"Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models."

Bill Bradley - American Hall of Fame basketball player and U.S. Senator

SPORTS ATTORNEY

 

Legal Expert in the Area of Sports

Athletes’ Representative

EDUCATION

In years 1999-2000 and 2001-2005 I studied at Law and Administration Department at Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, where in 2005 I completed Master of Laws degree with overall grade ‘A’. In years 2000-2001 I studied at Loyola University Chicago and was named to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s List.

In 2013 I successfully completed the Summer Programme on International Sports Law: The expanding area of sports law organised by the Asser Institute International Sports Law Centre, in Hague, Netherlands. In 2014 I successfully completed the online course: Representing the Professional Athlete organised by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA.

Currently, I work on the doctoral thesis in sports law at Law and Administration Department of Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. I am also the student of Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain, where I am completing the Global Executive Master in International Sports Law.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2014 I have been a sports law advisor in Radke’s family law firm in Włocławek, Poland. In my legal practice I do focus on representing athletes and coaches. Also I advise to sport clubs and sport organisations. I draft and negotiate sport contracts, represent sport clients in mediation and arbitration.

Since 2014 I have been a legal consultant for Limelight Hoops basketball agency in Berlin, Germany. I advise the agency and its clients in contract negotiations with basketball clubs, in case of disputes also in mediations and arbitration proceedings.

Since 2015 I have been a guest lecturer in sports law at postgraduate “Sport Management” studies organised jointly by CIES, FIFA, Stadion Narodowy PL.2012+ and Koźmiński University in Warsaw, Poland.

Since 2015 I have been a pro bono member of Sport Council in Włocławek, Poland – the sport advisory body of the President of Włocławek.

Since 2005 I have been a member of International Association of Sports Law in Athens, Greece, since 2012 of a Sport & European Union association and since 2013 of Polish Association of Sports Law in Poznań, Poland.

I authored and coauthored law articles and gave the media interviews regarding the legal aspects of sport. I attened and spoke at sports law conferences and seminars in Poland and abroad.

Commentator

Analyst of NBA, Euroleague and FIBA Champions League Basketball

Since 2007 I have been working as a basketball analyst for NC+ television in Poland. As a color commentator I analysed over 400 NBA, Euroleague and FIBA Champions League basketball games for Canal+Sport and NSport+ sport channels. I was a guest of TV shows during NBA All-Star Weekend. I commentated NBA Finals live from USA in years 2010-2015 and NBA All Star Weekend in 2016 and 2017. In 2011 I presented the legal analysis of NBA Lockout for Canal+Sport viewers. Moreover multiple times I was giving the interviews for other sports media in Poland regarding the game of basketball and its legal and business aspects.

Basketball Player

13 GAMES FOR POLISH NATIONAL TEAM
414 GAMES IN BASKETBALL LEAGUES IN POLAND
28 GAMES IN NCAA BASKETBALL COMPETITION
17 GAMES IN EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CUPS COMPETITION
1992
In seasons 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 I continued my career at Rosa Radom, playing with this club in PLK competition.
1994
Over the period of 1994-1998 I played for youth team of Junak Włocławek under coach Grzegorz Karólewski.
1998
In 1998 I made a debut in senior basketball for Anwil Włocławek basketball club under coach Eugeniusz Kijewski and in the season 1998-1999 I was a member of Polish Basketball League (PLK) runner-up team.
1999
In the years 1999-2000, after starting the legal studies at Law and Administration Department of Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, I represented AZS Toruń basketball club in PLK and junior team competition. Also I played for AZS UMK Toruń university team in the Academic Basketball League (LAK) competition, where I was a part of the winners squad.
2000
In the years 2000-2001 I played NCAA basketball being a student-athlete of Loyola University Chicago under the athletic scholarship.
2001
After returning to Poland in 2001 I signed my first professional contract and played over the period of 2001-2004 for Notec Inowroclaw basketball club in PLK.
In the season 2001-2002 I played again in LAK competition, where I was a member of AZS UMK Toruń runner-up squad in 2002.
2002
In 2002 I was awarded as the Best Student-Athlete of Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.
2004
In 2004 I was called to the All-Star Game of PLK and later that year also to the Polish National Basketball Team camp.
Since 2004 over the period of 6 basketball seasons I played at the top basketball level in Poland, consecutively for basketball clubs of Anwil Włocławek, Turów Zgorzelec, Energa Czarni Słupsk, Kotwica Kołobrzeg, Polonia Warsaw, and PBG Basket Poznań.
In seasons 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 I played with Anwil Włocławek basketball club in European basketball competition, consecutively in FIBA Europe Cup and ULEB Cup.
2005
In 2005 I was a member of Anwil Włocławek runner-up squad in PLK.
In summer 2005 I made my debut in Polish National Team and represented Poland in 13 games in international competitions.
2010
I spent half of the 2010-2011 season playing for MMKS Siden Toruń in Polish Basketball Federation (PZKosz) 2.Liga competitions being the best scorer of the league.
In the second half of 2010-2011 season and in the 2011-2012 season I played for Rosa Radom in PZKosz 1.Liga competitions.
2012
In seasons 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 I coninued my career in Rosa Radom, playing with this club in PLK competitions.
In 2012 I have been awarded as a Best Big Man of PZKosz 1.Liga competitions by sportowefakty.pl
2014
My basketball career ended with an injury that occurred during the PLK regular season game between Rosa Radom and Anwil Włocławek, at my "home arena" in Włocławek, in March 2014. Several times during my basketball career I was named as on of the Top-10 Polish Centers and Power Forwards by polskikosz.pl