BWW TEAM

Małgorzata Banasik

Managing Partner

Legal counsel, Co-founder and Managing Partner of BWW law firm;

Vice President of the Association of Energy Law Lawyers, which brings together experts – partners or heads of the energy department at the largest law firms in Poland.

She has gained many years of experience by providing legal services to the largest Polish companies that operate in the energy, heat and gas sector. She helps companies meet environmental goals related to the transition to green energy.

She supports investment processes related to renewable energy sources. Participates in international energy and infrastructure projects. She supports projects using wind, solar, biogas as an energy source with her knowledge and experience. She is also involved in projects using the fuel of the future – hydrogen.

She is involved in legislative processes, with particular focus on the implementation of EU regulations in Poland.

She represents energy law companies before the President of the Energy Regulatory Authority. She prepares documents that regulate the day-to-day operations of energy companies.

She co-founded the free market and gas exchange in Poland.

Before the outbreak of war in Ukraine, she worked for the gas transmission operator there and supported its efforts to integrate with European markets.

He also works on projects (WtE – Waste to Energy), helping to manage waste and use it in the production of energy and system heat.

She combines regulatory competence with technical expertise in the energy field.

It is involved in the creation of new investment opportunities in the public-private partnership (PPP) formula, including institutional PPPs.

She supports clients in capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, transformations and restructurings.

It has also supported companies in the chemical, new technology, IT and telecommunications sectors.

Her strong position and activity in the legal market is based on her experience in providing corporate services to listed companies and state-owned companies, many years of experience in investment, construction and infrastructure processes.

She has participated in many implementation projects in the IT sector, including SAP systems, also for telecommunication companies.

She has provided training and actively participates in conferences related to the gas market, RES, district heating and waste management (WtE) sector.

A recommended lawyer in THE LEGAL500 EMEA – Energy and Natural Resources ranking.

Aleksandra Woźniak

Managing Partner 

Legal Counsel with many years of experience and extensive practice in individual and collective labor law. As an experienced expert in legal services for business entities, she efficiently establishes contacts and understands the business needs of clients. She gained expert knowledge by cooperating for many years with Prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf.

She represents employers in cooperation with members of management boards and senior managers (including on the grounds of the so-called “chimney law”), as well as parties during pre-court negotiations and in court disputes before administrative courts, common courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. He supports clients in dealing with the State Labor Inspectorate, the Chief Inspector of Personal Data Protection, the Social Insurance Institution and other authorities.

Within the framework of individual labor law, she prepares drafts of all types of agreements (including managerial contracts or non-competition agreements) and statements on termination of employment contracts.

She has extensive experience in negotiations with labor unions. She has repeatedly participated in negotiations on company collective bargaining agreements and social packages. She has provided advice in agreeing regulations on remuneration, bonuses, labor or the company’s social benefits fund. She was involved in consultancy in the process of group layoffs or in the process of the so-called transfer of a company or its part to another employer.

She participates in processes related to the termination of collective bargaining agreements and the implementation of new intra-company sources of labor law. She supports her clients at every stage of collective disputes, from bargaining, through the mediation stage and strike referendums up to and including the strike stage.

She is the author of numerous publications in the field of labor law. Co-author of a monograph on the limited liability company (C.H. Beck Publishing House) and co-author of a textbook for students and trainees entitled. “Labor Law – Case Studies and Exercises” and “Specimens of Pleadings in Labor Law”. She conducts trainings on labor law (anti-bullying, working time, termination of employment contracts).

Graduate of the School of German Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.

Primary specializations:

Negotiations with trade unions.

Collective disputes.

Litigation.

