Mr Krzysztof Wierzbowski > Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski
CENTRUM JASNA
UL JASNA 14/16A
00-041 WARSAW
Poland

Work Department

Real estate | Infrastructure projects

Position

Senior partner  | Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure projects at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Career

Krzysztof Wierzbowski is the senior partner at Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski. He heads Infrastructure & Real Estate practice.

He is one of the pioneers of business law in Poland. From the early years of the free market he was involved in privatisations and restructurings of Polish companies and pioneering projects for financing large investments. He has advised foreign investors, banks, international financial institutions, National Investment Funds and the Ministry of Privatisation. He has participated in numerous reorganisations, mergers and divisions of international companies.

Krzysztof has particular experience in the field of telecommunications, including projects shaping the telecommunications market in Poland. In 1991, he participated in the negotiations to create the country’s first mobile operator, PTK Centertel, subsequently he was working for the company for many years. Krzysztof has represented PTK Centertel and Telekomunikacja Polska (currently Orange Polska) and many other clients in regulatory, administrative and judicial disputes and competition matters, including precedent-setting antitrust cases.

He has advised Polish and foreign companies on complex infrastructure projects. Among other matters, he represented the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways in negotiations of contracts for construction and operation of motorways and a DBFO  contract for the national system of electronic toll collection.

Krzysztof has appeared in numerous court cases and international arbitration proceedings. Among other matters, he represented an American investor in a bilateral investment treaty dispute. He has represented foreign investors before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He has advised the State Treasury in a number of infrastructure-related judicial and arbitration disputes in Poland and abroad. He represented one of the largest Polish companies in an IT dispute before an arbitral tribunal in New York.

On numerous occasions he has advised leading Polish and foreign companies on complex real estate projects, such as construction of factories, shopping malls, logistics centres, office buildings and residential developments.

Krzysztof Wierzbowski is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at Polish Confederation Lewiatan (the most influential organisation representing the interests of Polish employers at home and in the EU) and a member of the European Advisory Board of the Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. For several years, he chaired the Infrastructure Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.

He is regularly recommended by Polish and international legal rankings. In 2018 he was named a “Lawyer of the 30 Years” for his outstanding contribution to the development of the legal market during the era of transformation in Poland.

Languages

Polish, English

Memberships

Krzysztof Wierzbowski is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at Polish Confederation Lewiatan (the most influential organisation representing the interests of Polish employers at home and in the EU) and a member of the European Advisory Board of the Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. For several years, he chaired the Infrastructure Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Real estate

Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski‘s real estate practice advises on developments, lease transactions, property transfers and infrastructure projects. It is a popular choice for state bodies and counts the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways as a longstanding client. The team lead is Krzysztof Wierzbowski, an expert in retail, office and residential spaces.

Poland > Dispute resolution

Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski has particular experience in disputes arising from the aviation, real estate, infrastructure, energy and technology sectors, in addition to handling unfair competition litigation. The disputes team is also regularly called on for its insolvency and bankruptcy law expertise. Heading the department is Maciej Jóźwiak, who has experience in litigation up to the Polish Supreme Court, as well as in arbitration. Krzysztof Wierzbowski is an experienced litigator, often acting for foreign investors in disputes with local entities. Anna Kasnowska-Lisowska has developed a solid unfair competition practice.