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Tax — Poland


Baker McKenzie - Tax Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team with a full-scope offering for international companies and local clients. Regularly handles tax aspects of M&A and restructuring matters. Also acts in tax litigation, boasting experience of representing clients before the Supreme Administrative Court and the ECJ. Noted for strong expertise in VAT and recently active in transfer pricing and real estate sector mandates.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the team's client service, with one interviewee describing the lawyers as "very dedicated, responding quickly and having a good approach to finding solutions."

The team is also praised by sources for its "creativity and flexibility."

Work highlights Advised Pelican Ventures on the tax aspects of the sale of EKO Holding to Eurocash.

Assisted Deutsche Asset Management with the tax aspects of its acquisition of three outlet centres from Peakside Capital.

Notable practitioners

Sławomir Boruc is recognised as a key figure in the Polish market and has significant track record in advising clients from a diverse range of industry sectors. He is particularly experienced in representation before tax authorities and administrative courts, with recent work including a number of VAT disputes. His practice also includes non-contentious mandates.

Tax adviser Piotr Wysocki focuses on income tax and international tax law, attracting praise for being "very knowledgeable in international tax planning." He has experience of restructuring mandates and regularly provides tax assistance in transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie )

Baker & McKenzie's Tax group in Warsaw managed by Sławomir Boruc is made up of experienced tax advisers, lawyers and economists delivering fluent advice and service on national law and EU regulations. Baker & McKenzie's Tax group in Warsaw is one of the strengths of this office.

Complex tax issues call for deep knowledge and insightful legal counsel. Working together closely, our lawyers can thoroughly analyze legal and tax terms and propose appropriate solutions. Baker & McKenzie routinely represents clients in complicated matters before Supreme Administrative Court (we also deal with cases of appeals to Constitutional Tribunal). We are proud of the numerous cases won, relating to VAT, corporate income tax (CIT), and excise duty on behalf of companies from the fuel, FMCG, and manufacturing sectors.

Baker & McKenzie is also recognized as leading tax advisory firm for M&A tax advisory services, complex cross-border restructurings and general tax optimization (our tax advisors are recommended as leaders in M&A, international taxation and tax optimizations). While substantial amount of time is spent on M&A, restructurings, tax optimization projects, and litigation.

Baker & McKenzie offers comprehensive tax services which also include on-going tax services in the field of CIT, personal income tax, VAT and excise duty. We especially enjoy excellent reputation for top level services in the field of VAT and excise duty.


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Dentons - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Large tax team advising on the full spectrum of tax matters. Stands out for strong expertise in the real estate and pharmaceutical sectors. Covers the tax aspects of major transactions, provides comprehensive advisory services and has experience in tax disputes. Popular with multinational corporations and local players from a range of industries.

Strengths One source commends the team's client service, highlighting its "very proactive and client-oriented approach, responsiveness, and readiness to act on very short notice."

The team is also praised for its level of preparation and capabilities, with interviewees pointing out its "ability to cover all aspects of the transaction."

Work highlights Advised Mabuchi Motor on tax issues pertaining to its EUR85 million investment into a new plant in the Kraków Special Economic Zone.

Assisted Bioton with a tax review of its marketing procedures relating to the company's business activities and product portfolio.

Notable practitioners

Cezary Przygodzki is recognised for his market presence, with commentators describing him as "very practical and very responsive." He handles a range of corporate tax mandates, with a particular focus on energy, real estate and TMT clients, and is noted for his transactional experience. His recent work includes advising a consortium of banks on tax issues connected to EUR370 million refinancing of the Warsaw Spire office complex.

Karina Furga-Dąbrowska comes particularly recommended for her expertise in tax relating to the life sciences sector. One source describes her as an "open and business-oriented" practitioner who has "great understanding" of the client's problems and expectations. She also often provides advice to clients from the real estate and energy industries.

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Domański Zakrzewski Palinka - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded tax team at a large domestic firm, predominantly advising Polish companies and private individuals on a broad scope of tax issues. Provides assistance with the tax aspects of restructuring projects and day-to-day matters. Notable tax litigation practice, with recent experience in VAT and double taxation disputes. Serves clients from industries such as pharmaceuticals, energy and financial services.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its commercial approach, with one interviewee stating: "They are very business-oriented, adjust themselves to the specific case quite smoothly and have an understanding of the purpose of transactions."

Sources also highlight the department for its "good understanding of the VAT refund process for non-resident businesses."

