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Zbigniew Kruczkowski

Counsel, Warsaw

“Over the past two decades, I have managed arbitration and litigation disputes, including cross-border cases. I specialise in commercial litigation, property and shareholders disputes, representing international and global companies before all common courts and arbitral tribunals.”

Overview

Education and qualifications

Overview

Zbigniew is a Polish qualified lawyer (radca prawny) with over 25 years of experience in providing legal advice on litigation and arbitration. His expertise involves disputes relating to commercial, company, property, regulatory as well as unfair competition issues decided in Polish common courts and Polish Supreme Court.

Zbigniew has also gained considerable expertise in domestic as well as international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration representing clients before all of the major Polish and foreign arbitration bodies, and ad hoc arbitral tribunals.

Throughout his career, Zbigniew has successfully acted for global corporations and financial institutions in the most challenging disputes, including the ones drawing Polish media attention. He is continually singled out by Chambers Europe as of the most competent dispute resolution practitioners in Poland.

Work highlights

Zbigniew has acted in many of the high-profile leading disputes. These include advising:

  • Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. in a high profile class action proceedings commenced by a group of over 50 ex-clients of Amber Gold – a quasi-financial institution offering investments in gold and platinum deposits
  • mBank in litigation over damages claims brought by a number of individuals alleging negligence by the bank in its provision of banking services to a company which offered sophisticated financial services (foreign exchange (forex) trading)
  • Europa Centralna (formerly Helical Sośnica), a subsidiary of Helical Bar – a leading British-based property firm – in a number of litigations against a Polish listed construction company, Polimex-Mostostal S.A. connected with an improper performance of a contract for the construction of a shopping park scheme in Gliwice-Sośnica
  • LCP Properties, one of Europe’s largest capital groups investing on the real property market, in numerous disputes over non-performance of commercial and developer agreements regarding five locations in Poland against the client’s former business partner
  • NCS, the operator of the National Stadium in Warsaw, in a number of litigations regarding the breach of a contract for the construction of the stadium signed with a consortium led by the Alpine Bau group. As a result of the talks, the client concluded a court settlement by virtue of which, among other things, the contractors renounced their claims towards the State Treasury of over PLN 400 million

 

Education and qualifications

Zbigniew studied law at University of Warsaw. He speaks English and Polish.