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Gide Loyrette Nouel
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Dispute Resolution, Infrastructure Projects and Public Procurement, Intellectual Property Law


Piotr Sadownik, advocate, partner heading the litigation & arbitration, infrastructure, public law, public procurement and IP/IT practices at Gide Warsaw.

He advises leading Polish and foreign companies from the mining, metallurgical, oil and gas, energy, telecommunications and media sectors, as well as those in banking and finance, automotive, real estate, food and luxury goods. He represents clients in proceedings before arbitration courts, common courts and the Supreme Court, as well as before administrative bodies, administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court.

For many years now, he has been supporting private investors at all stages of complex infrastructure projects, such as obtaining financing for road investments, including motorways, pipelines, railways, sea and air terminals, and mining projects. He has practical experience in organising investment processes and various models of financing infrastructure projects.

He represents both contracting authorities and contractors in the course of all types of proceedings awarding public procurement contracts. He prepares analyses and delivers opinions for the benefit of contracting authorities, public authorities and international institutions in the area of interpreting legal provisions and compliance of Polish regulations with European standards.

He also specialises in intellectual property law and new technologies. He advises clients on issues concerning copyright law, patent law, the protection of trade marks, designs, models and geographical indications, as well as on the protection of personal data and media & telecommunications. He successfully represents clients in proceedings before courts and state authorities, including the Polish Patent Office and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Warsaw University and of the Faculty of Law at the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University. Since 2016, he has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A., between 2016 and 2020 he served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board of BOS Bank Ochrony Srodowiska SA. He is also a  member of the Arbitration Court at the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Poland.


Joins Gide Loyrette Nouel (1993)
Elected as partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel (1999)


Polish, English, French and Russian


Member of the Arbitration Court at the Attorney General’s Office (Prokuratoria Generalna) of the Republic of Poland.

Member of the supervisory board of PKO Bank Polski S.A. since 2016, between 2016-2020 chairman of the supervisory board.

Member of the supervisory board of BOS Bank since February 2016.


Admitted to the Warsaw Bar (1996)
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw  (1992)
Degree in law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (1992)

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Energy and natural resources

Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s team consists of former external advisors and in-house counsel advising Polish operators of public and critical infrastructure, ordering parties and contractors in addition to state-owned companies from the energy, oil and gas, mining and chemistry sectors. The team is proficient in assisting throughout major projects, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the Polish National Appeals Chamber. The department is led by Piotr Sadownik who possesses a track record in both arbitration and litigation.

Poland > Dispute resolution

Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s Warsaw team is an integral part of the firm’s global dispute resolution and arbitration practice, often handling cross-border contentious issues alongside colleagues in Paris, London and New York. Areas of expertise include commercial law, real estate, IP and industrial property disputes, as well as unfair competition cases, criminal proceedings and employment litigation. Piotr Sadownik heads the team and specialises in public procurement and IP disputes, as does counsel Krzysztof Ciepliński.