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Firms To Watch: Energy and natural resources

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Energy and natural resources in Poland

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.

The energy and projects department at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. is led by Marcin Bejm and benefits from the international nature of the firm, allowing the team to coordinate with other offices across Europe. The team handles transactions and projects in a number of sub-sectors including chemical, petrochemical, metallurgical and mining. The practice frequently supports clients in the exploration for, and production of, energy resources and minerals and also excels in respect of energy-related M&A, regulatory matters, industrial investment processes and environmental impact assessments. Also of note are head of the oil and gas sector team Tomasz Minkiewicz, Łukasz Szatkowski, who thrives in advising international and Polish investors, regulatory expert Piotr Ciołkowski and head of the environmental law practice Agnieszka Skorupińska.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bejm

Testimonials

‘I believe they are the most professional and have the largest know-how in the Polish energy market. they have a big team, so their availability is amazing, and they also do many introductions to help our business.’

‘Their assistance is not purely legal but also very commercial, they have a great approach to clients and make us feel we are the number one client, and they ate not just responsive but also active, which is very important when you have many balls in the air.’

‘We have worked with CMS Warsaw on many transactions over the last 3 years. They are our go-to firm in Poland, heads and shoulders above their competitors in terms of depth of expertise, responsiveness, drafting, problem solving and commerciality.’

‘Special appreciation for the experience and knowledge of Mr. Maciej Ziółkowski who has substantive knowledge and experience, an individual approach to the client, and above all, a proactive attitude.’

‘Maciej Ziółkowski has always presented diligence and very high quality in all the work for us. I regard him as a tremendously good energy advisor and lawyer who combines legal and business advisory. He keeps things straight and to-the-point and is very effective. Maciej always provides us with a comprehensive and competent advisory concerning various aspects of the investment process. He is super pragmatic, timely and helpful and we can rely on his advice which often gives us better understanding of Polish regulations.’

‘Agnieszka Skorupińska, has, above all, a very, very strong commitment to getting the job done. She is open to ideas, open minded and also very practical. Great personality, perfectly able to explain and convey the knowledge she has.’

‘Lukasz Szatkowski and Angelika Szufel are outstanding professionals with an outstanding knowleadge about the energy sector.’

‘Consistently strong performance from Piotr Ciolkowski and team are more responsive and proactive than some of the competitors.’

Key clients

PKN Orlen SA

Grupa LOTOS SA

Grupa Azoty SA

PGNiG SA

PGE SA

ENERGA SA

ENEA SA

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne SA

Rafako SA

EuRoPol Gaz SA

Polish Development Fund

Fortum Power and Heat Poland

CalEnergy Resources

Central European Petroleum

Rathdowney Resources

Stadtwerke München GmbH

Macquarie Capital

Green Investment Group

MEAG MUNICH ERGO Assetmanagement

ČEZ Group

Equinor

Koehler Renewable Energy

Nala Renewables Switzerland Sàrl

BayWa r.e. renewable energy

Solarpro Holding PLC

Acciona Energy

Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd

Afcon Renewable Energy Ltd

SINO-CEEF Capital Management Company Ltd

Eolus Vind AB

IGNITIS

ib vogt GmbH

CEE Equity Partners

Corinth Pipeworks SA

Lubelski Wegiel BOGDANKA

JSW KOKS

Work highlights

  • Advising Equinor on the purchase of Wento from private equity fund Enterprise Investors.
  • Advising longstanding client Macquarie’s Green Investment Group on the acquisition of a 25.3 MW operating onshore wind farm in Jozwin, located in western Poland, from Vortex Energy Poland and Max Bögl International SE.
  • Advising PKN ORLEN on the construction of the PLN 13.5bn Olefins III petrochemical complex.

Dentons

Managing partner Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is head of Dentons‘ energy and natural resources practice in Poland, CEE and Europe. The team advises companies in the Polish market including transmission and distribution system operators, energy producers and energy traders. The practice has expertise across a range of energy projects and mandates, especially in the renewable energy, oil and gas sectors, including privatisation transactions and acquisitions, PPP and energy-related infrastructure projects and compliance with environmental impact assessment procedures. In January 2022, Dr. Christian Schnell, dual-qualified lawyer in Poland and Germany, joined the team as a partner from Solivan Pontes alongside counsel Piotr Dziwniel, senior associate Olga Wasilewska and associate Ewa Gołąbek. In a further development of note, Agnieszka Kulińska recently made partner and is especially acclaimed for work at wind farm projects.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Krasnodębski

Testimonials

‘The Dentons team is very responsive, providing timely and commercial advice to clients as a result of them being well plugged into the local market.’

‘Excellent team with great knowledge of the sector and the market. Excellent practical approach and not theoretical’

‘Open, available and creative.’

‘We’ve been really impressed by Agnieszka Kulińska, who can take charge of a transaction to bring it towards closing as a result of her commerciality and local knowledge.’

Key clients

CEE Equity Partners

Green Investment Group

Stage Capital Management Limited

Qair Poland

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

Fortum Power and Heat Poland

ENEA

POLENERGIA

EDPR

International Finance Corporation

Taiga Mistral

Work highlights

  • Advising ENEA Badania i Rozwój Sp. z o.o. on a coal gasification power plant  to be developed in Bogdanka by JV of Enea and MHPS of Japan.
  • Advising CEE Equity Partners on the sale of a 163 MW project consisting of three wind farms to Iberdrola.
  • Advising Qair Poland on the financing of four wind and 29 photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 106 MW.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

The infrastructure and energy practice at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka provides advice on the entire lifecycle of energy-related projects within the conventional power, renewable energy, nuclear and cogeneration sectors. The team’s capabilities include advising clients on Greenfield investments, mining and other power projects, energy-related state aid and public procurement matters. Transactional expert Rafał Hajduk and Marcin Krakowiak jointly lead the team and are supported by Paweł Grzejszczak who is adept at energy regulatory and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Rafał HajdukMarcin Krakowiak

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Grzejszczak

Key clients

Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych Gaz-System S.A.

Hanwha Q Cells GmbH

ERG Poland Holding

Urbaser S.A.U.

