Lawyers

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

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.