ANDRZEJ SOKOŁOWSKI

Legal adviser, Partner

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Partner with the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team, who has over ten years of experience in offering legal advice to clients such as leading construction companies (contractors) in connection with the implementation of complex infrastructure investments (e.g. sports stadiums, expressways), as well as private contractors and investors, logistics centres and shopping centres. In the course of his legal practice, he has, for instance, represented an investor (large store chain) in disputes with contractors and subcontractors of particular stores, he also acted as a representative for contractors and subcontractors in court disputes concerning construction and infrastructure investments. He has conducted complex proceedings, e.g. the court trial concerning the claims of the general contractor for the National Stadium, which ended in 2016 with a settlement between the contractor and the State Treasury. The District Court in Warsaw, before which the proceedings were conducted, referred to them as “one of the most extensive civil cases in the country.”

  • Since 2007 – JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2015 as a Partner;
  • 2005–2007 – Court referee, the Regional Courts in Łomża and Warsaw, and subsequently the Regional Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw;
  • 2003–2005 – In-house lawyer, MLEKPOL;
  • Member of the Białystok Bar Association;
  • 2000–2001 – Faculty of Law, University of Halle–Wittenberg, Germany;
  • 1996–2001 – Faculty of Law, University of Białystok;
  • Polish
  • German