Member of the Board of Directors
Andrzej Szlezak is a Polish national and has a Master degree in English philology and in law from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland; in 1981, he passed the judicial exam and in 1994, he was admitted to the Chamber of Legal Advisors (Poznan Chapter).
In 1979 he started is academic career at said university where he was awarded his doctorate and post-doctorate degrees (“Habilitated Doctor”) in Law in 1985 and in 1992, respectively. In 1994, he was awarded a professorship at Adam Mickiewicz University (Law School) in Poznan, which he held until 1996. At present, he is a professor at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
In 1991, he joined the law firm of Soltysinski, Kawecki & Szlezak (“SK&S”) where he became Partner in 1993 and Senior Partner in 1996. During his practice at SK&S he has provided legal advice in numerous privatization and restructuring transactions in many sectors of Polish economy (mostly in M&A, corporate and greenfield projects).
Since 1999, he has been an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) in Warsaw, being at the moment Deputy Chairman of the Arbitration Board of this Court. He has also been appointed an arbitrator in several proceedings (national and international) before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and in ad hoc proceedings conducted according to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
He is also the author of several publications, including foreign-language publications, in the fields of civil, commercial and arbitration law. He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 10 April 2013.