Michał Synowiec

Senior Associate,

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.

Michał is currently studying for a PhD  at the Private Economic Law Department at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He has earned a scholarship at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg as well as several scholarships at the Jagiellonian University.  Michał is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and of the Kraków Intellectual Property Law Summer School operated by the Jagiellonian University, the Winter School on European Business Law operated by the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany), and the School of American Law operated by the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington.

He is fluent in English.
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