Maximilian specialises in advising energy-intensive companies and energy companies on sustainability issues, including renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions allowances (EU ETS), energy efficiency, energy transition, net-zero strategies, ESG and non-financial reporting .

He has advised on projects to acquire photovoltaic and wind farms. He also advises market-leading companies on transforming their sustainability strategies, from the design stage through to implementation. He is a member of the Sustainable Development and ESG Practice Steering Committee at SSW. He is an expert on non-governmental organizations which support climate change mitigation.

Before joining SSW, he worked at the Ministry of the Environment and PGNIG S.A. Maximilian has also advised Polish and international companies seeking to enter the Chinese market. He has worked at Linklaters, A&O, Long An (Shanghai) and SK&S.

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Education

  • PhD in Law, University of Warsaw
  • LLM, Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
  • International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing)
  • Masters degree in Law, University of Warsaw
  • Mandarin Chinese, Fudan University (Shanghai)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese

 

Selected projects

  • Advised foreign entity from energy sector on entering the Chinese market. He conducted market research, legal risks and regulatory environment analysis, established contact with potential distributors and local trade organizations. The project concerned highly regulated sector i.e. LNG
  • Advised polish entity producing cosmetics on entering the Chinese market. He negotiated contracts with Chinese partners. As a result a sino-polish Joint-Venture was established
  • Advised foreign high-tech start-up on establishing a company and entering the Chinese market through Hong Kong after raising funds through ICO
  • Advised polish entities on IP protection in China.
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  • Led workshops for Polish SMEs on exporting to China
  • Co-authored a guidebook titled „Virtual Giant: E-commerce Sector in China” sponsored by the Ministry of Development of the Republic of Poland
  • Authored numerous analyses and opinions concerning economic cooperation between Poland and China for Polish public institutions
  • Visiting Researcher at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing
  • Founder of Warsaw-Beijing Forum: Youth for business project, which is based on the cooperation of University of Warsaw and China University of Political Science and Law
  • Worked in Shanghai office of a Chinese law firm, where he advised foreign entities on entering the market of the Middle Kingdom