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Energy

Our Warsaw lawyers provide legal support to both local and international clients acting in the energy sector.

Our lawyers have advised a number of prominent utility companies, sponsors, developers, banks, oil and gas representatives, renewable companies, power, electricity and waste management entities and other lenders on a range of transactions.

With one of the largest energy practices in the world, our global team provides integrated advice on complex cross-border projects. Our lawyers use their experience of working at major energy companies and in the world’s leading energy-producing countries to our clients’ benefit.

Areas of work

  • Energy regulation
  • Energy trading
  • M&A
  • Privatisation
  • Project finance
  • Waste to energy

Recent work

  • We advised Fortum, a Finnish energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia, on the successful acquisition, through a public tender bid procedure, of a Polish listed company Grupa DUON S.A., as well as a subsequent squeeze-out and delisting procedures. (February, 2016)
  • We advised a Polish state-owned investment vehicle (Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe) on the execution of an investment agreement with EDF Polska concerning the financing of a new gas-fired CHP plant in Toruń, with a project value of around PLN 550m (approximately €138m). (October, 2015)
  • We advised CEE Equity Partners on its first investment in Poland. The fund, acting through a special purpose vehicle, acquired a minority stake in Polish Energy Partners (PEP), the biggest Polish private power company controlled by Kulczyk Investments and one of the leaders in the field of renewable energy-based power projects. The value of the transaction was PLN 240m (approximately €60m). CEE Equity Partners is a private equity fund established by China Exim Bank in partnership with other institutional investors from the CEE region to capitalise on investment opportunities in the infrastructure, energy, telecom and new technology sectors in CEE countries.
  • We advised Poland’s second largest power company, Tauron Polska Energia S.A., on the establishment of an energy JV (TAMEH – Tauron ArcelorMittal Energy Holding) with Arcelor Mittal, the leading global steel producer. The JV will own and operate four major power plants in Poland and the Czech Republic. As part of the transaction, Tauron is contributing to the JV two energy generation facilities: CHP in Dąbrowa Górnicza and Power Plant in Blachownia (Poland); ArcelorMittal is contributing two of its power plants: CHP in Kraków (Poland) and CHP in Ostrava (the Czech Republic).