Prof. UEK Jan Byrski, PhD, Habil.

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Bio

Jan Byrski specializes in financial innovation law (FinTech, including payment, banking and the insurance market), in legal protection of information (personal data, professional secrets, trade secrets), and 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). He is a member of the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) organization and SABI-IOD (Data Protection Officer Association, Poland), and Vice-President of the FinTech Committee of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He is 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. He takes part in parliamentary work on the adaptation of Polish law to PSD 2, interchange fee regulation (IF Reg), the GDPR, 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 elsewhere, and a member of the Consultative Council of the IT in Administration monthly. He is the author and co-author of numerous academic and popular-science publications, including the monograph Tajemnica prawnie chroniona w działalności bankowej (Legally-Protected Secret in Banking Operations), which earned him the top award in the Scientiae Legis Excellentia contest for the best PhD dissertation on economic law organized 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). He has also received individual recommendations in the Chambers & Partners Europe 2020, 2021 and 2022 Banking & Finance ranking, Regulatory Poland, FinTech Legal Poland 2020, 2021 and 2022 The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the category Data privacy and data protection.

He is a professor in Economic Law of the Faculty of Finance at the Cracow University of Economics. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, and attended the School of German Law of the Jagiellonian University, University of Heidelberg, and the University of Mainz, and the 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 has been on scholarships at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Johann Gutenberg Universität Mainz, and Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter-und Wettbewerbsrecht.

He speaks fluent Polish, German and English.


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Publications 1
31 May 2022

Rozporządzenie Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady 2020/1503/UE z dnia 7 października 2020 r. w sprawie europejskich dostawców usług finansowania społecznościowego dla przedsięwzięć gospodarczych

Już dzisiaj na Cashless Congress odbędzie się premiera praktycznego komentarza do rozporządzenia dot. finansowania społecznościowego (crowdfunding) pt. „Rozporządzenie Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady 2020/1503/UE z dnia 7 października 2020 r. w sprawie europejskich dostawców usług finansowania społecznościowego dla przedsięwzięć gospodarczych”.

News 2
27 Jun 2022

XX Rzeczpospolita Law Firm Ranking

TKP was named a leader three times and was given eleven individual and team recommendations in the 20th Rzeczpospolita ranking of law firms.

18 Mar 2022

Chambers Europe 2022

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been once again ranked in the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2022. We have received recommendation in 3 areas of our expertise and 5 of our lawyers have been recognised in the ranking.
 

Events 1
20 Oct 2022

IR Global Annual Conference

TKP are delighted to attend the 2022 IR Global annual conference on October 22-25, 2022 in Barcelona. During the meeting our Law Firm will be represented by Xawery Konarski, Agnieszka Wachowska, prof. UEK Jan Byrski, PhD hab.

Blog 5
03 Nov 2022

Regulator (KNF) scrutinizes limited network payment instruments

A process is underway to “reauthorize” entries in the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) register of payment instrument issuers on the basis of the limited network exclusion. This process follows adoption of European Banking Authority (EBA) Guidelines on the limited network exclusion under PSD2

31 May 2022

EBA guidelines on the limited network exclusion

On 24 February 2022, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published the Final Report on Guidelines on the limited network exclusion under PSD2 (EBA/GL/2022/02), which are new EBA guidelines on the limited network exclusion (LNE), allowing various service providers that use a limited network to determine whether they can continue to qualify this exception, which entails less stringent regulatory obligations.

22 Dec 2021

New legal frameworks of crowdfunding services in Poland

The application of Regulation 2020/1503 from November 10, 2021 means that Poland, like other EU countries, will have provisions that regulate online crowdfunding in an almost comprehensive manner. What form will the provisions of crowdfunding services take in Poland? More about it in the article of trainee attorney-at-law, Associate Michał Słuszniak.

28 Oct 2021

Incorporation of cloud computing into the banking sector and the outsourcing chain

The rapid expansion of cloud computing services presents new problems concerning compliance with certain legal requirements, especially in the banking sector.

15 Jun 2021

New legal situation regarding crowdfunding in Poland

Major changes are envisaged regarding crowdfunding in Poland from autumn this year. As of 10 November 2021, in Poland, as in the other EU countries, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 October 2020 on European crowdfunding service providers for business, and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 and Directive (EU) 2019/1937 (“Regulation”), will take effect. Moreover, the Polish government is already working to draft provisions to implement that Regulation.

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