ECh&W

Specialisations

  • Specialisations

    Rail transport

    Marek Kowalski

    attorney, associate partner
    marek.kowalski@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

    Michał Zięba

    attorney, associate partner
    michal.zieba@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

    We provide comprehensive services for companies from the broadly defined rail industry, including rail carriers, rail administrators, producers of rolling stocks and elements of infrastructure and other entities operating in this sector.

    The scope of our counselling covers e.g. proceedings before the President of the Office of Rail Transport [PL: Prezes Urzędu Transportu Kolejowego], including:

    • audit proceedings;
    • proceedings concerning obtaining permits and certificates authorising types of rail vehicles for operation;
    • proceedings regarding obtaining licences, certificates, authorisations and safety certificates.

    We advise on matters related to the EU regulations and investment processes in the rail transport sector. We also represent our Clients before other administrative authorities and before courts (including the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection [PL: Sąd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów]).

    We provide ongoing legal services for rail companies. We prepare opinions and legal expert’s reports, road maps for proceedings focused on rail law and related issues; we analyse agreements and prepare contracts for business enterprises. We conduct audits and prepare projects of safety management systems or regulations for industrial spurs operation. We represent rail companies in cooperation with notified certification and audit units, authorised entities and evaluating units as well as in audit proceedings and cases related to the punishments or sanctions imposed by the public administrative authorities.

    We prepare legal opinions and prepare and assess contracts of purchase, leasing or charter of means of transport and their equipment as well as contracts of freight forwarding, transport, access to infrastructure and other.

    We conduct legal disputes and represent our Clients at every stage of the proceedings.

    We advise on the transactions of mergers and acquisitions. We conduct legal audits of business entities from rail sector.

     

    Our key Clients whom we provide or provided with rail services:

    • Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A.
    • Alstom Konstal S.A.
    • Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH
    • Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    • Electren S.A.
    • Enea S.A.
    • Industrial Division sp. z o.o.
    • Kyosan Electric Mfg. Co. Ltd
    • Newag Gliwice S.A.
    • Newag S.A.
    • OLPP sp. z o.o.
    • PCC Rokita S.A.
    • PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.
    • PKP Energetyka S.A.
    • PKP S.A.
    • Pol-Miedź Trans sp. z o.o.
    • Przewozy Regionalne sp. z o.o.
    • Schweerbau GmbH & Co. KG
    • Skoda Transportation a.s.
    • STK S.A.
    • Torpol S.A.
    • The Office of Rail Transport [PL: Urząd Transportu Kolejowego]
    • Vias Y Consrtucciones S.A.

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