Our team

Tomasz Nadratowski
attorney at law | partner
t.nadratowski@mar-law.pl
Education
University of Gdańsk
Law and Administration

University of Antwerp
International and European Law

University of Southampton
L.L.M - Marine insurance law, international Maritime trade, maritime transport

Admitted to the Bar in 2011
Experiance
Arbitrator and the Deputy President of the Presiding Council of the International Court of Arbitration In the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce in Gdynia

Founder and member
Polish Maritime Law Association

Participation in the work of the Codification Commission of Maritime Law in marine insurance

Member of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Tomasz Nadratowski graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk in 2005 and completed the International and European Legal Studies Programme on the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp, including maritime and transport law.

In 2007 he obtained an LLM degree at University of Southampton School of Law in marine insurance, international trade, carriage of goods by sea. Since then he has been working with the leading maritime lawyers in Poland.

Tomasz has been called to the Bar in 2011 and specializes in marine insurance, international trade, carriage of goods by sea, admiralty and ship construction and finance. He has extensive experience in tax proceedings and for many years he has represented clients in disputes with fiscal authorities.

He is an arbitrator and the Deputy President of the Presiding Council of the International Court of Arbitration in Gdynia at Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce and has taken appointments in ad hoc maritime arbitrations. Tomasz is the Founding Member of the Polish Maritime Law Association, active in several of its working groups engaged in legal research for the CMI.

He also has been invited by the Polish Maritime Law Codification Commission to the working group on marine insurance and has taken appointment in ad hoc maritime arbitration.

He is a member of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Michał Rzeszewicz
attorney at law | partner
m.rzeszewicz@mar-law.pl
Education
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Admitted to the Bar in 1978
Experiance
Chief of the Legal Department of Polish Ocean Lines

Maritime arbitrator at the International Court of Arbitration for Marine and Inland Navigation (IMAC)

Arbitrator and the Deputy President of the Presiding Council of the International Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce in Gdynia

Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Cotton Chamber in Gdynia

Member and the Chairman of the Polish Maritime Law Association

Member of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Legal adviser to the Polish government delegations at international conferences on maritime and transport law

Vice Chairman of the Maritime Law Commission

Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway

Michał has 50 years’ specialist expertise in maritime law. After graduating from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń he was an in-house lawyer in the Polish Ocean Lines (PLO). After admission to the Bar he worked in the PLO’s Legal Department, and between 1980 and 1994 he was its Vice Chief and Chief. His work for the PLO involved various aspects of maritime law including charters, marine insurance, P&I insurance, cargo claims, liabilities in respect of crew, taxation and social security of seafarers, collisions at sea and liability for damage caused by ships. In 1994-1999 Michał was a Managing Partner of the Maritime Law Bureau and in 2000 he has opened a law firm in Gdynia specialising in maritime law.

From 1982 until 2004 Michał was a maritime arbitrator at the International Court of Arbitration for Marine and Inland Navigation (IMAC). He was also the arbitrator and the Deputy President of the Presiding Council of the International Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce in Gdynia and the Court of Arbitration at the Cotton Chamber in Gdynia. He has also taken appointments as sole arbitrator. Michał was the Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Polish Maritime Law Association. Since 2006 Michał has been the member of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Between 1980 – 1998 he was a legal adviser to the Polish government delegations at international conferences on maritime and transport law organized by CMI, IMO and UNCTAD. In 1987 – 1999 has was a member of the Maritime Law Commission and from 2006 he has been nominated a member and the Vice Chairman of the Maritime Law Commission for three consecutive terms of office, including the third terms of office since 2015. From 2005 until 2019 Michał was the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway and ran the Maritime Consulate in Gdynia.

Radosław Stefaniak
attorney at law
Education
University of Gdansk – Law and Administration Faculty

Admitted to the Bar in 2018
Experiance
Member of the Polish Maritime Law Association

Secretary – Polish Shipping Companies Association

Radoslaw Stefaniak graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk (master’s thesis: realization of claims from maritime hypothecation).

In 2018 Radosław was called to the Bar. He specializes in taxation and social security of seafarers, avoidance of double – taxation agreements, ship management, law on the legal status of aliens, corporate law and data protection law. Radosław is the Secretary of The Polish Shipping Companies Association (formerly Polish Ship Managers’ Association) and a Member of the Polish Maritime Law Association.