Henning von Zanthier

Partner in Berlin and Poznań, Attorney at Law / radca prawny, LL.M.

Contact

Phone: 030 - 88 03 59 0
E-Mail: vonzanthier@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

German and Polish company law; Polish Renewable Energy Law, especially geothermal law

Languages
German, English, Polish, French

Affiliations
Deutsch-Polnischer Windenergie-Club, League of Lawyers e.V., Deutsch- Polnischer Gesundheits- und Sozialverband, DIRO, etc.

Professional Background
Henning von Zanthier founded the law firm in Berlin in 1992 with its main focus on business law in Germany and Poland. Since 1995 he has been the owner of the law firm in Poznań (Poland). After studying law in Germany and France (Diplôme Supérieur in Strasbourg), he was awarded the title Master of Law (LL.M.) in the USA (Tulane University). In 1991 he was called to the Bar in Berlin where he worked as a lawyer in a leading international law firm. Since 2009 he is the first non-Polish attorney (radca prawny) to be admitted to the bar in Poznań/Poland. From 2004-2009 he was a lecturer in Polish law at Freie Universität Berlin. In addition, he also lecturers at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań/Poland on the law of international sale of goods.

Publications/Lectures
Henning von Zanthier is the author of numerous papers on German-Polish trade. He also gives regular lectures on this subject at a broad variety of institutions including:  

Łukasz Dachowski

Partner Poznań / General Manager of the law firm in Poznań
 / radca prawny, doradca podatkowy / Attorney at law and tax consultant in Poland / LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: dachowski@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Polish and international fiscal law; company law; IP law; arbitration

Languages 
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Łukasz studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After graduation, he worked in one of the globally active so-called "Big4" consulting law firms, where he specialized in tax consulting in the international environment. Since 2007 he has been working for our law firm in Poznań. He is the head of the Poznań office. Since 2015 he has been responsible for the development of the Polish affairs of the firm and since 2017 equity partner. In his practice Łukasz advised relevant companies in the area of commercial and tax law, which have the total investment volume of several hundred million euros.

Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal

Partner Poznań / radczyni prawna / Attorney at law in Poland, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: baralkiewicz@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Labour law; court proceedings; commercial law; environmental law; tourism law

Languages
Polish, German, English, Russian

Professional Background
Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. From 1999 to 2003 she was working for a variety of law firms in Poznań where she became proficient in handling non-national client accounts. After completing her legal training in 2003 she has been working for our law office in Poznań as an attorney at law. In summer 2004 she completed her studies in German law at the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and in 2009 her postgraduate course in environmental law likewise at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her areas of specialisation include labour law, with a particular focus on anti-mobbing, discrimination and the implementation of work-life balance principles, as well as support for international investors in complex investments in renewable energy sources (RES), primarily - wind farms.

Grzegorz Modzelewski

Managing Partner at MGI Modzelewski / certified auditor in Poland, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55
E-Mail: warszawa@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Accounting in Poland

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Grzegorz graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics in Finance and Banking, specializing in Accounting. During the course of his professional career, he has obtained substantial experience as an auditor working for a number of international auditing firms, including one of the „Big Four”. Entry in the register of certified auditors No.: 12134 Grzegorz is a Partner of MGI Modzelewski responsible for managing the accounting advisory department, which supports the ongoing legal & tax advisory of VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI in Poland. Thanks to the long-standing cooperation with MGI Modzelewski, VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI offers not only legal and tax advisory in Poland but also ongoing support in all accounting matters, as "from a single source".

Dr Małgorzata Stępień

Radca prawny, doradca podatkowy / Attorney at law and tax consultant in Poland, MBA, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: stepien@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Polish and international fiscal law; company law; commercial law

Languages 
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Dr Małgorzata Stępień is a graduate of Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. After graduation, she was working in one of the biggest international consultancy firms, where she specialized in the legal and tax consulting of foreign entrepreneurs. She graduated from prestigious studies MBA Poznań-Atlanta at the University of Economics in Poznań in cooperation with Georgia State University in Atlanta. In October 2021, she successfully defended her dissertation entitled "The value of legal services from the perspective of mandates and mandataries in the B2B market" at the Faculty of International Economy University of Economics in Poznań.


Magdalena Stefaniak – Odziemska

Doradca podatkowy / Tax consultant in Poland, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: stefaniak@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Tax law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Magdalena Stefaniak-Odzieżmska is a graduate of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and the Poznań University of Economics. After graduation she was working in one of the “Big4” consultancy firms. After that she was several years teamleader in tax team in one of the biggest international consultancy firms, where she specialized in the tax consulting of foreign entrepreneurs, especially german mandators. She advises mandators on current tax advice, as well as participates in proceedings before tax authorities as well as in tax reviews and due diligence of companies.

