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Wierzbowski Eversheds signs legal services agreement with EDF Polska

  • Poland

    04-03-2014

    On 20 February 2014, Wierzbowski Eversheds signed an agreement to provide ongoing legal services to EDF Polska. The agreement was concluded for three years. The client will be served by a team led by attorney Łukasz Jankowski, head of the firm’s Energy Practice.

    The EDF Group is a leader on the European electricity market, and is integrated across the areas of power generation, transmission, distribution, trading and sale. In Poland EDF has a 10% share of the electricity market and a 15% share of the district heating market. It is also the largest foreign investor in the power industry.

    The EDF Group is one of Eversheds’ key clients internationally. Lawyers from the firm have advised EDF in France and the UK on such matters as concessions, construction and expansion of power infrastructure, and representation before courts and administrative agencies. Under the recently signed agreement, Wierzbowski Eversheds will provide legal support for selected areas of operations of EDF Polska.

    Łukasz Jankowski, head of the Energy Practice at Wierzbowski Eversheds, commented: “The electricity market is a fairly difficult area to operate in, for example due to frequent changes in national law required to implement EU regulations. The activities of companies on the market are also subject to oversight by energy and competition regulators, and therefore companies with a significant market share, such as EDF Polska, seek a law firm that can not only advise on energy law, but when needed is also in a position to provide services in other areas, such as employment, competition and environmental law.”

    According to Jankowski, “Establishing cooperation with such a strong company as EDF is proof of the high standing of our practice on the Polish energy market, and reinforces the position of Eversheds internationally. We are confident that our future cooperation will lead to a stronger and growing relationship with the EDF Group.”

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