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CMS’ team ‘sets the standard high’ and combines ‘deep industry knowledge with the ability to meet unreasonable deadlines’. Tomasz Minkiewicz is advising CalEnergy on its joint venture with Lotos Petrobaltic for the Baltic Gas Project, and ‘outstanding performer’ Iga Lis, who is ‘passionate about the law and her clients’, is assisting KGHM Polska Miedź with a diverse project portfolio. Piotr Ciołkowski is ‘helpful, involved and reliable’. Marcin Bejm, who was a new arrival in March 2018 from Clifford Chance, heads the firm’s infrastructure and project finance practice.

Dentons’ ‘top-class’ team is, for several energy clients, the ‘first choice for transactional support’. ‘Up to date on legislative changes and market trends’, the group operates in the conventional power and renewables sectors. Practice head Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is part of a team advising Enea on its acquisition of Engie Energia Polska. Tomasz Janas combines ‘outstanding knowledge with a commercial attitude’. Ewa Rutkowska-Subocz and Aldona Kowalczyk are also recommended.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s group combines ‘excellent industry knowledge with deep understanding of EU regulations’ to handle transactions, projects and cases across conventional, nuclear and renewable energy sectors.Marcin Krakowiak is advising a consortium that includes Astaldi on a waste management project in Gdansk. Rafal Hajduk, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright, is recommended alongside Paweł Grzejszczak.

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.’s team assists clients with matters ranging from regulatory reviews to energy trading, and is active in the wind power sector. Joanna Nowak-Paradowska and Przemysław Kałek are advising PKN Orlen on two gas-fired power plant projects, as well as assisting it with negotiating a long-term gas purchase agreement with PGNiG. Igor Muszyński leads the practice.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘responsive and professional’ team houses some of ‘the most knowledgeable lawyers with high business acumen’. ‘Brilliant’ practice head Marek Durski and associate Łukasz Szatkowski, who has ‘a knack for spotting unconventional ideas’, advised a consortium that included PGE on its acquisition of assets from Katowicki Holding Węglowy.

At Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k., Tomasz Kawczyński and counsel Kamil Jankielewicz are the key contacts in a group which specialises in corporate and project finance matters. The team is advising the EIB on financing the construction and operation of a large-scale incinerator. It also advised Engie on the sale of Polaniec power plant to Enea. EDF and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna are clients.

At Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, senior associate Michał Piekarski is ‘a highly knowledgeable specialist with perfectly up-to-date knowledge, who instils trust and confidence in clients’. The group is advising several subsidiaries of Polenergia Group on contractual matters pertaining to energy trade. Corporate partner Marcin Gmaj is also noted.

Karol Lasocki heads K&L Gates LLP’s team, which is particularly active in the renewable energy sector. The group is representing several wind power companies in a challenge to the taxation regime for wind farms, and assists Modus with solar project acquisitions. Of counsel Tomasz Dobrowolski and counsel Oskar Waluśkiewicz are also recommended.

Of counsel Tomasz Rogalski is Norton Rose Fulbright’s new practice head, following Rafal Hajduk’s departure to Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. The team is advising Fortum Holding on its sale of Duon Dystrybucja to Infracapital, and assisting Abris Capital Partners with its sale of shares in Novago to China Everbright International.

Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k.’s ‘in-depth expertise, blended with a long track record, makes the firm a highly valuable business partner for international and local clients alike’. The ‘business-focusedEligiusz Krześniak and senior associate Igor Hanas, who specialises in renewable energy, are key contacts.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group has an impressive client base, including Enea, Lotos Paliwa, Orlen and EDF. Practice head Jerzy Baehr and Maciej Szambelańczyk assisted Polskie Sieci Energetyczne with regulatory and compliance matters. Jakub Pokrzywniak was part of a team advising PGNiG on a wide range of contractual matters.

Tomasz Chmal and Michał Zieniewski jointly lead White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team, and advise on conventional and renewable energy projects, frequently involving cross-border aspects. The group is advising PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on its PLN4.5bn acquisition of EDF’s Polish assets.

Clifford Chance’s team provides corporate as well as financing and compliance advice to some of the key players in the Polish energy sector. The group is advising Katowicki Holding Weglowy on the sale of Zaklady Energetyki Cieplnej Katowice. Paweł Puacz is recommended. Marcin Bejm, previously a counsel with the firm, joined CMS as a partner in March 2018.

DLA Piper’s ‘proactive’ team has ‘deep sector knowledge’, and recently handled a compliance review for Towarzystwo Gospodarcze Polskie Elektrownie. Magdalena Mitas was a new arrival from Magnusson - Kancelaria Prawnicza in December 2018. Krzysztof Wiater and Maciej Wesolowski are now with NGL Wiater sp.k.. Joanna Przybyl left the firm.

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, Piotr Sadownik is part of a team advising PGNiG on several matters, including the gas storage facilities project in Wierzchowice. Counsel Konrad Kosicki, who ‘takes personal care of crucial cases’, is assisting Enea Trading with drafting and negotiating electricity sale agreements.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s practice head Andrzej Wysokiński advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on the transfer of a 30% stake in the special purpose company responsible for the construction and operation of the first Polish nuclear power plant. Oil and gas expert Rafał Baranowski is also noted.

In January 2019, several partners departed Kochanski Zieba & Partners, which now operates as Kochanski & Partners. The group represents energy companies in international arbitration proceedings, investment disputes and wider multi-jurisdictional matters. Aleksander Galos is a key contact. Marek Jeżewski is recommended for high-stakes contentious work.

Counsel Patryk Figiel heads the projects group at Linklaters, which handles a range of corporate, financing and regulatory work for clients such as Nordex, Terna Energy and Enea Wytwarzanie. The team manages matters in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. Corporate partner Tomasz Zorawski is also noted.

SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy’s practice handles a range of matters in the energy and mining sectors. Piotr Spaczyński and counsel Dominik Strzałkowski are advising ExxonMobil on its downstream activity in Poland. Anna Piotrowska is also recommended, as is Adam Kozlowski, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Krzysztof Cichocki and Zbyszko Wizner are key contacts at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak. The team handles contentious and non-contentious work, and is acting for Enea Operator in over a hundred proceedings against the Energy Regulation Office pertaining to the connection of wind farms to the distribution grid.

Magnusson - Kancelaria Prawnicza’s group assists energy companies, consultancy firms and industrial manufacturers with regulatory and corporate work as well as handling construction projects and sector disputes. Marek Król is a key contact. Magdalena Mitas is now with DLA Piper.

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland’s Łukasz Jankowski is ‘knowledgeable, pragmatic and business-oriented’. The team advised IRL Polska on its electricity market activity. Krzysztof Wierzbowski is also recommended.

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