Firm Profile > PATH Augustyniak, Hatylak i Wspólnicy sp.k. > Warszawa, Poland

PATH Augustyniak, Hatylak i Wspólnicy sp.k.
MONIUSZKI 1A
WARSZAWA 00/014
Poland

Private client Tier 1

PATH Augustyniak, Hatylak i Wspólnicy sp.k. is a boutique private client firm totally geared towards handling the entirety of matters for high-net-worth individuals and their businesses. The group handles corporate transactions, trust and estate issues, wealth management and tax projects. Jointly leading the team are co-founding partners Piotr Augustyniak, a private wealth law expert, taxation and benefits specialist Tomasz Hatylak and distinguished corporate lawyer Dominika Mizielińska Senior associate Kinga Romanovska is instructed on tax, commercial and company law matters. One of the first private client firms dedicated to servicing Polish entrepreneurs, the group benefits from a satellite office in Geneva, augmenting the trust practice.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Augustyniak; Tomasz Hatylak; Dominika Mizielińska

Other key lawyers:

Kinga Romanovska; Dawid Widzyk

Testimonials

‘The only law firm in Poland truly focused on private clients. They know the needs of private clients, they are able to organize the best international support anywhere in the world. The team consists of senior lawyers, who are capable to work on a daily basis, so I do not need to wait for partners only when I need quick advice.’

‘Piotr Augustyniak is a true leader and open minded, solutions looking lawyer. He always tries to understand not only today, but also tomorrow and the future ahead. Dedicated to solve the problem, focused on results and always taking care on the safety. The real “guardian angel” in complicated and complex times. His international reputation is unquestionable. He is well known and well recognized which allows him to speak easily to the best lawyers, bankers and service providers anywhere.’

‘It is exceptional in Poland.’

‘Senior associate Dawid Widzyk is focused on details where working with service providers enabling them to get the best possible outcome.’

‘This is the one and only truly private wealth law team which is able to work internationally. Open minded, hard working, responsive. All the team members are experienced enough to work independently which makes the outcome great and bills reasonable. No typical pyramid where usually associates do the job, seniors are reviewing and partners are responding. I like this way of doing business which is still not usual.’

‘Piotr Augustyniak – a real star. Focused on the details, able to point out all the important factors in complicated cross-border matters. His international experience is stunning. Wherever we mention his name, we see real appreciation. Best in the class.’

‘Path law is our go to firm in Warsaw for all things legal. A most professional and progressive firm that has led the development in private law practice and cross-border tax advice for Polish nationals. ’

‘Wonderful team with prominent partners who are very hands on, and highly reactive to client and market needs and development.’

‘Piotr Augustyniak and Tomasz Hatylak are highly effective and engaging individuals with solid technical skills for our private client needs. They are supported by a strong team that I have had the pleasure of working with including Dawid Widzyk, senior associate and Kinga Romanovska of counsel and advocate’

‘Flexible’

‘Outstanding capabilities in the area of international tax and trusts and estates.’

‘Tomas Hatylak and Piotr Augustyniak- Highly experienced and well-connected trust and estates practitioners with extraordinary legal abilities and creative vision when it comes to solving complex tax and estate planning issues for high-net worth individuals.

Dawid Widzyk – Remarkably talented associate with in-depth experience in complex international tax and estate planning matters involving highly sophisticated clients.

‘PATH are highly professional, available and they have a very deep and solid knowledge of all legal matters connected with private clients and their respective structuring, mainly regarding tax.’

‘Problem solving attitude.’

‘The practice has a very personal touch combined with highest professionalism, knowledge and experience. In addition the communication and service is provided swiftly and always accurate.’

‘In particular the two founding partners have a very strong client focus and look beyond the pure legals.’

‘Small boutique tax firm with great expertise on complicated tax matters and great level of client care’

‘They are very efficient and they are always ready to assist the client’

‘Great team, great connections, nice people.’

The firm: PATH Augustyniak, Hatylak & Partners LLP is a law firm specialising in comprehensive tax and legal advisory for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, companies, family businesses and other organisations.

The company’s offer includes ongoing legal consulting in the areas of wealth planning and management, tax planning, succession regulation, conducting investment transactions, real estate trade and management, maintaining relationships with banks and administrators of companies in foreign jurisdictions, as well as effective support in organising clients’ private lives at home or abroad, including change of tax residence.

PATH was established by Piotr Augustyniak and Tomasz Hatylak, lawyers and tax advisors with many years of experience in international law firms, specialising in advising affluent individuals and corporations across a broad spectrum of legal and financial issues. In 2017 PATH enhanced its operations with the addition of corporate Dominika Mizielinska (also ranked in The Legal 500 while in previous law firm) responsible for further development of corporate and transactional practice.

The partners are supported by a team of professionals with expertise in the fields of capital markets, economic, tax, and inheritance law – also in international markets.

The law firm guarantees professional advice in all matters requiring knowledge of foreign legal systems. The cornerstone of PATH’s activity is direct, regular contact with its clients, based on trust and knowledge of their expectations and the needs of their families. The name of the company refers to the fact that the aim of its team is to straighten out the intricate paths of international law and support its clients in following those paths.

