OUR TEAM

Krzysztof Staniek, PhD

Managing Partner

For over a decade, as a President of the Management Board and Managing Director, he managed a number of large holding industry companies, where he dealt with legal and tax challenges of manufacturing business, both within and outside the EU. He combines his business experience with legal practice – he took part in a number of investment and restructuring processes. He also managed production plant’s construction processes. A worldwide contract negotiator, who successfully carried out a number of complex M&A transactions.

He has extensive experience in tax advisory, both in current and operational matters concerning the functioning of enterprises. He also has a broad range of competences required to conduct strategic tax optimization. For many years he has been closely cooperating with statutory auditors’ office. His understanding of business and problems of practice does not prevent him from developing his scientific passion. His interests in this area involve the processes of company acquisitions and mergers, with particular emphasis on their cross-border mergers. He has a wide range of managerial competences.

Privately – he is an enthusiast of astronomy and natural philosophy, who is perfectly familiar with the Messier marathon. He actively trains kung fu in Choy Lee Fut style.

Michał Staniek

Managing Partner

In his professional practice he combines knowledge of tax and economic law. He specializes in strategic consulting during complex projects. His experience includes, among others, supporting clients in restructuring processes and developing cross-border settlement models for entities operating within international capital groups. He has been actively involved in areas related to reliefs on new technologies and innovation.

He does not avoid courts and successfully represent clients in judicial proceedings and in proceedings before tax authorities.

Apart from advisory activities he also provides tax law trainings – as a partner of the largest training companies in Poland and a lecturer at higher education institutions.

His leisure time he prefers to spent on mountain trails. He tries to run regularly, regardless of weather conditions. He is interested in origins of Polish proverbs and idiomatic expressions.

Jerzy Migdał, PhD, DSc, Professor

Of counsel

For many years he continued his scientific work at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.

He is the author and co-author of many monographs and other scientific publications in the field of executive criminal law.

He actively participates in scientific life as a member of Scientific Councils, Supervisory Boards and as a vice-president of the Polish Association of Enterprise Employers in Warsaw.

For many years, as an advocate and legal advisor he provided legal services to companies, also as the board advisor for large international companies and smaller business entities and organizational units, cooperatives and local government units.

He is interested in Polish painting and folklore.

Michał Krawczyk

Tax Specialist | Senior Associate

A former employee of tax authorities (1999-2003 Tax Office in Wroclaw, 2003 – 2014 Tax Control Department of the Tax Office). In 2014 – 2016 he worked as a tax consultant and manager at Tax Advisors Group in Wrocław. Since 2016 he has been running his own business supporting entrepreneurs in application of tax law and providing tax trainings. He cooperates with Staniek&Partners since 2020.

He is an expert of Standard Audit Tax File for Tax, VAT, tax control, custom-treasury, tax proceedings and other matters undertaken by National Tax Administration.

Since 2008 he designs and carries out tax trainings in scope of VAT and tax procedures. In 2008-2014 he co-created and conducted trainings in the training centers of the Ministry of Finance and within Professional Education Centre of the Ministry of Finance. Currently he provides trainings within his own business activity. He is author and co-author of press and book publications for Presscom and C.H. Beck publishers.

Privately a fanatic of good music, in his free time he relieve his energy by improvising on electric guitar.

Wojciech Frankiewicz

lawyer | Senior Associate

As a part of Confucian Scholarship he completed a Chinese language and literature course at the Beijing University of Technology.

In the course of almost 6 years legal practice he has carried out numerous projects for large and medium-sized enterprises (including those with foreign capital), running business in such industries as: food industry, telecommunications, automotive, construction fittings etc.

He has a broad range of competences in the areas of corporate law (comprehensive corporate services for entrepreneurs, contract law), civil law and labour law.

Expert in law of new technologies.

As part of the day-to-day services for entrepreneurs, Wojciech prepares and negotiates comprehensive contracts, including contracts for the development / implementation of specific IT solutions (using agile and waterfall IT project management methodologies). He also prepares agreements on further development and maintenance of the software and advises entrepreneurs during the implementation of these contracts. He participated in development of legaltech tools.

He specializes in corporate projects – he develops assumptions and carries out restructuring operations (mergers, company transformations) and participates in processes related to the change of ownership structure of entities (including those belonging to expanded, international capital groups). He participates in due diligence processes and projects aimed at the acquisition/disposal of an enterprise.

