Dr Anita Garnuszek

WKB Lawyers


Poland, European Union

Warsaw, Poland

Private international law, international arbitration, international investment arbitration, civil law and civil contracts, European law, business law, commercial law and commercial contracts, international commercial law and international commercial contracts, company law, sports law, investment projects, capital markets and stock exchange, securities, mergers and acquisitions

Polish, English

Ph.D. degree in law (University of Warsaw); a graduate of the University of Warsaw, the Hague Academy of Private International Law and the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris


1) author of a doctoral dissertation entitled "The state in international commercial arbitration".
2) A. Garnuszek, Public law in international commercial arbitration with state participation, in Problems of Private International Law, vol. 20, Katowice 2017;
3) A. Garnuszek, A. Orzel, EU proposals to reform the investor-to-State dispute settlement system - a critical analysis of selected issues addressed in the concept paper 'Investment in TTIP and beyond - the path for reform', in: Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015): Issue 2;
4) A. Garnuszek, May a State justify infringement of investors' rights by financial necessity?, in Internet Legal Review TBSP UJ, No. 3/2014 (16), Kraków 2014.
5) A. Garnuszek, Funkcjonowanie sadów polubownych w Holandii, in: Funkcjonowanie sadów polubownych w systemach prawnych wybranych panstw europejskich, ed. R. Morek, Institute of Justice, Warsaw 2018;
6) A. Garnuszek, Time limits in arbitration agreements - what can we expect if we fail to meet them?, in: First Brno Arbitration Conference 2017. Current Issues of International Commercial Arbitration, ed. K. Drlicková, S.Halla, Acta Universitatis Brunensis vol. 598, Brno 2017;
7) A. Garnuszek, The Law Applicable to the Contractual Assignment of an Arbitration Agreement, in Arbitration. The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Vol. 82, Issue 4;
8) A. Garnuszek, Amendments to Polish law on the dispute resolution system in sport, in Law. Sport. Finance. Regulacje Prawne jako Instrument Optymalizujacy Zarzadzanie Sportem, eds K. Wróbel, M. Walczak, Warsaw 2017;
9) A. Garnuszek, A. Orzel, Enforceability of Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses under Polish Law, in Arbitration Bulletin - Young Arbitration, 24/2016;
10) A. Garnuszek, Immunity Defences in Enforcement Proceedings Concerning Awards Rendered in International Commercial Arbitration Involving States and State Entities, in: Cofola International 2016. Resolution of International Disputes Public Law in the Context of Immigration Crisis. Conference Proceedings, ed. K. Drlicková, Acta Universitatis Brunensis Vol. 562, Brno 2016;
11) A. Garnuszek, How may a state evade enforcement of arbitral awards? - The notion of enforcement immunity, in Quo Vadis Arbitration/ Quo Vadis Arbitration?, eds A. Garnuszek, L. Mazur, A. Orzel, Warsaw 2013;
12) A. Garnuszek, State regulatory activity and indirect expropriation under international investment law, in Current Development Trends in Investment Law, eds K. Pajka, N. Rysz, Krakow 2013;
13) A. Garnuszek, Does denial of benefits clause contained in the Energy Charter Treaty undermine safety on the energy market?, in European Model United Nations 2013, ed. W. Giemza, Warsaw 2013;
14) A. Garnuszek, L. Mazur, A. Surma eds, International disputes - a challenge for the modern world? International disputes - a challenge for the contemporary world?, Warsaw 2013;
15) A. Garnuszek, The principle of proportionality and its application by the ECtHR - selected issues, in Role of tribunals and doctrine in international law, eds A. Garnuszek, P. Sosnowski, Warsaw 2011.


I am an advocate and Managing Associate at WKB Lawyers, located in Warsaw. I also hold a Ph.D. degree in law. Recognized in the Legal 500 EMEA ranking for Dispute Resolution. I've also been honored as a laureate in the 'Rising Stars - Lawyers Leaders of Tomorrow' competition by Wolters Kluwer Polska.

My practice primarily involves representing clients in commercial disputes across various courts, including the Polish Supreme Court, alongside handling investment, commercial, and sports arbitrations. My expertise lies in disputes with international implications, corporate disputes, issues related to the execution of investment agreements and projects, and post-M&A disputes.

Furthermore, I am a recommended arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and at the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration.

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