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07 December 2022


9 h 30 min - 11 h 30 min

Delos-Y Warsaw Breakfast – 7 December 2022

The Delos-Y Warsaw Breakfast took place on 7 December 2022 at 9.30am CET (with coffee served at 9am CET), at the offices of Clifford Chance in Warsaw. The topics which were covered are “Working with Witnesses: Challenges and New Trends” and “Practising Arbitration in the CEE: bright future or dim prospects?“.

The event featured Anna Bilanova (Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic), Jakub Kamenicky (Squire Patton Boggs), Nadiya Mykiyevych (Integrites), Marek Neumann (Allen & Overy), Aleksandra Orzeł-Jakubowska (White & Case LLP), Denis Parchajev (Motieka & Audzevičius), Anna Tujakowska (SK&S Law Firm) and Alicja Zielińska-Eisen (Queritius) as speakers, with Piotr Bytnerowicz (White & Case LLP), Monika Diehl (Clifford Chance), and Lucia Raimanova (Allen & Overy) moderating. Short bios of our speakers and moderators can be found below.

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Anna Bilanova is a legal advisor at the International Arbitration and Protection of Foreign Investments Unit at the Ministry of Finance in the Czech Republic.  In her role, Ms Bilanová has been involved in the representation of the Czech Republic in investment arbitration cases, negotiation of BITs, representation of the Republic in the EU institutions (Trade Policy Committee Services and Investment, expert groups relating to the intra-EU investments) and international organisations, notably UNCITRAL (WG II and III) and ICSID (rule amendments process).  She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno (including an exchange at the University of Fribourg), the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) in Geneva and Harvard Law School (LL.M.).

Jakub Kamenický is a senior associate in our International Dispute Resolution Practice. Jakub’s practice focuses on international and domestic dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and court litigation. Jakub’s experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions, work on assessments of prospective claims and strategy, as well as representing clients at hearings. Thanks to his experience in the Corporate Practice Group, Jakub has a deep understanding of cross-border M&A transactions, as well as compliance issues of international and domestic businesses. Jakub has also advised clients on complex banking and finance and competition and state aid matters.

Nadiya Mykiyevych is a Senior Associate of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation practices with INTEGRITES in Kyiv. Nadiya has 7 years of experience and specializes in complex issues arising in the course of commercial and investment arbitration in energy, banking, pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors. Nadiya also regularly consults clients on intricate matters of Ukrainian law in cross-border proceedings in English and U.S. courts. She has completed an internship at the London Court of International Arbitration and expanded her experience through secondments with law firms in France and Switzerland. Nadiya holds an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London.

Marek Neumann is an attorney-at-law, a member of the disputes team at Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k. and of the Arbitration Committee of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration. Before joining Allen & Overy in 2011, Marek was a commercial law tutor at the University of Warsaw. Marek has significant experience as counsel in arbitration and post-arbitration matters as well as in commercial litigation. He also regularly advises clients in the area of international investment and sanctions law. Marek graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw in 2010 at the top of his graduating class. In 2019, he was named one of the top ten young legal talents in Poland in Rising Stars Prawnicy – liderzy jutra 2019 organised by Wolters Kluwer and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. From 2011 to 2020, he successfully coached numerous University of Warsaw teams for the annual FDI International Investment Moot.

Dr Aleksandra Orzeł-Jakubowska is an associate in the White & Case Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration practices. She is based in Warsaw. She provides legal assistance to clients in arbitration, mediation and court proceedings. Her track record includes post-M&A, construction and tech disputes. She has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. She has substantial experience in the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign court judgments. Aleksandra holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Warsaw where she serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Procedure. She is also a certified mediator with extensive experience in private and court-ordered mediation. She is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders.

Denis Parchajev is Counsel at Motieka & Audzevicius (a Lithuanian GAR-100 Law Firm). He has substantial experience in international arbitration and negotiations. He frequently acts in cases under the ICC, SCC, LCIA, IAC at the BelCCI and other arbitration rules. Denis is listed by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders and Commercial Litigation – Future Leaders. He is an Honorary Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and a Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, where he teaches Investment & Commercial Arbitration, as well as Negotiation. He holds an LLM and is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University’s School of International Arbitration. Denis has co-edited one of the latest ICSID Commentaries: A Practical Commentary to the ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules, which features chapters by 70+ leading arbitration practitioners, including Yas Banifatemi, Stanimir Alexandrov, Noah Rubins and others.

