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Michal Gajdus

Counsel

Warsaw

Gajdus Michal
Michal Gajdus

Counsel

Warsaw

Michał specialises in commercial and IP litigation.

He has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes before the internarional courts and arbitration tribunals, as well as before domestic courts and regulatory bodies. Michał focuses primarily on patent and unfair competition litigatin; he represented clients in a number of landmark patent cases that shaped Polish life sciences market. He works primarily for major companies from the pharmaceutical, media and energy sectors.

Experience highlights

Office

Warsaw

Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k.
Grzybowska 56
Warsaw
00-844

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as an Advocate (Poland), 2017

Academic

MA, the Law Faculty of the University of Warsaw, 2013

BA, International Commercial Relations, the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw, 2011

Ph.D in Law, the Law Faculty of the University of Warsaw, in progress

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • a leading pharmaceutical company in the proceedings involving defence of a patent against infringement by three pharmaceutical companies which simultaneously offered and marketed products with virtually identical compositions compared to the product protected by the patent
  • a leading international telecom operator in an unfair competition dispute with its competitor
  • a leading gas and oil company in a patent infringement dispute involving one of the highest-ever damage claims in the CEE region
  • an international bank in a real estate dispute with the state
  • an international life sciences company in a regulatory dispute with the national medicines agency
  • one of the leading international pharmaceutical companies in cross-jurisdiction patent infringement dispute concerning an experimental medicinal device
  • one of the largest Polish insurance companies in several protection of reputation disputes with media
  • an international pharmaceutical innovative company in an unfair competition dispute concerning marketing and advertisement of its products

Pro bono

  • Michał demonstrates an outstanding involvement in pro bono activities. He represents Polish judges in a total number of 58 on-going court proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Supreme Administrative Court, the general courts and before the so-called “Disciplinary Chamber”. He was also involved in representing detained women protesting against abortion ban in Poland in 2020.

Recognition

Awards & accolades

PBCI Award

Access to Justice, 2021