PhD Michał Kaczmarski

Lawyer | Compliance, AML, White-collar crime advisor

Michał is a Doctor of law and an expert in forensic sciences. Prior to joining MOYERS, he worked at the Big Four firms (Accenture, Deloitte, EY, KPMG) participating in international advisory projects focused on US and UK anti-corruption violations, allegations of AML violations and international sanctions compliance.

From 2012 to 2017, Michał served as a regional compliance manager at an innovative pharmaceutical company, and from 2017 to 2020 he was the general manager of the Polish Medicines Verification Organisation, which dealt with the implementation of the European regulations on the serialisation of medicinal products in Poland.

In addition to his legal practice, Michał is an assistant professor at the Institute of Accounting at the Warsaw School of Economics and head of the postgraduate studies on Investigative Auditing, Accounting and Control.

His doctoral thesis entitled: “Money laundering. A Critical Look at the Tactical and Legal Aspects of Combating Money Laundering in Poland” in 2015 was awarded the prize in the 16th Edition of the Prof. T. Hanausek Competition for the Thesis of the Year in Forensic Science, in the category ‘doctoral thesis’.

Michał is an enthusiast of wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and strength sports, although he can also be seen on his  bike and on the routes of marathons and half-marathons.


Selected projects

  • Domestic and international internal investigations into allegations of violations of internal procedures or laws (the so-called investigative/forensic audits), in entities in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, mining, distribution, construction and many other industries
  • Supporting clients in disputes with regulatory authorities, particularly in the area of financial institutions’ compliance with anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing regulations and the application of international sanctions (OFAC, UN, EU, national regulations)
  • Participation in international anti-corruption prosecutions (particularly in relation to allegations of violations of the US FCPA, the UK Bribery Act or the French Sapin Law)
  • Legal assistance to executives in connection with criminal charges of acting to the detriment of the company
  • Implementation of the European Medicines Verification System in Poland
  • Implementation of anti-corruption (ABC) and fraud risk management programmes (Fraud Risk Management)
  • National implementation of the so-called AML Directives in Poland and Central and Eastern European countries
  • Development of an e-learning platform on anti-money laundering (AML) issues for employees of the CEE region in one of the Big Four advisory firms
  • Preparation of an e-learning course for lawyers and accountants in the UK in relation to the implementation of the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)