Wojciech Paryś

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: parys@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Company law, commercial law, M&A, Compliance

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background

Wojciech Paryś, a graduate of law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and philosophy at the University of Szczecin (bachelor's degree), attorney at law (PL); after graduation worked in law firms specializing in commercial consultancy. From 2016 he worked, and from 2019 he also led a legal advisory team in one of the largest international consulting firms specializing in legal advice of foreign entrepreneurs, especially German ones.  In 2019, he was certified as a lead auditor for ISO/IEC 27001 (information security).
In his professional work he focuses on current advice as well as transactional advice.
He is author of legal articles as well as co-author of book publications on Compliance and M&A

Robert Suligowski

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, LL.M., LL.M., Of counsel

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: suligowski@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Commercial real estate law, M&A, bankruptcy proceedings, administrative law

Languages
Polish, English, German

Professional Background
Robert studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After graduation, he was working in one of the biggest polish law firms. Robert has participated in over one hundred different real estate transactions with total investment value of over one billion PLN. Robert advises several retail companies, development companies, general contractors and investment fonds building new shops, office buildings and logistic centres. He also advises property owners and property managers. He participated successfully in the commercialisation of several investment projects.

Katarzyna Kowalewska-Glegoła

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: kowalewska@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Civil law, economic and commercial law

Languages 
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Katarzyna Kowalewska-Glegoła studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She cooperates with our law office since February 2017. She advises in the field of civil, economic, commercial and labor law. She specializes in the data protection (GDPR) and e-commerce. Since September 2021 she is an attorney-at-law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

Justyna Loretańska

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: loretanska@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Procedural law, civil law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background

Justyna Loretańska studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) where she obtained the title of "Master of German and Polish Law" (LL.M.). In the past Justyna was employed in one of the biggest law firms in Poznań, where she gained experience in procedural and civil law and also conducted trainings for insurance companies.
She has been actively involved in the law education project of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Poznań by teaching law in high schools.

Krzysztof Łakomski

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: lakomski@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

International commercial law, procedural law; commercial law; IT-Law, law of contracts

Languages
Polish, German

Professional Background
Krzysztof Łakomski graduated from international relations and law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In the past Krzysztof was employed in one of the prestigious law firm in Kraków, where he gained experience in servicing foreign clients. He graduated from the School of German Law (2010) organized by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, University in Heidelberg and the School of Austrian Law (2012) organized by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and University in Vienna. Since 2015 he is an attorney-at-law (radca prawny). In 2016 he completed his studies for foreign lawyers at the University of Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, obtaining a master's degree in German law (LL.M.). Krzysztof also studied IT law as part of his postgraduate studies. 

Dr. jur. Jan Muszyński

Radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: muszynski@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Labour law, corporate law, M&A, compliance

Languages
Polish, German, English, Czech

Professional Background
Jan Muszyński graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a degree in law in 2012. After graduation, as a scholarship holder of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, he received a doctoral degree in law at the University of Bayreuth. His doctoral thesis was published by the prestigious Berlin publishing house Duncker & Humblot. Jan specializes in providing ongoing advice to entrepreneurs especially in the areas of labor law, corporate law, including M&A transactions and business law.

Kamil Niciecki

Attorney at law, Berlin

Contact

Phone: 030 - 88 03 59 0
E-Mail: niciecki@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

IT law, German corporate and commercial law, labour law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Kamil Niciecki studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After finishing his legal traineeship he worked in a German-Polish law firm, where he gained experience in advising Polish companies in German Business Law.

Jakub Wysocki

Attorney at law in Poland, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: wysocki@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Commercial and business law, construction investments, housing communities, real estate

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Jakub Wysocki is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the University of Dresden, where he completed postgraduate studies in European law and European integration. After graduation, he started working in law firms in Poznań and local government units. In the following years, he provided legal advice to companies from the construction sector implementing complex construction investments (including through international consortia), e.g. in the road and railway construction sector and the FMCG sector. In addition, he also provides legal advice on housing communities and real estate.

Dominika Zbonik

Radca prawny, doradca podatkowy / Attorney at law and tax consultant in Poland, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: zbonik@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Tax law, corporate and commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Dominika Zbonik studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She completed her postgraduate course in tax law at the University of Wrocław. She complete a trainship at The Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in Berlin. In 2017 she was certified as a tax consultant. Since 2019 she is an attorney-at-law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

Monika Amdouni

Payroll Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Professional Backgroung

Graduate of the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law, majoring in Economics in Foreign Trade. She also completed postgraduate studies in occupational health and safety at the Mechanical Faculty of Power and Aeronautics at Warsaw University of Technology. She has participated in many workshops and courses on HR.

In the past she worked in multinational corporations, i.e. leaders in their industries, where she was responsible for HR and payroll issues, regulations and internal acts on labor law, cooperation with trade unions and international management.

In our company, she is in charge of HR and payroll services for our clients' companies.

Wioletta Bajuk

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Professional Background
Graduate of Maria Curie- Skłodowska University in Lublin. She completed postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the Lublin Business School. She is currently studying Taxation and Tax Consultancy at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

In the past, she worked, among others, in an international accounting firm where she managed the books and tax settlements of Polish companies and entities with foreign capital.

In our company she provides services to international companies from the IT, trade and service sectors.

