Ludwik Żukowski

Ludwik Żukowski

Of counsel
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sports law practice, business transactions, copyright law, personal data protection


Leads GESSEL’s sports law practice, also specialises in business transactions, copyright law, and in personal data protection.

Advised on the various legal aspects of shopping centre, residential, and tourism developments; drafted a number of contract templates concerning copyright law (particularly contracts between press publishers and audio-visual producers on the one hand and authors and distributors on the other) which have established themselves as standards in this field of practice. Advises on management of legally protected personal interests and finances of sports professionals, especially in their dealings with sports clubs and federations.

Since 1990, operated his own law firm specialising in investments and in intellectual property and personal data protection. Lectured on company law to trainee lawyers, and continues to be an active speaker on sports law and on copyright law; regularly joins international seminars, training sessions, and seminars.

Between 2000 and 2006, served as President of SKILEX International. Disposes of over 15 years’ experience in the Olympic movement, among other capacities as counsel to the committee propagating Zakopane as an Olympic candidate city for 2006 and as a member of the State Sports Investments Council affiliated with the Office for Physical Fitness and Sports (1994-2002). As of 2006, serves as an arbitrator with the sports arbitration tribunal affiliated with the Polish Olympic Committee and with the LEWIATAN Arbitration Court.

A founder of the Press Publishers Chamber and of the Press Distribution Control Union, also serves on the latter’s amicable tribunal since its establishment in 1994. In 2015, appointed for another period in office as an arbitrator with the Copyright Commission affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Served as president of the Supervisory Boards of Polska Grupa INTERIM (publishers of the Twój Styl and Elle women’s magazines), ARNO-EKO S.A., and SUN RESORT; also sat on the Supervisory Boards of ORBIS S.A., Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe (WAiF), PH Majewicz, and VOTUM.

His professional interest in sports law is combined with a passion for skiing, also as a recognised contributor to organisation and propagation of this sport.


  • A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw