Piotr Nowaczyk

Full-time Independent Arbitrator, Listed on more than 100 rosters of recommended arbitrators worldwide

1976-1982 Judge trainee and judge in public courts, Poznań 1983-1990 Practicing lawyer in the field of international commercial law, dispute resolution, counsel in all levels of the courts including the Supreme Court in Poland 1991 Law Offices of S.G. Archibald, Paris 1991 Qualified for diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw 1992 Jeantet et Associés, Paris 1993-2014 2003-2015 SALANS, now DENTONS, core member of Arbitration and Litigation Practice Team, partner ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, court member 2006-2009 President of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce 2006-2009 Founder and Editor in chief of Biuletyn Arbitrażowy, Warsaw, Poland 2006-2010 since 2010 since 2015 since 2015 UNCITRAL Arbitration and Conciliation Working Group, delegate Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator (listed on the FIDIC President’s List, 2021),

Biography

Gender: Male

Nationality: Poland

Type of practitioner:

Arbitrator, Mediator

Jurisdiction(s) in which admitted to practice (if applicable):

France, Poland

Fields of legal expertise:

Civil law, International law

Practice areas:

Distribution, Franchising, Agency (Representation), Maritime, Energy and Natural Resources, Arts, Leisure, Entertainment, Tourism, Construction, Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Sales, Purchases, Sports, Intellectual Property, Transport

Contact details

Address:

ul. Z. Slominskiego 19 lok. 113
Warsaw, Warsaw 00-195
Poland

Phone:

+48 605 324 502

Email:

Piotr Nowaczyk <arb@piotrnowaczyk.com>

Website:

www.piotrnowaczyk.com

Languages

  • Polish: Native
  • English: Fluent
  • French: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Russian: Fluent
  • Spanish: Fluent
  • Italian: Basic
  • Bulgarian: Basic

Relevant arbitration experience:

Chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, DB chairman or member, expert, or counsel in over 550 disputes, handled worldwide in English, French, German, Czech, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

Rules applied: AAA-ICDR, BelCCI, CAC-ADR.eu, CACI, CAS, CCIR, CICA-CCIR, CCP, CSGS, CICAR, CIETAC, DIA, DIS, ECCI, FAI, HCCI, IAA, IAC, IACA, ICANN, ICAC Kyiv, ICAC Moscow, ICC, IHK, JCAA, LCIA, Lewiatan, LME, МТС при ТПП КР, NAF, PCC, PIIT, PKOL, RCA, SANIG, SCC, Swiss Rules, VCCA, VIAC, WIPO, Wielkopolska (Poznań), UNCITRAL, and other ad hoc.
Laws applied: Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, China, California, United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Florida, France, General Principles of Law, Germany, Hungary, India, Kirgiz Republic, Latvia, Lex Mercatoria, Lithuania, Malta, Minnesota, Moldova, Panama, Principles of International Commercial Contract Law (“PECL”), Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UNIDROIT Principles, Ukraine, UK, U.S. (Federal Law), Uzbekistan.
Seats: Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, California, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Florida, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Lithuania, Malta, Minnesota, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Education & certifications:

Master of laws, Poznań (1976), judge exam (1978), advocate exam (1978, Poznań),
Postgraduate study in business law - Bar Research Center, Warsaw (1988),
École de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (1992),
Conflict Prevention workshop, Sydney (2002),
WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators, Geneva (2003),
INTA Advanced Mediation CLE Program, San Diego, California (2005),
AAA-ICDR International Arbitrators Symposium - Advanced Case Management Issues, Prague (2005),
Cross Examination Skills Training in Arbitration, Paris (2008),
Training for Trainers in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Warsaw (2013),
FIDIC Contracts Total Immersion Training Programme, Dublin (2013),
FIDIC Adjudicators Assessment Programme, Dubai (2015),
Training for Examiners in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Amsterdam (2015),
FIDIC President’s List online Top-Up Training Programme, 14/16 June 2021.
























Master of laws, Poznań (1976), judge exam (1978), advocate exam (1978, Poznań),
Postgraduate study in business law - Bar Research Center, Warsaw (1988),
École de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (1992),
Conflict Prevention workshop, Sydney (2002),
WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators, Geneva (2003),
INTA Advanced Mediation CLE Program, San Diego, California (2005),
AAA-ICDR International Arbitrators Symposium - Advanced Case Management Issues, Prague (2005),
Cross Examination Skills Training in Arbitration, Paris (2008),
Training for Trainers in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Warsaw (2013),
FIDIC Contracts Total Immersion Training Programme, Dublin (2013),
FIDIC Adjudicators Assessment Programme, Dubai (2015),
Training for Examiners in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Amsterdam (2015),
FIDIC President’s List online Top-Up Training Programme, 14/16 June 2021.

















