Tomasz Krzywański came third in the “Best speaker” category in the nationwide Polish Arbitration Competition organised by the Court of Arbitration at the Lewiatan Confederation (Poland’s most influential business organisation, representing the interests of employers in Poland and the European Union). It affiliates over 4,100 companies employing a total of over 1 million. It is the only Polish employers’ organisation to have its representative office in Brussels and to belong to BusinessEurope.
Furthermore, the Team with Tom in it finished in the top eight best teams. Congratulations, Tom!
The Lewiatan Arbitration Competition is a moot court type competition and enjoys popularity in Anglo Saxon countries. It involves competitions which are based on simulated court and arbitration proceedings. It is one of the biggest and most high-profile events of its kind in Poland. It has two stages: a written one (participants must prepare a statement of claim and statement of defence) and an oral one (participation in a simulated arbitration hearing), and lasts almost six months (this year’s competition was from February to June 2017).
Participants – trainee solicitors from all over Poland – play the parts of parties’ attorneys ad litem, draw up a strategy for conducting the case, prepare pleadings and represent parties during simulated hearings.