From July, Jarosław Bełdowski LL.M., an expert within banking law with over 14 years of experience, has joined the Sójka&Maciak team.
For nearly two years (July 2012 – March 2014) he served as Vice President – First Deputy of the President of the Management Board at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, where he managed an over 400-person team responsible i.a. for supervision and implementation of government programs and funds, as well as EU programs implemented by the Bank (i.a. Technology Credit, JESSICA and JEREMIE).
During his professional career he also served i.a. as an adviser to the minister in the Ministry of Justice (2012), where he managed the Department of Strategy and Deregulation responsible for preparing the first tranche of deregulation of professions legislation (running the legislative process); adviser to the Chairman of the KNF – Polish Financial Supervision Authority (2010-2012), where he was responsible i.a. for preparing recommendations on legal solutions to financial services integration in the EU, particularly in terms of protection of Polish financial sector stability, preparing recommendations on the Polish Financial Supervision Authority Office’s Financial Sector Client Protection Policy and substantive support to the Chairman of the KNF in the field of recommendations and analysis of draft regulations on financial market supervision.
He was a President of the Board at FOR – Civil Development Forum Foundation (2007-2010), a director of Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP, Polish Central Bank) Regional Branch in Gdańsk (2006-2007) and served as a head of the International Departament at Narodowy Bank Polski (2002-2006), where he managed a team responsible i.a. for cooperation with internatipnal financial and banking institutions including the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund.
A graduate of law from the Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Silesia in Katowice. He obtained LL.M. in European Law at the Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium). He also completed a doctoral internship at the University of Oxford, Keble College (scholarship of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and the Open Society Institute).