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Piotr Augustyniak, LL.M.

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Piotr Augustyniak is a partner in the firm's Warsaw office.  He has extensive experience in assisting local and foreign clients and multinational corporations in tax planning, in devising tax effective structures for their business, acquisitions, divestitures, and disposals of companies. Mr. Augustyniak particularly concentrates on international taxation, including tax planning with respect to international double taxation both for corporations and High Net Worth Individuals. He also has broad experience in advising on various tax and accounting issues, including tax litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Augustyniak practiced at a Washington based international law firm, where he was responsible for all tax related issues of its Warsaw office. Before that he was a partner and head of the tax team at a highly regarded Polish law firm. Prior to that, he was an associate at a leading international law firm and respected sole practitioner.

Mr. Augustyniak has published numerous articles on tax as well as comments in professional journals on a variety of subjects. He also frequently comments on the current tax situation in Poland in television and radio interviews.


  • Chambers Europe, Tax – Poland: 2011 (Band 3); 2010 (Band 3)
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Tax – Poland: 2014 (recommended); 2013 (recommended); 2011 (Tier 4); 2010 (Tier 3); 2009 (Tier 4); 2008 (Tier 3)
  • Legal Experts, Europe, Middle East & Africa - Tax, 2012
  • Tax Directors Handbook

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Augustyniak is a frequent speaker on tax law, criminal tax law, and accounting at both domestic and international conferences. He was a lecturer in tax law at the Warsaw Bar Association and also lectured in financial law at Warsaw University.
  • Advising on tax litigation in international taxation to various Polish and International companies.
  • Ongoing tax advice on CIT and VAT to multinationals operating in Poland.
  • International tax planning and structuring both for multinational holdings operating in Poland and HNWIs.
  • Asset structuring including real estate positioning.
  • Tax advice on REIT’s operating in Poland.
  • Provided pan-European advice on all matters relating to the taxation.