My initial plan was to work in environmental protection only until I managed to get into the Master’s programme in English Philology, a path which I have always wanted to pursue. That temporary job has proven to be permanent and I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. Waste and wastewater, installations, payments, authorisations, ETS and allowances have definitely become my thing. Yes, I admit that my career is not exactly straight out of a Grisham novel, but the multitude of obligations resulting from environmental law, their complexity and the frequency of legislative changes can still pose a daunting challenge. Analysing and interpreting environmental law and providing support to entrepreneurs in meeting its requirements gives me more than enough opportunities to put my skills and knowledge to the test. Furthermore, I also publish articles and teach entrepreneurs about the intricacies of environmental law. At the moment, I am earning my stripes at GWW as an attorney-at-law apprentice which will allow me to represent cases in court.
Before I became a lawyer I graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology and became an urban engineer. I started working for one of the largest contracting authorities in Poland and then I fell in love with the law. This led me to the point where after a few years I can finally use my long-waited title of attorney-at-law. I have been working for GWW for several years and I provide legal services in the field of infrastructure projects and public procurement. I am also familiar with civil law and civil procedure. Legal opinions, drafting and negotiating contracts related to the construction process and representation before the National Appeal Chamber are my everyday life. I am not afraid of hours of negotiations among engineers or reading technical documents from the construction industry.
I always wanted to become a lawyer, which is why I decided to undertake studies in this field. I am currently a 4th year law student at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. I am gaining knowledge of complex legal regulations not only at the University, but also at GWW, which I joined in October 2019. Work gives me satisfaction and the opportunity for continuous development. It also does not let me get bored by asking new questions that I tirelessly seek answers to. And this is what the fun is about – not to stand still!
My responsibilities include rendering legal services to businesses. I help them deal with everyday legal issues, but also handle complex, multi-stage optimisation and investment projects implemented by companies and capital groups. Moreover, I advise sporting clubs, which usually involves heated emotions and dealing with legal issues that have not been handled by courts before and to which you will not find any similar key cases or legal commentary. I feel a sense of accomplishment helping my clients solve their often very complex legal predicaments. I enjoy working with businesspeople and gaining first-hand insights into their companies. My hobbies include literature, history and weaponry, especially melee weapons.