PATH Law LLP > Warszawa, Poland > Firm Profile

PATH Law LLP
MONIUSZKI 1A
WARSZAWA 00/014
Poland

Poland > Private client Tier 1

PATH was one of the first dedicated private client law firms in Poland. The team offers support to domestic and international high-net-worth individuals regarding transactions, complex tax projects, trusts and estate issues, wealth management, family relocation and asset structuring. The group is led by private wealth law specialist Piotr Augustyniak, taxation and benefits expert Tomasz Hatylak and commercial, corporate and civil law specialist Dominika Mizielińska. Senior associate Kinga Romanovska is adept at handling international tax law.

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Testimonials

‘The team is fully dedicated to private clients and composed of senior lawyers which gives efficiency in costs. They were perfectly prepared for COVID-19: advanced IT standards, secured connection lines and availability of the team from any place in the world. When others were trying to adapt, they were and are ready to perform.’

‘I appreciate the team’s personalised approach to the needs of the client. Since the firm concentrates on high net-worth individuals, such an approach is a must in order to build necessary trust between the firm and the client.’

‘PATH really are specialists in private client work. They know about the needs of HNWIs and UHNWIs and the peculiarities of that kind of legal business. They know how their clients think and they hold close relations to their clients. This is the best setup for an outstanding private client practice.’

‘Piotr Augustyniak is the brightest star in the galaxy; a real entrepreneur,  innovative and agile. He has a modern approach combined with perfect understanding of international law. He always has a vision of the future and focuses on the result in a fully compliant way.’

‘Kinga Romanovska’s dedication to the case and work is enormous. She is perfectly organised and is able to structure any project, keeping the discipline for her, her colleagues but also for me as the client. The best project manager with state-of-the-art delivery.’

‘Piotr is really energetic and lively and manages to convey the passion he has.’

‘Tomasz is the calm thinker who wishes to bring things beyond the finishing line.’

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

PATH augments its private client work with a strong corporate practice under the leadership of ‘trustworthy, professional and reliableDominika Mizielińska, who is a seasoned corporate lawyer. The team has significant experience of advising on cross-border and domestic M&A and restructurings, in addition to advising high-net-worth individuals on their business interests.

Practice head(s):

Dominika Mizielińska

Testimonials

The team works with both corporate and private clients. High quality of work. Business-oriented approach. Very responsive.’

Dominika Mizielinska is trustworthy, professional and reliable. She has huge theoretical and practical knowledge. She has impeccable manners and very good communication skills. She remains my favourite corporate lawyer to work with.’

PATH team has strong experience of working with domestic and international clients, including private clients, on complex tax and corporate matters. They are trustworthy, very devoted to their clients, pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient.’

Dominika Mizielińska is highly qualified adviser with many years of experience in notable US law firms. She combines excellent attention to detail with professional and personalized service. She is very approachable, reactive, and efficient. She is always responsive and easy to work with. She is exceptional lawyer.’

Dominika Mizielińska is super efficient in her work, able to explain complex structure to companies managers focusing on their specific (e.g. finance). Calm, responsive, doing the business with the clients like it was her own business and not only the client’s issue or problem.

The firm: PATH Law 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law facilitate the structuring, financing and successful completion of acquisitions, de-mergers, mergers, joint ventures, transformations and liquidation processes. PATH Law has extensive experience and advise on various business agreements. Dominika Mizielinska heads this practice. Other areas of practice are TMT and compliance.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Tax advisory for corporate clients and capital groups Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
Tax advisory for corporate clients and capital groups Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl
Tax advisory and planning for high-net-worth individuals Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
Tax advisory and planning for high-net-worth individuals Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl
Tax advisory in the areas of international tax law and European Union law Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
Tax advisory in the areas of international tax law and European Union law Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl
Conducting proceedings and contentious cases in the area of tax law Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
Conducting proceedings and contentious cases in the area of tax law Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl
Advisory in the area of personal income tax Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
VAT advisory Piotr Augustyniakpiotr.augustyniak@pathlaw.pl
VAT advisory Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl
Corporate and M&A Dominika Mizielinskadominika.mizielinska@pathlaw.pl
Restructuring of companies and capital groups Dominika Mizielinskadominika.mizielinska@pathlaw.pl
TMT and outsourcing Dominika Mizielinskadominika.mizielinska@pathlaw.pl
Compliance Dominika Mizielinskadominika.mizielinska@pathlaw.pl
Commercial contracts Dominika Mizielinskadominika.mizielinska@pathlaw.pl
Advisory in the area of personal income tax Tomasz Hatylaktomasz.hatylak@pathlaw.pl

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.