Leaders in law, managers in business!

26-27.02.2020, Warsaw

Agenda

PLENARY SESSION

LAW VS. REST OF THE WORLD - INSPIRATIONS, BENCHMARKS, BEST PRACTICES

CASE STUDY GRUPA POLPHARMA. Role of the Legal Department in international transactions: M&A, Venture Capital i Assets Deal

Agnieszka Deeg-Tyburska Agnieszka Deeg-Tyburska, Legal Department Director, GRUPA POLPHARMA

  • VDR – creating and flow of documents
  • Ups and downs of working with legal, financial and business consultants
  • Due diligence and report – advantages and disadvantages of full and abbreviated version
  • Negotiation and implementation as seen by a practitioner

NEW! Private antitrust enforcement in enterprise practice

Dominik Wolski PhD Dominik Wolski PhD, Legal Department Director, JERONIMO MARTINS

  • Legal framework, specifics, benchmarks, or where Poland is on this map
  • Private antitrust enforcement – an opportunity or a threat
  • How to explore the subject and manage it effectively in line with the organization’s strategy
  • Private antitrust enforcement and what next? – possible scenarios

Effective management of the work of the legal department in the company using new technologies

Marcin Zręda Marcin Zręda, Strategic Director of the Legal Services and Enterprise Market, WOLTERS KLUWER POLSKA

Maciej Krajewski Maciej Krajewski, Market Development Director: Large and Medium Enterprises, WOLTERS KLUWER POLSKA

  • How to increase the efficiency of communication between the legal department and the rest of the company?
  • Elimination of risks related to legal documentation in enterprises – how to avoid mistakes in the event of changes in legislation?
  • Effective management of organizational processes in an enterprise from the perspective of the legal department – benefits in the area of compliance, but also measurable savings

Coffee break

PARALLEL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

We invite you to take part in a parallel workshop sessions that gives you the opportunity to thoroughly analyze selected topics in smaller working groups. The number of places in the workshop is limited, the order of applications decides.

SESSION I

Internal investigation – practical aspects

Janusz Tomczak Janusz Tomczak, Associate, Raczkowski

  • How to qualify entries and protect the whistleblower?
  • How to conduct evidence and talk to employees?
  • Whether and how to prepare a report on the procedure?

Employment of foreigners – opportunities or threats?

Katarzyna Słubik Katarzyna Słubik, President of the Board, ASSOCIATION FOR LEGAL INTERVENTION

Patrycja Mickiewicz Patrycja Mickiewicz, Legal Counsel, Leader of Strategic Integration, ASSOCIATION FOR LEGAL INTERVENTION

  • Legalization of stay and work of foreigners – challenges and problems in the face of applicable regulations and practices of offices
  • Do you need any changes in the law on foreigners?
  • How can an employer and a foreigner claim their rights before public authorities?

How to measure organization’s resilience in the area of compliance? – Compliance Gap Analysis

Radosław Nożykowski Radosław Nożykowski, Counsel, Baker McKenzie

Piotr Jaśkiewicz Piotr Jaśkiewicz, Counsel, Baker McKenzie

  • The role of an effective compliance system in Polish law (current state and future)
  • What and how to analyze: the gold standard
  • Case study: analysis of the area of corporate governance
  • Case study: corruption threats

SESSION II

CHALLENGE: Implementation of the duties of the President of Competition and Consumer Protection Office while retaining the right of defense for entrepreneurs

Wojciech Dorabialski Wojciech Dorabialski, Director of the Competition Protection Department, COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE

Beata Cebula Beata Cebula, Legal Counsel, COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFICE

  • Searches of entrepreneurs in practice, i.e. a review of current case law – evolution or revolution?
  • Protection of business secrets and the right to defend an entrepreneur who has been charged with restrictive practices
  • Impact of the ECN + Directive on the practice of UOKiK and the rights of entrepreneurs

Forms of cooperation between corporations and startups, with particular emphasis on capital investments

Paula Pul Paula Pul, Managing Associate, LAWMORE, Laureate of the Ranking "30 under 30" FORBES POLAND

  • What are the forms of cooperation between corporations and startups
  • What does the process of capital investment in a startup look like (discussion of individual stages)
  • How can a corporation protect itself when investing in a startup
  • What is the cooperation between the legal department and an external law office regarding investment in a startup

Lunch break

PLENARY SESSION

LEADER FOR SPECIAL TASKS - MANAGER COMPETENCES AT THE EXPERTS LEVEL

How to effectively manage an intergenerational Compliance department to successfully protect your organization

Aleksandra Domańska-Suszek Aleksandra Domańska-Suszek, Director, Legal and Compliance Coordinator, TAURON CIEPŁO

  • Motivating different generations of employees, breaching motivation gaps and dealing with generation and communication barriers in a team
  • Adapting the language and style of a Compliance team to the needs and possibilities of an organization to reach its mission
  • Role of a leader in a Compliance team in developing partnership approach in employees, or their support in overcoming difficulties and retaining inner motivation

Remote management – key issues connected with management of legal counsels in dispersion

Michał Leski PhD Michał Leski PhD, Advocate, Director of Legal and Corporate Governance Department, Poczta Polska S.A.

