Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 26 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Excellent team with solid bench strength across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, electricity, renewables, shale gas, chemicals and mining. Highly proficient in M&A, regulatory matters and disputes. Client base comprises top players from the energy market, both domestic and international.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers show initiative and are proactive in advising us on how to prevent risks."
"The team has an extensive knowledge of the law, broad experience and specific knowledge of the energy industry."
Work highlights Represented Grupa Lotos in negotiations with Guernsey-based Petraco Oil Company concerning the supply of 7.2 million tonnes of crude oil to the company over a two-year period.
Advised KGHM Polska Miedź on the expansion of one of the company's copper works. The team handled multiple aspects of the project: construction matters, drafting contracts and negotiations with contractors and suppliers.
Head of the oil and gas upstream team, Tomasz Minkiewicz is singled out as a leader in the shale gas and the upstream sectors. He is described by clients as "one of the most experienced lawyers in the upstream sector" with a "deep knowledge," and is generally considered to be "a real authority on the market."
Andrzej Blach heads the firm's CEE-wide energy group. Observers point out his "comprehensive legal knowledge and broad experience," and value his "high level of efficiency, flexibility and understanding of client needs."
Karolina Siedlik leads the department. Her core focus is renewables as well as regulatory matters and energy projects. She is appreciated for her extensive knowledge of the sector.
Significant clients Chevron, EDF, PGNiG, PGE, Tauron.