China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd v. Polish General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways about the construction of sections of the A2 Motorway in Poland


K&L Gates has advised Chinese construction and engineering company China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd (Covec) in the resolution of a dispute with the Polish General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) related to the construction of sections of the A2 Motorway between ?ód? and Warsaw, Poland.

Having won the tender for the A2 Motorway construction in late 2009, Covec was the first Chinese company to win a tender for the construction of a European motorway, a collaboration which drew attention not only in Poland but throughout Europe. The motorway was intended to allow football fans to travel to EURO 2012, which Poland was hosting for the first time.

The work was not completed, leading to a dispute between the parties with claims exceeding one billion zloty.

The K&L Gates team that helped obtain the historic settlement agreement in the dispute was led by construction and infrastructure partner Dr. Joanna Lagowska (picture), who has worked with the client for six years, and included senior associates Dawid Rapkiewicz and Joanna Gasowski and associates Michal Szumbarski and Lukasz Gembis.

Involved fees earner: Joanna ?agowska – K&L Gates; Dawid Rapkiewicz – K&L Gates; Joanna Gasowski – K&L Gates; Micha? Szumbarski – K&L Gates; ?ukasz Gembi? – K&L Gates;

Law Firms: K&L Gates;

Clients: China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd (COVEC);