CHADBOURNE & PARKE BOLSTERS POLAND PROJECT FINANCE PRACTICE WITH NEW PARTNER HIRE

Przemysław Kałek Brings Substantial Polish and European Energy & Infrastructure Experience

New York, NY – March 28, 2012 – The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that Przemysław Kałek has joined the firm as an international partner in the Warsaw office project finance group.

Mr. Kałek focuses his practice on energy and infrastructure projects. In his many years working in Poland, Mr. Kałek has advised both regionally-based and international energy companies in relation to energy law, regulatory issues and antitrust aspects of their activities, and has been involved in a number of mergers & acquisitions, project financings and privatizations in the Polish energy sector.

During his career, Mr. Kałek has represented energy companies before the Polish regulatory authority, the common, anti-monopoly and administrative courts and the Polish Supreme Court in energy and antitrust legal proceedings, as well as in disputes relating to the development and maintenance of electricity systems. His expertise also covers power generation project development and financing, including renewables, drafting and negotiating the full range of electricity and gas supply contracts, as well as contracts on grid interconnection, distribution and transmission.

“We are proud to welcome Przemysław to the Firm,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Andrew A. Giaccia. “Przemysław’s impressive experience and intimate knowledge of the Polish and European energy sectors make him a tremendous asset for our Polish and international clients.”

Mr. Kałek comes to Chadbourne after serving as counsel and co-head of the energy practice at a leading Polish firm Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Prior to this, Mr. Kałek spent six years in-house at the Polish division of one of the largest energy companies in Europe, RWE Polska S.A. (German RWE AG subsidiary), where he held a number of positions including head of both the Legal Department and the Management Board Office.

“With Przemysław’s arrival, Chadbourne continues to build its formidable energy and project finance practice and strengthen our capabilities in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Igor Muszyński, Warsaw office Executive Partner and Head of its Energy and Project Finance Practice. “We are seeing an increase of clients’ needs in the energy sector. The breadth of Przemysław’s unique front and back-end energy experience in domestic and European markets will be a valuable addition to our existing team and will help us to satisfy this growth in demand.”

Mr. Kałek earned his L.L.M. in Polish Law from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He also received a Masters in German Law from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America, with a focus on emerging markets generally. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

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