He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. After graduation, he spent a legislative internship in the Congress of the United States of America. In 1994 he completed his apprenticeship and passed the judicial and legal advisor exams. He was entered on the list of legal advisors at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poznań.
From 1993 to 1996, he was an employee and later a partner at Ziemski and Partners law firm in Poznań. From 1996 to 1997 he co-founded the law firm of Głowacki, Grynhoff, Halazinski, Mikosz. From 1998 to 2000, he was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission and an advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on commodity exchanges and warehouses. From 2000 to 2002 he worked for the Warsaw office of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Since December 2002, he was director of the capital markets practice of the Warsaw office of the international law firm Lovells. In the 1990s, he was a member of the authorities of the Poznan branch of the Conservative Party, and later served as chairman of the national collegiate court of the Conservative and People’s Party.
From October 31, 2005 to January 4, 2006, he served as Minister of the Treasury in Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz’s government. In March 2006, he became a partner at the American law firm Hogan&Hartson in Warsaw, and in March 2010 a partner at the international law firm K&L Gates. In the same year, he was on the social committee supporting Marek Jurek in the presidential election.
In 2019 he became a partner in the Warsaw office of the international law firm Taylor Wessing.
In his professional practice, he dealt with issues of capital markets, stock market trading and corporate law. He was responsible for the legal side of public offerings of numerous companies. He is the author of publications on company law, capital market problems and corporate governance issues. On the basis of a case in which he represented the Republic of Poland (a dispute over control of PZU SA), which ended in a settlement, 3 “business cases” used in the strategic management course at Harvard Business School were published.
He is Chairman of the Academic Council of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan.
He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BioMaxima S.A. in Lublin and a member of the Supervisory Board of Komputronik S.A. in Poznan.
Decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (2015).