Aleksandra Orzeł-Jakubowska

Associate, Warsaw



Aleksandra Orzeł-Jakubowska is an associate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and White Collar practices. She provides legal assistance to clients in arbitration, mediation and court proceedings. Her track record includes post-M&A, construction, tech and legal malpractice disputes. She acted as counsel and a tribunal secretary in international and domestic arbitration proceedings (under i.a. the ICC, VIAC and UNICTRAL rules). She has substantial experience in recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign court judgments. Additionally, she litigates personal interest cases for one of the firm's leading clients from the social media sector.

Prior to joining White & Case, she was an associate in a boutique law firm in Warsaw specializing in dispute resolution. She also gained experience from internships in other law firms, including a trial law firm in Miami. 
Aleksandra holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Warsaw where currently she serves as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil Procedure. Also she is a certified mediator with an extensive experience in private and court-ordered mediations.

She is listed by Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders.

Bars and Courts
Poland, National Council of Legal Advisors
Dr iur
University of Warsaw

Faculty of Law and Administration

Master's Degree
University of Warsaw

Faculty of Law and Administration

University of Vienna

Erasmus scholarship



Her experience includes:

Representation of a foreign company on legal malpractice claims against an international law firm.

Representation of one of the firm's leading clients from the social media sector in multiple personal interests court proceedings.

Representation of a Polish insurance company in an anti-enforcement action against a foreign court judgment wrongfully issued against the client.

Representation of a seller from the FMCG sector on damage claims raised by a buyer on the basis of contracts for international sale of goods.

Representation of an international law firm on legal malpractice claims.

Advice to a client from the tech sector on contractual claims concerning a bicycles rental system.

Representation of a client from the construction industry in two parallel arbitration proceedings conducted under the Rules of Arbitration at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Work on a team representing a client from the FMCG sector in proceedings for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards before the Supreme Court of Poland.

Representation of a client from the construction industry in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in India regarding claims arising out of the dissolution of a joint venture.

Representation of a foreign insurer on multiple claims for damages asserted against a bank covered by financial institution professional indemnity insurance.


Aleksandra is one of the authors of the commentary on the Polish Code of Civil Procedure (commenting provisions on court settlements, mediation, arbitration agreements and jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals) published by CH Beck. She has also published numerous papers on arbitration and civil procedure, including the following:

"Technology and evidence in arbitration: a blessing or a curse? Notes on admissibility of evidence obtained as a result of hacking", Arbitration Bulletin of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, December 2020 (No. 26) (co–author: Karolina Brzeska).

IBA Arbitration Committee's (Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee's) Country Report on Local Requirements for the Validity of the Arbitral Awards (Chapter on Poland) (co–author: Justyna Szpara).

"The Right to Be Unheard? Recognition and Enforcement of Anti-suit Injunctions Issued by Arbitrators in the EU," Journal of International Dispute Settlement 2019, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 1-22 (co–author: Paweł Marcisz).

"Enforceability of Multi–tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses under Polish Law", Arbitration Bulletin "Young Arbitration" 2016, No. 26, pp. 166–180 (co–author: Anita Garnuszek).

"A Few Remarks on Enforceability of Unilateral Dispute Resolution Clauses Involving Arbitration," in: "Resolution of International Disputes. Public Law in the Context of the Immigration Crisis (COFOLA INTERNATIONAL 2016, Conference proceedings)", K. Drličková, T. Kyselovská (ed.) Brno 2016, pp. 116-113.

"EU Proposals to Reform the Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement System - A Critical Analysis of Selected Issues Addressed in the Concept Paper 'Investment in TTIP and Beyond - the Path for Reform,'" Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics 2015, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 51-69.