EnerCap Power Funds

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Equinor ASA

Neo Investments

United Nations Global Compact Network Poland

Work highlights

  • Acting for Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych Gaz-System S.A. in relation to Baltic Pipe, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Poland. The project is a joint venture between the Polish and Danish gas transmission system operators and is consistent with the aims of the European Union energy policy.  
  • Advised ERG Poland Holding on the purchase of 100% of shares in EW Piotrków Kujawski, a company that is to construct a 24.5 MW wind park by March 2022.
  • Advised Hanwha Q Cells on the sale of 51 photovoltaic farms in Poland with a total capacity of 46 MW to Obton Solenergi Polen I Holding.

Rymarz Zdort

Marek Durski is the head of the energy and natural resources practice at Rymarz Zdort. The team handles complicated development and M&A projects, as well as trading and regulatory issues, restructuring deals and LNG transactions. The department also advises clients on the construction of coal, solar, wind and gas power plants and is likewise acclaimed for its photovoltaic project and nuclear energy knowhow. Managing partner Pawel Rymarz has particular strengths in M&A meanwhile Krzysztof Sajchta is a name of note for disputes within the energy space.

Practice head(s):

Marek Durski

Other key lawyers:

Pawel Rymarz; Krzysztof Sajchta

Testimonials

‘Extremely commercially minded – not only focused to detail but also understand the client’s needs and position and can apply legal concepts to the commercial discussions at hand. Very detail oriented and always on hand to support the client.’

‘I would say that Rymarz Zdort is definitely No 1 in the energy sector in Poland. They have some experienced lawyers who clearly worked a lot for the energy industry and know this industry very well.’

‘The energy and natural resources team of Rymarz Zdort has extensive experience in the Polish oil & gas and energy sectors. They provide expertise not only in respect of specific regulatory or trading issues, but also assist clients in connection with complicated M&A transactions and restructuring matters. Their know-how covers not only conventional energy, but also renewable energy sources. In addition, what makes them unique on the market is their business approach; we can always rely on them when it comes to sector developments and how they affect business. They follow global energy trends, so they are always ready for any innovative projects.’

‘We closely work with Marek Durski, who is the head of energy and natural resources team. He has vast sectorial experience on both the business and legal sides. This makes him an excellent legal expert with a business perspective. We have worked with Marek for several years now and believe we will have the opportunity to cooperate on many more projects in the future.’

‘The energy and natural resources practice of Rymarz Zdort has a strong and recognised team on the market. We have been working with them for many years now. They are well-known for their sectoral expertise and professional approach. They are unquestionable experts in both conventional energy and renewable energy sources. Marek Durski, who leads the team, is not only an excellent energy lawyer, but also an expert familiar with global market trends and their influence on the Polish energy sector.’

‘We have worked with Marek Durski, the head of the energy and natural resources team, for many years. He is an experienced lawyer with strong energy sector expertise and vast sectoral experience. He is also very business-oriented, which makes him unique among energy lawyers.’

‘Marek Durski is without doubt the best legal advisor in the energy sector in Poland. Top quality of delivery, outstanding understanding of the market and relationships with the key players, exceptional client engagement, a pragmatic approach by thinking outside the box and exceptional understanding of commercial issues.’

‘Marek Durski is very client focused and is not only an expert on the legal issues but also on the commercial considerations, and can seamlessly combine the two.’

Key clients

PGE Energia Ciepla S.A.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Northland Power Inc

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Elektrocieplownia Nowa Sarzyna sp. z o.o.

Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

Elektrownia Ostroleka sp.z o.o., a subsidiary of Energa S.A.

Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

PGE Baltica Sp. z o.o.

Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

EDP Renevables

Norma Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised Northland Power Inc. on the conclusion of a joint venture agreement with PKN Orlen S.A. concerning the Baltic Power Project involving the preparation, development and operation of an offshore wind farm with a total capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind generation.
  • Advised PGE S.A. on the conclusion of a joint venture agreement with Danish energy company Orsted involving the development, construction and operation of the Baltica-3 Wind Power Plant with a capacity of approximately 1 GW and the Baltica-2 Wind Power Plant with a capacity of approximately 1.5 GW.
  • Advised funds controlled by Aberdeen Standard Investments on a number of acquisitions in 2020, which included, among others, acquisitions from Sun Investments Group, Modus Group, Renesola and R.Power with a total portfolio capacity of nearly 400 MW.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k. is adept at overseeing the consenting, financing, planning and maintenance of oil, gas, renewable energy, power and utility projects; its team is led by Tomasz Kawczyński and Dan Cocker alongside Kamil Jankielewicz who recently returned to the firm from private practice. Other fronts of activity include energy-related M&A, transmission and distribution matters, and capture and storage mandates.

Testimonials

‘In my opinion Allen & Overy is one of the leading energy law firms on the Polish market. The quality of advice provided can hardly be matched by other players on the market. We always turn to A&O team for advice on our strategic projects. They are unique, compared to other competitors in Warsaw, in that they operate within a truly integrated global energy practice. They combine a deep understanding of the local business environment and energy regulations with access to global know-how and top international energy lawyers who are involved in Polish and regional deals on a regular basis.’

‘We see them as a market leader in advising on the offshore wind projects as well as a law firm with the best understanding of hydrogen projects in the Polish market.’

‘Tomasz Kawczyński works on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy and infrastructure assets in Poland. He advises all participants in energy and infrastructure transactions. While Tomasz is predominantly a finance lawyer, he leads energy transactions advising on financing, acquisition and regulatory matters. His knowledge is extensive and he is a great negotiator. He goes extra mile to understand the client’s business and to be able to provide the best advice possible.’

‘Kamil Jankielewicz has a deep knowledge of Polish public and private laws and many years of experience advising clients on matters relating to different sectors of the economy. His focus is on the energy sector and advising clients on a variety of matters. He continues to be recognised as one of the top energy sector lawyers with significant experience in all aspects of low carbon energy.’

