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The Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Commission, the Environmental and Energy Law Commission and the Public Procurement Law Interest Group are happy to announce that they have joined forces to organise a seminar on the (legal) trends and drivers for on- and offshore renewable energy projects.

This seminar will take place in the charming city of Gdansk from 9 May to 11 May 2024 and will bring you insights from practitioners from all relevant fields of law: finance, energy, infrastructure, real estate, construction and public procurement.

The academic programme will be covering all hot topics such as setting up joint ventures, structuring the financing, dealing with regulatory constraints, selecting the right contractual framework and mitigating disputes during the lifecycle of a renewable project.

Gdańsk, which has always been Poland’s “window on the world”, will this time serve as a “window display” showcasing the best and latest in renewable energy projects.

Besides a great academic programme, you will have chance to spend an afternoon on one of the most spectacular Polish beaches, walk over the longest promenade in Poland, enjoy a dinner with Polish specialities in the very centre of the Old Town and explore some of the most charming historical sights of Gdańsk.

Gdańsk is a unique city with over 1000 years of tradition. Its history is so rich that it could be divided between other cities of comparable size. At the same time guests who come here in great numbers every year emphasise the special character of Gdańsk. Located on the Baltic coast, full of magnificent Gothic buildings, historic churches, interesting museums, filled with amber streets and vibrant pubs and clubs areas Gdansk invariably impresses and fascinates.

Contemporary Gdańsk is a modern European metropolis, a strong knowledge-based economy, a dynamically developing center of culture, science, entertainment, and sport, an attractive tourist destination, and the World Capital of Amber.

We look forward to welcoming you in Gdansk!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Public Procurement Law


Saving the planet and ourselves - increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix

18:00 - 20:00

Address: Dlugi Targ 43-44, 80-831 Gdansk, Poland

Not included in the registration fee, payable locally


Address: Długi Targ 19, Gdansk, 80-828, Poland
09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

This panel brings you up to speed on the latest trends in renewable energy projects. We'll explore the evolving market landscape, including exciting developments and potential challenges. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this session will provide valuable insights into the clean energy market.
Joining us to share his insights is Marcin Marszeniuk, a seasoned professional with an extensive track record in solar and wind development. Currently, Marcin leads the PV development team at Sevivon, a Polish company as part of PNE group developing renewable energy projects from greenfield to construction since 2007.

Moderator: Lars Raedschelders, Fieldfisher, Belgium

  • Mats Schröder, KWR, Austria 
  • Larissa Rickenbacher, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
  • Radosław Wasiak, Wardynski & Partners, Poland
  • Marcin Marszeniuk, Sevivon Sp. z o.o., Poland
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

This panel tackles the complexities of financing renewable energy projects. We'll begin with an exploration of the main risks and drivers for financing projects during their lifetime, consider the impact of legal remuneration schemes like PPAs and feed-in tariffs, and discuss other relevant macroeconomic factors. We'll delve into the legal documentation required, identify the parties involved, and explore how the documents operate in practice. Finally, we'll dig deeper into the jurisdictional differences and peculiarities that can shape fundamental aspects of renewable energy projects, such as domestic regulation relating to energy security.
We'll welcome Bartłomiej Hofman to the panel. With 25 years of experience in Polish banking and deep expertise in renewable energy, Bartłomiej is the Director of Capcora Polska. Capcora connects project developers and investors, providing project, corporate, and bridge financing.

Moderator: Peter Brading, Brodies LLP, UK

  • Ivan Bondarchuk, LCF, Ukraine
  • Lisa Urbas, PHH Rechtsanwältinnen GmbH, Austria 
  • Ben Fallström, Borenius Attorney Ltd, Finland
  • Bartłomiej Adam Hofman, Capcora GmbH, Polish branch, Poland 
12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

This panel dives into the power of collaboration! Explore how joint ventures can unlock project financing as well as the introduction of new energy technologies. We'll also analyze how competitive companies can work together through strategic partnerships. Plus, discover how cooperation with local players, like public utilities, fosters successful project development and strengthens the community.
We'll gain special insights into the Brazilian and European renewable energies markets with Rachel from REA Consult. Rachel brings vast experience to the table as a serial entrepreneur and an investment manager and consultant working with developers and institutional investors.

Moderator: Claudia Hahn, iusverde, Germany

  • Grzegorz Filipowicz, Schoenherr, Poland 
  • Jesse Trommel, Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands 
  • Rachel Andaleft, Rea Consult, Brazil/Germany 
15:00 - 16:00

This panel delves into the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy development. We will explore the permitting process, the impact of land use on communities and agricultural land, and ways to involve local stakeholders financially while adhering to anti-bribery and public procurement laws. Additionally, the seminar will discuss land use rights, considerations for procuring new renewable energy sources, and the importance of transport corridors in delivering clean energy.
Joining us to share her expertise on environmental considerations is Dr. Katie Palmquist, a Senior Managing Scientist in Ecological and Biological Sciences at Exponent. Among others, Katie has extensive experience assessing plans for submarine power cables for offshore wind farm sites. Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm with over 950 consultants across 90+ technical disciplines.

Moderator: Monika Krizankova, Havel & Partners, Czech Republic

  • Pieter van der Woerd, AKD Rotterdam, Netherlands 
  • Caroline Cohen, R&P Legal, Germany
  • Dr. Łukasz Wyszomirski, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Poland
  • Dr. Katie Palmquist, Exponent, US
16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30

This panel discussion gets down to the business of risk assessment and risk prevention. We will identify the challenges from a legal and business perspective and will explore several tools and key contractual aspects to overcome these obstacles. In particular, we will also discuss how to deal with supply chain disruption caused by embargos, wars and pandemics.
Our discussion will be enriched by Friedrich Czambor who is a highly experienced Risk and Operations Manager at GE Vernova’s Onshore Wind business. GE Vernova is one of the world's leading manufacturers of wind energy technologies with over 55,000 wind turbines installed worldwide.

Moderator: Lore Derdeyn, Lydian, Belgium

  • Silje Helene Bakkevig Dagsland, Haavind, Norway
  • Bartosz Kuras, WolfTheiss, Poland
  • Moritz Schuchert, Blomstein, Germany
  • Friedrich Czambor, GE Wind Energy GmbH, Germany 
17:30 - 18:00


Address: dawna Remiza w Stoczni Cesarskiej, Narzedziowców 31, 80-864 Gdansk, Poland


Address: Długi Targ 19, Gdansk, 80-828, Poland.
10:00 - 11:00

This panel electrifies the conversation around grid access for renewable energy. We'll explore the legal requirements for grid operators to connect these projects, prioritizing clean energy sources. We'll also analyze grid connection agreements and the crucial role of transportation infrastructure like transmission lines and pipelines. Finally, the discussion will weigh the benefits of local energy production against utilizing unused land for large-scale projects, all while considering energy security.
Joining us to provide legal insights is Katarzyna Walusiak - Radzikowska, Inhouse Counsel at Ignitis Poland, an international energy company and one of the largest energy groups in the Baltic region. Ignitis is focused on innovation in offshore wind, onshore hybrid, P2X and storage technologies, and is committed to achieving 100% green and secure energy.

Moderator: Thomas Christiaens, Monard Law, Belgium 

  • Agnese Hartpenga, TGS Baltik, Latvia 
  • Miha Hocevar, Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, Slovenia
  • Krzystof Sikorski, WKB, Poland 
  • Katarzyna Walusiak-Radzikowska, Ignitis Polska, Poland
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

This closing panel offers a glimpse into the future of renewable energy. We'll explore how digitalization, AI, and Power2X technologies are shaping the industry, alongside the rise of energy communities. We'll also examine the role traditional oil and gas companies play in this transition, and delve into global and national decarbonization strategies to accelerate the shift towards clean energy. Joining us to share a corporate perspective is Keith Newman, Lead Counsel for Construction, Real Estate, and Energy at Meta in Ireland. Meta, the world's leading social platform company, is also a frontrunner in corporate renewable energy procurement, powering its global operations with 100% clean energy

Moderator: Dr. Tobias Woltering, Heuking, Germany 

  • João Quintela Cavaleiro, Advogados R.L, Portugal 
  • Robert Juodka, Noewe Legal, Lithuania
  • Keith Newman, Meta, Ireland
  • Nikos Koukos, Zeya, Greece
12:30 - 14:00


14:30 - 17:30

What kind of shape should the boat have or how to steer it? Answers for these and many other questions should be resolved during our team-building boat builder workshops.



Address: Aleja grunwaldzka 472C, 80-309 Gdansk, Poland

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Prepare your stay

We are pleased to announce that the sessions of the upcoming seminar will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdańsk.

Address: Długi Targ 19, Gdansk, 80-828, Poland.

We have negotiated special rates with the Radisson Blu Hotel for the participants of the seminar. Participants can book directly here using the code AIJA.
The link is valid for bookings between 7 and 12 May 2024. Should you wish to book additional days before or after these dates, please reach out to the booking department.

Booking deadline: 02 April 2024 (after this date, availability may not be guaranteed for all nights and at the preferential rate).

Room rate per night: Standard single room including breakfast and taxes: 530 PLN 

Nearby Hotels

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Nearby Hotels

Practical Information


The currency used in Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN). While you can find ATMs to withdraw money, most establishments also accept card payments, including taxis. This means you can conveniently use your credit or debit card for transactions throughout your stay in Poland.

How to get from the airport to the seminar venue

Here is how you can get from Gdansk Airport to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Gdansk using public transportation:

  • Bus Line 210: Take the line 210 bus from Gdansk Airport (Port Lotniczy 01) to Hucisko 03. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes
  • Train and Tram: Alternatively, you can take the train from Gdansk Airport (Gdansk Port Lotniczy) to Gdansk Wrzeszcz. From there, take the line 9 tram from Klonowa 02 to Żabi Kruk 01. This journey takes approximately 56 minutes.

Please note that these are the recommended options and travel times may vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. It’s always a good idea to check the latest schedules and routes.

If you prefer a more direct route, taxis and town cars are also available from the airport to the hotel. The drive takes approximately 16 minutes.

Organising Committee

Ivana FILIPOVIC Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS (NORWAY)
Claudia HAHN iusverde Rechtsanwälte (GERMANY)
Katarzyna JAROSZYńSKA-LEWANDOWSKA Wolf Theiss P. Daszkowski sp.k. (POLAND)
Krzysztof PAWLAK Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. (POLAND)
Marcin WUJCZYK Wardyński i Wspólnicy sp.k. (POLAND)
Anna WYRZYKOWSKA WKB Wierciński Kweiciński Baehr Sp.k. (POLAND)


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