At Kubas Kos Gałkowski since

1995

tremendously active and always impressive member of the Polish arbitration community

- Who's Who Legal 2017

Languages

English, German, Russian

Experience

Attorney at law. He has extensive experience in conducting cross border litigations and group proceedings. He is the Vice-President of the Confederation Lewiatan Arbitration Court in Warsaw. He was a member of the following: the Parliamentary Justice and Human Rights Committee on Class Actions (2009); the Minister of Justice Team for the Amendment of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law (2012); the Minister of Economy’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert Team (2013); and is currently a member of the Business Law Task Force at the Ministry of Economic Development (2015). He has been recommended as a leading expert on arbitration in Who’s Who Legal, as well as on dispute resolution in Chambers and Partners and in the most prestigious Polish ranking of law firms conducted by the Rzeczpospolita daily. He is a member of the Arbitration Committee of The Polish Bar Council and The Board of Visitors of the Columbus School of Law (CUA, Washington D.C.).

Honors and Awards

    • Recommended lawyer in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2017 ranking
      Rafał Kos is a "tremendously active and always impressive member of the Polish arbitration community".

 

    • Distinction in the Rzeczpospolita Daily 2017 ranking
      Dispute Resolution & Arbitration category – recommended lawyer – 1st place

 

    • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 rankings in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
      “(…) Rafał Kos is described as a "very reputable lawyer" who acts on litigation as well as international arbitration proceedings.”

 

    • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2016 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
      “Rafał Kos has a strong track record in local and cross-border litigation. Sources say he is a "tough, intelligent and hard-working litigator." He also advises on arbitration issues.”

 

    • Recommended lawyer in Chambers Global 2015 ranking in Dispute Resolution (Poland)
      “Rafał Kos is widely regarded as an "outstanding" litigator and moves up the rankings as a result.”

 

    • Honourary Badge for Merits in the Development of the Economy of the Republic of Poland, 2015

 

    • Special diploma as an expression of gratitude by Ministry of Economy for the involvement in the Minister of Economy’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert Team’s works, 2014

 

    • Commemorative medal “Merited for Justice" as members of the Minister of Justice Team for the Amendment of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law, for the outstanding involvement in the team's works, 2014

 

Membership

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Local Cracow Bar of Advocates

Education

2016
PhD from Jagiellonian University
2010

CUA Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C. (LL.M.)

2008

legal - comparative studies, International Commercial Law, UC Davies (California)

2001
entered onto the list of attorneys, partner
1995

Master's degree: Law at the Faculty of Law of Administration at Jagiellonian University

Contact

rafal.kos@kkg.pl

+48126194097

Personal interests

alpine skiing, windsurfing, a great fan of South Africa