Justyna Szpara > Laszczuk & Partners > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile
Laszczuk & Partners Offices
PL. PILSUDSKIEGO 2
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litigation in the courts | arbitration, construction | infrastructure, real estate, business crime
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.
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 The Warsaw Bar Association.
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.
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.
In her free time, she put on her dancing shoes and become argentinian tango dancer.
The business crime department at Laszczuk & Partners represents Polish and foreign clients in high-profile domestic proceedings, as well as the Polish aspects of cross-border enforcement matters. In addition to criminal defence, lawyers also represent injured parties seeking restitution. The group is increasingly active in the new technologies cases and has experience in criminal issues related to blockchain. Team leader Jan Rysiński is well versed in compliance issues. Justyna Szpara is another experienced litigator.
Clients feel they ‘are in the best of hands‘ with the team at Laszczuk & Partners; a firm entirely dedicated to dispute resolution. Arbitration is a core areas of expertise, given the focus of founding partner Maciej Łaszczuk (‘much respected in the Polish arbitration community‘), who is a veteran of domestic and international proceedings. ‘Hands-on, steady and has a good practical sense‘, Justyna Szpara is the other practice head and has experience of arbitration, commercial litigation and post-arbitration litigation. Marek Korcz is the key contact for judicial and administrative proceedings, while Jan Rysiński‘s practice extends to criminal law.