Mr Wojciech Wrochna > Kochanski & Partners > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Kochanski & Partners
METROPOLITAN BUILDING
PL PILSUDSKIEGO 1
00-078 WARSAW
Poland

Work Department

PhD, Head of European Law & European Economic Regulations Law Practice

Position

Partner, Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Chemicals

Career

Wojciech specializes in European law with a particular emphasis on competition law issues (including state aid and sector regulation) as well as in investments and transactions between entities operating on the regulated markets.

He has worked in European institutions (including the European Court of Justice, and European Parliament) and government institutions (e.g. as an advisor to the Minister of Science and Higher Education).
Wojciech has repeatedly represented the Government of Poland before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Commission in matters concerning the violation of Poland’s obligations under EU law. He has also conducted proceedings for the European Commission regarding e.g. notification of aid projects, including projects co-financed by EU funds, and M&A transactions.

His experience in the regulated markets covers comprehensive advice to clients in the field of investments and transactions, obtaining financing (EU funds) and among others advice on LNG Terminal investment, cogeneration, wind farms, and broadband networks. He has also advised Polish energy companies PGE EJ1 (GK PGE) and PSE SA, concerning regulation of the energy sector, EU law and public assistance issues (contract for difference, the power market).

Wojciech is an academic lecturer and the author of articles on EU and energy law, and the co-author of commentary to the Treaty establishing the European Community.

Languages

Polish, English, French, German

Memberships

European Litigation Lawyers’ Association (Luxemburg); Polish Association for European Law

Education

University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Law and Administration (Master of Law 2003, Law Faculty PhD diploma in 2014); Robert Schuman University in Strasburg (France), Diploma with specialization in International, European and Comparative Law; The International University Institute of Luxembourg LL.M. in European Litigation (post graduate studies)

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Energy and natural resources

The team at Kochanski & Partners recently gained Orange Poland and Shanghai Electric as new clients. Practice head Wojciech Wrochna and PPP specialist Aleksander Galos are key names. The team assists with offshore energy projects (including the development of interconnectors) and complex nuclear matters. The practice has also seen an uptick in renewable energy transactions as well as hydrogen matters and also advises on the storage and development of biogas.