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Małgorzata Wąsowska

Head of Tax Practice / Tax Advisor / Partner

Małgorzata leads the Tax Practice at the law firm.

She provides comprehensive tax advisory services to Polish and foreign entities.

She has 16 years of experience in tax advisory, she has supervised and conducted a several dozen projects for companies operating in the real estate, construction, financial, e-commerce, energy and FMCG sectors.

She focuses on transaction advisory (due diligence, developed transaction structures, negotiated contracts for the sale of enterprises or their business units).

She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, share and asset deals. She has been conducted numerous projects from the tax perspective, incl. real estate investments and equity projects. She also has many years of experience in transfer pricing.

She represents clients in numerous tax and administrative court proceedings.

Prior joining act BSWW legal & tax she worked for 9 years in one of the Big Four companies.

She is fluent in English.

Małgorzata graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University. In addition to accounting-related courses, she also finished a course in American law organised by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University in cooperation with the University of Florida.


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Advising STRABAG Real Estate on acquisition of land with Galeria Plaza (Kraków) building

act BSWW legal & tax provided comprehensive pre-transactional (including a legal and tax due diligence audit of the property) and transactional assistance (with a strong focus on relations with neighbours and lessees of the shopping mall). We also advised on tax issues, including the preparat...

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Advising STRABAG Real Estate on sale of real property in Warsaw

act BSWW legal & tax advised STRABAG Real Estate on the sale of real estate located on Canaletta Street in Warsaw Downtown to the PURO Hotels chain. The scope of services provided by the law firm included comprehensive transactional and tax advice.

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Advising Strabag Real Estate on Astoria sale

act BSWW advised Strabag Real Estate on the sale of Astoria office development. The scope of act BSWW’s services included transaction and tax advisory throughout the sale process. Astoria is a 10-storey premium-class building located in downtown Warsaw, between Nowy Świat and Marszałkowska street...

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Advising YIT Development on project with sale value of over EUR 100m

act BSWW provided YIT with comprehensive legal advisory throughout the process of the real property acquisition. The scope of services included a due diligence review of the property, preparation of transaction documents, as well as support in negotiations and closing the deal. The 1.55 ha land l...

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Get the RET right – the tax side of real estate | April - May 2022

On May 12, 2022, the Minister of Health issued a regulation calling off the state of epidemic in Poland, effective as of May 16, 2022. As a result, the exemption from tax on income from buildings ceases to apply as of May 31, 2022 (pursuant to article 38ha of the CIT Ac...

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act BSWW legal & tax advises STRABAG Real Estate on sale of real estate in Szczecin

In line with its current investment strategy focusing on large development projects located in Warsaw and Kraków, STRABAG Real Estate is selling selected smaller real estate assets in Poland. One of such properties is a land lot in Szczecin, intended for investment purp...

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Get the RET right. The tax side of real estate.

Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector It is possible to categorize uncollectible receivables from any type of guarantee issued by a bank (rather than exclusively from loans) as tax-deductible expenses, according to the ruling issued on March 09, 2022 by the Su...

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act BSWW legal & tax advises STRABAG Real Estate on acquisition of land with Galeria Plaza (Kraków) building from CP-Plaza sp. z o.o.

on acquisition of Galeria Plaza

The law firm represented the buyer in the acquisition of the 80,000 sqm property that comes with an appealing location and convenient transport links to the city center. act BSWW legal & tax provided comprehensive pre-transactional (including a legal and tax due ...

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Get the RET right. The tax side of real estate | December 2021

The tax side of real estate. Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector. The basic designation of land in the Local Spatial Development Plan is decisive for determining the nature of the land as a building area - such conclusions arise from the judgment of the Supr...

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NEWSLETTER: The tax side of real estate / November 2021

Get the RET right The tax side of real estate. Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector. November 2021 A spin-off involving the division between the main and additional business activity, accompanied by the lease of a property to an affiliated entity, is not ar...

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NEWSLETTER: The tax side of real estate / October 2021

Get the RET right The tax side of real estate Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector October 2021 Companies that rent apartments for the residential purposes of their employees will have to pay VAT, according to the general ruling issued by the Minister of F...

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NEWSLETTER: The tax side of real estate / September 2021

Get the RET right The tax side of real estate Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector September 2021 Services related to long-term lease should be covered by the 8% VAT rate, according to the so-called “binding rate information” issued on September 20, 2021 b...

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NEWSLETTER: The tax side of real estate / August 2021

Get the RET right The tax side of real estate Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector August 2021 The lease of hotel/commercial premises for residential purposes will be subject to VAT and non-exempt, according to the advance tax ruling issued on August 05, 2...

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act BSWW legal & tax advises STRABAG Real Estate on sale of real property in Warsaw

Due to its dynamic growth and a number of new investments focusing on large development projects, STRABAG Real Estate is currently selling selected minor real estate assets. One of such transactions is the sale of real estate on Canaletta Street in Warsaw Downtown to th...

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NEWSLETTER: The tax side of real estate / June 2021

Get the RET right The tax side of real estate Periodic newsletter for the Real Estate sector June 2021 It is the taxpayer’s decision whether a leased property belongs to personal assets or is considered as an asset related to business operations, according to the re...

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Upcoming income tax changes

Below you will find a summary of key income tax-related changes provided in the draft bill of September 15, 2020. They are supposed to take effect as early as at the start of 2021. 1. Limited partnership [PL: spółka komandytowa] with registered office or central admin...

Coronavirus alert

Relief measures to help businesses tackle coronavirus

Force measure clauses Coronavirus (causing COVID-19 disease) is an extremely contagious virus which has recently been declared a pandemic. On 12 March 2020, the Health Minister announced that a state of epidemic threat was about to be introduced in Poland. It is a lega...

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act BSWW assists YIT in land lot purchase for large residential project

YIT, Finland’s leading developer which also operates in Poland, acquired a nearly 6-hecate land lot in the Warsaw district of Bemowo. The intended project (Nordic Bemowo) will feature a residential estate in a perfect location, close to two newly-emerging stations of th...

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