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Krzysztof Wierzbowski

Krzysztof Wierzbowski

Managing Partner

krzysztof.wierzbowski@eversheds-sutherland.pl

+48 22 50 50 722

+48 22 50 50 701

Poland

Languages

Polish, English

Areas of practice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Privatisation
  • Real Estate
  • Electronic Communications
  • Arbitration
  • Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership

Experience

Krzysztof Wierzbowski is the managing partner of Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland.

He is one of the pioneers of business law in Poland. From the early years of the free market he was involved in privatising and restructuring transactions for 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 build-operate-transfer 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.

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