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Speakers

  • Antonello Cammisecra - Antonello Cammisecra, CEO, Enel Green Power
  • Colin Spain - Colin Spain, EMEA Energy and Renewables Lead, Facebook
  • Gwenaelle Huet - Gwenaelle Huet, Director General Renewables, ENGIE
  • Ivor Catto - Ivor Catto, CEO, RES
  • Michael Terrell - Michael Terrell, Director of Operations, Google
  • Pablo Collado - Pablo Collado, RES Products and Service Director, Iberdrola
  • Thorsten Herdan - Thorsten Herdan, Director-General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Vanessa Miler-Fels - Vanessa Miler-Fels, Renewable Energy and Sustainability Strategist, Microsoft
  • Andrew Hedges - Andrew Hedges, Partner, Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Arttur Kulvik - Arttur Kulvik, CEO, Solnet Group B.V
  • Cyndi Kohuska - Cyndi Kohuska, Global Manager Energy and Utilities, Danone
  • Ditlev Engel - Ditlev Engel, CEO Energy, DNV GL
  • Esther Finidori - Esther Finidori, Director, Sustainable Supply Chain and Climate strategy, Schneider Electric
  • Giles Dickson - Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • Helen Dewhurst - Helen Dewhurst, Corporate Sustainability Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Jan Haizmann - Jan Haizmann , Managing Director, Correggio Consulting Limited
  • Jared Braslawsky - Jared Braslawsky, Secretary-General, RECS International
  • Kenneth Matthews - Kenneth Matthews, Head of Energy, AWS EMEA
  • Mariana Heinrich - Mariana Heinrich, Manager, Climate & Energy, WBCSD
  • Mark Widmar - Mark Widmar, CEO, First Solar
  • Merve Güngör - Merve Güngör, Asia & North Africa Liaison Coordinator, EKOenergy
  • Olivier Menuet - Olivier Menuet, Senior Vice President Energy, SNCF Group
  • Phil Dominy - Phil Dominy, Director, Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, EY
  • Rob Williams - Rob Williams, General Manager, Procurement, BT
  • Ruth Kent - Ruth Kent, COO, Brookfield Renewable
  • Thomas Hillig - Thomas Hillig, Managing Director, THEnergy
  • Walburga Hemetsberger - Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe
  • Zephyr Taylor - Zephyr Taylor, Global Director of Renewable Energy, Mars Global Services

Piotr Ciołkowski

Partner, Energy and Projects Department, Warsaw

Biography

Piotr Ciołkowski is a Polish-qualified attorney-at-law and a Partner in the Energy and Projects Department at the Warsaw office of CMS. He manages the Regulatory Team which operates within the Department. He specialises in advising on regulatory issues in the energy sector. He advised Polish electricity generators on a comprehensive analysis of the most important documents, the so-called Winter Package from the perspective of the electricity sector and prepared comments, recommendations and amendment proposals supporting the Polish electric power industry's interest in the process of negotiating the package with the European Union bodies. He represents Polish and foreign companies that operate in the sector on matters related to commencing and pursuing activities on the Polish market. His experience includes legal advice in connection with obtaining concessions and tariffs as well as on how to structure activities. In particular, he has been involved in unbundling processes, the creation of trade models and legislative work. Piotr also advises on trade in oil, gas and energy. He has prepared and negotiated sales contracts for electricity and fuel. He has assisted in trades in green, red and yellow certificates. He has advised companies involved in trading based on EFET standard contracts, as well as electricity producers in connection with the replacement of long-term contracts. He advised on the formation of a gas exchange in Poland. He has participated in M&A transactions in the energy sector, including the acquisition of one of the largest distribution companies and the acquisition of wind farms. He took part in the acquisition of a network of petrol stations by an oil company, as well as the acquisition of a rail terminal. Piotr has also advised on the privatisation of Polish power plants. Piotr’s experience includes representing clients in administrative proceedings and in litigation, particularly with the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. The Chambers & Partners directory ranks him in Band 4 for energy and natural resources in Poland. Moreover, the regulatory team headed by Piotr retained its top position in the “Ranking of regulatory law firms 2017” published by Polityka Insight (PI). It reflects the scale of its activity and the profile of projects overseen by Piotr in recent years.
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