Andrzej Debiec, a legal counsellor and tax advisor, is a partner in the Hogan Lovells Warsaw office. The head of the Tax Department and the Infrastructure Group, Andrzej offers clients many years of experience in optimization projects, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, transaction structuring, and dispute resolution. His vast experience translates into an exhaustive knowledge of the business environment, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the rules governing the sectors of the economy in which his clients operate. Andrzej has been supervising the Infrastructure Group of the Warsaw office—currently, one of the most recognizable and appreciated practices in Poland—since its inception in 2007.
This estimation is largely based on clients’ convictions that we truly understand the key business assumptions and objectives. He is also responsible for contacts with Francophone clients—clients using French as their first or second language. Andrzej has provided particularly useful advice to leading firms in the banking, insurance, leasing sectors, entities operating on the real property market, investment funds, manufacturers, commercial networks, and aviation firms.
He is consistently recognized as one of the leading, or highly recommended, lawyers by The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, and PLC Which lawyer? Chambers Global 2015 comments, “Clients choose Andrzej Debiec for his excellent track record in litigation with the tax authorities. They also appreciate his wide knowledge and understanding of their needs.” The previous year, Chambers Europe 2014 said that he has a “very deep knowledge” of the Polish tax market and that sources note he “pays a great deal of attention to the details and is highly focused on client service.” He is frequently invited to act as advisor to the Polish Parliament, the Legal Counsels’ Chamber, and as lecturer for conferences and seminars. He is a member of the editorial staff of the most well-known tax periodical in Poland.
Andrzej Debiec is 'an absolute star, but his colleagues are also perfect.'
Andrzej Debiec has a 'very deep knowledge' of the Polish tax market. Sources note that he 'pays a great deal of attention to the details and is highly focused on client service.'
Areas of Focus
Advises BBI Group on realisation of real estate transactions, including acquisition of 'Zlota 44' building, realisation of 'KONESER' venture, structuring of the 'Plac Unii' investment.
Advised Sita Zielona Energia on construction of Poznań incineration plant and cooperation under PPP agreement, the first PPP deal in the energy-from-waste sector in Poland.
Chambers Europe: Andrzej Debiec has a "very deep knowledge" of the Polish tax market. Sources note that he "pays a great deal of attention to the details and is highly focused on client service."
Andrzej Debiec cooperates closely with the French-Polish Chamber of Commerce (CCIFP), and is responsible for the preparation of the tax part of the "White Book", a CCIFP publication aimed at facilitating doing business in Poland.
Clients choose Andrzej Debiec for his excellent track record in litigation with the tax authorities. They also appreciate his wide knowledge and understanding of their needs. He focuses on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and infrastructure projects an
Andrzej Debiec is active as a member of the editorial board of "Monitor Podatkowy" (a recognised specialty magazine for tax experts).
Andrzej Debiec is ‘an absolute star, but his colleagues are also perfect’.
Legal 500 EMEA
On 10 July 2013 Andrzej Debiec was awarded by Warsaw City Council the Medal - Merit for the City of Warsaw". The distinction was granted the group of initiators advising on the amendments in Local Government Revenue Law – so called "Janosikowe"
Warsaw City Council the Medal