HE Dr. Hab. Marcin Czepelak

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Elected on 14 February 2022 by the PCA Administrative Council for the term of 5 years (from 1 June 2022 until 31 May 2027)


Previous Position:

  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (September 2017 – May 2022)
  • Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (September 2017 – May 2022)



  1. Polish (native).
  2. English (fluent).
  3. French (fluent).
  4. German (fluent).
  5. Dutch (good).
  6. Spanish (good).


Diplomatic Experience:

  • Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland (September 2017 – May 2022)
  • Member of the Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2019 – 2020)
  • Chairman of the Working Group on the Rules of Procedure of The Hague Conference on Private International Law – HCCH (2018 – 2020)
  • UNGA First Committee (Disarmament and International Security – New York): co-leading the official delegation of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations General Assembly, First (Disarmament and International Security) and Sixth (Legal) in New York


Managerial Experience:

  • Head of Mission – Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Business – Member and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board, ENION S.A. (2006 – 2008)
  • Public administration – Team Leader, Legal Information Unit and later Head, Urban Planning Department, Town Hall of Kraków (2003 – 2006)


Legal Experience:

  • Private International Law Jagiellonian University in Kraków – Law and Administration Faculty (since 2006);
  • Assistant in the Chair of Private International Law (since 2006);
  • Associate Professor in the Chair of Private International Law (since 2007)
  • Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg – Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (2004 – 2005) – doctoral research year financed by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
  • Expert of the European Commission – member of the Group of Experts on the property consequences of marriage and other forms of union – “PRM-III”
  • Expert of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament on the reform of the Brussels II Regulation
  • Expert of the Polish Parliament on the substantial reform of Part IV of the Polish Code of Civil Procedure (Rules on International Civil Procedure)
  • Speaker on courses for judges from the European Union organized by the Academy of European Law in Trier (ERA)
  • Author of 40 publications on international instruments from the field of private international law, party autonomy, international commercial litigation, and investment arbitration


08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

06 March, 2024

SCCA 3rd International Conference and Exhibition

Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)

English & Arabic
2 Coffee Breaks Lunch

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