About Me

As a counsel in the Intellectual Property team in Warsaw, I focus on trademark, product design and unfair competition cases. I represent clients in a broad range of commercial disputes.

Having advised clients on contentious matters for over 10 years, I believe that handling a case is an art requiring passion, diligence, strategic planning and flexibility. Most of all, it requires a lawyer with a knack for disputes.

No two clients and no two cases are alike. I have been involved in matters ranging from a single set of proceedings valued at several hundred million dollars (such as investment arbitrations), through to a series of interrelated actions (such as complex IP disputes), to litigation projects involving dozens of independent disputes (such as pursuing IP rights infringements on online marketplaces). In all new projects, my first step is to always make sure that I fully understand a client's business goals, to ensure that we deliver results within budget and deadlines. I then devise a case strategy tailored to all expectations. As the matter unfolds, I keep my clients up to speed with all developments and costs.

The adage goes that the worst settlement is better than the best judgment. I assist my clients with resolving their differences amicably and negotiating deals.

I have worked with clients from the pharmaceutical, FMCG, IT, telecommunications, automotive, aviation and construction sectors. I am an active member of our International Product Design Group and serve as vice-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Section of the Warsaw Bar Association.
Cases
  • Representing a leading Polish pharmaceutical company in a complex trademark dispute concerning one of the most popular drugs in Poland.
  • Successfully representing a foreign pharmaceutical company in a trademark dispute concerning one of the most popular dietary supplements in Poland.
  • Representing a leading Polish manufacturer of moulded fibre packaging in several matters before the Polish courts, European Union Intellectual Property Office and European Patent Office.
  • Representing a leading global IT firm in a dispute concerning a high profile pubic administration IT project.
  • Advising the Republic of Poland on a successful international investment arbitration brought by Mercuria Energy Group Limited for compensation for an alleged breach of the Energy Charter Treaty.
Education

Studied

  • University of Warsaw, Intellectual Property (Postgraduate)
  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • University of Cambridge, Introduction to English and European Law
  • University of Warsaw, Law

Admissions

  • Polish Bar Association
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Testimonials

'Mateusz Dubek responds quickly to our demands. He responds to us with the results of asking team members as needed. Also, our request needs to be addressed not only in Poland but also in European countries. He communicates our goals to lawyers in other countries so that we can respond quickly.'

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

'Mateusz Dubek's talent lies in being technically excellent and he is easily the most detail-oriented solicitor we have worked with. He has an impressive understanding of the standards of evidence, including the format, type and quality of it. As a result his work always hits the mark.'

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

'Mateusz Dubek's bespoke and technical approach to litigation sets him apart from the more standard attitudes you encounter at other firms. Furthermore, he is proactive in his communication and seeks to keep us abreast without us having to chase – his advice is concise and commercially practical.'

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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