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Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

FinTech Legal

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What the team is known for

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak is market-leading in its dispute resolution practice and notably excellent in its FinTech offering. This local, independent Polish firm is known for its close collaboration with the banking sector and for its assistance in implementing cloud solutions or open banking projects. Key clients are more often than not banks and investment firms. Recent mandates highlight the firm's knowledge of PSD2, AML and cybersecurity matters.

Strengths

"SKS is a market leader for FinTech in Poland."

"They are very strong on the financial regulatory questions. I can confirm that issues regarding PSD2, KYC and IML are at the very core of their being."

Work highlights

Acted as an official adviser to the Banking Law Council of the Polish Bank Association in connection with the implementation of PSD2 in Poland and the use of biometrics in the financial sector.

Notable practitioners

Marcin Olechowski heads the firm's financial regulatory practice and FinTech group. He has acted as lead partner in notable mandates relating to payment services and AML, most often for major card issuers and Polish banks. Olechowski is also an associate professor at the Warsaw University Law Faculty.

Wojciech Iwanski is a senior counsel in the firm's financial regulatory practice. His primary focus is on payments, where he has assisted in the implementation of open banking in local banks, as well as advising the Polish Bank Association on the development of industry guidelines. "Wojciech is one of the best in the country," says an interviewee. One market insider says: "He is often working on PSD2 matters. He seems to be very professional, with deep knowledge of relevant regulatory matters and an actual understanding of technology in financial markets."

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Overview

SK&S Fintech team combines transaction work (project finance, real estate and company acquisitions, debt restructuring), with the provision of regulatory advice (including advice on the whole range of regulated financial institutions and the acquisition of banks), and general and specialist advice, as well as representing clients in proceedings before banking and financial supervisory authorities. A thorough understanding of the regulatory environment helps us to provide counsel on transactions and contracts, and knowing the business reality, we are well equipped to communicate with the supervisory authorities.

Financial regulation

We are one of the few law firms with a specialized team dedicated to financial services and financial institutions regulatory matters. We advise on a full range of matters of banking activity, leasing, lending, investment, insurance, and payment services, based on national and European regulations (including CRR, MiFID/MiFIR, AIFMD, UCITS, BMR, CSDR and EBA guidelines). For years, we have dealt with complex regulatory projects and proceedings before the PFSA and the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection. 

Project Finance

Our experienced team provides comprehensive legal assistance in all types of domestic and international financing transactions, in practically every sector of the economy. We help clients structure transactions and prepare and negotiate the transaction documentation. We also assist them with restructuring projects. 

FinTech Legal

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

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Location

ul. Jasna 26

Warsaw

Masovian

Poland

00-054

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Poland

FinTech Legal


Marcin Olechowski
Band 3
Wojciech Iwanski
Band 2