Filip Balcerzak, LLM, PhD

Filip Balcerzak, LLM, PhD



Attorney at law (Adwokat)

Main practice


Selected projects

Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration.

Representing a respondent in ad hoc arbitration proceedings pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, administered in ICDR/AAA in New York (International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association) in a case concerning claims for payment and termination of a franchise agreement.

Representing an applicant in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in applications concerning the right to property and the right to a fair trial.

Consulting for an international team of lawyers representing a claimant in the arbitration proceedings based on the bilateral investment treaty.

Assessment of the reasonableness of commencing arbitration based on bilateral investment treaty, assessment of the related risks and costs.

Planning the structure of an investment in order to ensure the maximum protection of the international investment law for Polish investors abroad.

Consulting for a city company in arbitration before Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in a dispute based on the FIDIC agreement connected with non-timely completion of an investment and a number of claims against the contractor.

Representing a market leader in a dispute against its competitor which had unlawfully used registered trademarks in Google’s AdWords system.

Effectively enforcing the payment of a multi-million debt, which required the coordination of legal steps taken before both foreign and Polish courts, including insolvency proceedings, claims involving bad debts relief in connection with unpaid VAT, criminal proceedings and so-called Actio Pauliana lawsuits.

Providing ongoing procedural advice to an international mining group.

Advising on the drafting of numerous contracts, including: an international contract for the sale of borehole rights, including particular aspects concerning the choice of applicable law and the effectiveness of an arbitration clause and an international contract for the lease of an aircraft, concluded between entities from the United States of America, Lithuania and Poland, including clauses maximizing the protection of rights of the aircraft’s foreign owner.