New head of compliance practice at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

In July 2018, Paweł Stykowski joined Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland as the new head of the regulatory risk and compliance team.

Paweł Stykowski specializes in financial services law, particularly insurance law and the law of financial instruments. He also handles consumer protection and compliance issues.

He has 11 years of experience providing legal advice to the insurance and banking industry. Before joining Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, he served as director of the legal department and compliance officer at an insurance company. Earlier, he advised financial institutions as outside counsel and as an in-house lawyer.

Paweł works for leading companies from the financial sector. He is involved in implementation of new legal regulations and recommendations of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (Insurance Distribution Directive, General Data Protection Regulation, amended Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Act). He advises on selection and implementation of insurance distribution models (sales by internet, phone, bancassurance and affinity). He drafts and reviews general and specific terms & conditions of insurance, insurance policies and related documents. He represents clients in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the General Inspector of Financial Information, the Financial Ombudsman and the courts.

Paweł is an honors graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, where he completed a one-year course in US law at the American Law Center in conjunction with the University of Florida. He also completed a year-long course in the UK in the Erasmus program, earning a diploma from Cardiff University Law School. He is also a political science graduate of the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw.

According to Tomasz Zalewski, managing partner of Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, “The development of compliance advisory services is one of the key elements in the strategy of both the Warsaw office and Eversheds Sutherland as a whole. This is a response to the constantly growing demand of clients who are increasingly aware of the great value of a well-functioning compliance system in the context of business risk minimization, the rapidly growing number of regulations, and increasingly demanding regulators. The practice provides multidisciplinary advice in many areas of law covering all compliance requirements. We support clients in connection with the challenges resulting from the rapidly changing legal and business environment and operations in the digital world. We have the pleasure of working for leading entities from regulated sectors. I am glad that thanks to such an experienced specialist, we will be able to significantly expand the offer of advisory services for the financial sector, which continues to set standards for compliance.”

Paweł Stykowski commented: “Financial institutions will have to deal with the next regulatory tsunami. They need the specialized advice of professionals knowledgeable of the specifics of their industry. I am excited that along with the team from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, known for outstanding experience working for the financial sector, we will be even better able to meet our clients’ needs.”

One of the key experts in the regulatory risk and compliance team is Paweł Dudojc who develops the practice in the areas of FinTech, RegTech, as well as compliance, including advice in such areas as anti-corruption, AML and CTF.

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