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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

CENTRUM JASNA, UL JASNA 14/16A, 00-041 WARSAW, POLAND
Tel:
Work +48 22 505 07 00
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Fax +48 22 505 07 01
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www.eversheds-sutherland.pl

Krzysztof Wierzbowski

Tel:
Work +48 22 50 50 722
Email:
Web:
eversheds-sutherland.pl
Eversheds Sutherland

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 Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland. 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

Member

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.


Poland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†stands out for handling disputes in the TMT sector, including employment and IP-related litigation. It also has an active contentious construction and infrastructure practice and continues to represent the State Treasury in a number of proceedings. Counsel¬†Maciej J√≥Ňļwiak¬†leads the team and has expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.¬†PaweŇā Lipski¬†and managing partner¬†Tomasz Zalewski¬†are defending FS File Solutions in a class action consisting of Polish publishers concerning potential IP infringements on the client's platform.¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†is another name to note, particularly in investment and regulatory disputes.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†is a panel firm for Shell and Tauron. The team has expertise in the electricity, gas and renewable resources sectors. The team advised Energa on a public tender for upgrading its customer relationship management and billing systems.¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†and counsel¬†Maciej J√≥Ňļwiak¬†are recommended. ŇĀukasz Jankowski¬†joined¬†DLA Piper¬†in September 2019. Senior associate ŇĀukasz Petelski¬†was a new arrival from¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†in November 2019.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland's¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†advises the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways on various matters related to the construction of the A2 motorway and an upgrade to the PoznaŇĄ ring road.¬†Tomasz Zalewski¬†left the firm for¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†in January 2019. MichaŇā Drozdowicz¬†was a new arrival from¬†Dentons¬†in October 2019.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†leads the team at¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, which handles lease transactions, transfers of property, real estate development and financing, as well as complex infrastructure projects involving real estate development. Wierzbowski advised Turkish Airlines on three lease agreements in Warsaw Airport and Warsaw City Centre. The group is instructed by BGK NieruchomoŇõci on a number of projects. Senior associate Anna Ochocka¬†is another key name. Grzegorz Witczymiszyn¬†joined from an in-house position in 2018.

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