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Wojciech Merkwa - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner<br /> Head of Public Procurement Practice - JDP Law Firm

Wojciech Merkwa

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner
Head of Public Procurement Practice

Fields of Expertise

Litigation and Arbitration

Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Public Procurement

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. Head of the Public Procurement Practice. He provides comprehensive legal advice to contracting authorities and contractors. He has also participated in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber and the regional court. He specialises in contract law, infrastructure projects and law of the European Union. Author of publications in the field of public procurement and Community funds. Member of the Public Procurement Law Association. Lecturer at the post-graduate studies in the field of public procurement. He has gained experience in working at an institution supervising projects co-financed from EU funds, including as the head of the public procurement auditing division.

Selected projects

He provides day-to-day advice on largest infrastructure projects in Poland. Examples include:

  • construction of the section Czyżew – Białystok on the railway line E75 being part of the so called Rail Baltica (largest Polish railway tender in history);
  • construction of the ERTMS/GSM-R system on PKP PLK railway lines (second largest Polish railway tender in history);
  • design and construction of the Warsaw incineration plant;
  • design and construction of the exhibition and breeding pavilion for Asian fauna and flora in the Łódź Zoo;
  • construction of road S16 Olsztyn (S51) – Ełk (S61) section Borki Wielkie – Mrągowo;
  • modernisation of breakwaters in the Gdańsk North Port.

Professional experience

  • since 2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2013–2015 WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr
  • 2011–2013 public procurement auditing division in the unit responsible for execution of projects co-financed from EU funds, manager


  • 2010–2013 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2003–2008 University of Rzeszów, Faculty of Law
  • 2007 University of Genoa, Faculty of Law


  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian