Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw Litigation and Arbitration Practice is led by Partner Paweł Pietkiewicz who is recognized as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Poland and is ranked as Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 and as a Leading Lawyer by the IFLR1000 with respect to dispute resolution and arbitration.
The Litigation and Arbitration Team at Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office combines the experience of the firm’s transaction and counseling practice, in particular in the area of M&A, privatization, corporate law, banking and finance, telecommunications, energy, real estate and taxation, with the ability to use a strategic approach towards the most complex, including cross-border, litigation cases before arbitration tribunals, common courts and other authorities.
Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office represents clients before all Polish courts, including the Supreme Court, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Constitutional Tribunal as well as arbitration courts in Poland and abroad. The Warsaw office represents its clients in proceedings before state administration bodies, in particular the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) and the Financial Supervision Authority and in appeal proceedings against the decisions of these offices (in particular before the Competition and Consumer Protection Court in Warsaw).
The Litigation and Arbitration Team of Greenberg Traurig in Poland is an integral part of the International Arbitration and International Litigation Group in Greenberg Traurig (International Dispute Resolution). Cooperation between attorneys from Greenberg Traurig offices in various jurisdictions enables us to provide services related to complicated international disputes, both of a commercial nature (based on private law) and of an investment nature (based on international public law). Additionally, lawyers from the Warsaw Office act as arbitrators in domestic and international disputes.
With regard to litigation, Greenberg Traurig also provides pro bono services to persons who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance. In particular, we worked hand-in-hand with the Helsinki Human Rights Foundation in connection with a groundbreaking case aimed at demonstrating the unconstitutional nature of the Polish provisions on compulsory ejection from service of police officers who test HIV-positive, for which our lawyers received the PILnet European Pro Bono Award 2011 and an award from the National AIDS Center.