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Katarzyna J. Stec

Associate
+48226534336
Fax +48.22.653.4250
Ms. Stec is an associate in the firm’s Warsaw office. She focuses her practice on national and international tax law, particularly corporate income tax, personal income tax, VAT and transfer tax (capital duty). Her practice focuses on on-going and transactional tax advisory, tax planning and restructuring projects, tax litigation in front of tax authorities and administrative courts, administrative enforcement proceedings with respect to tax arrears as well as tax review and due diligence projects.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Stec was a tax adviser at Warsaw office of an Austrian law firm and a tax consultant at one of the Big4 firms.

  • Advising and acting as the attorney of C&A Polska sp. z o.o., a company belonging to an international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, in a tax refund case, in front of Polish tax authorities and administrative courts.
  • Advising and acting as the attorney of Kontron East Europe sp. z o.o., being a subsidiary of Kontron AG, a quoted global technology leader, in VAT and corporate income tax cases, in front of Polish administrative courts.
  • Member of a team advising Erste Group Immorent AG (ERSTE Bank capital group) on tax issues pertaining to restructuring process of its client, in order to minimize risk exposure connected with the risk of its’ client insolvency in case of enforcement proceedings commenced by a tax authority.
  • Member of a team advising Alpine, a large construction company, on various tax issues relating to the cross-border insolvency proceedings of its Polish branch.
  • Member of a team advising the Klösters Group regarding the purchase of agriculture land and post-closing activities (tax warranties, tax cashing-in proceedings following the acquisition and assessment of potential tax claim, transfer pricing issues).
  • Member of a team advising a Polish company from metal industry (a subsidiary of a US company quoted on the NYSE stock exchange) on Polish tax consequences of a potential capital group reorganization.
  • Member of a team advising IKB Leasing Polska sp. z o.o. (entity of one of the biggest leasing companies in Germany – IKB Leasing GmbH) on tax issues concerning group financing.
  • Advising and acting as the attorney of an US investment fund in front of Polish tax authorities and administrative courts in a tax refund case.
  • Member of a team that provided the Polish branch of a German investment fund with due diligence services with respect to purchase of an office building in Warsaw.
  • Member of a team that advised a German investment fund with respect to sale of an office building in Warsaw.
  • Member of a team providing a global company from aviation industry with due diligence services with respect to acquisition of shares of companies seated in EMEA.