Emanuel Wanat | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Emanuel Wanat
Emanuel Wanat

Emanuel Wanat

Associate, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 165

E emanuel.wanat@whitecase.com


Emanuel Wanat’s main areas of practice are complex construction disputes before state courts and arbitration tribunals. He has advised clients in disputes related to infrastructure projects – many under FIDIC – over work delays, guarantee issues and contract termination.

Emanuel takes a keen interest in all aspects of trial presentation, including techniques of successful legal writing and strategies for convincing oral testimony by witnesses and expert witnesses. He co-authored an article on the admissibility of witness preparation in arbitration under  Polish law.

He was awarded an honorable mention for the best speaker at the Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court Competition in Frankfurt (2013) and an honorable mention for the statement of defense at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Competition in Vienna (2014).

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate trainee, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw


  • Master's Degree, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Faculty of Law and Administration


  • Polish
  • English


Representing a Polish construction company in a dispute over the S7 national road (value: approx. EUR 11 million, state court).

Representing a contractor in a dispute related to the construction of the A-4 Motorway (value: approx. EUR 5 million, state court).

Representing Polish construction companies in claims to increase their remuneration due to the sudden increase of oil prices (rebus sic stantibus) (value: approx. EUR 8.7 million, state court).

Representing a consortium in a dispute concerning delays in the construction of a bridge (value: approx. EUR 15 million, state court).

Representing an international real estate company in relation to a dispute over a lease agreement (value: approx. EUR 1.5 million, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce).


  • Admissibility of witness preparation in arbitration proceedings, Arbitration Bulletin of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, 2015, (co-author with Piotr Bytnerowicz)