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Tomasz Dobrowolski

Of Counsel
+48.22.653.4221
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Tomasz Dobrowolski is of counsel in the K&L Gates Warsaw office. He is a member of Legal Counsels’ Bar and Advocates Bar in Warsaw, focuses in his practice on energy, infrastructure, and international finance. He has been involved in major privatization and investment projects in both the energy, infrastructure and telecom sectors.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dobrowolski was a partner in the Warsaw office of a London-based firm and subsequently Washington D.C. based firm. Before entering private practice, he worked for a number of Polish trading houses as in-house legal counsel, including as counsel for a major trading house in Poland where his last position was head of the Legal Department. During that period, Mr. Dobrowolski was involved in a number of projects and litigations (both in court and in arbitration), in Poland and in various countries, including setting up subsidiaries and businesses in various countries such as the United States, the UK, India, Ireland, and Germany, and negotiating commercial contracts i.a. for the construction of power plants (i.a. in India, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus). Upon graduation from law school, he worked at the Polish Institute for International Affairs.

Achievements

  • Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources – Poland: 2014 (Band 4); 2013 (Band 4); 2010-2011 (Band 3); 2008 (Band 3)
  • Chambers Global, Energy & Natural Resources – Poland: 2008
  • The Legal 500, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Energy and Natural Resources – Poland: 2014 (Tier 2); 2013 (Tier 2); 2012 (Tier 4); 2011 (Tier 4); 2010 (Tier 3); 2009 (Tier 3); 2004-2008
  • The Legal 500, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Dispute Resolution – Poland: 2009
  • Legal Experts - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Project Finance/Energy: 2012; 2009-2010
  • PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution – Poland: 2012; 2005-2008
  • European Legal Experts, Project Finance/Energy - Poland, 2008 - 2010

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Advocates’ Bar
  • Warsaw District Chamber of Legal Counselors
  • One of the founding members of the Polish Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator with two arbitration court in Poland
  • Advice to a major Polish power plant on its $1.2 billion rehabilitation program, including debt financing and eurobond issues.
  • Representing a sponsor in a green field project involving one of Poland’s biggest lignite-fired plants.
  • Working on various green field projects under consideration in the energy sector and on infrastructure various projects.
  • Advice to a leading US group in relation to assessment of various “Waste-to-Energy” projects in Poland.
  • Counsel to EFT with regards to its operations in Poland, including i.a. assistance in regulatory aspects, and preparatory works relating to construction of a cross border high voltage transmission line.
  • Representing EnBW AG in connection with the sale of a gas distribution operation as well as their investment in Poland and restructuring of Polish assets.
  • Representing Spanish financial group in a project relating to acquisition of 3 wind farms under development totaling 540 MW.
  • Advice to an energy producer on carbon CO2 related to trading schemes, and energy trading contract.
  • Representing a Polish company, Gielda Energii S.A., in connection with regulatory and corporate affairs regarding the first Polish power exchange.
  • Representing a leading Polish energy group on various assignments.
  • Representing PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. on various assignments, including regulatory matters concerning renewable sources of energy.
  • Representing Polish Oil and Gas in various assignments relating to exploratory works in Poland and abroad.
  • Participating in negotiations between Polish Oil and Gas and an American oil company.
  • Representing Elektrim S.A. in various energy related projects including acquisition of a controlling stake in PAK S.A., construction of power plants in India and Turkey.
  • Representing Apator SA in the negotiation of technology transfer agreements with counterparties from South Africa and the UK.
  • Assisting Everen Sp. z o.o. in legal and regulatory aspects of their energy trading operations.
  • Assisting various clients in drafting and negotiation of energy purchase agreements as well as contracts for green certificates.
  • Representing Italian Autostrade SpA and Atlantia SpA in bid preparation and parallel negotiations in a tender for BOT A-2 Stryków-Konotopa toll motorway project.
  • Advising an investor in connection with the preparatory stage of an LNG terminal.