Maciej Ślusarek

Attorney at law, Partner

At LSW

Attorney at law, managing partner at LSW Leśnodorski, Ślusarek i Wspólnicy - a Warsaw law firm operating for over 20 years.

Professionally, he deals mainly with issues related to creative industries - from film, music, to all newly emerging areas of creative activity. His another professional area includes court proceedings - mainly precedent cases, as well as numerous proceedings concerning the protection of reputation of individuals and corporations. Due to his experience in this area Maciej often advises on issues related to public image and its protection.

Since the beginning of his work as an attorney he has been closely connected with the activity of the Warsaw bar association - for several terms of office he served as a disciplinary judge, currently he is a member of the Bar Council. He also serves as the Chairman of the Commission for Ethics and Attorney Secrecy.

Irrespective of his intensive work, Maciej is involved in pro bono matters, for which he has received a number of distinctions and awards. In addition, he is involved in the creation and work of numerous NGO’s. Within one of them - the Normal State association (Pol.: Normalne Państwo) - he was the creator of the largest social anti-corruption campaign ‘I don't give / don't take bribes’, which was awarded in Polish and foreign forums.

Co-author and arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Audiovisual Producers. Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Lewiatan Confederation. An expert and commentator on numerous publications on law in Poland and a speaker at legal and business conferences. Several times recommended by renowned international legal rankings – i.a. Chambers & Partners in the field of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), intellectual property (IP) and Legal 500 - in the field of TMT, IP and dispute resolution.

Before LSW

Graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw. He gained his professional experience in the Warsaw law firm dealing with commercial law and in the London law firm Ross & Craig.

About Maciej

He loves his work and the courtroom. He believes that the law has a strong impact on social and economic life, which is why it is so important that it is written and practised wisely and cautiously.

08.06.2018, PRESS

Fanpage administrators responsible for processing of user data

https://www.press.pl/tresc/53534,administratorzy-fanpage_y-odpowiadaja-za-przetwarzanie-danych-uzytkownikow

02.03.2018, PRESS

Vote of no-confidence

https://www.press.pl/magazyn-press/artykul/52332,glejt-nieufnosci

24.03.2017, RZECZPOSPOLITA

An online lie can ruin a life

http://www.rp.pl/RZECZoPRAWIE/170329416-Klamstwo-w-internecie-moze-zrujnowac-zycie.html#ap-1

9.03.2017, GAZETA PRAWNA

The act on books may affect newspaper subscribers

http://prawo.gazetaprawna.pl/artykuly/1025759,ustawa-o-ksiazce-prenumeratorzy-gazet.html

26.12.2016, RZECZPOSPOLITA

The media in Parliament: government must be public

http://www.rp.pl/Publicystyka/312269955-Media-w-Sejmie-Wladza-musi-byc-jawna.html#ap-1

13.10.2016, TOK FM

Solidarity only for the chosen – when the use of symbols violates copyright

26.12.2016, Rzeczpospolita

Media in the Parliament: Power must be public

13.10.2016, TOK FM

Solidarity not for everyone – when the use of symbols infringes the copyright

18.12.2015, manager24.pl

Public Procurement Law – dictatorship or dialogue

17.12.2015, wyborcza.pl

Advocates’ message to the President of the Polish Bar Council: Defending the law is our duty. Like during the martial law

08.09.2015, proto.pl

Late payments in commercial transactions

03.02.2015, LSW IP BLOG

Actor and producer – mutual relations under the watchful eye of lawyers

(in cooperation with Maciej Ślusrek)

http://lswipblog.pl/en/2015/02/actor-and-producer-mutual-relations-under-the-watchful-eye-of-lawyers/

08.04.2013, Helion publisher 2013

Legal aspects of crowdsourcing in the book Crowdsourcing. How to engage consumers in the world of brands

13.12.2012, 

The hyena of the year with a tail between its legs

www.artursikorski.natemat.pl

26.07.2012, Gazeta Wyborcza

Who took away civil unions from whom, and what do lawyers from Łódź have to do with it – commentary to the article

12.04.2012, Gazeta Wyborcza

Was it the media, not the CAB, who violated the privacy of a journalist by involving his billings? – commentary to the article

12.04.2012, wp.pl

On 26 April, the court will give a ruling in a lawsuit brought against CAB by a journalist for involving his billings – commentary to the article

http://wiadomosci.wp.pl

21.02.2012, Rzeczpospolita

Using the Internet requires a contract concluded between all interested parties – commentary to the article

http://prawo.rp.pl

19.01.2012, Polish Radio

Watch out the free downloads – broadcast in the Polish Radio

http://www.polskieradio.pl

13.01.2012, Gazeta Wyborcza

There will be a lawsuit of Gazeta’s journalists against special services

01.11.2011, Tomasz Lis live

Maciej Ślusarek was a guest of Tomasz Lis’ programme “Stars and their privacy”

