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Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła

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Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Protection


Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła is head of the Privacy & Data Protection practice and member of the Intellectual Property practice at Bird & Bird’s Warsaw office.


She has been advising clients since 2007 from a wide range of sectors, including IT, food & beverages, spirits, media and financial services. Izabela's extensive experience includes advising a broad range of private sector entities on privacy & data protection law, as well as professional secrecy. She advises on both the current personal data protection and privacy regulations, as well as the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply from 25 May 2018. In particular Izabela represents clients before the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (GIODO), advises on a number of international data transfer issues, including Biding Corporate Rules aspects, assists clients with data protection, privacy and professional secrecy aspects of monitoring of employees, cloud computing, outsourcing, HR data processing, marketing, audits companies on compliance with the data protection rules and proposes remediation and risk mitigation actions and conducts trainings and workshops.She has particular expertise in consumer law issues affecting online providers and e-commerce. Izabela also specializes in IT law, trademark, design and unfair competition law, and gambling law, as well as civil, administrative and criminal proceedings regarding intellectual property. She is an arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court for Consumers at the Office of Electronic Communication, and an expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Izabela is recommended by Chambers Europe 2018 in data protection and by Legal500 EMEA 2017 and 2018 in TMT. She was recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers competition in the category of Intellectual Property. She was also ranked among "Rising Stars Lawyers - tomorrow's leaders 2015", by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, a top Polish business daily, and Wolters Kluwer Poland, and obtained the highest position among lawyers specialising in Intellectual Property and New Technology law. She co-authored a Legal Guide for E-business, published by Wolters Kluwer Polska (Warsaw, 2016).


Izabela is fluent in Polish and English.


She is an arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court for Consumers at the Office of Electronic Communication and an expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.



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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.'s team receives praise from multiple clients for its 'business acumen'. Its broad practice includes regulatory work, including data protection, telecoms, media and gambling, as well as commercial, marketing, advertising, IP and e-commerce law. Head of data protection¬†Izabela Kowalczuk-PakuŇāa¬†advised Media Direction on its digital marketing activities and issues related to the implementation of GDPR.¬†Piotr Dynowski¬†leads on technology and communications issues and¬†Kuba Ruiz¬†leads the digital law team.¬†Tomasz Zalewski, who has considerable experience in major IT projects,¬†joined from¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†in January 2019.

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