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Piotr Nowaczyk

Piotr Nowaczyk

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

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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Piotr Nowaczyk is an arbitrator who is "fair and full of integrity", and is renowned for his experience issuing awards under a wide array of institutional rules in a huge variety of disputes.


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 more than 35 arbitration 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 matters 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.

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 International Advisory Board Member, WIPO expert, FIDIC-accredited adjudicator, lifetime member of the Indian Arbitration Council, and advocate admited in 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 in Poland, as well as the Gold Cross of Merit for services rendered to arbitration.

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

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