Starting July 2017, the CMS environmental team will be led by Agnieszka Skorupińska, a Polish qualified advocate with 10 years’ experience. She specialises in Polish and European environmental protection law and natural resources law. She is advising corporate clients on regulatory matters, development projects, environmental aspects of real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and financing processes. Over the years, she has successfully represented clients in environment-related administrative and judicial proceedings.
“At CMS we are committed to providing top quality legal advice and we are glad that, with Agnieszka heading the environmental practice, we will be able to give our clients the benefit of our combined experience, especially these days, when environmental law is changing rapidly,” says Tomasz Minkiewicz, partner heading the CMS energy practice.
Agnieszka’s experience covers such matters as historical contamination of soil and ground water, environmental damage, baseline reports, environmental impact assessments, protection of air, including adherence to IED and BAT emission standards as well as obtaining derogations and exemptions from such standards, issues related to CO2 emissions, obtaining environmental permits, including integrated permits, REACH, waste and water management.
She has successfully acted as an advisor to companies from the power generation, renewable energy, chemical, construction, waste management, FMCG, water and sewage, renewable energy, automotive, textile and food sectors.
She was distinguished as an Up & Coming lawyer in the prestigious Chambers Europe 2017 ranking.
For the last six years, Agnieszka Skorupińska has worked at Dentons, where she dealt with environmental protection projects. As a counsel at CMS, she will head the environmental practice, which is part of the Energy and Projects Department. The CMS Environmental Team advises clients on both day-to-day matters and on strategic projects shaping company policies. The team offers legal assistance in regulatory, contractual and transactional matters.
Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2016 Global 100). With 71 offices in 40 countries across the world, employing over 4,500 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30. Revenues totalled EUR 1.05bn in 2016.
CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate/M&A, Energy, Funds, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.
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