FILIP WEJMAN, LL.M. (Harvard)

ATTORNEY AT LAW

PARTNER

Experience 

Member of a team drafting the restructuring agreement and amendments of corporate governance for a Polish public company in arrangement bankruptcy.
Value: ca. PLN 2 billion

Expert opinion for a UK law firm. Topic: enforcement in Poland of a U.K. judgement handed down after a freezing order (Mareva injunction). Comparative analysis against the backdrop of Polish Constitution and civil procedure.
Dispute value: ca. PLN 1 billion

Drafting the winning petition to the Polish Supreme Court for counsel representing the parents in precedent, "wrongful birth" tort litigation. Read more.

Expert opinion for the law firm representing one of the leading Polish financial companies in course of takeover of a foreign entity. Analysis of the draft acquisition agreement under foreign law, and of the buyer's contracts with other consultants: legal, investment, financial, strategic advisors.
Transaction value: ca. PLN 1 billion

Assistance in writing the opinion by a Polish professor appointed as an expert witness in international arbitration proceedings on protection of foreign investments in Poland.
Dispute value: several billion EUR

Transaction and litigation strategy with scenario analysis in the context of decisions issued by the market regulator.
Value of the case: PLN several hundred million

Expert advice for a law firm representing a party to an international dispute over ownership of a large Polish company. Task: developing ideas and arguments for litigation as regards corporate law, contracts, civil procedure.
Dispute value: several billion EUR

Expert advice for a Polish company on debt repayment in context of restructuring of a large, foreign bank.
Value of the case: several million EUR

Analysis of a common law trust under Polish law.

Proposal for a major overhaul of the Radio and Television Broadcasting Act, commissioned in 1999 by the Polish Ministry of Treasury.

Co-author of the proposal for the reform of the legal profession, drafted at the invitation of one of Polish political parties (the Parliamentary Club of PO, The Civic Platform).

Member of the team drafting positions and regulatory proposals vis-a-vis the government for a law firm representing one of the key global IT companies. Subject: electronic signatures law.

Outside Positions

Co-founder and Member of the Board
INPRIS, a legal think tank

Member of the Program Board
Precedent Litigation Program
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Member of the grading committee
The Path to Harvard national competition (Droga na Harvard)

Selected Former Positions

Assistant, Chair of the Private Law
Jagiellonian University

Member of the Polish-German Center for Banking Law
Jagiellonian University

Head, School of American Law
Jagiellonian University

Senior Researcher
University of Bielefeld, Germany

Teaching Assistant
Harvard Extension School 
Internet & Society course offered by the Berkman Center for Law
and Society at Harvard Law School

Education

1998
Master of Law
Jagiellonian University

1998
CUA International Business and Trade Summer Law Program

1997-1998
School of German Law
Universities: Heidelberg, Mainz and Jagiellonian

2003
Attorney exam

2004
Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard Law School

Awards, Scholarships, Distinctions

2nd Workshop on American Affairs
Young Leaders Program 2000, Dräger Stiftung

2003-2004
Kosciuszko Foundation Exchange Fellow at Harvard University

Bronze Cross of Merit
Decision of the President of Poland of 23 October 2012

In Recognition of Services to Justice
Medal awarded by the Minister of Justice on 22 October 2012

The NGO of the Year
2013 Award of the National Bar of Legal Advisors
For INPRIS, a legal think tank

Contact

filip.wejman at karasekwejman.com

Services

legal advice and expert opinions
dispute resolution and litigation
transaction work
legislative and regulatory matters
teaching and training

Areas of Law

contracts
torts
enforcement of claims
insolvency
intellectual property
information technology
e-commerce
corporate law
freedom of speech
consumer law
conflict of laws

Languages

Polish (native)
English (fluent)
German, French, Russian
(working knowledge, but dictionary support is necessary)

Selected Publications

list (in Polish)