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Kamil Iwicki delivered a lecture during the 6th edition of the conference, “LNG in Poland and Europe 2017”.

The 6th edition of the conference “LNG in Poland and Europe 2017” was held on 29th May, during which W&W’s Kamil Iwicki delivered a speech entitled “Regulatory and Legal Conditions for LNG Import and Trading on the Polish Market”.

The conference was devoted to the development of the LNG market in Poland, the Baltic region and Central Europe. Topics discussed included the importance of terminals and LNG infrastructure for Poland’s energy security and gas market competition, the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, the LNG terminal in the Gulf of Gdańsk and US LNG imports.

The conference was attended by: Piotr Naimski (Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure), Frederik Smits van Oyen (Vice President of the Management Board, Cheniere Marketing), Anders Bjordal (Head of LNG Trading, Statoil), representatives of the Ministry of Energy, GazSystem SA, PGNiG SA and Polskiej Spółki Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o.

More information about the event can be found at the organizer’s website:

http://www.adventure.pl/lng_2017_program.php

Kamil Iwicki and Adam Wawrzynowicz are to give a speech entitled, “New regulations on the security of gas supply” at the GAZTERM 2017 conference

The 20th edition of the GAZTERM conference will take place from 14th to 17th of May 2017. It is one of the most important conferences for the exchange of information and experience between the users of the gas, heat and electricity market, as well as for the presentation of the latest technological and technological achievements of the energy industry in Poland.

The conference will discuss topics such as the release of gas wholesale prices and the following consequences, the development of underground gas storage facilities, the new regulations on security of gas supply and the management of methane from coal seams.

The conference will be attended by representatives of the largest Polish power and chemical companies active on the Polish gas market. There will also be prominent specialists in the field of international gas markets and international relations. Including among others: Marcin Sienkiewicz – President of DISE, Maciej Woźniak – Vice President of PGNiG SA, Łukasz Kroplewski – Vice President of PGNiG SA and Artur Zawartko – Vice President of GAZ-SYSTEM SA.

A paper entitled “New regulations on the security of gas supply” will be delivered by W&W’s Kamil Iwicki and Adam Wawrzynowicz on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

The full program and description of the event is available on the organizer’s website: http://gazterm.nazwa.pl/program-2017.html

Wojciech Bigaj is a speaker at the conference, “The auction system as a mechanism of competition between generators of electricity from renewable energy”

W&W’s Wojciech Bigaj is to deliver a paper entitled ” “Information obligations and costs of supporting auction wining electricity generators from renewable energy” at the conference, “The auction system as a mechanism of competition between generators of electricity from renewable energy”, to be held at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Poznan Adam Mickiewicz University on April 19th.

The conference will focus primarily on the legal regulations contained in the provisions of the Act of 20 February 2015 on renewable energy sources, as well as in the implementing regulations of this law and in other provisions related to the Act on RES, specifying the principles of organization and conduct of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office auctions for the production and sale of electricity from renewable energy sources.

For information about the conference, please visit:
http://prawozenergia.elsa.org.pl/konferencja/
Following the conference, the Final Gala of the 4th National Law Competition “Energy Law” will be held with W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz as a member of the Competition Jury and again Wawrzynowicz & Partners is the event support Partner.

W&W’s Kamil Iwicki is a speaker at the “Gas for Poland Conference 2017”

W&W’s Kamil Iwicki is to deliver a lecture entitled, “New rules for gas storage. The choices possible for the fulfillment of obligations under the Act on fuel stocks” at the “Gas for Poland Conference 2017”, to be held at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw on March 30, 2017.

The conference will be attended by: Piotr Naimski (Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure), Konrad Szymański (Minister for European Affairs), Paweł Jakubowski (Director of Development, GAZ-SYSTEM SA), representatives of the Ministry of Energy, PGNiG SA, other suppliers and importers of gas, major industrial gas consumers, energy companies involved in the gas market, the Polish Power Exchange, and reputable consulting and law firms.

Papers to be heard during the Conference are divided into the following panels::

  • Strategy and energy security of Poland and the external environment. EU Energy Policy, Nord Stream 2, Opal and EUGAL.
  • Gas market and OTC platform in the competitive gas market.
  • Import of gas to Poland. Technical, business and legal conditions.
  • Main trends in the Polish, European and global gas markets.
  • Conditions connected to gas purchase and change of supplier by industrial customers.
  • Cross-border gas trading, diversification regulation and new gas storage rules.

 

For the list of speakers and the full program, see:http://www.adventure.pl/gdp_2017_wstep.php

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at W&W!

We wish you all a happy and joyful 2016 Christmas and all the best and much success in the coming year.
– Our team at Wawrzynowicz & Partners.

W&W’s Kamil Iwicki presented a lecture at the latest “Gas Market Liberalization and Energy Security” conference

The latest “Gas Market Liberalization and Energy Security” conference took place on the 12 December at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw. This is an annual conference which has been taking place since 2006. This year’s conference was dedicated to the deregulation and development of the gas market in Poland and Central Europe with the focus on, among other things, deregulation and gas prices, energy security and the Polish gas exchange and OTC platforms.

Among the speakers appearing at the conference were representatives of the Government Plenipotentiary. for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, PGNiG SA, the Gas Transmission Operator – Gaz-System SA and the Ministry of Energy, as well as experts from the gas industry and representatives from reputable consulting companies and law firms.

The conference included a lecture by W&W’s Kamil Iwicki on the “Conditions for Regulatory and Legal Detariffication in the Gas Market”.

The partnering sponsors of the conference were PGNiG S.A. and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.

The program for the conference and a list of speakers can be found on the website of the organizer:: http://www.adventure.pl/gaz_2016_program.php

A conference on the liberalization of the gas market and energy security to be held on 12 December and Adam Wawrzynowicz will give a lecture on the regulatory and legal conditions for detariffication on the gas market.

The VIIth Conference on the “Liberalisation of the Gas Market and Energy Security” will be held on 12th December 2016 at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw. The conference will be centered around security issues and the development of the Polish gas market, as well as the liberalization of the market, gas exchange and the OTC platform and the main trends in the European and global markets.

One of the conference lectures will be given by W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz and will address the regulatory and legal conditions for detariffication on the gas market.

The full program of the Conference is available on the organizer’s website: http://www.adventure.pl/gaz_2016_program.php

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“Proposed Detariffication on the Gas Market” – an article by Adama Wawrzynowicza in the latest, jubilee edition of the magazine of the Chamber of the Natural Gas Industry “Przegląd gazowniczy”

W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz’s article, “Proposed Detariffication on the Gas Market”, published in the latest edition of the magazine of the Chamber of Natural Gas Industry ” Przegląd gazowniczy ” No. 2/2016, pp. 38 – 40, discusses and evaluates the draft amendment to the “Energy Law” introducing detariffication on the gas market and releasing energy companies from the obligation to submit tariffs for approval by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. The bill is a response by the Polish government to the ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU of 10 September 2015. (Case C-36/14, Commission v Poland). According to the ruling, with the unlimited in time, statutory obligation by a state authority to approve tariffs for trade in natural gas for all customers, the Republic of Poland is in breach of European Union law.

You are welcome to read the article “Proposed Detariffication on the Gas Market” in the Publications section of our website.

Legal aspects of the implementation of support mechanisms for the operation of the Swinoujscie LNG terminal – an article by W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzezinski

Poland is still overly dependent on gas supplies from the east and at risk of disruption of supply due to the geopolitical situation. Of key importance for Polish energy security therefore is the Swinoujscie LNG terminal providing access to the global LNG market and offering opportunities for the diversification of gas supply sources. The full potential of the terminal building as an instrument of Polish energy security depends upon the demand for the services of the terminal, which will be determined by, among others, the attractiveness of the price of deliveries through the terminal compared to deliveries by other entry points to the NTS.

An article by W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzezinski entitled, “Legal aspects of the implementation of support mechanisms for the operation of the Swinoujscie LNG terminal ” which appears in the June issue of the monthly magazine ” Nafta-Gaz ” (No. 6/2016), published by the Publishing House of the Institute of Oil and Gas – The National Research Institute, presents the legal framework for the potential implementation of mechanisms to increase the competitiveness and availability of the LNG terminal to market participants.

We welcome you to read the article ” Legal aspects of the implementation of support mechanisms for the operation of the Swinoujscie LNG terminal”.

Adam Wawrzynowicz to be among a group of energy sector experts giving presentations at a conference entitled, “LNG in Poland and Europe in 2016. The new model for the gas market.”

We invite you to be a participant in the Conference, “LNG in Poland and Europe in 2016. The new model for the gas market,” which will be held on 20th June, 2016 at the Westin Hotel (al. John Paul II 21), Warsaw.

The conference is dedicated to the most important issues connected with the LNG market in Poland, the Baltic region and Central Europe. The main topics of the conference will be centered on: the importance of the opening of the LNG terminal for the energy security of Polish and for gas market competition, the future of LNG in the region, issues of logistical LNG infrastructure and the development of domestic and cross-border transmission networks. The conference program, together with the topics of the specific speeches can be found in the conference brochure (available for download on the website: http://adventure.pl/lng_2016_folder.php)

The speakers giving presentations at the Conference include, inter alia, Piotr Naimski (Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure), Maciej Wozniak (Vice-President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA), Tomasz Stepien (CEO, GAZ-SYSTEM SA), as well as representatives of many other power companies and gas market experts. The sponsoring partners of the event are PGNiG SA and the Gas Transmission Operator, GAZ-SYSTEM SA.

W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz is to give a lectures during the Conference on the legal framework for potential mechanisms of operational support for diversification projects, including LNG terminals.

The participation form is available on the website of the organizer, Adventure Consulting at: http://adventure.pl/lng_2016_formularz.php

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