KATARZYNA PETRUCZENKOFounding partner, Legal advisor
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Katarzyna handles proceedings related to cross-border commercial disputes and advises on strategic infrastructure projects. She represents clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings in Poland and abroad. Katarzyna’s advice is valued by clients from, among others, construction, automotive and insurance companies. She is also experienced in corporate and labour law. In recent years Katarzyna has amassed experience that is unique in the Polish market in serving clients from East Asia (China, South Korea). As an advisor to foreign insurance firms, she has provided support related to the management of claims worth a total of more than PLN 1.03 bn. She represented Volkswagen AG in a precedent-setting class action, in which the Court of Appeals in Warsaw rejected a claim against the company by users of cars with EA189 engines on the grounds of a lack of jurisdiction. Katarzyna advises an international corporation that specialises in innovative solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical and technological sectors on projects in Poland, including on disputes concerning implementation of investments.
Katarzyna is the author of numerous publications and articles, in Poland and abroad, on trial and arbitration issues, including reports for Global Arbitration Review on dispute resolution and arbitration in Poland, and works on competition, bankruptcy and banking law. She has been practising since 2005. Before Rö was established, Katarzyna worked in one of Poland’s largest law firms, and earlier in a leading American firm. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and 2018 recommends Katarzyna in the field of dispute resolution for her “clear and incisive” advice. She is also noted for cross-border commercial disputes.