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 Tomasz Chmal
 Tomasz Chmal

Tomasz Chmal

Local Partner, Warsaw

Overview

Tomasz Chmal's practice concentrates on oil and gas and mining and metals. He has advised investors, project sponsors and lenders on acquisitions, disposals and restructuring of energy assets. He frequently deals with regulatory bodies in charge of oil and gas upstream and downstream, as well as renewables. He advises in energy and coal contracts.

Tomasz Chmal advised in a number of disputes between power plants and grid companies, grid companies and large energy customers, as well as energy companies and regulatory bodies.

He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and media events.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw

Education

  • Postgraduate Studies on Management & Development of Energy Market, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Postgraduate Studies on Business Strategy and Planning, Poznań University of Economics
  • Master's Degree, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Faculty of Law and Administration

Languages

  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian

Experience

Representing several international oil corporations in major legal issues related to the prospecting and exploration of shale gas in Poland. Advice included the concession process, obtaining permits, farm-out, and other issues.
Representing a few major US technology providers in their seismic and drilling activity in Poland. Advice included regulatory issues as well as contracting.
Advising a major Polish oil and gas company in various matters related to natural gas import contracts, disputes, and EU gas regulations.
Representing a major Finnish oil company in biofuel regulatory issues.
Advising a major Polish oil company on exploration of the Baltic Sea shelf and Norwegian shelf. Acquisition of oil and gas concession blocks on the Baltic Sea and in Lithuania.

Awards & Recognition

For the last several years, prestigious rankings such as Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA have recommended Tomasz in the category of Energy & Natural Resources.