Arkadiusz Krasnodębski


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Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is Dentons’ Warsaw Managing Partner, head of the Warsaw Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team and Dentons Europe Energy and Natural Resources sector group.

He specializes in regulatory, contractual and corporate advice to clients operating in the energy and utilities sector: distribution and transmission system operators and owners, electric energy generators, electric energy and gas traders and offtakers.

Arkadiusz has provided and coordinated legal advice on numerous greenfield and brownfield projects in the power sector, including projects concerning water and waste, renewable energy and nuclear energy, as well as in privatization proceedings and public procurement. His client portfolio also includes engineering companies specialising in energy projects.


  • Representing a key power utility company in Poland on a variety of projects, including an international, multiparty nuclear power plant investment project
  • Advising the Polish electric energy Transmission System Operator on numerous regulatory, contractual and corporate issues, including investment projects concerning development of grid interconnections with Sweden and Lithuania
  • Advising the Polish Ministry of State Treasury in the privatisation process of Energa S.A.
  • Representing a major fuel sector company in Poland in tariff disputes with ERO, in proceedings before ERO concerning appointment of gas TSO, in public consultations of the draft of new act on gas
  • Advising Polish and foreign investors on privatisation and investment projects involving generation, transmission and trading in electric energy – including renewable energy sources – heat and gas


  • In the 2008-2012 editions of law firm rankings by Rzeczpospolita (Polish quality daily) Arkadiusz Krasnodębski was highly recommended in energy law. The legal directory Chambers Europe 2012 ranks him highly in the field of energy & natural resources. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 acclaims Arkadiusz a ‘leading individual’ in the area of projects, energy and natural resources.
  • He is also endorsed in PLC Which Lawyer? 2013 rankings in energy and natural resources.
  • Moreover, he is recommended as a top practitioner in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers and as an energy and project finance law expert in the Legal Experts EMEA guide.
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Sources say Arek Krasnodębski is “a very well-balanced adviser who tries to understand what we are trying to achieve and presents all the possibilities in all shades of grey.” One impressed client remarked: “He’s one of the best lawyers I’ve ever met.”
Chambers Europe, 2013