Eligiusz Krzesniak, the Managing Partner of the Warsaw office of Squire Patton Boggs, has been elected as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The CAS is an international arbitration court that rules as the Supreme Court in any disputes in the field of sport. According to Squire Patton Boggs, "it enjoys an undisputed authority in the whole sports community and its rulings have a significant impact on the shaping of sports law. In the course of its 30 years of operation, CAS has examined more than 5,000 cases. In 2017 alone, the CAS registered 572 new arbitration procedures."
The firm also reports, that, "in the 30 years since the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was created, there have only been five Poles on its list of arbitrators."
Krzesniak has served as a side arbitrator, the sole arbitrator, and a chairman in numerous procedures within two of the leading arbitration courts in Poland – the arbitration court at the National Chamber of Commerce and the arbitration court at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers, PKPP Lewiatan. He is also the chair of the Disciplinary and Regulations Committee of the Polish Golf Union.