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Projects & Infrastructure — Poland


Baker McKenzie - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive group that is sought after for its extensive experience in the waste management sector. Highly skilled in PPP projects, concession agreements and public procurement matters, including representations at the National Appeals Chamber. Frequently undertakes instructions on infrastructure projects in transportation, healthcare and IT. Advises contractors and contracting authorities alike, and has a strong track record acting for governmental bodies.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team's "unique experience in handling large-scale infrastructure projects," also praising it as "extremely customer-oriented and very flexible."

Sources additionally value the department's "goal-oriented" approach in handling matters.

Work highlights Advised SUEZ Zielona Energia on public procurement proceedings for the construction of an incineration plant in Poznań, valued at PLN3.5 billion.

Assisted Ondeo Polska with two PPP proceedings for the EUR77 million construction of sewage treatment plants in Mława and Karczew.

Notable practitioners

Agnieszka Ferek handles PPP projects and public procurement proceedings. She assists across a broad range of sectors, including IT, energy and waste management, recently advising Alcatel-Lucent on three PPP broadband network projects for Eastern Poland.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie )

The Infrastructure Practice Group specializes in providing advice and counsel to clients in all types of tender proceedings realized in PPP, concession or public procurement formula.

We represent and provide advice both to the bidders as well as the ordering parties at every stage of public procurement proceedings, including the appeal proceedings as well as performance of the procurement contract after the end of the tender procedure.

Our comprehensive assistance includes, among others, the following services:

  • preparing complex legal analyses on various project models and structures (PPP vs concession / public procurement) suitable for the given scenario; ​
  • complex advice and representing the tender participants in PPP, public procurement and concessions proceedings;
  • preparation, review and analysis of the entire project documentation;
  • representing clients and assistance in negotiations with tendering authorities, bidders as well as with all subcontractors and financing entities; 
  • representing clients in appeal proceedings, namely before the National Appeals Chamber (Krajowa Izba Odwoławcza), President of the Public Procurement Office and public courts; 
  • complex legal advice in performance of the PPP, concession and public procurement projects.

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Domański Zakrzewski Palinka - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading team best recognised for its expertise in infrastructure and energy projects. Regularly sought out for its substantial experience in PPP agreements. Assists with all aspects of projects, including regulatory advice, and handles mandates from private and public clients. Highly skilled in the transportation and waste management sectors.

Strengths Interviewees frequently praise the team's timeliness and client-oriented approach. "They are very committed and engaged," a client reports, adding: "They always exceed our expectations."

"I value their advice and the fact they always deliver the work in a timely manner," another source states.

Work highlights Advised Enea Wytwarzanie on the construction of a new power plant in Kozienice, valued at EUR1.2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Magdalena Zabłocka receives considerable praise for her expertise in PPP projects. She regularly advises clients in the public sector. Market commentators describe her as "constructive and business-oriented."

Department head Marcin Krakowiak regularly advises clients on PPP projects and concessions. His clientele spans the energy, road, construction and waste management sectors. "Marcin is very patient and very calm in negotiations. His advice is always measured and to the point," a satisfied client reports.

Clients report that Katarzyna Kuźma "provides excellent advice" and appreciate that "the work is always done on time." Interviewees also praise her for being "very friendly and easy to communicate with." Her wide-ranging expertise spans public procurement proceedings, PPP projects and concessions. She is particularly experienced in advising Spanish clients investing in Poland.

About the Team (content provided by Domański Zakrzewski Palinka)

Our Infrastructure Practice lawyers create the most well known and recognisable professional group which supports both domestic and foreign businesses and the public sector in key projects.

Apart from our reliable knowledge, what makes us different  is our experience, unique in Poland, of an extremely wide spectrum of projects. Our team’s local roots give us a better understanding of the domestic
business and legal environment and our long-term contacts with numerous foreign partners have enabled us to implement the highest international standards of co-operation. This combination is a source of new business opportunities for our clients and guarantees the success of even the
most complex projects. It has also enabled us to build up a comprehensive range of advisory services in all business areas which are provided to both private and public entities.

Our professional interests are centred on projects involving line infrastructure, rail, air and road transport, greenfield investments, waste management and water and sewage management, organisation of public transport and EU funds.

We draw up legal analyses and participate in privatisation, merger, acquisition and restructuring transactions and infrastructure projects carried out either based on public procurement law or by way of public-private partnerships or concessions.

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Clifford Chance - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Eminent practice that is held in high esteem for its infrastructure projects offering. Advises on the full spectrum of matters, from public procurement issues and appeals to transaction structuring and project finance. Also highlighted for its noteworthy experience in PPP agreements. Additional prowess in handling matters in the transportation, energy and healthcare sectors. The team's clientele spans prominent financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds and industry investors.

Strengths Market observers consider the department to be a leading practice on the market, saying: "They have an excellent team."

Work highlights Advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the financing of the operation of B8 oil and gas field by LOTOS Petrobaltic on the Baltic shelf.

Assisted Granaria with a PPP project relating to the urban regeneration of Gdańsk.

Notable practitioners

Paweł Puacz and Piotr Bogdanowicz are key contacts for clients.

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CMS - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded group with a strong track record in the infrastructure sector. Standout strength in PPP bolstered by the team's project finance offering. Typically acts on behalf of private clients including bidders, lenders and sponsors. Expertise also covers concessions and projects-related disputes. Adept at handling projects in the road, rail, healthcare and waste-to-energy sectors.

Strengths Interviewees laud the team for its client management skills, saying: "The communication is always efficient. They listen to their clients and take recommendations on board but they also give a sense of direction."

"They are quite flexible and focused on clients' needs," further sources report.

Notable practitioners

Marcin Bejm joined the practice as its head from Clifford Chance in March 2018. Sources describe him as a "very prominent" practitioner and "one of the leaders in Poland for projects." He has standout experience in complex PPP projects and additionally assists clients with public procurement proceedings.

Marcin Oszczak has a varied projects and infrastructure practice, recently advising on real estate transactions and power line investments. He is adept at assisting with PPP projects.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

Our dedicated infrastructure team has the breadth and depth of resources that will be required to undertake any project, whatever its size and complexity. The group is integrated between the UK, CEE region and Poland ensuring that we will provide a seamless and integrated service in relation to both Polish and other issues.

We are equally experienced in acting for public authorities, sponsors and lenders and we have a keen appreciation of their respective requirements.

Complex legal advice to infrastructure investments

Our advice to private and public investors, as well as parties providing financing for investments includes legal services in the following areas:

  • Project finance
  • Public Private Partnership formula
  • Construction law and zone planning
  • Corporate Law and Tax structuring
  • State aid
  • Environmental protection law
  • Public Procurement

We offer a unified team providing an integrated approach with a single point of advice in relation covering all of the advice that is required for the projects. Dedicated team of experts working on a day-to-day basis on the infrastructure project is led by Wadim Kurpias, Partner and Head of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Group in CEE. Wadim has extensive knowledge and vast experience in managing infrastructure projects in Poland and abroad. Wadim is supported by Marcin Oszczak - Counsel, who has considerable experience of providing commercially focused and strategic advice in relation to the infrastructure projects.

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Dentons - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust projects practice experienced in PPP and public procurement matters. Enjoys a strong reputation for its work in the energy sector, frequently advising clients on engineering, procurement and construction contracts and on regulatory compliance. Skilled in handling contentious matters arising from infrastructure projects. Also acts for banks and institutional investors on project financings.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team's client-oriented approach, saying: "They are always keen to provide explanations and adapt to clients' needs."

Sources also appreciate the team's timely and effective execution of the matters at hand. "They give us great confidence. Their advice is very efficient," one client states.

