On 1 January 2017, GESSEL’s tax law practice welcomed a new managing associate – Katarzyna Kollar-Ryszard, attorney and certified tax advisor. Katarzyna Kollar-Ryszard brings to GESSEL her expertise in all areas of tax law (also in the context of tax audits by the competent public authorities) and in the tax aspects of M&A and real estate transactions. Her work will also involve restructuring of business entities and their owners, including succession (in Poland and in other national jurisdictions) for tax law purposes.

Katarzyna Kollar-Ryszard’s track record to date includes work with Polish as well as multinational law firms and tax advisory firms, including one of the Big Four firms and the in-house tax law unit of the Polish operation of an international bank.

With the addition of Katarzyna Kollar-Ryszard, GESSEL’s tax law practice now comprises four professionals, three of whom are qualified as attorneys as well as tax advisors. We advise on a broad range of issues from the realm of Polish and international tax law. True to the overall focus of our firm, we provide advice on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions (also for p rivate equity funds), the tax aspects of corporate restructuring, real estate transactions, tax optimisation in various jurisdictions, court and administrative proceedings concerning taxes, pre-transaction tax analyses (tax due diligence ), and the tax aspects of securities and financial instrument transactions. Our advice covers personal and corporate income tax, indirect taxes (VAT, excise tax), and sundry other taxes and public levies.

The members of GESSEL’s tax law practice boast extensive experience in the area of international tax law, including optimum application of foreign corporate structures. In this regard, we closely cooperate with select firms in jurisdictions such as Great Britain, Luxembourg, Holland, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta, and the United States, and we rely on the Lawyers Associated Worldwide – LAW, Euro American Lawyers Group – EALG, and IR Global networks of which our firm is a member.