Maciej Durbas, PhD, LL.M.

At Kubas Kos Gałkowski since

2011

Contact

maciej.durbas@kkg.pl

+48126194089

Languages

English

Experience

Attorney at law, LL.M. Expert in the field of arbitration. He handles complicated disputes, including cross-border proceedings in various sectors. Has represented clients in international arbitration proceedings with the value of the dispute ranging from several thousand to several hundred million Euro. Moreover, he has acted as an assistant to the arbitrator or tribunal’s secretary on many occasions. He also acts in the capacity of an abitrator, including the presiding arbitrator.

Advises clients also in the area of the real estate law, both in court, administrative, and administrative court proceedings (with a particular emphasis on reprivatisation disputes), as well as in transactions. He has also participated in transactions and proceedings in the scope of real estate law (sale, lease, investment processes).

Defended his doctoral thesis on arbitral jurisdiction at the Chair of Civil Law at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with honours.

He has been preparing Jagiellonian University students participating in the Willem C. Vis Moot international arbitration competition for many years with significant achievements.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinction in the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2021 ranking in the Future Leaders category
  • Distinction in the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020 ranking in the Future Leaders category
  • Distinction in the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2019 ranking in the Future Leaders category
  • Distinction in the Gazeta Prawna ranking - Rising Stars 2015

Membership

  • Caspian Arbitration Society
  • Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
  • Young Arbitration Practitioners in Poland (YAPP)
  • Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI)
  • The Krakow Bar Association (ORA Kraków)

Education

2021

defended doctoral thesis with honors at the Jagiellonian University

2015

entry onto the list of attorneys

 

European and Asian Legal Studies LL.M., University of Vienna, University of Hong Kong

2011

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

2010

coach for the Jagiellonian University Team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition, winner of honourable mention for preparing a procedural letter

 

School of Continental Law: The Foundation for Continental Law, Paris, Sorbonne

2009

member of the Jagiellonian University Team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition, winner of an individual honourable mention for oration

 

scholarship recipient of the Republic of France - University of Orléans, France scholarship

 

School of French Law: University of Orléans and Jagiellonian University

Personal interests

does jogging, mountain hiking, downhill skiing, and ski touring