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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Piotr's vast experience in ICC and other arbitrations is simply remarkable"
"He is one of the greatest arbitrators I have ever worked with"
"He's independent, fair and full of integrity"


Piotr Nowaczyk has acted as chair, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or counsel in around 350 arbitrations, handled in English, French, German, Czech, Polish and Russian, in more than 20 countries, under the rules of ca. 40 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, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc. He works on aviation, banking, construction, defense, distributorship, energy, fashion, FIDIC contracts, IP-IT, infrastructure, insurance, investments, joint ventures, media, privatization, sales, sport, telecoms and transportation.

Piotr has 25 years of experience in arbitration. He has served as ICC court member (2003–2015), president of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (2006–2009), delegate to the UNCITRAL II Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation, VIAC Advisory Board Member, WIPO expert, FIDIC accredited adjudicator, lifetime member of the Indian Arbitration Council, advocate admitted in Poznan (1985), Paris (1993) and Warsaw (1994). Until 2014 he was one of the key partners of Dentons (Salans) in its dispute resolution practice. Piotr qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator in 2010, and since 2015 has been a full-time independent arbitrator.

Piotr’s awards include the 2010, 2011 and 2012 International Law Office Client Choice Awards for arbitration as well as the Chambers Europe ranking in category Most in Demand Arbitrators: Europe-wide 2012-2014, as well as the Gold Cross of Merit for services rendered to arbitration.

Piotr is founder of the Polish Arbitration Bulletin, regular conference speaker, and author of 100 articles on arbitration proceedings.

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