About us

We are a group of legal scholars and lawyers who deal with succession law and estate planning both academically and professionally. We combine our primary interests in the law of succession with such areas of law as commercial law (business law), agricultural law, and conflict of laws, among others.

Prof. Konrad Osajda

prof.  Konrad Osajda, PhD Hab.,  LL.M.

Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, full member of Studies and Analyses Office at the Supreme Court of Poland, visiting professor, i.a., at the universities of Ottawa, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Montreal, and Vienna. Member and Deputy President of the Council of Curators of the Polish Academy of Sciences, honorary fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law and a member of the European Law Institute. Scholarship holder, i.a., of the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, “Polityka” magazine, the National Science Centre (research projects’ principal investigator), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the Foundation for Polish Science.

Wojciech Bańczyk, PhD

Faculty of Law and Administration UJ [Jagiellonian University in Kraków], head of the American Law Program The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and UJ. Winner of e.g. the first prize in the contest of the General Counsel to the Republic of Poland for the best master these in the field of court law. Member of e.g. European Society of Comparative Legal History and European Law Institute. Awarded by the scholarships of e.g. German Academic Exchange Service, the Foundation of Polish Science, Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Co-investigator and principal investigator of grants of the National Science Centre, co-investigator of Polish-German Academic Foundation and German Federal Bank.

Kacper Górniak, Phd

Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (UJ), PhD in law, assistant lecturer in the Chair of Civil Law at UJ. He defended, with distinction, a PhD dissertation entitled: „Acquisition of Movables in Good Faith” written under supervision of dr hab. I. Karasek-Wojciechowicz. He is a main investigator (supervisor) in the research project funded by the National Science Centre in PRELUDIUM 17 competition, entitled “The Object of Ownership in Comparative Perspective: for Modern Property Law”. He was awarded 2nd prize in the 21st edition of the Wolters Kluwer Polska and Journal “Przegląd Prawa Handlowego” competition for the best master’s thesis on commercial law. He graduated from the American Law Program organized by The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and Jagiellonian University.

mgr Krzysztof Grzegorczyk

PhD student at the Chair of Commercial and Company Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (in the framework of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw), LL.M. student at the University of Heidelberg, graduated in law and art history at the Jagiellonian University. Member and Chairman of the Board (2018/19 term) of the Scientific Association Collegium Invisibile. Scholarship holder of, among others, the DAAD and the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria. His research interests include civil law (especially inheritance law), commercial and company law, cultural assets’ law, comparative law, history of late medieval and early modern art (especially 18th century).