Karolina Brzeska

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Karolina Brzeska is an associate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice; she is experienced in representing clients in both court proceedings and arbitration. She specializes in complex cross-border, local infrastructure and construction disputes as well as disputes arising out of M&A and other corporate transactions. Karolina also advises clients on restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings.

Karolina worked in W&C's Dubai and Sydney offices, where she was seconded in 2018 and 2019 to work with the Global International Arbitration Team and the Construction Team. Since then, Karolina has been frequently involved in arbitration cases conducted by the Dubai and London offices.

In 2019, she passed the bar exam with the highest score in the capital city of Warsaw.

Karolina is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in energy law at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw
Education
ICC Arbitration School, Faculty of Law and Administration
Jagiellonian University
(in cooperation with the ICC)
English and European Law Centre at the Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
(in cooperation with Cambridge University)
School of Spanish Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Master of law, Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Master of Spanish Studies, Faculty of Modern Languages, Institute of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University of Warsaw
Languages
Polish
English
Spanish

Experience

Representation of a foreign partnership of leading construction companies in a multibillion-dollar dispute relating to the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Representation of a leading energy company in the first climate change-related litigation proceedings in Poland.

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

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

Representation of a Polish construction company in claims to increase its remuneration due to the sudden increase in prices (rebus sic stantibus) (value: approx. €4 million, civil court).

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

Representation of a government entity in an ad hoc arbitration dispute over delays and defects in the construction of an expressway in the Middle East.

Representation of a state energy company in ICC arbitration related to a post-M&A dispute.

Advising a French telecommunications corporation in VIAC arbitration regarding a post-M&A dispute.

Advising a US corporation in ICSID arbitration regarding a BIT dispute in South America (in cooperation with the White & Case New York office).