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.
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.