Lawyers

Kamil Iwicki

Attorney-at-law

Attorney-at-law and graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan and the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw, Kamil also graduated in “Advanced Security Studies” from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch – Partenkirchen, Germany) and carried out postgraduate study in “Public Procurement Law” at the University of Warsaw.

Kamil specializes in legal advice for companies from the energy sector, covering in particular regulatory issues in the gas sector. He has extensive experience in handling the process of obtaining and changing licenses for regulated activities under the Energy Law and decisions on the appointment of gas system operators and substantively supports clients in the fulfilling of license and operator obligations, including the management of the administrative procedure for the approval by the President of the ERO of sector tariffs.

He participated in the development of a number of contract templates used in the natural gas sector, including a template for the agreement for the provision of gas fuel distribution services, a template for an Interconnection Agreement (ICA), a template for a network connection agreement, a template for a comprehensive agreement, as well as a template for an agreement for the sale of gaseous fuels at a virtual point. In addition, he participated in the development of documents such as the Instructions for the Movement and Operation of the Distribution Network of the Distribution System Operator, the Regulations for the Provision of Storage Services by the Storage System Operator, and a Plan for introducing restrictions on natural gas consumption.

He advised on issues related to the implementation by enterprises operating in the natural gas sector of Regulation No 715/2009 of July 13, 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005, as well as the EU Commission Regulation No. 312/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing a network code on gas balancing in transmission networks.

In addition, he provides legal assistance in the field of energy efficiency, as well as the production and sale of electricity and renewable energy sources.

He has experience related to work in the Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Economy, where he prepared drafts of subsequent amendments to the Energy Law and the Act on crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas stocks and on the rules of conduct in situations of a threat to the state’s fuel security and disruptions on the crude oil market. He also participated in the development of a number of lower-ranking legal acts, in particular the ordinance on the detailed conditions for the operation of the gas system, the ordinance on technical conditions to be met by gas networks, as well as the ordinance on detailed principles of shaping and calculating tariffs for gaseous fuels and settlements in trading in gaseous fuels. In the Ministry of Economy, he prepared administrative decisions in cases concerning exemption from the obligation to maintain mandatory reserves of natural gas and issued authorizations for architectural and construction authorities to consent to deviations from technical and construction regulations.

As a representative of the Ministry of Economy, he participated in the work of the Gas Committee at the European Commission, where he was responsible for the preparation of draft European Union legislation (including guidelines to Regulation No. 715/2009 of July 13, 2009 on the conditions for access to natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005). In addition, he participated in the work of the ENTSOG team preparing network codes for balancing gas systems.

He also dealt with the preparation of Poland’s position in proceedings brought by the European Commission regarding violations of European Union law. He participated in the preparation of Polish Energy Policy up to 2030, and in 2011-2012 he was a member of the inter-ministerial team for the liberalization of the natural gas market. He specializes in advising entrepreneurs operating in the electricity and natural gas sectors, in particular in issues related to the broadly understood energy law.

He has experience in supervising enterprises, gained while serving as a supervisory board member.

He is a member of the Consulting Team for the Energy and Gas Market at the Chamber of the Natural Gas Industry.

Kamil is the author of numerous legal and energy publications.