Biography

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Arkadiusz Radwan — Doctor habil. of Law, Allerhand Institute President, professor at University of Social Sciences in Łódź, Centrum C-Law.org Director, Attorney-at-Law, of counsel at Kubas Kos Gałkowski. Previously, research associate at the Kraków University of Economics, University of Hamburg, New York University, and Jagiellonian University. Study or research stays among others in: Bonn, Cologne, Ghent, Kiel, and Munich. Guest lecturer or visiting professor at the universities in: Rome, Cluj, St. Pölten, Kaunas, Chongqing, Ternopil, and Lviv. CECL Advisory Board member. European Company Law (Kluwer Law International) Editorial Board member. European Parliament’s company law expert from 2010 through 2014 and again from 2016. In 2013, Member of a working group that elaborated a draft proposal for a European SUP-Directive (Societas Unius Personae – single-member company). In 2014, appointed by the European Commission to ICLEG with a mandate to work on the company law reform in the EU. In 2014, head of a team working on a study project dedicated to the Europeanization of Ukrainian company law. From 2013-2015 member of the ministerial Expert Group for the Amicable Settlement of Commercial Disputes, as of 2015 member of the Expert Group on Economic Law, as of 2016 member of the Expert Group on Simple Joint-Stock Company. As of 2016, Leader of a team appointed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education to elaborate a reform of Polish science and higher education. Listed by “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” among Poland’s 50 most influential lawyers (twice: in 2013 and in 2015). More at ArkadiuszRadwan.pl

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Arkadiusz Radwan – Doctor habil. of Law (Jagiellonian University), magister legum – LLM (FSU Jena), President of the Kraków-based ALLERHAND INSTITUTE of Advanced Legal Studies, professor at University of Social Sciences in Łódź, member of Advisory Board of Center for European Company Law (CECL), member of the Editorial Board of European Company Law (Kluwer Law International), founding Director of Centrum C-Law.org, Attorney-at-Law (adwokat) admitted to the Bar in Poland and affiliated with Kubas Kos Gałkowski. Guest lecturer or visiting professor at various foreign universities, including: Rome (LUISS), Cluj (UBB), Kaunas (VMU). Chongqing (SWUPL), St. Pölten (FHH), Ternopil (ТНЕУ), Lvov (ЛНУІФ). Previously a research associate at the Kraków University of Economics, University of Hamburg, New York University, and Jagiellonian University. Study or research stays among others in: Bonn, Cologne, Ghent, Kiel, and Munich. Frequent speaker at international conferences and public hearings representing Poland in debates, expert groups, studies and consultations related to company law and corporate governance. European Parliament’s company law expert from 2010 through 2014 and again from 2016. In 2013, Member of a working group that elaborated a draft proposal for a European SUP-Directive (Societas Unius Personae – single-member company). In 2014 appointed by the European Commission to ICLEG with a mandate to work on the company law reform in EU. 2013-2015 member of the ministerial Expert Group for Amicable Settlement of Commercial Disputes, as of 2015 member of the Expert Group on Economic Law, as of 2016 member of the Expert Group on Simple Joint-Stock Company. As of 2016 Leader of ateam appointed by Poland’s Minister of Science and Higher Education to elaborate a reform of Polish academia. Personally and institutionally involved in the law reform process in transitional economies (Ukraine and Moldova). In 2014, team leader of a study project commissioned by the EU Delegation in Kiev to assess the approximation level of Ukrainian company law to EU standards and practices – an undertaking to provide recommendations on company law reform in Ukraine. “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”, a leading Polish business daily, included Arkadiusz Radwan on their list of “50 Most Influential Lawyers in Poland” (ranked 24th in the 2013 edition, and 40th in the 2015 edition). The ranking features leaders and change-makers from: the government, judiciary, policy-making, academia, bar, legal services, and civic society. More at ArkadiuszRadwan.pl

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Dr hab. Arkadiusz Radwan is engaged in scientific research, academic teaching, legal counselling, civic activism, organizational management, and freelance journalism.

