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Bartosz Merczynski



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Bartosz Merczynski



Bartosz Merczyński, Ph.D., heads the Warsaw Banking Litigation and Insolvency practice. He is an attorney-at-law with over 14 years of professional experience and has been with the firm since 2005. Bartosz specialises in representing global financial institutions in range of complex financial and regulatory disputes.

He frequently acts for banks in mis-selling and professional negligence litigation. He regularly represents clients in high value credit insurance disputes. He also has particularly broad experience acting for financial creditors in insolvency proceedings and recovery litigation, including disputed security and enforcement. He has represented clients in landmark cases before courts of all instances as well as the Polish Supreme Court.

Bartosz has a strong banking and finance background as he gained a wealth of unique industry expertise working in the firm’s banking department. This allows him to operate as a litigator with a clear understanding of the underlying financial transactions and products.

Bartosz graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw in 2002 and did his doctoral studies at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he obtained a Ph.D. in international civil and insolvency law in 2010. Bartosz has authored several publications and conducts seminars for financial institutions.

News & insights

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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view of Berlin - new coalition agreement

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

(Niekoniecznie) intuicyjne wskazówki dla firm tracących płynność

Bazując na naszej 15 letniej praktyce w obsłudze największych procesów restrukturyzacyjnych, przygotowaliśmy dla Państwa 12 wskazówek o tym, jak mądrze zarządzać ryzykiem utraty płynności i jak…

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Warsaw podcast: Covid-19 coronavirus: court restructuring

Bartosz Merczynski, partner, Head of In-court Restructuring and Insolvency, represents creditors in high value recovery litigation, restructuring and insolvency proceedings as well as…

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Qualified as a licensed restructuring adviser, 2015

Admitted as an attorney-at-law, the Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 2010

Qualified as a bankruptcy receiver and trustee, 2004


PhD in cross-border civil procedure and insolvency law, Institute of Law at the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010

Post-graduate studies in Bankruptcy Law and Debt Restructuring, European High School of Law and Administration in Warsaw, 2004

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 2002


Awards & accolades

Leading Individual

Legal 500, 2021 (Restructuring and Insolvency)