Krzysztof Sajchta is an advocate admitted to practice in Poland and a partner in the dispute resolution department of Rymarz Zdort.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2009 and qualified as an advocate in 2013. Prior to joining Rymarz Zdort, formerly known as Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k., in 2011, he worked in Polish law firms in Poznan and Warsaw.
Krzysztof specialises in international arbitration, civil and commercial disputes, regulatory disputes, and criminal law matters. Krzysztof advises companies from various sectors, including energy, oil & gas, transport, real estate, banking, financial services, technology & communications, consumer goods, food and pharmaceuticals.
His experience in international arbitration proceedings includes advising an oil & gas company in two arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules related to the revision of the contract price for gas supplied under a long-term contract, as well as a Polish EPC company in an arbitration before the Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) related to a dispute between the investor and the contractor in connection with the performance of a construction contract. He has also advised clients in state-investor arbitral disputes under bilateral investment treaties.
He has advised a multitude of clients in civil law and commercial disputes. His experience in this regard includes representing: Polish construction companies in a dispute with the State Treasury and certain subcontractors of such construction companies in connection with the construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw; an investor in connection with financial and timeline-related claims made by parties to a construction contract connected with an investment project involving the construction of the LNG regasification terminal in Swinoujscie; a Polish EPC company in connection with the financial claims of a subcontractor related to an investment project carried out under a contract for the construction of a 910 MW power unit in Jaworzno; multiple clients in corporate disputes aimed at challenging resolutions of meetings of shareholders and in disputes relating to the liability of the members of the governing bodies of companies; and multiple clients in civil disputes regarding the infringement of personal rights, including a precedential case regarding the infringement of the personal rights of an entity by the Supreme Audit Office (NIK).
His administrative proceeding and regulatory dispute experience includes representing clients in proceedings before: the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) and subsequent proceedings before administrative courts; the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) and subsequent appeal proceedings before courts concerning pecuniary penalties imposed by the UOKiK; building control officers; and the General Inspector of Financial Information.
Krzysztof’s experience in criminal cases covers high-profile white-collar crime cases, in which he acted both on behalf of the injured parties and those charged or accused of committing criminal offenses, including in relation to stock market offences, insider trading and market abuse.