License of the Ministry of Finance - No. 9878/2005

Marta Drobek

Certified Auditor, Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Professional Background
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, major in Finance and Banking, specializing in Accounting. Currently, she is completing Postgraduate Tax Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
In the past, she worked in an accounting company, where she was responsible for conducting accounting and tax settlements of Polish entities and companies with foreign capital. She was also involved in auditing financial statements in a reputable Polish auditing company. For several years she worked in a group of entities with Austrian capital as the management board representative for financial matters.
In our firm, she provides accounting services for international companies, including from the service and pharmaceutical industries.
License of the Ministry of Finance – No. 17392/2007
Entry in the register of certified auditors No.: 12358

Joanna Krzywnicka

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Languages
Polish, German

Professional Background

Graduate of the University in Łódź, specialty in Tax Strategies. She also completed postgraduate studies in Taxes and Tax Law at Warsaw University and postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finances of Company at the Warsaw School of Economics. Previously, she worked for a leading international accounting firm and was responsible for VAT settlements in an international FMCG corporation. She has extensive experience in servicing entities with foreign capital. In MGI Modzelewski she supports international enterprises, among others from the pharmaceutical, construction, engineering and electrical-appliance sectors.

Iwona Sternal

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Professional Background

Graduate of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She completed postgraduate studies in Accounting at the Main School of Administration and Management in Warsaw.

She has many years of experience in accounting. In the past, she worked, among others, in an international accounting firm, where she managed the books and tax settlements of companies with foreign capital and branches of foreign companies.

License of the Ministry of Finance - nr 26921/2001.

Renata Ślesicka

Accounting Manager, Tax advisor at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Professional Backgroung
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, specialization in Finance and Banking. Scholarship holder at the University of Wolfgang Goethe in Frankfurt am Main. Licensed tax advisor.
In the past, she worked in reputable tax consultancy firms and network accounting offices, and was responsible for CIT and VAT settlements in international corporations from the real estate and leasing industry. She has extensive experience in working with entities with foreign capital, mainly German.
In our firm, she deals with accounting services for international companies, including from  insurance, food, electrical and electrotechnical industries.
Entry on the list of tax advisors No.: 09355

Ludomira Kasprzak

Trainee attorney-at-law PL, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: kasprzak@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Civil law, economic and commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Ludomira studied German and Polish Law at the European University of Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She further was part of the Erasmus Programme, studying at Vienna University.

During her studies, she was actively involved in extracurricular activities in the international organization Rotaract Club and the European Law Students' Association ELSA Poland. Furthermore, she was a three-time recipient of the Rotary District 1940/Europe - University Viadrina Academic Scholarship for outstanding achievements in academics.

She completed her initial experience in law firms in both Poland and Germany, where she developed her interest in aviation law.

At the VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI, Ludomira provides legal advice in the areas of civil law, company law, and labor law. In her spare time, you will find her in the skies, as she loves gliding and hot air ballooning.

Currently Ludomira is a trainee attorney at law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

 

 

Aleksandra Philips

VAT Specialist, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: philips@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Tax law, labour law

Languages 
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Graduate of German and Polish law studies conducted by the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). During her studies she awarded three times a “Deutschlandstipendium” for special academic achievements which was co-financed by the Ministry of Education of Federal Republic of Germany. Since the beginning of her studies she has been actively involved in European Law Student’s Association ELSA Poland, in which she was active in executive and control bodies. In 2020 Aleksandra completed postgraduate studies in labour law at the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Paula Staszak-Urbańska

Trainee attorney-at-law PL, LL.M., Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: staszak@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Civil law, labour law, economic and commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Paula Staszak-Urbańska graduated with honors law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and German-Polish law at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), where she obtained the title of "Master of German and Polish Law" (LL.M.).
During her studies she received a scholarship co-funded by the Ministry of Education of the Federal Republic of Germany "Deutschlandstipendium" and a scholarship funded by the Ludwig-Heidenhain-Stiftung "Leistungsstipendium" for special achievements in science.
She focuses her interests on widely understood commercial law and labour law, conducting trainings and publishing articles in this area.
She has joined VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI in 2019. She is currently a trainee attorney at law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

Mateusz Turowski

Trainee attorney-at-law PL, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: turowski@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Corporate law, labour law, civil law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Mateusz Turowski is a graduate of law at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the School of German Law organized by Jagiellonian University in cooperation with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Ruprecht-Karl University Heidelberg. He is currently a trainee attorney at law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

During his studies, he completed internships in law firms in Krakow and Szczecin and developed his interest in sports law by gaining experience in the legal department of a sports joint-stock company and preparing his master's thesis. In addition, he was actively involved in the activities of the Sports Law Circle of TBSP UJ and the Jagiellonian University Law Students' Library Society.

Author of publications and articles on sports law and labour law. Participant of several international and national scientific conferences in the field of sports law and company law.

Mateusz provides legal advice on company law, labour law and civil law.

Małgorzata Tyrakowska

Lawyer, Poznań

Contact

Phone: +48 61 858 25 50
E-Mail: tyrakowska@vonzanthier.com

Practice Areas

Civil law, economic and commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background

Małgorzata Tyrakowska studied Polish and German law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She also completed postgraduate studies in German language translator training at the University of Wrocław.