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Adrian Jonca

Partner
+48.22.653.4258
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Adrian Jonca is a Partner and a member of the tax practice in Poland. He has many years of experience in practicing as a tax advisor for foreign companies in Poland. His main area of activity concerns tax litigation in a variety of tax matter areas during tax control proceedings and in courts, at trial and appellate levels. His experience includes negotiating, drafting and advising on a wide variety of commercial, infrastructure, leasing and M&A transactions in Poland; representing international and national clients in tax litigation matters and developing trial and pre-trial strategy; litigation activities including the representation of tax payers in VAT and CIT matters, capital duty disputes and other tax claims; and representation of management in employment litigation and related tax matters, including investigation of allegations of tax fraud or tax evasion. Adrian has also successfully conducted litigation in a variety of high-profile tax cases with regard to national and international tax issues and achieved favorable resolutions of complex, often challenging, cases, including almost a dozen rulings in which the settlement exceeded the claim value of € 10 million.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Jonca was a partner in the Warsaw office of another law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the editorial board of "Fiscal Monitor", C.H. Beck Publishing, Warsaw

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author of "How to protect yourself against increasing property tax?" During a seminar titled "Amendments to the Law on RES - New rules of the game", 21.06.2016, K&L Gates.
  • “Polish developments in translation of BEPS guidelines into Polish legislation" (Implementation of the BEPS guidelines under Polish law), FIT conference, 19.05.2016, Amsterdam.
  • "Arbeitsrecht in Polen - Besteuerung von ausländischen Führungskräften in Polen" (Labour Law in Poland - Taxation of staff in managerial positions, seconded to work in Poland), the conferences Management Circle: 04.06.2016. Munich, 10.11.2016 Berlin; 15.11.2016 Bad Münder.
  • "Implementation of Current Judgements of the ECJ into Polish Tax Law" (Implementing the current rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) into Polish tax law), the conference, 10.01.2015, Wolf Theiss, Vienna.
  • Advising Kapsch TrafficCom on tax issues regarding implementation of the award-winning project "viaTOLL”, an electronic toll collection system in Poland.
  • Advising the Klösters Group regarding the purchase of agriculture land. Our advice also covered tax warranties, tax cashing-in proceedings following the acquisition, and assessment of potential tax claims.
  • Advising Alpine Bau GmbH, a large construction company, on various tax issues relating to the cross-border insolvency proceedings of its Polish branch.
  • Advising InterHealth Canada on tax issues related to the design, construction, equipping and financing of a regional hospital in Żywiec. Poland. This project is the first PPP in the healthcare sector in Poland.
  • Advising Vinci SA on tax issues related to a PPP project in Poland. The project is envisaged to serve as a model PPP in road construction in Poland. Aside from tax and public procurement and PPP law, the advice also covered financing as well as administrative, environmental and construction law.
  • Advising RWE Innogy on tax aspects with regard to the acquisition and development of various wind farm projects in Poland with a total capacity of approximately 100 MW.
  • Advising Deutsche Anlagen Leasing on tax aspects related to cross-border leasing of Polish real estates.
  • Advising Immorent, and ERSTE Bank on tax issues related to lease transactions with regard to technical equipment such as airplanes and buses.