  •  Participation in the role of speaker during the IABC/Poland New Technologies in Business Communication Forum 2013 (Warsaw, January 24th,  2013)
  • Lecture on the subject of copyright law, for students at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Industrial Design Department, (Warsaw, January 9th, 2013)
  • „Conflict between producers and co-creators”, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA) (Warsaw, December 11th, 2012)
  • „Underlying rights – literary works as a basis for audiovisual work”, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (Warsaw, February 21st, 2012)
  •  „Lawyer in the Media”, organizer: District Council of Attorneys in Warsaw (Warsaw, December 20th,  2011)
  • „How to guarantee the legality of online content while maintaining freedom of speech?”, as part of the conference „Internet on a crossroads”, organizer: Panoptykon Foundation and Internet Society Poland (Warsaw, September 20th, 2011)
  • „Partyzanci, wirusy, podszepty... the law up against new marketing forms"", as part of the Marketing Directors Congress, lecture given in collaboration with Milena Bogdanowicz, organizer: Mediarun sp. z o.o. (Sopot, May 31st, 2011)
  • „Secrets of contracts with scriptwriters in development, co-production; packet of contracts”, as part of a training titled „Film development – selected issues”, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, Media Desk Polska (Warsaw, May 20th, 2011)
  • “The role of IP protection in an enterprise", organizer: Gdansk Business Council (Gdańsk, February 11th, 2011)
  •  „Freedom of speech” – lecture at the „Deficit of the Polish human rights standard” conference, organizer: Human Rights Institute at the Department of Law and Administration at Warsaw University (Warsaw, June 29th, 2010)
  • „Practical aspects of filing intellectual property infringement claims”, workshops for law students at the Jagellonian University in Krakow, organizer: Association of Law Students' Library of the Jagiellonian University and the Jagiellonian University Intellectual Property Institute (Krakow, May 26th, 2010)
  • “Corporate Legal Counsel Forum 2010", panel discussion on the subject of “The entrepreneurs accountabilities for unfair competition and unfair practices; will class actions change anything?”,  Organizer: Rzeczpospolita and Blue Business (Warsaw, May  11th -12th, 2010)
  • „Citizens in power – remarks concerning direct democracy in Poland and postulates for change”,  lecture given in collaboration with Milena Bogdanowicz as part of the Citizens’ Rights Congress, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce (Warsaw, March 26th, 2010)
  • „Television format”, lecture given in collaboration with Krzysztof Czyżewski as part of the conference „Legal aspects of television and film production”, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, LSW (Warsaw, March 26th, 2010)
  • „Principles of attaining rights to works and their elements”, lecture given in collaboration with Natalia Bartsch as part of the conference „Legal aspects of television and film production”, organizer: Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, LSW (Warsaw, March 25th, 2010)
  • „Press laws in the service of public relations", training at the Advertisement University, organizer: Association of Advertisement Agencies (Warsaw, January 22nd, 2009)
  • „Violation of privacy by the media based on selected judicial decisions by the Polish courts”, as part of the conference „Standards o the Modern Media”, organizers: Initiative "Media Standard", IP Forum, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Warsaw, January 15th -16th, 2009)
  • „What institutions oversee our advertisements?”, training at the Advertisement University, organizer: Association for Marketing Communication SAR, (Warsaw, November 27th, 2008)
  • “Idea and inspiration in advertisement – to what extent can the work of others be used in ones’ own projects?”, as part of the workshops „How to protect copyright in press, publishing houses and advertisements?” organizer: MM Conferences S.A. (Warsaw, October 8th, 2008)
  • „Changes in advertising principles introduced with the act for counteracting unfair commercial practices. Practical remarks for advertisement market participants”, as part of a training in advertising law, organizer: Association for Marketing Communication SAR (Warsaw, May 12th, 2008)
  • Lecture in copyright law for students at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Warsaw, April 7th, 2008)
  • „Ethics in legal professions” , lecture for students in the Department of law and Administration at the Warsaw University and the Student Society of Ethics in Law (Warsaw, April 1st, 2008)
  • Lecture in copyright law for students at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Warsaw, March 31st, 2008)
  • „How to protect entrepreneurs’ advertising activity in Poland”,  training organized by the Association for Marketing Communication SAR for the French Industrial-Commercial Council in Poland (Warsaw, January 25th, 2007)
  • „Ways to proceed in case of advertisement breaking advertising law. Practical remarks”, as part of a training in advertising law, organizer: Association for Marketing Communication SAR (Warsaw, December 12th, 2006)
  • “Does the law protect or limit journalists - journalistic privilege and the right to privacy”, participation in panel discussions as a expert in the International Conference on intellectual property law „Progress or access? In which direction is intellectual property law heading?” (Cracow, May 18th -20th, 2006)
  • „Protection of ideas and company secrets”, as part of a training in advertising, organizer: Association for Marketing Communication SAR (Warsaw, April 12th, 2006)
  • “Problematic aspects of legal concept protection”, as part of the International Copyright Conference, „In which direction is the law heading in the modern world?” (Cracow, April 20th-21st, 2005)
  • “Forbidden advertisements”, as part of a training in advertising, organizer: Association for Marketing Communication SAR (Warsaw, February 14th, 2006)
  • „Industrial property law. Why is it worth being interested in it?”, as part of BCC seminar (Katowice, February 11th, 2005)

 

 

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