Agnieszka Ferek

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Legal counsel with many years of experience in the area of legal advice on infrastructure projects from various sectors of the economy, for both public and private entities. Expert recommended in Chambers Europe and Legal500 EMEA rankings. For many years she led the PPP practice at an international law firm. She has extensive experience in providing advice to public entities on the development of performance appraisals for various PPP projects and the preparation of tender documents, including drafts of the PPP agreement. As part of her counseling, she provides legal support in connection with the drawing of the project financing loan and the execution of all project agreements, including the turnkey EPC agreement and financing agreements. As an experienced practitioner, he represents clients in the negotiation of project contracts, tender proceedings and provides advice on related legal issues. He provides comprehensive advice in waste management and district heating projects, especially those implemented under the PPP formula. Among others, he participates in projects involving the design, construction, maintenance and operation of thermal waste processing installations with energy recovery, or projects involving the construction of combined heat and power plants, and subsequent management of the resulting infrastructure. Participates in handling transactions for the sale of shares of municipal companies.

Provides comprehensive legal advice in the first PPP project in Poland in the water sector, particularly with regard to tenders for the construction and operation of wastewater treatment plants under the public-private partnership formula. Provides training in PPP and PZP for private and public entities.

Tetiana Fedorova

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Legal counsel with many years of experience in providing legal services to companies operating in the in Ukraine’s gas, electricity, district heating and utility sectors, financial, banking and telecommunications markets.

She is responsible for the Ukrainian market and has experience in the assessment and management of energy and utility finances, public procurement procedures, and experience working for the country’s largest energy companies.

She was a member of the board of directors of the Ukrainian Transmission System Operator from 2017 -2020 and served as state representative and vice chairman of the supervisory board of the Ukrainian Transmission System Operator from 2021.

She has comprehensive knowledge of Ukrainian energy, gas and financial markets and instruments. She has been involved in the integration of the European and Ukrainian gas markets, including the implementation of EU regulations in Ukraine, such as the implementation of the daily balance system for the Ukrainian gas market. She was the leader of the unbundling project for the Ukrainian TSO.

In her professional activity, she took an active part in reforming various sectors of the Ukrainian economy, in particular in the telecommunications, financial and energy markets.

Aneta Dybińska

Senior Assiociate

Specialist in energy, civil and administrative law. She deals with issues relating to the energy market, particularly related to the area of gas sector operations and renewable energy sources. Among other things, she has participated in the drafting of network codes, tariffs and price lists for energy companies.

She also provides legal advice on the implementation of infrastructure investments, in particular on issues related to land use planning and development, environmental law and construction law. She has experience in conducting legal due diligence of real estate for investments in the aviation area.

She has been a representative of parties in many proceedings before common courts in commercial and civil cases. She also has experience in providing legal services to local government units.

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, as well as postgraduate studies “Academy of Energy” at the Warsaw School of Economics. Participant of training courses and conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (including PPAs). She was a volunteer at the Maciej Bednarkiewicz Academia Iuris Foundation.

Primary specialties:

Infrastructure investments

Gas market

Environmental law

Aneta Gęsiarz-Krasucka

Senior Assiociate | Of Counsel

Legal adviser with 20 years of experience and extensive practice in public and administrative law, with a particular focus on issues relating to the tasks and system of local government units, public finances, energy law and civil law.
She advises clients from the heat and gas sector on regulatory law and on infrastructure investments. He also has extensive experience in litigation, administrative proceedings, legislation and public speaking. She prepares and gives opinions on tender documents and draft contracts.
In October 2022, she was qualified as one of the 25 most outstanding Polish lawyers working for business by the Forbes Women monthly and the Women in Law Foundation (Public Administration category).
In June 2023, she was awarded the “Pro Masovia” commemorative medal by the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship – for her outstanding services and overall activity for the benefit of the Mazovian Voivodeship.
As a graduate of SWPS with a degree in “Legaltech and innovation in the legal industry”, her professional interests are directed towards legal design thinking and new technologies lying at the interface of the world of IT, law, business and administration.
She completed an advanced course in simple Polish and became a certified language consultant according to the University of Wrocław Standard.
Expert of the Stefan Batory Foundation.
Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Wrocław, registered on the List of Legal Advisers of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw.