Notable practitioners

Artur Nowak enjoys a solid reputation for his strength in tax and customs disputes. Commentators describe him as a "very strong tax litigator who is very effective and dynamic," adding that his advice is "straight to the point and well explained."

Joanna Wierzejska is a well-regarded tax adviser who is particularly recognised for her strong track record in M&A transactions and restructurings. One impressed client reports that she is "aware of almost everything that is going on in the tax market" and is "able to adjust herself to the environment she is working in."

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Tax advisory on transactions involving the sale and purchase of shares, businesses and assets covers

  • assessment of the tax implications of investments and ventures carried out,​
  • assistance with developing tax effective investment strategies,
    financing models and capital and business restructuring scenarios,
  • transaction advisory covering due diligence, transaction
    structuring, analysis of transaction documentation and tax advisory
    during integration,
  • advisory on taxation of management and key personnel in connection with a planned investment or restructuring,
  • tax structuring of investments carried out by a public-private partnership and preparation of investments in SEZ.

Assistance with developing tax effective investment strategies, financing models and capital and business restructuring scenarios, transaction advisory covering due diligence, transaction structuring, analysis of transaction documentation and tax advisory during integration, advisory on taxation of management and key personnel in connection with a planned investment or restructuring, tax structuring of investments carried out by a public-private partnership and preparation of investments in SEZ.


At the tax planning stage we take into account not only tax implications but also legal effects and restrictions and key accounting aspects.

As regards tax cases and disputes we advise at every stage of the proceedings and our experience enables us to plan operations while optimising tax.

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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected team advising major banks and notable corporate companies on tax issues arising from complex, high-value transactions. Draws on its active M&A and equity capital market teams and recently strengthened real estate practice. Also boasts experience of contentious tax matters.

Strengths The team is recognised for its strength in M&A transactions and focus on "international and cross-border taxation."

Work highlights Advised Alior Bank on the tax aspects of its PLN1.5 billion acquisition of Bank BPH's core business from GE Capital.

Assisted ING Bank Śląski with tax issues related to the division of its subsidiary, ING Securities.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Tomasz Kacymirow is recognised for his expertise and longevity in the market. He focuses on the tax aspects of private equity, M&A and corporate matters, providing clients with strategic advice.

Marek Kozaczuk enjoys a solid reputation among market sources, who describe him as a "very strong" tax practitioner. He is especially active in major transactions and is also noted for his "very good understanding of the litigation aspects."

About the Team (content provided by Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak)

The complexity of the Polish tax system and its frequent changes and the discrepancies that arise with regards to its interpretation are material, measurable risk factors affecting the business activities of all taxpayers in Poland. When a tax inspection is carried out, it usually leads to a dispute with the tax authorities, which is why tax advice is such an integral component of the legal services offered by Greenberg Traurig in Poland. Our office applies a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to providing legal advice, based on the observation that legal analysis should as go hand-in-hand with understanding the involved tax implications. This approach enables us to recommend to our clients legal solutions that also include optimal tax solutions. Clients who opt for complex legal advice, including tax advice, can save considerable time and money in their transactions. By including tax advice at the start, as well as throughout the course of our legal work during a given transaction, we are able to avoid unnecessary changes that very frequently arise if tax issues are not given due consideration at the appropriate time.

In our contacts with tax authority representatives, we, first and foremost, focus on convincing them as to the validity of our clients’ positions without the need for a lengthy dispute. In those cases where a dispute is inevitable, we represent our clients before tax authorities and administrative courts.


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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP - Tax Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded team best known for tax advisory work on transactional matters, including M&A, restructuring and capital markets instructions. Recognised for its know-how in the financial services, demonstrating market-leading expertise in the insurance sector and significant track record in representing banks. Additionally active in infrastructure projects and in tax compliance mandates.

Strengths Sources frequently praise the team's in-depth client care. One interviewee states: "They always meet all my deadlines, they are committed to my instructions, and last but not least, they have deep knowledge of the Polish tax regulations and practice of tax authorities. They adapt to the changes very well and always keep me informed about them."

Another source concurs: "The team is always available and we appreciate their commitment to arriving at rational business solutions."

Work highlights Assisted mBank Group with the tax aspects of restructuring of its group and operations and consequent demerger.

Advised UniCredit on the tax aspects of securitisation of receivables originated by Santander.

Notable practitioners

Andrzej Dębiec is lauded by market sources as a "super expert in VAT." His areas of focus include tax advice for M&A transactions, new financial products and infrastructure projects as well as tax planning. One client appreciates that he is "very creative, not only in tax matters, but in overall business transaction structuring."

