Pool of Arbitrators

Alicja Jagielska-Burduk

UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Santander Art and Culture Law Review

Alicja is a legal advisor (approved solicitor’s examination in Poland), mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, cultural heritage law and copyright matters. She is the founder of the boutique law firm Alicja Jagielska-Burduk BACHlaw, which focuses on legal issues related to culture and the art market.

She is a UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law of the University of Opole, Poland since 2018. Alicja also teaches courses on Art Law, Private Law, Cultural Heritage Law, and Commercial Law, including the investment process.

She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal Santander Art and Culture Law Review (SAACLR), a peer-reviewed publication published in both English and Polish with international contributors. She additionally co-chairs the TIAMSA Legal group within The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA).

She was first nominated as a mediator at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to Its Countries of Origin or Its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation in 2014. She was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Alicja co-edited the volume on Legal Issues in Cultural Heritage Management: A Polish Perspective, (Peter Lang, 2016). Alicja is currently involved in the UNIDROIT Convention Academic Project and Residential Immovables Group within the Common Core of European Private Law Project Common Core Project.

Alicja’s educational background includes: a Doctorate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań focusing on movable cultural property 2010 (PhD); the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań 2006 (M.A.); WSB University in Gdańsk in cooperation with the Northampton Business School, the University of Northampton 2014 (MBA). She is fluent in both English and Polish.

Jurisdiction: Poland