Tomasz Michalik of MDDP Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy has won the Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year award at the ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021, which was presented in a virtual ceremony on September 9 2021.

The ITR Awards research team said of MDDP Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy’s win:

Tomasz Michalik, named partner and head of the VAT practice at MDDP, is a dedicated and highly skilled leader in the field of indirect tax. Tomasz brings over 28 years of tax experience in leading his team which is one of the largest and most successful specialist tax practices in Poland. He is known for the implementation of highly sophisticated VAT projects, not only in Poland but also across Europe.

Throughout his career, Tomasz has represented clients in milestone proceedings before tax authorities, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is highly engaged in legal education and the creation of good tax law both within Poland and externally. He also is the only Polish member of the VAT Expert Group, which was established by the European Commission.

Whether he is leading his team on innovative solutions, advising clients on their responses to tax authorities, or advising governing bodies, Tomasz Michalik is a preeminent specialist in VAT and indirect tax.

The nomination of Tomasz Michalik, is another award of the VAT team. All partners of the MDDP VAT Practice are included in the list of the best VAT specialists – “Indirect Tax Leaders” prepared by International Tax Review. The Practice comprehensively deals with Polish and European tax, its members are Parliamentary experts, experts of business and industry organizations and associations, as well as authors of many publications on VAT, including the commentary on the VAT Act (already having 15 updated editions) and many other books on VAT.

ITR Awards research lead John Harrison said: “We are delighted to be able to present the winners of the 17th annual ITR EMEA Tax Awards.  It is unfortunate that we must host the awards virtually, however it is important to note that we have remained committed to recognising the achievements and top work in tax from across the region.

We have seen a great deal of strong and impactful work by tax practitioners this year – which is all the more impressive with having to adapt to new ways of working and helping clients throughout the pandemic.  We believe it is of the utmost importance to highlight these achievements.  We are hopeful that we will be able to celebrate with the nominees and winners in person next year.”