WOJCIECH BAZAN

Attorney, Associate 

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Attorney with the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. Represents Clients in court and arbitration disputes, a vast majority of which concern large infrastructure and large-size construction investments 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 work). His experience also includes representation in disputes heard by international arbitration tribunals (e.g. a dispute before the ICC concerning an investment executed for an Asian counterparty on the African continent), including as a part of investment disputes. In some cases, the value of claims exceeds PLN 100 million. An expert within the scope of day-to-day advice in the course of execution of infrastructure investments (among others, based on FIDIC standards). He excels at conducting trials based on promissory notes. In 2016 laureate of the prestigious competition “Rising Stars Lawyers — leaders of tomorrow”.

  • Representation of general contractors (the largest international and Polish listed construction companies) in court trials against GDDKiA (General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways) concerning settlement of contracts for construction of motorways in Poland and payment of contractual penalties (the value of some disputes exceeded PLN 100 million; FIDIC standards);
  • 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 litigation and arbitration against subcontractors of investments in Poland (among others, lack of payment due to improper execution or conduct related with execution of rights under a warranty);
  • 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 the contracting authority (so-called proceedings blocking the “drawing” from the guarantee);
  • Analysis of claim documentation and drawing up of legal opinions concerning different issues relating to execution of agreements on construction work based on FIDIC standards in Poland;
  • Extensive experience in supporting court proceedings conducted for Clients using documentation obtained as a part of access to public information (including conducting disputes before administrative courts in the case of refusal to make them available);
  • Representation of Clients in court trials concerning payment demands based on a promissory note;
  • Since 2015 — JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, Warsaw;
  • 2011–2014 — Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Warsaw;
  • 2011 — Zhonglun W&D (China — Shanghai) — summer apprenticeship;
  • 2013–2016 — trainee advocate, Bar Association in Warsaw;
  • 2007–2012 — Jagiellonian University in Krakow, law;
  • 2010–2011 — The School of American Law at Chicago-Kent Law School;
  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian