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PRZEMYSŁAW DRAPAŁA
LEGAL ADVISER, PARTNER
ANDRZEJ SOKOŁOWSKI
LEGAL ADVISER, PARTNER

Tel: +48 22 246 00 30

Construction sector

We have many years of experience in comprehensive legal assistance to general contractors, subcontractors, investors and design companies, which carry out complex construction and infrastructure investment projects (roads, engineering, large-scale projects, public buildings, sports facilities, industrial facilities).

We successfully advise on matters related among other things to claims for delays in construction site handover, defects in design documentation, payment and increase of the fee, increases in prices of materials and services on the construction market, settlement of payment for completed additional and substitute works, construction general costs, effectiveness of withdrawal from a contract, charged contractual penalties, warranty works, an investor’s abuse of its rights under a bank or insurance guarantee (drawing on the security without justification), and other claims arising in the course of  construction investment projects.

We have  successfully represented Polish and foreign construction and service companies many times in litigation and arbitration in connection with the realisation of construction investment projects (FIDIC and non-FIDIC).

In particular:

  • We represent our clients in public procurement proceedings concerning construction and modernisation works, at every stage of the proceedings;
  • On behalf of our clients, we hold negotiations in connection with the conclusion of construction work contracts in public procurement proceedings and in the private sector;
  • We advise general contractors and subcontractors in the course of road and bridge projects, including those related to the construction of new sections of motorways, expressways and bypasses;
  • We advise general contractors who construct sports facilities, public buildings, and sewage treatment plants and perform railway line modernisation for public contracting authorities;
  • We advise private investors in connection with the construction of commercial, industrial and office facilities;
  • We advise contractors for infrastructure accompanying road infrastructure (toll collection system);
  • We represent clients (contractors, subcontractors and investors) in litigation and arbitration regarding work on infrastructure projects.

Selected construction investment projects
Road infrastructure

  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the Gdańsk South Bypass (from the A1 motorway to the Koszwały intersection); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 1.1 billion;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the Warsaw South Bypass (from the Konotopa intersection to the Puławska intersection), Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 908 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the S-5 expressway (Wrocław-Poznań); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 900 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the S-8 expressway (Radzymin-Wyszków); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 640 million;
  • Advising a general contractor of the so-called Upper Route in Łódź, Contracting authority: the City of Łódź, project value: over PLN 345 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the S-19 expressway (Stobierna-Rzeszów); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 175 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for the Zambrów and Wiśniewo bypass within the line of national road No. 8; Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 260 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the S-8 expressway (Rawa Mazowiecka – Łódź Voivodship border); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 535 million;
  • Advising a general contractor for a section of the S-51 expressway (Olsztyn-Olsztynek); Contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), project value: over PLN 321 million;

Sport infrastructure

  • Advising general contractors during construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw; Contracting authority: State Treasury – Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the National Sports Centre (SPV), project value: over PLN 1.5 billion;
  • Advising general contractors during construction of the PGE Arena stadium in Gdańsk; Contracting authority: City of Gdańsk and BIEG 2012 Sp. z o.o., project value: over PLN 780 million;
  • Providing legal advice and legal representation of a general contractor in the stage before the Supreme Court in a dispute concerning the construction of the City Stadium in Białystok, Contracting authority: City of Białystok, total value of dispute: over PLN 134 million;

Large-scale facilities

  • Advising a general contractor for the Vitkac department store in Warsaw;
  • Advising a general contractor for a prefabricated unit at the EXPO World Exhibition;
  • Advising a private investor on construction of a dozen new retail facilities in Poland;
  • Advising a subcontractor for a shopping centre of an area of approximately 144,000 m2 and car parks of an area of approximately 114,000 m2;
  • Advising a general contractor for a logistics base for a major automotive manufacturer;
  • Advising a general contractor for a dozen logistics centres in Poland

Office facilities

  • Advising a general contractor for the Wolf Marszałkowska office premises in Warsaw;
  • Advising a private investor on construction of the Proximo office building;

Bridge construction

  • advising a general contractor for a bridge across the Vistula River in Płock; Contracting authority: City of Płock; project value: over PLN 190 million;
  • advising a general designer of the North Bridge Route in Warsaw;

Expansion of industrial plants

  • Advising a private investor on expansion of production plants in Kędzierzyn Koźle;
  • Advising a private investor on construction of a production plant for large steel foundations for sea wind power units in Szczecin (joint venture with the MARS fund);
  • Advising a private investor on expansion of production plants in Tychy (production of steel and aluminium parts for the automotive sector);

Environment protection infrastructure

  • Advising a contractor for modernisation of a sewage treatment plant in Szczecin – Pomorzany;
  • Advising one of the general contractors for modernisation of the Czajka sewage treatment plant in Warsaw;
  • Advising a contractor for modernisation of a sewage treatment plant in Bolesławiec;
  • Advising on drafting design documentation for construction of an agricultural bio-gas plant as a public-private partnership (also with commitment of funds from a European investment bank);
  • Advising an operator of wind farms in connection with contracts for construction of the investment project, and delivery and upkeep and maintenance of wind farms.

Below we present a list of selected clients of our Law Firm, whom we provide support with on a long-term and regular basis or in special projects:

  • Cemex
  • Eiffage BudownictwoPolska
  • Energopol – Szczecin
  • Goldbeck
  • Mosty Łódź
  • PORR Polska Construction
  • PORR Polska Infrastructure
  • Saferoad
See a full list of our clients

Areas of law

Transactions (M&A) / Corporate law

Litigation and arbitration

Infrastructure investments, energy, railway

Contracts (Commercial)

Tax

Project financing and hedging

Restructuring and bankruptcy law

Labour law

Construction contracts, construction law

Real estate

Public procurement

Sectors

Construction sector

Energy infrastructure

Railway infrastructure

Automotive industry

Real estate

Financial sector

Manufacturing sector and industry

Agri-food industry