Partner, Łaszczuk & Partners
Founding partner of Łaszczuk & Partners, counsel and arbitrator. For over 30 years he has been advising and representing domestic and international clients in arbitration and litigation.
He has participated in over 300 arbitrations as either the chairman of arbitral tribunal or an arbitrator under the rules of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, ICC, UNCITRAL, and others. Maciej is a listed arbitrator for several permanent arbitration courts, including the major arbitration court in Poland, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, where until September 2018 he was the President of the Court’s Arbitral Council. He also serves as an arbitrator of the Sports Arbitration Court at the Polish Olympic Committee, as well as a member of its Council, and as of 2020 as the Vice President of this Court.
As a counsel, he has represented clients in high-profile commercial arbitrations, among others in the fields of infrastructure, construction, M&A, real estate and civil contracts. His experience includes co-counselling in ICC arbitration proceeding with seat in London concerning real estate investments with the amount in dispute of over €100 million, as well as in an international arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules seated in New Delhi, India, on a basis of a joint venture agreement between a Polish and an Indian company, with the amount in dispute exceeding US$30 million. Maciej’s experience includes also counselling in an investment arbitration dispute brought against the Polish government by a Dutch investor with the amount in dispute totalling €60 million. He was also 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 amount in dispute reaching €2 billion.
Maciej is a member of the Polish Bar Council, where he serves as the Chairman of the Arbitration Commission and the Chairman of the Legal Practice Commission. He is a member of the Board of the Polish Arbitration Association and a member of the Polish National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Poland), International Association of Lawyers (UIA), International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association (ILA), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He is the author or co-author of a number of publications on arbitration, and a lecturer on arbitration related topics. He is also Vice Chairman of the editorial board of Palestra, the official publication of the Polish Bar.
He has created www.arbitration.pl, a comprehensive source of information on arbitration in Poland.
For many years, Maciej has been repeatedly recommended by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global among the top lawyers in the field of dispute resolution in Poland and among the Most in Demand Arbitrators. For many years, he has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA among the leading specialists in the field of dispute resolution in Poland. He has been recommended by the Best Lawyers® in Poland ranking in the field of arbitration and mediation and in the field of litigation, where he was named Lawyer of the Year in the ranking for the years 2014–2015. He has also been listed by the Expert Guides to Commercial Arbitration. In annual rankings by the largest Polish legal daily Rzeczpospolita he has been recognised among the top lawyers in Poland in the fields of litigation and arbitration every year since 2005.