Michał Kocur

Michał Kocur

Michał Kocur acts as counsel and arbitrator. Michał represents clients in arbitration and litigation in a broad scope of matters. He regularly represents clients in real estate, construction and energy disputes. He has vast experience in post-M&A disputes. He has acted as an arbitrator in over 100 arbitration matters under various rules, including the ICC, VIAC and UNCITRAL, as well as the PCC rules. Michał has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as one of Poland’s top arbitration practitioners and litigation counsels.


Admitted in Poland as an adwokat (advocate)






LL.M. in International Business Law, Central European University in Budapest, 1999

Master of Law, University of Silesia in Katowice, 1998


Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Band 1 in Arbitration, Band 4 in Litigation, 11 years ranked


Secretary General of the Polish Arbitration Association

Vice chairman of the Board of Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce

Member of ICC Poland

Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association

Member of the LCIA European Users' Council


Previous professional experience

Woźniak Kocur, 2007-2014

Gide Loyrette Nouel, 2005-2006

Allen & Overy, 1999-2005


Case Management in Arbitration: A View from Poland, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 5 November 2019, more here

The Polish Arbitration Survey 2019. Case Management in Arbitration, more here

Why Civil Law Lawyers Do Not Need the Prague Rules, Prague Rules, June 2018, here and here

Arbitrate in Poland Like It’s 2016, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 23 August 2016, more here

The Polish Arbitration Survey 2016, more here

A chapter in the book ‘Retention of Title in and out of Insolvency’, Globe Law and Business, December 2015, more here

Witness Statements in Commercial Arbitration [in:] The Challenges and the Future of Commercial and Investment Arbitration. Liber Amicorum Professor Jerzy Rajski, Warsaw 2015, more here