In the 9th Annual Ranking of Tax Advisors by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (one of the leading economic daily newspapers in Poland) CMS Poland's Tax team was recognised as the 'Best' as well as the 'Second Most Effective' tax team in Poland, in the category of small tax firms. The ranking considered various criteria, including turnover per tax team fee earner, number of clients, complexity of cases, influence on the market and tax payers, quality and innovation.
The comprehensiveness of our offer and our long-term co-operation with some of our key clients have been recognised in the ranking. Our advisory work for Saipem SpA (ENI Group) and Techint SpA (two members of the Saipem-Techint-PBG consortium) concerning the €692m construction of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujscie – one of the most significant strategic investments in Poland – was noted and appreciated. Our work for Saipem covered the establishment and management of the investment as well as internal finance settlements.
We also successfully represented the consortium in a dispute with Poland’s Minister of Finance. The case concerned the interpretation of VAT payment obligations by the Minister of Finance, with a disputed amount of more than €240m. Three administrative courts judged in our client’s favour, securing this strategic investment with a breakthrough judgment.
Our Tax team is run by partners and tax advisors Arkadiusz Michaliszyn and Andrzej Pośniak. Team members are lawyers Agnieszka Sałuda, Piotr Nowicki and Łukasz Dynysiuk.