Grzegorz Goniewicz

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Grzegorz Goniewicz specializes in providing legal assistance to clients in court and arbitration proceedings, especially in relation to construction disputes including claims under FIDIC contract conditions. Grzegorz also represents clients in commercial disputes, including disputes between shareholders. Grzegorz also has experience in white-collar matters and cases involving acts of unfair competition.

Grzegorz represented the Jagiellonian University in Kraków in three international moot court competitions concerning public international law, international commercial and investment arbitration: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot. In the 2014 edition of the FDI Moot his team finished third globally. In 2019, he received PhD in Law at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Prior to joining White & Case, Grzegorz was an intern in the disputes department of three renowned international law firms, including a "magic circle" law firm.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw
Education
Master's Degree
Faculty of Law and Administration
Jagiellonian University

Kraków

PhD in Law
Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Faculty of Law and Administration

American Law Program
Jagiellonian University

Columbus Law School

Languages
Polish
English
French

Experience

Representation of the employer in a series of pre-arbitration proceedings against the contractor responsible for engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning for onshore LNG facilities in Western Australia.

Representation of the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America in the ICC arbitration against the employer, governed by the law of the Central American country.

Representation of a government entity in an ICC arbitration dispute over delays and faults in an airport construction in the Middle East.

Representation of the owner of the largest lignite-fueled power plant in a coru dispute against an NGO concerning the ecological aspects of the plant's operations.

Representation of contractors in numerous disputes with GDDKiA relating to the construction of roads, bridges and motorways.

Representation of the owner of one of the world's largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in a series of proceedings involving seizure of funds and breach of contract by a payment processor.

Representation of a major Polish company acting in the field of debt management in a series of disputes with its minority shareholder.

Representation of an international holding acting in the field of packaging machines in a series of disputes against its competitors involving acts of unfair competition.

Representation of a Polish construction company 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).

Representation of a consortium in a dispute concerning delays in a bridge construction (FIDIC Red Book, value: app. €15 million, state court).
 

Publications

"Probation measures. Prerequisites of application in a comparative perspective" (monography); Krakowski Instytut Prawa Karnego Fundacja, 2019;

„Energy Law Changes and the International Foreign Investment Protection. Can Poland change the rules in the middle of the game?", Polish Energy Brief, 04-06/2019, pp. 74-77;

„The adjudication on conditional early release after the amendment of the Criminal Code", Palestra, 7-8/2015, pp. 75-85;

„The Meaning of a Positive Outcome of Mediation on a Possibility to Apply Probationary Measures", Internetowy Przegląd Prawniczy TBSP, 5/2017, pp. 5-23;

„A positive criminological forecast as a premise of application of probation measures"; published in Czasopismo Prawa Karnego i Nauk Penalnych.