I am a Counsel in the Polish Commercial team. I focus on major IT and commercial projects and transactions, as well as developing my dispute resolution practice. I also advise on financial sector regulatory issues relating to pan-European payments and FinTech projects, including outsourcing and cloud computing.

My experience covers Polish market flagship IT implementation projects, as well as multi-billion euro International Arbitrations based on Bilateral Investment Treaties, where I've proudly represented Poland before the Arbitral Tribunals in Stockholm, The Hague and Warsaw.

When advising clients I try to be responsive, timely, business oriented and legally sound at the same time. I keep my advice concise, but I am always delighted to discuss all related legal issues and jurisprudence.

Before helping to establish Bird & Bird's Warsaw office in 2008, I worked on IT projects and dispute resolution matters in leading law firms in Poland from 2004. During my career I spent a year in the Netherlands, working between Warsaw, The Hague and London.

When I'm not working, or spending time with my family, I play and watch sports, and try to understand basic quantum physics – just for fun.

  • I have advised clients on numerous flagship IT projects, including:
  • PKO BP's (the largest retail bank in Poland) core banking system implementation and development project (2006 - 2011)
  • Establishing PKO BP's Wide Area Network (one of the biggest WANs in Poland at the time) (2009).
  • The Polish Post acquiring and implementing their ERP class system (2014-2019).
  • Within my dispute resolution practice I've represented Poland before the Arbitral Tribunals in Stockholm, The Hague and Warsaw in multi-billion euro Bilateral Investment Treaties based investment disputes (2012-2015).
  • I advised one of the leading universal banks in Poland, Santander Bank Polska, on their process of acquiring a cloud computing based CRM solution from the world leading CRM services provider. The advice included preparing and negotiating contractual documentation, reviewing regulatory compliance, and supporting the client in its discussions with the supervision authority.
  • I advised BondSpot SA (Warsaw Stock Exchange Group) in renegotiations of the core system/functionality outsourcing agreement with MTS (London Stock Exchange Group). Advice included redrafting of the agreement, making it compliant with MIFID2, negotiations (in London) and support with obtaining required regulatory consent from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF).
  • I advised PZU Group companies in their project to acquire the treasury management system from the global leading software house within that area. Our advice included review and redrafting of the implementation, license and maintenance agreement, reviewing regulatory compliance, negotiations with the system provider, support of clients internal risk and compliance procedures. Advice also included review of the agreement from the French law perspective done by our Paris-based partner Stephane Leriche.
  • Within the same project I reviewed and redrafted the implementation and integration agreement with the IT services company – integrator of the solution with the client's IT environment and systems.
  • I have also contributed to legal, economic and technology reports on RegTech, FinTech and AI in Poland - in cooperation with FinTech Poland Foundation and Accenture.
Education
  • University of Amsterdam, Law
  • University of Warsaw, Law
Admissions
  • Polish Bar Association