Michał Synowiec, PhD
Michał specializes in financial innovation law (FinTech) and regulatory aspects of the operations of financial institutions. Michał has experience in new technologies law and is specifically focused on issues related to personal data protection law, in contract law and intellectual property law. At the law Firm, he works in the Technologies – Media – Telecommunications Practice and is a member of the Financial Institutions and Payment Services Law Team.
He has assisted financial institutions in proceedings before supervisory authorities (KNF, NBP). He has worked on due diligence projects of entities operating on the financial market and on projects to adjust the activities of payment service providers to the regulatory requirements of PSD2 (banks, domestic payment institutions). He has advised on the implementation of internal procedures (AML, outsourcing, incident monitoring, security measures, internal control). Michał works on audits of compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Michał has been a speaker at Polish and international academic conferences on payment services law, personal data protection, intellectual property law, and civil law. He is the author and co-author of academic and popular-science publications on payment services law and economic law.
A doctor of law at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. A graduate in law and administration from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Faculty of Law and Administration, Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School run by the Jagiellonian University, Winter School on European Business Law run by Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany), and the American Law Program run by the Catholic University of America in Washington, Columbus School of Law. He was awarded a Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg scholarship and repeatedly awarded Jagiellonian University scholarships.
He is fluent in English.