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DWF boosts Renewable Energy Practice in Poland

20 August 2021

DWF in Poland has boosted its Renewable Energy practice with the appointments of Agnieszka Chylińska as a Counsel, and Paulina Stachura as a Senior Associate.

Agnieszka Chylińska, brings a wealth of experience on infrastructure projects, including energy and those performed under the public-private partnership (PPP) formula. She has also significant experience advising both public and private entities in the energy sector, including across RES, maritime, transport, electronic toll collection, construction and municipal infrastructure. She is also known for her work in commercial transactions in the renewables sector, assisting clients in preparation and negotiation of contracts, including works and asset transfer (EPC), EPC, LTSA, BoP and TSA agreements.

Agnieszka has previously advised on infrastructure projects in Poland, such as EPC and LTSA projects in the energy sector, EPC in RES in wind farm projects in Grajewo, Sulmierzyce and Huszlewo, stage IV of the KST Tram Line in Kraków (based on the PPP model). As well as turnkey construction of a gas-steam unit together with a reserve-peak boiler house and provision of maintenance of gas turbine sets in power plants: Konin, Puławy and Żerań, construction, reconstruction and maintenance of voivodeship roads of the Włocławek region in the PPP model, project of 4 sections of express roads (project based on the PPP model), construction and maintenance of a complex of multi-family buildings in Żory in the PPP model, construction and maintenance of car parks in Warsaw and Łódź in the concession formula, tender proceedings to select a new operator of the National Toll Collection System in Poland (viaToll).

Agnieszka also specialises in construction contracts for projects where the ordering party is either a public or a private entity (including contracts based on FIDIC model clauses). Alongside this she is co-author of the first government guidelines on the implementation of PPP projects in Poland.

Paulina Stachura, specialises in regulatory advisory for entities from the energy sector, mainly renewables. In her practice, she combines experience from working in both the private and public sector.
Prior to joining DWF, Paulina worked at the Energy Regulatory Office, dealing with the Polish and European energy market, EU network codes, and network operation and maintenance manuals. She then moved to a law firm, where she dealt with legal advisory in the field of energy. She supported clients in obtaining subsidies for offshore wind farms, problems with connection to the power grid and analysis of the legal framework for the biogas market.

Dr. Karol Lasocki, Partner at DWF in Poland, commented, "I am very pleased to welcome Agnieszka Chylińska and Paulina Stachura to DWF. Taking into account their experience to date, I am convinced that they will successfully contribute to the continued development of the Renewable Energy practice at DWF in Poland."

Michał Pawłowski, Managing Partner of DWF in Poland, added, "Consistent expansion of key practices for our clients is part of the long-term strategy of DWF in Poland. The appointments of Agnieszka and Paulina are a great contribution to this and we are glad that as a result, we can further expand our energy sector offering for our clients."

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