Michał Szymankiewicz


Michał Szymankiewicz is an advocate, an associate in the technology department of Rymarz Zdort Maruta and a member of the FinTech & ICT Regulations team.

Experience and education:

He is an expert in regulatory matters involving virtual assets and virtual asset providers, and has been developing his competences  since 2019. His experience encompasses diverse areas of law, including the law on combating money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT), sectoral regulations involving virtual assets (MiCAR, DLT Pilot regime), payment services law, intellectual property law and e-commerce.

He has gained valuable experience working for law firms that have been regularly ranked among the leading Polish FinTech law firms by Chambers and Legal 500. Among other clients, he provided legal assistance to Poland’s largest independent logistics operator in negotiating payment services agreements, the purpose of which was to create payment channels for the new marketplace of a client active in the FMCG industry. He also gained unique experience providing advice on a daily basis to a Swiss company with a Polish background that, as a start-up, created in 2016 one of the first-ever open-sourced decentralised protocols for sharing computing power (a decentralised supercomputer) with an ecosystem based on native payment tokens. He understands and can apply conceptually innovative technological solutions in the structuring of specific legal solutions for clients (such as, for example, the use of the “interactive proving” mechanism in the Arbitrum settlements for settling disputes between token vesting participants.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He further developed his knowledge at the CYBER SCIENCE Silesian Centre for Legal Engineering, Technology and Digital Competence, where he studied “Cyber Science: Tokenisation and automation of processes in the digital economy – legal, technological and managerial aspects (artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation of work and algorithms).”

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