Piotr Sadownik, advocate, partner heading the litigation & arbitration, infrastructure, public law, public procurement and IP/IT practices at Gide Warsaw.
He advises leading Polish and foreign companies from the mining, metallurgical, oil and gas, energy, telecommunications and media sectors, as well as those in banking and finance, automotive, real estate, food and luxury goods. He represents clients in proceedings before arbitration courts, common courts and the Supreme Court, as well as before administrative bodies, administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court.
For many years now, he has been supporting private investors at all stages of complex infrastructure projects, such as obtaining financing for road investments, including motorways, pipelines, railways, sea and air terminals, and mining projects. He has practical experience in organising investment processes and various models of financing infrastructure projects.
He represents both contracting authorities and contractors in the course of all types of proceedings awarding public procurement contracts. He prepares analyses and delivers opinions for the benefit of contracting authorities, public authorities and international institutions in the area of interpreting legal provisions and compliance of Polish regulations with European standards.
He also specialises in intellectual property law and new technologies. He advises clients on issues concerning copyright law, patent law, the protection of trade marks, designs, models and geographical indications, as well as on the protection of personal data and media & telecommunications. He successfully represents clients in proceedings before courts and state authorities, including the Polish Patent Office and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Warsaw University and of the Faculty of Law at the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University. Since 2016, he has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A., between 2016 and 2020 he served as chairman of the Supervisory Board of PKO Bank Polski S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board of BOŚ Bank Ochrony Środowiska SA. He is also a member of the Arbitration Court at the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Poland.
Polish and international legal rankings, including The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, recommend him as a leading specialist in the areas of public law, litigation, intellectual property, restructuring and bankruptcy law as well as energy and natural resources. He was also awarded with the title "Client Choice 2015" by the by Globe Business Publishing in the area of litigation.
He speaks Polish, English, French and Russian.
« Piotr Sadownik possesses experience in acting for clients on road and highway construction-related disputes, regularly representing GDDKiA. He also represents banks in a variety of commercial conflicts, including class action mandates. »
Chambers Europe & Global 2021