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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

UL. KS. SKORUPKI 5, 00-546 WARSAW, POLAND
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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k., Adam Kowalczyk, Warsaw, POLAND

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Adam Kowalczyk

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Work +48225837900
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Web:
www.twobirds.com
Bird & Bird LLP

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Dispute Resolution practice

Position

Partner in Dispute Resolution Practice based in our Warsaw office

Career

Adam has been advising clients since 2007 and specialises in complex commercial and regulatory disputes, as well as in corporate fraud matters. He has advised clients in over 200 litigation proceedings, including before international arbitration tribunals, with a total value exceeding several billion euros.

He has also successfully represented clients in numerous unprecedented regulatory proceedings, where he successfully challenged the established case law of the administrative courts.

For more than a decade, Adam has worked in the litigation and arbitration departments of renowned international law firms in Warsaw. Before joining us, he was head of the litigation and white-collar crime department in one of the biggest international law firms operating in Poland for almost three years.

In addition to white-collar crime and tax criminal law experience, which he gained whilst working with one of the Big 4 tax departments for several years, Adam also specialises in conducting corporate investigations and enforcement.

Languages

Adam works in Polish and English

Education

He completed his MA and PhD studies at Jagiellonian University in Cracow.


Poland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The team at¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†handles a variety of investment and domestic arbitration, construction and IP disputes and white-collar criminal law matters.¬†BartŇāomiej Niewczas, who leads the team, has expertise in complex construction disputes, and is supported by criminal law specialist¬†Arkadiusz Matusiak¬†and¬†Jakub Ruiz, whose areas are contentious IT and technology matters.¬†Adam Kowalczyk¬†joined the team from¬†PwC Legal Pawlowski ŇĽelaznicki Sp. K, where he was head of the litigation, regulatory disputes and white-collar crime department, in September 2018.

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