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Wojciech Popiołek

Independent Member of Supervisory Board

Born on April, 1st 1951 in Kraków. Graduated in 1972 from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Employed there, from 1972 until now, successively as an assistant, assistant professor, professor (since 1990). Doctorate and habilitation in private international law. He received the title of professor in 2010.

Professor at the University of Silesia in Katowice in the Department of Civil Law and Private International Law, from 1.10.2006 to October 2019. - Head of the Department. Full professor/professor since 2014. Conducts lectures, conservatory classes and seminars on civil law, international commercial law, private international law and corporate law (University of Silesia, University of Warsaw, Warsaw School of Economics).

Supervisor of young academics (more than a dozen doctorates under his guidance, reviews in more than a dozen habilitation and more than 30 doctoral dissertations, reviews in more than a dozen proceedings for the title of professor). Until the end of 2020 Member of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, Section I - Humanities and Social Sciences.

Participation in dozens of national and foreign conferences and seminars on civil law, company law, international commercial law, foreign investment.

Member of the Program Boards of "Rejent", "Problems of Private International Law", "Commercial Law Review", "Review of Economic Legislation".

Author of more than one hundred and fifty scientific publications, including participation in the System of Private Law, the System of Commercial Law, the C.H. Beck Commentaries to the Civil Code and the Code of Commercial Companies.

Arbitrator of, among others, the Arbitration Court at the National Chamber of Commerce (member of the Arbitration Council) and the Arbitration Court at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan. Registered on the national list of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Member of Association Henri Capitant, member of the Association of European Law, Polish Association of Private International Law, member of the Committee of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences Branch in Katowice, member of the Silesian Branch of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the Committee of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (2007 - 2011), member of the Governing Board of UNIDROIT from 2013 - 2018; member of the former Commission for the Codification of Civil Law.

Legal councel since 1998 (District Chamber of Legal Councels in Katowice). Partner in the law office ADP Popiołek, Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni, sp.p. based in Katowice.