Work highlights Advised LOTOS Petrobaltic on procurement proceedings for the EUR98 million financing of the B8 oil and gas project in the Baltic Sea.

Assisted Enlight Renewable Energy with the construction and cross-border financing of a 49 MW wind farm near port of Split.

Notable practitioners

Aldona Kowalczyk is an esteemed public procurement and infrastructure projects specialist, advising bidders and awarding authorities alike. Of late, she assisted Stadler Polska with public procurement proceedings for the supply of trams across Poland, valued at EUR1.25 billion.

Market commentators frequently highlight Tomasz Korczyński for his profile in PPP projects. He assists public and private clients with mandates spanning construction, energy and healthcare sectors. He recently advised Interparking Polska on a EUR37 million multi-storey car park development project in Gdańsk.

About the Team (content provided by Dentons)

Dentons' Infrastructure Projects lawyers have a unique degree of experience in representing both private and public entities in relation to large infrastructure projects in Poland. The group is composed of experts in practice areas such as: public procurement, new regulations on PPP and concessions for construction works or services, project finance, real estate and spatial zoning, environmental law and water protection law, energy law, competition law and tax law. When implementing new legal solutions we take advantage of the support provided by experienced lawyers practicing in Dentons’ offices in other countries.


  • We offer a holistic approach to infrastructure projects, giving due consideration to the big picture legal, tax and business issues involved. We keep our fingers on the pulse, offering a thorough knowledge of both the existing legal architecture and possible and planned developments in legislation.

  • We also support non-governmental organizations and organize conferences aimed at promoting infrastructure projects and PPP in Poland. Moreover, we monitor infrastructure projects on an ongoing basis and inform our clients on business opportunities as they arise.

  • We are especially strong in those infrastructure sectors which have been developed the most in recent years. This refers in particular to: (1) power sector, (2) rail sector, (3) healthcare, and (4) utilities sector in the widest sense.



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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted projects team with strong capabilities in the infrastructure, energy and transportation sectors. Assists contractors with PPPs and concession agreements, typically acting for private partners. Has noteworthy experience in the waste management industry. Also represents clients in project-related arbitrations.

Strengths Interviewees laud the team's pragmatic approach. "They provided robust and commercial advice. The team was very good at anticipating potential issues," one source reports.

Clients also value the team's competence and attention to detail. "They work in a very detailed way and the quality of the final product is very high," one observer states.

Work highlights Advised the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development on proceedings for the redevelopment of over 187 km of regional roads in the Dolnośląskie Voivodship via a PPP scheme.

Assisted Cintra Servicios de Infraestructuras with tender proceedings conducted by the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) to select an operator for a toll collection system on Polish motorways.

Notable practitioners

Market observers value Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska for her extensive experience in PPP agreements and track record advising clients on road development projects. She acts for both public and private entities. "She is always available, diligent and hard-working," a client enthuses. "She has an excellent grasp of the issues at hand," further sources state. Her recent highlights include advising GDDKiA on two concession contracts for the construction of the A2 motorway.

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Wardyński & Partners - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented practice recognised for its regular involvement in infrastructure projects. Advises clients on tenders, contract implementations and public procurement proceedings in addition to representing them at the National Appeal Chambers. Skilled at handling transactions under PPP agreements. Currently most visible in the energy, transportation and IT sectors representing both domestic and international clients.

Strengths Clients value the team's availability.

Work highlights Advised KT Corporation on a PPP agreement for the implementation, maintenance and management of broadband network as part of the 'Internet for Mazowsze' project.

Acted for PKP Energetyka on administrative proceedings before the chair of the Railway Transport Authority in relation to the revocation of the security certificate required to be a railway carrier.

Notable practitioners

Mirella Lechna is praised by interviewees as hard-working and experienced. She is well versed in PPP transactions and regularly represents clients in appeal proceedings.

