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Piotr Nowaczyk

Piotr Nowaczyk

Independent Arbitratorul. Z. Slomińskiego 19/113WarsawPoland00 – 195
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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Piotr Nowaczyk is a standout arbitrator who impresses with his vast experience in international cases across an array of sectors including infrastructure and intellectual property.


Piotr Nowaczyk is a chartered arbitrator (FCIArb) and ex-member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2003–2015). He is admitted to practise in Poznan (1984), Paris (1993) and Warsaw (1994), and is an ex-judge and president of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006–2009). Piotr is a member of the VIAC international advisory board and UNCITRAL’s Working Group II on arbitration and conciliation, a WIPO expert, a FIDIC-accredited adjudicator and a lifetime member of the Indian Arbitration Council. He is listed on major panels of arbitrators including AAA/ICDR, BCDR, CEPANI, CIArb, CPR, CRCICA, DAI, DIAC, DIS, HKIAC, INTA, JCAA, KCAB, KLRCA, MCAC, SIAC and TRAC. He has rendered more than 300 awards, in six languages, in 20 countries, under the rules of more than 35 institutions, including AAA/ICDR, BCCI, CAC, CACI, CAS, CCIR, CCP, CIETAC, CSGS, DIA, FCCC, HCCI, IACA, ICANN, ICAC Kiev, ICAC Moscow, ICC, IHK, Lewiatan, NAF, PCC, PIIT, PKOL, SANIG, SCC, SIDiR, Swiss Rules, VCCA, VIAC, WIPO and UNCITRAL (and other ad hoc proceedings) in relation to aviation, banking, construction, defence, distributorship, energy, fashion, FIDIC contracts, information technology, infrastructure, intellectual property, international sales, insurance, investments, joint ventures, media, privatisation, sales, sport, telecoms and transportation.

He was the exclusive winner, in the arbitration category for Poland, of the International Law Office Client Choice Award (2010, 2011 and 2012) and recognised as one of the most in-demand arbitrators Europe-wide by Chambers Global (2013–2014). He received the Gold Cross of Merit from the president of Poland, for services rendered to arbitration.

Piotr is the founder of the Polish Arbitration Bulletin, author of more than 100 articles on court and arbitration proceedings and a speaker at many international conferences. He teaches arbitration at the Warsaw Bar and speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Russian.

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