Tomasz Minkiewicz is an attorney-at-law and a partner in the Energy and Projects Department at CMS Poland. He heads the Oil & Gas Sector team which operates within the Department.
He specializes mainly in providing legal services to Polish and foreign entities from the oil and gas sector, as well as from the fuel, mining and petrochemical sector. He has also provided advisory services to entities from the conventional energy sector, at projects concerning the construction of new generation capacities and in the scope of regulatory and contractual issues (including power purchase agreements, agreements to purchase raw materials for generating energy and EPC contracts).
His experience in providing advisory services to entities from the oil and gas sector includes widely understood regulatory issues (including licenses, concessions, permits and environmental issues), contractual issues with respect to preparing and negotiating joint venture agreements in relation to oil and gas exploration, as well as issues related to exploration for mineral – including natural gas from unconventional deposits. As part of these projects Tomasz Minkiewicz provided legal services connected with drilling and seismic works agreements, as well as in relation to the sale of minerals.
His recent projects include representation of the borrower in a reserve base financing of an upstream company operating in Poland, as well as representing the sellers in a three acquisitions of Polish hydrocarbon exploration and production properties.
Tomasz Minkiewicz has also taken part in legislation works, inter alia, he participated in the preparation of the provisions on stranded costs, as well as he co-operated at preparing studies for the Energy Regulatory Authority concerning potential solutions in the field of electric and thermal energy tariffs.
The prestigious legal ranking publications have ranked Tomasz Minkiewicz as one of the leading lawyers for energy and natural resources in Poland for many years. The Chambers & Partners directory ranks him in Band 1, whereas the Legal 500 recognises him as a “Leading Individual” in this field.