The conference “ Arbitration Diagnosis. Operation of Arbitration Law and Postulated Directions of Change ”, organised by the Arbitration Court of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, was held on 18 September 2014 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

The event, bringing together the entire Polish arbitration community, had the aim of discussing the current legal environment for arbitration in Poland in order to provide a basis for debating desirable changes which might render Polish arbitration law more competitive in juxtaposition with other legal systems around the world. This exchange of views and formulation of legislative proposals shall be summarised and set out in a white paper which will then be presented to the competent Polish authorities.

The conference also marked the launch of “Arbitration Diagnosis”, a publication edited by Dr Gessel which analyses Polish arbitration law and sets out proposals as to how it might be streamlined in practice.

The conference was organised under the honorary patronage of the Minister of the Economy and the Minister of Justice, with the Internet Domains Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of IT and Telecoms, the Allerhand Institute, the Civic Development Forum, the Arbitration Court of the Consulting Engineers and Experts Association, the Iustitia Association of Polish Judges, ICC Poland, the Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce in Nowy Tomyśl, and the Arbitration Court of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice as partners and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, the Leon Koźmiński Academy, Jagiellonian University, Silesian University, Adam Mickiewicz University, the University of Warsaw, and the University of Wrocław as academic partners.

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