Marcin advises on complex commercial disputes, including those related to criminal, administrative and bankruptcy law. He sits as an arbitrator in proceedings held before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and in ad hoc proceedings. He is on the list of arbitrators of the Centre for Mediation and Arbitration of Transport and is also a judge on the Higher Disciplinary Court of the Polish Bar. Marcin has handled a range of cross-border disputes, working with lawyers from international firms. He has advised government administration bodies and ministries, and worked for clients from the property, infrastructure, hotel, distilling, shipbuilding, rail, automotive, pharmaceutical and banking industries. Recently his clients have included 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. He also represented the claimant in a winning case against the Republic of Egypt on the protection of investments, related to a gas pipeline from Israel to Egypt.
Marcin earned a doctorate in administrative law at the University of Warsaw, as well as a diploma from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg. He is a member of the Warsaw Bar Association. From 2010 to 2015 he was an Officer on the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), and in 2008-2009 he was the Chairman of the Committee for Poland. In 2012-2013 he represented the Polish Bar Council in the International Bar Association Council. During his time with the Wardyński & Partners law firm, Marcin set up Poland’s first dispute-resolution and arbitration portal. He has been recommended for years in numerous rankings and publications, such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, the Legal500 and the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper’s Law Firm Ranking, as an expert in the area of dispute resolution and one of the best-known trial lawyers in Poland.