Robert Krasnodebski

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Krasnodebski

Robert Krasnodebski is a legal advisor admitted to practice in Poland, a certified tax advisor, and a partner at Weil and the head of the Warsaw office’s tax department.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1991, Robert became a lecturer at its Financial Law Institute, where he continued to work until 2007. In 1997 he qualified as a legal advisor and as a certified tax advisor. Before joining Weil in 2000, he headed the tax practices at Clifford Chance and Hogan & Hartson.

Robert provides tax and legal expertise and frequently represents clients before tax authorities and courts.

For many years Robert Krasnodebski has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, as well as local legal rankings of a leading Polish daily, Rzeczpospolita, and the Polish edition of Forbes, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for tax.

The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Robert since 2006 in Band 1 for tax in Poland and since 2018 it has ranked him as one of a select few Notable Practitioners for tax in Europe. According to recent reports, Robert Krasnodebski remains one of the leading practitioners for tax mandates and is lauded as an “icon of the tax advisory market in Poland.” Interviewees report him to be a “shrewd and analytical tax adviser.” He has a wealth of expertise assisting with tax aspects of M&A and capital markets transactions.

Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, ranked Robert as a “Leading Individual” for tax in its 2019 edition.

Robert Krasnodebski was named by his peers and leading Polish companies as Poland’s best tax lawyer in surveys carried out by Rzeczpospolita in the years 2008, 2012 and 2013. He was also recommended by Rzeczpospolita in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 for tax proceedings. He also won the first honourable mention at the 12th annual Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year contest organised by Rzeczpospolita and the University Legal Clinics Foundation (Fundacja Uniwersyteckich Poradni Prawnych).

In addition to co-authoring a commentary concerning corporate income tax in Poland, Robert has written a number of articles which were published in specialist journals. He is a regular commentator for legal newspapers and periodicals and a frequent speaker at numerous Polish and international conferences and seminars.

Robert is fluent in English.

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