Joanna specialises in projects combining environmental law, energy law, spatial planning and legal aspects of the investment and construction process, with particular focus on issues related to investments in renewable energy resources and Waste to Energy plants. She advises entities from the energy and industry sector on air emissions and EU ETS regulations. She is highly regarded expert in the field of waste management, including municipal waste, focusing on implementing Circular Economy principles and legal aspects of use of alternative fuels in energy processes. She also helps investors to obtain environmental decisions, zoning decisions, construction permits, integrated permits, permits for waste collection and processing, water permits, as well as decisions required for offshore investments. She participates in legal due diligence projects and advises on transactions to acquire industrial plants, with particular focus on waste treatment facilities, and wind and photovoltaic farms. She has advised leaders in the energy and upstream sectors on strategic reorganisations.

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  • Postgraduate studies, Academy of Companies, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
  • Postgraduate studies in Construction and Investment Process for Lawyers, Lazarski University
  • Master’s degree in Law, University of Warsaw


  • English

Selected projects

  • Advising PGNiG on its merger with Orlen regarding the transfer and continuity of the company’s upstream operations
  • Advising a leader in the waste industry in Poland on acquiring an installation to produce alternative fuels from waste (RDF)
  • Advising a leader in the waste industry in Poland on obtaining an environmental decision for a thermal waste iniceration plant
  • Conducting a DD analysis of 16 CHP plants and providing transactional advice to Remondis on the acquisition of SFW Energia
  • Advising a company developing one of Poland’s first offshore wind farms on regulatory requirements to construct equipment for power output from turbines
  • Providing day-to-day advice to a Polish developer on the construction of photovoltaic farms, including helping to obtain location decisions, environmental decisions and construction permits