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 law and procedure or international arbitration is also widely recognized.
Prof. Wierzbowski as an attorney has led teams of lawyers acting on a wide range of major transactions including sale of shares of Pekao S.A. and PKN Orlen S.A. and, more recently, the sale of Tauron S.A ., as well as a number of public offerings of securities. 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.
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.
He is professor ordinarius at Warsaw University School of Law; former vice-chancellor of Warsaw University. Currently at the Warsaw University he chairs the Scientific Board of the Institute of Legal ande Administrative Sciences and Program Council of the Research Center on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology. He teaches Business Law and Administrative Procedure. He has taught as a visiting professor at several American schools of law.
Marek Wierzbowski is a member of the Council of European Law Institute (ELI), chairs the Polish ELI Hub, , 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.
From 1994 till 2016 he was sitting on the Supervisory Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (as a vice-chairman, from 2000 to 2004 he was the Chairman of the Board). Also he was 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. Till March 2019 he was a member of the Board of Polish American Fulbright Commission.
He is an author , co-author or co-editor of several handbooks and commentaries concerning capital markets, business law and administrative procedure.