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Tomasz Chmal
Tomasz Chmal

Tomasz Chmal

Local Partner, Warsaw


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.

Tomasz Chmal is also a frequent speaker at conferences and media events. Additionally he is an expert of the National Centre for Strategic Studies.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw


  • 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


  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian


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 Legal 500 EMEA have recommended Tomasz in the category of Energy & Natural Resources. Leading international law firm report IFLR1000 2017 recognizes Tomasz Chmal as a Leading Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency, Energy and Infrastructure, Project development, Disputes and M&A categories.