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Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak - Tax Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong tax department with a broad offering for local and international corporates and high net worth individuals. Regularly instructed on tax planning and implementation in acquisitions, restructurings and joint venture projects. Also represents clients in tax litigation and advises on tax compliance. Well versed in corporate tax and VAT-related matters.

Strengths The team is highlighted for its client-oriented approach, with sources describing the lawyers as "very proactive and thorough in their advice" and praising their "excellent responsiveness and good understanding of the business."

One source praises the department for having "very meticulous tax practitioners who are up to date with current domestic and international tax developments."

Work highlights Assisted Komagra with tax proceedings before the Tax Control Office to secure its right to deduct input VAT for rapeseed oils indirectly acquired from dishonest suppliers.

Advised ING Bank Śląski on the development of a tax-efficient strategy for the creation of a local mortgage bank.

Notable practitioners

Jarosław Bieroński is a well-regarded practitioner with notable experience in advising on tax disputes and international tax law. Sources praise his "practical and solution-oriented" approach, with one client also noting: "He was able to explain his advice in a clear and consistent manner."

Sławomir Łuczak is a well-regarded tax practitioner acts for corporate as well as private clients advising on transactional and contentious matters. He recently assisted Eurocash with the tax aspects of its acquisition of shares in EKO Holding and its subsidiaries Ledi and JIM.

About the Team (content provided by Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak)

SK&S was one of the first Polish law firms to establish a dedicated Tax Department. The Department, founded and headed by Jarosław Bieroński, provides highly specialized advice which includes: representing clients before the Supreme Administrative Court and government bodies, planning and assessing transactions concerning their tax optimization and coherency, conducting tax mediation, assisting in obtaining official interpretations of tax law provisions and binding tariff information, participating in tax audits, and preparing transfer price documentation. The favourable judgments we have obtained from administrative courts on numerous occasions have prepared the ground for new interpretations by the tax authorities. Many of the optimization solutions developed by the Department are novel in nature and have been developed in strict cooperation with experts from other fields of law to provide legal coherence in transactions performed with SK&S’ assistance. Significant projects have included tax planning and investment implementation in Poland.


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Linklaters - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Popular choice for tax advisory work on real estate transactions and M&A deals, with extensive experience in cross-border instructions. Acts for both domestic and international real estate companies, private equity houses and financial institutions.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's business acumen, with one source commending the "practical aspect of the provided advice."

The team is also highlighted for its good client service, with one source describing it as "smooth and responsive."

Work highlights Advised Echo Investment on the tax aspects of its EUR273 million disposal of the Q22 skyscraper to Invesco Real Estate.

Assisted BC Partners and PSP Investments with the Polish tax aspects of their USD1.6 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Keter Group.

Notable practitioners

Mikołaj Bieniasz is valued for his "ability to communicate complex local tax issues." He is particularly active in advising on transactional tax in real estate mandates as well as mergers and acquisitions. His experience also covers cross-border matters.

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Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k. - Tax Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected for its strong tax litigation standing, regularly receiving instructions for complex contentious matters. Represents companies from a variety of industry sectors as well as private individuals before tax authorities and courts. Recent experience spans property tax, VAT, excise duty and real estate tax issues, among others.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its perseverance in tax disputes. One client highlights the lawyers' "patience and conviction in a long-lasting case."

The department is also highlighted for its good client service. A source commends its "efficiency of the operation and care about the client's affairs, as well as good and constant contact with the client."

Notable practitioners

Dorota Szubielska is widely renowned for tax disputes, attracting praise for her "great litigation skills." One client enthuses: "She is very practical, she doesn't just provide opinions but shows clear picture and possible solutions." She also has experience in handling non-contentious tax matters.

Piotr Karwat is noted for his academic know-how, with one source describing him as "excellent on the technical side." He is particularly active in tax litigation and attracts praise for his "precise answers, comprehensive support and successful combination of legal and business aspects."

About the Team (content provided by Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.)

This highly reputable tax practice is particularly regarded for effectiveness and accomplishments in tax litigation cases, which results from the profound knowledge of tax law, procedures of administrative authorities and administrative courts as well as many years of practice and an individual approach to each case. These lawyers advise clients on tax planning in connection with foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, securities offerings and other corporate transactions. They represent clients before tax authorities, tax inspection bodies, administrative courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal. Their services rendered to multinational corporations, banks and investment funds, real estate developers, and other global and local companies regard issues related to all taxes and other public levies, such as turnover taxes (VAT and excise duty), corporate and personal income tax (CIT and PIT), real estate tax, and customs duties.

