Poland - Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2010-2011
Marcin Aslanowicz is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Warsaw office, and heads the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Warsaw. Mr. Aslanowicz represents multinational and domestic clients in civil and commercial disputes before common courts and arbitration tribunals.
Joanna Jasiewicz is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Warsaw office and a member of the Firm’s Global Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Originally from Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2010-2011
A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES
A.1 Sources of Arbitration Law in Poland
The main source of law with respect to arbitration in Poland is the Civil Procedure Code (“CPC”), which dates back to 1964, and applies to both domestic and international arbitration. The CPC underwent a significant amendment in 2005 so that it now mirrors, to a large extent, the UNCITRAL Model Law. Arbitration issues are regulated in Part V of the CPC (Articles 1154 to 1217).
International conventions, in particular the New York Convention and the 1961 European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, are other sources of arbitration law in Poland. Poland is also bound by agreements with numerous countries regarding access to justice and protection of foreign investments that provide for settlement of disputes by arbitration.