PwC Legal

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for PwC Legal is a growing force in Poland's FinTech legal market, with a practice increasingly respected for its competence in regulatory compliance and the implementation of regulations and EU directives. The past year has seen a range of mandates for the team, including assisting Facebook Poland on the set-up of its regulatory model with Polish banks, advising mBank on its transformation into a paperless bank and helping the Polish Banking Association (ZBP) with AI technology.

Strengths "Since Covid their digital transformation team has been excellent for us. Our collaboration has accelerated in recent times. They're innovative, and the fact they're so digital-facing has really helped our collaboration with them."

"PwC Legal is a part of PwC group, which also includes tax, accounting, audit and consulting services. It means that problems may be solved with use of the consulting entity. This brings a whole new perspective to the regulatory projects and is a great value-add."

Work highlights Advised Facebook Poland on its cooperation with Polish banks, as well as on matters of data protection and outsourcing.

Notable practitioners

Aleksandra Bańkowska
is a partner and heads up PwC's financial services legal team. Much of her practice is focused on assisting clients in the implementation of new FinTech-related regulations and in representing clients in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. "Aleksandra is a lawyer truly passionate about FinTech," says a client. "She's recognised as an outstanding speaker on the sector and has great knowledge of both Polish and EU regulations."