Igor Hanas’ practice focuses on the energy and industrial construction sectors, and infrastructure projects, including the PPP model. Igor advises foreign and domestic investors, general contractors and service providers on all aspects of turnkey projects, starting from procurement and negotiations, through financing, performance, corporate and contractual issues and cross border technology import to handover of the investment.

Igor advises clients in regulatory matters including license (concession) issues in relation energy, chemical and natural resources sectors.

Additionally, Igor advises clients in the energy sector with respect to PPA and CPA, O&M agreements and other commercial contracts related to day-to-day operations.

He also represents clients before public administration authorities, common courts and the National Appeal Chamber in projects of the above-listed types.

Prior to joining the firm, Igor was an associate at the Warsaw office of an international law firm for a number of years and worked at a financial institution which is part of an international financial group.

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  • Representing a global energy engineering construction firm in public procurement proceedings, negotiations with investors concerning the construction of a new power station of a capacity of 1,000 MW in Elektrownia Ostrołęka S.A. worth US$1.7 billion.
  • Representing a global energy engineering construction firm in public procurement proceedings, negotiations with investors, including representation before the National Appeal Chamber and district courts, concerning the construction of two new power stations of a capacity of 1,000 MW and 910 MW respectively, worth US$1.7 billion and US$1.3 billion, respectively and a combined cycle power plant in Warsaw Żerań (PGNiG Termika project) worth US$700 million.
  • Advising European and Asian EPC companies applying to the Polish Stage Grid for a public bid in Poland to design and construct high voltage electricity transmission lines and transformers, including the Poland - Lithuania energy bridge.
  • Advising international group of EPC contractors (Energy Service and Water Process Divisions) in turnkey retrofit/modernization/fuel conversion projects in Polish energy groups: PGE Energy Group, Tauron Energy Group, Energa Energy Group, ZE PAK Group, Dalkia and EDF. Legal assistance at all stages of proceedings: from public procurement and private proceedings stage, through performance of the project, cross border matters and technology transfer until the handover of the investments.
  • Negotiating commercial contracts for global chemical company subsidiaries operating in Poland with the oil & refinery industry and the copper mining industry.
  • Advising international and domestic firms in the energy and infrastructure sectors in disputes before the National Appeal Board and common courts over public tenders.
  • Advising a Polish contractor on the bidding process for a public contract for renewable energy, water management and water purification projects.
  • Advising international firms on obtaining financing and security for investment projects.
  • Advising international EPC contractor in relation to construction accident at a construction site during modernization of the combined heat and power plant.
  • Advising an international client over regulatory issues before the President of Energy Regulatory Office, as well as during the administrative proceedings.
  • Advising an oil and gas company in concession procedures before the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Environment.
  • Advising the Space Research Centre on: relevant contracts regarding the transfer of the high tech equipment and IP rights, including software classified as restricted dual use goods, governmental approvals and permits related to such transfers. Also advising on public procurement matters and assisting in negotiations of the piggyback agreement with the operator which provides international satellite in-orbit delivery services.
  • Advising a private partner in two broadband network PPP projects carried out in the northern and southern regions of Poland. The value of both projects exceeds €140 million. The legal service offered included: day-to-day negotiations with the public partners as well as several leading global telecom infrastructure providers on PPP contract model performance and the operation stage of the project.
  • Participating in the Saudi Arabia-based project related to international financial services.
  • Advising an international EPC company on contractual matters related to a turnkey project of CCGT station in CIS region.

Education

  • University of Warsaw, LL.M., 2011
  • University of Bialystok, J.D., 2001

Admissions

  • Regional Chamber of Advocates, Warsaw

Languages

  • English
  • Polish
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 in energy and natural resources
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in energy and natural resources, Poland
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 
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