Rudolf Ostrihansky specializes in mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions, including credit financing and debt-to-equity conversion transactions. He has participated in numerous sizable privatizations of Polish industry and acquisitions of privately held entities. Mr Ostrihansky provides legal advice to international financial institutions and commercial banks, as well as participates in international arbitrations related to the protection of foreign investments as counsel to the defendant states.
He joined SK&S in 1992 and became a Partner in 1996. From 2008 to 2016 he was SK&S’ Managing Partner. In the late 1980's, he participated as an expert of the Polish Government in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations. Following this, he was a research fellow at the Asser Institute in The Hague.
From 1981 to 2014 he was employed at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, in the Chair of International Organizations, later transformed into the Chair of European Law, recently as an associate professor. Currently he lectures at the Post-Graduate Studies of European Law and the Post-Graduate Studies of International Law and Foreign Service, both at the University of Warsaw.