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Jacek Alexander Krauss

Consultant, Warsaw

Overview

Attorney-at-law (radca prawny)

Experience

Jacek is experienced in handling international disputes through both court proceedings and arbitration proceedings. He performs the function of an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. He has acted as an arbitrator and an adjudicator, including as presiding arbitrator, and appeared as a representative in arbitration proceedings. He has also represented numerous listed companies and financial institutions in court processes.

He has considerable experience in the fields of business law, M&A, insurance and bankruptcy law.

Jacek’s most relevant experience includes:

  • representing BRE Bank in a court case against an insurer, which was concluded with a settlement beneficial for the client
  • preparing numerous legal opinions, including for online payment centres, in connection with travel agencies’ bankruptcies
  • representing and advising a leading privately owned investment and property management company in the UK in proceedings concerning the construction of retail shopping centres
  • advising Ciech S.A., the largest chemical company in Poland, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, on the sale of its stake in PTU S.A., a Polish insurer, to Gothaer Finanzholding AG; earlier, also conducting general shareholders’ meetings in PTU S.A. where there was strong conflict between the shareholders, and representing Ciech S.A. in court proceedings concerning their shares in PTU (won an appeal)
  • providing ongoing legal services to TP S.A. (currently Orange Polska S.A.) which included chairing the general meeting of shareholders

View Jacek's full CV and transaction experience.

Professional experience
  • 2009 to date Arbitrator in the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw (several dozen cases so far)
  • 2009 to date Lecturer, Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty of Administration of the Higher School of Public Administration in Ostrołęka
  • 2001 to date Consultant, Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
  • 1999 - 2000 Partner, T. Komosa, C.Wiśniewski, M. Grzybowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
  • 1990 - 1999 Partner, Consultor then Alliance Consultor
  • 1973 - 2006 Assistant, then Senior Assistant, Department of Business and Commercial Law and from
  • 1985 Lecturer in the Institute of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw
Education
  • 2011 to date Habilitation in progress: The liabilities and obligations of commercial partnerships
  • 1985 - Doctor of Legal Sciences, Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Institute of Civil Law, Department of Commercial Law
  • 1984 - Participated in lectures in Université de Grenoble - CUREI (Centre universitaire de recherche européenne et internationale), Certificat d'études européennes, L'Europe sans frontières
  • 1975 - Passed the first cycle of the Strasburg Faculty for comparative law
  • 1974 - 1975 Apprentice Judge's Seminar, Judge Entrance Examination
  • 1967 - 1972 University of Warsaw, Master of Law
Languages

Polish, French, English