Main specialisations:
– infrastructure investments
– functioning of energy markets
– municipal economy
– simple polish, simple language
– legislation.

Anna Belowska-Sroka

Associate

Lawyer. She participates in advising entities in the renewable energy and waste management sectors.
Anna Belowska-Sroka is a lawyer with almost 20 years of professional experience; among others, she has represented corporate clients (banks, utilities, developers and equipment manufacturers) in litigation before common courts, the Supreme Court and administrative courts.
In addition, she has represented clients operating in the mining and utilities sectors in proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber.
She has professional experience in legal services for projects implemented as part of public-private partnerships, legal services for the contracting authority in public procurement proceedings, as well as corporate services for commercial law companies

Przemysław Bartoszek

Associate | Attorney-at-law

He specializes in civil law, energy law and public procurement law. He has participated in the drafting of agreements on the construction of international gas pipeline connections and cooperation between transmission system operators. He drafted pleadings in proceedings before the Polish and Danish energy regulators. Among other things, he participates in handling a public procurement proceeding involving a major investment in thermal power and modern waste management.

Legal Advisor, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University and a scholarship holder of the rector of the same university, he graduated with a very good grade. He did his internship and worked, among others, in the Office of the Constitutional Court (in 2014-2015).

Klaudia Domasiewicz

Associate | Attorney-at-law

Specialist in corporate law, civil law and civil procedure. She has extensive experience in providing legal services to business entities and individuals.

In the past she provided comprehensive corporate services to commercial law companies, including companies with State Treasury participation. She advised on transactions involving the trading of shares and stocks, the increase and reduction of share capital and amendments to the articles of incorporation of capital companies. She has also participated in the implementation of capital group codes, as well as in share dematerialization processes. She has experience in conducting legal due diligence on real estate.

She has represented clients before common courts and the Supreme Court, including in construction disputes concerning investments in the energy area. She also has experience in litigating claims from so-called “franking credits.”

She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and from the Center for American Law co-organized by the University of Florida – F.G. Levin College of Law and the University of Warsaw. She is a graduate of the “Academy of Companies” postgraduate program at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Postgraduate Program in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Warsaw. As a volunteer, she supported the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Marta Kąkol

Associate | Attorney-at-law

Specialist in business law, civil law with particular emphasis on contract law and real estate law, as well as public procurement law and administrative law, particularly construction law. She has extensive experience in representing business entities and individuals before common and administrative courts, including the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. She has represented clients in litigation, with a particular focus on disputes concerning construction investments, banking contracts, including claims from so-called “franking credits,” claims from insurance relationships and claims from liability of members of the board of directors of capital companies, as well as in all kinds of other civil and business law matters. He has experience in providing comprehensive corporate services to capital companies, including making changes in share capital, as well as experience in the area of competition law and tax law.

 

Currently, he comprehensively advises business entities on issues related to the preparation and implementation of investment processes, including in the field of energy, including in the framework of public-private partnerships (PPP), as well as on matters related to the financing of these projects from public funds. He participates in the preparation of contracts within the investment process, due diligence reports and legal opinions on real estate. He prepares and gives opinions on tender documents within the framework of public procurement proceedings and advises during these proceedings. In addition, he provides corporate services to commercial companies and advises them on their day-to-day operations. She represents clients before common courts, administrative courts, arbitration courts and administrative bodies in civil, commercial and administrative cases.

 

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Maria Curie – Skłodowska University and postgraduate studies “Public Procurement”, “Accounting” and “Insurance and Financial Intermediation” at Maria Curie – Skłodowska University. She has gained experience since 2011 providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs, local government offices, municipal companies and individuals. Legal advisor since 2015. Registered on the List of Legal Advisors of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Lublin.

