Energy & Environment Law

Our law firm has assisted many wind energy companies as well as other companies from the renewable energy and traditional energy sector. We have been involved in many activities in this industry including transfers of wind projects, JI projects and trading with certificates.

As a result our lawyers decided to form the Energy, Environment & Regulatory Team in our office in order to facilitate gathering and sharing knowledge and experience on the related issues.

We are ready to provide full advice related to launching and operating investments in the energy market:

Land Lease Agreements

  • preparing long term lease agreements,
  • transfer of rights and obligations of lessee,
  • negotiations and representing both land owners and investors (lessees).

Wind Energy Projects

  • analysis of the documentation connected with projects i.a. construction permits, local development plans or decisions on building and development conditions, conditions for connection to power grid,
  • analysis of the concluded preliminary or final lease agreements,
  • analysis of other specific requirements, opinions and permissions connected with wind projects,
  • performance of due diligence of the project,
  • preparing transfers of projects to special purpose vehicles (SPV).

Solar Energy Projects

  • advice on energy law,
  • preparing transfers of projects or transfers of project companies (SPV),
  • performance of due diligence of the project,
  • analysis of other specific requirements, decisions and permissions connected with solar energy projects.

 Green Certificates

  • sale of property rights arising from certificates of origin,
  • contacts with the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) and the Polish Power Exchange (TGE S.A.),
  • preparing agreements on broker services.

JI Projects, CDM Projects

  • advice on sale of emission reduction units,
  • advice on Joint Implementation projects and Clean Development Mechanism projects.

Specific Tax Problems

  • assistance with regard to taxation on sale of property rights arising from certificates of origin,
  • assistance with problems concerning taxation on wind turbines with the real estate tax,
  • advice on excise duty charged on energy,
  • advice on VAT with regard to transporting and piloting of turbines etc.

Environmental Protection

  • advice on transfer of landfills,
  • assistance in obtaining all types of environmental permits and support during preparation of preceding reports on the impact on environment,
  • advice on waste management,
  • advice with regard to legal requirements concerning asbestos,
  • representing clients before public administration authorities.

Regulatory Matters

  • representing our clients in proceedings before administrative courts,
  • representing our clients in proceedings before the Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) and the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

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