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

Emanuel Wanat

Associate, Warsaw

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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 delay of works, guarantee issues or termination of contract.

Emanuel takes 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 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: app. €11 million, state court).

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

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

Representing a consortium in a dispute concerning delays in  a bridge construction (value: app. €15 million, state court).

Representing an international property company in relation to a dispute over a lease agreement (value: app. €1,5 million, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce).

Advising an international consortium in relation to claims for wrongful termination of a contractor by an investor.

Representing a government entity in an ICC arbitration dispute over delays and faults in an airport construction.

Obtaining decisions on security of contractors' claims forbidding payments from bank guarantees.

Advising clients on a pre-trial basis on potential liabilities for delay of works and recommended actions to mitigate any such risk (e.g. in construction of mining equipment or sewage plant).


  • Admissibility of witness preparation in arbitration proceedings, Arbitration Bulletin 22/2015
  • Admissibility of witness preparation in arbitration proceedings –International and Polish perspectives, Dispute Resolution International Vol 10 No 1, April 2016