Master of laws, Poznań (1976), judge exam (1978), advocate exam (1978, Poznań),
Postgraduate study in business law - Bar Research Center, Warsaw (1988),
École de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (1992),
Conflict Prevention workshop, Sydney (2002),
WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators, Geneva (2003),
INTA Advanced Mediation CLE Program, San Diego, California (2005),
AAA-ICDR International Arbitrators Symposium - Advanced Case Management Issues, Prague (2005),
Cross Examination Skills Training in Arbitration, Paris (2008),
Training for Trainers in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Warsaw (2013),
FIDIC Contracts Total Immersion Training Programme, Dublin (2013),
FIDIC Adjudicators Assessment Programme, Dubai (2015),
Training for Examiners in International Commercial Arbitration - SICA-FICA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Amsterdam (2015),
FIDIC President’s List online Top-Up Training Programme, 14/16 June 2021.








Publications:

„ЧТО ОСОБЕННОГО В ЖИЗНИ АРБИТРА?” Ежегодный сборник МТС ТПП, Bishkek, Kirgistan, 2023;
Wyzwania dla polskiego arbitrażu – palestra.pl/pl/e-palestra/69/2023;
Привела ли пандемия к дегуманизации арбитража? - Ежегодный сборник МТС ТПП, Bishkek, Kirgistan, 2022;
Cóż jest niezwykłego w życiu arbitra? – Palestra Nr 1-2/2023;
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Poland – in Arbitration and Regulation of International Trade: Russian, Foreign and Cross-Border Approaches – Liber Amicorum in Honor of 70th Anniversary of Prof. A.S. Komarov, p. 432-443, 2020;
Efficient Arbitrator – Call for Safety of Arbitrators – in „Efficient Arbitration: What does it mean? - VI. International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko“, Kyiv, 20, 2019;
Specyfika arbitrażu sportowego widziana oczami arbitra - Prawo Sport Finanse (Pomiędzy Integralnością Regulacji w Sporcie a Przepisami Prawa Powszechnie Obowiązującymi) p.13-20, 2019;
Paryż jako miejsce arbitrażu (together with Andrzej Kąkolecki) in Prawo Prywatne i Arbitraż, Liber Amicorum a Tribute to dr. Maciej Tomaszewski, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, p. 183-198, 2018;
Rethinking costs and costs awards in international arbitration: a call for less criticism of arbitration costs, but improvement of costs allocation practices (together with Konrad Czech), ASA Bulletin, volume 33, No.3, p. 494-513, 2015;

Sources of Law, Guidance and Rules, (together with Andrzej Kąkolecki) in System of Commercial Law, CH.Beck, Arbitraż Handlowy) p. 73-148, Warsaw, 2015;

Is it moral to charge VAT on arbitration? in Revista Romana del Arbitraj, Bucharest, Romania, Nr 1/Jannuary p. 11-14, 2015;

International Arbitrator - Position, Mission or Career? in Liber Amicorum for prof. Jerzy Rajski, The Challenges and the Future of Commercial and Investment Arbitration, p. 63-72, Court of Arbitration Lewiatan, 2015;

Spory Budowlane według wzorców FIDIC, in Biuletyn Konsultant Nr 31, March 2014;

The New ICC Arbitration Rules (together with A. Kąkolecki), in Romanian Arbitration Journal 1, p. 50-59, Bucharest, Romania, 2013;

Arbitration and Mediation. Inter-cultural Aspects of Mediation in Biuletyn Arbitrażowy No 19, p.71-77, January 2013, Warsaw;

Arbitraż a prawo konkurencji – wybrane zagadnienia teoretyczne i praktyczne (together with Szymon Syp), in Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny 2013, nr 5(2), p.81-89, 2013;

Enforcement of Money Judgments (together with Wojciech Jaworski and Katarzyna Kępa, New York, JurisNet, LLC 2013;

