Agnieszka Skorupinska

Agnieszka Skorupińska

Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Sawicki sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English, German

Agnieszka is a Counsel heading the Environmental Law Practice in Warsaw. She is a qualified advocate with 10 years of experience and specialises in Polish and EU environmental protection and natural resources law. Agnieszka advises companies on regulatory issues, investment projects, environmental aspects of real property transactions, mergers and acquisitions as well as financing investments. For many years she has successfully represented clients in administrative and court proceedings concerning environmental protection law.

Agnieszka’s experience includes projects concerning historical soil and groundwater contamination, environmental damage, preliminary reports, environmental impact assessments, air protection, including adjustment to emission standards specified in IED and BAT conclusions and obtaining derogations from such standards, issues related to CO2 emissions, obtaining environmental permits, including integrated permits, waste and water management, noise and REACH.

As an advisor she has successfully represented companies from the energy, chemical, construction, waste management, FMCG, water supply and sewerage, renewable energy sources, mining, automobile, clothing and food sectors.

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"She understands our business needs and is able to give clear advice."

Chambers, 2017

Relevant experience

  • International chemical company in relation to advice and representation in a complex process of obtaining environmental permits, including IPPC permit, for newly build chemical plant the operation of which was blocked by environmental NGOs.
  • International energy generator in relation to advice and representation in a complex process of obtaining amendment to the IPPC permit despite opposition of environmental NGOs.
  • International corporation in relation to advice concerning construction of coal power plant, including process of obtaining EIA decision in face of opposition of environmental NGOs.
  • Polish leading energy generator in relation to possible change of business model and possible sale of assets from the perspective of the existing IPPC permits, obtaining new investments permits and addressing the contamination issues.
  • International energy generator in relation to possibility of obtaining free CO2 emission allowances for new investments and the need to adapt these investments to BAT conclusions for LCP.
  • Numerous companies from energy, chemical and food sector in relation to adjustment to strict air emission standards imposed by IED and the possibility to obtain derogations.
  • German investor in relation to development of municipal waste treatment facility (RIPOK).
  • Significant energy generator in relation to advice and representation in administrative procedures concerning soil and groundwater remediation as well as in negotiations on sale of real estate with respect to remediation issues.
  • Numerous companies from energy, chemical and development sector in relation to obtaining waiver from remediation, preparation of baseline reports and environmental insurance.
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Education

  • 2013 - Postgraduate Study of legal and economic aspects of the investment process, Warsaw School of Economics
  • 2011 - Advocate (adwokat), District Chamber of Advocates, Warsaw
  • 2008 - Postgraduate Study of Environmental Protection Law, Wrocław University
  • 2007 - Master of Laws (summa cum laude), Warsaw University
  • 2007 - Deutsche Rechtsschule (magna cum laude), Warsaw University in cooperation with Bonn University
  • 2006 - Centre for English and European Law (magna cum laude), Warsaw University in cooperation with Cambridge University
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Expertise

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November 2018
CEE Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
17/08/2018
How will the new waste man­age­ment reg­u­la­tions af­fect busi­ness?
Be­gin­ning of sum­mer sea­son was pretty in­tens­ive for the Pol­ish le­gis­lat­or. In Ju­ly and Au­gust 2018 a pack­age of le­gis­lat­ive solu­tions was ad­op­ted, which is sup­posed to be the an­swer to the ab­use with­in the waste in­dustry in Po­land, es­pe­cially in re­la­tion to.
30 July 2018
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2018/19
10/05/2018
EU Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem Dir­ect­ive amended – what’s next?
The re­vised EU ETS Dir­ect­ive amend­ing Dir­ect­ive 2003/87/EC es­tab­lish­ing the EU ETS and im­ple­ment­ing the fourth trad­ing peri­od (2021-2030) came in­to force on 8 April 2018. The Dir­ect­ive in­tro­duces sig­ni­fic­ant changes to EU ETS but also sets a frame­work for fur­ther.
31/01/2018
Up­date on waste man­age­ment
In Decem­ber 2017 the Pol­ish Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted an act amend­ing the waste man­age­ment sys­tem. The amend­ment ad­apts Pol­ish law to EU law and changes reg­u­la­tions re­gard­ing the clas­si­fic­a­tion of waste as haz­ard­ous.