Beata Balas-Noszczyk

Beata Balas-Noszczyk

Partner
Warsaw

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +48 22 529 29 00

Fax +48 22 529 29 01

LanguagesEnglish, Polish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

The knowledge and understanding of the regulators and Polish FSA makes them able to navigate in a more difficult environment than most of the other countries in EU. Beata Balas-Noszczyk is the best lawyer within the life insurance and pension fund business.

Legal 500, 2021

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is one of the top insurance lawyers in the market. She advises across the spectrum of insurance mandates, from M&A transactions to regulatory compliance issues. Clients appreciate her commercial awareness, one referring to her as "very service-minded" and able to find solutions, before summing up: "She really understands the insurance business." (Chambers Europe, 2020)

Beata graduated from Warsaw University and is a licensed legal advisor. She is an experienced lawyer in the fields of commercial, insurance, banking, and investment fund, and pension fund law. She heads the Department of Financial Institutions in Hogan Lovells.

Prior to practicing law in large law firms, she was a Deputy Director of the Department for Banking Systems and Financial Institutions. Later she became a Director of the Insurance Department at the Ministry of Finance where she was responsible for all the supervisory aspects of the insurance sector, granting permits to insurance companies and drafting related legislation, as well as the supervision and privatisation of insurers.

Before joining Hogan Lovells she was a partner in an international law firm where she was responsible for the insurance and pension law practice. Beata was one of the drafters of the Insurance Activity Act and was a Polish representative on the Committee for Insurance Affairs at the OECD and the European Union.

Beata is one of the most widely recognized lawyers in Poland in the field of insurance sector. In December 2018 Beata has been awarded the title 'Prawnik 30-lecia' to honor her outstanding contribution to the development of the Polish legal services market. She was also awarded the Knight's Cross of Rebirth of Poland (Polonia Restituta) by President of the Republic of Poland. 

Beata lectured at international conferences and she was also asked by the sub-committee of the Polish Parliament to be an expert adviser assisting them on the amendments to the Insurance Activity Act.

Awards and recognitions

2021

Global Leader, Recommended, Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal

2021

Top-ranked / Band 1
Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance: Insurance

2021

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is the best lawyer within the life insurance and pension fund business.’
Legal 500, Insurance

2021

We collaborated mainly with Beata Balas-Noszczyk, “the” expert in the insurance field, able to come up with quick solutions for any point raised, business oriented, strong leader, always positive and inspiring
Legal 500, Insurance

2020

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is one of the top insurance lawyers in the market.
Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance: Insurance

2020

Beata Balas-Noszczyk displays a high quality legal expertise, combined with the extended understanding of business issues
Legal 500, Insurance

2019

The ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’
Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

2019

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is a commanding figure in the market
Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance: Insurance

2018

Awarded the title 'Prawnik 30-lecia' to honor outstanding contribution to the development of the Polish legal services market
Polish Association of Legal Employers

2008-2018

Leading Lawyer
Rzeczpospolita, Law Firms Ranking, Insurance

2018

Described by clients as ‘one of the undoubted sector leaders’, Beata Balas-Noszczyk has ‘good industry knowledge, regulatory expertise and an excellent network of contacts’.
Legal 500, Insurance

2018

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is a top-tier insurance lawyer lauded as "probably the best lawyer in Poland to assist with all the regulatory issues which a local insurer might have."
Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance: Insurance

2017

Beata Balas-Noszczyk is ‘an undisputed leader’
Legal 500, Insurance

2017

Head of insurance practice Beata Balas-Noszczyk is highly esteemed in the market
Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance: Insurance

Education and admissions

Education

M.A., University of Warsaw, 1990

Memberships

Member, Warsaw Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

The Circuit Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw

Representative experience

Advising insurers, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, pension funds, intermediaries and other sector professionals on numerous successful transactions executed on the Polish market.  

Assisting in establishment of regulated businesses (advising on legal form, preparing all required documentation and representing before the respective supervisory authorities). 

Representing foreign insurers intended to undertake activity within the territory of Poland, and Polish insurers operating abroad (freedom to provide services, or the freedom of business activity). 

Acting and representing before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in different administration proceedings concerning full spectrum of regulated companies activities.

Advising on various forms of bank and insurance cooperation such as agency agreements or insurance contracts for the benefit of third party.

Advising comprehensively insurers, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, pension funds, intermediaries and other sector professionals on doing business in Poland. 

Advising and drafting of legal documentation for all banking and insurance products.

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