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Karol Lasocki

Partner // Head of Energy Team, Warsaw

Karol represents leading energy companies in the process of planning, development, interconnection, financing, construction, sale and acquisition of renewable energy sources, grids and other infrastructure.
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Experience

Karol heads the Energy Department and the Innovative Energy Department of DWF Poland. His expertise focuses on renewable energy sources, onshore as well as offshore, wind and PV. 

He is deeply engaged in the activities of associations and parliamentary groups related to RES. Since 2018, he has been an expert of the Parliamentary Offshore Wind Energy Group and - for many years - a member of the Steering Committee of the Polish Wind Energy Association.

He also advises Polish and foreign enterprises from all industry sectors with respect to legal compliance issues.

Memberships

  • Attorney-at-law - The Warsaw Bar Association
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Polish Wind Energy Association
  • Advisor to the Parliamentary Committee on Offshore Wind
  • Lecturer of energy law, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Faculty of Production Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies, 2010 – 2020 
  • Conference Committee Member, XII Polish Wind Energy Association Conference and Exhibition,  June 20-21, 2017, Serock, Poland
  • President, British Alumni Society, 2011 - 2015
  • Vice-President, British Alumni Society, 2009 - 2011
  • Membership Officer, British Alumni Society , 2007 – 2009

Testimonials

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Energy and Natural Resources (Tier 2) 

Karol Lasocki - Hall of Fame

Karol Lasocki’s expertise focuses on energy law and has unique knowledge in this area, especially in Energy Regulatory Office requirements and practices.

"Have a great opportunity to work recently with Karol Lasocki; they have great traits that makes cooperation with them a good experience – flexibility, patience and ability to explain complicated topics in an easy manner. Would say they also listen to the client’s needs."

"Thanks to great empathy and experience, attorney Karol Lasocki is the most supportive partner we have had the opportunity to work with."

  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2022 - Energy & Natural Resources - Poland (Band 2)

Karol Lasocki is well versed in all aspects of transactional mandates relating to renewables. He also advises on legislation regarding the wind energy sector. One client describes him as an "absolutely outstanding person due to his personality and knowledge," adding that "he is extremely responsive.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - Energy and Natural Resources (Tier 2) 

Karol Lasocki - Hall of Fame

"Karol Lasocki stands out as lawyer with deep industry knowledge. You can feel that he understands the renewable energy business in all practical aspects, which gives considerable comfort."In the energy category, Karol Lasocki received the title of Lawyer - Leader

  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2021 - Energy & Natural Resources - Poland (Band 2)

Karol Lasocki focuses on acting on renewable energy investments and transactions. He also advises on the related regulatory and compliance issues.

  • Ranking organized by the daily newspaper "Rzeczpospolita"

In the energy category, Karol Lasocki received the title of Lawyer - Leader

Recent Cases

Solar Power:

  • Advising Polish and foreign entrepreneurs on starting up their PV businesses in Poland.
  • Advising Polish and foreign investors on legal issues concerning auctions for the purchase of RES electricity.
  • Preparing interpretations of issues resulting from the Law on Renewable Energy Sources.
  • Representing investors and developers in solar M&A projects.

Onshore wind energy:

  • Advising investors on utilizing the investment protection provided for by the Energy Charter Treaty and BIT treaties.
  • Providing legal consulting services on a variety of projects involving more than 50 windfarms with a combined capacity of over 4,000 MW.
  • Representing leading power producers in negotiations, administrative and court proceedings with respect to grid connection agreements, as well as agreements on transmission or distribution services, including the first successful case before the Supreme Court on the definition of costs of connection of energy sources to the electricity grid.
  • Representing dozens of investors of wind farms in M&As involving both shares and assets.
  • Advising with respect to negotiating and concluding a number of certificate and energy purchase agreements (CPA/PPA).
  • Representing over 30 investors before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office in administrative proceedings - disputes with power grid operators.
  • Preparing numerous long-term agreements to secure land rights for energy projects.
  • Preparing draft legislation for trade organizations and proposals for implementation of EU directives.

Power supply networks:

  • Providing consultancy to general contractors performing power grid construction contracts with PSE in terms of time-efficient and cost-effective solutions in the planning and construction phase. 
  • Advising a European power company on the legal and environmental risks of building a gas power plant in Poland.

Offshore wind energy: 

  • Successful assistance to investors in the process of applying for permissions to locate wind farms at sea.
  • Advising an investor in the process of changing a permit for the location of wind farms at sea.
  • Preparing draft legislation for trade organizations and proposals for implementation of EU directives.
  • Advising with respect to two M&A transaction on the offshore wind market, including legal and regulatory due diligence.

Compliance:

  • Advising Polish and foreign enterprises from all industry sectors with respect to legal compliance issues.
  • Preparing and implementing compliance audits.
  • Representing entrepreneurs in disputes before the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office in precedent cases involving abuse of dominant position and allegations of participation in a cartel.