Janusz Fiszer

Partner
Janusz Fiszer

Dr. Janusz Fiszer is a Partner, attorney and certified tax advisor at GESSEL in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Fiszer heads GESSEL's tax law practice and specializes in international tax law and in tax aspects of M&A transactions.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, Dr. Fiszer holds a doctorate in law. Since 1980, he has been a researcher and lecturer at the University of Warsaw, where he is currently an associate professor. 

Since the early 1990s, Dr. Fiszer was associated with the international law firm White & Case, and from 1998 through 2011 was a partner in the firm. In 2012-2013, Dr. Fiszer  became a partner in the Tax & Legal Department of the international advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1990-1991, Dr. Fiszer served as an expert to the Polish Parliamentary Commission for Economic Policy, Budget, and Finance, advising on the draft legislative Act regarding Personal Income Tax and the draft VAT Act. In 1991-1993, Dr. Fiszer was an advisor to the Minister of Finance, working as co-negotiator of numerous international double taxation treaties.

Dr. Fiszer was a co-author of the draft legislative Acts regarding National Investment Funds and their Privatization and regarding commodities exchanges; he also contributed as a consultant to work on the draft legislative Acts regarding investment funds and regarding industrial funds. As part of his legal practice, Dr. Fiszer has advised on tax disputes and on a number of high-profile M&A transactions in Poland involving publicly listed as well as privately held companies.

Dr. Fiszer is the author of over 1,100 publications on legal, tax, and financial matters published in Polish professional journals (“Finanse"", “Państwo i Prawo"", “Przegląd Podatkowy"", “Monitor Podatkowy"") and in international journals (""Tax Notes International"", ""Tax News Service"", “East European Business Law"", “European Taxation"", “Intertax"", “Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa""). He is the co-author of the Commentary on the Law on National Investment Funds and their Privatization. Dr. Fiszer is a long-time correspondent of professional tax journals such as “Tax Notes International"", “Tax News Service"", or ""East European Business Law"". He sits on the editorial board of the monthly professional journal ""Monitor Podatkowy"" and regularly contributes commentary on tax issues to the ""Dziennik Gazeta Prawna"" daily.

Dr. Fiszer is a lecturer in international tax law at the postgraduate program of tax and tax law studies at the University of Warsaw and at the postgraduate international tax strategies program at the Warsaw School of Economics. Besides his native Polish, he is fluent in English and German.

Education:
Ph.D., Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw