Our Team

Jakub Gorzelnik

Partner, attorney-at-law

Andrzej Nentwig

PARTNER, attorney-at-law

Bartłomiej Ziębiński

PARTNER, attorney-at-law

Beata Zys

Counsel, attorney-at-law

Łukasz Wielądek

Of Counsel, attorney-at-law

Agata Adamczyk

Associate

Aleksandra Kurecka

Associate

Anna Olender

Junior Associate

Paulina Harhaj

Paralegal

Jakub Gorzelnik

PARTNER, attorney-at-law

Jakub has advised clients in the energy sector since 2007. Alumnus of energy sector departments at international law firms such as CMS and Garrigues. Later, Jakub worked for several years as Head of Legal at Wento, a major Polish wind and PV development platform. He has advised on a multitude of M&As and JVs in the RES sector, as well as several financing transactions (where he has advised lenders, but also borrowers). He has also been engaged in and has supervised numerous legal due diligence analyses of RES projects and enterprises. Jakub has negotiated high-value RES industry contracts, incl. EPC, O&M, TSAs, BoP, etc. He has advised several international and domestic RES developers on their existing development of large (utility-scale) solar energy or wind farm projects. Jakub also possesses substantial litigation experience in the energy sector, including both commercial as well as regulatory disputes. He has also served as an arbitrator in disputes regarding renewable energy assets.

Apart from renewables, Jakub is an experienced attorney in the oil and gas sector. For several years, he advised mainly large international oil and gas corporations on a variety of matters (contractual and transactional) in their upstream (exploration and production) operations in Poland, including representation before the regulator (in licensing or so-called pre-qualification proceedings). 

Andrzej Nentwig

PARTNER, attorney-at-law

Andrzej has advised energy sector clients since 2006. Alumnus of energy sector departments at WKB, CMS and Bird & Bird where he was in charge of the energy & utilities practice in Poland. Advised on a multitude of due diligence analyses, M&A and project finance transactions in the Polish renewable energy sector, primarily in the PV industry, but also in the wind farm business. He has also advised on a number of conventional energy projects, including coal-heated power plants or CHP generation sources. He has advised energy and/or gas trading companies on a variety of regulatory issues and has represented them in proceedings before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. Andrzej also has extensive experience in the gas sector, where he has advised on, among other things, complex E&P operations related to unconventional gas plays (shale and tight gas), but also on landmark projects such as the Baltic Pipe. In the past, he worked for four years as the Head of Legal and Compliance at the Polish affiliate of BNK Petroleum Inc., a U.S. stock-listed oil&gas company. For several years, he was a member of the Law and Regulations Committee of the Polish Exploration and Production Industry Organization and is currently an advisor to the board of the Polish Solar Energy Association. Andrzej is recognized among leading Polish energy sector lawyers by Chambers Europe (2019 and 2020 editions) and by the 2019 edition of the “Rzeczpospolita” ranking.

Bartłomiej Ziębiński

Partner, attorney-at-law

Bartłomiej has advised clients in the energy sector since 1998. Alumnus of energy departments of major international law firms such as Hunton & Williams, Dentons and CMS. Bartlomiej has advised on a multitude of M&A transactions and financing transactions for RES generation assets. He has also been engaged in and has supervised numerous legal due diligence analyses of RES projects and enterprises. Bartłomiej has worked for many years on RES project developments, including advisory on all legal aspects of the investment process, as well as on industry contracts required to bring early stage development processes to successful operation (EPC, O&M, BoP). For several years, he held the position of General Counsel at Enern, a Czech wind farm investor and owner of wind farm assets in Poland.

Apart from renewables, Bartlomiej has worked for a number of CHP and heat distribution clients, where his advisory encompassed both regulatory work (tariff advisory, representation before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, etc.) as well as, for instance, off-take contracts. He has also gained substantial experience in the petroleum industry, where he has advised on greenfield investments and acquisitions on the Polish market.

Bartłomiej is an experienced advisor to infrastructural companies, whom he has advised mainly on projects related to road and highway construction as well as construction of industrial parks.

Beata Zys

COUNSEL, attorney-at-law

Beata has advised energy clients since 2008. Alumnus of energy sector departments at Clifford Chance and Dentons. She has participated in and later supervised multiple due diligence projects for renewable energy sources (wind farms and PV installations), for financing institutions, buy-side M&A investors, as well as vendors. Her particular expertise is in administrative and regulatory fields, where she excels at advising on all matters related to the development of renewable energy projects (real estate issues, permitting proceedings, environmental aspects). Her extensive energy experience stretches also to the power and gas markets where she has advised traders and grid operators in various regulatory proceedings (related to licensing, tariffs, grid connection, fines, etc.) and in court litigation. Beata has also advised on complex real estate cases and transactions, both in the energy sector as well as in other industries. She has also supported several construction companies throughout the entire investment process, where her advisory focused mainly on permitting and environmental matters, as well as construction contracts.

Łukasz Wielądek

Of Counsel, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

Łukasz has been advising clients, including from the energy and infrastructure sectors, since 2005. His litigation experience dates back to work in boutique Polish law firms, including Vogel Zaborowski Dubiński and Matczuk Wieczorek i Wspólnicy, where he had been in charge of the disputes and criminal proceedings practice for several years. On many occasions, he has successfully represented a number of investors and developers from the energy industry in court disputes concerning, among other things, investment projects carried out in the general contracting (EPC) formula or based on FIDIC general conditions of contract for construction. In addition to energy, infrastructure and construction industries, Łukasz has also represented clients in precedent-setting proceedings on capital markets, as well as in cases that involved fields such as: white collar crime, industrial property rights, claims under the CMR convention, acts of unfair competition, or complex real estate disputes. At GNZ LEGAL, Łukasz conducts and supervises litigation for Clients, both in common courts of law and resorted to arbitration panels.

Agata Adamczyk

ASSOCIATE

Agata has supported a number of energy companies, including RES investors but also e.g. energy traders, in M&A transactions and related due diligence processes. She is experienced in real estate and regulatory aspects of the Polish energy industry. Agata has also drafted and assisted in negotiations of various energy industry agreements, including EPC agreements, O&M agreements, PPAs, TSAs, etc. She has gained experience in corporate advisory across various segments of the energy industry. She has represented clients owning both conventional and renewable energy sources in proceedings before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (including licensing and fine imposing proceedings). She has also advised grid operators on both regulatory issues as well as on commercial disputes (litigation). 

Aleksandra Kurecka

ASSOCIATE

Aleksandra’s experience is centred around the renewable energy industry, where she has worked on due diligence analyses, M&A transactions and financing transactions (acting both for borrowers and lenders). Her work focuses also on regulatory and administrative aspects of the renewable energy sector in Poland. Aleksandra has worked on different energy sector contracts, including EPC agreements, PPAs, heat off-take contracts or complex development contracts executed e.g. between JV partners. She is also experienced in corporate advisory to both conventional energy companies and renewable energy operators. Aleksandra has also worked on matters related to trade in energy and gaseous fuels. Moreover, she has worked for several oil & gas companies on various corporate and contractual matters. 

Anna Olender

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

Anna works mainly for renewable energy sector clients, where she has been primarily involved in wind farm projects and PV (solar energy) projects. She has worked on several due diligence processes and has gained experience mainly in corporate law and real estate matters. She has supported senior lawyers in M&A transactions, financing transactions, as well as in drafting or reviewing a number of energy sector contracts, including EPC, BoP, TSAs, etc. She has also advised on several other energy cases, including ones related to trade in energy as well as trade in gaseous fuels on the Polish market. She has also assisted senior lawyers in representing clients in various kinds of proceedings conducted by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. 

Paulina Harhaj

PARALEGAL

Paulina’s work revolves primarily around the renewable energy sector, where she has worked for wind farm developers, PV investors, biomass-heated CHP investors, a waste-to-energy operator, etc. She has worked on several due diligence processes and has gained experience in corporate, real estate, administrative and regulatory matters relevant for the RES sector in Poland. She has also worked on legal opinions regarding the Polish renewable energy support system. She has supported senior lawyers in due diligence, M&A transactions, financing transactions, energy litigation and in proceedings before the energy regulator in Poland as well as the oil & gas regulatory authority in Poland.