Chadbourne Selected to Advise Poland's State-Run Gas Company on Proposed LNG Project
Work Involves Firm's Warsaw, Houston and Washington Offices
April 25, 2006
Chadbourne & Parke LLP was appointed legal counsel to Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGNiG), Poland's state-run gas company, in the process of preparation of the feasibility of a liquefied natural gas terminal as part of a plan to reduce dependence on present gas supplies. Chadbourne's role is to conduct legal analysis of applicable laws and regulations, identify legal bottlenecks and propose needed solutions, including potential amendments to laws. The Firm is also expected to advise on international practice in LNG sales, transportation and terminal development.
Chadbourne was one of the advisors which formed a consortium to advise PGNiG in this project. Chadbourne will work together with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and engineering consultant ILF Beratende Ingenieure GmbH to help them evaluate the plans to build the first LNG terminal on Poland's Baltic Sea coast.
Working for Chadbourne on the project are Warsaw partners Igor Muszyński and Kazimierz Jeleński teaming with Dave Schumacher from Houston and Noam Ayali from Washington, DC.
The project is expected to import 3 billion to 5 billion cubic meters of gas a year, starting in 2011.
Poland consumes more than 13 billion cubic meters of gas a year, of which about two-thirds is imported, either from Russia or from other former Soviet countries via pipelines through Russia.