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The Environmental Law Practice has many years of experience in providing comprehensive advice in matters of international, European and Polish environmental protection law. The Polish Environmental Law Practice is led by Agnieszka Skorupińska, a Polish qualified advocate with fourteen years of advisory experience in environmental law.

Lawyers working at the Environmental Law Practice advise clients on regulatory issues, investment projects, environmental aspects of real property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as funding processes. They also successfully represent clients in administrative and court proceedings concerning environmental protection law.

Clients of the Environmental Law Practice include companies from the waste management, energy sectors, including the heat, mining, chemical, manufacturing, construction, FMCG, electronic and electrical equipment, water supply and sewerage, renewable energy sources, automotive, clothing and food sectors.

What distinguishes our Environmental Law Practice in the marketplace, besides its unique and versatile experience, is also an open mind for innovative service solutions. For instance, we like to co-operate with environmental and technical advisors, and in many cases we deliver package solutions to our clients, where environmental or technical advisors are retained as subcontractors and CMS co-ordinates the entire work (one-stop shop). We also have a very good track record of cooperation with local environmental protection authorities in various regions of Poland (this concerns, in particular, Province Marshals and Regional Environmental Protection Directors).

The Environmental Law Practice has been distinguished in Band 2 of the Chambers legal directory 2019 and in the law firm listing of the leading Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

The Polish Environmental Law Practice is part of the CEE Environmental Law Practice, which covers the following other countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. The CEE Environmental Law Practice is headed by Agnieszka Skorupińska.

“Lawyers from the environmental team impress clients with their excellent communication skills and understanding of the needs of different stakeholders.”

Chambers

“The environmental team is co-operative and efficient, as well as able to deal with a wide range of tasks.”

Chambers

“Practice head Agnieszka Skorupińska stands out for her dynamism and has exceptional client service skills and an ability to transform complex law issues into understandable messages for non-experts.”

Chambers

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24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
09/06/2022
Will CBAM really help EU busi­nesses?
The pro­pos­al for the EU car­bon bor­der ad­just­ment mech­an­ism (CBAM) was ad­op­ted by the European Com­mis­sion in Ju­ly 2021 to com­ple­ment the EU Emis­sions Trad­ing Sys­tem (EU ETS). The goal is to re­duce green­house...
13/04/2022
Fol­low­ing the green line – the green mort­gage
Wel­come to the next edi­tion of our ‘Re­ima­gin­ing CEE’ series, reg­u­lar Law-Now e-alerts dis­cuss­ing ESG-re­lated up­dates with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on the im­pact on busi­nesses across Cent­ral and East­ern...
08/04/2022
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence – a step...
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence (the “CSDD Pro­pos­al”), pub­lished on 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, aims to im­pose ob­lig­a­tions on com­pan­ies, their sub­si­di­ar­ies and their value chains...
07/04/2022
The European Green Deal in ac­tion: sig­ni­fic­ant new cir­cu­lar eco­nomy meas­ures...
On 30 March 2022, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) presen­ted a pack­age of meas­ures in­ten­ded to make sus­tain­able products the norm in the EU, fa­cil­it­ate cir­cu­lar busi­ness mod­els and em­power con­sumers...
01/03/2022
Pro­posed man­dat­ory cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence re­quire­ments...
On 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a long-awaited pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence for widely-defined spe­cified “com­pan­ies”. The pro­pos­als are wide...
17/02/2022
Sig­ni­fic­ant Con­sulta­tion on pro­posed re­vi­sions to REACH
Un­til 15 April 2022, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) is con­sult­ing on pro­posed re­vi­sions of REACH, (Reg­u­la­tion (EC) No 1907/2006 as amended), the corner­stone of EU chem­ic­als reg­u­la­tion. REACH aims...
25/01/2022
Re­ima­gin­ing CEE: EU Tax­onomy re­port­ing has be­gun for banks and busi­nesses...
Wel­come to the first edi­tion of our ‘Re­ima­gin­ing CEE’ series, reg­u­lar Law-Now e-alerts dis­cuss­ing ESG-re­lated up­dates with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on the im­pact on busi­nesses across Cent­ral and East­ern...
18/01/2022
The Road to the (Autonom­ous) Fu­ture
It is no longer pos­sible to dis­cuss the fu­ture of trans­port without the ques­tion of autono­ma­tion be­ing raised. The ques­tion of ‘how long’ un­til Autonom­ous Vehicle (AV) de­ploy­ment be­comes a real­ity...
04/11/2021
Re­ima­gin­ing En­ergy – the fu­ture of the heat sec­tor in CEE
One of the main chal­lenges in meet­ing the EU-wide ob­ject­ive to have a cli­mate-neut­ral eco­nomy is the de­car­bon­isa­tion of the heat sec­tor. Heat­ing and cool­ing ac­count for about 50% of en­ergy de­mand in the...
22/09/2021
EU Green Deal, sus­tain­ab­il­ity and com­pet­i­tion law: European Com­mis­sion’s...
In Decem­ber 2019, the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted the “European Green Deal”, which com­mits to cli­mate neut­ral­ity by 2050. EU Mem­ber States prom­ised to re­duce emis­sions by at least 55% by 2030, com­pared...
31/08/2021
Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port: Hy­dro­gen Trains
In the first in our Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port series, we look at the po­ten­tial for hy­dro­gen powered trains to be­come a part of the rail net­work’s move to net-zero. Already in op­er­a­tion in se­lect rail lines...