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Łukasz Gembiś

Senior Associate, K&L Gates Jamka
+48.22.653.4280
Fax +48.22.653.4250

Łukasz Gembiś is an advocate working as a senior associate in the dispute resolution practice. His practice focuses on civil law disputes (commercial contracts and liability for damages), construction (including FIDIC contracts), and corporate law (corporate disputes) before the common and arbitration courts. He advises clients on the contracts’ execution stage, as well as criminal proceedings, representing clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, acting both as a defender and as a proxy of auxiliary prosecutors.


His practice also includes legal advisory in the field of construction law, infrastructure projects and public procurement, including representation of clients before the National Appeals Chamber.




Senior Associate with K&L Gates Jamka Spółka Komandytowa (“K&L Gates Jamka”).  K&L Gates Jamka has entered into a cooperative arrangement with K&L Gates LLP.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Łukasz Gembiś gained experience at international and Polish law firms in Warsaw. During law school, he was an intern in two most recognized arbitration courts in Poland. For a few months following graduation he was foreign lawyer at the international law firm based in Detroit.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Course of the basic law conducted in the V High School in Warsaw
  • Co-mediator, The Centre for Dispute and Conflict Resolution at the University of Warsaw
  • Scholar, Think Paga! Academy of Analysis and Media, Leslaw A. Paga Foundation
  • Volunteer, The Law Advice Centre at the University of Warsaw (International Law Section)
  • Member of Young ICCA
  • Ambassador of the Arbitration Academy in Paris

Additional Information

  • ICC Arbitration and ADR Training Programme at Jagiellonian University, 2016
  • International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris, 2013
  • International Business and Trade Summer Law Program, The Catholic University
    of America, 2012
  • Centre for American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw, 2012
Litigation and Arbitration - Construction Disputes
  • Member of the team representing the Chinese-Polish consortium of construction companies in court proceedings, negotiations and settlement with the investor State Treasury - General Director of National Roads and Motorways arising from performance of an agreement for the design and construction of A and C sections of A2 Motorway in the “Design - Build” system based on the FIDIC model of 1999 (value of claims over PLN 500 million) and in numerous disputes with subcontractors.
  • Member of the teams representing construction companies in disputes concerning FIDIC contracts.
  • Member of the team representing a developer in court proceedings against a Polish construction company in connection with the settlement of an improperly performed construction contract.
  • Member of the team representing a Portuguese construction company in court proceedings with consortium members related to claims after the completion of a public procurement contract for A1 Motorway.
  • Member of the team advising a French telecommunication company on a high-speed internet investment in two voivodships.
  • Member of the team representing the Polish-German consortium of construction companies in negotiations and court proceedings with a public investor arising from performance of four contracts for the modernization of railway crossings in the "Design and build" system based on the FIDIC (value of claims over PLN 50 million).
  • Member of the team representing an American manufacturer of aircraft and helicopters in litigation arising out of a construction contract regarding a new aerial hangar (improper performance of a construction contract).
  • Legal advisory for a Polish construction company performing numerous road and rail projects in Poland - including drafting of contracts and pre-trial documents, participation in negotiations with subcontractors.
Litigation and Arbitration - Commercial disputes
  • Member of the team representing a Polish rail carrier in court proceedings against a leading rail infrastructure administrator in Poland over the collision of two trains carrying hazardous, high-risk cargo resulting in damage to rail infrastructure and the environment (value of claims over PLN 20 million).
  • Member of the team representing the Polish private rail carrier in various proceedings, including advisory in settlements with the insurer and railway infrastructure administrator, in connection with the collision of a freight train with a passenger train (value of claims over PLN 25 million).
  • Member of the team representing an American defense company in court proceedings related to a multi-billion dollar helicopter tender for the Polish Army.
  • Member of the team advising a Canadian mechanical production company on potential civil and criminal liability related to the accident in the factory of the worlds top tire producer.
  • Member of the team representing minority shareholders in a dispute with majority shareholders.
  • Member of the team representing lessees in disputes with shopping malls before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
  • Advised and assisted major international corporations on the purchase of Polish enterprises.
  • Member of the team representing a Polish company in court proceedings (including court and enforcement proceedings) regarding the failure to pay back a multi-million loan.
  • Member of the team representing the British investment fund in a dispute with the insurer regarding the refusal to pay damages for a fire in a building in the center of Łódź.
  • Member of the team representing a Polish wind farm company in court proceedings regarding establishment of transmission easement for wind farms.
  • Member of the team representing a consortium of Polish companies in a dispute regarding the supply of medical equipment worth approximately PLN 10 million to Polish military units.
Criminal Law
  • Representation of clients in criminal matters, including an injured party in cases involving economic fraud conducted via the banking system.
  • Member of the team representing a Polish construction company from the energy and oil and gas sectors in criminal proceedings and advising in internal proceedings regarding alleged bribery offered in connection with one of the largest energy investments in Poland.
  • Member of the team advising in internal proceedings and representing in criminal proceedings against former members of the management board of a global mining company regarding alleged bribes.
  • Member of the team representing a Polish rail carrier as a proxy of auxiliary prosecutor in criminal proceedings regarding collision of two trains carrying hazardous, high-risk cargo resulting in damage to rail infrastructure and the environment in Białystok.
  • Representation of a Polish entrepreneur from the construction sector in criminal proceedings regarding corruption charges related to the construction of a sewage treatment plant in Warsaw.
Public Procurement Law
  • Member of the team advising and representing before the National Appeals Chamber of the American defense company in the proceedings for the award of a contract for the supply of two helicopters to the Police.
  • Member of the team advising and representing before the National Appeals Chamber of the construction company from Czech Republic in the procurement proceedings for "Design and construction of traffic control and signaling devices and devices of the railway telecommunications network on the Słonice - Szczecin Dąbie section (LCS Stargard) as part of the CEF project" Works on the line railway E59 on the section Poznań Główny - Szczecin Dąbie".
  • Member of the team advising and representing before the National Appeals Chamber of the Chinese construction company in the procurement proceedings for "Design and construction of the Thermal Waste Transformation Installation at the Department of Municipal Solid Waste Treatment (ZUSOK) in Warsaw".
  • Member of the team advising and representing before the National Appeals Chamber of the Chinese construction company in the procurement proceedings for "Design and construction of the second metro line in Warsaw - III Stage of the western section - from the route behind the C04" Powstańców Śląskich "station to the Technical and Parking Station (STP)" Mory”.
Other experience
  • Member of the team advising an international company on establishing currency exchange business in Poland.
  • Member of the team representing a manufacturer of dietary supplements in the proceedings before the Chief Sanitary Inspector in connection with the non-compliance with the requirements for the composition and notification of dietary supplements.
  • Member of the team advising an international tobacco company regarding labeling of tobacco products in Poland.
  • Member of the team advising an international group operating in the energy sector regarding contracts for the carriage of solid fuels.
  • Advising on the preparation of model lease agreements for photovoltaic panels for a Lithuanian company from the RES sector.