Klaudia Niewęgłowska

Associate | Attorney-at-law

A specialist in labor and social security law. She is interested in issues related to both individual labor relations and collective labor law. She mainly deals with topics related to the ongoing support of the field of human resources and payroll in connection with the hiring of employees, the termination of employment relationships or the implementation by employers of their obligations during employment relationships. He drafts and gives opinions on intra-company sources of labor law. Represents clients in labor law litigation.

Experienced practitioner in the area of benefits from the Company Social Benefits Fund, as well as counteracting mobbing and related audits. She also has experience in the subject of offenses against employees’ rights and appeals against decisions of administrative bodies, including those concerning occupational diseases.

She is a graduate of law and legal-management studies at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a specialization in international security also at the above-mentioned university. She is the author of one of the chapters in the monograph “Intellectual Property in Business”.

Agnieszka Walerczyk

Assiociate | Of Counsel

Legal advisor since 2020, registered on the list of legal advisors of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Szczecin, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Szczecin. She has been gaining experience since 2012 in reputable Szczecin law firms, providing legal assistance in the field of civil law, including labor law and commercial law.

She specializes in civil law, public procurement law and administrative law, with a particular focus on maritime law issues. On a daily basis, she provides day-to-day services primarily in the field of contract law. She has extensive experience in providing services to both natural entities, commercial companies – including companies with participation of the State Treasury, as well as public administration bodies.

Weronika Wyszczelska

Associate | Attorney-at-law

She specialises in administrative and environmental law.
At the Firm, she provides services for infrastructure investments implemented mainly in the environmental sector (energy, water, waste) at all their stages, i.e. obtaining the necessary administrative decisions, preparing tender documentation, drafting and executing project agreements. He has extensive experience in obtaining administrative decisions. In particular, she deals with proceedings involving obtaining environmental conditions for thermal waste conversion installations and biogas plants.
Legal Adviser, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Szczecin and postgraduate studies in mediation at the School of Banking in Szczecin. She has completed numerous trainings and courses in, among others, mediation, negotiation, business process modelling and project management. She holds an international certificate in project management Prince2 Foundation. She is also a graduate of postgraduate studies “Environmental law and sustainable development” at Łazarski University in Warsaw, which she completed with a very good result.

Radosław Chmielewski

Legal Assistant

Student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He started cooperating with the law firm after completing his third year of studies. He is primarily interested in civil law – both procedural and substantive – as well as labour law.
In the Law Firm, he supports the team in day-to-day client support, deals with issues concerning the energy market, in particular those related to the heating sector, and assists the teams dealing with labour and financial law, in the scope of the so-called “franking credits”.

Sebastian Kędzia

Legal Assistant

First-year legal adviser trainee at the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw and a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He completed his legal studies by defending his master’s thesis entitled. “Violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation in the armed conflict with Ukraine”.
He has three years of experience in providing legal services to entrepreneurs and in drafting pleadings in civil and administrative proceedings, as well as civil law contracts. His practice includes, inter alia, the enforcement of claims at the pre-court, court and enforcement stage, obtaining permits for regulated activities, support in negotiations with contractors. At the Firm, he assists with legal services for entities in the gas fuels, electricity, renewable energy sectors, in various matters including environmental protection, waste management, construction process, unbundling.
He is interested in issues related to RES investments, in particular regarding agricultural biogas and biomethane, as well as capital markets.

Bartłomiej Kielasiński

Legal Assistant

Specialist in civil law, administrative law, energy law and environmental law. He deals with issues related to the implementation of investments in the RES sector with a particular focus on biogas and biomethane plants. He also specialises in national and EU regulations on energy transition. He has extensive experience in working with the waste management sector, especially waste-to-energy. He has participated in projects, including international projects, related to energy infrastructure and new generation sources in Poland and the CEE region. Among others, he has prepared project structures and due diligence reports and transaction documentation for large-scale energy and infrastructure investments. He also supports clients in obtaining administrative decisions necessary to implement investments. His interests include the development of the biogas and biomethane and hydrogen markets in Poland.
He graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Previously, he gained professional experience in the legal department of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Participant of national and international conferences on energy and energy transition.

