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WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Offices
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Dr hab Jakub Pokrzywniak
Insurance, Energy Law
Partner, co-head of the Insurance and Energy Law practices at WKB
Jakub advises companies active in the regulated insurance and energy industries. He represents clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, including in disputes concerning insurance compensation, loss of brokerage fees, and D&O insurance. He provides advice on terms and conditions of insurance, insurer’s liability, and compliance of foreign terms of insurance with Polish legal requirements. With regard to energy sector clients, Jakub’s assistance includes, among others, advice on tariffs, as well as transmission, distribution and purchase agreements. Jakub is the author of numerous publications on commercial insurance and energy law, including the Commentary to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources. He is also a university lecturer.
Polish, English, French
Jakub graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, where he was also awarded the degree of doktor habilitowany in law. He also completed postgraduate studies at the Polish – French Insurance Institute (ENAss-PIU), specializing in insurance.
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WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr‘s team advises Polish and foreign insurance companies and brokers on regulatory compliance, and represents them in proceedings before the Polish consumer and financial regulators, as well as in insurance claims. An area of specific expertise is work relating to the implementation of employment capital plans organised in the form of insurance capital funds. Department co-head Jakub Pokrzywniak, ‘one of the most recognisable and experienced insurance lawyers on the market‘, has a respected advisory practice, assisting with insurance policy issues, as well as representing clients in complex claims. Leading the practice alongside Pokrzwniak is litigation and arbitration specialist Tomasz Kwieciński, who handles insurance-related dispute resolution and consumer protection issues. Attorney-at-law Marek Prętki is an expert in non-life insurance and associated regulatory issues.
Led by Jerzy Baehr and Maciej Szambelańczyk, the energy and natural resources team at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr is a popular choice for industry and government bodies, and clients include the Polish Wind Energy Association, the Polish Chamber of Biofuels and Ministry of Climate. The group is active across the spectrum of work in the energy sector, including electricity, gas, renewables, nuclear energy, oil and mining. Jakub Pokrzywniak is a key name to note for legislative issues regarding the amendment of the Energy Law Act.