Court of International Arbitration). Professor Wierzbowski is an experienced arbitrator  and previously served  for a number of years as the vice-chairman of the Arbitration Court of National Chamber of Commerce, the largest and oldest Polish permanent arbitration court. He has also been chairperson of the Court of the Chamber of Brokerage Houses since its inception; this court  primarily resolves disputes between clients and brokerage houses, as well as between different brokerage houses. Professor Wierzbowski is also a mediator in the Mediation Center at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Our most well-known arbitration case to date in our practice is the case of Eureko vs. The Republic of Poland, which dealt with the privatisation of PZU, during which Professor Wierzbowski represented the government of the Republic of Poland.

Our legal experts also represent clients in mediation proceedings and settlement negotiations.

The team dealing with court proceedings, mediation and arbitration cases is led by partner.