Karolina Kokoszka

Trainee solicitor

A first-year legal counsel trainee at OIRP in Warsaw. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, where she completed her studies in law by defending her Master’s thesis entitled “The principle of concentration of procedural material” with a very good grade. “The principle of concentration of procedural material”. She gained her professional experience in the court civil department and in the notary’s office, mainly in drafting real estate sale agreements.
She started working with the Firm in her fourth year of studies after completing a specialisation seminar on individual labour law. At the Firm, she deals with tasks in the field of labour law – she is involved, inter alia, in cases concerning the termination of employment relations and anti-mobbing proceedings, also through ongoing support of court proceedings. In support of the team, she is primarily involved in drafting pleadings and legal opinions. In addition to labour law, she is also interested in civil law and issues related to civil litigation, especially the practical dimension of proceedings.

Magdalena Petrykowska

Legal Asistant

Student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Her main interests include issues related to labour law and civil law. She started cooperating with the law firm already during her third year of studies.
Previously, she gained experience in a company operating in the field of international trade and transport, where she supported the activities of a lawyer, assisted in the organisation of work, and was responsible for maintaining business relations with clients and contractors.
At the law firm, she deals with tasks in the field of labour law – she is involved, among other things, in cases concerning the termination of employment relations.
She is active in student organisations. She serves as vice-president of the SKN of Debate and Public Speaking. As part of this activity, she co-organises numerous training courses and scientific conferences, which combine many branches of law. She is an active member of the Labour Law SC and the Real Estate Law SC.
She participated in a project of the Court Watch Foundation entitled “Common-Accessible-Justic”, as part of which she conducted a monitoring of the District Court Warsaw-Praga in Warsaw.

Alicja Świderska

Legal Assistant

Student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She began working with the Firm after completing her third year of studies. She has been gaining professional experience since the first year of her studies, working in Warsaw law offices. She is primarily interested in civil procedure and commercial insurance law.

At the Firm, she deals, among other things, with matters related to the energy market, including the gas and district heating sectors, as well as business insurance law. She has participated in the drafting of the Instructions for Operation and Maintenance of the Distribution Network and price lists for the energy company.

Julia Wójcik

Trainee solicitor

Legal counsel trainee, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of

Warsaw University. She is primarily interested in civil litigation and

issues related to the protection of competition and consumers. She gained her experience

gained professional experience assisting in handling cases related to the so-called

franking credits.

At the law firm, she supports the team in ongoing customer service

She deals with issues concerning the energy market, in particular those related to the heating sector.

in particular those related to the heating sector.

Jędrzej Zieliński

Legal Assistant

Graduate of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He is particularly interested in issues related to procedural labour law.
In the Office, he mainly deals with cases related to termination of employment relations, submission to social insurance, as well as taxation of income from employment relationship and non-employment forms of employment.
He is also a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. His research interests are related to constitutional law and labour law.

Jakub Zuchniewicz

Trainee solicitor

A legal adviser trainee entered on the list kept by the Council of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He defended his master’s thesis on legal and practical aspects of operation of gas storage facilities in Poland. He is mainly interested in the branch of public economic law, in particular in issues related to the functioning of entrepreneurs on regulated markets and the protection of competition.
He has been working with the Firm since November 2021, dealing mainly with matters related to the heat and gas sectors. He has participated, among others, in the preparation of due diligence reports for the construction or modernisation of thermal waste conversion facilities, the drafting of applications and letters to the ERO concerning concession proceedings, work on the introduction and approval of amendments to the TNC, as well as analyses concerning various issues related to cooperation within the framework of public-private partnerships or the operation of facilities covered by the greenhouse gas emission trading scheme.

Justyna Zasim

Office Manager