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Magdalena Dec

Senior Associate
Attorney-at-law
About

Magdalena Dec advises clients in the course of internal audits, in particular with reference to ethics and compliance mattersand infringements of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act.

She has also led many internal company investigations andFCPA/UK Bribery Act due diligence reviews, as well as assisting clients with issues related to anti-bribery restrictions and business conduct.Magdalena drafts internal policies covering various aspects of clients' business operations and ethics issues. She is also part of the team that supports clients in managing crisis situations and dealing with dawn raids.

Magdalena advises clients on bankruptcy and restructuring issues and has extensive experiencein representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. She has also been involved in several projects involving cross-border bankruptcy issues.

The majority of Magdalena's clients are from the life sciences, pharmaceutical, IT and energy sectors.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law (Radca prawny) Registered with the Lublin Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Lublinie)

EXPERIENCE

  • Conducting an internal investigation for a client from the construction sector concerning alleged corruption issues. The investigation included:
    • email review
    • analysis of business policies
    • interviews with key personnel
    • advice on employments contracts
    • post-audit verification and redrafting of internal policies
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a client from the energy sector concerning serious allegations of alleged corruption and breaches of the Polish Accounting Act.
    The investigation included:
    • email review
    • analysis of business policies
    • interviews with key personnel
    • advice on employments contracts
    • analysis of specific provisions of Polish accounting law and Polish criminal law as well as FCPA implications
    • post-audit compliance
  • Advising a leading American IT company on the following:
    • an internal legal audit of its Polish subsidiary and potential misconduct of business partners
    • an analysis of possible liability under the FCPA of a Polish limited liability company with respect to its parent corporation in the USA
    • an analysis of internal business policies in a Polish limited liability company
    • the termination of employment contracts due to a violation of business policy
    • the preparation of draft agreements regulating relationships with business partners
    • a post-audit dispute with a former business partner concerning the payment for a service which might have led to liability under the FCPA
  • Assisting a client from the food sector in a compliance audit concerning corruption allegations. The advice concerned local anticorruption law, food and pharmaceutical law, and employment law
  • Assisting a client from the pharmaceutical sector in a compliance audit
Education
  • Warsaw School of Economics Postgraduate studies at the Academy of Polish and European Company Law, 2007
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Degree: Master of Laws, 2007
  • Centre of British and European Law, University of Cambridge at Warsaw University, Lublin Centre, Diploma in English and European Law, 2007

Awards

  • Recognized as a Global Leader in Restructuring & Insolvency – Who’s Who Legal 2021 and 2022
  • Recognized as a Rising start in Restructuring/Insolvency – Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and 2021

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Attorney-at-law (Radca prawny) registered with the Lublin Bar Association (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Lublinie), 2011

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