Andrzej is an expert in energy and environmental law with over a decade of experience
Andrzej is counsel and co-head of our Polish Energy & Utilities group, based in Warsaw.
Andrzej has been advising clients since 2006, specialising in assisting major Polish and international companies from the power sector, gas sector, heating sector and renewables sector including the largest Polish gas company, major energy producers, distributors and traders.
He has extensive regulatory experience including tariff and concessions proceedings, as well as representing energy companies in proceedings before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, environmental authorities, and construction supervision authorities. He has also substantial transactional experience having advised on a number of M&A transactions on the Polish energy market, on joint venture projects between Polish and international energy companies, as well as on numerous due diligences in the energy sector.
Andrzej has also supported clients in project finance transactions and related contract drafting and negotiations processes, he has drafted and negotiated Engineering Procurement and Construction contracts, as well as O&M contracts, grid connection agreements, PPAs, HSAs and complex agreements for the purchase of energy infrastructure.
He has advised companies from all levels of the power sector in Poland - from generation, through transmission, distribution and trade of electricity, as well as on a number of projects in the field of renewable energy mainly with regard to projects consisting in the implementation of wind farms.
Andrzej also has significant experience in the gas sector, in which he advised the largest Polish gas company and international oil companies including the supermajors, which were exploring and prospecting for oil and gas in Poland. For four years, he headed the legal department of BNK Petroleum (a U.S. stock-listed oil and gas enterprise) in Poland and Europe, where he was responsible for regulatory advice, transactions and exploration operations with a total value exceeding USD 300 million. In 2012-2015, he was also an adviser and member of the Law & Regulations Committee of the Polish Exploration and Production Industry Organisation.
He has advised clients on energy trading including certificates of origin on the Polish Power Exchange.
Between 2006 and 2012, he worked at energy departments of a leading Polish law firm, and then in the Warsaw office of a British law firm. Earlier in his career, Andrzej worked in the financial sector for a dynamically developing brokerage firm, as well as for a leading foreign bank in Poland.
Andrzej graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He completed post graduate studies in British and European law at University of Cambridge.
He is a frequent speaker at Polish and international conferences related to the energy sector.
He works in Polish, English and German.