Paweł Żelich

Radca prawny
Associated Partner
Practice Group Real Estate Investments
Practice Group Litigation, Arbitration & ADR

Paweł Żelich, Head of the Real Estate Investment Group as well as Litigation, Arbitration & ADR Practice Group in Warsaw, has 16 years of practical experience in real estate transactions and construction projects (including private and public construction law, FIDIC-based contracts and greenfield investments), contract law (including structuring of foreign investments and public aid) as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings (in particular in real estate and construction related disputes including disputes based upon FIDIC). He provides legal advice on environmental law. His team is known to deliver tailor-made business solutions to clients.
Moreover, while consulting large companies in the mining and energy sector (including RES) for many years, he has gained solid expertise in dealing with complex problems that arise in the course of such investment projects.


  • Real Estate Investments & Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
  • Regulatory & Governmental Affairs


  • Legal studies at the University of Gdańsk (Poland) and the University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Experience with law firms from Warsaw and Gdańsk
  • Experience as a lawyer in the legal department of a Polish joint-stock company carrying out offshore oil and gas exploration and production
  • With Noerr since 2010


  • Rolls Royce plc: Comprehensive assistance in a major Greenfield project regarding the development of a production site in Poland (2015-2016)
  • Leading supplier of engines and energy solutions: A large-scale greenfield project regarding the construction of a production site in Poland (2012)
  • One of leading Supermarket chains active in Europe: Providing legal support related to real estate and construction in the course of the expansion of the client’s business activity in more than 30 new locations in Poland (on-going since 2014)
  • OBI Group Holding: Sale & leaseback transactions at several locations in Poland (2011-2015)
  • One of the world's leading suppliers of engines and energy solutions: Advice on supply of combined heat and power engines for thermal power stations in Poland (2013-2015)
  • Major international supplier of aluminium prefabricates: In an arbitration against its business partner concerning damages related to an allegedly improper performance of a contract and the delivery of allegedly defective goods (2012-2015)
  • One of leading German Supermarket chains active in Europe: In a number of disputes concerning issues ranging from real estate litigation to commercial disputes to unfair practices claims (on-going since 2012)
  • Berger Bau: Advice on numerous construction projects and representation in construction disputes (on-going since 2010)

Selected Publications

  • Ostrowski B., Żelich P. (2016): “Poland” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Oil & Gas Regulation 2016, 11th Edition, Global Legal Group
  • Sekula-Baranska S., Żelich P. (2015): “Legal aspects of Renewable Energy Sources projects in Poland” in Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für EE-Projekte. Band 1 (Legal aspects of Renewable Energy Sources projects. Volume 1), Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag