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Oskar Waluśkiewicz

Counsel
+48226534316
Fax +48.22.653.4250

Oskar Waluśkiewicz specializes in supporting energy enterprises in transactions, regulatory matters and investment projects. He is also advising sector chambers in legislative works, finding solutions to regulatory challenges and agreeing position of the sector representatives in the given areas.

He is a legal expert in the field of conventional and unconventional power (including renewables and nuclear), heat and gas recommended by prestigious legal ranks such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Achievements

  • Chambers & Partners Europe 2017 (Band 4)

 He assists with regulatory issues relating to various types of energy sources. "He is very focused on the details. He is process-oriented and knows his work," a source reports.

  • Chambers & Partners Europe 2016 (Band 4)

Oskar Waluśkiewicz joined the team in March 2016 from Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa. He is well equipped to advise on regulatory issues in the energy sector. Clients perceive him to be "very dedicated and very responsive."

  • Chambers & Partners: recommended energy lawyer in Poland [2012-2015]

Oskar Waluśkiewicz joined the team in March 2016 from Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa. He is well equipped to advise on regulatory issues in the energy sector. Clients perceive him to be "very dedicated and very responsive." [2016]

Oskar Waluśkiewicz is active on commodities trading and regulatory work. He is praised by clients for his "solid knowledge and great communication skills." [2015].

Oskar Waluśkiewicz is commended for his work in the renewables sector and praised for his innovative approach. [2014].

Oskar Waluśkiewicz receives "very high marks for the level of his work,” and is recognised for his expertise in regulatory matters. Clients appreciate his initiative and engagement with the projects. [2013]

Clients confirm that Oskar Waluśkiewicz is “hard working and has thourough knowledge of the sector.” [2012]

  • Legal 500: recommended energy lawyer in Poland [2013-2015]

Of counsel Tomasz Dobrowolski is also recommended along with the highly rated Oskar Waluśkiewicz, the latter having recently joined the team as counsel, after moving over from Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa [2016]

Responsive and very professional’ associate Oskar Waluśkiewicz is the regulatory co-ordinator [2015].

Oskar Waluśkiewicz has ‘a practical business mindset’. [2014]

Senior associate Oskar Waluśkiewicz is ‘a very experienced and intelligent lawyer’ [2013]

  • IFLR 1000 Leading Lawyers: one of leading lawyers in Poland in energy, oil& gas, m&a and projects [2014-2015]

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Advisor of the Polish District Heating Chamber in relation to regulatory and legislative matters.
  • Advisor of the Polish Wnd Energy Association in relation to regulatory and legislative matters.
Publications
Mr. Waluśkiewicz is an author of a number of articles and studies in the area of heat, renewables, gas and power - published in reputable press and energy portals (mainly cire.pl).

Lectures at the Conferences
Mr. Waluśkiewicz has been a speaker at a number of sector conferences concerning heat, renewables, gas and power. He has also conducted a number of workshops and trainings for clients.
Acquisitions/privatizations in conventional sector
  • One of the largest Polish utilities - comprehensive legal services in the privatization process concerning PKP Energetyka S.A.
  • International Private Equity Fund - comprehensive legal assistance in a competitive process concerning sale of Vattenfall Heat Poland’s assets (Elektrociepłownie Warszawskie).
  • International Private Equity Fund – comprehensive legal services in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake in a company specialized in provision of services for the oil&gas sector.
Development of power plants and CHPs, and their ongoing support
  • Major heating enterprise in Poland – comprehensive legal services in relation to the development of a 400 MWe CCGT.
  • Private Equity Fund – providing legal services in the project concerning development of a coal-fired power plant in the neighbouring country and a transmission line linking it with the Polish electricity system.
  • One of the gas-fired CHPs located in Poland - comprehensive legal assistance concernng ongoing matters related to the operation of the CHP (regulatory obligations, reporting, termination of long term contracts and stranded costs’ compensation mechanism, obligations towards financing parties, change of law, investment projects, certificates trading, licensing, tariffs, contracts).
Investment/Optimization Projects
  • One of the largest Polish utilities – comprehensive legal assistance in the consolidation of mining and generation business lines within the capital group.
  • One of the largest Polish utilities – legal assistance regarding structuring energy and commodities trading business model within the capital group.
  • One of the largest steel and mining company internationally– advising in connection with the prospective technological process consisting of heat recovery.
Heat
  • One of the major heating enterprises in Poland - comprehensive legal assistance related to the prospective acquisition of the company conducting heating activity within one of the cities in Poland. 
  • Major power and heat company in Poland – ongoing legal assistance concernng regulatory and contractual matters.
  • Polish District Heating Chamber - preparing legal opinions concerning key regulatory matters for the members of the Chamber (grouping the major heating companies in Poland), representing Chamber during the public consultations of the key heating regulations, i.a. changes to the Energy Law, Energy Efficiency Law, Act on Renewable Energy Sources.
Renewable Energy Sources
  • Wind developer – assistance in the process concerning acquisition of DONG’s wind assets in Poland, as well as in relation to the development and sale of other wind projects.
  • Infrastructure investment fund – assistance in relation to the acquisition of several wind projects of a total capacity exceeding 200 MW.
  • Polish Wind Energy Association - advising in relation to public consultations of the draft act on renewable energy sources, including preparation of a number of legal opinions and participation in the discussions with the Ministry of Economy.
Oil & Gas
  • Major Polish oil&gas company – comprehensive legal assistance in relation to regulatory and contractual matters as well as in relation to activity on the international market.
  • Owner of the major gas pipeline in Poland – advising in relation to regulatory issues concerning application of REMIT.
  • Major international oil&gas company – comprehensive legal assistance in entering Polish gas market (obtaining licenses, administrative decisions, concluding agreements).
Trading
  • Trading arm of the major investment bank – legal assistance in entering Polish power market and performance of the power trading activities, including obtaining relevant licenses and other decisions, drafting, negotiating and performing contracts.
  • One of the major Norwegian energy enterprises – preparing standard template of trading agreements and assistance in negotiations with the counterparties.
  • Major international oil&gas company – assistance in entering Polish gas market, negotiations of the gaseous fuels sale agreement with the industrial offtakers.