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Konrad Kosicki is the head of the Energy & Natural Resources Practice in the Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office. He focuses his practice on matters related to the acquisition, development and financing of renewable and conventional energy projects. Konrad advises clients on regulatory issues, trading in electricity and natural gas, property rights, and other commodities including derivatives. He also has experience in representing energy companies before common courts and in arbitration proceedings. His experience also includes advising on infrastructure projects such as motorways and stadiums. Konrad often participates in conferences and seminars concerning the energy market, in particular in the field of renewable energy sources and their financing. He is the author of many publications on the subject of energy law and climate change, as well as issues of civil law. In his career, Konrad has practiced law in London, Berlin and Warsaw.

Concentrations

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Environmental law and permits
  • Construction law and engineering
  • Infrastructure

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Represented VALOREM in connection with the signing of a cooperation agreement with T&T PROENERGY for the development of photovoltaic projects with a capacity of over 300 MW in Poland.
  • Represented the Vendor in the sale of Zalesie Wind Farm in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship with a capacity of nearly 25 MW to PGE Energia Odnawialna.
  • Represented Pacifico Energy Partners in the purchase of several PV portfolios with an anticipated total capacity of up to 250 MW.°
  • Represented Longwing Polska in the financing of Zalesie Wind Farm with a capacity of 25 MW, located in Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship.° The project was financed by Bayerische Landesbank and a fund advised by EB – Sustainable Investment Management GmbH as mezzanine lender.° °
  • Represented Pacifico Energy Partners regarding the purchase of a PV portfolio with an expected capacity of up to 280 MW.°
  • Represented Alinea Solar France in the acquisition of a portfolio of nine biogas plants in Poland.°
  • Advised Eolfi, on the sale of four wind farm projects with a capacity exceeding 170 MW to Quadran (currently Qair).°
  • Advised Longwing Energy on the development of Banie and Zalesie wind farms.°
  • Advised Longwing Energy on the financing of Zalesie wind farm.°
  • Advised Impax AM on the acquisition of the 41 MW Kisielice wind farm.°
  • Advised RP Global on the sale of its 49.°99% stake in the Tychowo (operational) and Kukinia (under advanced development) wind projects in Poland with a combined capacity of 104 MW to Marguerite Infrastructure Fund and on the refinancing and financing of the projects.°
  • Advised Impax AM on the acquisition of the Eolia Renovables portfolio, including the 6 MW Krzęcin wind farm in Poland.°
  • Advised EnerCap on the acquisition of two wind farm projects located in Zgorzelec and Jedrzychowice, Poland with a total capacity of 70 MW.°
  • Advised a major investment fund on potential acquisitions of a number of separate wind projects under development in Poland.°
  • Advised a major investment fund on the potential acquisition of a large portfolio of wind projects under development in Poland.°
  • Performed vendor’s due diligence of Vattenfall Wolin North and advised on different legal aspects related to the divestment of Vattenfall Wolin North as part of the sale by Vattenfall of GZE to Tauron for PLN 3.°5 billion.°
  • Advised WKN Windkraft on the sale of the 50 MW Bardy project.°
  • Advised Nordex on the sale of the 37.°5 MW Orla wind project.°
  • Advised Bank Pekao S.A., UniCredit Bank AG and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the financing of a 40 MW wind project.°
  • Advised Kredyt Bank on the financing of a 8 MW project.°
  • Advised RP Global on the financing of the 46 MW Kukinia wind farm.°
  • Advised NBGI Private Equity on the financing of the 12 MW Pienkowo wind farm.°
  • Advised Nord/LB on the financing of a 50 MW wind farm.°
  • Advised Bank Pekao S.A., Bankia S.A. (previously Caja Madrid) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the financing of a 38 MW wind farm project in Golice.°
  • Advised EnerCap Capital Partners on the development and financing of a 22 MW wind farm project in Ścieki, Poland.°
  • Advised Invenergy on the development and financing of the Darłowo project comprising a portfolio of wind farms with a total capacity of 250 MW, including the negotiation and drafting of the connection agreement with PSE Operator S.A., drafting and negotiation of long term offtake agreements for brown power and green certificates, advise on regulatory issues.°
  • Advised WKN Windkraft Nord AG on grid connection agreement negotiations with PSE Operator S.°A for the 132 MW Jasna wind farm.°
  • Advised EnerCap on the development and construction of the 22 MW Ścieki project.°
  • Advised WKN Windkraft Nord AG on the development of several wind farms in Poland.°
  • Advised Vattenfall on standard lease and way leaves documentation for wind turbine sites and grid connection.°
  • Advised Nordex on the development of wind projects in Poland.°
  • Advised (including drafting and negotiation) RP Global on the long term PPA and CPA for the Kukinia project.°
  • Advised Renerco (currently BayWA R.°E.°) on drafting and negotiation of the PPA and CPA for a wind project in Poland.°
  • Advised Terna Energy on contracts for the offtake of electricity and green certificates from their Polish wind projects.°
  • Advised (including drafting and negotiation) Enercap on the PPA and CPA for the 22 MW Ścieki project.°
  • Advised (including drafting and negotiation) Enercap on the PPA and CPA for the 70 MW Fornax project.°
  • Advised (including drafting and negotiation) Invenergy on the PPAs and CPAs for the 250 MW Darlowo project.°
  • Advised Impax on the PPA for the Kisielice wind farm.°
  • Advised NBGI on the PPA for the Pienkowo wind farm.°
  • Advised Vattenfall Wolin North on the obtaining of AAUs and ERUs from the Polish government as part of a JI project and transferring the AAUs and ERUs to the foreign JI partner (the Kingdom of Denmark).°
  • Advised the Zajaczkowo Wind Farm on the sale of AAUs.°
  • Advised the Tymień Farm on the sale of AAUs.°
  • Advised a Spanish wind projects developer on acquisition of wind project companies, negotiations with the distribution system operator regarding the grid connection, ongoing development advice.°
  • Advised a German wind projects developer on regulatory, corporate and environmental°
  • Represented Axpo Polska, a company from the Axpo Group operating in more than 40 markets, in signing of wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Poland with Energix Group, one of Israel’s largest renewable energy companies.°
  • Represented Axpo Polska in signing of a solar power purchase agreement with R.°Power Group, one of the fastest growing large-scale solar energy developers in Europe, for 300 MW of solar power in Poland.°
  • Advised several foreign energy trading companies on the commencement of their activities in Poland.°
  • Advised and representing a number of trading companies on a number of cases before the President of URE regarding the issuance and prolonging of trading licenses.°
  • Prepared the 2022 legal opinion for EFET on its standard master agreements.°
  • Advised TOE (Polish association of energy traders) on the Polish implementation of the MIFID directive as well as on various other legal issues related to the regulation of energy trading.°
  • Advised Vattenfall Trading Europe on the classification of its activities in Poland under MIFID as well as Polish legislation implementing MIFID.°
  • Advised among others EnerCap, Renerco, Impax, RP Global, Invenergy, Terna Energy on long term PPAs for their Polish wind energy projects.°
  • Trained several Polish power generation and energy trading companies, including major utilities - PGE and Tauron, in electricity and carbon trading documentation (EFET, IETA and ISDA).°
  • Prepared legal opinions and transaction documentation with respect to trade in emission allowances and Kyoto units.°
  • Advised PGE Electra with respect to preparation of a comprehensive legal opinion concerning trading in emission allowances and derivatives based on emission allowances over-the-counter (OTC), on a regulated market and on commodity exchange.°
  • Advised Japanese investors on the purchase of AAUs from the Polish government.°
  • Advised Tauron on the centralisation of trade in emission allowances and green certificates.°
  • Advised Vattenfall on all the regulatory and contractual issues related to the issuance and sale of AAUs in connection with emissions reductions generated by its wind project in Poland.°
  • Advised Mitsui on all the regulatory and contractual issues related to the issuance and sale of AAUs in connection with emissions reductions generated by its wind project in Poland.°
  • Advised on the emission trading documentation for ORBEO including negotiation of the agreement.°
  • Preparing a comprehensive legal opinion on Polish climate change regulations for HVB.°
  • Advised on Polish regulatory aspects of an ERPA between a BNP Paribas and a Polish JI project company.°
  • Advised ZAP (Grupa Azoty) on long term gas supply agreements with foreign contractors.°
  • Advised on the issuance of AAUs and ERUs aspects with respect to JI projects in Poland.°
  • Advised Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. in the negotiations of the agreement for the construction and operation of a motorway in western Poland with GDDKiA, including drafting respective documentation.°
  • Advised Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. in the financing of the construction of a motorway in western Poland.°
  • Advised Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A. in the negotiation of construction and design agreements with subcontractors, including drafting respective documentation.°
  • Advised on the construction and design agreements for PGE Arena in Gdańsk.°
  • Advised a Portuguese investor on the acquisition of a shareholder of a motorway concessionaire in northern Poland, including due diligence auditing.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Kosicki prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k.