Wojciech comprehensively advises HR departments (establishing/terminating employment, preparation of internal regulations and policies, giving opinions on contracts with temporary employment agency and entities providing other HR-related services, e.g. HR and payroll, recruitment, benefits etc.). He conducted a number of projects related to the protection of personal data (implementation and audits of the RODO implementation) and carried out projects aimed at obtaining support within the anti-crisis shield).

He advises in English and easily finds himself in relations with entities with Chinese capital.

He is enthusiast of spending his leisure time in active way.

Marcin Otręba

Associate

With many years of experience in applying Polish and international tax laws, he specializes in indirect taxes and issues relating to tax inspections, customs and tax control, and tax proceedings conducted by the National Revenue Administration authorities.

Long-time employee of the Tax Chamber in Wrocław. Coach at the Professional Education Centre of the Ministry of Finance, specializing in goods and services tax (VAT) and the General Tax Code. His professional experience has also been built in international corporations where he dealt with VAT and tax procedures.

Marcin provides specialist tax training as part of his own business activity. Since 2010, he has been working with the Wrocław School of Banking where he gives lectures on taxes. He also works with numerous renowned training providers in Poland. He has authored many publications in the VAT Bulletin published by INFOR.

In his personal life, he is passionate about old automobiles. Classic cars have a soul.

Maria Tsima

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW | ASSOCIATE

She specializes in tax advisory services for domestic and foreign entities, both in respect of indirect and direct taxes. She provides advice in Polish and English.

She is engaged in numerous projects which involve the provision of day-to-day legal and tax services, including the implementation of comprehensive solutions for innovative entrepreneurs, such as first of all the R&D relief and IP-BOX relief, applications for individual interpretation of tax laws, as well as ongoing recommendations for our clients operating in new technologies and real estate sectors.

She is a former employee of one of the renowned tax firms in Wrocław.

Maria combines her professional experience in the field of law and taxes with her academic activities. She has a training and teaching experience acquired in the lecture halls of the University of Wrocław, and she regularly participates in national and international conferences.

She is also an author of scientific and professional publications.

In her personal life, she is an avid fan of guitar riffs. She spends her free time in an active way.

Jagoda Komarzyniec-Smutek

TRAINEE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW | JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

She has been gaining her professional experience since her first year at the University, working for both a law firm and a financial corporation. 

In her daily work, she supports clients in taking business decisions, while providing advice on tax and legal aspects. Since she defended her Master’s thesis in the field of business and commercial laws, those areas are especially close to her heart. 

She is not afraid to think out of the box. She approaches all analyzed issues holistically and with a sense of perspective. 

She fluently speaks English and has experience in working with foreign clients. 

In her personal life, she is a classical dance enthusiast who used to frequent ballet training rooms for many years. She appreciates travel and interesting films.

Damian Kłosowicz

Damian Kłosowicz

TRAINEE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW | JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

Since the very beginning of his professional career he has been involved in providing legal assistance to entrepreneurs, both as an employee of a renowned law firm in Cracow and as a lawyer working for the Office of the Ombudsman for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and a person responsible for providing legal and tax support to a start-up operating in the medical devices sector.

With this career path, he has competencies relating to various fields of law, from tax law (VAT, CIT, tax procedures), through commercial companies law and commercial contracts law to commercial litigation and corporate disputes. He is also familiar with GDPR, capital market law and new technologies law, and has participated in venture capital, due diligence and M&A projects.

He is engaged in day-to-day tax and legal services provided to clients. In addition, he prepares tax optimization schemes, carries out reorganization projects (including, among other things, transformations and changes in ownership structure), as well as drafts and reviews contracts and agreements signed by clients. He also supports our litigation team in legal proceedings pending before courts.

Damian has passed the Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) Higher exam, achieving ‘Excellent’ (the highest possible grade).

He has a passion for cooking, and in particular for regional cuisine of Podkarpacie and fusion cuisine. He also successfully invests in the stock market (WSE Main Market, NewConnect), following Warren Buffett’s philosophy. 

Kamila Osika

marketing specialist

She has gained her professional experience working for both technological companies and training providers where she participated in the implementation of large-scale IT, conference and trade fair projects. At Staniek & Partners, she is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing marketing activities. Her responsibilities also include the promotion and development of the Academy for Taxes and Law (Akademia Podatków i Prawa).

She takes a comprehensive approach to marketing, but her favourite areas include content marketing and employer branding. She is fascinated by the potential of new technologies in building brand image, and by creative ambient marketing.

In her personal life, she is a great enthusiast of travel and sport, a player and member of the Polish Squash Association who has been representing her region for years in Polish Squash Championships.