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; German-Polish Public Health Law; Polish Renewable Energy 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 VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ 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 Dachowski studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) where he was awarded the title of "Master of German and Polish Law" (LL.M.). After graduation, from 2005 to 2007 he was working in one of the “Big4” consultancy agencies where he specialised in international tax consultancy. In 2007 he moved to VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ in Poznań. He is one of only a handful of attorneys at law in Poland who are also certified tax consultants. He is head of the law firm in Poznań.

Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal

Partner Poznań / radca prawny / Attorney at law in Poland, Poznań

Contact

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

Practice Areas

Procedural law; 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 VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ 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.

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 & SCHULZ in Poland. Thanks to the long-standing cooperation with MGI Modzelewski, VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ 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, from 2010 to 2011 she was working in one of the “Big4” consultancy and then from 2011 to 2019 she was 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

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 VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since February 2017. 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.). Between 2010 - 2021 she 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. Between 2012 - 2016 he 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.). At present he is postgraduate student of IT law. He cooperates with VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since April 2017.

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. He has been working with the law firm VON ZANTHIER&SCHULZ since 2019, specializing 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, construction 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. Since September 2020 he has been working for VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ.

Magdalena Teclaw

Doradca podatkowy / Tax consultant in Poland, Poznań

Contact

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

Practice Areas

Tax law

Languages
Polish, German

Professional Background 
Magdalena Teclaw graduated in economics from the University of Gdańsk. In 2002 Ms Teclaw received a scholarship from the SOCRATES / ERASMUS Exchange Programme to study at the Hochschule Bremen. From 2002 to 2006 she was working in several tax consultancies specialized in non-national clients. In 2005 she was certified as a tax consultant. Since April 2006 she has been working for the law firm VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ in Poznań where she manages clients’ accounts on the tax and accounting side.

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. Since 2015 has been working for VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ.

Dorota Dąbrowska

Payroll Accountant at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Practice Areas

Payroll Accounting in Poland

Languages
Polish

Professional Background
She is a graduate of the University of Economics in Poznan. She also completed postgraduate studies in the field of Accounting and Finance. In the past, she worked for a reputable international accounting firm as the main human resources- and payroll specialist. She has extensive experience in rendering services for domestic and foreign entities.  She is currently responsible for calculating salaries, dealing with employment issues and advisory in matters of personnel. She also calculates salaries for employees (expatriates) sent by their foreign employers temporarily to Poland.

Joanna Krzywnicka

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Practice Areas

Accounting in Poland

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.

Beata Skrzypa

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI Modzelewski, Warszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Practice Areas

Accounting in Poland

Languages
Polish, German

Professional Backgroung

Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics with the specialty in Finance and Banking. She also completed postgraduate studies of the Taxes and Tax Law and managerial studies in Accounting and Taxes at the Warsaw University.  In the past, she worked for a number international accounting firms, where she was responsible for keeping accounting records and preparing tax returns for entities with foreign capital. Her international clients are, among others, from the service, engineering, telecommunications and construction industry.

Ewa Wójtowicz

Accounting Manager at our cooperation partner MGI ModzelewskiWarszawa

Contact

Phone: +48 22 875 30 55

Practice Areas

Accounting in Poland

Languages
Polish, English, French

Professional Backgroung

Graduate of the Warsaw University. She also completed postgraduate studies of the Taxes and Tax Law and Interdepartmental postgraduate studies of Law, Economics and Management in Business at the Warsaw University. In the past, she worked in a leading accounting firm, where she was responsible for keeping accounting records and preparing tax returns for entities with foreign capital. In addition, she worked for many years as a finance director in a French clothing company.

Her international clients are, among others, from the food, medical and automotive industry. 

Paulina Czaja

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

Contact

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

Practice Areas

Civil law, economic and commercial law

Languages 
Polish, German, English, Dutch

Professional Background
Paulina Czaja studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2019 she graduated German law studies at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, obtaining the Master of Laws degree (LL.M.). During her law studies Paulina Czaja gained professional experience working for Polish and German law firms specialising in legal advisory in corporate law.
She cooperates with VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since February 2020. In January 2021 Paulina Czaja is beginning her legal traineeship at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

Sandra Kołodziejczyk

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

Contact

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

Practice Areas

Civil law, economic and commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Sandra Kołodziejczyk studied Polish law at the University of Wrocław at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics and German law and economics at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). During her studies, she has repeatedly completed internships in renowned law offices both in Germany and Poland, where she gained valuable experience.
She directs her legal interests towards civil law. She is primarily interested in commercial law, company law, and international law.
She cooperates with VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since 2019. Currently Sandra Kołodziejczyk is a trainee attorney at law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

Aleksandra Philips

VAT Specialist, LL.B., 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. She has joined von Zanthier & Schulz in 2018, gaining her first professional experience in providing services to foreign business entities. In 2020 she completed postgraduate studies in labour law at the Faculty of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Olga Stańczyk

Trainee attorney-at-law DE, LL.M., Berlin

Contact

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

Practice Areas

Civil law, company law, commercial law

Languages
Polish, German, English

Professional Background
Olga Stańczyk completed her Polish law studies at the University of Warsaw in 2015 with excellent results. From 2016 to 2017 she studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, where she completed her Master’s degree with a very good result obtaining the title "Master of German Law" (LL.M.). In the spring of 2019, Ms. Stańczyk passed the aptitude exam for admission to the preparatory legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Germany and was among the top 10% of graduates. Ms. Stańczyk has been working for VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since November 2017. 

Paula Staszak

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 studied law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). She cooperates with VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since March 2019. Since January 2021 she has been beginning a trainee attorney at law at the Regional Bar Association in Poznań.

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. She has been working for VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ since November 2020.