Jakub Żelazny

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Jakub Żelazny is an associate in the Dispute Resolution practice. He provides legal assistance to clients in court, arbitration and administrative proceedings. He also has experience in capital markets and M&A transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Jakub was an associate in a leading law firm in Poland. He also gained experience working in the legal department of one of the biggest Polish banks.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw
Education
Faculty of Law
University of Warsaw
School of British and European Law (BLC)
Languages
Polish
English

Experience

His litigation experience includes:

Advising a Middle East government on dispute relating to the construction of new international airport in the country, under FIDIC Yellow Book contract.

Advising an employer in construction arbitration regarding a major residential construction project in Poland under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (value in dispute approx.  €25 million).

Advising an international general contractor in construction arbitration against its subcontractor regarding a construction project in Poland under the ICC Rules of Arbitration (value in dispute approx. €20 million).

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

Advising a major Polish bank in court proceedings against GDDKiA concerning claims connected with a FIDIC contract (value in dispute approx. PLN 80 million).

Advising investment funds with their registered office in the British Virgin Islands in litigation concerning a breach of a share purchase agreement (value in dispute exceeding PLN 100 million).

Representing a recognized real estate investment fund in a dispute over a 40-fold increase in the perpetual usufruct fees related to one of the largest shopping malls in Poland.

Advising a CEE-based real estate investment fund in a court dispute with a US real estate fund over reimbursement of the costs of the fit-out works performed in an A-class office park in Poland (the dispute was successfully settled).

Advising a recognized real estate fund in court proceedings concerning the release of a mortgage on real property.

Advising a major Polish insurance company in litigation initiated by shareholders for the payment of compensation for so-called overdue dividends.

Advising a well-known foreign producer in the chemical industry in matters concerning EU Community designs.

His capital markets and M&A experience includes:

Participating in work for a leading global private equity firm in connection with the acquisition of a major Polish convenience retailer from a global private equity firm.

Participating in work for a Polish bank in connection with the acquisition of the core business of a major Polish bank from a foreign investor.

Participating in work for a foreign private equity investment fund in connection with the acquisition of a Polish bank.