Key clients

Ørsted

EDPR

DIF

Polenergia

Grupa LOTOS

Equitix

Energa

ENGIE

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju

Eneris

Work highlights

  • Advised Ørsted on a joint venture with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. for the development, construction and operation of two offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea, with a total potential capacity of up to 2.5 GW.
  • Advised DIF regarding the acquisition of 100% of two onshore wind projects in Grajewo and Sulmierzyce, Poland, with a total capacity of 63 MW.
  • Advised EBRD and Bayerische Landesbank on a financing for two new wind farms with a combined capacity of 59 MW.

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

Michal Piekarski leads the energy and natural resources practice at Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. The team is increasingly involved in transactions regarding the ongoing energy transition, including advising on onshore and offshore wind projects. Its clients also include those in new industries, such as hydrogen, SMRs and e-mobility. The practice recently benefitted from the arrival of associate Artur Kawik and junior associate Aleksandra Kurecka, who joined the firm from Gide Loyrette Nouel and GNZ Legal respectively. Piotr Ciepiela is also notable in the energy-related regulatory arena.

Practice head(s):

Michal Piekarski

Testimonials

‘They are strong in renewables and in particular in the offshore wind.’

‘Michal Piekarski leads the team. He is young but experienced and has very good understanding of the business.’

Key clients

PKN ORLEN S.A.

IBERDROLA S.A.

Synthos Green Energy S.A.

European Energy A/S

Polenergia S.A.

RWE Renewables GmbH

McCain Poland sp. z o.o.

Baltic Power sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Iberdrola in the acquisition from the Sea Wind Holding AG and other stakeholders of a 70% stake in the portfolio of offshore wind projects developed in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea, with a potential capacity of up to 7.3 GW.
  • Advised Iberdrola S.A. regarding acquisition from entities controlled by China-based CEE Equity Partners fund of 100% of the shares in three SPVs holding rights to three onshore wind farm projects located in Poland with a total capacity of 163 MW.
  • Acted for PKN ORLEN S.A. as lead counsel on the establishment of a joint venture with NP BALTIC WIND B.V., a subsidiary of Northland Power Inc., dedicated to the construction of an offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea by Baltic Power with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW.

Clifford Chance

The team at Clifford Chance cooperates with the firm’s litigation and finance departments, enabling it to support clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their energy projects. Its client roster includes industry investors, contractors, finial institutions and development banks. Counsel Paweł Puacz leads the team, leveraging considerable expertise in energy-related M&A, regulatory considerations and project financing.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Puacz

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Markowski; Izabela Cybulska

Testimonials

‘Unrivalled understanding of the (renewable) energy regulatory framework and how that is applied in practice by different authorities.’

‘Very professional, thorough and motivated’

‘Very responsive, service oriented, professionals and out of the box thinkers.’

‘Very collaborative and attentive group of lawyers with exeptional knowledge of the energy market in Poland.’

‘Paweł Puacz has exceptional knowledge and a good problem solving attitude.’

‘Pawel Puacz is possibly the best energy lawyer in Poland, combining his understanding of legal matters with a commercial approach to due diligence and documentation.’

Key clients

OX2

Griffin Real Estate

Ocean Winds

Grenergy

DIF Capital Partners

RWE Renewables

Sun Investment Group Polska sp. z o.o.

Enefit Green AS

PAD RES Sp. z o.o.

BayWa r.e. GmbH

Invenergy Renewables LLC

Polenergia S.A.

OZE Holding sp. z o.o. SKA

EDP Renewables Polska sp. z o.o.

Obton A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Sun Investment Group Polska on the sale of a 170 MW photovoltaic turnkey portfolio to be developed in Poland by Sun Investment Group to Ignitis Renewables.
  • Advised Kajima Europe and Griffin Real Estate on the acquisition of a 72% stake in PAD-RES, a Polish renewable energy projects’ development company with a portfolio of over 500 MW of PV and onshore wind farm projects, as well as on the creation of a joint venture for the project.
  • Advised BayWa on the negotiation of a market access power purchase agreement concerning a PV project in Poland.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.

The interdisciplinary group at DLA Piper assists both domestic and international energy sector clients and has a particular focus on renewable energy transactions; the team is adept at handling mandates involving wind farms, photovoltaics, biogas and water. Łukasz Jankowski leads the practice with expertise in regulatory and real estate matters, receiving support from the transaction focused Jacek Giziński. Klaudia Lorent and Karolina Mądrzycka are both notable in the field of energy M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Łukasz Jankowski

Testimonials

‘Good, organised and well informed about the subject of renewable energies in Poland.’

‘The law firm and the team that works for it in this department is extremely innovative, has enormous knowledge, but also focuses on fresh, new ideas, constantly enriching its knowledge. As a client, I feel taken care of in every respect.’

‘Very good knowledge of the sector and understanding of the task. Services provided by DLA Piper significantly helped with successful answering the legal question. DLA Piper has acted timely and efficiently, and prepared proper legal documentation. DLA Piper allocated proper team members to provide services. The services were provided within the pre-agreed budget and according to the agreed scope.’

‘Łukasz Jankowski, Mateusz Koszel and Paweł Makaruk are fantastic at dealing with very complex topics and at the same time requiring a modern approach. I recommend them to other companies that may need legal support in the field of energy.’

‘Łukasz Jankowski and Paweł Makaruk performed a great job. Flexibility in approach and good knowledge of the subject resulted in successful realisation of the task.’

‘Jacek Giziński and team are great to work with, very professional and available. Also very proactive in looking to assist the clients into new business.’

‘Jacek Giziński is an excellent M&A lawyer with a commercial attitude. Karolina Madrzycka assists him very well on all workstreams.’

Key clients

Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH.

Canadian Solar Construction

EDP Commercial

EDP Renewables

Modus Energy Group

OX2 AB

OX2 Poland

PGE EO

PKP Energetyka

Respect Energy

Respect Energy Towarowy Dom Maklerski Sp. z o.o

Work highlights

  • Advising OX2 on the development and sale of a 63 MW wind farm, including preparing the transaction documentation and all the regulatory aspects of the deal.    
  • Advising Respect Energy, who will build a 203 MW solar farm in Poland for a value of €17.4m.
  • Assisting PKP Energetyka in negotiations concerning the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

Karol Lasocki is head of the energy department at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, operating alongside Oskar Waluśkiewicz  who leads the conventional energy team. The practice has a focus on the renewable energy sector, in addition to advising on projects involving eco-friendly district heating sector. Counsel Agnieszka Chylińska joined the firm from DLA Piper in August 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Wiktoria Rogaska

Testimonials

‘The energy practice of DWF is really strong. They are professional and very well connected in the sector. Easy to work with and adds a lot of value. We work with DWF mainly in the offshore wind area, in which we believe they are the best law firm in Poland. Thinking out of the box and always there to support their clients.’

‘The team consists of very experienced lawyers with knowledge in many subjects (building law, energy law, environmental law, ect). You always get very comprehensive advice. They are flexible and available.’

‘DWF is distinguished by its versatility, openness and attentiveness to the client’s needs. DWF employees respond very quickly to correspondence with a high work culture.’

‘The best energy law department in Poland. Extensive legal and great renewable energy sector knowledge. Always available and thinking out of the box.’

‘Karol Lasocki’s expertise focuses on energy law and has unique knowledge in this area, especially in Energy Regulatory Office requirements and practices.’

‘Extremely detailed knowledge of the legal matters in renewable energy and high involvement in work by Wiktoria Rogaska.’

The people with whom I had the pleasure to work are distinguished by a great work and personal culture. I always meet with mindfulness, great enthusiasm and positive energy. Thanks to great empathy and experience, attorney Karol Lasocki is the most supportive partner we have had the opportunity to work with.’

‘Have a great opportunity to work recently with Karol Lasocki; they have great traits that makes cooperation with them a good experience – flexibility, patience and ability to explain complicated topics in an easy manner. Would say they also listen to the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Qair

KGAL

URIEL Renovables

Mashav Energia

Tauron Polska Energia

Eolos Polska

Polish Wind Energy Association

V-Ridium

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

BayWa Re

Polenergia

PKN Orlen

Elawan

Sun Investment Group

Eolus Vind

Wpd

Offshore Wind Consultants

Regener8 Power

Econergy Renewable Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented URIEL Renovables S.A. in a EUR 173m wind farm investment in Poland concerning the Biały Bór Wind Farm.
  • Advising Offshore Wind Consultants regarding the development of their offshore wind energy services in the Baltic Sea.
  • Assisting the Polish Wind Energy Association with respect to legislative matters, in particular concerning the Onshore Wind Distance Act liberalisation.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s team consists of former external advisors and in-house counsel advising Polish operators of public and critical infrastructure, ordering parties and contractors in addition to state-owned companies from the energy, oil and gas, mining and chemistry sectors. The team is proficient in assisting throughout major projects, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the Polish National Appeals Chamber. The department is led by Piotr Sadownik who possesses a track record in both arbitration and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Ciepliński

Testimonials

‘Great collaboration with the client. No problems with availability, fully committed to the case and client oriented. Strong negotiations skills. Broad knowledge of the market and proactive attitude.’

‘Highly qualified team that gives you the comfort of working on extensive and complicated issues.’

‘I would like to acknowledge associate Krzysztof Cieplinski who was a strong points of our supporting team. They were extremely committed and determined during the multi-aspect negotiations. They presented in-depth knowledge and strong soft-skills during the negotiations process.’

Key clients

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola S.A.

Fabryka Kotłów “Sefako” S.A.

PGNiG Technologie S.A.

Rockfin sp. z o.o.

Cobant spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp.k.

PERN S.A.

Nippon Steel Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A on the crucial implementation of the project named Construction of the Wierzchowice Underground Gas Storage Facility.
  • Advised KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. on its project to expand Europe’s largest sump reservoir of froth, including preparing for the project, co-preparing the documentation required for tender proceedings and preparing numerous draft contracts.
  • Advising DMC Services of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. group of companies and its mother company on the conclusion of a contract with a subsidiary of Sirius Minerals Plc for the design and construction of four mining shafts for the extraction of polyhalite at the Woodsmith Mine located in North Yorkshire, England.

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners advises national and international clients on the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of a wide variety of energy assets. Wojciech Wrochna leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Wojciech Wrochna

Other key lawyers:

Aleksander Galos

Key clients

Ductor AG

CEE Equity Partners Ltd.

Krynica Vitamin SA

Swiss Krono S.A.

Northvolt Poland

SPP Group

Montis Capital

Orange Poland

Reckitt Benckiser

MFW Bałtyk

Work highlights

  • Advised Ductor AG on the preparation and negotiation of a plethora of M&A agreements and some business and technical agreements, including fertilizer agreements and biology agreements.
  • Advising CEE Equity Partners Ltd. on a wind farm project for energy distribution.
  • Advising Krynica Vitamin S.A. on the issues of permitting, contracting and the sale of energy to the grid through the launch of a new product – an integrated full scope (legal/IT/construction) advisory aimed at implementation of a world class solution (photovoltaic installations) to save energy costs and become emission-clean.

Linklaters

The energy and natural resources practice at Linklaters advises clients on the whole lifecycle of projects, handling the development, financing, acquisition, sales and refinancing of mandates. The team is also increasingly involved in waste to energy matters and the growing Polish renewables space. Recently promoted partner Patryk Figiel leads the team meanwhile managing associate Jakub Dąbrowski is acclaimed as an ‘outstanding lawyer.’

Practice head(s):

Patryk Figiel

Testimonials

‘Linklaters offers a wide area of expertise which is required when dealing with big scale projects, and at the same time delivers the best quality of expertise, backed by exposure to several local projects and foreign jurisdictions. They provide excellent insight and legal knowledge about the local regulations, and are able to pack this into an international standard.’

‘The projects team is very strong and have a very wide area of expertise. Comparing to different teams in other law firms, the projects team at Linklaters provide the highest quality of work (in terms of drafting and reviewing documents, preparing legal opinions etc.). In addition I value the team for the ability to provide legal advice which is business oriented.’

‘I value Jakub Dąbrowski’s work for his great ability to combine legal and business advice. Jakub has a very strong understanding of business and is able to provide a very tailored legal solutions. In addition, Jakub has very wide experience in different kinds of matters, therefore he is able to analyse legal issues from different angles.’

I value Michał Maruszak for his strong legal analytical skills. Michał is very attentive to details and exceptionally organised lawyer.’

‘Jakub Dąbrowski is an outstanding lawyer, and one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with – he is very committed to the projects he works on. Jakub’s advantage is that he strives to understand as much as possible about a projects thanks to which he offers much more than only legal advice – he gets invlolved in forming legal strategies, providng a 360 degree assistance and execution. Whenever a legal challange stands in front of us, we know that Jakub will do his best to provide the best way out.’

Key clients

Mirova

Iberdrola

Meridiam and Urbaser

SOCIETE GENERALE

EBRD

BNP Paribas

Nestlé Polska S.A.

PD Co Sp. z o.o.

Prairie Mining Limited

Itochu

IGNITIS Group

Pomerania Wind Farm S. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised MIROVA on the joint venture, share purchase and financings in respect of a 145MW onshore wind farm project in Poland.
  • Advised Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments S.A.S. and Urbaser S.A.U. on the preparation of the organisational structure and the offer for a public-private partnership project aimed at ensuring the management of the combustible fraction of municipal waste from the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, together with the recovery of energy in high-efficiency cogeneration.
  • Advised Pomerania Wind Farm on the legal aspects of the development process of one of the largest onshore wind farms in Poland.

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j.

The energy and natural resources department at Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. is comprised of former in-house lawyers, ensuring the practice has close relationships with regulators. The team also handles the construction of energy-related infrastructure and compliance issues. Przemysław Kałek leads the practice with expertise in energy, competition and civil law.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Kałek

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Nowak-Paradowska

Testimonials

‘The team provides very good cooperation and the best legal knowledge.’

‘Impressive availability and great response time to customer inquiries.’

‘Full commitment supported by solid recognition of the subject matter.’

‘The team has exceptional knowledge of the energy sector regulations, in terms of both the law, and the market practices. They are very experienced and have the ability to provide the services on most complex cases. The team is extremely devoted and always available for assistance.’

‘Single contact point, individual approach, very good knowledge of RES in Poland.’

‘Personal, individual approach.’

‘Mr. Przemyslaw Kalek and Ms. Joanna Nowak-Paradowska should be highlighted as top experts. Their work is always done with enthusiasm and full engagement. Their knowledge of the sector is exceptional. Working with Mr. Kalek and Ms. Nowak-Paradowska is a pleasure.’

‘Przemyslaw Kalek is in my opinion the best lawyer in the field of energy market, who provides an open approach to problems and the best legal knowledge.’

Key clients

ENGIE EC Słupsk Sp. z o.o.

innogy Polska S.A. and innogy Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o.

PKN ORLEN S.A.

Baltic Power sp. z o.o.

Energa S.A. and Energa-Operator S.A.

PKP Energetyka S.A.

PTPiREE

Work highlights

  • Advised ENGIE EC Słupsk Sp. z o.o. regarding the construction of a combined heat and power plant up to 20 MWe to be located in Słupsk, Poland.
  • Advised innogy Polska S.A. and innogy Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o. on the implementation of the requirements arising from the Compliance Programme to achieve compliance with the EU regulations for energy sector and the directives of the national regulatory authority.
  • Advising PKN ORLEN S.A. on an agreement with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. that secures grid connection for an offshore wind farm to be built by the Client in the Baltic Sea.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s energy law practice advises clients on a wide range of matters including infrastructure investments, compliance and regulatory issues, emissions allowances, M&A transactions and renewable energy project financings. Moreover, the team is also active in the contentious field, representing clients in disputes regarding the imposition of fines and connection to the grid where necessary. Krzysztof Cichocki in Warsaw and Zbyszko Wizner in Poznań jointly chair the team.

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Młodawski

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional with a lot of practical experience.’

‘The team is extremely proactive and their business focus is outstanding.’

‘First-rate legal education, high personal culture, transparent settlement system, individual approach to a case, broad interpretation of regulations in the context of not only short-term solutions but also consequences for the future and in a broad context.’

‘Thorough first-class education, high personal culture, complex approach to the processes occurring in the investment project, striving for unconventional solutions, taking into account economically rational solutions.’

‘Tomasz Młodawski has an outstanding knowledge of the industry so that his advice exceeds by far what we normally get from lawyers. He is not only a lawyer but a true business partner. This is an extreme value and what makes him stand out (on top of his excellent legal skills and very practical advice).’

‘Krzysztof Cichocki is a leader of the team with a vast experience in the energy matters.’

Tomasz Młodawski has a deep understanding of gas market regulation. Quite impressive understanding of the market.’

Key clients

Enea Operator Sp. z o.o.

PCC Rokita S.A.

Sabowind Polska sp. z o.o.

Kelfield Deutschland GmbH

Sunly Group

RE Alloys Sp. z o.o.

IKEA Industry Sp. z o.o.

WKG Group

LG Chem Energy Solutions Sp. z o.o., LG Chem Poland Sp. z o.o.

The US Agency for International Development

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

At SSW Pragmatic Solutions the energy and natural resources team is jointly led by Piotr Spaczyński  Dominik Strzałkowski and Anita Palukiewiczv. The department advises on energy-related infrastructure and construction projects, geological and mining issues, grid matters and regulatory litigation in addition to CO2, electricity and gas trading. Igor Muszyński is a reputed name for transactions and projects in both the conventional and renewable energy fields.

Testimonials

‘Pragmatic solutions. Knowledge about the energy business.’

‘This is an exceptional team and its strengths are knowledge, experience, professional advice, support et every stage of a given process, and full information to the client, leaving no doubts unanswered. The Client feels taken care of and his case is run by a dedicated team form start to finish.’

‘Very insightful about upcoming legislations and possible technical innovations for the polish market. As a counsel cautions a mindful and restrained approach, which fits the polish market and bsuiness attitude quite well. Very responsive to calls and requests. The team is willing to take on an additional workload to conclude a project and task, which we did not always find with other firms. Very good communication with members of our team on all levels.’

‘Grzegorz Filipowicz is always very responsive and attached to the project.’

‘Dominik Strzałkowski is a very good example of the calm and collected approach we appreciate from the firm.’

‘These team are distinguished by knowledge, experience and a special interest in the matter. I can indicate Grzegorz Filipowicz in this regard.’

Key clients

ExxonMobil

Wpd Europe GmbH

PKN Orlen

IKEA

Better Energy Management

Lumina Capital

Miedzi Copper Corporation

Electrum Group

affiliates Amarante Investment

SKKGM

Wirtgen Invest

NextEnergy Capital

Orlen Południe

Goldbeck Solar

Equitix

Thumos/Paged Energy Group

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA

Work highlights

  • Advised PKN Orlen Group with comprehensive legal and transactional advice regarding the acquisition of (i) operating Kanin Wind Farm with installed capacity of 20 MW and (ii) four operating wind farms: Kobylnica, Nowotna, Subkowy and Subkowy II with total installed capacity of 88.5 MW.
  • Advised wpd Europe GmbH (i) in the financing of five wind farms which were to be constructed and operating under the new Polish auction support regime and (ii) obtaining four electricity production concessions for five wind farms financed in the project finance mechanism.
  • Advised a Scandinavian renewable energy company in drafting and negotiating of draft long term corporate Power Purchase Agreement for several PV projects with installed capacity ranging between 30 MW and over 70 MW to be executed with a major international off-taker.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The team at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr handles regulatory mandates and legislative matters, as well as projects involving renewable energy, power distribution and conventional power generation; it is co-led by managing partner Jerzy Baehr and Maciej Szambelańczyk. Jakub Pokrzywniak is a name of note for legislative issues regarding the amendment of the Energy Law Act. Sub-sectors of specific focus include electricity, gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, oil and mining.

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Pokrzywniak

Testimonials

‘WKB Team has a very nice and very good team of energy law lawyers providing innovative legal advice through full aspects of our activities in the distribution system operator sector. Their feedback is always fast, comprehensive, simple and took into consideration all the information provided.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the energy industry including renewables sector. Highly experienced in dealing with regulators and authorities. Always on top of all aspects of political and economic changes in Poland.’

‘We greatly appreciate that the team mostly works with one point of contact for the client, which minimises efforts on our part regarding information distribution. The team was only tasked with a legal DD, and this topic was rather challenging and they have managed it with an extraordinarily high level of service-oriented task management. Several aspects of the legal DD, which other firms would have expected us to provide, they have considered to be part of their portfolio and have gladly looked into accomplishing. We would gladly engage them again, if a good project presents itself.’

‘Maciej Szambelanczyk has a great knowledge of RES investment processes, including acquisition and development and current regulatory matters. He’s one of the most recognisable and experienced lawyers on the market also thanks to representing RES industry associations in parliamentary works on implementing appropriate legislative solutions.’

‘Maciej Szambelańczyk is an excellent strategic adviser, extremely competent and always provides great advice. Moreover Maciej is a very nice and respectful person.’

‘One of their Partners, Maciej Szambelańczyk, is very prominent at conferences and from my experience gives clear and precise inside into legal topics regarding the polish energy market.’

Key clients

Statkraft Group

EDP Renewables Polska sp. z o.o.

PGE S.A.

PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.

Polish Wind Energy Association

Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.

ABO Wind AG

GreenGenius Sp. z o.o.

Eurowind Energy sp. z o.o.

Krajowa Izba Biopaliw

Bioelektrownia Buczek

Gas Storage Poland sp. z o.o.

Ministry of Energy

Yevulei Shemesh Renewable Energy Ltd

PGNiG OD sp. z o.o.

Carrefour Polska sp. z o.o.

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

PGNiG OD sp. z o.o.

Carrefour Polska

PSE

Gas Storage Poland

Gaz System S.A.

TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A.

R Power sp. z o.o.

SunRoof Technology sp. z o.o.

The Union of Producers and Employers of Biogas Industry

NEO Investments

GREENEVO TECH LTS

POLENERGIA

RWE Polska

European Energy

OceanWinds

Longyuan Power Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

Izba Gospodarcza Gazownictwa

A+ TECH

Arcadis Sp. z o.o.

Baltic Green

Biogazownia Brzeżno

Biogazownia Rypin

Biowatt

Brzeskie Przedsiębiorstwo EC

CVI Dom Maklerski

Dalkia Polska

Elsen

Enea Połaniec

ENERSYSTEM

European Energy

Greenevo Tech

HPCC Herkules

HYDERUS

ib vogt

IKEA RETAIL

LERTA

Neo Energy

New Cogen

Northland Power

Otovo Poland

PALTRAK-WIND

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe

Polsun Development Limited

RPOWER SOLAR POŁUDNIE

RWE Energie Odnawialne

REFUELS

Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna

Septyma

Solarnet

Stadtwerke München

WEX Europe

Yevulei Shemesh

Zabrzańskie PEC

Orsted Polska

Work highlights

  • Represented the Polish Wind Energy Association in the works on the amendment of the so-called Distance Law, that in 2016 introduced a minimum distance from housing estates that new wind turbines in Poland need to meet.
  • Advised Energix and its subsidiaries on the development of a distribution system operator for the internal infrastructure of an operating wind farm, as well as the development of renewable energy generation units.
  • Advised and assisted GAZ-SYSTEM in its merger with its subsidiary Polskie LNG.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k. advises domestic and foreign private investors, operators and investment funds, with capabilities in an array of conventional and renewable sub-sectors including oil, fuel and biofuel, utilities and waste management. The team is especially well-versed in handling the acquisition, development and financing of wind farm and photovoltaics investment projects. Dominik Sołtysiak is head of the department.

Practice head(s):

Dominik Sołtysiak 

Testimonials

‘BSJP’s team has a strong market knowledge and is able to always accommodate clients’ needs. The team works in a highly efficient manner, is always available and easy to communicate with.’

‘We highly recommend Dominik Soltysiak because of his expertise and market knowledge, his diligent and client-oriented approach and not least because of his language skills. It makes life easier for us if we can communicate in German, and that working results can be delivered in German, English or Polish.’

‘Dominik Soltysiak is good at renewable energy projects on farmland properties.’

Key clients

ABO Wind GmbH

European Energy A/S

IBC Solar GmbH

MEGAWIND Sp. z o.o.

PNE AG

Polaqua Sp. z o.o.

PROKON New Energy Poland Sp. z o.o.

Rosetti Marino S.p.A.

Sabowind GmbH

Siłownie Wiatrowe Development Sp. z o.o.

Sobolewo Energia Sp. z o.o.

SPIE Elbud Gdańsk S.A.

wiwi Consult GmbH & Co. KG

Windcom Sp. z o.o.

WKN GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised WKN GmbH on EBRD’s EUR 39m backing for the construction of a Polish onshore wind farm duo.
  • Advised Sabowind GmbH on the sale of its 108 MW to DIF Capital Partners.
  • Advised MEGAWIND Sp. z o.o. on a sale of a 6 MW onshore wind farm in Poland to TAURON Ekonergia.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

The government and energy practice at Eversheds Sutherland Poland, established in 2019, handles a wealth of PV and biogas transactions, also routinely advising foreign banks on their first financing on the Polish RES market and US companies on their investments into Poland. Michał Drozdowicz heads up the team. Senior associate Łukasz Petelski left the firm in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Michał Drozdowicz

Testimonials

‘The team is engaged and diligent and has very good knowledge of RES industry.’

Key clients

LITGRID AB

Modus Asset Management

VEOLIA Energia Poznań

Green Energy Project

GRE Energia

Green Genius

V-Ridium Power Services

Up – Telecom Sp. z o.o.

PEC Siedlce

Polish Transmission System Operator

Bayerische Landesbank

Work highlights

  • Advised Polish and Lithuanian transmission system operators on the Harmony Link Project matters, including the construction of HVDC cable link between Poland and Lithuania.
  • Advised BayernLB in the financing of the construction of 86 photovoltaic installations in Poland.
  • Advised Green Genius on the acquisition of biogas companies and the acquisition of 120 MW PV companies.

NGL Legal

NGL Legal is primarily active on regulatory matters within the electricity and gas markets, often representing clients before the market regulators in disputes. Specific sector focuses include electricity distribution, electricity generation, storage of electricity, storage of gas, electromobility and LNG. Filip Opoka and Maciej Wesołowski lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Filip OpokaMaciej Wesołowski

Testimonials

‘The team has an extensive experience in transactions referring to renewables as well as a very good understanding of the regulatory aspects of this sector. Cooperation with them ensures comfort and quality.’

‘The energy practice presents a client-centered and industry-based approach. Thanks to their regulatory knowledge and good understanding of energy companies’ operations and specificity they deliver an effortless experience. Smooth communication and understanding of the ways in which business works makes they stand out from the competition and it generates added value for clients.’

‘The NGL Energy team has significant sector experience, in particular in relations to the regulatory regime. The team is capable to provide specific and customised regulatory legal asistance. The abilities of the team in representing clients in administrative proceedings at the regulator’s office should be highlighted and praised.’

‘They have a wide range of expertise. What is more, they understand our business really well when preparing legal advice. The team also has niche experience, including in electromobility projects. What distinguishes this team is the perfect adjustment of the legal services provided to the client’s needs and understanding of their purpose, which translates into success each time.’

‘Mr. Maciej Wesolowski is the team leader. He has significant experience and legal knowledge in relation to the Energy law and practice. He has an in-depth knowledge of the market as well.’

‘Maciej Wesolowski is an expert in energy law and regulatory matters. We can rely on his knowledge and broad experience. He is focused on delivering easy to reach solutions. His flexibility, communication skills and business approach give value to legal services he provides.’

‘Filip Opoka is an outstanding lawyer, provides responsive and clear advice, very professional, open to client needs, very precise in communication and always well prepared in details.’

‘Filip Opoka is an expert in renewbles, very responsive and supportive.’

Key clients

DKV EURO SERVICE GMBH + CO KG

Enea Trading

PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.

PKN Orlen S.A.

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

Polskie LNG S.A.

The Polish Association of Alternative Fuels

SolarTechnik Development

Work highlights

  • Advised PGE Baltica in reviewing and negotiating with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne interconnection agreements to the transmission grid with respect to 3 offshore wind farms of total capacity of 3.439,50 MW.
  • Advised PGE Baltica in the proceedings for obtaining decisions of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office awarding contract for difference for 2 of the client’s offshore wind farms of total capacity of 2.543,5 MW.
  • Supported Solartechnik Development in the acquisition of PV projects of a total capacity of around 300 MW by conducting due diligence of energy law, environmental law, real estate law, and corporate law issues.

Norton Rose Fulbright

The energy team at Norton Rose Fulbright is led by Tomasz Rogalski and advises sponsors, developers, banks and lenders on the full spectrum of energy-related matters; examples include the development, construction and financing of renewables, the design and regulation of power and gas markets, electricity and CO2 trading, M&A transactions and the restructuring of energy-related financings. Senior associate Cezary Zawiślak joined the office from Penteris in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Rogalski

Other key lawyers:

Cezary Zawiślak

Testimonials

‘The energy practice at Norton Rose Fulbright is quite strong in M&A and project finance. They’re well educated in energy sector in Poland and deliver practical advice. They offer high UK standards for legal due diligence and drafting of the project documents in the Polish transactions. They are very helpful and collaborative team. We also note their increasing expertise in regulatory matters, corporate PPAs in Poland and offshore wind.’

‘Deep and business oriented experience in energy and transactional and finance related services.’

‘They are one of the most experienced energy teams in the market, providing the most in-depth legal services that are very helpful to new comers not accustomed with the local market, facilitating the transaction.’

‘Right capability to deliver lending documentation, good understanding of the energy specifics, robustness.’

‘Head of the practice Tomasz Rogalski is a top-notch energy lawyer. We like his focus on the project finance transactions where he takes the lead on both the finance documents and legal due diligence work. This one-stop shop approach is for us as a project finance lender in the Polish energy market very helpful as one lawyer can provide advice on lending and energy regulatory matters in one transaction. It’s a game-changer for us.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski is the most business-oriented lawyer with exceptional skills and ability to focus on key elements that enables us to close transactions.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski engages in the transaction proactively, advising not only on the legal terms, but also give examples on market standard.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski is very well connected, experienced and strong support on regulatory matters, due diligence and contract negotiations.’

