Adam Kowalczyk has been hired to head the Litigation and Regulatory Disputes team of PwC in Poland.
Kowalczyk worked for almost a decade in the dispute resolution departments of DLA Piper (3 years) and Weil Gotshal (almost 7 years). According to Kowalczyk, “as a lead counsel I was involved in over one hundred high-profile disputes of various kinds – mostly for energy, financial and transportation sector clients. Regarding the latter, I was involved in disputes concerning the delivery of Boeing 787 aircrafts to Polish Airlines, high-speed trains Pendolino from French Alstom to Polish Rail Operator and Inspiro Siemens metro-trains to Warsaw Metro. I was also involved in several high-profile regulatory disputes against the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority and in international arbitrations (gas and electricity trading contracts), including investor-state disputes. Recently, I was also involved in a dispute concerning telecommunication frequency allocation in Poland on T-Mobile side (EUR 2 billion). I have gained litigation experience not only in Poland but inside the whole CEE region. I was also involved in several high profile arbitration proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC, and SCC rules in several EU jurisdictions."
At PwC Kowalczyk will focus on developing the general litigation practice especially in the areas of regulatory litigation, M&A litigation, professional negligence,and competition litigation – "all areas,” according to Kowalczyk, "where we can deliver something more than traditional law firms,” as “when representing clients we are going to use all PwC’s resources, i.e. valuation services, audit, business/regulatory advisory and forensic,” and "provide it all as a single comprehensive package.”
Kowalczyk, who joins PwC as Counsel, received his Master of Law degree in 2008 from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.