Maciej Łaszczuk

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Maciej Łaszczuk

Maciej Łaszczuk is the founder of Łaszczuk & Partners. For more than 25 years he has been advising and representing domestic and international clients in arbitration and litigation, as well as in civil law and commercial law. For many years, he had also advised clients on intellectual property issues and tax law.

Currently, he focuses mainly on litigation and arbitration: constructing strategies of dispute management and representing clients in domestic and disputes. He represents clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, especially related to mergers & acquisitions, real estate, construction contracts and commercial contracts. He has participated in more than 200 arbitrations, as either the chairman or an arbitrator, proceeded in permanent arbitration institutions and ad hoc, under the rules of, among others, UNCITRAL, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He has also represented clients in high-profile post-arbitration proceedings.

His experience includes also advising and representing clients in investment arbitration.

Maciej is a listed arbitrator for several permanent arbitration courts, including the largest in Poland, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He is also listed as an arbitrator by the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Polish Olympic Committee.

He is the author or co-author of a number of publications on arbitration, and a lecturer on civil procedure and arbitration for advocate trainees.

Experience and education

In 1987 Maciej Łaszczuk became a legal advisor, and in 1989 an advocate. Before starting his own law practice, he advised Polish and foreign investors as an in-house lawyer.

After completing judicial training, he passed the exam to qualify as a judge in 1981. From 1982 to 1987 he served as a judge in the Province Circuit Court in Warsaw.

In the years 1978-1982 he worked at the Institute of State and Law of the Polish Academy of Science.

Maciej Łaszczuk is a 1978 graduate of the Warsaw University Department of Law and Administration.

Social involvement/organisations

He is a member of the Polish Bar Council, where he serves as the Chairman of the Arbitration Commission. He serves as the President of the Arbitral Council of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Board of the Polish Arbitration Association. He is also a member of the Polish Association of European Law, International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration – ICCAAustrian Arbitration Association, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and International Bar Association.

He is also Vice Chairman of the Editorial Board of Palestra, the official publication of the Polish Bar.

By resolution of the Executive Committee of the Polish Bar Council dated 27 August 2013, Maciej Łaszczuk was recognized for his distinguished service to the Polish Bar.

In the years 1991-1997 Maciej was co-creating a series of TV programs promoting knowledge about tax law, especially regarding PIT, broadcasted by Program II TVP. In the programs, he created a character of a lawyer advising clients. Every episode of the series called ‘From 20% to 40%. Is it possible to avoid paying taxes”, was concluded with a question: counsellor, can I avoid paying taxes?, to which Maciej Łaszczuk always answered: we’ll talk about it at our next meeting.

Publications

Comparative Legal Guide: International Arbitration

The Arbitration Rules of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Commentary [Original title: Regulamin Arbitrażowy Sądu Arbitrażowego przy KIG. Komentarz], M. Łaszczuk, A. Szumański (ed.)

Managing a Commercial Dispute [Zarządzanie sporem gospodarczym], My Company Polska, Issue 12 (15) December 2016

GAR Know How Litigation: Poland

GAR Know How Commercial Arbitration: Poland

Big Matter: How to Manage a Complex Dispute

Hearing of Evidence Defectiveness as the Reason for Setting Aside an Arbitration Award [in:] Jelonek-Jarco Barbara, Kos Rafał, Zawadzka Julita (eds), Usus magister est optimus. Rozprawy prawnicze ofiarowane Profesorowi Andrzejowi Kubasowi

Chapter on the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2016"

Post-Arbitration Proceedings [in:] A. Szumański (ed.), The System of Commercial Law. Commercial Arbitration. Volume 8, Chapter 12 [System Prawa Handlowego. Arbitraż handlowy. Tom 8, Rozdział 12]

Chapter on the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration in 60 jurisdictions worldwide 2015"

Dedication, Commitment, Mission [Zaangażowanie, oddanie poczucie misji] [in:] M. Bobrowicz, Mapy Sukcesu, MB Consulting

Chapter Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce "Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration in 49 jurisdictions worldwide 2014"

The bottom line, American Investor, Summer 2013

Chapter on the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration in 55 jurisdictions worldwide 2013"

A Few Remarks on the Duties, Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators [Original title: Kilka uwag o obowiązkach, niezależności i bezstronności arbitrów] [in:] M. Łaszczuk, M. Furtek, S. Pieckowski, J. Poczobut, A. Szumański, M. Tomaszewski (eds.), Arbitraż i mediacja. Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana doktorowi Andrzejowi Tynelowi

Chapter on the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration in 57 jurisdictions worldwide 2012"

Chapter on the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in "Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration in 55 jurisdictions worldwide 2011"

Is the Parties’ Freedom to Establish the Rules of Procedure before the Arbitration Court Limited in Time?

The Form for Correction and Interpretation of an Arbitration Award

Post-Arbitration Proceedings

On Admissibility of Taking a Witness’s Oath by the Arbitral Tribunal

Remarks on the Scope of Assistance Provided to the Arbitration Court by the State Court Pursuant to Article 1192 of the Polish Code of Civil Procedure

Mediation – I am for it

Advanced Rulings on Tax Issues

Selected Issues of Interpretation of art 230 of the Commercial Companies Code

Time-limits for Withdrawal from a Contract in the Law on Protection of Certain Consumers’ Rights

A Pole's Prerogative. Sometimes You Can Undo a Purchase Just Because You Changed Your Mind

Practices
Rankings and recommendations
listed by Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration 2017 among leading practitioners in Poland.
listed among recommended lawyers in the field of litigation and arbitration in Rzeczpospolita ranking of law firms in 2017.
recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of dispute resolution. The ranking emphasizes that he ‘thinks three steps ahead’.
listed by Chambers Europe 2017 in Band 2 of the ranked lawyers and in Band 1 among Most in Demand Arbitrators.
is recommended by Chambers Global 2017 for his “remarkable experience as a litigator and an arbitrator” and his “strong record in commercial as well as investment arbitration cases.” Maciej Łaszczuk is also listed in Band 2 of the ranked lawyers, and in Band 1 among Most in Demand Arbitrators.
listed by Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration 2016 among leading practitioners in Poland.
recommended by Best Lawyers® in Poland 2016 ranking in the field of arbitration and mediation and in the field of litigation among the top lawyers in Poland.
listed among the ‘excellent’ in international arbitration and among ‘recommended’ in commercial litigation in the 2015-2016 edition of Litigation & International Arbitration ranking compiled by Leaders League.
listed by Chambers Europe 2016 in the field of dispute resolution in Band 2 of ranked lawyers and in Band 1 Most in Demand Arbitrators. The ranking lists him as “a top-tier arbitrator who also assists clients with post-arbitration disputes” and “one of the most recognised arbitration figures in town".
listed among recommended lawyers in the field of litigation and arbitration in Rzeczpospolita ranking of law firms in 2016.
recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in the field of dispute resolution as "very experienced".
listed by Chambers Global 2016 in Band 2 of ranked lawyers and in Band 1 Most in Demand Arbitrators. The ranking describes him as a "top-tier arbitrator", “one of the most recognised arbitration figures in town”, who also assists clients with post-arbitration disputes.