Criminal law / White-Collar Crime
Advocate prof. dr hab. Jarosław Majewski is a renowned authority in criminal law and banking, recommended by Chambers & Partners in the category of White Collar Crime. Prior to founding DeBenedetti Majewski Szcześniak, he chaired the legal departments of major Polish financial institutions. This experience enables him to find the optimum solutions for institutional clients, not only from the point of view of the nature of a legal problem, but also the internal regulations in force in an organization. What clients value most are his legal knowledge, professional experience, expertise and quality of legal assistance, as well as his care in their interests.
He combines legal practice with scientific work. Between 1991 and 2002, he was a research fellow at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Polish Research Foundation and was also a fellow at the Tokyo Sasakawa Foundation and the Vienna “Werk Janineum” foundation. Since 2002, he has chaired the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. He is heavily involved in the work of this university: in 2010-2012 he was Vice Chancellor, in 2005-2012 he was and from 2020 again has been a member of its Senate, in 2008-2010 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration, and in 2002-2008 he was Vice Dean of this Faculty.
He is an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court at the Polish Bank Association, and an arbitrator at the Arbitration Tribunal for Sport at the Polish Olympic Committee.
He is a former member of the Codification Committee of the Criminal Code at the Ministry of Justice (between 2012 and 2016).
He is the author, co-author or editor of almost 170 publications in various areas of law. He has written treatises, commentaries, articles and glosses published in Polish and international scientific magazines, including well-received commentaries on the Criminal Code and on the Criminal Justice System, as well as treatises on the protection of creditors, the protection of trading in securities, banking secrecy and confidential information. He is the author of numerous legal opinions, including many written at the request of the Sejm – the Polish Parliament.
He was invited by Chambers & Partners to head a Trends & Developments section of a 2021 Anti-Corruption guide covering 23 jurisdictions. The latest guide discusses bribery, influence-peddling, financial record-keeping, offences relating to public officials, limitation periods, the geographical reach of legislation, corporate liability, defences and exceptions, safe harbour programmes, protection for whistle-blowers, and landmark investigations.
Professor Majewski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 1993, he qualified as a judge, and in 1994 he qualified as a legal advisor. Since 1995, he has practiced as a legal advisor in various positions, and since 2005 he has been an advocate.