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 almost 300 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 litigations.
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.
He is a member of the Polish Bar Council, where he serves as the Chairman of the Arbitration Commission. Until 11 September 2018 he served 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 – ICCA, Austrian 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.
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.)
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
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