Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

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At LSW, we understand the increasing pressure on business leaders to enhance their organizations' resilience while addressing environmental and social concerns important to stakeholders. Our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practice is dedicated to helping organizations navigate the legal, business, and political aspects of ESG initiatives.

Multi-disciplinary Team

Our practice offers comprehensive advice and representation in various areas, including stakeholder engagement, corporate governance, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, climate change, diversity and inclusion, ethics, and compliance. We bring together expertise spanning different legal disciplines to assist clients in meeting and surpassing their business objectives while advancing environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate governance.

Comprehensive Offer

The services we provide encompass a wide range of ESG-related matters, such as compliance and reporting, due diligence, policy development, risk management, litigation and dispute resolution, stakeholder engagement, training and education, sustainable finance and investment, corporate governance and ethics, and advisory services. We are committed to helping our clients embrace sustainability and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Led by Professionals

The ESG Practice at LSW is led by Aleksandra Polak, who specializes in ESG issues, advising clients on implementing sustainable business practices. She is the author of numerous publications on the implementation of ESG principles in enterprises. Additionally, as a recognized ESG expert, she actively participates in industry events and discussion panels. Moreover, the team led by Aleksandra was recognized by Legal 500 Green Guide: EMEA as one of the six legal teams in Poland. At LSW, we have a robust ESG tax practice, led by Piotr Leonarski, Advocate, and certified tax advisor, who previously worked for the Polish Ministry of Finance and served as a representative for the VAT Expert Group for the European Commission.

LSW Meets ESG Requirements

At LSW, we are resolutely committed to aligning with ESG standards by seamlessly integrating environmental, social, and governance considerations into our legal practice. Recognizing the pivotal role of diversity and inclusion in our social responsibility commitments, we actively foster a diverse workplace culture. Embracing varied perspectives and backgrounds enables us to enhance our collective success. This dedication not only underscores our adherence to ESG principles but also fortifies our ability to deliver comprehensive and innovative solutions to our clients. At the core of our legal services lie sustainability and equity, ensuring that these values remain paramount in all our endeavors. Moreover, LSW lawyers are dedicated to providing pro bono support, further solidifying our commitment to social impact. Additionally, in solidarity with Ukraine's defense against the Russian invasion, we stand in support as LSW.


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Corporate Governance
  • ESG Governance Enhancement: Offering advice on board oversight regarding ESG risks, establishing principles, policies, and procedures for ESG matters, and fostering board diversity and inclusion.
  • Compliance Support: Assisting in supply chain and operational compliance with evolving laws and regulations concerning greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Climate Change Strategies: Providing guidance on measuring climate change impacts, implementing mitigation measures, and exploring offsets.
  • Anti-Corruption Measures: Support in adhering to anti-corruption rules and regulations to maintain ethical corporate conduct.
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  • M&A Due Diligence: Conducting comprehensive due diligence specifically focused on evaluating ESG risks and valuation factors.
  • Sustainability Finance Advisory: Providing guidance on sustainability finance, including insights on green and sustainability bonds, aligning financial strategies with ESG objectives.
  • Impact Investing Support: Assisting in impact investing strategies, both in public and private sectors, to promote investments that generate positive social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.
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  • ESG Tax Strategy: Advising on tax strategies aligned with ESG principles to optimize tax structures while promoting sustainability goals.
  • Tax Incentives for ESG Initiatives: Identifying and leveraging tax incentives and credits available for businesses engaging in ESG-focused activities, encouraging sustainability practices.
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  • Information Security and Resilience: Advising on information technology, data security, and resilience measures, ensuring alignment with ESG goals.
  • Intellectual Property Strategy: Strategic counseling on intellectual property, aligning technology innovation with sustainable practices.
  • Technology Adoption: Support in adopting and integrating new technologies in a sustainable manner.
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Infrastructure & Energy
  • Environmental Health & Safety Compliance: Guidance on developing and implementing environmental health & safety policies in energy projects.
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law: Expertise in energy and natural resources law for sustainable development and compliance.
  • Renewable Energy Support: Advice on renewable energy development, financing, permitting, and effective implementation.
Johnson Matthey
Advising Johnson Matthey on the construction of a fully renewable powered factory – the first factory in Poland to be fully renewable powered from the outset of operation.
IceMos Technology
Advising the automotive parts supplier, specialising in sensors for autonomous vehicles, on its factory and R&D investment in Poland.
Eiffel Investment Group
French fund Eiffel Investment Group on a number of acquisitions/financings of Polish wind and solar projects.
Proteon Pharmaceuticals
Full scope advisory to Proteon Pharmaceuticals, a Polish company that uses precision biology for microbiome protection to improve animal and human health, increasing environmental sustainability and eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
EG A / S
Long-term consultancy on the Polish aspects of the acquisition of 100% of Holte AS., a leading Norwegian software provider for workflow management for the construction industry, in particular with regard to green construction.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Team


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