At Kubas Kos Gałkowski since

1995

He is one of the best lawyers of his generation (...) clients (...) appreciate >>his extensive theoretical and practical knowledge<<

- CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

Languages

English, German

Experience

Attorney-at-law, Professor of Jagiellonian University. Involved in educational and scientific activities. In the years 2004-2007, the Head of the Chair of Civil Law at Jagiellonian University. Associated with the Chair to this day – conducts workshops in civil procedure, sharing his professional experience with students in the final years of courses in law.

Expert in civil law, commercial law, cross-border court and arbitration proceedings. Appeared before common courts of all instances, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, and courts of arbitration on numerous occasions. Conducted multiple court proceedings for the recognition of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Poland. Successfully represented injured parties before Polish courts in the so-called ‘zabużańskie’ cases (cases related to repatriation from the former Polish territories presently in the territory of Ukraine); one of the first attorneys-at-law in Poland to engage in class actions.

Author of many scholarly publications in the area of civil law, labour law, administrative law, and international legal transactions. Appeared at numerous conferences in Poland and abroad dedicated to civil law, civil procedure, and international legal transactions in civil cases.

Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Expert of the Parliamentary Justice and Human Rights Committee on the formulation of the bill on the pursuit of claims in class actions. For years enjoying the recommendation of Chambers and Partners in the scope of Dispute Resolution.

Co-organiser of and lecturer at Polnische Rechtsschule, in 2008 a member of the Scientiae Legis Excellentia Competition Jury, since 2014 a member of the Advisory Board of the Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration. Former Vice-President of the Polish-German Lawyers Association (Deutsch-Polnische Juristen Vereinigung e.V.). Former member of the Prime Minister’s Legislative Committee. Former Vice-President of the Polish Bar Council and Deputy Dean of the District Bar Council in Krakow.

Awarded the ‘For Merits for Administration of Justice’ badge of honour by the Minister of Justice and twice ‘For Merits for the Bar’ by the Polish Bar Council. In 2012, awarded the Złoty Paragraf [Golden Paragraph] award by the Dziennik “Gazeta Prawna” daily for the best Polish attorney-at-law for his pioneering work in initiating class actions. A laureate of the Forbes Professionals ranking in 2012 and 2014.

Honors and Awards

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Europe 2021 rankings in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    "Andrzej Kubas maintains his high reputation as a long-established litigator. Sources regard him as a very esteemed professor."

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2020 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    "Andrzej Kubas is esteemed for his decades-long practice in litigation, one commentator extolling him as „a very experienced lawyer in civil commercial cases.” He is similarly highly recognised for his academic work."

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2019 and Chambers Europe 2019 rankings in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    "The esteemed Andrzej Kubas is highly praised by interviewees, who characterise him as an „excellent litigator and extremely experienced lawyer.” He maintains a stellar reputation within the market, with sources acknowledging his skills in civil and commercial litigation. He is also a respected academic."

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers Europe 2018 rankings in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    "Andrzej Kubas is a respected academic with very solid experience in advising on contentious civil and commercial law matters. He is also a well-respected name in the international arbitration market."

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 rankings in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    “Andrzej Kubas is a respected academic with very solid experience of advising on contentious civil and commercial law matters. He is also an active and well-respected name in international arbitration (…) „distinguished lawyer with a huge reputation.”

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2016 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    “Andrzej Kubas is a highly respected lawyer in Polish dispute resolution, offering a wealth of experience in domestic and cross-border litigation.”

 

  • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2016 ranking
    Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 3rd place

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2015 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    “Distinguished professor and litigator Andrzej Kubas joins Band 1 to reflect his standing in the market. „He is one of the best lawyers of his generation,” confirms a source.”

 

  • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2015 ranking
    Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 1st place

 

  • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Europe 2014 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
    “Prof. Andrzej Kubas – a legend in law and academia.”

 

  • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2014 ranking
    Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 1st place

 

  • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2012 ranking
    Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 2nd place

 

  • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2011 ranking
    Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 2nd place

 

  • The “Merited for Justice” medal, 2012

 

  • Golden Paragraph award [Złoty Paragraf] of the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily for best Polish attorney – for pioneering work in the instigation of class actions, 2012

 

  • Laureate in the Forbes Professionals ranking [Profesjonaliści Forbesa], 2012, 2014

 

  • Awarded twice ‘For Merits for the Bar’ by the Polish Bar Council

Membership

  • Europäischer Anwaltsvereinigung DACH
  • The Krakow Bar Association (ORA Kraków)

Education

1976 - 1978

Humboldt Foundation scholarship

1976

post-doctoral dissertation

1969

PhD, entered onto the list of attorneys

1966

passed the judicial exam with distinction

1964 - 1976

Assistant Professor at the Chair of Civil Law at Jagiellonian University

1963

Master's degree: Law at the Faculty of Law of Administration at Jagiellonian University

 

Contact

andrzej.kubas@kkg.pl

+48126194045

Personal interests

travelling and tennis