Michał Zieniewski

Local Partner, Warsaw



Michał Zieniewski focuses on project finance in the energy sector and infrastructure. He has been involved in a number of deals in the energy sector, such as privatizations, greenfield and brownfield projects, including renewables. He has advised lenders, sponsors as well as contractors. He has also advised banks in a range of asset finance and real estate finance matters.

Michał Zieniewski also advises in public-private partnership (PPP) projects. He was involved in the implementation of one of the first major PPP projects developed in Poland. Michał Zieniewski also has a vast experience in tender procedures.

Michał Zieniewski holds a Master of Laws degree from Univeristy of Gdańsk. He also studied at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York.

In A Practical Guide to PPP in Europe, he wrote a chapter on Poland, City & Financial Publishing, 2006.

He is a co-author of Partnerstwo publiczno-prywatne, published by C.H. Beck, 2007.

Bars and Courts
Attorney-at-law, Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
Centre for the Study of English and European Law
University of Warsaw

Faculty of Law (in cooperation with the University of Cambridge)

Master's Degree
Gdańsk University Faculty of Law and Administration
Bard College

New York



Advised a consortium of Polish and international financial institutions in connection with PLN 5 billion financing of the Polimery Police project carried out by Grupa Azoty, consisting of a propane dehydrogenation installation (PDH installation), a polypropylene production installation (PP installation) and an auxiliary installation including storage terminal and logistics and shipment area. It is one of the largest projects ever implemented under the project finance formula in Poland.

Advised international financial institutions in connection with the project financing of the construction and operation of a 400-MW gas-fired combined heat and power unit in southern Poland.

Advised German banks acting as lenders on a PPP waste-to-energy project in Poznan.

Advised a major Polish waste and water utility on the restructuring and expansion of its operations.

Advised a motorway concessionaire on a project-financed upgrade of an existing toll motorway, as well as day-to-day advice in relation to the operation of the motorway and performance of the concession agreement.

Advised international financial institutions on a number of rolling stock projects, including the financing of the construction and reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, as well as the acquisition of rolling stock by municipal companies in Warsaw and in Cracow.

Awards and Recognition

Michał has been recommended in the Projects & Infrastructure category of the latest edition of prestigious Chambers Europe ranking and mentioned in The Legal 500 EMEA ranking in the Energy and Natural Resources and Public Law categories.