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Osborne Clarke Announces New Decarbonization Practice

Osborne Clarke Announces New Decarbonization Practice

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Osborne Clarke has announced it established an interdisciplinary Decarbonization practice in Poland, to be headed by Partner Katarzyna Baranska.

According to Osborne Clarke, the Decarbonization practice provides legal services for environmental, infrastructure, and green energy projects and, in addition to Baranska, includes Counsel Lukasz Petelski, Senior Associates Sylwia Uzieblo-Kowalska and Ernest Luczak, and Junior Associate Mateusz Naporski.

Osborne Clarke had only recently announced its entry into the CEE market, by opening a new office in Poland, earlier this year (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 2, 2022).

Specializing in the environment, infrastructure, and green energy projects, Baranska made Partner at Kochanski & Partners in 2021 (as reported on February 5, 2021) and was the firm's Head of Infrastructure & Environment. She previously spent over six years at PwC Polska as a Counsel, from 2015 to 2021. Between 2008 and 2014, Baranska also worked at White & Case as an Attorney-at-Law.

"By going beyond standard advice and supporting clients and local communities in their green transformation, we are fulfilling an important pro-environmental mission, not only as lawyers but also as citizens," Baranska commented.

"ESG issues no longer concern just a narrow group of companies, but every sector of the economy," Osborne Clarke Poland Co-Managing Partner Tomasz Olkiewicz added. "Increasingly stringent EU standards and domestic regulations, as well as growing societal pressure, mean that responsible and sustainable business is now not a choice but a necessity. Decarbonization is one of the key pillars of Osborne Clarke's worldwide consultancy. We work with our specialists from the global digitalization and urban dynamics teams to offer comprehensive support for green business transformation, including but not limited to making investments or implementing innovative technological solutions."

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