Dominik Wałkowski

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Dominik Wałkowski

Environmental protection, maritime economy, and public international law

Dr Dominik Wałkowski heads the firm’s Environment practice.

He practises Polish, EU and international environmental and climate law, particularly concerning environmental impact assessment proceedings, waste management, greenhouse gas emissions, and liability for environmental non-compliance and environmental harm. He represents clients in complex proceedings and litigation involving legal issues connected with construction and operation of large industrial plants, transboundary shipments of waste, and protection of natural resources and biodiversity. He has long-term experience in matters involving regulatory aspects of manufacture, sale and further management of chemicals and hazardous substances, as well as waste disposal and landfilling.

He specialises in issues of public international law and international disputes, particularly involving the law of the sea and environmental protection (disputes relating to climate change, exploration and exploitation of mineral resources in the ocean floor, operations in maritime areas beyond national jurisdiction, protection of the marine environment, maritime security, and liability for harm to the marine environment).

He joined Wardyński & Partners in 2005.

Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (2004), where he also earned a degree in international relations (European law, economy and culture, 2003), doctorate in public international law and the law of the sea

Wielkopolska Bar Chamber

Lex Mundi Environmental Law Practice Group, Regional Vice Chair Europe/Middle East/Africa

American Society of International Law

European Society of International Law

“Business must make peace with nature,” 2021 Yearbook

„Environmental police?” (co-author), 2020 Yearbook

“Does climate change constitute environmental harm? Grounds for a debate on liability,” In Principle. Legal Studies and Analyses, 2019 vol. 1

“Practical problems with transboundary shipment of waste” (co-author),” 2019 Yearbook

“The new Water Law: New fees, new sanctions, new challenges” (co-author), 2018 Yearbook

“Environmental permits can expire faster than it seems” (co-author), 2017 Yearbook

“Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017”, World Bank Group’s report (contributor)

“Business, law and sustainability” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook

“Sponsoring states’ obligations and liability for activities in the area,” in T. Abramowski (ed.), Deep sea mining value chain: Organization, technology and development, Szczecin 2016

“Directive 2013/30/EU on safety of offshore oil and gas operations, and protection of the Baltic Sea environment,” in B. Więcaszek (ed.), Exploitation of living and abiotic resources of the sea: Protection of the maritime environment of the Baltic Sea, West Pomeranian University of Technology Press, Szczecin 2014

“International law issues of ecological security in the Arctic region,” in T. Gadkowski (ed.), Security of the contemporary world: Legal aspects of security, Poznań University of Commerce and Services Press 2014

“Environmental liability resulting from subsea technology in offshore oil and gas production,” 2014 Yearbook

“Deemed collection: An appealing solution for buyers of receivables?” (co-author), 2013 Yearbook

“Managing environmental transaction risk” (co-author), 2012 Yearbook

Climate change liability: Transnational law and practice, Cambridge University Press 2012 (co-author of Poland chapter)

“Recent municipal waste management legislation in Poland,” in K.J. Thomé-Kozmiensky & L. Pelloni (ed.), Waste management, recycling, composting, fermentation, mechanical-biological treatment, energy recovery from waste, sewage sludge treatment (vol. 2), Neuruppin 2011

Chambers Europe (2017 – 2022), Environment

Who’s Who Legal 2020, Environmental Law