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World Tax Reviews

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ALTO Tax

Formerly known as FL Tax, ALTO Tax has been advising on tax legal issues since 2011. The team provides broad tax legal services on corporate tax, international tax, tax disputes, and transactional tax for private clients, family businesses and corporations. The three senior tax advisors are Elżbieta Wilczewska, Krzysztof Jagoda and Maciej Gruchot.

Arena Tax

Arena Tax is a dedicated tax advisory firm that is recommended for its full tax legal services. Founded in 2012, it advises on international tax structures, transactional tax, tax due diligence, tax disputes, and more. The team is experienced in various industries such as finance, Fintech, IT and software, real estate, logistics and more. There are 10 licensed tax advisers. Michał Musielak chairs the practice.

Baker McKenzie

International law firm Baker McKenzie is highly recommended for its tax practice. Comprised of lawyers, tax advisers and economists advising on Polish tax laws and EU regulations, the team specialises in tax disputes and litigation and has comprehensive experience in transactional tax, cross-border restructuring, real estate, individual taxation and more. It has three partners dedicated to tax advisory.

The team recently assisted Generali Real Estate in acquisition of an office building in Warsaw valued at €94 million.

Deloitte

Big Four accounting firm Deloitte is highly recommended for its tax practice. It is one of the largest in the country and has more than 180 tax advisers across nine offices. This provides the resources and manpower to offer full tax legal services in all areas, including contentious cases. The team is experienced in advising all types of clients such as MNEs, family businesses, private clients, HNWIs and public entities such as municipalities. It has 19 partners, and Krzysztof Moczulski is the partner heading the practice.

The team advised a motor vehicle company in its investment in and setting up of an R&D centre. The case concerned obtaining a support instrument. 

Dentons

International law firm Dentons is highly recommended for its innovative tax practice, advising on tax disputes, compliance, and other non-contentious tax matters. The team consists of qualified senior tax advisers and lawyers who are experienced advising clients in sectors such as energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, technology and telecommunications, infrastructure and finance. There are three partners advising on all tax matters; Cezary Przygodzki and Karina Furga-Dąbrowska head the practice.

During the research period the tax team advised Mitsui High-Tec in its expansion setting up a manufacturing plant in Poland.

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka provides full legal services including tax advice. The team covers all practices for both tax compliance and dispute resolution. It specialises in M&A, tax optimisation, tax proceedings and assistance during a tax audit. It advises MNEs, small businesses, family offices and private clients. The two partners leading the practice are Joanna Wierzejska and Artur Nowak.

Gekko Taxens Doradztwo Podatkowe

Founded in 2017, Gekko Taxens Doradztwo Podatkowe is recommended for its comprehensive tax services. The practice covers VAT, corporate tax, tax compliance, tax planning, dispute resolution and tax due diligence. It specialises in automotive, leasing, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and public bodies. Agnieszka Bieńkowska, Marta Szafarowska and Małgorzata Sobońska- Szylińska are the three co-founding partners leading the team with the support of junior partner Anna Ziemnicka.

Magnusson

Magnusson Warsaw is recognised and recommended for its tax legal advice. Services include assisting on transactional tax in Poland, international tax planning, tax effective investment structures and dispute resolution. Industry sectors include fintech, technology, retail, healthcare and real estate. Tax partners Tomasz Rysiak and Agnieszka Pytlas lead the practice.

The firm assisted Jump Bikes on tax aspects in its sale to UBER valued at $100 million.

Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic & Partnerzy

Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic & Partnerzy’s tax practice is highly recommended for its full tax services. It assists in all tax areas, whether its contentious or non-contentious in domestic and cross-border cases. The practice has separate teams for VAT, M&A, private client, tax dispute, transfer pricing and real estate. There are 13 partners dedicated and advising on tax.

The team assisted Redefine Properties/Griffin Real Estate in its €200 million purchase of a portfolio of nine industrial properties.

MVP Tax

MVP Tax has been assisting in all tax legal issues since 2016. The firm was formed by former Big Four and Magic Circle employees. Wojciech Pietrasiewicz and Radosław Maćkowski are the two partners leading the practice. The team assists clients from various industries and has gained extensive experience and skills in sectors such as sports and entertainment, life sciences, media and advertising.

PwC

Highly recommended Big Four firm PwC has more than 500 tax practitioners, of which more than 120 are certified tax advisers operating out of eight offices in Poland. The key tax areas covered are indirect tax, dispute resolution, tax management and accounting, digitalisation of taxes and legal. Jan Wacławek is the managing partner leading a team of six partners.

SSW Spaczyński Szczepaniak & Partners

The tax practice is recommended for its comprehensive tax advisory services. It is experienced and assists clients during tax auditing and proceedings, restructuring and transactional tax matters. The tax lawyers are experienced in representing their long term clients before the tax authority and the courts. Patrycja Goździowska and Tomasz Wickel are the co-heads of the practice, which also includes partner Łukasz Karpiesiuk.

Wardyński & Partners

The full-service law firm is recognised for its tax practice competence. The tax team assists in all tax work, focusing on M&A and restructuring, litigation, international tax, private clients and technology. The team has gained experienced advising on new technologies such as blockchain. There are two partners and three senior associates specialising in tax. Senior partner Dariusz Wasylkowski leads the practice.

The team assisted SARIA SE & Co through the whole transaction process in its purchase of the JKK Group. This involved conducting tax due diligence, structuring the transaction and more.