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Robert Rykowski

Robert Rykowski Ph.D.

Advocate, Partner

A civil law expert who represents clients in litigious, arbitration and mediation proceedings and has extensive experience in regulatory proceedings, in particular before the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office and Energy Regulatory Office.

In our law firm Robert is a head of litigation, responsible for legal analyses and preparation of litigation tactics.



pl  Polish
ang  English
ru  Russian


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T. +48 22 547 08 10




  • Represented a client in a PLN 100 million dispute involving leading energy sector entities
  • Handled a case seeking recognition of foreign judgments in one of the largest litigation processes in Poland
  • Represented a client in a dispute between a media corporation and telecommunication company concerning monopoly practices
  • Handled a case for a client seeking to challenge a decision of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office concerning the price of energy imported from the Czech Republic
  • Conducted more than 140 cases before voivodeship administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court related to a decision of the Minister of Finance concerning an excise tax for an automobile concern
  • Conducted more than 130 cases before voivodeship administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court concerning classification of goods for a chemical corporation
  • Conducted cases concerning reprographic fees for manufacturers placing their electrical equipment on the market
  • Conducted more than 750 debt collection proceedings
  • Handled disputes with banks concerning foreign exchange options
  • Handled a comprehensive dispute resolution process related to several hundred estate and inheritance disputes arising from one of the largest construction companies in the region closing its business
  • Handled several disputes (e.g. concerning insurance) for one of professional banks
  • Supervised an audit of contracts of one of the leading energy companies
  • Supervised the process of listing shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Robert wrote many articles and legal opinions published in judicial magazines, e.g. Przegląd Prawa Handlowego, and monograph entitled “The Concept of Trusteeship – Legal Structure of Trust” (Wydawnictwo C.H. Beck, 2005). He was a speaker on seminars and conferences, lecturer of the Warsaw Bar Association, and previously of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.

Arbiter of Arbitration Courts of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Polish Confederation Lewiatan. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University and the Department of Journalism and Social Communication of the University of Warsaw. Ph.D. at law (2004). Participated in a fellowship program at the Cambridge University (2001). He also completed judge’s internship (1997).

Robert started to practice as an advocate in Wierzbowski Eversheds, a law firm associated with PwC (2000-2005).

He renders legal services also to English and Russian speaking clients.

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