Paweł Bukiel is a senior associate in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Paweł specialises in international and domestic disputes, including corporate, commercial and administrative disputes, with particular experience in investment arbitration. He has a proven history of successfully representing clients before Polish state courts, including the Supreme Court, as well as in domestic and international arbitration courts.

Paweł is a lecturer at the Lazarski University in Warsaw. He is also a member of the Arbitration Council at the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration.

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Investment Arbitration

  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration brought by a US entity, under the Ecuador-US bilateral investment treaty, in connection with allegations of corruption, arising from the indictment and conviction for corruption of several Petroecuador former employees and providers in Ecuador and the US.
  • Represented a major Dutch hedge fund in an investment dispute resulting from a fraudulent take-over of one of its companies.
  • Advised an advertising company in an investment dispute over the state’s preference towards national operators.
  • Advised an investor of a major telecom company in an investment dispute over the state’s obligations regarding telecom services.
  • Advised a group of international investors in renewable energy power plants in a pending ECT arbitration regarding changes in subsidies for generation of renewable energy.

Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing a company specializing in global procurement and trade of industrial raw materials in an LCIA arbitration dispute against an importer and distributor of coal.
  • Advised a construction company in a dispute before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris concerning payment of liquidated damages for the alleged improper performance of the construction contract.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company in a commercial dispute over a licence for one of its new medications before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
  • Lead counsel to one of the largest European producers of renewable solutions in packaging in a dispute over improper performance of the contract for construction of one of its production halls in Warsaw.


  • Representing a client from the renewable energy sector in a commercial and corporate dispute against an innovative energy sector startup.
  • Lead counsel for a major biofuel company in over 40 disputes concerning the validity of shareholders’ resolutions.
  • Lead counsel for one of the largest global professional services networks in a dispute over alleged malpractice in the evaluation of a company for the purpose of restructuring.
  • Lead counsel for a producer of driver and passenger seats for busses and trains in a dispute with its business partner, one of the largest producers of railway rolling stock in Europe, resulting from a contract for the supply of a large quantity of components.
  • Lead counsel for a major international investment fund in over 30 civil and administrative proceedings regarding legal title to real properties.

Regulatory Disputes

  • Represented multiple clients before the National Appeals Chamber (KIO), including a major US energy company in a dispute over the Smart City Wroclaw project.
  • Advised clients with respect to proceedings before the President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office.


  • Jagiellonian University, LL.M., 2011
  • Tilburg University, Erasmus Programme, 2011


  • Warsaw Bar Association, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Arbitration Council, Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan


  • Polish
  • English
  • German
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