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Adam Wawrzynowicz is a member of the team responsible for the development of a Code of Good Practice in Investor-Contractor relations

The main goals of developing a Code of Good Practice in the gas industry include the improvement of communication and cooperation between procuring entities and contractors or the use of agreements guaranteeing the balance of the investment process and the efficiency of this process.

By resolution of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce for the Gas Industry of July 19, 2018 and January 31, 2019, the team responsible for establishing a  Code of Good Practice in Investor – Contractor relations was appointed. As part of the work on the preparation of a comprehensive regulation supporting the building of proper relations between Investors and Contractors in the gas industry, Adam Wawrzynowicz is involved in the work of the section regarding contractual issues (contracts). The main objectives of the Code of Good Practice in the gas industry are, among others, the improvement of communication and cooperation between procuring entities and contractors, a higher quality of documentation in the investment process (in particular purchasing documentation), the application of agreements guaranteeing the balance of investment process and effectiveness of this process, strengthening the contractor market in the gas industry, increasing innovation and competitiveness of enterprises in the industry, higher technical level and investment safety, and consequently improving the efficiency of the investment process while maintaining the balance of the parties in this process.

W&W Law Firm – a partner to the Poznan branch of the European Law Students Association – ELSA

ELSA is the largest organization in the world for law students and young legal trainees. The international nature of the Association is based on building mutual cooperation and understanding by learning about other political systems and legal cultures.

W&W law firm in February 2019 became a permanent partner of the Poznan branch of the European Law Students Association – ELSA, which is the largest non-political, non-profit organization in the world for students and young legal trainees. It is active in 43 European countries, operating through National and Local Groups under the leadership of the Brussels based International Board. ELSA Poznan is one of 16 Local Association Groups operating in Poland. The international character of the organization is based on building mutual cooperation and understanding by learning about other political systems and legal cultures.

ELSA Poznan organizes various projects every year, including Legal Education Days, nationwide conferences, the ELSA Poznan Law School, the Faculty Job and Internships Fair – Law in Practice, National Legal Practice Days and charity events.

Adam Wawrzynowicz is a member of the distinguished group of jurors of the XXIII edition of the Local Public Speaking Competition, where participants assume the roles of the parties to court proceedings in civil, criminal or administrative proceedings. The task is to give a final speech in proceedings before the court of first instance. Students compete with a previously drawn opponent, giving 10-minute speeches with the right to a 3 minute reply after the appearance of the adversary, or a 15-minute speech without the right to a reply.

In addition to material prizes, the winner of the Competition gained the right to participate in the Final of the 23rd edition of the National Public Speaking Competition.

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W&W’s Katarzyna Dziąćko and Adam Wawrzynowicz are to give presentations during the conference, “Reform of the Investment and Construction Process, Directions of Change”

A conference entitled “Reform of the Investment and Construction Process, Directions of Change”, devoted to the subject of public procurement, liquidation of investment barriers and clean air is taking place on the days of October 25-26, 2018, at the Hotel Mazurkas Conference & SPA in Ożarów Mazowiecki.

Individual sessions will cover issues related to the assumptions of the new Public Procurement Law, planned changes to regulations regarding linear investments of public purpose and barriers to gas investments. The State strategy to combat smog and the initiatives taken by the gas industry to improve air quality will also be presented in more detail. The participants in the debates will include representatives of the Public Procurement Office and the Ministry of Investment and Development. W&W’s Katarzyna Dziąćko and Adam Wawrzynowicz are also to give presentations during the conference.

You can view the conference program at:
http://www.igg.pl/sites/default/files/2018-10/Program%20Konferencji_12.pdf

Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński to give a lecture during the 21st Gazterm Conference 2018

The XXI Gazterm Conference is to take place in Międzyzdroje on May 7-9, 2018. This year the theme is “The State of and Prospects for US – Tricity Gas Cooperation”.

The subject of the event has been divided into two main areas: international affairs, which will focus, among others, on US energy strategy, and the so-called Northern Gate project, as well as the concept of the underground gas storage market in the Tricity region; and domestic issues, which will focus on issues such as the use of gas for powering public transport and the fight against smog as an opportunity for natural gas.

The conference is under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy. The main partners of the conference are PGNiG S.A. and the Lower Silesian Institute of Energy Studies, and the industry partner is the Chamber of Commerce for the Gas Industry.

The conference program is available at the organizer’s website: http://www.gazterm.pl/program-2018.html

Adam Wawrzynowicz to be W&W’s representative of W & W at the 6th Congress of the Polish Gas Industry.

Od 5 do 7 kwietnia w Hotelu Double Tree by Hilton Łódź odbędzie się VI Kongres Polskiego Przemysłu Gazowniczego „Rynek gazu ziemnego w Polsce – kierunki rozwoju” . Jest to wydarzenie cykliczne, organizowane co dwa lata przez Izbę Gospodarczą Gazownictwa. Kongres został podzielony na trzy sesje poświęcone między innymi regulacjom prawnym w branży gazowniczej oraz bezpieczeństwu technicznemu w kontekście rynku usług, producentów i odbiorców. O szczególnej doniosłości tegorocznej edycji świadczy fakt, iż w jej ramach uczczony zostanie Jubileusz 15-lecia działalności organizatorów.

Wśród prelegentów, którzy wystąpią podczas Kongresu znajdą się m.in. Ministrowie Energii, Inwestycji i Rozwoju oraz Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii, a także eksperci z branży gazowniczej, przedstawiciele renomowanych firm doradczych i kancelarii prawnych.

Dnia 6 kwietnia w ramach II sesji Kongresu wystąpi mec. Adam Wawrzynowicz jako przedstawiciel kancelarii Wawrzynowicz&Wspólnicy. Jego prelekcja będzie dotyczyła jednego z kluczowych wątków związanych z regulacjami prawnymi branży gazowniczej.

Kongres został objęty Patronatem Honorowym m. in. przez Ministerstwo Energii, Urząd Regulacji Energetyki i Urząd Dozoru Technicznego.

Z programem wydarzenia oraz listą prelegentów można zapoznać się na stronie organizatora: http://www.igg.pl/sites/default/files/2018-03/Program%20VI%20KPPG_2018_1_0.pdf

W&W’s Kamil Iwicki to be a speaker at the Gas Liberalization and Energy Security Conference 2017

The 2017 8th edition of the Gas Sector Liberalization and Energy Security Conference will take place on December 11. The topics discussed will include: diversification of gas supplies, the Northern Gate project, the next stage of liberalization on the gas market and the gas market on the Polish Power Exchange.

The conference will be attended by, among others, Dr. Piotr Naimski – Secretary of State and Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure; Piotr Sprzączak – Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure; Maciej Woźniak, Vice President of the PGNiG S.A. Management Board.

W&W’s Kamil Iwicki will give a talk entitled “New rules for gas storage. Amendments to the law on stock and changes in energy law “.

The conference will take place on 11 December 2017 at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel ul. Królewska 11, Warsaw. The full conference program can be viewed on the organiser’s website: http://www.adventure.pl/gaz_2017_program.php.

W&W’s Tomasz Brzeziński to be a speaker at the conference, “Changes in the Power Industry 2017. Regulatory-legal Challenges for the Energy Sector”

The 10th edition of the conference “Changes in the Power Industry 2017. The Regulatory-Legal Challenges of the Energy Sector” is to take place on November 29, 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw and will address issues related to the winter energy package, the power market, changes in the Water Law, and the MIFID package II. Tomasz Brzezinski will deliver a talk at the conference entitled, “MIFID II, MAR, REMIT – new obligations, exclusions, limits, reporting, and the impact on the energy market”.

For a list of speakers and the full program, please visit:

http://www.adventure.pl/energia_2017_wstep.php

An article by W&W’s Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński, “Gas Industry Commitments under the Law on Electro Mobility and Alternative Fuels” appears in the latest edition of the magazine of the Chamber of Commerce of the Gas Industry,”Przegląd Gazowniczy”

The draft law on electromobility and alternative fuels implements EP / Council Directive 2014/94/EU of 22 October 2014 on the development of alternative fuel infrastructures, which obliges EU Member States to develop such infrastructures. The deadline for the implementation of the directive in national law was 18 November 2016.

The article by Adam Wawrzynowicz and Tomasz Brzeziński entitled, “Gas Industry Commitments under the Law on Electro Mobility and Alternative Fuels “, and published in “Przegląd Gazowniczy” No. 2/2017, discusses the objectives pursued by the draft and the new responsibilities of distribution system operators, including the obligation to select an infrastructure operator for CNG refueling stations, the obligation of the DSOs to participate in the preparation of the General Board of National Roads and Motorways, and the obligations related to disclosure.

The Polish language article is available for you to read on the W&W website in the “Publikacje”  section.

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