  • Advised and representing RES investors on a number of cases before the President of URE regarding grid connection refusal.°
  • Advised and representing a number of trading companies on a number of cases before the President of URE regarding the issuance and prolonging of trading licenses.°
  • Advised and representing TAURON Ekoenergia GZE (former Vattenfall Wolin North) in the generation licence extension proceeding.°
  • Advised TAURON on REMIT (EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency) including Advised on adapting functional structure of the utility and internal procedures to secure REMIT compliance.°
  • Advised TAURON on EMIR, MIFID and MIFID II including Advised on adapting functional structure of the utility and internal procedures to secure compliance.°
  • Advised PGE on REMIT (EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency) including Advised on adapting functional structure of the utility and internal procedures to secure REMIT compliance.°
  • Advised PGNiG on REMIT (EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency) including Advised on adapting functional structure of the utility and internal procedures to secure REMIT compliance.°
  • Advised Gaz-System on REMIT (EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency) including Advised on adapting functional structure of the utility and internal procedures to secure REMIT compliance.°
  • Advised TOE (Polish association of energy traders) on the compulsory trade in electricity through commodity exchanges.°

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Chambers Europe: Band 4 in Energy and Natural Resources (2017-2024)
  • EMEA Legal 500: Next Generation Partner in Energy and Natural Resources (2023-2024)
  • Member, Warsaw Bar Association

Formazione

Formazione
  • Advocate, 2010
  • LL.M. studies in European and International Law, Bremen University, 2007
  • Master of Law, University of Warsaw, 2006
  • School of American Law, University of Warsaw, 2006
  • Law studies on an international scholarship, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2005
  • Summer Law School, International and Trade Law, Catholic University of America and Jagiellonian University, 2004
Abilitazioni
  • Poland
Lingue
  • Polish, Madrelingua
  • Inglese, Fluente
  • Tedesco, Fluente