Maciej Gawroński is an energetic leader and an authority in information technology law with almost two decades of experience.
Maciej is the Head of Bird & Bird Warsaw office. He also heads the Information Technology Group in Poland.
Maciej has been advising clients since 1996 and has extensive experience in information technology (IT), outsourcing and banking and finance law.
He has extensive IT experience in the financial sector having completed over 100 IT system implementation projects, including the largest ever in Poland in a Polish national bank. Maciej's knowledge of the IT project life cycle and related processes allow him to solve crisis situations quickly. He has a track record of successfully managing these challenging situations.
He was involved in several cases of breach of trust and disclosure of trade secrets by the employees or business partners. He has successfully represented clients in all stages of trade secrets litigation, both on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, from pre-filing investigations through to court proceedings (including criminal proceedings) and appeals.
He is known for his business approach and strategic advice focused on minimising risks and losses for the client. He counsels clients on effective, enforceable policies that help prevent the loss of trade secrets.
He is known as expert in cloud computing with unrivalled experiences.He works as the European Commission expert on cloud computing contracts and as a consultant of the Art. 29 Working Party (of the Polish Data Protection Authority). He also co-authored the Feasibility study of implementation of cloud computing services in the public sector in Poland (2014.
His other fields of expertise include commercial negotiation, corporate law, data protection as well as dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and telecommunications.
Maciej advises clients from various industries, and represents them before the Polish Supreme Court, courts of law and administrative courts, Polish and international arbitration courts as well as providing help during negotiations.
Maciej studied law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and at the Université de Tours in France.
Maciej works in Polish, English, and French.