Commissions

Cezary Wiśniewski, PhD
Chairman

Cezary Wiśniewski, PhD, president of ICC Poland since June 2018. Polish lawyer (radca prawny), senior partner at Linklaters Warsaw office with more than 30 years’ experience of advising on privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and disputes including international arbitrations.

He has acted for many major multinational corporates and financial institutions, investing in Poland and for Polish corporates on their cross-border transactions. He has been involved as an arbitrator and a counsel in a number of high-profile international arbitrations (under rules of ICC, SCC, VIAC, UNICITRAL).

Cezary has received numerous distinctions from international law firm rankings such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA as an outstanding expert in corporate law as well as litigation and arbitration.

He has been a lecturer of civil and commercial law at the University of Warsaw, the co-editor of Commercial Law Review (Przegląd Prawa Handlowego) and an author of numerous publications on commercial and arbitration law. He is a Chairman of the Expert Committee at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Łazarski University.

 

Justyna Szpara
Vice-president

Justyna Szpara, vice-president of ICC Poland since June 2018. Advocate, partner and head of dispute resolution practice group at Łaszczuk & Partners. For more than 15 years she has been advising and representing Polish and international clients in commercial disputes in litigation and in domestic and international arbitration disputes, especially regarding M&A, real estate, construction contracts, investment projects, commercial law and commercial contracts.

She has been involved as a counsel in a number of high-profile arbitrations under the rules of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Lewiatan Arbitration Court, ICC and UNCITRAL as well as post-arbitration litigations. Her experience includes also advising and representing clients in investment arbitrations.

She advises also on construction law, infrastructure projects, mergers & acquisitions, real estate transactions, commercial real estate tenancy and lease.

Justyna Szpara is a listed arbitrator for the largest in Poland, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Lewiatan Court of Arbitration. Her experience includes being an arbitrator or presiding arbitrator in several dozen proceedings under the rules of permanent courts of arbitration as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

She has been recommended by international rankings Chambers Europe and Chambers Global in the field of dispute resolution and among the Most in Demand Arbitrators. She has been recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA among twelve leading individuals in the field of dispute resolution. She has been also recommended by the Best Lawyers in Poland ranking in the field of arbitration and mediation and in the field of litigation and by the Expert Guides to Commercial Arbitration since 2015. She is recommended by Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders – Partners. In 2012, she was placed in the top position in Rising Stars, a ranking of young Polish lawyers organised by the largest Polish legal daily, Gazeta Prawna, and LexisNexis publishers.

Her social involvement includes serving as board member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA); currently she has been appointed the Honorary Member. She was a member of the Board of the Polish Arbitration Association. As of 2018, Justyna has been the chairperson of the Arbitration Commission of ICC Poland.

She is the author or co-author of numerous publications on arbitration.

 

Paweł Pniewski
Secretary General, Treasurer

Paweł Pniewski, secretary general and a treasurer of ICC Poland since 2001. One of the founding members of the organisation. He is a director of the International Relations Department at Polish Bank Association.

 

 

Wojciech Kowalewski
Member of the Management Board

Wojciech Kowalewski is a member of the management board of ICC Poland. General counsel, associated with Siemens Poland Group since 2000. Manages the work of lawyers who support Siemens` business activities in Poland. Provided legal support for projects in infrastructure, energy, industry and healthcare sectors, particularly in areas of public procurement, as well as in M&A transactions. Management Board Member of Siemens sp. z o.o. since 2009. Chairman of the Competition Commission at the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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