Wojciech Bazan - Advocate, Counsel


Adwokat (Advocate)

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Advocate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He represents clients in court and arbitration disputes, a vast majority of which concerns large infrastructure and large-size construction projects or supply of high-tech machinery (e.g. claims relating to unjustified contractual penalties, unsubstantiated use of a guarantee by an investor, refusal to pay for additional works). His experience also includes representation in disputes heard by international arbitration courts (e.g. a dispute before the ICC concerning a project carried out for an Asian counterparty on the African continent), including as part of investment disputes (BIT). In some cases, the value of claims exceeds PLN 200 million. He excels at conducting trials based on promissory notes and in proceedings regarding declaration of enforceability of judgments of foreign courts, including arbitration courts. In 2016 laureate of the prestigious competition “Rising Stars Lawyers — leaders of tomorrow”.

  • Representation of general contractors (international concerns and Polish listed construction companies) in court trials against GDDKiA and PKP PLK regarding settlement of contracts for Polish largest road sections and railway lines, and payment of contractual penalties (the value of some disputes exceeded PLN 200 million; FIDIC standards)
  • Representation of clients in complex court disputes including over ten parallel proceedings
  • Legal advice and representation regarding the extension of two largest airports in Poland
  • Legal advice and representation of manufacturers of complex machines, robots and railway vehicles
  • Representation of clients in court proceedings after withdrawal from contracts
  • Representation of a global clothing manufacturer in seeking debt claims from Polish counterparties (court proceedings, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings)
  • Member of the team representing a foreign investor in investment arbitration against Poland (ICC Rules)
  • Representation of general contractors (the largest international and Polish listed construction companies) in court proceedings concerning unlawful call for payment of funds under the guarantee by a contracting authority (so-called proceedings blocking the use of a guarantee)
  • Representation of clients in court trials concerning payment demands based on a promissory note
  • since 2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2011–2014 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
  • 2011 Zhonglun W&D, internship
  • 2013–2016 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2007–2012 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law
  • 2010–2011 The School of American Law at Chicago-Kent Law School
  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian