Firms To Watch: Energy and natural resources

The energy practice at EY Law has strengths in advising clients on climate change and emissions trading, as well as regulatory matters; it is led by sustainability specialist Katarzyna Kłaczyńska-Lewis.
Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k‘s energy and natural resources offering has been significantly bolstered with the addition of new practice head Konrad Kosicki from Wolf Theiss in early 2023.
Boutique firm Kozłowski Tomasik Oszczak sp.k.  – which focuses on independent energy and industrials – was established in early 2022 by managing partner Zbigniew Kozłowski, Milosz Tomasik, and Marcin Oszczak, all previously at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k.
Osborne Clarke‘s Warsaw office opened in March 2022 with the arrival of practice head Katarzyna Barańska from Kochanski & Partners, and is active advising on smart energy matters and issues surrounding the transition to low-carbon distributed energy systems.
Maciej Wesołowski and Filip Opoka jointly lead the energy department at Octo Legal after joining the firm in early 2022 from NGL Legal alongside several other lawyers; the team is gaining recognition for advising clients active in the electricity and gas markets.

Energy and natural resources in Poland

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

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.’s sizeable team is praised as ‘one of the best energy and natural resources teams in the CEE’, with expertise in the chemical, petrochemical, metallurgical, and mining sectors, supporting clients on both domestic and cross-border projects. The team consists of five separate sub-groups, which focus respectively on oil and gas (led by Tomasz Minkiewicz), renewable energy, regulatory and trading matters (led by Piotr Ciołkowski), investment projects, and the environment (led by Agnieszka Skorupińska). Other key areas of focus for the group include exploration for and the production of energy resources and minerals, and energy-related M&A transactions. Marcin Bejm acts as the overall practice head, and Łukasz Szatkowski is also notable for his advice to international and Polish investors.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bejm

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Minkiewic; Piotr Ciołkowski; Agnieszka Skorupińska; Łukasz Szatkowski; Michał Andruszkiewicz; Maciej Ziółkowski; Angelika Szufel


‘A very good reputation as one of the best energy and natural resources teams in the CEE. They place great importance on client service and make sure the right person is selected for the job. An excellent team with all-round attention to detail and a commercial, pragmatic approach. All members are helpful in handling projects efficiently.’

‘They are detailed, showing vast knowledge of the law, but also they are very practical, with solutions, good risk assessment, and proving their knowledge of the market and market practices.’

‘Strong leaders with practical experience, knowledge, and teamwork of several specialists that are well-managed by the leaders. This is certainly one of the best practices in Poland regarding oil and gas investment projects.’

‘CMS’ energy team is extremely knowledgeable, committed to finding solutions, and straightforward. The team has big calibre professionals with deep legal knowledge and business acumen for all types of energy work.’

‘Piotr Ciołkowski is highly professional and responds to all requirements of the client immediately and accurately.’

‘Piotr Ciołkowsk and Marcin Bejm are both excellent lawyers with experience in the field of investment projects.’

‘Maciej Ziółkowski is hardworking, responsive, knowledgeable, prompt, and efficient in all engagements and dealings; he is a very tenacious lawyer, very thorough, applies a good commercial approach to his projects, and is extremely professional.’

‘Maciej Ziółkowski has always presented diligence and very high quality work. He is 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. He always provides comprehensive and competent advice concerning various aspects of the investment process.’

Key clients

Acciona Energy

Afcon Renewable Energy Ltd

BayWa r.e.

CalEnergy Resources

CEE Equity Partners

Central European Petroleum

ČEZ Group


Eolus Vind AB


Fortum Power and Heat Poland

Green Investment Group

Grupa Azoty Polyolefins


ib vogt GmbH






PKN Orlen

Polish Development Fund

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

Solarpro Holding PLC



Żabka Polska

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group and Rossi Biofuel on three transactions related to the merger of Grupa Lotos and PKN Orlen.
  • Advised Sonnedix on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Sun Power Energy.
  • Advised PKN Orlen on the construction of the Olefins III petrochemical complex.


The energy team at Dentons is ‘one of the most recognisable on the market’ and its client roster consists of major energy companies in Poland, including transmission and distribution system operators, energy producers, and energy traders. The practice has substantial experience in the development and financing of renewable energy projects in wind and solar power. The team has been active in significant privatisation transactions, acquisitions, and regulatory matters, and its expertise in the oil and gas sector encompasses exploration, production, transportation, storage, refinement, and distribution. Managing partner and practice head Arkadiusz Krasnodębski also jointly leads the firm’s European energy sector group. Agnieszka Kulińska is another key name. January 2022 saw the addition of dual-qualified partner Christian Schnell, formerly of Solivan Pontes, to the practice; he splits his time between the Warsaw and Munich offices, thus strengthening ties between them.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Krasnodębski

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Kulińska; Zbigniew Stasiak; Michał Motylewski; Christian Schnell


‘The team has a unique set of cross-departmental competences; it is a sizeable team, and one of the most recognisable on the market.’

‘The team is very much client focused with personalised advice and a first-class understanding of the local energy market and regulations.’

The team is distinguished by its in-depth understanding of the energy sector and its regulatory framework in Poland and the EU; a fully professional service and unbiased advice; the capability to provide ad hoc viable concepts to address complex legal situations; and to identify risks and design ways to mitigate them.’

‘The team is very strong and experienced in the market. It has great experience in various projects, including not only renewable energy projects, but also conventional energy projects, such as power plants.’

‘Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is exceptionally well connected, articulate, and experienced. He is an indisputable leader of the team, personally involved in critical moments despite his numerous roles within the organisation of Dentons.’

‘Agnieszka Kulińska is very experienced and recognisable on the market as an industry expert. A skilled lawyer with a very practical approach and an exceptional deal maker.’

‘Agnieszka Kulińska is a very experienced energy M&A lawyer with a great business approach. Her way of proceeding with transactions is appreciated: focusing on the main legal and commercial points, understanding the needs of the business, and a very pro-active approach.’

‘Zbigniew Stasiak is valued for his very unique experience in the oil and gas sector in Poland. He understands the complicated Polish legal regulations and he is very attentive to details.’

Key clients

Enviva Inc.

OW Ocean Winds

International Finance Corporation

Banco Santander

Santander Bank Polska





PKO Bank Polski

Bank Pekao

PKO Bank Polski

European Energy

ReneSola Power

Orange Polska S.A.


Work highlights

  • Advising Enviva on the supply of biomass to Poland.
  • Representing OW Ocean Winds in proceedings before the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw to review a complaint against a decision issued by the Minister of Infrastructure pursuant to Article 106 of the Act on Promotion of Energy Generation in Offshore Wind Farms.
  • Advising Orange Polska on the drafting and negotiation of two long-term, financially-settled corporate PPAs with Enertrag supporting the development of a 10-turbine and 36 MW wind farm and covering over 120 GWh per annum of Orange Polska electricity consumption.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s team has ‘vast experience in the energy sector’ and provides both domestic and international clients with advice on the entire lifecycle of projects involving conventional and renewable energy, as well as assisting with mandates in the nuclear and cogeneration sectors. Its offering also extends to commercial and regulatory assistance, as well as support with greenfield investments, waste management matters, and mining. Transaction specialist Rafał Hajduk leads the group alongside 'well connected' Marcin KrakowiakPaweł Grzejszczak is another name of note, as he has expertise in energy-related regulatory and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Hajduk; Marcin Krakowiak

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Grzejszczak; Katarzyna Kuźma


‘DZP is the most clever and business-oriented law firm in the Polish energy market. They’ve proven an uncommon capability in understanding the client’s needs and finding the most suitable legal path to achieve them.’

‘Vast experience in the energy sector combined with an unconventional approach to legal problem solving. Legal advice formulated in a clear, plain language that is easily understood by business people.’

‘The team of lawyers has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of issues related to state aid, ownership transformations, corporate matters, and M&A transactions.’

‘The lawyers are distinguished by their extensive knowledge of the issues on which they advise. They show great commitment to work.’

‘DZP has a strong market position in Poland with vast experience in waste-to-energy projects.’

‘Marcin Krakowiak is well connected and has great knowledge.’

‘Rafał Hajduk is always working at the highest professional level and he gives a great sense of legal security.’

‘Special credit to Rafał Hajduk; he has been able to solve very complex legal issues.’

Key clients

Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych Gaz-System S.A.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale


Neo Investments

T-mobile Polska S.A.

Urbaser S.A.U.

Work highlights

  • Advising OGP Gaz-System on the Baltic Pipe infrastructure project, which will provide Poland with natural gas from the North Sea via Denmark.
  • Advised Siemens Gamesa on the negotiation of the terms and conditions of co-operation, and the supply of turbines and associated equipment for the F.E.W. Baltic II project.
  • Advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the project financing to develop five wind farms, which will generate energy with a combined capacity of 44.675 MW.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Rymarz Zdort Maruta‘s energy and natural resources practice regularly assists clients with complicated development and M&A projects, as well as trading and regulatory issues and LNG transactions. Its offering also includes support with the construction of coal, solar, wind, and gas power plants, in addition to natural gas and electricity infrastructure mandates. Conventional energy, photovoltaic projects, nuclear energy, and renewable energy are also core areas of focus for the team. Marek Durski leads the team, and is praised as ‘one of the best Polish lawyers in the energy space with exceptional market knowledge and commercial savviness’. Managing partner Pawel Rymarz, who has particular strength in energy-related transactions, is also notable.

Practice head(s):

Marek Durski

Other key lawyers:

Pawel Rymarz; Krzysztof Sajchta


‘Exceptional work ethic, a focus on client needs, and exceptional understanding of commercial realities. By a long shot, the most commercially-minded law firm in Poland combined with top-class legal knowledge.’

‘One of the most widely recognised law firms on the Polish legal market when it comes to energy and natural resources. They have vast experience from working on some of the most complex projects and transactions involving the key segments of this sector.’

‘The lawyers are renowned specialists in their areas of law and have a keen ability to seek out and formulate solutions to extremely complex legal issues. Their excellent and seamless cooperation and their high level of professional expertise ensures the proper protection of client interests.’

‘Has a leading team of lawyers that are proficient in the handling of a range of energy matters. The firm is well known for its work on behalf of blue-chip domestic energy corporate organisations, and also assists international clients. Its team has a proven reputation and extensive experience in projects in the energy field, often advising on transactions and investments.’ 

‘Marek Durski is without a doubt one of the best Polish lawyers in the energy space with exceptional market knowledge and commercial savviness.’

‘Marek Durski does not cease to impress with his pragmatic approach.’

‘Marek Durski is easy to work with, responsive, and gets his team on board to get work done in a timely manner.’

‘Marek Durski is a leading practitioner in the sector – he combines an extraordinary work ethic and attention to detail with excellent legal knowledge and commercial acumen. He has the rare ability of translating complicated legal concepts into language that non-lawyers can easily absorb and understand.’

Key clients


Grupa Lotos

PKN Orlen


Griffin Capital Partners


Brookfield Asset Management


Elektrociepłownia Nowa Sarzyna

Last Energy


Enlight Renewables



Poczta Polska


PGNiG Supply & Trading GmbH


PGE Baltica


PGE Kleszczów

PGE Paliwa

PGE Ekoserwis

Prime PV

Polska Grupa Górnicza

Nala Renewables


EDP Renewables

Jyske Bank

Northland Power

DIF Capital Partners

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna


Aberdeen Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupa Lotos on merger proceedings before the European Commission and several national competition authorities.
  • Advising PKN Orlen on the public offering of its shares to the shareholders of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, following the merger between the two.
  • Advising Last Energy on the development of SMR projects in Poland, in particular on joint venture discussions with ENEA.

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

The energy and infrastructure team at Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. is increasingly active in transactions and regulatory matters involving the ongoing energy transition, and consequently it has been expanding its onshore and offshore wind expertise. New industries such as hydrogen, SMRs, and e-mobility are also areas of focus for the team. Michał Piekarski chairs the group; his practice centres around the renewable, hydrogen, and nuclear industries, and he is singled out by a client as ‘one of the most recognised specialists in renewables in Poland’. Piotr Ciepiela is also a notable name in the field of energy-related regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Michał Piekarski

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Ciepiela


‘Very good track record in the offshore wind industry in Poland. Deep sector knowledge and business understanding.’

‘Baker McKenzie’s team consists of unique experts in renewables and offshore wind in particular. There are very few teams who have as much experience as Baker McKenzie in Warsaw, and they are a true one-stop-shop when it comes to regulatory, project, development, or M&A support of RES and offshore wind projects.’

‘Individual approach both to the matter and the client. They are focused on opportunities and broad cooperation.’

Key clients



Synthos Green Energy S.A.

WindPower Development

RWE Renewables GmbH

McCain Poland sp. z o.o.

Baltic Power sp. z o.o.

Shell plc

ENERIS Surowce S.A.

Innerbaltic Sp. z o.o.

SeaWind Polska Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised PKN Orlen on the $259m acquisition of a network of 185 fuel stations in Hungary and Slovakia from the MOL Group.
  • Advised Iberdrola on the acquisition – from entities controlled by a China-based CEE Equity Partners fund – of 100% of the shares in three SPVs holding the rights to three onshore wind farm projects with a total capacity of 163 MW located in Poland.

Clifford Chance

The energy and natural resources group at Clifford Chance supports industry investors, contractors, financial institutions, and infrastructure funds across a wide range of mandates, including the development, construction, and contracting of projects. In addition, its ability to co-operate with the firm’s litigation and finance departments ensures it can provide assistance to clients throughout the entire lifecycle of energy projects. Promoted to partner in May 2022, Paweł Puacz heads the practice with expertise in advising clients from the conventional and renewable sectors. In further team news, senior associate Anna Pawłowska joined the firm in March 2022 from BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Puacz

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Markowski; Izabela Cybulska; Anna Pawłowska; Adrian Król


‘Great sector expertise and a good track record.’

‘Great market knowledge and their commercial orientation to dealing with issues is appreciated.’

‘Good business approach and extraordinary delivery always of the highest quality.’

‘Paweł Puacz has great knowledge and a flexible approach, but most importantly, he is open-minded.’

‘Adrian Król has great devotion and knowledge, and is not afraid to pick up complex matters.’

Key clients



Griffin Real Estate

EDP Renewables Polska sp. z o.o.

Sun Investment Group


Invenergy Renewables LLC

RP Global Austria GmbH

RWE Offshore Wind Poland sp. z o.o.

Polenergia S.A.

R.Power Sp. z o.o.



Grenergy Renovables, S.A.

PAD RES Development sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Projekt Solartechnik on the sale of a developed portfolio of solar projects with a capacity of 184 MW to Spoleto, which belongs to the Alternus Energy Group.
  • Advised R.Power on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for power generated by a portfolio of solar projects with almost 300 MW of installed capacity with Axpo.
  • Representing Abener Energia in three arbitrations and several litigations concerning the construction of a large combined-cycle power plant in Poland.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.‘s team is an interdisciplinary group advising both domestic and international clients on all aspects of their renewable energy projects, especially those in the wind, photovoltaics, biogas, and water sectors. The team’s offering is further bolstered by its use of the firm’s transactional, project finance, and banking and finance lawyers for the relevant elements of deals. In January 2023, Oskar Waluśkiewicz arrived to lead the department from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k. Co-managing partner Jacek Giziński has a particular focus on transactions in the renewables space, and senior associates Klaudia Lorent and Karolina Mądrzycka, who are also notable in energy-related M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Oskar Waluśkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Jacek Giziński; Mateusz Koszel; Klaudia Lorent; Karolina Mądrzycka


‘Very knowledgeable and experienced team with a good network and great collaboration.’

‘The lawyers at DLA Piper make up a young and dynamic team. They are people open to new solutions and challenges and they are highly client oriented.’

‘Jacek Giziński has great transactional and energy sector knowledge, and great negotiation skills.’

Key clients

Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH.

Canadian Solar Construction

EDP Commercial

EDP Renewables

Modus Energy Group


OX2 Poland


PKP Energetyka

Respect Energy S.A

Respect Energy Towarowy Dom Maklerski Sp. z o.o

Work highlights

  • Advising OX2 on the sale of an onshore wind project – to be located in the Lubelskie region and with a total planned capacity of 24 MW from seven wind turbines – to Equitix.
  • Advised EDPR on the sale of a 149 MW wind portfolio located in Poland with an approximate value of €303m.
  • Advising Respect Energy on several wind farm projects with a total value of €150m.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

The energy practice at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k ‘is well-stablished in the market due to its deep competence in renewables’. The firm also advises clients on projects in the eco-friendly heating sector. ‘Highly regarded market leaderKarol Lasocki heads up the departmentassisting clients with projects involving onshore and offshore wind, and solar photovoltaics. Recently promoted local partner Wiktoria Rogaska and Agnieszka Chylińska are also active team members.

Practice head(s):

Karol Lasocki

Other key lawyers:

Wiktoria Rogaska; Agnieszka Chylińska; Paulina Stachura; Maria Kierska


‘A very strong team that works effectively with each other, with the client, and with other industry advisors. Strong project, business, and goal orientation, which strengthens product usability and communication both at the level of commitment and accessibility.’

‘Unparalleled commitment, availability, and understanding of business needs. Flexibility in finding the best solutions.’

‘The DWF energy practice is well-established in the market due to its deep competence in renewables. The team are experts and offer a one-stop-shop for onshore and offshore wind, as well as solar PV, meaning that any legal issue with respect to these most popular types of renewables can be effectively resolved by them.’

Key clients



URIEL Renovables

Mashav Energia

Terna Group

Polish Wind Energy Association


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

BayWa Re


PKN Orlen


Sun Investment Group

Offshore Wind Consultants

Regener8 Power

Scatec Solar ASA

Sun Power Energy


Econergy Renewable Energy

Columbus Energy S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised V-RIDIUM Power Group on a power purchase agreement with T-Mobile Polska for the supply of renewable energy for 15 years.
  • Advised Sun Power Energy on the sale of its Polish holding and portfolio companies to Sonnedix Power Holdings.
  • Advised URIEL Renovables on securing external project financing, as well as negotiations relating to balance of plant, turbine supply, and operations and maintenance contracts for two wind farm projects with a total capacity of 165.6 MW.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s energy and environmental protection group frequently advises operators of public and critical infrastructure, as well as state-owned companies from the energy, oil and gas, mining, and chemistry sectors, on energy-related infrastructure developments. It is also adept at obtaining financing for pipelines, sea and air terminals, power plants, and mining projects. The team is led by Piotr Sadownik, who is skilled in representing clients before arbitration courts, common courts, and administrative bodies. Krzysztof Ciepliński was elevated to the partnership in July 2022, and is also active in a number of the team’s litigation mandates.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Sadownik

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Ciepliński; Piotr Brzeziński; Michał Głowacki


‘The team has a good understanding of its clients’ businesses.’

‘Good availability and a business approach to matters, and Piotr Brzeziński provides clear legal advice.’

Key clients

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.

Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola S.A.

Eneria sp. z o.o.

Fabryka Kotłów “Sefako” S.A.

Rockfin sp. z o.o.

Cobant spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp.k.


Nippon Steel Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising KGHM Polska Miedź on the acquisition and implementation of small modular reactor technology.
  • Advising KGHM Polska Miedź on an investment project consisting of the design, construction, and commissioning of new smelting technology for Huta Miedzi Legnica.
  • Advising the Polish branch of Bergerat Monnoyer on the acquisition of Eneria.

Kochanski & Partners

The energy, infrastructure, and environment practice at Kochanski & Partners supports both local and international clients with the development, financing, acquisition, and disposal of a wide range of energy generation and transmission assets. It is also increasingly active with respect to infrastructure developments in the Baltic Sea, as well as new technologies including hydrogen, energy storage, nuclear, and waste-to-energy projects. Wojciech Wrochna heads the department with a specific focus on innovative projects. He is supported by Michal Bedkowski-Koziol and Jacek Kozikowski.

Practice head(s):

Wojciech Wrochna

Other key lawyers:

Michal Bedkowski-Koziol; Jacek Kozikowski


‘The team combines perfect legal capabilities with impressive market knowledge and is able to understand technical issues.’

‘Wojciech Wrochna is impressive. His understanding of EU rules that are defining current energy frameworks makes him unique.’

Key clients


CEE Equity Partners Ltd.

Air Products

Swiss Krono S.A.

Northvolt Systems Poland

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe

Orange Polska

Reckitt Benckiser

MFW Bałtyk

Work highlights

  • Advising Air Products on all matters regarding industrial gas supply agreements and development of its hydrogen business in Poland.
  • Assisting Northvolt Systems Poland with permissions, contract drafting, and contract negotiation in relation to the construction of a large battery facility.


Linklaters‘ energy and infrastructure team consists of lawyers with backgrounds in infrastructure, finance and projects, and corporate and public law, enabling it to handle the entire lifecycle of energy-related projects, including regulatory and contentious matters. The group’s position within the firm’s global practice bolsters its ability to advise on cross-border matters. A large part of the offering concerns the renewables space, including hydrogen, thermal power, and water. Patryk Figiel heads the practice, supported by managing associate Jakub Dąbrowski and New York-qualified Natalia Mikołajczyk.

Practice head(s):

Patryk Figiel

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Dąbrowski; Natalia Mikołajczyk


‘The legal framework for operations in the energy sector is understood well by the team.’

‘The legal services and business operations for the electricity, gas, heat, and fuel sectors are areas in which the lawyers have experience and expertise.’

‘They know how to keep track of every link, which is essential because regulations are changing so quickly.’

‘Linklaters provides effective and accurate advice in a timely manner. They are well placed to provide complex regulatory advice, as well as transactional advice.’

‘What differentiates them from competitors is collaboration with other offices in the network and use of state-of-the-art technology in daily advice.’

‘Jakub Dąbrowski really stands out for his exceptional transactional skills, effective management, and great understanding of the market.’

‘Jakub Dąbrowski is constantly available and has extensive knowledge in all facets of energy. His assistance is exceptional.’

Key clients






Société Générale


BNP Paribas

Nestlé Polska S.A.

Greenx Metals Limited


Pomerania Wind Farm sp. z o.o.

Kalyon Enerji Yatirimlari

Work highlights

  • Advised PAD RES on construction financing for a solar park project with a total capacity of 35 MW in Genowefa.
  • Advised Mirova on the acquisition of a 149 MW wind farm portfolio in Poland.
  • Advised Iberdrola on the acquisition of 98 MW of wind and solar projects in Poland.

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.’s energy and projects team is made up of former in-house lawyers, which ensures the group maintains strong relationships with regulators. Its offering includes advice on regulatory and transactional matters, and Polish and international power, gas, oil, and chemical companies are all counted within the department’s client roster. ‘Outstanding specialist in energy law‘ Przemysław Kałek heads the group; his practice focuses on energy, competition, and civil law. He also represents clients in proceedings before the common courts, the Supreme Court, and administrative courts. Kałek is supported by Joanna Nowak-Paradowska, who is active in project financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Kałek

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Nowak-Paradowska


‘Great partner engagement.’

‘A dedicated, highly experienced team drawing upon strengths in various related disciplines. They are able to respond quickly and provide focused advice and representation.’

‘Przemysław Kałek is calm, level-headed, knowledgeable, reliable, and always there for his clients.’

Key clients

e.on Polska S.A.

Stoen Operator Sp. z o.o.


Energa S.A.

Energa-Operator S.A.


PKP Energetyka S.A.

Park Wiatrowy Gaworzyce Sp. z o.o.

Suwalskie Kopalnie Surowców Mineralnych Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised e.on Polska and Stoen Operator on the implementation of requirements arising from the need to achieve compliance with EU regulations for the energy sector.
  • Representing Park Wiatrowy Gaworzyce in one court case and three administrative disputes with farmers who are seeking compensation for alleged contamination of their land during construction works.
  • Representing Suwalskie Kopalnie Surowców Mineralnych in four related disputes with its electric power supplier.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

The energy law team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak assists clients with both conventional and renewable energy projects, with a more recent focus on the lifecycle of photovoltaic and offshore wind developments. The breadth of work includes advising on infrastructure investments, compliance matters and regulatory disputes, emission allowance work, and energy-related M&A and financing transactions. The wide-ranging client roster consists of investors, energy companies, financing entities, buyers, and energy-intensive businesses. ‘Great leader‘ Krzysztof Cichocki co-heads the team from Warsaw, alongside Zbyszko Wizner in Poznań.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Cichocki; Zbyszko Wizner

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Młodawski; Łukasz Wyszomirski


‘The team is always up to date with latest changes in the industry and is therefore a huge support for clients. It seems that they are looking for changes on a daily basis and share them when applicable. Invoices are always transparent and the communication is reliable and professional.’

‘The whole team from SK&S is a joy to work with.’

‘The team is highly professional.’

‘Incredible know-how of the energy market.’

‘Krzysztof Cichocki is a great leader.’

‘Tomasz Młodawski is very knowledgable in regulatory matters.’

Key clients


Alternus Energy Group

Sunly Group

Enea Elkogaz

Cemex Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kelfield Deutschland GmbH

Enea Operator Sp. z o.o.

Lucent Renewables

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ørsted with the development of projects on five sites in the second wave of offshore development in Poland.
  • Advised Alternus Energy Group on its acquisition of a 184 MW portfolio of photovoltaic farms.
  • Advised a renewable energy producer which joined forces with Alseva Group on a transaction in which Sunly Land acquired 100% of Alseva Group and the owners of Alseva Group acquired a shareholding in Sunly.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Dominik Strzałkowski is the key name at the inter-disciplinary energy and natural resources practice at SSW Pragmatic Solutions, where areas of focus include infrastructure, and geological and mining issues. The team also handles renewable energy matters – including those relating to photovoltaic plants and onshore and offshore wind farms – in addition to grid-related mandates, issues concerning CO2 trading, and construction contracts. Anita Palukiewiczv is also an active team member, advising clients on the licensing and environmental aspects of projects. Piotr Spaczyński heads the team alongside Strzałkowski and Palukiewicz.

Practice head(s):

Dominik Strzałkowski; Piotr Spaczyński; Anita Palukiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Filipowicz; Hubert Wysoczański

Key clients


wpd Europe GmbH

PKN Orlen


Better Energy

Lumina Capital

Electrum Group

Wirtgen Invest

NextEnergy Capital

Orlen Południe

Goldbeck Solar



Paged Energy Group

Baltic Power

Jeronimo Martins Polska



PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

Lion Energy Group


Tauron Sprzedaż

Work highlights

  • Advised Baltic Power on a project regarding a complex of offshore wind farms on the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of 1,200 MW.
  • Advised NextEnergy Capital on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in a parent company which owns nine companies holding a total of 44 photovoltaic projects operating in Poland.
  • Assisting Wirtgen Invest Energy with the acquisition of an electricity production concession, and grid connection related permits, including EON and ION.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The energy practice at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr handles regulatory mandates, as well as legislative and power distribution matters, in the conventional and renewable energy space. The client roster includes companies from a wide range of sectors, including the electricity, gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, oil, and mining industries. The group is jointly chaired by managing partner Jerzy Baehr and ‘exceptional lawyer’ Maciej Szambelańczyk from the Warsaw and Poznań offices, respectively. Counsel Krzysztof Sikorski is also a notable name in the latter location, typically advising on energy-related transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Jerzy Baehr; Maciej Szambelańczyk

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Sikorski; Jakub Pokrzyniak


‘The team is exceptionally committed and focused on the assignments, and they are at the same time easily accessible as people.’

‘Good and professional cooperation. Work is carried out in a timely manner, using the latest knowledge from the legal environment.’

‘The staff is distinguished by high culture, personal touches, and a willingness to cooperate at every stage of the project.’

‘The team is distinguished by its huge knowledge and professionalism. Necessary changes and explanations regarding the projects are implemented on an ongoing basis.’

‘The law firm’s practitioners demonstrate wide knowledge of legal aspects in theory and in practice.’

‘The team demonstrates experience in the direct implementation of projects related to legal regulations and is familiar with the official and unofficial interpretations of the Energy Regulatory Office.’

‘Maciej Szambelańczyk is an exceptional lawyer who is always personally involved in complex cases. His ability to provide quality advice truly stands out.’

Key clients




Afcon Renewable Energy

Baltic Green


Carrtomil Investments

Danske Commodities


EDP Renewables

Enea Operator

Enea Połaniec

Enea SA

Enea Trading

Energa Group

Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.



Esso Deutschland

Eurowind Energy

European Energy

Gas Storage Poland

GE Power

Generation Capital

Greenevo Tech

GreenGenius Sp. z o.o.

ib vogt


IP Innovative Power


Ingka Investments B.V.

Izba Gospodarcza Gazownictwa

Koehler Renewable


Longyuan Power Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.


OGP Gaz System S.A.

PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.

PGE Energia Odnawialna



PKP Energetyka

Polish Wind Energy Association

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe




Stadtwerke München



Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna





WEX Europe

Yevulei Shemesh

Zabrzańskie PEC

Work highlights

  • Advised INGKA Investments on the acquisition of an onshore wind farm with a total capacity of 63 MW, and a photovoltaic farm with a total capacity of 29 MW, from OX2.
  • Advising Energix Group, Eurowind Energy, European Energy, ABO Wind, ABEI Energy, and Q-Energy on the development of renewable energy projects in Poland.
  • Advising Statkraft, PKP Energetyka, Eurowind Energy, and Viessmann on multiple purchase power agreements.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.

The energy team at Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k. sits within the firm’s global projects, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure group. It is highly skilled across a wide range of mandates, covering matters involving power and utilities, transmission and distribution, carbon capture and storage, oil and gas, and renewable energy. Its client roster encompasses sellers and acquirers, project sponsors, investors, and suppliers, corporates and manufacturers, governments, and debt funders. The group is jointly led by Tomasz Kawczyński, who advises on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal, and funding of energy and infrastructure assets, and financing specialist Dan Cocker. Counsel Kamil Jankielewicz‘s energy practice covers the lifespan of energy projects, from acquisitions and development, to regulatory issues and project financing.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Kawczyński; Dan Cocker

Other key lawyers:

Kamil Jankielewicz

Key clients


The Saudi Arabian Oil Company




Slovenská sporiteľňa, a. s.

Elawan Energy

Bayerishe Landesbank

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Grupa Lotos




Polski Fundusz Rozwoju


Work highlights

  • Advising Aramco on its investment in Poland’s refining, wholesale, and jet fuel marketing segments through a number of acquisitions from PKN Orlen following its planned merger with Grupa Lotos.
  • Advised EDPR on the financing of a portfolio of six wind farms with an aggregate capacity of up to approximately 149.4MW located in Lichnowy, Bogoria, Krasin, Chojnice, Piątkowo, and Kozłowo.
  • Aadvised OX2 AB on the sale of a wind farm and solar farm in Poland by its affiliate to Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.‘s energy law department advises domestic and foreign private investors, operators, and investment funds. Core strengths of the team include both conventional and renewable energy-related development, financings, and acquisitions, including in the oil, fuels and biofuels, utilities, and waste management arenas, as well as onshore and offshore wind farms, photovoltaics, and biogas projects. Practice head Dominik Sołtysiak is well versed in regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Dominik Sołtysiak


‘Good knowledge of renewable energy, as well as adaptability, availability, and affordability. A truly great legal office.’

‘Pro-active business approach combined with multi-disciplinary knowledge and specific specialisations in land, natural resources, agriculture, and renewable energy.’

‘Dominik Sołtysiak is an expert within the renewable energy field. He has always been very diligent in his work and supports his arguments with legal articles and laws.’

Key clients

ABO Wind GmbH

European Energy

MEGAWIND sp. z o.o.


Siłownie Wiatrowe S.A.

wiwi Consult GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised European Energy on securing funding for a €91m, 50 MW wind farm investment project.
  • Advised Abo Wind on securing funding for a €27m, 20 MW wind farm investment project.
  • Advising a Polish renewables developer on a 410 MW photovoltaic project portfolio, including on the financing, development, and sale.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

Established in 2019, Eversheds Sutherland Poland‘s government and energy practice focuses strongly on the energy transition in Poland, and projects and financings surrounding this which involve domestic and local companies. In team news, senior associate Grzegorz Cieśniarski joined the firm in April 2022 from Elzanowski & Partners.

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Cieśniarski

Key clients


Green Genius

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised LITGRID on the Harmony Link agreement, a submarine interconnection between Poland and Lithuania.
  • Advising Nokia Solutions and Networks on the award procedure of the LTE450 communication network belonging to PGE Group.

NGL Legal

NGL Legal‘s energy and infrastructure practice advises clients in the electricity, gas, and fuel sectors on strategic and regulatory mandates. In particular, its offering encompasses assistance with electricity distribution, generation, and storage; storage of gas; electromobility; and LNG-related mandates. In June 2022, counsel Marek Grzywacz joined the team from SMM Legal in order to act as practice head, with support from Krzysztof Wiater and Agnieszka Piskorska.

Practice head(s):

Marek Grzywacz

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Wiater; Agnieszka Piskorska


‘A modern, service-oriented law firm with which one can communicate trans-nationally in a simple and straightforward way.’

‘High level in legal matters and good knowledge of the market.’

Key clients


Grow Energy Management LDA

PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.

PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A.

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

Projekt-Solartechnik Development Sp. z o.o.

Sun Contracting AG

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tauron Zielona Energia on the process of acquiring a wind farm project with an installed capacity of approximately 60 MW.
  • Advised Grow Energy Management on the preparation and negotiations of an agreement, based on which 2000 Biedronka stores will be equipped with photovoltaic installations.
  • Supporting PGNiG with international energy law advisory services.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s team advises utility companies, sponsors, and developers on the entire spectrum of energy-related mandates, from financing and design, to the development and construction of projects involving renewables. The practice’s offering also encompasses electricity and CO2 trading, M&A transactions, and upstream oil and gas issues. Tomasz Rogalski sits at the helm of the practice, and is supported by senior associate Cezary Zawiślak.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Rogalski

Other key lawyers:

Cezary Zawiślak


‘Good industry knowledge, good negotiators, and good process management.’

‘A very committed team.’

‘This team is known for good quality of legal due diligence advice and knows the project finance standards very well.’

‘They are one of the best on the Polish market, and they are also very nice to work with on a personal level.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski is a great project finance lawyer who understands the regulatory environment inside out and gets the financing transaction done in a seamless way, and on time.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski manages his team well and clients feel that they are in safe hands with him taking care of a transaction.’

‘Tomasz Rogalski has good attention to detail, and he sees the bigger picture and can select major business issues for commercial discussions.’

Key clients

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna


Bank Polska Kasa Opieki

Enel Green Power

Niam Infrastructure

European Investment Group

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Eiffel Investment Group


Aquila Capital Management

Allianz Capital Partners

DNB Bank Polska


Santander Bank Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

SUSI Partners

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Goldbeck Solar

PKO Bank Polski


Sienna Private Credit


Luneos Green Energy

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

PM Green Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on financing the construction of the 1.045 MW Baltica-3 offshore wind farm and the 1498 MW Baltica-2 offshore wind farm.
  • Advising Goldbeck Solar on the construction financing of a 286 MWp single large-scale photovolteic installation, provided by European Bank for Construction and Development, Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, and Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski.
  • Advised SUSI Partners on the establishment of a renewable energy platform in Poland.

Rödl & Partner

Rödl & Partner‘s renewable energy team is led by associate partner Piotr Mrowiec in Gdansk, and is active in supporting investors as well as foreign enterprises with the establishment of their activities in Poland. The practice advises on due diligence, transactional matters, investment processes, and financings. Jagna Bronk is also a lawyer of note.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Mrowiec

Other key lawyers:

Jagna Bronk


‘The Rödl & Partner team is very competent in the area of energy and tax law.’

‘The team has proved a very high level of competence, including in negotiations necessary to carry out large transactions.’

‘The team is very harmonious and flexible, and the contact with them is exemplary.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client with a series of share deals to expand the group’s portfolio of photovoltaic projects by nearly 109 MW.
  • Assisted a client with multi-stage due diligence on wind power projects with a total capacity of approximately 52 MW.
  • Assisted the client with the conclusion of a power purchase agreement from a large photovoltaic farm with a capacity of several hundred MW.

SMM Legal

SMM Legal’s energy and natural resources department frequently advises on projects from their inception to completion, as well as representing clients in related court disputes and transactions. It also undertakes mandates of strategic importance to the National Power System. Poznań-based Paweł Łącki jointly leads the practice alongside Michał Tarka in Warsaw; Łącki has handled negotiations with grid operators, and Tarka is a specialist in the area of energy and gas.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Łącki; Michał Tarka


‘They are real business partners that propose innovative solutions.’

‘Michał Tarka introduces innovations and non-standard legal and regulatory solutions in energy production, especially from renewable sources.’

Key clients

VEOLIA Energia Łódź Sp. z o.o.


VEOLIA Nowa Energia Sp. z o.o.

VEOLIA Energia Poznań Sp. z o.o.

Pfeifer & Langen Polska S.A.

H. Cegielski Poznań S.A.

Ardagh Glass S.A.

Arenella Sp. z o.o.

Budimex S.A.

Aesculap Chifa Sp. z o.o.

Nordzucker Polska S.A.

ISTRA Sp. z o.o.

OX2 Sp. z o.o.

M.O.L. ROMGUM Ławicki i spółka sp. j.

Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie Sp. z o.o.



Work highlights

  • Advised VEOLIA Energia Poznań on the development of new models for the heating industry in view of the challenges brought by the energy transition.
  • Advising Budimex Group on its energy transition.
  • Advised OX2 on approximately 800 MW of wind and solar developments.

Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k.

The energy and natural resources team at Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k. is jointly led by Eligiusz Krzesniak, who advises on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal, and funding of energy assets, and Paweł Magierowski, who has expertise in renewables, conventional, low-carbon, and thermal power matters. The wider practice has a broad offering encompassing renewable energy projects and their related construction, financing, operation, disposal, and public procurement proceedings, as well as related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Eligiusz Krześniak; Paweł Magierowski

Key clients



Invenergy LLC

MPF Foundation

Wircon GmbH

Bauer Publishing House


Work highlights

  • Advising ACCIONA Energy on several wind and photovoltaic acquisitions and projects owned or developed by the client in Poland.
  • Advising Invenergy on corporate and contractual restructuring matters related to wind farm projects, as well as representing the client in a series of energy disputes.
  • Advising MPF Foundation on the sale to OX2 and subsequently to Ingka Investments of its stake in the project company developing Wysoka wind farm.

Wardynski & Partners

Wardynski & Partners‘ fields a multi-disciplinary team handling renewable projects and related disputes for clients in the private sector. Conventional and waste-to-energy projects specialist Mirella Lechna-Marchewka in Wrocław and regulatory expert Igor Hanas in Warsaw jointly head the practice. The team was strengthened by the addition of associates Damian Brudzyński from Dentons and Łukasz Bondaruk from Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. in September 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Igor Hanas; Mirella Lechna-Marchewka

Other key lawyers:

Anna Prigan; Dominik Wałkowski; Radosław Wasiak


‘Strong team with a particular focus on complex regulatory and compliance matters.’

‘They are always available, always deliver on time, and fees are very fair.’

‘A strong firm with local depth and an international reach and mindset.’

Key clients

Enercon GmbH

Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

Rafako S.A.

MVGM Property Management Poland Sp z o.o.

European Commision DG Energy

Kronospan Group

SBB Energy S.A.

ArcelorMittal Poland S.A.

PKP Energetyka S.A.

POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd

SK Innovation

KK Wind

Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on an offshore project development.
  • Advised Mitsubishi Power Europe on the project development of a new 496 MW power station in Poland.
  • Represented Rafako in a cross-border arbitration related to a biomass CHP plant in Lithuania.