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Tomasz Minkiewicz

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Partner, Head of the Energy and Projects Department at CMS Poland


Tomasz Minkiewicz heads the Mining Sector Team. He specialises mainly in providing legal services to Polish and foreign entities from the oil and gas sector, as well as from the fuel and petrochemical sector. He has also provided advisory services to entities from the conventional energy sector, at projects concerning the construction of new generation capacities and in the scope of regulatory and contractual issues (including power purchase agreements, agreements to purchase raw materials for generating energy and EPC contracts). His experience in providing advisory services to entities from the oil and gas sector includes widely understood regulatory issues (including licences, concessions, permits and environmental issues), contractual issues with respect to preparing and negotiating joint venture agreements in relation to oil and gas exploration, as well as issues related to ore exploration – including natural gas from unconventional deposits. As part of these projects Tomasz Minkiewicz provided legal services connected with drilling and seismic works agreements, as well as in relation to the sale of ores. Tomasz Minkiewicz has also taken part in legislation works, inter alia, he participated in the preparation of the provisions on stranded costs, as well as he co-operated at preparing studies for the Energy Regulatory Authority concerning potential solutions in the field of electric and thermal energy tariffs.




Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law


University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration; Central School of Planning and Statistics, Faculty of Foreign Trade


Energy and natural resources

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k.'s clients praise the team, which includes lawyers specialising in regulation, projects and environmental law, for its 'vast' expertise across the spectrum of energy-sector issues and ability to communicate with industry clients. Department head Tomasz Minkiewicz advised CalEnergy on its Baltic Gas Project joint venture with Lotos Petrobaltic. 'Brilliant lawyer' Iga Lis (noted for her 'outstanding technological understanding') is advising Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne on a public procurement tender for the delivery and implementation of an IT system for the Electricity Balancing Market in Poland. Piotr CioƂkowski assisted The Association of Polish Power Generators with a comprehensive legal analysis of the European Commission's Clean Energy For All Europeans legislative proposals. Counsel Agnieszka SkorupiƄska leads on environmental protection matters. Ɓukasz Szatkowski was a new arrival from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in July 2019.

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