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Dr Dorota Paczoska Kottmann


CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Languages German, English, Polish

Dorota Paczoska Kottmann is a trainee lawyer at CMS. She specialises mainly in the field of international arbitration and litigation.

After having obtained her master’s degree at the Silesian University in Poland, Dorota Paczoska worked in a renowned law firm in Warsaw. 2010 Dorota Paczoska graduated from an LL.M. course in International Business Law at the university of Zurich working parallel at the legal department of a multinational conglomerate company. Thereupon, Dorota Paczoska was engaged as a research assistant at the legal sciences institute of the university of Zurich (chairs of Prof. Anton K. Schnyder and Prof Andreas Heinemann). 2019 she received a doctoral degree from the university of Zurich for the PhD thesis in the area of international arbitration. Alongside her doctoral studies, Dorota Paczoska Kottmann gained practical experience also as a certified translator at the courts and other authorities of the canton of Zurich.

Dorota Paczoska joined CMS as a trainee in March 2020.

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  • Damages for the breach of an international arbitration agreement according to Swiss Law (in German), Zürcher Studien zum Verfahrensrecht, PhD Zürich, Zurich 2019
  • Arbitration proceedings, insolvency and a tricky qualification under the special consideration of Polish law (in German), in: Festschrift für Professor Anton K. Schnyder zum 65. Geburtstag, Zürich 2018
  • Access to the legal information in Switzerland (in Polish), in: Szpor Grażyna (Ed.), Modele dostępu do informacji o prawie, 185 et seq.
  • Revision of the Brussels I: A continuous process of improvement? A contribution to the new regulation of choice-of-forum clauses under the revised version of Brussels I (in German), in: Apariuz Band 15, Zürich/St. Gallen 2013, 135 et seq.
  • Admissible choice-of-court clauses in consumer matters according to art. 17 section 3 of the Lugano Convention (in German together with Prof. Anton K. Schnyder), in: Innovatives Recht: Festschrift für Ivo Schwander, Zürich/St. Gallen 2011, 789 et seq.
  • Arbitrability in Polish and Swiss arbitration law – a comparative analysis (in Polish), Problemy Prawa Prywatnego Miedzynarodowego 2010, Band 7, 69 et seq.
  • Impartiality and independence of an arbitrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Quarterly 2009, 15 et seq.
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  • 2019 – PhD in law (Dr. iur.), University of Zurich (magna cum laude)
  • 2013 – Admission to the official register of legal translators (Canton of Zurich)
  • 2010 – LL.M. International Business Law, University of Zürich (magna cum laude)
  • 2007 – MLaw, Silesian University, Poland (magna cum laude)
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