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Greenberg Traurig Establishes Environmental Protection Practice Led by Counsel Barbara Pancer

WARSAW – 8 November 2021 – The Greenberg Traurig Warsaw office has established an Environmental Protection Practice to provide clients with high-quality legal advice related to all aspects of environmental law.

Barbara Pancer, a long-term member of the Warsaw office Real Estate Practice, will serve as Head of the Environmental Protection Practice in Poland.

Barbara advises clients on all aspects of Polish environmental law regulations with respect to administrative procedures related to the development process, liability for contaminated land and other damage to the environment, waste management, water protection, as well as regulations affecting certain areas of business activity. She is also the author of numerous publications on environmental and construction law and regularly conducts training and workshops on these issues.

The Environmental Protection Practice team consists of several lawyers at various levels of seniority with experience in advising clients from the real estate, energy, infrastructure, and industrial sectors. The team members have an in-depth understanding of environmental law, policy and regulation and are skilled in evaluating environmental impacts and liabilities associated with business transactions.

“Environmental issues have been gaining importance for all of us, and our clients are increasingly aware that they cannot afford to ignore these issues, as they can have significant financial and reputational implications. I am very happy that Greenberg Traurig has decided to create a new practice to help clients navigate this area,” Barbara Pancer said.

“Barbara has both the expertise and client trust necessary to achieve great success as Head of our Environmental Protection Practice. The establishment of the new practice is in line with our strategy – we are not just keeping pace with market trends but are anticipating the demands of clients in this changing and challenging business environment,” added Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Poland.

“Greenberg Traurig operates as a leading full-service law firm and this requires a unified market approach. With Barbara as its leader, our new Environmental Protection Practice will certainly meet our clients’ expectations,” said Warsaw office Senior Partner Lejb Fogelman.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is global, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2300 attorneys serving clients from 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k. was named the 2021 Poland Firm of the Year award at the highly esteemed Euromoney Legal Media Group “Women in Business Law Awards 2021 Europe” and the 2021, 2019, 2018 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of approximately 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution, and TMT.

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