Environmental protection. Waste management

We provide a full range of legal services in the field of environmental protection.  Our multifaceted legal advice includes assistance in complying with Environmental Protection Law, Water Law, Nature Conservation Act, Waste Act, and EU legislation, etc.

We assist in obtaining  permits for exploiting environmental resources (integrated permits or sector permits), obtaining decisions approving dangerous waste management programs,  and in determining fees for the exploitation of environmental resources. We prepare legal opinions in the field of environmental protection law, with the support and cooperation of renowned scientists in the field.

In our due diligence audit of companies in managing wind farms, we pay special attention to administrative decisions and contracts in the area of environmental protection.

We also have significant experience in the area of assessing  the environmental impact of enterprises, or activities on the environment, and in the field of emissions permits, including integrated permits. Our services in this area include:

Our lawyers provide the aforementioned services to companies from the chemical and energy sectors (incl. RES sector), and we have advised on some of the largest recent energy projects in Poland, as well as advised entities involved in such large infrastructure projects. In some major matters brought by environmental organizations against major projects we successfully represented investors, with courts ultimately sharing our argumentation. Inter alia, we won a case concerning objections to the construction of new power blocks at a power plant in Opole, which at the time was the largest single construction project in Poland.

Our Firm helps entrepreneurs to adapt their business to the provisions of the Waste Act and represents clients before competent administrative authorities and courts in the proceedings related to waste management permits as well as imposing administrative fines.

Cases concerning environmental law are handled by Joanna Rewkowska and Agata Broniewska, having successfully dealt with a variety of extremely complex cases, including the largest energy investments in the country. Joanna Rewkowska is a co-author of a book with three editions, which is a commentary on the law of environmental impact assessments and other aspects of environmental protection.