The experience of GNZ LEGAL lawyers, as well as current projects in which the law firm supports its Clients, go significantly beyond the sector of renewable energy sources.
GNZ LEGAL provides advisory to energy companies trading in energy or gaseous fuels, producers of energy from conventional sources, or distribution/transmission companies (DSOs/TSOs). The scope of advisory includes ongoing regulatory and energy advisory, representation in proceedings before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, or contractual advice (e.g. contracts for the sale of energy or for the sale of gaseous fuel).
GNZ LEGAL also acts as panel advisor to leading Polish companies in the gas sector.
Moreover, GNZ LEGAL partners have in-depth experience in the heating sector, where they advised investors interested in acquiring heating assets in Poland (both generation and network assets), but also advised on greenfield projects in the heating sector (e.g. representing investors in tenders for the construction of new heating capacities, providing comprehensive advice throughout the investment process, negotiating heat supply contracts or advising on tariff and licensing issues). The GNZ LEGAL team advised one of the largest heat distribution companies at the time in matters related to the refusal to connect planned sources to the operator’s network. GNZ LEGAL also has experience in financing transactions relating to heating assets.
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 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.