In the onshore wind energy sector, GNZ LEGAL lawyers are market experts who have advised on many significant M&A transactions on the Polish market, conducted and supervised due diligence processes, negotiated numerous contracts necessary for the development and completion of wind projects (BoP, EPC, TSA, engineering contracts) as well as post-construction contracts and contracts related to the operating phase of existing generation assets. We have represented investors in disputes (including both contractual disputes and disputes related to refusal to connect projects to the power grid). Members of our team have also repeatedly advised on debt financing or refinancing transactions for wind farms, both on the side of financing banks and on the side of borrowers.
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).
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 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.