Arkadiusz Radwan graduated from Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Master of Law) and from the University of Jena (LLM in German and European Law). He holds a Habilitation (postdoctoral professorship qualification) and Doctoral Degree in Law from Jagiellonian University. He also received additional graduate and postgraduate training and obtained a number of certificates including: Diploma of German Law Program by the Universities of Heidelberg, Mainz and Kraków, Diploma in Business Administration and Management from Jagiellonian University, Certificate in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution from the Copenhagen Business School. He has also completed certified executive education courses at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Arkadiusz Radwan is the Founder and President of the Krakow-based Allerhand Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He serves as an Advisory Board member of Center for European Company Law (CECL with seat in Leiden, Netherlands), a number of European universities and research institutions. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Centrum C-Law.org, an international network of legal scholars, economists and practicing lawyers from Central and Eastern Europe. Arkadiusz Radwan is an Editorial Board member of the bi-monthly international law journal European Company Law (by Kluwer Law International), and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of an interdisciplinary law journal in Poland (HUK – Quarterly for the Entire Commercial, Insolvency and Capital Market Law by C.H. Beck). Arkadiusz Radwan is a licensed Attorney-at-Law (adwokat) admitted to the Bar in Poland and affiliated as of counsel with Kubas Kos Gałkowski – one of the leading medium-sized law firms in Poland, specializing in litigation, arbitration and business law. Arkadiusz Radwan worked as a Hauser Research Scholar at the New York University School of Law and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Law and Economics, Hamburg University. He completed numerous study or research stays at various foreign institutions, including: the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (Munich), European University Institute (Florence), Ghent University, University of Cologne, University of Bonn and University of Kiel.

Arkadiusz Radwan is a professor at University of Social Sciences in Łódź. He taught at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, at the Kraków University of Economics and at the University of Rzeszów. He was also a guest lecturer or visiting professor at various foreign universities, including: Rome (LUISS), Cluj (UBB), Kaunas (VMU), Chongqing (SWUPL), St. Pölten (FHH), Ternopil (ТНЕУ), Lvov (ЛНУІФ). In the past, he also served as the Director of the Education Department at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). Arkadiusz Radwan has inspired and chaired dozens of academic seminars including: on company law, corporate governance, intellectual property law, legal history, legal education, career development, international arbitration, sovereign debt crisis, law and economics.

Arkadiusz Radwan has been a frequent speaker at international conferences and public hearings representing Poland in debates, expert groups, studies and consultations related to company law and corporate governance. The output was utilized for policy development by i.a.: the European Commission, the European Parliament, Polish Parliament, various Polish Ministries and governmental agencies. Arkadiusz Radwan’s contributions on the European level include his involvement in the “One Share – One Vote”-study (2006/07), and his membership of an international the expert group working on the draft proposal for the European Single Member Company Directive (2013) – both rendered for the European Commission. In May 2014, Arkadiusz Radwan was appointed by the European Commission to serve in the Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG). He is the European Parliament’s company law expert with mandates running from 2010 through 2014 and again from 2016 onwards.

Arkadiusz Radwan is personally and institutionally involved in the law reform process in transitional economies (Ukraine and Moldova). In 2014, he was appointed Team Leader for a European Commission-funded project by the AETS entitled: Assessment of approximation level of the present company, corporate governance, accounting and auditing legislation and existing practices in Ukraine to EU standards and practices – un undertaking to provide a set of recommendations on company law reform with a view to modernizing and aligning Ukrainian legislation with the EU Acquis.

In 2013-2015, Arkadiusz Radwan was a member of the Expert Group for Amicable Settlement of Commercial Disputes (ADR), established by the Poland’s Minister of Economy in cooperation with the Minister of Justice. Since 2015, he is a member of the Expert Group on Economic Law – an advisory body of the Ministry of Development. As of 2016 he is the Leader of ateam appointed by Poland’s Minister of Science and Higher Education to come up with reform proposals for the enhancement of Polish academia (so called Act 2.0). Also in 2006 he was appointed by the Minister of Development to serve as a member of the Expert Group on Simple Joint-Stock Company. Over the last decade he has been involved in the consultation of legislation as well as regulatory and self-regulatory policies for the: Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Arkadiusz Radwan in involved in freelance journalism. His op-eds, columns and commentaries on legal, business, socio-political, and European affairs frequently appear in leading Polish dailies and weeklies.

Arkadiusz Radwan is also involved in Polish-Jewish dialogue –  he is an alumnus of exchange and study programs run by the Warsaw-based Forum for Dialog Among Nations and of the US-based American Jewish Committee (Project Interchange). He was also the local host in Kraków of the Jewish-American educational program Facing History and Ourselves. He has occasionally been involved in actions related to the preservation of the Jewish heritage in Kraków.

Arkadiusz Radwan was also member of the European Delegation to the Harvard Project on Asian and International Relations (HPAIR2013) in Dubai, UAE (organized by Harvard University in partnership with the American University of Dubai) and participated in a series of related events in Berlin, Dubai and Abu Dhabi preceding or summarizing the HPAIR2013.

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, a leading Polish business daily included Arkadiusz on its list of 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL LAWYERS IN POLAND (ranked 24th in the 2013 edition and 40th in the 2015 edition). The ranking features leaders and change-makers from: the government, judiciary, policy-making, academia, bar, legal services, and civic society. It is designed to acknowledge the impact they made over the last 12 months.

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