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Wardyński & Partners - Tax Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable team at a large local firm, assisting with tax structuring in M&A and real estate transactions as well as restructuring and reorganisation mandates. Also provides general advice and boasts experience in contentious matters, including related criminal proceedings. Client base features corporates from the real estate and financial services sectors as well as private clients.

Strengths Clients appreciate the quality of the lawyers' advice and their efficient problems-solving skills.

Work highlights Advised Ghelamco Poland on tax matters relating to a luxury housing development, including assistance with VAT issues and the structuring of debt financing of the investment.

Notable practitioners

Dariusz Wasylkowski is experienced in a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact team best known for advising on tax-efficient structures in high-value equity capital markets and M&A transactions, including cross-border matters. Also has experience in assisting with joint ventures and disputes. Especially popular with clients from the financial and private equity sectors.

Strengths The department is noted for its track record in advising on the tax aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions.

One client praises the team's client-friendly approach, highlighting its "holistic advice, continuous supervision and help on the project."

Work highlights Assisted PKO Group with tax issues relating to PKO Leasing's PLN850 million acquisition of Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska from Raiffeisen Bank International.

Notable practitioners

Robert Krasnodebski is a highly regarded practitioner who is lauded as an "icon of the tax advisory market in Poland." He is particularly recognised for his extensive track record in advising on the tax aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions. He assisted UniCredit and Pioneer Global Asset Management with the tax aspects of its PLN586 million sale of shares in Polish finance companies to Bank Polska Kasa Opieki.

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Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k. - Tax Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for its active presence in the financial services market. Handles the tax aspects of financial transactions, including securitisations and debt restructuring matters. Also assists with M&A deals. Particularly popular among financial sector clients.

Work highlights Assisted Aegon with the tax aspects of its acquisition of Nordea's Polish pension business.

Provided tax advice to Société Générale as an arranger on the PLN700 million securitisation of Getin Noble Bank's receivables.

Notable practitioners

Maciej Kulawik is recognised as an experienced tax practitioner and is particularly active in advising on tax issues pertaining to financial and M&A transactions.

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CMS - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts for notable international brands and local clients from a range of industry sectors, including banking, insurance and construction. Advises on tax structuring in investment projects, M&A transactions and restructurings. Also offers day-to-day support, including transfer pricing matters.

Strengths The department is commended for its business-friendly approach. One source states: "I would definitely emphasise their business awareness. They brilliantly combine tax, legal and business advisory. They look at each project from a multidimensional perspective so they are capable of delivering truly comprehensive advice."

Clients also appreciate that the lawyers "focus on solutions and not legal limitations."

Work highlights Advised venture capital fund mAccelerator on tax matters connected to its establishment.

Advised AIG on tax issues relating to the Central European jurisdictions of its USD240 million sale of insurance operations to Fairfax Financial Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Andrzej Pośniak enters the rankings on the back of positive feedback. One interviewee describes him as an "incredibly commercial-minded lawyer who is always pro-client and looks for other solutions which suit our needs." He handles a range of mandates, including tax support in transactions, transfer pricing and general advice.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

The Tax Law Team at CMS Poland has extensive experience in providing legal and tax advisory services to clients from a range of industries.

We provide advice in relation to tax issues which arise during the execution of transactions as well as on creating
effective tax structures. We advise on tax issues related to the restructuring of business entities, mergers and acquisitions as well as transfer prices. We have extensive experience of international agreements on taxation of direct income, income from investments as well as holdings and portfolio investments. We also provide advice on real estate tax, including tax on agricultural properties. Our tax advisors have represented our clients before the tax
authorities and administrative courts on numerous occasions.

For many years we have also advised businesses on all legal and tax issues related to the establishment and pursuit of economic activity in Special Economic Zones (obtaining permits, support in contacts with Special Economic Zones and negotiations, tax exemptions, state aid, transfer prices, investments, litigation with tax
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GWW - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable team predominantly acting for domestic companies and also instructed by international names. Assists with transactional tax, advising on tax-efficient reorganisations and restructurings. Also represents clients in contentious matters, including tax audits and litigation. Clientele features a number of notable telecommunications companies.

Strengths The team is praised for its quality of advice, emphasising its "complex analysis of topics discussed, pragmatic approach and strategic thinking." Another source says: "They have the ability to combine and integrate facts and relevant regulations."

Interviewees also note the department's client service, describing the lawyers as "fast when possible, always accurate and comprehensive."