Key clients

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

Arise

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki

EBRD

Enel Green Power

Niam

European Investment Group

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Eiffel Investment Group

BlackRock

Aquila Capital Management

Allianz Capital Partners

DNB Bank Polska

mBank

Santander Bank Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

SUSI Partners

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Work highlights

  • Advised Enel Green Power on joint development of 346 MWp PV portfolio in Poland with a leading local PV developer in Poland.
  • Advised the club of Polish banks consisting of mBank S.A. and Santander Bank Polska S.A. in relation to the construction financing of R. Power’s 121 MWp PV installations in Poland.
  • Advised Allianz Capital Partners on the due diligence, acquisition and negotiation of the project documents  for the 53 MW Karlino wind farm in Poland.

SMM Legal

Paweł Łącki and Michał Tarka jointly lead the energy and natural resources practice at SMM Legal  from Poznan. The group advises clients throughout all the investment stages in energy projects in addition to supporting clients in transactions, drafting legal opinions, representing them in court disputes, negotiating with clients’ suppliers, and supporting them in infrastructural projects and investments.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Łącki; Michał Tarka

Testimonials

‘Knowledge of renewable energy sources, electricity market functioning at an unprecedented high level.’

‘They have an excellent team who prove very knowledgable and experienced. Their approach features interdisciplinary knowledge and competence.’

‘I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Michał Tarka. He demonstrates a high level of legal expertise and a wide range of necessary contacts.’

‘Paweł Łacki has the ability to understand complex issues, draw conclusions and present possible applications or solutions. His skills proved to be essential to understand the complex subject matter of the dispute.’

Key clients

VEOLIA Energia Łódź Sp. z o.o.

RE ALLOYS SA

VEOLIA Nowa Energia Sp. z o.o.

VEOLIA Energia Poznań Sp. z o.o.

Pfeifer&Langen Polska SA

PKN ORLEN S.A.

H.Cegielski Poznań S.A.

Ardagh Glass S.A.

Energa-Obrót S.A.

Arenella Sp. z o.o.

Budimex S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Pfeifer & Langen Polska S.A.on a number of investments in 4 sugar refineries belonging to a single group with respect to the energy transition to a low-emissions economy.
  • Advised PKN ORLEN S.A. on the purchase of the certificates issued by the Energy Regulatory Office for the purpose of attainment of the indicative targets for the fuel sector.
  • Advised H. Cegielski Poznań S.A. on the implementation of a strategy to develop a biogas plant.

Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k.

At multinational firm Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k., Eligiusz Krzesniak  and Paweł Magierowski co-head the energy department. The practice advises clients on renewable energy sector projects, including offshore wind and clean technology schemes, and is also geared for representation in energy-related disputes. The practice also demonstrates prowess in a range of energy-related contracts, namely power purchase, engineering, procurement and construction agreements.

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of client needs, expertise in deals of different types in the sector (including litigation), practical approach to solve issues.’

‘Very competent, reliable, business ortiented.’

‘Fast & accurate.’

‘Pawel Magierowski and Eligiusz Krzesniak are easy to access, available for the client’s needs, have good knowledge of the sector and market practice, and a practical approach to deals’

Key clients

ACCIONA Energy

Acciona Energy Poland Global

Enerco

Invenergy LLC

Boryszewo Wind Invest

Krupy Wind Invest

Stary Jarosław Wind Invest

Jeżyczki Wind Invest

MPF Foundation

Santander

EW EOL

Work highlights

  • Advised ACCIONA Energy in connection with several wind and photovoltaics projects owned or developed by the client in Poland.
  • Advised Invenergy on the corporate and contractual restructuring of the wind farm project and in a series of lawsuits.

Wardynski & Partners

The energy practice at Wardynski & Partners specialises in advising the private sector on energy projects in which the investors are state controlled entities. The team is led by Mirella Lechna-Marchewka in Wroclaw and Igor Hanas in Warsaw and is also acclaimed for its work on more conventional energy projects, as well as regulatory affairs.

Other key lawyers:

Maciej SzwedowskiRafał Pytko

Testimonials

‘Well structured large team with very comprehensive practices with very good background matching legal and technical aspects. It is very important in large complex engineering projects in the energy sector. The lawyers know very well the sector and had a portfolio of performed projects which allow them easily engage in new ones at every stage.’

‘Wardynski is a strong professional lawyers team. Fast, detailed and clear communication, capability to explain and translate the law language to regular one.’

‘The team is dedicated and engaged, ready to go the extra mile to clarify ambiguous provisions of energy law.’

‘Excellent industry knowledge but also efficient and cost-effective approach. Understand client needs and concentrate on important aspects rather than losing themselves in non-issues.’

‘Igor Hanas has exceptional knowledge of industry and business acumen, provides high quality practical advice.’

‘Igor Hanas is very professional and offers efficient and practical solutions to any issues.’

‘Igor Hanas is a great expert on energy not only from the legal but also from the substantive side and deeply understands the processes happening in the energy sector. ‘

‘Igor Hanas co-head of the energy practice combines very well regulatory with engineering knowledge which is very helpful and very often necessary to solve the problems.’

Key clients

Green Genius sp. z o.o.

Suez Groupe S.A.S.

POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd

Rafako S.A.

PKP Energetyka S.A.

Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

SBB Energy S.A.

Guardian Industries Europe Holding S.a.r.l.

Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kronospan Group

MT Group UAB

ArcelorMittal Poland S.A.

JMP Flowers Ptaszek s.j.

ICT Poland sp. z o.o.

SK Innovation

Enercon GmbH

MVGM Property Management Poland Sp z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH on project development of the new 496MW power station in Poland.
  • Advised Green Genius Group on regulatory and environmental matters related to the development of the biogas assets.
  • Represented RAFAKO on a cross-border arbitration related to the renewable project of the biomass CHP plant in Lithuania.