Kochański & Partners honoured for its support for the development of mediation in Poland.

2Kochański & Partners Business Law Firm has been honoured by Centrum Mediacji Lewiatan (Lewiatan Mediation Centre) and Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju (Civic Development Forum) for its support for the development of mediation in Poland, in particular for its firm “YES” to court-referred mediation in the Commercial Mediation Year 2015.

On 28 October 2015, at a conference under the theme “Mediation as a New Category in Legal Practice”, Piotr Kochański and Tobiasz Szychowski, attorneys at law, received the award granted to our law firm.

“Kochański & Partners agrees to court mediation because it is beneficial to our clients – we believe in our professional ethos and that’s why we focus on our clients’ needs and interests. If based on our legal analysis and our assessment of evidence and the potential outcome of the proceedings in a given case we conclude that a settlement without a trial is in the client’s best interests, and the client has approved such solution, then this is what we aim at. Clients must be aware that is it possible to use mediation to resolve disputes, so, where appropriate, we educate our clients, explain the nature and benefits of mediation to them, try to make them aware of all tools that can be used in the resolution of their disputes.”, said Piotr Kochański.

Kochanski & Partners dyplom uznania 2015 jpgCentrum Mediacji Lewiatan at Konfederacja Lewiatan (currently operating under the name Mazowieckie Centrum Arbitrażu i Mediacji [Masovian Arbitration and Mediation Centre] at Konfederacja Lewiatan), is an institution promoting state-of-the-art, amicable resolution of commercial disputes.

The Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju Foundation was established in March 2007 by Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, its sole founder. The objective of Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju is to change the Poles’ attitudes and the existing and planned laws in a libertarian direction. The main activities of FOR are: encouraging active citizenship and information and education activity.

The conference was organised under the auspices of: the Commercial Mediation Centre at the National Chamber of Legal Advisors, the Mediation Centre at the Polish Bar Council, the American Chamber of Commerce and the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Warsaw. Rzeczpospolita was the media partner of the conference.