Andrzej Sokołowski - Attorney-at-law, Partner

ANDRZEJ SOKOŁOWSKI

RADCA PRAWNY (ATTORNEY-AT-LAW)
Partner

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Attorney-at-law, Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. He is an expert in handling complex and multifaceted court and arbitration proceedings, including in particular construction and infrastructure projects, i.a. expressways, railways, sports facilities, logistics centres and shopping centres. He has successfully represented clients before common courts, the Supreme Court and arbitration courts (ICC, National Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration Lewiatan). He advises contractors, subcontractors and private investors on performance of construction projects. He has conducted many complex proceedings, e.g. court disputes concluded in 2019 with settlements with PKP PLK S.A.; under the settlements the general contractor revitalising railway sections obtained over 40 million zloty.

  • Legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing sections of railway lines No. 201 (Kościerzyna–Gdynia) and 213 (Reda–Hel) in three disputes against an investor regarding, among other things, payment for additional and substitute works and contractual penalties charged by the investor
  • Legal representation of a general contractor in a dispute with a public contracting authority regarding contractual penalties for delay in removing several hundreds of defects of a group of complex facilities
  • Legal representation of a company from the automotive industry in three court disputes regarding a preliminary real estate purchase agreement
  • Legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing one of the sections of S-6 expressway in a dispute against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works, costs related to the extension of the time for completion and additional costs arising from an extraordinary increase in prices on the construction market
  • Legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the so called Łódź Upper Route and W-Z Route in two disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and indirect costs relating to the extension of the time for completion of said project
  • Legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the Gdańsk Southern Bypass in three disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and an increase of costs of the project performance for reasons attributable to the investor and due to an extraordinary increase in prices
  • Legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the Warsaw Southern Bypass in two disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and an increase of costs of the project performance for reasons attributable to the investor
  • Legal advice to and representation of general contractors performing the National Stadium in Warsaw
  • Legal representation of a private investor in proceedings regarding removal of defects of a cosmetic products mixing facility and damages for these defects in a dispute against a general contractor and an insurer
  • Legal advice to a general contractor constructing the municipal police station in Łódź
  • Legal advice to a general contractor constructing the municipal police station in Piotrków Trybunalski
  • since 2007 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2015 Partner
  • 2005–2007 Regional Courts in Łomża and Warsaw, District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, court referee
  • 2003–2005 MLEKPOL, in-house lawyer
  • Białystok Bar Association, member
  • 2000–2001 University of Halle–Wittenberg, Faculty of Law
  • 1996–2001 University of Białystok, Faculty of Law
  • Polish
  • German