Areas of practice
Tax advisory for corporate clients and capital groups: PATH provides income tax advisory services to corporate clients, including matters relating to the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and tax issues of capital groups. We design holding structures and optimise the taxation of dividends, interest and royalties between the group’s entities.

Tax advisory and planning for high-net-worth individuals: PATH provides advisory, planning and tax optimisation services to high-net-worth individuals with regard to sale of business assets, ownership structures, investment in real estate and in areas of expertise, including trust funds, foundations, financial and insurance products.

Our advisory services also apply to increasing the tax security of businesses and carrying out the process of relocation in Poland and abroad.

Tax advisory in the areas of international tax law and European Union law: PATH law firm advises on the tax structuring of foreign investments in Poland and Polish investments in International markets. Our services also include solving fiscal problems within the EU and providing customers with up-to-date information about new issues of tax law and their consequences.

Conducting proceedings and contentious cases in the area of tax law: PATH law firm deals with conducting comprehensive domestic and international tax disputes, proceedings in contentious matters and cases involving transfer pricing. The law firm also provides assistance in arbitration proceedings and the conclusion of both bilateral and multilateral agreements between Polish and foreign tax authorities.

VAT Advisory: Our law firm has a team dedicated to comprehensive advisory in the area of VAT, concerning both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Corporate, Commercial and M&A: PATH specializes also in corporate law and provide business advisory services to a variety of clients. Lawyers from PATH facilitate the structuring, financing and successful completion of acquisitions, de-mergers, mergers, joint ventures, transformations and liquidation processes. PATH has extensive experience and advise on various business agreements. Dominika Mizielinska heads this practice. Other areas of practice are TMT and compliance.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax advisory for corporate clients and capital groups Piotr Augustyniak
Tax advisory for corporate clients and capital groups Tomasz Hatylak
Tax advisory and planning for high-net-worth individuals Piotr Augustyniak
Tax advisory and planning for high-net-worth individuals Tomasz Hatylak
Tax advisory in the areas of international tax law and European Union law Piotr Augustyniak
Tax advisory in the areas of international tax law and European Union law Tomasz Hatylak
Conducting proceedings and contentious cases in the area of tax law Piotr Augustyniak
Conducting proceedings and contentious cases in the area of tax law Tomasz Hatylak
Advisory in the area of personal income tax Piotr Augustyniak
VAT advisory Piotr Augustyniak
VAT advisory Tomasz Hatylak
Corporate and M&A Dominika Mizielinska
Restructuring of companies and capital groups Dominika Mizielinska
TMT and outsourcing Dominika Mizielinska
Compliance Dominika Mizielinska
Commercial contracts Dominika Mizielinska
Advisory in the area of personal income tax Tomasz Hatylak
Photo Name Position Profile
 Piotr Augustyniak  photo Piotr Augustyniak Partner
 Aleksandra Florek  photo Aleksandra Florek Associate, Advocate
 Tomasz Hatylak  photo Tomasz Hatylak Partner
 Zofia Kilańska-Gach  photo Zofia Kilańska-Gach Senior Associate, Advocate
 Dominika Mizielińska  photo Dominika Mizielińska Partner, Legal advisor
 Barbara Poturalska  photo Barbara Poturalska Senior Associate, Attorney at law
 Kinga Romanovska  photo Kinga Romanovska Of Counsel, Advocate
 Dawid Widzyk  photo Dawid Widzyk Counsel, Advocate
 Marta Zając  photo Marta Zając Associate, Attorney at law
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PATH LLP – partner of the Grand Theatre and Polish National Opera and also a legal partner of the Opera Academy, which promotes young singers

Since May 2017, PATH has acted as a legal guardian of the Opera Academy, which is a programme for young talents. The Grand Theatre and Polish National Opera have been implementing a programme to support the career of young and talented opera artists for years. Piotr Augustyniak and Tomasz Hatylak, partners at PATH, believe that culture and art greatly contribute to the building of a conscious society. They think of business activity as being something more than just law and taxes.

Culture is a perfect area for such a symbiosis of art and law to take place, and the cooperation with the National Opera is potentially a perfect coincidence. The aim of the Opera Academy is to build a bridge between education and professional life for outstanding talented singers. Young singers, who are just at the beginning of their professional career, should make sure that their interests are safeguarded as early as possible. Hence, PATH’s idea is to provide young singers from the Opera Academy with an offer of legal support. We would like students of the Academy to treat legal awareness and protection of their interests in business terms. Our task is to teach them what they should pay attention to and how to secure their success in terms of law. The voice of a singer something that seems so ephemeral also represents a value in the legal market. And a key to success is the right decision.

PATH LLP partner of the Młyn Junior Jazz Festival

As pro bono work is a crucial part of PATH activity, our firm has also funded a scholarship for Marta Wajdzik, a young saxophone player. Marta was awarded The Młyn Junior Jazz Festival Grand Prix in 2019. Thanks to the scholarship, Marta will be able to complete the summer term at the NYU jazz department in July 2020. Marta Wajdzik is also a recipient of PATH legal assistance programme for young talents.