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Filip Balcerzak

Year of birth
1985
Nationality
Polish
Languages
English
Spanish
Specializations
Media, New Technologies
Energy law
Transport
Commercial agreements in general
Professional certification
attorney at Law in Poland (adwokat) and in Spain (abogado)
WWW
www.linkedin.com/in/filip-balcerzak-4371a21b/

Education

  • Ph.D. in Law (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), LL.M. (University of Ottawa).


Career

2018 – currently, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Law and Administration, Associate Professor, Director and Main Researcher of an academic grant financed by the Polish National Science Centre – “International investment law and the renewable energy sector’s challenges”;

2013 – currently, SSW Pragmatic Solutions (Spaczyński, Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy), Partner, Litigation and Arbitration (Associate 2013-2016, Senior Associate 2016-2019, Counsel 2019-2021);

2020, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, Visiting Fellow;

2010 – 2016, doctoral studies, Ph.D. degree in Public International Law granted by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (doctoral dissertation in English on “Investor – state arbitration and human rights”);

2015, called to the bar in Poland (Warsaw Bar Association);

2013 – 2015, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Law and Administration, Director and Main Researcher of an academic grant financed by the Polish National Science Centre – “Arbitration based on international investment treaties and human rights”;

2011 – 2012, DZP (Domański Zakrzewski Palinka), Junior Associate, Spanish Desk;

2011, called to the bar in Spain (Madrid Bar Association);

2010 – 2011, postgraduate studies, Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Ottawa (Canada);

2010 – 2011, postgraduate studies, diploma DEJE – Spanish Law for Foreign Lawyers, University of Alcalá (Spain);

2011, University of Ottawa, Research Assistant on use of alternative dispute resolution methods in investor – state arbitrations;

2008 – 2009, MMMM (Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados, Barcelona), intern, Litigation and Arbitration, Polish Desk.


Arbitration experience

  • Representing respondents in ad hoc arbitral proceedings pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, administered by ICDR/AAA in New York (International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association) in cases concerning claims for payment and termination of franchise agreements;
  • Consulting for an international team of lawyers representing a claimant in the arbitration proceedings based on the bilateral investment treaty;
  • Consulting for a city company in arbitration before Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in a dispute based on the FIDIC agreement connected with non-timely completion of an investment and a number of claims against the contractor;
  • Consulting for a respondent in the post-arbitration proceedings concerning enforcement of an arbitral award issued abroad;
  • designing and implementing a corporate restructuring to achieve the optimum level of protection afforded by international investment law (and arbitration).


Membership in organizations

  • Club Español del Arbitraje;
  • Society of International Economic Law; 
  • Polish Group of International Law Association.

 


Publications

 

  1. Commentary to selected provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure – Arbitral tribunal (in Polish), in: P. Rylski (ed.), Commentary – Code of Civil Procedure (C.H. Beck / Legalis 2021);
  2. Responsibility in Online Arbitration (in Spanish, co-author: B. Ziemblicki), in: D. Bello Janeiro (ed.), El Derecho de Daños en la Era Digital (Grupo Editorial Ibáñez 2021), pp. 257-269;
  3. Choice of institution administering arbitration and appointing authority in international arbitration (in Polish), in: M. Dumkiewicz, K. Kopaczyńska-Pieczniak, J. Szczotka (ed.), Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorowi Andrzejowi Kidybie. Sto lat polskiego prawa handlowego (Wolters Kluwer Polska 2020), ISBN 978-83-8187-795-4, pp. 698-711;
  4. Functioning of arbitral tribunals in legal systems of selected European states (in Polish), in: R. Morek (ed.), Funkcjonowanie sądów polubownych w systemach prawnych wybranych państw europejskich (Instytut Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości, 2018), pp. 45-58;
  5. Investor – state arbitration and human rights (Brill / Martinus Nijhoff 2017), ISBN 9789004338999, https://brill.com/view/title/34356, monography, pp. 1-324;
  6. International investment law in the context of multiculturalism (in Polish), in: A.J. Szwarc (ed.), Panorama prawnych aspektów wielokulturowości społeczeństwa (Wydawnictwo WSB 2017), ISBN 9788372053541, pp. 9-24;
  7. Extent of human rights protection in investor – state arbitration based on international investment treaties: perspective of investors, Czech Yearbook of International Law (2016), vol. VII, ISSN 21572976, ISBN 9789082460315, pp. 29-63;
  8. Publication of Investment Treaty Awards: The Qualified Potential of Domestic Access to Information Laws (co-author: J. Hepburn), Groningen Journal of International Law (2015), vol. 3, issue 1, ISSN 23522674, pp. 147-170 (https://ugp.rug.nl/GROJIL/article/view/31117);
  9. Jurisdiction of Tribunals in Investor – State Arbitration and the Issue of Human Rights, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (2014), vol. 29, issue 1, ISSN 02583690, pp. 216-230 (https://academic.oup.com/icsidreview/article-abstract/29/1/216/2356645);
  10. Determination of compensation in investor – state arbitrations: is there a place for human rights arguments?, in: F. Beatens, J. Caiado (ed.), Frontiers of International Economic Law – Tools to Confront Economic and Social Challenges (Brill / Martinus Nijhoff, 2014), ISBN 9789004270176, pp. 134-150 (https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004270190/B9789004270190_008.xml);
  11. Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals in Investment Disputes and the Issue of the Applicability of the Most Favoured Nation Treatment to the Host States’ Consent to Arbitrate (in Polish, co-author: S. Sołtysik), Problemy Prawa Prywatnego Międzynarodowego (2013), vol. XII, ISSN 18967604, pp. 133-164.

In print:

  1. Manchester Securities v Poland: Denial of Justice in the European Union, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (co-author: J. Hepburn);
  2. Commentary to selected provisions of the 1958 New York Convention (in Polish), in: P. Rylski (ed.), Commentary – 1958 New York Convention (C.H. Beck / Legalis);
  3. Human rights and international investment law (in Spanish), w: J.M. Alvarez Zárate, M. Zenkiewicz (red.), Derecho Internacional de Inversiones (Publicaciones Universidad Externado).

 

 



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