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Magdalena Zasiewska - Tax Adviser | Head of Tax - JDP Law Firm

Magdalena Zasiewska

Tax Adviser | Head of Tax

Fields of Expertise

Real Estate


Head of the Tax Team. Tax adviser with over twenty years of experience, including in Big Four companies. Expert on Polish and international tax law, including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions of enterprises, tax proceedings for both Polish and foreign entities. She advises Polish and foreign clients, including French-speaking entities, from key sectors of the economy (energy sector, trade, real estate, FMCG). Author of numerous Polish and foreign publications. Editor of the commentary to the OECD model convention on double taxation.

Her advice includes in particular

  • advice on restructuring processes such as mergers, divisions, sale of enterprises;
  • transaction advice;
  • advice regarding the withholding tax and principles of taxation of taxable establishments;
  • advice on investment processes;
  • advice to and representation of taxpayers in disputes with treasury administration, including in mutual communication procedures;
  • advice on improving tax efficiency of the conducted business.

Selected projects

  • advice to a leading German construction company on multiple sale of production and commercial properties;
  • optimisation of trading in shares of a real estate company to one of German leading construction companies;
  • advice to a German corporate group on cross-border taxation of delivery of goods to retail chains across Poland;
  • representation of a German company before a Polish tax office with respect to the VAT refund;
  • representation of a Swedish company before a Polish tax office with respect to the withholding tax refund;
  • representation of a German entity in tax proceedings and before the administrative court regarding the withholding tax on capitalised interest on shareholder’s loans;
  • advice to a German manufacturer of building materials regarding taxation of employees posted to foreign affiliated companies;
  • development of a joint venture structure for Polish operations of an international financial group.

Professional experience

  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2007–2016 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director
  • 2004–2007 Deloitte Doradztwo Podatkowe, Senior Manager
  • 1999–2004 Ernst & Young, Senior Manager
  • 1993–1999 Gide Loyrette Nouel law firm in Paris and in Warsaw, tax adviser


  • 1990–1991 Université Paris IX, Dauphine, DESS Administration fiscale
  • 1980–1986 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration


  • Polish
  • French
  • English