Welcome to the National Court of Arbitration

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Mission and Vision

The mission of the National Court of Arbitration is aimed at quick and just settlement of disputes by impartial, independent arbitrators.

The vision of the founders of the National Court of Arbitration is to improve the quality of judiciary with the aid of impartial, independent arbitrators and to achieve the position of the largest court of arbitration in terms of the number of judgements passed in Poland, Europe and other parts of the world, thus becoming an institution of a global character.

Arbitration Clause

Agree with your business partner
that any future disputes shall be settled by the NCoA

Court case

The NCoA can examine a specific case
following the inclusion of an arbitration clause in agreements or settlements concluded or letters exchanged with your business partner

Judgement

We settle both civil and commercial disputes quickly and conveniently

What is the National Court of Arbitration?

The National Court of Arbitration passes judgements that have a legal force equal to those passed by common courts. Court of Arbitrations settles disputes in an arbitrary and definitive manner. An arbitrator, having evaluated the evidence, passes a judgement that establishes a new legal situation between the parties to a litigation. The NCoA can also act as an intermediary in negotiating a settlement.

How to file a lawsuit with the NCoA?

There are three ways to file a lawsuit.
 1. In electronic form, by email to: sekretariat@nationalcourtofarbitration.com (preferred way of receiving cases) ;
 2. On paper, through a postal operator;
 3. In paper form, in person in the court’s office, after prior appointment by telephone.

The division into summary proceedings and proceedings on general terms does not apply. A lawsuit is filed with the NCoA in a similar manner as in case of disputes settled by common courts on general terms. If the value of the dispute is equal to or lower than PLN 20,000, no forms are required to be filled in.

Should a receipt for the payment of a stamp duty on account of appointing an attorney be attached to the claim?
Appointing an attorney to act before a court of arbitration is not subject to a stamp duty.
Do the arbitrators adjudge the costs of legal representation and the reimbursement of costs of proceedings to the winning party?
Yes. The Arbitrators adjudge the cost of legal representation in the amount corresponding to the cost adjudged by a common court in legal cases ending with a court judgement. The NCoA adjudges the highest minimum rates of legal representation in a civil lawsuit, which can be multiplied, depending on the amount of work of the professional attorney, subject to a party’s request. The arbitrators adjudge the reimbursement of litigation costs to the winning party if the said party requests it in a pleading.
How are the parties and the witnesses examined?
Evidence by the parties and witnesses can be collected in two ways. The parties and the witnesses can submit their statements and testimonies in writing. Such a document should be signed by a person giving evidence and should include a cautionary statement that any attestation of an untruth is subject to civil liability. Alternatively, a hearing can be scheduled. The arbitrators schedule a court hearing in exceptional situations, e.g. when the case circumstances raise doubts and the collected evidence, in the arbitrator’s opinion, is not sufficient to pass a judgement.
What does a trial look like?
The National Court of Arbitration endeavours to settle matters without scheduling hearings, if possible. However, when the need arises to schedule a hearing, it is held in a cosy atmosphere. The parties provide explanations sitting down and enjoying coffee. The representatives are not obliged to wear gowns. Nobody yells at anybody and throws them out the door. The parties to the dispute are clients, not petitioners. The presence of the media and outsiders is excluded.

What is the difference between arbitration and mediation?

Arbitration is an authoritative method of solving disputes. The court passes a judgement on the basis of the collected evidence. The judgement unambiguously settles the dispute in favour of one of the parties. Mediation, on the other hand, is an amicable settlement of a dispute with participation of a mediator who is supposed to work out a solution that would be satisfying for both parties. In this case, the parties are trying to reach a mutual understanding. The mediator facilitates communication between them and creates a space for constructive discussion. However, the mediator does not impose an authoritative solution upon the parties. This is the main difference between mediation and arbitration.

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Why an Arbitration Court?

Arbitration is the best recognized and the most highly valued method of solving disputes across the globe. Its chief advantages are the speed of proceedings, highly-qualified arbitrators and considerable time and money saving. Polish entrepreneurs start appreciating the benefits of arbitration proceedings as an alternative to proceedings before common courts.

It should be emphasized that the total costs of settling a dispute before the National Court of Arbitration is considerably lower than in case of a common court. In addition, the speed of proceedings and the possibility of predicting the date the judgement will be pronounced by the NCoA compensate for the litigation costs incurred by the parties. In case of state courts, it is not possible to predict when the judgement will be passed.