About Me

I am a partner based in Warsaw. My main focus is on IP, digital transformation and e-commerce. I combine expertise in contentious IP, technology and retail & consumer regulations.

I have been advising clients since 2006. I have represented clients before various courts as well as regulators.

On a daily basis, I work on digitalization projects and multijurisdictional regulatory scans as well as negotiate technology contracts. I support clients with complex e-commerce projects, ensuring the legal compliance of their business models, litigation and proceedings before regulators as well as with due diligence projects and the development of IP management strategies.

I advise on online legal infringements, including high-profile cases of internet platform liability. I also regularly represent companies in criminal and civil proceedings involving the infringement of IP rights.

I advise key players as well as start-ups.

I also regularly speak at conferences on issues surrounding IP, new technologies and e-commerce.

I am closely following the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and regularly share my knowledge with peers and tech GCs on issues related to the AI Act, ownership of training data and liability for products with AI elements.
Experience
  • I advise a major online platform on their compliance with e-commerce and copyright laws.
  • I advised a major foreign online retailer on their entry to the EU, in particular on compliance with EU e-commerce legislation and a major financial services provider on their compliance with e-commerce legislation.
  • I assisted a major furniture retailer with a digital business transformation project. Our team worked closely with the client from the early design stage to the final implementation of their ideas.
  • I advised on and managed a GDPR implementation project in eight jurisdictions for a global automotive parts supplier. I also acted in this regard for a bitcoin futures and option exchange platform.
Cases
  • I represent one of the main platforms in a series of proceedings regarding their liability for users' infringements. These cases are landmark for hosting providers' liability in Poland.
  • I represented a global provider of conditional access systems in a series of criminal proceedings against hackers.
Education

Studied

  • Warsaw University, Law
  • King's College London, Postgraduate diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law

Admissions

  • Polish Bar Association
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Testimonials

'Pawel Lipski has a great understanding of what details are actually needed in written statements and also in oral hearings. He has a great overview over the different relevant legal provisions. He also engages his associates in the client work where appropriate.'

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

PaweĊ‚ Lipski is notably active on the e-commerce side, including licensing issues and related disputes.

Chambers Europe, 2021

Clients highlight his innovative style, one extolling his offer of 'creativity and individual approach to a problem.'

Chambers Global, 2020

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