Roman leads the Commercial Law Practice and is also an expert in Dispute Resolution. Roman is an advocate at the District Bar Association in Warsaw. He has over 13 years of experience in providing commercial legal advice to companies, as well as representing them in litigation, arbitration and in settlement talks.
He is a citizen of both Poland and Canada.
Roman advises clients both at a management level on strategic projects and in organizing day-to-day advice to companies. He oversees the work of groups of lawyers dedicated to a specific client or industry sector. In doing so, he works closely with management, in-house lawyers or coordinators in order to provide seamless and timely assistance. He strongly believes that a lawyer needs to understand the client’s business and internal structure in order to be a source of solutions that are not only legally sound, but also practical from a business perspective.
Roman has advised clients in the following sectors: management consulting, compliance, corporate, real estate and construction matters, insurance and reinsurance matters, labour law/employment matters, energy and renewable energy matters, IP and data protection matters, bankruptcy cases, among others.
Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement Negotiations)
Roman has represented clients from numerous industry sectors in disputes that concerned a wide range of legal issues. He strongly believes in the need to efficiently communicate strategy, Polish legal issues (especially to international clients) and keep clients informed on legal costs, as only such an approach ensures that clients remain in control of such proceedings.
Roman thrives in complex litigation and arbitration cases, especially when the need arises to cooperate with party-appointed experts. He has also experience in managed dozens of litigation cases for an entire group of companies.
Roman also advises clients on ADR solutions, keeping in mind the cost of litigation and arbitration, their duration, as well as the financial interest of the clients. He has negotiated complex settlement agreements as an alternative to resolving matters before a court or tribunal.
Social responsibility is not just a marketing catchphrase, but a mission statement that reflect Roman’s core values. Roman is regularly engaged in pro bono work and also encourages his team members to get involved as well. He believes it is an advocate’s obligation to give back to the community as well as support those that are less fortunate or oppressed. Roman has been recently recognized for his pro bono work by the Polish Ombudsman.