Clifford Chance LLP

Projects & Energy Department

Central & Eastern Europe
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What the team is known for Has important corporate and finance practices in the Czech Republic and Poland which often handle M&A and finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Assists international financial institutions with individual PPP projects and wider advisory mandates. Also supports investors in the renewables sector with foreign investments, including corporate and regulatory advice. Acts for domestic banks and project managers on the financing of renewable energy, oil and gas and road infrastructure projects.

Strengths The firm is praised for its work on complicated projects, with one interviewee stating: "Clifford Chance provides assistance on complex financing structures in major infrastructure projects. The team has extensive legal expertise and practises in various industries."

"They offer great English lawyers in the region," one interviewee observes, also noting that the practitioners are "very effective, I have a lot of respect for them because they get the deal done."

Work highlights Advised Exportní garanční a pojišťovací společnost on export insurance provided to Česká exportní banka in relation to export financing of a substantial energy asset in CEE.

Notable practitioners

Paweł Puacz heads the energy and environment department in Warsaw, while David Koláček and Andreea Sisman are key contacts for projects and infrastructure matters in Prague and Bucharest respectively.