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White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. - Projects & Infrastructure Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid projects team advising clients on matters ranging from PPP agreements to financings and tender proceedings. Boasts an impressive record in energy projects. Also active in the waste management sector. Regularly acts on behalf of banks and sponsors.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's timeliness, saying: "They are very precise in terms of timing and they always respect their deadlines."

"They are very diligent and proactive," further interviewees report.

Work highlights Advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on its PLN4.51 billion acquisition of EDF's assets in Poland.

Notable practitioners

Michał Zieniewski continues to play a key role in energy-related projects. "Michal is very engaged and efficient. He has a fantastic knowledge of the local market," a client enthuses. "He is extremely responsive and always delivers work on time," a further source reports, while others appreciate that "he sees things from the perspective of the client."

About the Team (content provided by White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.)

To learn more about our practice, please visit: whitecase.com/law

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Band 1

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marcin Bejm joined the practice as its head from Clifford Chance in March 2018. Sources describe him as a "very prominent" practitioner and "one of the leaders in Poland for projects." He has standout experience in complex PPP projects and additionally assists clients with public procurement proceedings.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Agnieszka Ferek handles PPP projects and public procurement proceedings. She assists across a broad range of sectors, including IT, energy and waste management, recently advising Alcatel-Lucent on three PPP broadband network projects for Eastern Poland.

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Band 2

Michał Zieniewski

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michał Zieniewski continues to play a key role in energy-related projects. "Michal is very engaged and efficient. He has a fantastic knowledge of the local market," a client enthuses. "He is extremely responsive and always delivers work on time," a further source reports, while others appreciate that "he sees things from the perspective of the client."

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Band 3

Cieślak & Kordasiewicz

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators widely acknowledge that Rafał Cieślak of Cieślak & Kordasiewicz is "extremely active" and praise his involvement in PPP matters, particularly on behalf of public authorities.

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Band 3

Tomasz Kawczyński

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Kawczyński of Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k. is singled out for his wealth of experience in project financings. He advises a wide range of domestic and international companies. Clients praise his "sound understanding of key commercial and business issues."

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Band 3

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aldona Kowalczyk is an esteemed public procurement and infrastructure projects specialist, advising bidders and awarding authorities alike. Of late, she assisted Stadler Polska with public procurement proceedings for the supply of trams across Poland, valued at EUR1.25 billion.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mirella Lechna is praised by interviewees as hard-working and experienced. She is well versed in PPP transactions and regularly represents clients in appeal proceedings.

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Band 3

Magdalena Zabłocka

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Magdalena Zabłocka receives considerable praise for her expertise in PPP projects. She regularly advises clients in the public sector. Market commentators describe her as "constructive and business-oriented."

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Band 4

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department head Marcin Krakowiak regularly advises clients on PPP projects and concessions. His clientele spans the energy, road, construction and waste management sectors. "Marcin is very patient and very calm in negotiations. His advice is always measured and to the point," a satisfied client reports.

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Band 4

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients report that Katarzyna Kuźma "provides excellent advice" and appreciate that "the work is always done on time." Interviewees also praise her for being "very friendly and easy to communicate with." Her wide-ranging expertise spans public procurement proceedings, PPP projects and concessions. She is particularly experienced in advising Spanish clients investing in Poland.

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Band 4

Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market observers value Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska for her extensive experience in PPP agreements and track record advising clients on road development projects. She acts for both public and private entities. "She is always available, diligent and hard-working," a client enthuses. "She has an excellent grasp of the issues at hand," further sources state. Her recent highlights include advising GDDKiA on two concession contracts for the construction of the A2 motorway.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Tomasz Korczyński

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators frequently highlight Tomasz Korczyński for his profile in PPP projects. He assists public and private clients with mandates spanning construction, energy and healthcare sectors. He recently advised Interparking Polska on a EUR37 million multi-storey car park development project in Gdańsk.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marcin Oszczak has a varied projects and infrastructure practice, recently advising on real estate transactions and power line investments. He is adept at assisting with PPP projects.

^ See whole ranking table