Piotr Bytnerowicz, FCIArb, is counsel in the White & Case International Arbitration Practice. He is a Polish-qualified advocate based in Warsaw with significant experience in cross-border disputes (including working at the W&C London office during a half-year secondment). For 14 years, Piotr has represented clients in a variety of disputes in the energy, construction, telecommunications, media, insurance, IT and industrial sectors. His experience includes acting as counsel in post-M&A and other transaction-related disputes, as well as serving as arbitrator in commercial and construction cases.
Piotr is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Society of Construction Law. He is listed as an arbitrator at the “Lewiatan” Court of Arbitration in Warsaw and a mediator at the International Mediation Centre (IMC). Piotr is also a member of the Working Group for Trainings of the Arbitration Commission of ICC Poland and of the ICC CEE Arbitration Group, as well as an alumnus of the ICC Advance Arbitration Academy for CEE.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe list Piotr as “Up and Coming” in the Dispute Resolution category. Piotr has also been recognized by the latest edition of the Legal 500 EMEA ranking in the Dispute Resolution category. Who’s Who Legal listed Piotr in the 2019 Arbitration Future Leaders – Non-partners ranking. In 2014 he was also honored as a „Rising Star” in the legal professionals rankings published by WoltersKluwer and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. Chambers praised Piotr for „the clarity and aptness of his conclusions and arguments,” as well as „his creativity in solving problems.”
Piotr is the author of a number of articles relating to dispute resolution and international arbitration in particular. He also frequently speaks at conferences and seminars and conducts trainings relating to international arbitration.
Piotr graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Warsaw and the British Centre for English and European Legal Studies (University of Warsaw, in association with the Centre for European Legal Studies of the Law Faculty at the University of Cambridge).