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PL. PILSUDSKIEGO 2, 00-073 WARSAW, POLAND
Tel:
Work +48 22 351 00 67
Email:
Web:
www.laszczuk.pl

Justyna Szpara

Tel:
Work +48 22 351 00 67
Email:
Web:
www.laszczuk.pl
Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.

Work Department

Litigation Practice Group, Arbitration Practice Group, Real Estate Practice Group, Business Crime Practice Group Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group.

Position

Heads the firm’s dispute resolution practice group. She has been specialising in litigation and arbitration for more than 15 years. 

She advises and represents Polish and international clients in disputes held before state courts as well as in domestic and international arbitration disputes, especially regarding construction contracts, investment projects, M&A, real estate, commercial law and commercial contracts. As counsel, she has been involved in high-profile domestic and international arbitrations and litigations, as well as in investment treaty arbitrations and high-profile post-arbitration litigations, including co-counselling in a series of post-arbitration litigations regarding the ownership of shares in one of the largest companies in Poland in the telecommunications sector, with the amount in dispute reaching €2 billion. She has also been co-counselling in investment arbitrations.  

Career

Justyna began working with Łaszczuk & Partners in 1999 and became a partner in the firm in 2005. From 2010 to 2019 she was the firm’s managing partner. She is an advocate and a member of the Warsaw Bar. 

Languages

Polish, English, German

Member

Justyna is a listed arbitrator for several permanent arbitration courts, including the largest in Poland, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Her experience includes serving as an arbitrator or the chair of the arbitral tribunal in more than 70 proceedings held under the rules of Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, ICC Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and others.

Her social involvement includes serving as board member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA); currently she has been appointed the Honorary Member. She was a member of the Board of the Polish Arbitration Association. From 2018 Justyna is the Vice-President of the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Poland). She is also a Fellow member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR in ICC, member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board in ADR Arbitration and Mediation quarterly.

Education

Justyna Szpara is a 2001 graduate of the Department of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2000–2001 she studied law at the University of Regensburg, Germany. In 2005, she was admitted to the practice of law as an advocate.  In 2011, she completed advanced training on international arbitration at the International Arbitration Academy in Paris.  She is the author or co-author of numerous publications on arbitration, as well as a lecturer on arbitration-related topics.


Poland

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Justyna Szpara - Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.

Within: Dispute resolution

Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.'s key specialism is BIT and post-arbitration litigation. The team is jointly headed by vastly experienced arbitrators Justyna Szpara and Maciej Łaszczuk. It also includes Marek Korcz, who specialises in judicial and administrative proceedings and telecoms law. The group has a hugely active practice defending airlines in passenger rights issues.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.'s business crime practice is led by managing partner Justyna Szpara and has particular expertise in representing domestic and international clients in fraud cases. The group is also representing a number of companies and managers in proceedings involving the criminal liabilities of board members and tax offences. Senior associate Jan Rysiński is another key name.

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Poland: Arbitration (3rd edition)

October 2018. By Justyna Szpara

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in  Poland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Arbitration. [Continue Reading]

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Legal Developments by:
Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.

  • Poland Arbitration 2011

    One issue under discussion is whether Poland should become a party to the Washington (ISCID) Convention. Because Poland is a party to more than 60 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and has recently been a party to several high-profile investment arbitration proceedings, becoming a party to the ISCID Convention is discussed among practitioners, but faces strong opposition on the government side. Apart from that, another issue is whether Poland should continue to maintain BITs at all with other countries within the EU.
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