Marek Wierzbowski partner; previously he was a partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and subsequently Linklaters, being senior partner of Warsaw offices of said firms. He is mostly known as a capital markets expert, however his expertise in some other areas like M&A, energy law, administrative procedure or international arbitration is also widely recognized.
He is professor ordinarius at Warsaw University School of Law; former vice-chancellor of Warsaw University. He has taught as a visiting professor at several American schools of law.
Prof. Wierzbowski as an attorney has led teams of lawyers acting on a wide range of major transactions including the privatizations of Pekao S.A. and PKN Orlen S.A. and, more recently, the sale of Tauron SA as well as a number of public offerings of securities. He was responsible for most of the GDR and ADR issues of Polish companies shares on foreign stock markets, including the London Stock Exchange. From the very early days of the operation of a capital market in Poland, Prof. Marek Wierzbowski has provided legal advice on investment funds and setting up investment firms including brokerage houses (the first license for a foreign-owned brokerage house in Poland and the first license for a brokerage house for asset management).
He represents private parties before regulatory agencies and other governmental authorities (mostly in the area of energy, telecommunication, competition, banking and capital markets etc.) as well as before the administrative courts and arbitration tribunals. In the investment arbitration case: Eureko v. Republic of Poland he was one of the lawyers acting on behalf of the Republic of Poland.
Marek Wierzbowski is as a member of the Council of European Law Institute (ELI), chairs the Polish ELI Hub, he is member of the Board of Polish American Fulbright Commission, and the President of the Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Brokerage Houses.
Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna granted to prof. Wierzbowski award “Golden Paragraph” for being the best attorney at law.
Previously he was a vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (from 2000 to 2004 he was the Chairman of the Board), a chairman of the Construction Law Codification Committee of the Republic of Poland, a member of the Public Procurement Board and an adviser to the Minister of Privatization, adviser to the Minister of the Treasury and to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. He was also vice-president of the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
He is an author , co-author or co-editor of several handbooks and commentaries concerning capital markets, business law and administrative procedure.