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Jerzy Bombczyński

Jerzy Bombczyński is an advocate admitted to practice in Poland, a counsel and the head of the Financial Services Regulatory and Investment Funds Practice at Baker McKenzie in Warsaw. He graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2012, also studying law at Stockholm University between 2011 and 2012. Jerzy completed postgraduate studies on the Warsaw School of Economics: Risk Management in Financial Institutions (2021) and Management of Corporate Restructuring (2020). He qualified as an advocate in 2016. Prior to joining the Firm in December 2022, Jerzy worked at a leading Polish financial institution and asset manager. He worked also at another renowned global law firm starting from 2012. Following the withdrawal of the global firm from Poland, he worked as a counsel at the banking & finance practice focusing on regulatory matters at a Polish independent law firm founded by the partners of that global law firm.

On 28 June 2023, the EU Commission published its long-awaited package of reforms to the EU payments regulatory regime. Deeming the package an “evolution not a revolution” of the EU payments framework, the Commission has published proposals for:
• A third Payment Services Directive repealing and replacing the Payment Services Directive and Electronic Money Directive
• A new Payment Services Regulation, which will harmonize and directly apply most of the conduct obligations imposed on payments firms
• A new Regulation on a framework for financial data access, relating to open finance
• A new Regulation on the establishment of a digital euro

On 1 March 2023 at 1.00 pm GMT, we will be holding a demystifying ESG webinar on the topic of “Getting to net zero and a circular economy through smart investment strategies”. The more common the understanding of imminent climate risk is, the more investors embrace investment strategies that seek to achieve net zero, circularity, energy transition and other changes advancing 2050 goals, alongside financial returns, such as ESG-driven M&A and impact investing. Regulations and government policies help to scale up the impact investing trend, and with capital markets and big PE players lining up to adapt, the odds of reaching the net zero targets look brighter. Yet, many challenges remain: fragmented regulations, an abundance of reporting standards, and discussions around measuring impact vs. financial returns.