Industry and environmental protection

Industrial plants affect the natural environment. To ensure their uninterrupted operation, it is critical to take care of all the legal aspects of their activity, which is regulated at the local and international level alike.
Our familiarity with the business aspects of industrial plant operations enables us to provide comprehensive support to our clients – Jan Sakławski.

At present, all industrial investment projects must be implemented in compliance with environmental protection standards. We offer comprehensive legal advice to allow our clients to adapt their businesses to the strict requirements implemented in this respect by Polish and EU law. We provide advice to investors planning to execute projects that may exert a considerable impact on the environment under the environmental impact assessment procedure. We also support industrial plant operators in obtaining integrated permits, emission permits and water law permits. We represent clients in disputes with suppliers of key services such as electricity and natural resources. We also advise in disputes with environmental organizations and on energy efficiency-related procedures.

Jan Sakławski

partner, attorney-at-law
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Magdalena Porzeżyńska, Ph.d.

attorney-at-law
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Katarzyna Sawicka

advocate
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Wojciech Modzelewski

lawyer
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Magdalena Michalik

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Our clients:

  • operators of industrial plants,
  • ESCO companies,
  • companies running construction investments for industrial purposes,
  • technology vendors serving industrial clients.

Scope of services:

  • Regulatory, corporate and contractual advisory services.
  • Preparation of legal papers and opinions on the impact of the regulatory environment on a client’s industrial activities.
  • Advice and support in the process of obtaining concessions, permits and approvals in all the areas of activity related to environmental protection.
  • Advice for industrial plant operators in processes associated with emissions, industrial failure hazards and water protection.
  • Advice in the process of obtaining integrated, emission and water law permits.
  • Support in obtaining decisions on environmental conditions for investment projects.
  • Advice related to waste management services and the water supply and sewage sector.
  • Support and representation in disputes with environmental organizations.
  • Representation in proceedings before environmental protection agencies.

Completed activities

  • Prepared a comprehensive manual describing the legal aspects of operations in the water supply and sewage sector for an investor from Asia.
  • Prepared a legal opinion on the legal regulation of regional installations processing municipal waste.
  • Carried out a comprehensive analysis of the correctness of environmental impact assessment procedures conducted as part of wind energy projects.
  • Examined the correctness of operation of entities obligated to prepare “baseline reports”.
  • Supported an operator of a rubber production plant in a dispute with an environmental organization endeavoring to block its project.
  • Provided advice on identification of the possible opportunities to enhance the energy efficiency of businesses and supported the process of obtaining “white certificates”.
  • Represented industrial plant operators in disputes with electricity sellers.

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