Work highlights Represented a telecommunications company in a number of tax disputes before the administrative court.

Advised a Polish holding company on the reorganisation of the group, replacing a Luxembourg investment fund with a Polish closed-end investment fund.

Notable practitioners

Tomasz Burczyński is particularly noted for his contentious tax practice, with one source commending his "experience and involvement in court litigation and administrative proceedings." His areas of focus also include income tax and the tax aspects of new technologies.

Andrzej Ladziński enters the rankings due to his growing market presence. He is particularly active in representing clients in tax litigation and gains recognition for his "very good knowledge" of tax issues in the telecoms sector.

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SSW Pragmatic Solutions - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Popular with Polish businesses and also assists international companies with transactional tax issues and general advice. Often instructed on restructuring mandates, notably in relation to investment companies. Additionally represents private individuals and has experience of tax litigation. Offers support in other jurisdictions as part of TAGLaw network.

Strengths Sources highlight the team for its level of preparation, remarking: "They are quite creative, open-minded and have very good knowledge about climate changes in the Polish legal tax market."

The department is also recognised for its client service, with commentators highlighting the lawyers' "availability and responsiveness."

Work highlights Advised Aidem Media on the pre-IPO restructuring of its company, providing tax support for its new ownership structure plan.

Notable practitioners

Patrycja Goździowska moves up the rankings in recognition of positive feedback and strong market presence. She is described as an "energetic and business-oriented" tax adviser with a "balanced approach." She has extensive experience in advising companies and individuals, covering areas such as M&A transactions and restructuring projects.

Tomasz Wickel enters the rankings on the back of market recognition. He is noted for his experience in transactional mandates, including group restructurings. Sources describe him as "very client-oriented" and praise his "good understanding of business reality."

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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland - Tax Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised for providing tax support in transactions and in tax disputes. Assists with tax audits and transfer pricing documentation. Represents Polish and international companies, including a number of insurance institutions, and is also instructed by private clients.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its business awareness, with one source stating: "They understand a lot about business rather than just about the law."

An interviewee also says: "I always get ready-made solutions, not just opinions from which I myself have to draw conclusions."

Work highlights Advised Enterprise Investors on negotiations of the W&I and tax indemnity policies in its acquisition of Jantoń.

Assisted Parker Hannifin with the Polish tax aspects of its acquisition of Jäger Automobil-Technik and Jäger Automotive Polska.

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About the Team (content provided by Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland)

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland tax advisory team is active in every area of taxation, from structuring complex transactions and designing insurance and financial products to advising domestic and cross-border business operations. We have created the tax team to meet the needs of our clients, who seek comprehensive, professional legal services that take into account the tax and financial aspects of their businesses. We advise on:

  • corporate income tax
  • personal income tax
  • VAT and excise tax
  • treasury fees and transaction tax
  • real estate tax
  • international tax law.

Our tax law practice does more than just complement our existing range of legal services; it also extends to independent tax projects such as:

  • tax reviews
  • tax due diligence
  • creating tax-effective structures for purchase and sale of businesses (share deals and asset deals)
  • advice on transfer pricing
  • projects relating to real estate tax
  • tax and administrative proceedings.



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Eminent Practitioner

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Tomasz Kacymirow is recognised for his expertise and longevity in the market. He focuses on the tax aspects of private equity, M&A and corporate matters, providing clients with strategic advice.

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Mariusz Aleksandrowicz

FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mariusz Aleksandrowicz of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz has a broad tax practice, including a strong track record in advising on the tax issues of M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. Clients describe him as "very precise and very practical," noting his skill in "explaining complex issues." "He has tremendous experience in tax proceedings during tax audits and representing clients in front of various tax courts," says one impressed source. He recently advised mBank on a PLN125 million portfolio sale of non-performing receivables to a securitisation closed-end investment fund.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sławomir Boruc is recognised as a key figure in the Polish market and has significant track record in advising clients from a diverse range of industry sectors. He is particularly experienced in representation before tax authorities and administrative courts, with recent work including a number of VAT disputes. His practice also includes non-contentious mandates.

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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrzej Dębiec is lauded by market sources as a "super expert in VAT." His areas of focus include tax advice for M&A transactions, new financial products and infrastructure projects as well as tax planning. One client appreciates that he is "very creative, not only in tax matters, but in overall business transaction structuring."

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Band 1

Robert Krasnodebski

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Krasnodebski is a highly regarded practitioner who is lauded as an "icon of the tax advisory market in Poland." He is particularly recognised for his extensive track record in advising on the tax aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions. He assisted UniCredit and Pioneer Global Asset Management with the tax aspects of its PLN586 million sale of shares in Polish finance companies to Bank Polska Kasa Opieki.

