Senior Fellow – Poland
Katarzyna Przyluska-Ciszewska is a Polish lawyer, mediator, international dispute resolution specialist, and neutral evaluator. She specializes in complex commercial, construction, and property related cases.
About Katarzyna Przyluska-Ciszewska
Katarzyna Przyluska-Ciszewska is a Polish lawyer, mediator, international dispute resolution specialist, and neutral evaluator. She specializes in complex commercial, construction, and property related cases in addition to cross-cultural disputes. She began training at the School for Judges and was then trained as an attorney-at-law and called to the Warsaw Bar in 2004. Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska speaks Polish, English and Italian, and has practiced mediation in Poland since 2005 and in the United Kingdom since 2011.
Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska graduated from the University of Warsaw, Faculte International pour l’Ensignement du Droit Compare, in Strasbourg in 1997, and was a scholar of the Stefan Batory Foundation, a postgraduate study in Bologna University School of Law, in 1998.
In 2013, Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska participated in a training with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) to prepare for her certification as an international mediator. She is a mediator listed by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In 2019, she established a Foundation for Wellness and Mindfulness in Mediation, and became a certified Warrior One trainer in Mindfulness for Lawyers. Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska serves as a President of the European Chapter for the Mindfulness in Law Society.
Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska has served as a mediator in Poland since 2005, and in the United Kingdom since 2011. She specializes in complex commercial, construction, and property related cases in addition to cross-cultural disputes. As a court-appointed mediator, she has worked in cooperation with a number of different courts in Poland. In February 2020, she joined the Global Mediation Unit of the Ombudsman Office for United Nations Funds and Programmes as well as CEDR’s Platform-to-Business Mediation Panel. Currently, she is a specialist in the first consumer online banking mediation scheme in the Mediation Center by the Financial Supervision Commission in Poland.
Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska established her law office in 2003. She is an active litigator supporting both domestic and foreign clients through alternative methods of dispute resolution and dispute prevention programming. Her legal practice consists of:
- Litigating and arbitrating for both the private and public sectors
- Assisting in complex investment work, the acquisition of Polish companies, and in the building of franchising models of cooperation between local and foreign companies
- Counseling for construction and foreign infrastructure companies as well as multinational energy corporations
Since 2009, Ms. Przyluska-Ciszewska has been involved in various activities for the Polish National Bar Council, including acting as an Inspector for the Supreme Bar Council, the Deputy Disciplinary Commission for the Warsaw Bar Association and as Past Chairman for the Young Advocacy Training Commission. Currently, she is a President of the Mediation and Arbitration Section of the Warsaw Bar Association.