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, economist, lecturer and associate professor at the College of Economics, Finance and Law of the Cracow University of Economics.
Zbigniew Długosz holds degrees both in law from the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University and finance and accounting of the Cracow University of Economics. He presented his Ph.D. thesis on "Limitation of the freedom of contracting in insurance contracts for the benefit of third parties" (dissertation awarded with the Polish Financial Ombudsman Distinction). He completed attorney-at-law training at the Cracow Bar of Attorneys-at-Law and an International Study Program at Hochschule Pforzheim, where he obtained an international management certificate.
He has over ten years of expertise in the field of legal consulting, especially in the banking, insurance and payment service sectors. From the outset of his career he has provided support for FinTech development by advising sector entities, operating implementations of innovative solutions and participating in legislative processes. Dr Długosz has also taken part in the work of the Special Task Force for Financial Innovation in Poland (FinTech) under the co-ordination of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) and has contributed to the PolishAPI group. Member of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group (GRAI) at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Expert at the Digital Banking Academy of the Polish Bank Association. Awarded by Rzeczpospolita as a Leader in the field of Banking and Finance Law in the ranking of Law Firms 2020 and 2021. As a frequent and well-respected lecturer at numerous events inside the sector, has conducted seminars, workshops and training sessions for both financial institutions and supervisory authorities. He practices and specializes in financial market law, including payment service law, insurance law and the field of personal data protection, consumer and company law.
Provides services in English and Polish.Show more +