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He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University (Master’s degree, 1996; Doctorate in Law, 2001), the Warsaw School of Economics (B.A. in International Trade, 1994) and the British Centre for English and European Legal Studies at Warsaw University and Cambridge University (1995, Certificate with distinction). He has been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg and at Paris II University, Panthéon-Assas (Boursier du Gouvernement Français).Practise areas:
He joined SK&S in 1996 and has been a partner in the firm since 2007, coordinating the firm’s banking law and financial regulation practice. He is admitted to practice as an advocate. Dr Olechowski specializes in civil law, commercial law, banking and financial law and regulation, international business transactions and international arbitration. He advises clients on complex bank and financial regulatory matters (including acquisitions of qualifying holdings, cross-border provision of financial services, passporting and outsourcing) and represents them in proceedings in front of the Polish financial markets regulator. His transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He has also represented clients in a number of high stakes international commercial and investment arbitrations under Vienna, LCIA, UNICITRAL and ICC Rules, as well as in proceedings in the Court of First Instance of the European Communities. He is on the roster of arbitrators of the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce. He combines his professional career at SK&S with academic work at Warsaw University. He is a member of the Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française (General Secretary of the Polish Group in 2002-2004), Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the Association Européenne de Droit Bancaire et Financier (AEBDF), and the Polish Arbitration Association.