On April 27 in Warsaw the Conference "Network Flexibility and Energy Storage" took place, of which HANTON Law Firm was a legal partner.
The main topics of the conference were: energy security issues, innovations and future technologies in energy storage, and legal regulations in the Polish and European energy market.
Within the framework of four thematic panels, speakers shared their knowledge on the changes taking place in the area of renewable energy sources and electromobility.
Łukasz Dziamski, partner of the HANTON law firm, spoke on a panel devoted to opportunities and barriers to the development of agrophotovoltaics. Agrophotovoltaics (also known as agrovoltaics) is a relatively new development, which is growing mainly in Western Europe and Asia. In Poland, legislative measures have not yet been taken to enable the large-scale introduction of this technology on agricultural land. The development of agro-textile and related business is progressing, although legislative tools are still being sought, including at the European level, to enable the spread of this solution, in balance with agricultural production. In Poland, this is important, as agriculture is an important sector of the economy, and the use of land for crops is on average 8% higher than in the world in relation to the country's total area. Also taking into account low-lying land, which is particularly favorable from a technical point of view, Poland could become a European potentate in the field of agrophotovoltaics.
However, the lack of regulatory tools to support the development of agrophotovoltaics does not mean that even in the current legal framework it is not possible to implement it on agricultural land, as demonstrated by experts at the conference. This is also confirmed by the daily practice of HANTON Law Firm's lawyers.
It is now official - the law firm HANTON Szalc Zięba & Partners has joined the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. We are looking forward to working with the members of the PUIG, as this is another step for us in establishing and developing valuable international business relations. The basis of our membership in the Chamber will be fruitful cooperation and mutual support. We believe that together we can do more!
We recommend reading the article by legal advisor Michał Zięba, Managing Partner of HANTON on Regulatory bottlenecks in railway legislation. This article has been compiled as a compilation of a few selected thoughts from ongoing legal activities on behalf of clients. The legal bottlenecks described below are more or less onerous, but, in the opinion of the author of the publication, they have one thing in common - they require sooner or later to be resolved at the decision-making and legislative level, or at least to be reconsidered in terms of the need to maintain them.
On 7-8 February 2024, the XXVI ENEX International Trade Fair for Power and Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Sources took place in Kielce. This is the most important and largest event in the RES sector in Poland, organised for 25 years. HANTON experts received an invitation to give a lecture as part of one of the events accompanying the ENEX fair - the Energia PL conference.
Lawyers from the HANTON law firm were guests of a podcast for e-magazines.pl published as part of a series aimed at introducing viewers to the most important information on technology storage facilities, including energy storage.
On September 21, 2023, a debate was held by the HANTON Law Firm and the Pro Railway Foundation, entitled. "Fighting transport exclusion - How to effectively develop public transportation in the regions?"