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Izabela Plis

Fax +48.22.653.4250
Izabela Plis is an Advocatein the Warsaw office Tax Department of the firm. Her practice focuses on tax advisory in assisting domestic and foreign companies with their commercial operations in Poland. Ms. Plis also supports local and foreign clients and multinational corporations in respect of tax planning and organization of commercial structures. She has experience in conducting legal and tax due diligence investigations, transactional tax advisory and litigation in front of common courts and tax authorities. In addition, Izabela Plis participates in pro-bono projects that include commercial and tax law issues.

Professional Background

Ms. Plis commenced cooperation with K&L Gates in September 2012. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at three other international law offices, dealing with corporate and international tax law.


  • Presentation on the most recent VAT changes at a Tax Breakfast held by K&L Gates.
  • Finalist of the national round of The Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, participated in the international final round of the competition in Washington.
  • Participant of the Manfred Lachs Space Law International Moot Court Competition in Petersburg.

Additional Information

Together with  Dominika Mizielińska and  Lech Najbauer, Izabela Plis has authored a number of articles in a special edition of “Dobra Firma”, a supplement regarding amendment of the National Court Register Act, Rzeczpospolita daily, November 20, 2014.
  • Advising international capital groups on taxation on dividends. capital gains, interest and royalties on the basis of double taxation agreements, as well as OECD and EU directives.
  • Member of a team advising Nordea Bank AB in connection with the sale of shares of Nordea Bank Polska S.A., Nordea TUnŻ S.A., Nordea Finance Polska S.A.
  • Member of a team advising Nordea Bank AB in several contracts related to IT services, including first full IT outsourcing ever for the Polish bank (Nordea Bank Polska S.A.) in connection with the sale of Polish Nordea subsidiaries to PKO BP S.A.
  • Member of a team advising Iron Mountain in the process of acquisition of storage services company in Poland.
  • Member of a team advising leading Polish insurer in the process of relocation and collocation of its IT infrastructure.
  • Advising bank on tax aspects of the project including refinancing of the company from hotel sector.
  • Advising a Polish company, including international tax planning and establishment of relevant commercial structures.
  • Preparation of transfer pricing documentation.
  • Member of a team advising a branch of an Italian gas company during negotiations and renegotiations of lease agreements and advising on other matters related to the lease of 50 flats in North-Western Poland, leased by the client for its employees in connection with its engagement in a large infrastructure investment in Poland.
  • Advising a foreign client in respect of the sale of shares.
  • Advising a Polish company in the acquisition of wind farms.
  • Conducting due diligences of companies’ operations, including legal analysis of wind farm projects.
  • Preparing legal opinions and pleadings on PIT, CIT and VAT and international tax planning.
  • Advising companies and individual clients in respect of the tax aspects of selling and acquiring real properties in Poland.