Justyna Szpara

Justyna Szpara

Partner, Łaszczuk & Partners
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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 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 89 proceedings held under the rules of Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, ICC Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and others.

She is the author or co-author of numerous publications on arbitration, as well as a lecturer on arbitration-related topics. 

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 Warsaw Bar. 

She has been recommended by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global in the field of dispute resolution and among the Most in Demand Arbitrators. She has been recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA among five leading individuals in the field of dispute resolution. She has been also recommended by the Best Lawyers in Poland ranking in the field of arbitration and mediation and in the field of litigation and by the Expert Guides to Commercial Arbitration since 2015. She is recommended by Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders – Partners. In 2012, she was placed in the top position in Rising Stars, a ranking of young Polish lawyers organised by the largest Polish legal daily, Gazeta Prawna, and LexisNexis publishers.

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. As of 2018, Justyna is the Vice-President of the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Poland).

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