Eligiusz Krześniak is the managing partner of our Warsaw office and professor and chair of the Commercial Law Faculty at the Lazarski University in Warsaw, where he teaches business law. His practice focuses mainly on arbitration and regulated sectors, such as telecommunications, media, energy and M&A transactions, including some of the largest projects in those areas in recent years in Poland.
Eligiusz is a member of the board of the Polish Association of Legal Employers, and the president of the Management Board of the Polish Arbitration Association.
He is listed among recommended arbitrators by leading Polish (Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan) and international (Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal in Doha, Qatar) arbitration institutions.
Eligiusz, along with the Squire Patton Boggs team, supported leading telecom operators in Poland in groundbreaking projects implemented in the telecommunications market – building strategic alliances with partners from other areas of the market, contracts with the regulator or introduction of virtual operators into the Polish market.
For decades, Eligiusz has represented renewable and conventional energy producers, participating in many breakthrough transactions and projects on the Polish market.
In his practice, Eligiusz has repeatedly represented clients in civil and administrative cases, primarily in precedent-setting cases in the field of energy law and telecommunications law. As a long-standing experienced arbitrator, Eligiusz resolved numerous arbitration cases as an arbitrator in proceedings under the CAS, KIG and Lewiatan Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitration, and represented clients in arbitration proceedings under the ICC, SCC, CAS, KIG and Lewiatan Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitration.
He also has extensive experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions. Eligiusz has acted as the lead lawyer on a number of projects regarding the acquisition of enterprises and the assembly, service and licensing of information systems for banks, insurance companies, and IT and telecom equipment suppliers.
Eligiusz is one of the authors of the Arbitrator’s Pledge, launched in 2019.
For years, he has been featured in such rankings as Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA as one of the leading lawyers in Poland.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration