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28 August 20222 minute read

DLA Piper advises RWE on the acquisition of a 3 GW solar project portfolio in Poland

DLA Piper has advised RWE in connection with the acquisition of one of the largest solar project portfolios on the Polish market with a capacity exceeding 3 GW.

RWE has acquired the Polish photovoltaic farm developer Alpha Solar, along with a team of approximately 60 specialists. The German company is consistently expanding on the Polish solar power generation market. The acquisition represents a strategic enhancement for RWE and adds to its existing global development pipeline of 10 GW in solar projects. “I would like to congratulate our client, RWE, on a spectacular and extremely forward-looking investment. Also, on behalf of the team, I would like to thank you for your trust and extraordinary cooperation, which allowed us to complete this demanding and complex transaction. It would not have been possible without the commitment of the entire DLA Piper transaction team in Warsaw, which has been specialising in providing legal advice for entities in the renewable energy sector for many years, becoming one of the leading M&A teams in the energy sector in Poland. We all have reasons to be proud of this" – said Jacek Giziński, co-managing partner of DLA Piper in Poland.

On behalf of DLA Piper, the transaction was led by Jacek Giziński. The transaction team included lawyers from the real estate law practice: Karolina Mądrzycka, who was responsible for overall project management and real estate advice.

The transaction from the perspective of commercial law practice, mergers and acquisitions was led by Marek Kłeczek and Arkadiusz Karwala with the support of: Piotr Sitnik, Michał Celiński, Jakub Niemiec and Natalia Cichocka.

In the area of labour law, Emilia Kalecka advised, while IPT issues were supported by Magdalena Koniarska and Olga Leśniewska.

Energy and natural resources law advice, led by partner Łukasz Jankowski, was provided by: Mateusz Koszel, Paweł Makaruk, Michał Giżewski, Jakub Karasiewicz, Aleksandra Kowalska and Paweł Szostek.

Environmental law matters related to the transaction were handled by the head of this practice, Dawid Krakowiak, assisted by Sylwia Chrostowska and Michał Bobryk.