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Julia Dyras

Julia Dyras

Senior Associate
Advocate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English

Julia Dyras is an advocate and a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Department at CMS. 

She has gained professional experience in dispute resolution departments in international law offices. Julia Dyras specialises in arbitration and litigation. In particular, her experience includes comprehensive legal assistance within the scope of arbitration proceedings (under the Rules of the ICC, the Court of Arbitration at the National Chamber of Commerce, and the Lewiatan Arbitration Court), as well as litigation concerning technology, corporate, real estate and construction disputes. Julia also provides legal advice and representation to creditors in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

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"Malgorzata Surdek and Julia Dyras are excellent partners for handling a complicated case. Not only with regard to purely legal matters but especially technical topics, where they have excellent access to the core of the dispute."

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Relevant experience

  • An international market leader in the heavy lifting and transport sector in a dispute with a contractor concerning remuneration for additional works performed. The matter required an innovative approach which successfully provided the client with injunctive relief and full security of its monetary claim during the proceedings.  
  • A global leader in the forming technology sector in a dispute related to business interruption losses incurred by a company in relation to a breakdown. 
  • A private equity fund in relation to a dispute concerning the amount of the purchase price due to the seller as a result of the enforcement of a call option in a share purchase agreement for shares in a company operating in the health & natural foods sector. The dispute primarily revolves around the interpretation of the contractual mechanism of calculating the purchase price. 
  • A majority shareholder of a publicly traded company in the energy sector on a highly contentious corporate dispute (comprising five parallel proceedings before several different courts across Poland) between the majority shareholder and the remaining shareholders, who had taken actions to push our client out of the company by replacing the entire supervisory board and voting on several crucial share-capital increases. The dispute strategy employed allowed the client to obtain injunctions that fully secured its interests in the proceedings, all of which were concluded favourably for the client.  
  • AXA in relation to two group proceedings regarding insurance contracts with an insurance capital fund and liquidation fees.
  • A British company in bankruptcy proceedings of its debtor – a Polish naval company. The case involves highly complex issues, including the issue of the existence and effectiveness of attachments on Polish assets established as security for loans granted under English law.  
  • Anonymous client - representing the client in an investment dispute based on an agreement on the mutual promotion and protection of investments with a mining company concerning a concession for the exploration and prospection of copper and silver deposits.
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Education

  • 2020 – Post-graduate diploma in bankruptcy and restructuring law, Łazarski University, Warsaw.
  • 2012 – Master of Laws, Jagiellonian University, Cracow.
  • 2010 – American Law Program, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Cracow.
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Memberships

  • Advocate, Warsaw Bar of Advocates
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Expertise

12/05/2015
CMS num­ber one in Pol­ish ar­bit­ra­tion com­pet­i­tion
A team from CMS has taken first place in the na­tion­al Lewi­atan Ar­bit­ra­tion Com­pet­i­tion. The team, made up of Ju­lia Dyras, Philip Grycewicz, Mari­usz Minkiewicz and Al­ex­an­der Wozniak, de­feated ap­prox. 40...

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27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure
The laws on force ma­jeure dif­fer from coun­try to coun­try. Some coun­tries do not re­cog­nise the term force ma­jeure in law and there­fore con­trac­tu­al parties are free to reg­u­late its mean­ing between them­selves...