Filip Balcerzak, LL.M., Ph.D., partner at SSW Pragmatic Solutions Law Firm, attorney at law is admitted to the bar in two jurisdictions: Poland (adwokat) and Spain (abogado). He specializes in commercial dispute resolution at both national and international levels.
He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration (Poland), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (China) and Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (Turkey). In addition, he is included in the European Commission’s list of individuals eligible for appointment as arbitrators and trade and sustainable development experts in bilateral disputes under trade agreements between the European Union and third countries.
Filip effectively combines professional and academic activities. He completed his LL.M. studies at the University of Ottawa, specializing in International Trade and Foreign Investment Law. Subsequently he was granted a Ph.D. in public international law by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Ph.D. dissertation title: “Investor state arbitration and human rights”, written in English, subsequently published as a monograph by Brill). Currently he is an Associate Professor (Research) at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where he finalizes his research project concerning international investment arbitration in the renewable energy sector. A monograph “Renewable Energy arbitrations – Quo Vadis? Implications of the Spanish Saga for international investment law” is expected to be published soon.