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Agnieszka Skorupinska

Agnieszka Skorupińska

Partner

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

Agnieszka is an advocate and partner heading the Environmental Law Practice in Poland and CEE. 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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Memberships

  • The District Bar Council in Warsaw
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Expertise

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09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
19 January 2021
Ad­vising the Board on En­vir­on­ment­al Law Risk in CEE
Dir­ect­ors’ risk re­port En­vir­on­ment­al law is firmly and un­doubtedly a board-level is­sue and all busi­nesses need to fo­cus on how it im­pacts their activ­it­ies. En­vir­on­ment­al au­thor­it­ies ex­pect dir­ect­ors...
6 October 2020
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2020/21
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2020/2021 pub­lished by the Pol­ish Auto­mot­ive In­dustry As­so­ci­ation and co-au­thored by CMS takes a look at some of the key areas af­fect­ing the auto­mot­ive sec­tor. Our cross-prac­tice...
5 June 2020
CMS ad­vises on a pro­ject to syn­chron­ise Pol­ish and Lithuani­an power grids
CMS has ad­vised PSE, a Pol­ish power trans­mis­sion sys­tem op­er­at­or, on ne­go­ti­at­ing a co­oper­a­tion agree­ment with Lit­grid AB, a Lithuani­an trans­mis­sion sys­tem op­er­at­or, for the con­struc­tion of Har­mony Link...
28 May 2020
Anti-crisis Shield: the im­pact of new reg­u­la­tions on con­duct­ing busi­ness...
CMS law­yers have been con­duct­ing a cross-prac­tice and in-depth ana­lys­is of new COV­ID-19 reg­u­la­tions in Po­land, identi­fy­ing those changes which - from the point of view of trad­ing prac­tice - may have a...
16 April 2020
Anti-crisis Shield: the im­pact of new reg­u­la­tions on con­duct­ing busi­ness...
On March 31, the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic of Po­land signed a pack­age of laws called the Anti-crisis Shield:the Act of 31 March 2020 amend­ing the Act on spe­cial solu­tions re­lated to the pre­ven­tion, coun­ter­ac­tion...
27 November 2019
Break­fast Sem­in­ar: Sus­tain­able In­vest­ment - a chance or threat for busi­ness?
Sus­tain­able in­vest­ing is be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant is­sue. How soon can we ex­pect to see spe­cif­ic EU le­gis­la­tion? What im­pact will the le­gis­la­tion have on the mar­ket?We will an­swer these ques­tions...
12 November 2019
CMS ad­vises Green In­vest­ment Group on the next trans­ac­tion on the Pol­ish...
CMS ad­vised Green In­vest­ment Group, owned by Macquar­ie, on the ac­quis­i­tion of the Za­jączko­wo wind farm loc­ated at Kobyl­nica, Po­mor­skie Province. The pre­vi­ous own­ers of the pro­ject were the com­pan­ies...
22 August 2019
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2019/20
The Auto­mot­ive sec­tor has for many years been a driv­ing force of European eco­nom­ic growth. The in­dustry provides dir­ect and in­dir­ect jobs to 13.8 mil­lion Europeans and gen­er­ated a sur­plus of €84.4 bil­lion...
20 August 2019
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence in en­vir­on­ment­al mon­it­or­ing
AI is in­creas­ingly be­ing used for the pur­pose of en­vir­on­ment­al law en­force­ment and the im­pact for busi­nesses is sig­ni­fic­ant. This art­icle dis­cusses the im­plic­a­tions of the use of AI in en­vir­on­ment­al...
April 2019
CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
From the 1970s on­wards, soil and ground­wa­ter con­tam­in­a­tion has be­come an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant reg­u­lat­ory is­sue. However, there are still no uni­form reg­u­la­tions. Nu­mer­ous sets of rules have been de­veloped...
11 January 2019
COP 24 - key out­comes and next steps
Nearly 23,000 del­eg­ates from 196 coun­tries and the European Uni­on con­vened in the Silesian cap­it­al of Katowice, Po­land, in Decem­ber for two weeks at the 24th Con­fer­ence of the Parties to the UN Frame­work...