Anna Tujakowska Joined SK&S in 2008. She has over ten years of experience in international and domestic commercial arbitration cases, in post-M&A disputes under SA KIG, ICC, VIAC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with seats of arbitration in Warsaw, Vienna, and Paris. She represents clients in the telecommunication, transportation, and construction industries and advises them throughout the entire arbitration process. Anna also has experience in representing both State and private investors in intra-EU BIT investment arbitration proceedings and also in related post-arbitration matters.  She also acts as a secretary to arbitral tribunals and a sole arbitrator in arbitration cases under ICC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She is enrolled as an arbitrator on the SA KIG roster with nominations as a sole and presiding arbitrator. Anna holds an M.A. in International Relations and Law. She is also a MIDS Geneva LL.M. (2019) alumni. She routinely publishes on arbitration matters and is involved in various initiatives aimed at raising awareness of arbitration in Poland. Since 2021, she has been listed by GAR & WWL on the WWL: Arbitration Future Leaders – Non-Partners roster.

Alicja Zielińska-Eisen (Queritius)



Piotr Bytnerowicz is a counsel in the White & Case Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practice, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Society of Construction Law and the ICC Commission for Arbitration and ADR. He has over 15 years of experience in various commercial disputes before state and arbitration courts (involving, in particular, general commercial, construction, M&A and real estate-related disputes). He also has significant in-house experience as for nearly two years he was seconded to White & Case’s client in Western Australia where he managed a team working on a multi-billion dollar arbitration. Piotr serves as counsel, arbitrator or mediator in commercial and construction arbitration. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries including logistics, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, real estate development, telecommunications, and insurance. Prior to joining White & Case in 2011, he worked at the litigation and dispute resolution departments of two renowned international law firms, including a “magic circle” law firm. The prestigious international legal rankings, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, ranked Piotr in their latest editions as one of the best specialists in Dispute Resolution. The Legal 500 ranking recommended him for Dispute Resolution in its 2022 edition. Who’s Who Legal listed him in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Arbitration Future Leaders – Non-partners ranking.

Monika Diehl is a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance in Warsaw and a member of Clifford Chance’s International Arbitration Group. She has over 10 years of experience in representing clients in complex litigation and international arbitration disputes spanning a variety of sectors, including renewables, oil & gas, construction and finance. She regularly acts as counsel for investors and states in ISDS cases. She has experience in cases concerning projects in the CEE Region, the Balkans and the Middle East. Monika is a Member of the Arbitration Committee of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland’s second largest arbitration institution. She recently co-authored the commentary on the EU Investment Protection Law in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) issued by Beck. She also successfully coached the FDI Moot winning teams representing the University of Warsaw in 2014 and 2022. In 2021 Monika received an honourable mention in the Female Attorney of the Year 2020 competition organized by the Polish Supreme Bar Council.

Lucia Raimanová is a Partner in the International Arbitration Group of Allen & Overy based in Bratislava from where she heads up the Group’s arbitration practice in Central and Eastern Europe.  She is a solicitor-advocate of England & Wales, and is also qualified to practise in Slovakia and Ireland.  Having practised with the firm in London, Hong Kong and Bratislava, she has over 15 years of experience in high-stakes investment treaty and commercial arbitration across the world, as well as in related court proceedings and before the CJEU.  The value of disputes Lucia has handled exceeds US$20 billion.  Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Lucia was engaged by the World Bank as an advisor to the Slovak Government. Clients and peers have described her to Who’s Who Legal as “a very strong advocate with a great brain to see the best route to success”, “highly responsive” and as having “outstanding knowledge of the CEE region” and “impressive experience”.  She is ranked by the Legal 500 in the category of “Next Generation Partners”, and was named one of the top ten women in business by Forbes Slovakia 2022 in the category “Partners in consulting and law firms”. Lucia currently serves on the Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (‘VIAC’) and the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. She is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and sits as arbitrator.




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