Paweł Pietkiewicz

Paweł Pietkiewicz

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Paweł Pietkiewicz focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration. He advises domestic and international clients across a wide range of litigation and arbitration cases. Paweł has broad experience as an arbitrator in proceedings conducted on the basis of the rules of Court of Arbitration at the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, the Court of Arbitration “Lewiatan,” and the Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Paweł was involved in a number of group actions representing banks, insurers, developers and other firms. Paweł has also deep experience with product liability cases.

Paweł is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Polish Arbitration Committee, and the ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs. He was also the Chairman of the Appointing Committee of the Court of Arbitration “Lewiatan,” and is entered on the list of arbitrators of that court.

Concentrations

  • Commercial arbitration
  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance claims
  • Post M&A disputes
  • Product liability
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented insurers in a number of matters related to D&O and BBB polices.
  • Represented European airline and leasing companies in proceedings related to the return of a plane leased to a local operator.
  • Represented a drilling company in a number of court matters related to its activities.
  • Represented a Dutch party in an investigation and in subsequent court proceedings related to misappropriation of real estate assets.
  • Represented a tobacco manufacturer in numerous individual and class action proceedings related to claims for personal injury caused by alleged tobacco-related diseases.°
  • Represented numerous producers of medical products in proceedings related to claims related to personal injury due to the participation in clinical trials and to use of such products.°
  • Represented producers of medical devices in proceedings related to claims arising from the use of medical devices.°
  • Represented producers of consumer goods in proceedings related to claims arising from the use of such goods.°
  • Represented a bank in a case concerning a claim of over 1,200 individuals in connection with overpayments of credit installments denominated in a foreign currency.°
  • Advised a developer in a case concerning residents' claims related to a building's defects.°
  • Represented a bank in a case concerning the activity of a bank’s agency.°
  • Represented a bank in a case concerning the amount of mortgage loan installments increased due to the deferment of the repayment of a part of the principal and interest.°
  • Represented an insurer in a group action concerning a claim for the reimbursement of a back-end-load fee collected by the insurer for the termination of a unit-linked life insurance agreement.°
  • Advised an insurer with respect to a group action which was prepared against it for the reimbursement of amounts retained after the payment of a surrender value for the termination of a unit-linked life insurance agreement.°
  • Acted as sole arbitrator in a post M&A dispute between Russian parties (ICC Rules of Arbitration).
  • Acted as presiding arbitrator in an international construction dispute regarding final settlement between parties to the construction consortium (Arbitration Court Lewiatan in Warsaw).
  • Acted as a counsel to an Employer in a construction arbitration regarding one of the major construction projects in Poland (ICC Rules of Arbitration).
  • Acted as a counsel to a major real estate fund in a post M&A arbitration dispute (Arbitration Court at National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw).
  • Acted as counsel to a party in the post M&A dispute regarding an investment in wind farm project (ICC Rules of Arbitration).
  • Acted as a sole arbitrator in a dispute between a construction company and a leading producer of synthetic fuels (ICC Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Acted as a presiding arbitrator in a dispute between a state gambling monopoly and a licensee (ICC Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Acted as a presiding arbitrator in the dispute between construction companies and a south-eastern European state in the dispute related to construction of road infrastructure (ICC Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Acted as counsel to a party in an arbitration dispute regarding acquisition of shares of a Polish entity (ICC Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Acted as an arbitrator in a corporate dispute over the ownership of shares between an Irish investor and a Polish entity (Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw).°
  • Acted as an arbitrator in a dispute between a Dutch entity and a Polish car manufacturer regarding financing of car manufacturing operations (Arbitration Court Lewiatan in Warsaw).°
  • Advised a Polish party in an arbitration proceedings related to its failed investment in a south-eastern European state (Vienna Arbitration Rules).°
  • Acted as a counsel to a party in a post M&A arbitration dispute related to the investment in the automotive distribution network (ICC Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Acted as counsel to a foreign party in a number of corporate disputes, including a dispute regarding a company’s dissolution (UNCITRAL ad hoc Rules of Arbitration).°
  • Represented a foreign party in an arbitration related to an acquisition of a business in Poland (Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw).°
  • Acted as counsel to a Polish party providing construction designs of big structures in the dispute regarding the collapse of a building in a south-eastern European state (ad hoc arbitration).°
  • Acted as counsel to a consulting company related to damage allegedly caused by professional negligence of that company (Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw).°
  • Acted as counsel to a Polish party which lost its financing due to the withdrawal of its partner from a joint venture (Arbitration Court of the National Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw).°
  • Acted a counsel to an American party disputing sale and exclusivity agreement (International Centre for Dispute Resolution).°
  • Acted a counsel to an American party disputing sale and exclusivity agreement (International Centre for Dispute Resolution).°
  • Acted as counsel to a Polish entity in a dispute between a Chinese supplier of house equipment (CIETAC Arbitration Court).°
  • Acted as counsel to construction companies in various arbitration proceedings.°
  • Acted as counsel to Polish, Romanian and Greek parties in recognition and enforcement proceedings of arbitration awards.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Pietkiewicz prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chambers Global
    • Band 1 in Litigation (2015-2018)
    • Band 2 in Most in Demand Arbitrators (2015-2019)
    • Band 1 in Dispute Resolution (2015-2019)
  • Chambers Europe: Band 1 in Dispute Resolution, Most in Demand Arbitrators Band 2 (2015-2018)
  • EMEA Legal 500: leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution (2015-2018)
  • Legal 500 Hall of Fame: honored in Dispute Resolution (2018)
  • IFLR1000: leading lawyer in Disputes (2017) and Energy and Infrastructure (2017)
  • Best Lawyers: recommended in Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation (since 2010)
  • Who is who Legal Product Liability Defence 2015, recommended for Poland
  • Member, Warsaw Bar of Advocates

Credentials

Education
  • Advocate, 2000
  • DEA Droit International Privé on private international law and international arbitration; Studies on French civil and commercial law, Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
  • Master of Law, The University of Warsaw
  • Studies on French civil and commercial law, Universite Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
  • Studies on European law, Utrecht University
  • Studies at the Sociology Department, the University of Warsaw
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • French, Fluent
  • Russian, Fluent