Jakub Majewski - Advocate, Senior Associate

JAKUB MAJEWSKI

Adwokat (Advocate)
Counsel

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Advocate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in legal advice on the execution of complex construction projects concerning, among others, road and railway infrastructure (executed based on FIDIC standards) as well as communication and energy infrastructure. He also advises on the execution of large-scale projects (including execution of public utility facilities). He represents clients in litigation and arbitration with respect to, among others, contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works as well as indirect costs (overheads and construction general costs) in the extended time for completion. He advises participants of the construction process (general contractors, subcontractors, designers and investors) on mutual relationships, participates in negotiations concerning amendments to contracts, settlement of construction works (also after withdrawal from a construction contract), acceptances and claim adjustment procedures concerning construction and other damage. He represents clients in criminal proceedings regarding construction projects.

  • Legal representation of a general contractor on performance of a telecommunication project carried out for PKP PLK; project value: over PLN 2billion zloty
  • Legal representation of a general contractor on the performance of railway projects carried out for PKP PLK; projects value: over PLN 200 million
  • Legal representation of a general contractor on the performance of a road project for the General Director for National Roads and Motorways; project value: approx. PLN 230 million
  • Legal advice to a general contractor on the performance of road projects carried out for a local-government unit; projects value: over PLN 110 million
  • Legal representation of a general contractor in proceedings regarding the performance of railway projects carried out for PKP PLK; value in dispute: over PLN 87 million
  • Legal representation of a general contractor in proceedings against a public contracting authority regarding change of technology of viaduct construction for a “design and build” project; value in dispute: over PLN 24 million
  • Legal representation of an investor in proceedings against a general contractor regarding an industrial project in the paper industry; value in dispute: approx. PLN 24 million
  • Legal representation in proceedings against a general contractor and insurers regarding an industrial project in the cosmetics industry; value in dispute: over PLN 22 million
  • Legal representation of general contractors (top national and international construction companies) in court proceedings against GDDKiA regarding settlement of contracts for construction of motorways and expressways in Poland and payment of contractual penalties (including disputes exceeding PLN 100 million and FIDIC contracts)
  • Legal representation of general contractors (top national construction companies) in court proceedings regarding performance guarantees and in disputes against Polish subcontractors
  • Assistance and advice during implementation and settlement of large-scale construction contracts with GDDKiA and PKP PLK
  • Legal advice on issues related to intellectual property rights, including in particular disputes regarding copyrights to architectural designs and project documentation in the context of large-scale construction contracts
  • Legal representation of parties in post-M&A arbitration and court proceedings (i.a. representations and warranties, accounting, insolvency and capital markets issues)
  • Legal representation of parties to cross-border supply agreements and financing agreements in court proceedings
  • Legal representation of banks and construction companies as creditors in insolvency proceedings including insolvency proceedings with cross-border aspects
  • Legal advice on disputes related to loan, lease and agency agreements
  • since 2014 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2013–2014 Röhrenschef
  • 2011–2013 Allen & Overy
  • 2016 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate
  • 2013–2016 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2007–2012 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • Distinction for written work — defendant’s memorandum in a competition for the Werner Melis award in the 18th edition of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna
  • Polish
  • English
  • German