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Aldona Kowalczyk is a partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office. She is one of the most renowned specialists in the field of Public Procurement area, including PPP projects. Aldona has been focusing on advising in public procurement cases for the last 15 years. She counsels both awarding bodies and bidders on public procurement cases regarding public tenders; in particular she is highly experienced in appeals procedures and representation of clients before the National Chamber of Appeals (former Panel of Arbitrators) at the Public Procurement Office.
On the basis of positive feedback from clients and peers she is highly recommended in the legal directories Chambers Europe 2013 and Whos’ Who Legal 2013 in the field of public procurement.
Aldona delivers public procurement training and has authored numerous articles in the Polish business and legal press (Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Zamówienia Publiczne Doradca, and others). She also co-authored a high-profile commentary entitled Zamówienia sektorowe (Utility Procurements) published by Wolters Kluwer in 2011. Aldona is also a co-author of the guide Zamówienia publiczne w zakresie działalności naukowej lub twórczej (Public procurement in the field of scientific and creative activities) released in 2014 by the National Center for Research and Development.
Public-Private Partnerships Practice:
Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) have increasingly become a common structure for the delivery of public infrastructure. PPP offer the opportunity for governments and nongovernmental bodies to achieve more efficient projects by sharing risks and responsibilities differently as compared to traditional procurement. These types of structures also can offer better protection against schedule and cost overruns, and give the private sector the chance to bring innovation to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure.
PPP arrangements tend to be long-term and therefore the parties involved need an accurate understanding, agreement and documentation of rights and obligations over the course of the project. All parties to a PPP agreement need experienced legal advisors to achieve workable agreements that serve all parties.
Dentons’ lawyers have deep-rooted experience with PPPs. We have assisted public owners, concessionaires, lenders and contractors with all aspects of PPP arrangements across a broad range of infrastructure sectors. We have leading PPP lawyers in jurisdictions that have been most active in these partnerships, including those in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada. Whether you are involved in transport or utility, roads or accommodation we have experienced lawyers who can assist you.