Banking & Finance in Poland
ul. Moniuszki 6/2, 31-513, Kraków
The ftl Financial Services Department, co-managed by partners Dr. Zbigniew Długosz and Dr. Konrad Stolarski consists of specialist lawyers and lawyers/economists which are experts in the fields of financial law and regulation of emerging technologies market. Both Dr. Zbigniew Długosz and Dr. Konrad Stolarski have over 10 years of experience in fintech and new technologies market. The ftl partners were among the first lawyers in Poland specializing in fintech law.
The ftl Financial Services Department to this day remains a driving and key practice of FinTaxLegal and was the reason of the law firm’s rapid growth. Numerous ftl lawyers are legal experts of public authorities (providing specialist seminars for Polish financial supervisors) as well as market organizations like the Polish Banks’ Association with whom FinTaxLegal has developed a close partnership.
FinTaxLegal lawyers, both those trained by the partners themselves as well as the external recruitments, even if primarily engaged in other FinTaxLegal practices like tax or privacy hold a deep understanding of the financial, payment services and banking sectors. This allows FinTaxLegal to offer clients a service which considers not only short but long perspective implications of their business plans also from a strict fintech legal approach.
FinTaxLegal is also well known for its ability to handle multijurisdictional projects subject to more than one national legal system. Statistically at least 30% of the FinTaxLegal assignments are always cross-boarder matters.
FinTaxLegal has been recognized as a leading law firm both in Chambers Fintech 2021 as well as in Legal500 2021 (banking and finance) and Rzeczpospolita (2020, 2021) both in banking and finance as well as in privacy (in both categories individual and firm recognitions have been awarded).Show more +
Attorney-at-law, Ph.D. in law, lecturer and associate professor at the College of Economics, Finance and Law of the Cracow University of Economics.
Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, scientific scholar at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, member of the Polish Association of European law and award winner of numerous Polish and international competitions and awards for legal and scientific activity. He has many years of experience in representing clients before administrative and financial supervisory authorities both in Poland and abroad including trans-border proceedings.
He has advised clients in numerous projects of multijurisdictional dimension, subjected to the simultaneous application of different national and international legal systems and took part in the legislative process at the stage of adoption of laws of key character for the financial market. Legal expert of Polish and foreign payment and financial institutions and their sector associations. Expert of the Digital Banking Academy of the Polish Bank Association. Member of the Special Task Force for Financial Innovation in Poland (FinTech) under the co-ordination of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) and the DLT and blockchain working group of the Ministry of Digital Affairs. Member of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group (GRAI) at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
He practices and specializes in financial market regulatory law, new technologies, competition law, tax law and anti-money laundering law.
He provides services in Polish, English and Spanish.Show more +