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Małgorzata Surdek

Year of birth
Finance, banking
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Real Estate, Construction
Energy law
Corporate law
Intellectual property
Infrastructural projects
Commercial agreements in general
Professional certification


  • 1989 - 1995 - Uniwesytet Marii Curie Skłodowskiej, MA in International Relations;
  • 1992 - 1996 - Uniwersytet MariiCurie Skłodowskiej, MA in Law;
  • 1999 - 2000 - King's College University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law;
  • 2013 - 2014 - Queen Mary University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration;
  • 2014 - present - ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for CEE.


  • Since 1996 - CMS Cameron McKenna, Partner


Arbitration experience

  • Representing Polish companies in international arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL, in particular in construction disputes, disputes arising out of M&A transactions and joint venture projects;
  • Representing Polish and foreign entities in arbitration at the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, in particulat in relation to contracts for the international sales of goods;
  • Advising foreign investors in international investment arbitrations concerning their investments in Poland on the basis of the relevant Bilateral Investment Treaties;
  • Working as a member of the Nomination Committee of the Lewiatan Arbitration Court.

Membership in organizations

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member, MCIArb);
  • Arbitral Women.


  • Czy istnieje potrzeba kodyfikowania zasad etyki dotyczących pełnomocników stron w arbitrażu międzynarodowym? Uwagi na kanwie Wytycznych IBA w sprawie reprezentacji stron w arbitrażu międzynarodowym, Biul. Arb 2014, Nr 21, s. 79-84

Participating in many arbitraion conferences as a speaker, i.a.:

  • 2012: Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, VIS pre-moot court, Uniwersytet Warszawski;
  • 2013: Current trends in international arbitration, Polish - Ukrainian Twin Conference (SA Lewiatan i Ukrainian Bar Association), Kyiv;
  • 2013: Insolvency and arbitration, Baltic Arbitration Days, Riga;
  • 2013: M&A and Shareholders' Disputes in CEE during the conference organized  by the SA Lewiatan: Dispute Resolution i M&A Transaction: Tactis, Challenges, Defences;
  • 2013: Does the system of investment treaty abitration need revision?, FDI pree-moot court, Warsaw University;
  • 2014: Postępowania post-arbitrażowe: skarga o uchylenie orzeczenia sądu polubownego uznawanie i wykonanie orzeczeń arbitrażowych, Konferencja SA Lewiatan, Warszawa;
  • 2014: Cost in Investment Arbitration: Should the Loser Pay All? FDI pree-moot court, Warsaw University.

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