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Dr hab Jakub Pokrzywniak

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WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Insurance, Energy Law


Partner, co-head of the Insurance and Energy Law practices at WKB


Jakub advises companies active in the regulated insurance and energy industries. He represents clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, including in disputes concerning insurance compensation, loss of brokerage fees, and D&O insurance. He provides advice on terms and conditions of insurance, insurer’s liability, and compliance of foreign terms of insurance with Polish legal requirements. With regard to energy sector clients, Jakub’s assistance includes, among others, advice on tariffs, as well as transmission, distribution and purchase agreements. Jakub is the author of numerous publications on commercial insurance and energy law, including the Commentary to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources. He is also a university lecturer.


Polish, English, French


Jakub graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, where he was also awarded the degree of doktor habilitowany in law. He also completed postgraduate studies at the Polish - French Insurance Institute (ENAss-PIU), specializing in insurance.


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr's team works closely with the firm's disputes, corporate and environmental departments to provide clients across the spectrum of energy sectors with a full service. Jerzy Baehr, Jakub Pokrzywniak and Maciej Szambelańczyk advise PGNiG on day-to-day legal matters relating to grid operation, pricing policies and a variety of disputes.

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Within: Insurance

In addition to day-to-day advisory work, the 'client-oriented' team at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr often represents insurance-sector clients before the courts and in other dispute resolution proceedings. The group also has expertise in the intersection between insurance and consumer protection law. Practice heads Tomasz Kwieciński and Jakub Pokrzywniak successfully defended Talanx Group in a cargo insurance and third-party liability claim against a security company whose driver misappropriated PLN7m. Senior associate Marek Prętki is another key contact.

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Within: TMT

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr's 'experienced and pro-active' team takes 'a practical approach' to TMT matters, particularly in relation to IT, media and data protection. Practice co-head Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska advised Uber's Polish subsidiaries on an audit conducted by the Data Protection Authority. Together with Jakub Pokrzywniak, she also advised Chubb European Group on its cyber-threat policy. Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska also leads the team.

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