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Piotr Kunicki, Ph.D.

Counsel
+48.22.653.4266
Fax +48.22.653.4250

Piotr Kunicki is a Counsel in the Warsaw Public Procurement Department. His practice includes advice on public procurement and construction law, infrastructure projects and real estate. He has experience in the medical and pharmaceutical, IT, TMT, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as in the defence and security sector.

Piotr Kunicki advises clients on a regular basis on formation of consortia, preparation of bids and applications on admission to public procurement proceedings, formation of SPV structures for bidding purposes and he represents clients before the National Appeals Chamber and district courts. He also advises awarding entities preparing public procurement procedures, including construction, supply and service contracts, Terms of Reference (SIWZ), as well as represents awarding entities in court proceedings concerning public procurement matters. His practice includes preparation and negotiation of construction contracts for clients from the energy, road and railway sectors. Piotr Kunicki regularly advises clients financing projects from EU funds (POIiŚ, POIG) on the correctness of procurement procedures. He also advises clients in matters concerning bid rigging - before the National Appeals Chamber and district courts, as well as during criminal procedures and proceedings conducted by the competition authorities.

 

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Piotr Kunicki gained experience at other international law firms. He also worked as an in-house lawyer at a leading distributor of medical devices.

Publications

  • Real estate development contract, C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2007, 1st edition, 2011, 2nd edition
  • Real estate development contract, legal character and practice, C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2014, 1st edition

Achievements


  • Chambers Europe, Public Procurement, 2017, Up and Coming
  • Chambers Europe, Public Procurement, 2014-2016, Associate to Watch
  • Advising Emerson PMP WS on negotiation of a construction subcontract with RAFAKO S.A. on the construction of AKPiA and the electrical part of a power generating unit with a capacity of 910MW for the Jaworzno III Power Plant – Jaworzno II, as well as negotiation of a further subcontract for the electrical part.
  • Advising EDF Polska CUW on the procurement of Wet Limestone-Gypsum Desulphurization Systems for its group.
  • Advising Polskie LNG S.A. during a complex group procurement relating to an investment in the construction the LNG gas Terminal in Swinoujscie (designer, technical advisor, construction contractor, insurance).
  • Advising and representing RAFAKO S.A. in public procurement proceedings for the construction of desulphurization systems (IOS) and power generating units (Turów, Opole).
  • Advising the General Directorate of National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA) concerning the design, construction and maintenance of the ViaTOLL system.
  • Advising Mostostal Warszawa S.A. during the course of a public procurement procedure for the construction of a waste plant for Krakowski Holding Komunalny S.A. (a complaint to the district court).
  • Coordination of a public procurement investment of the Polish Embassy in London pertaining to the refurbishment of Bravura House in London for the purpose of the new Polish Embassy in London (including designer, technical advisor, main construction works contractor).
  • Advising the City of Wroclaw during procurement under single-source proceedings of the constructor of the New Stadium in Wroclaw.
  • Advising MPK in Poznań in the public procurement proceedings for the supply of new trams.
  • Advising Aquanet S.A. in Poznań on awarding a contract for engineer services for 7 investments.
  • Advising one of the bidders in a tender for the supply for the Republic of Poland of an anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense system valued at over 10 bilion zloty.