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Band 1

Dorota Szubielska

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dorota Szubielska is widely renowned for tax disputes, attracting praise for her "great litigation skills." One client enthuses: "She is very practical, she doesn't just provide opinions but shows clear picture and possible solutions." She also has experience in handling non-contentious tax matters.

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Band 2

Jarosław Bieroński

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jarosław Bieroński is a well-regarded practitioner with notable experience in advising on tax disputes and international tax law. Sources praise his "practical and solution-oriented" approach, with one client also noting: "He was able to explain his advice in a clear and consistent manner."

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Band 2

GESSEL

From the Chambers Europe guide

Janusz Fiszer of GESSEL is an experienced and well-known tax expert with a strong track record in international taxation as well as transactional tax matters. One source states: "He can really understand how the tax authorities think about certain matters," while another remarks: "His advice is always client-oriented and actionable; he doesn't dwell on theories but tells you what you need to do and how to do it."

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Band 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marek Kozaczuk enjoys a solid reputation among market sources, who describe him as a "very strong" tax practitioner. He is especially active in major transactions and is also noted for his "very good understanding of the litigation aspects."

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Band 2

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Europe guide

Artur Nowak enjoys a solid reputation for his strength in tax and customs disputes. Commentators describe him as a "very strong tax litigator who is very effective and dynamic," adding that his advice is "straight to the point and well explained."

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Band 3

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Piotr Karwat is noted for his academic know-how, with one source describing him as "excellent on the technical side." He is particularly active in tax litigation and attracts praise for his "precise answers, comprehensive support and successful combination of legal and business aspects."

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Band 3

Cezary Przygodzki

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Cezary Przygodzki is recognised for his market presence, with commentators describing him as "very practical and very responsive." He handles a range of corporate tax mandates, with a particular focus on energy, real estate and TMT clients, and is noted for his transactional experience. His recent work includes advising a consortium of banks on tax issues connected to EUR370 million refinancing of the Warsaw Spire office complex.

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Band 3

Karolina Stawowska

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Karolina Stawowska joined Wolf Theiss in May 2018. She has a broad practice, comprising the tax aspects of transactions, general advice and contentious matters. She is highlighted for her ability to "quickly find the best solutions" and "explain difficult concepts in layman's terms."

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Band 3

Dariusz Wasylkowski

Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dariusz Wasylkowski is experienced in a range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters.

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Band 4

Mikołaj Bieniasz

Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mikołaj Bieniasz is valued for his "ability to communicate complex local tax issues." He is particularly active in advising on transactional tax in real estate mandates as well as mergers and acquisitions. His experience also covers cross-border matters.

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Band 4

Karina Furga-Dąbrowska

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Karina Furga-Dąbrowska comes particularly recommended for her expertise in tax relating to the life sciences sector. One source describes her as an "open and business-oriented" practitioner who has "great understanding" of the client's problems and expectations. She also often provides advice to clients from the real estate and energy industries.

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Band 4

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maciej Kulawik is recognised as an experienced tax practitioner and is particularly active in advising on tax issues pertaining to financial and M&A transactions.

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Band 4

Sławomir Łuczak

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sławomir Łuczak is a well-regarded tax practitioner acts for corporate as well as private clients advising on transactional and contentious matters. He recently assisted Eurocash with the tax aspects of its acquisition of shares in EKO Holding and its subsidiaries Ledi and JIM.

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Band 4

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Wickel enters the rankings on the back of market recognition. He is noted for his experience in transactional mandates, including group restructurings. Sources describe him as "very client-oriented" and praise his "good understanding of business reality."

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Up and Coming

Tomasz Burczyński

GWW

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomasz Burczyński is particularly noted for his contentious tax practice, with one source commending his "experience and involvement in court litigation and administrative proceedings." His areas of focus also include income tax and the tax aspects of new technologies.

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Up and Coming

Paweł Chodziński

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Counsel Paweł Chodziński of DLA Piper LLP is experienced in transactional tax issues and general advisory matters. One source describes him as "always cheerful and helpful," adding: "He knows what the client wants to achieve."

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Up and Coming

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrzej Pośniak enters the rankings on the back of positive feedback. One interviewee describes him as an "incredibly commercial-minded lawyer who is always pro-client and looks for other solutions which suit our needs." He handles a range of mandates, including tax support in transactions, transfer pricing and general advice.

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