ECh&W

Practices

  • The Energy Industry Practice
  • Regulation and Competition Protection Practice
  • The Real Estate, Investment Process and Environmental Protection Practice
  • The Cultural Heritage Protection Practice
  • The Commercial Law Practice
  • The Company Law and Labour Law Practice
  • Financial Institution Practice
  • The Criminal/Penal Law Practice
  • Self-government Law
  • The Railway Transport Practice

    The Railway Transport Practice

    We have been operating on the Polish market for 10 years. We are an independent law office created by people closely connected with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Our team consists of nearly 40 lawyers, 9 of whom also possess a doctoral degree in law.

    Our clients include leading Polish and international enterprises, as well as public institutions.

    We have extensive experience regarding the provision of services for the participants of the energy market, the widely understood rail and aviation industry, the food sector, and organizational units of territorial self-government, as well as professional self-governing bodies. We provide complex services connected with investments in the area of the real estate property business, property transactions, circulation and management, as well as also consultancy and advice regarding the protection of cultural heritage.

    We specialize in legislation and regulated activity. We are experts on issues relating to economic law, company-related law, labour law, intellectual property law, penal law, including penal and economic law, consumer protection law, as well as state aid, public procurements and public and private partnership law. We also provide advisory services on litigation proceedings.

    We are distinguished by our pragmatic and result-orientated approach to our Clients. The commitment to quality and the experience of our lawyers allows us to provide every Client with bespoke services meeting every one of their needs and requirements, regardless of the size of their enterprise, their office location, or scope of their business activities.

    The Railway Transport Practice

    We provide comprehensive services to companies belonging to the widely understood railway industry, including railway carriers, infrastructure managers, rolling stock and infrastructure element manufacturers, as well as other entities operating within the sector.

    The scope of our advisory services covers, among other issues, proceedings conducted before the President of the Office of Rail Transport, including audit proceedings, licensing and permission proceedings for the placement in service of various types of railway vehicles, and the acquisition of required licences, certificates, authorizations, and safety certificates. We advise on issues related to European Union regulations as well as investment processes in the rail transport sector. We also represent our Clients before other administrative bodies and courts (including the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection).

    We provide legal services to rail companies on a constant basis, solving any legal issues as they arise. We prepare legal opinions and expertise, roadmaps for proceedings within the framework of rail transport legislation and related issues, draw up contracts and agreements and perform their analyses. We also conduct audits of and prepare safety management system projects and railway siding rules of operation. We represent our Clients in cooperation with notified certification and auditing bodies, authorised entities, as well as conformity assessment bodies in audit and other proceedings and with regard to the imposition of penalties or sanctions by public administrative bodies.

    Our services include the drawing up of legal opinions, the creation and evaluation of purchase agreements, leasing contracts, and rentals (charters) of carriers and supporting and auxiliary services, as well as freight forwarding and contracts of carriage, access to railway infrastructure contracts, etc.

    We handle court disputes and represent our Clients at every stage of the proceedings.

    We also provide merger and acquisition advice and conduct legal audits of rail sector operators.

    We have extensive cooperation experience with specialised companies and with leading market players. Our Clients include:

    Alstom Konstal S.A., Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Enea S.A., JSW KOKS S.A., Newag Gliwice S.A., OLPP Sp. z o.o., PCC Rokita S.A., PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A., PGE Obrót S.A., PGE S.A., PGNiG TERMIKA S.A., PKP Energetyka S.A., Pol-Miedź Trans Sp. z o.o., Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe “Porty Lotnicze”, Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z o.o., Skoda Transportation a.s., STK S.A., the Railway Transport Office, and Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A.

     

    Should you need any additional information regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us:

    Marek Kowalski

    Head of the Railway Transport Practice
    marek.kowalski@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

  • The Air Transport Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnership Practice
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