I am a lawyer, both practitioner and academic researcher, specialized in EU and Polish public procurement law and legal aspects of carrying out development policy.
I understand the law as a tool for pursuing various interests,
determined by stakeholders’ goals, needs or values. I also understand the role
of public procurement law in the same way - its function is not only to ensure
fair competition, but above all to enable contracting authorities to achieve
their economic, social or environmental goals.
If you find my point of view interesting, would like to discuss or commence cooperation please do not hesitate to contact me.
As a researcher, I am focused primarily on the concept of strategic use of public procurement, as a tool for carrying out sustainable development policy. I believe that in legal academic research it is very important to use a comparative method and to analyze solutions or particular regulations applicable in various legal systems and traditions. I really appreciate that in recent years I have had a chance to conduct my research projects in leading foreign research centers, including Paris, Oxford and Heidelberg.
I have discussed the results of my research through participation in numerous conferences and research stays, including:
2020 I successfully defended my doctoral thesis "The contracting
authority’s interest in Polish public procurement law" with distinction
and obtained my PhD degree, at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
In 2021 my PhD dissertation has been granted the 2nd award in the competition for the best PhD and master thesis on commercial and economic legislation, organised by Polish Economic Publishers and the Journal of Business Law.
I have extensive experience as a lecturer, gained at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) as well, where I conducted numerous lectures with students including seminars on:
I concur with the great Polish jurist - M. Allerhand (1868-1942) - that the "legal theory without practice is counterproductive and practice without theory is worthless". Therefore, parallel to my academic research I also develop my professional activity, by advising both economic operators and contracting authorities operating in the Polish public procurement market at all stages of the purchasing process.
Due to my academic interests, I especially appreciate the experience in creating unique models and purchasing procedures, which I have had the opportunity to create for contracting authorities with a leading position and importance in the public procurement system in Poland. I also appreciate the experience gained in connection with the implementation of projects of strategic importance, such as investments in energy sector, or in the field of electromobility.
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In March 2021 I started my activity on youtube. On my channel I publish videos about economic law and its role in the contemporary economy.
My videos are generally in Polish, but I hope to interest also English-speaking users of YouTube in the Polish perspective on contemporary economic law issues.
I hope you enjoy my videos ;)
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