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – Polish Law and Practice in Croatian Arbitration Yearbook (p. 99-113), 2013, Zagreb, Croatia;
Anti-suits injunctions in Poland – possibilities and perspectives (together with Elżbieta Bogucka) in Liber Amicorum to honor dr Andrzej Tynel, p. 346-357, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2012;
New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Romanian Arbitration Journal (Revista Romana de Arbitraj), Nr 3/2012 (p16-20), 2012 ;

Zasady etyczne dla międzynarodowych arbitrów, (together with Elżbieta Bogucka), Corporate Governance Review 4(28)2011;

Nowy Regulamin Arbitrażowy ICC (together with A. Kąkolecki) in Arbitration Bulletin, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, No 17, p. 55-70, January 2012;

New UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Czech Yearbook of International Law, vol. II, Juris, 2011;

Особенности медиации в Польше и в центральной части Европы – in Alternative Dispute Resolution from National and International Perspective (The Experience of certain European and Asian Countries - Сборник статей к 5-летию Арбитражного суда при Новотомыской торговой палате, Выдавництво Тернопiльского нацiонального технiческого унiверситету iменi Iвана Пулюя; Tarnopol, Ukraine, 2011;

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules – Commentary (together with A. Szumański, M. Szymańska) – C.H.Beck, (November 2011);

Sources of the Polish and International Law of Commercial Arbitration, (together with Andrzej Kąkolecki) C.H.Beck – Volume 8 of System of Commercial Law – (System Prawa Handlowego) volume 8, Commercial Arbitration, February 2010, p. 51-108, 2010;

Reflection on what is special in an arbitrator’s life, “Between East and West, Essays in Honor of Ulf Franke”, JurisNet, LLC, New York (March 2010); p. 365-381, 2010;

Institutional arbitration versus ad hoc – what is better in the construction disputes, Arbitration Bulletin No 14, p. 49-59, Warsaw, 2010;

Sąd Arbitrażowy przy KIG w latach 2006-2009 in Commemorative Book for 60th Anniversary of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce ( Księga Pamiątkowa - 60-lecia Sądu Arbitrażowego przy Krajowej Izbie Gospodarczej), Lexis Nexis, p. 872-884, 2010;

Condition of Polish Commercial Mediation, World Arbitration & Mediation Review, Volume 4, No 1, 2010, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, The Center for American and International Law; NY, 2010;

A new set of Rules of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (together with A. Kąkolecki), Romanian Review of Arbitration, No. 1, 2009, Revista Romana de Arbitraj, 2089;

Clash of Cultures, The Cross-Culture Aspects of Witness Examination in Arbitration Bulletin No 10, Warsaw, p. 88-102, 2009;

Arbitrator of the 21st century – defiance and expectations (on the lookout of an ideal arbitrator) in International and Domestic Commercial Arbitration on the Threshold of the 21st Century - Liber Amicorum a Tribute to Professor Tadeusz Szurski;

ABC of Arbitration in Questions and Answers, Polish Chamber of Commerce, June 2008;

Новый польский закон об арбитраже (together with A. Kąkolecki), «Международный коммерческий арбитраж» No. 4, 2008, Moscow, 2008;

Multilingual Glossary of Arbitration and ADR (together with Pierre Karer and Andrzej Kąkolecki), Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2008;
Poland’s New Arbitration Legislation – Nouvelle loi polonaise sur l’arbitrage (together with Andrzej Kąkolecki), ICC Bulletin Vol. 16 No. 2 – Fall, 2005;
Oral arguments in Polish procedures (together with B. Grohman), published by Jongloed in the Netherlands as part of “75 jaar juridisch disput Tobias Asser”; p. 73-79, 2000.

Additional information:

▪ Ex-judge with a substantial work experience in Polish public courts, has handled c. 2000 cases. Some 50% of them were closed by settlement, thanks to skills in mediation.
▪ Second arbitral award ever rendered in a domain name dispute in Poland, as arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
▪ Only in the recent five years proposed or appointed as arbitrator in more than 80 international or domestic arbitrations.
▪ As Polish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration regularly attended plenary sessions of the courts and ICC seminars. Took part in scrutiny proceedings of over 300 ICC awards.
▪ FIDIC, EFCA – Independent Consultant, adjudicator.
▪ Qualified for diplomatic service by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
▪ Enjoys a solid reputation as a mediator.
▪ Teaches international commercial arbitration at the Warsaw Bar.
▪ Approved to act as part of CIArb Approved Faculty List (AFL), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
▪ Qualified tutor and examiner of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
▪ Extensive travels, personal experience, and knowledge of culture of countries at all continents.