Jan Byrski, PhD, Habil.


Jan Byrski specializes in financial innovation law (FinTech including payment, banking and insurance market, in legal protection of information aspects (personal data, professional secrets, trade secrets), IT and TMT, including in particular proceedings before the President of the National Bank of Poland, President of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, and administrative courts. He provides legal advice to companies and financial institutions operating on the Polish and international markets.

He is a legal expert at the Polish Chamber of Insurance and the Foundation for Development of Non-Cash Transactions (FROB). Member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) organization and SABI-IOD. Vice-President of the FinTech Committee of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). A member of working parties at the KNF Office on the development of financial innovation (FinTech) and MC working groups, including distributed registers and blockchain. Participant of parliamentary work on the adaptation of Polish law to the PSD 2 directive, interchange fee regulation (IF Reg), RODO and numerous amendments to the act on the protection of personal data and the act on payment services.

He is a speaker at conferences, seminars and training courses in Poland and abroad. Member of the Consultative Council of the IT in Administration monthly. The author and co-author of numerous academic and popular-science publications among others the monograph Tajemnica prawnie chroniona w działalności bankowej (Legally-Protected Secret in Banking Operations), which has earned him the first award in the Scientiae Legis Excellentia contest for the best PhD dissertations concerning economic law organised by the National Bank of Poland as well as the habilitation dissertation „Outsourcing w działalności dostawców usług płatniczych” (Outsourcing in the Activities of Payment Service Providers) (C.H. Beck 2018). Individual recommendations in the Chambers & Partners Europe 2020 Banking & Finance ranking: Regulatory Poland, FinTech Legal Poland 2020 and Legal 500 in the category: Data privacy and data protection.

Professor in the Economic Law of the Faculty of Finance at the Cracow University of Economics. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Participant at School of German Law of the Jagiellonian University, University of Heidelberg, University of Mainz, School of Austrian Law of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Vienna. He studied at Ruhr-Universität Bochum on a scholarship awarded by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation. He was on scholarships at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Johann Gutenberg Universität Mainz, and Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter-und Wettbewerbsrecht.

He speaks fluently: Polish, German and English.

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