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Paweł Piotrowski

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Paweł Piotrowski, an associate in the firm’s Doha office, is a projects lawyer specialising in EPC contracts. He assists with public procurement matters as part of his practice and is well recognised for his knowledge of PPP. He has provided legal advice to both public and private entities on projects implemented in various sectors, including, transport (motorways, metro, airports, railways, car parks), oil and gas, sport infrastructure (Euro 2012), waste management (incineration plants), water and sewage, ports (container terminal), and healthcare.

Professional Background

Paweł has more than 11 years of professional experience in the field of i.a. public private partnerships, construction contracts, project finance, and public procurement.

He has provided legal advice to both public and private entities on projects implemented in various sectors, including transport (motorways, metro, airports, railways, car parks), oil and gas, sport infrastructure (Euro 2012), waste management (incineration plants), water and sewage, ports (container terminal), healthcare (radiotherapy centres), and energy (construction of new plants, CCS project).

He is an overseas member of the Society of Construction Law (UK). Paweł has authored a number of publications promoting PPPs/concessions and he lectured at postgraduate studies on PPPs at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2015 edition of the legal professionals’ ranking published by LexisNexis Poland and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe 2015 - Projects and Infrastructure:
    • Associate-to-watch Paweł Piotrowski specialises in EPC contracts and also has experience of project finance, PPP and public procurement. He was part of the team advising Polskie LNG on amending construction contracts for the development of the first LNG terminal in Poland.
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe 2015 and Chambers Europe 2014 - Public Procurement:
    • Described as "dedicated and experienced" Paweł Piotrowski is particularly well regarded for EPC contracts. He was recently part of the team advising EEW Energy on a PPP project with the City of Poznań for the construction of a regional communal waste incineration plant.

Additional Information

  • Member of the Warsaw Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers - since 2006, fully qualified - since 2010
  • Advising Public Works Authority (Ashghal) in connection with Ashghal’s preparation of an entire suite of contracts (circa 30 contracts) in support of the Ashghal’s delivery of various infrastructure and other projects included in its 5-year USD 70bn construction program
  • Advising public sector client in connection with the delivery of several worker accommodation facilities across Qatar on a PPP and/or BOT delivery method
  • Advising a private sector client in connection with the development of a USD2bn mixed used development in Qatar
  • Advising American electronic commerce and cloud computing company on their standard construction contract and design services agreement to be used in connection with their development projects in the UAE and KSA
  • Advising a major U.S. defense contractor on the refurbishment contract for a government facility in connection with a US Foreign Military Sales contract for Qatar
  • Advising a technical consultant on a sustainable bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Pakistan
  • Advising Indonesian state-owned mining company PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk on a US$254 million turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Haltim Ferronickel Plant Development Project with Wijaya Karya and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Waste*

  • Advising German project company on approx. EUR 200 million PPP waste & environment project encompassing financing, construction and maintenance of the regional incineration plant in Gdańsk, Poland
  • Advising German project company on a approx. EUR 170 million pathfinder PPP waste & environment project encompassing financing, construction and maintenance of the regional incineration plant in Poznań, Poland
  • Advising major Belgium waste incineration plant developer in public procurement proceedings (design and build procurement concerning incineration plant in Konin, Poland)
  • Advising the UK investor active in the waste to energy sector on acquisitions of 5 biogas plants (greenfield investment)
  • Advising the UK investor active in the waste to energy sector in relation to landfill biogas exploitation projects (9 landfills)

Motorways and Roads*

  • Advising European Investment Bank on a concession project for the construction and operation of a section of the A2 toll motorway (Nowy Tomyśl – Świecko)
  • Advising European Investment Bank on a PPP project for the construction and operation of a section of the A1 toll motorway (Stryków – Pyrzowice)
  • Advising major Spanish construction company in connection with the construction of the Northern Bridge in Warsaw, Poland
  • Advising major Spanish construction company on claim management concerning construction of various sections of A4 and A1 motorways in Poland

Rail and Metro*

  • Advising major Japanese investor on project encompassing financing and construction of an intermodal rail terminal in Swarzędz, Poland
  • Advising one of the members of the winning consortium in the procurement proceedings for construction of the second underground line in Warsaw, Poland

Energy, Oil & Gas*

  • Advising group of lenders on EUR 500+ project financing concerning extension of oil refinery facilities in northern Poland
  • Advising the second largest producer of a hard coal in Poland on a long term project contracts, including sale of a coal mine methane, with the value of EUR 150+
  • Advising Polish sovereign wealth fund on project financing for oil rig platform
  • Advising major Spanish energy plant developer on construction of power plant in southern Poland (construction and financing issues)
  • Advising sponsors in connection with the construction of the only LNG terminal in Poland (public procurement and construction)
  • Advising the biggest brown coal mine operator in Europe in connection with a CCS project (public procurement and financing issues)
  • Advising the biggest Polish energy company in relation to construction of 858 MW coal-fired plant in Bełchatów, Poland (construction, claim management, public procurement)
  • Advising contract engineer in relation to claims under the construction contract for the 460 MW coal-fired plant in Łagisza, Poland

Healthcare*
  • Advising a major German company on the financing of radiotherapy centres to be developed by SPVs set up by a private equity investor

Airports*
  • Advising project company in connection with the financing of development of an Advising project company in connection with the financing of development of an airport in Katowice-Pyrzowice, Poland
  • Advising French investor on the preparation of the legal structure of a public-private investment consisting in the construction of a new passenger terminal for the international airport in Wrocław, Poland

Water and Sewage*
  • Advising municipal water company in Bydgoszcz, Poland on the acquisition of a storm water collection system from a shareholder
  • Advising municipal water company in Bydgoszcz, Poland in connection with a project to develop a stormwater drainage distribution system in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Ports*
  • Advising an Australian investment fund company on the extension of a deepwater sea container terminal in Gdańsk (public procurement, construction, project agreements and bankability issues) – the project has been awarded European Ports Deal of the Year 2014 by Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine

Car Parks*
  • Advising European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on financing of concession project concerning construction and maintenance of a car park in Wrocław, Poland (this was the first concession project in car park sector implemented under the new concession law in Poland that reached the financial close)
  • Advising consortium of bidders on concession project concerning construction and maintenance of an underground car park in Cracow, Poland

Sports and Leisure Facilities*
  • Advising a private investor participating in the PPP proceedings for the selection of a private partner to build and maintain a water park in Katowice, Poland
  • Advising Polish Ministry of Sport on the due diligence of the construction contract for the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland
  • Advising Polish Ministry of Treasury on the legal structure of the public-private investment in public and commercial buildings which were supposed to accompany the new National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland

Representative work is reflective of matters handled at previous law firm.