  • What are the differences between an onsite team and a dispersed team?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a dispersed team
  • Communication with a team – how to work with a team in dispersion
  • Who is the boss- the role of Legal Department Director in the context of Act on Attorneys-at-law

Co-operation with police in connection to the company’s brand protection

Katarzyna Rojek Katarzyna Rojek, Head Counsel, OTCF

  • Developing relation with law enforcement authorities
  • Building brand awareness among law enforcement authorities
  • Best practises of cooperation with law enforcement authorities

Coffee break

HIDDEN POTENTIAL IN LAW - MEET, APPLY, MEASURE THE EFFECT!

Reporting tax patterns and tax avoidance – how to reduce the risk of liability of the taxpayer and managers?

Adam Mariański Adam Mariański, President, NATIONAL CHAMBER OF TAX ADVISERS, Associate, MARIAŃSKI GROUP

  • Is it possible to fulfill the obligations of reporting tax patterns?
  • Can tax avoidance be any action?
  • Repressive tax law – is it possible to avoid liability?

Lifting of the Labour Code instead of a revolution – what changes will be implemented in 2020 or what was implemented in 2019 and what are the consequences

Maria Pertek Maria Pertek, Legal Department Director, WORK SERVICE

  • The most important changes in the Labour Code, which were implemented in 2019 and their consequences for employees and employers
  • Crucial changes in the Labour Code planned for 2020 and their estimated consequences for employees and employers
  • Conclusions coming from changes – lifting instead of a promised revolution

COCKTAIL PARTY – a great opportunity for interesting lobbying talks in a less formal atmosphere

PLENARY SESSION

INSPIRATION! Why samurais were the best fighters in the world and what professional negotiators can learn from them

Maciej Bobrowicz Maciej Bobrowicz, President, THE NATIONAL BAR COUNCIL OF ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

  • What was the “competitive advantage” of samurais and what does it mean for business lawyers?
  • How do the discoveries of neuropsychology explain the effectiveness of samurais and what does this mean for legal practice?
  • How can lawyers and Legal Department Directors use this knowledge today?

NEW CHALLENGES, NEW US - BE ADDED VALUE OF MODERN BUSINESS!

KEYNOTE SPEECH! Quality and Efficiency: Two Pillars of Legal Profession

Svitlana Romanova Svitlana Romanova, Chief Legal Officer, METINVEST HOLDING LLC

  • Client expectations as center point of quality
  • Lawyer’s role: always the same or different?
  • Quality and efficiency in legal profession – outlook for future

Get your customer inside your head, which is how a classic lawyer model matches the needs of a modern company

Aleksandra Luty Aleksandra Luty, Head of Legal, AVON

  • Are the lawyer’s classic competences sufficient today?
  • How can you make an internal lawyer an “added value” for your organization?
  • What is the role of an internal lawyer in managing change?

Whistle blower – help in early signalling, snitch, or the one who escapes under the protective umbrella of an organization?

Eliza Iwaniszyn Eliza Iwaniszyn, Legal Department Director, MARS

  • Snowden Polish style – or a few words about the position of a whistle blower
  • Whom to turn to with a problem?– means of a safe contact
  • Keeping up to date- when the whistle blower is a necessity

Coffee break

PARALLEL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

We invite you to take part in a parallel workshop sessions that gives you the opportunity to thoroughly analyze selected topics in smaller working groups. The number of places in the workshop is limited, the order of applications decides.

SESSION I

The topic of the workshop will be presented soon

Sławomir Paruch Sławomir Paruch, Legal Counsel, Associate, PCS PARUCH CHRUŚCIEL SCHIFFER

Team building and management based on corporate values and Compliance principles

Radosław Wywiał Radosław Wywiał, Compliance Officer: Area Europe North-East, MAN Truck&Bus

Marek Raczyński Marek Raczyński, Owner, Marek Raczyński Art of Consulting, former Coordinator of the Internal Trainers Team, Volkswagen

  • Respect for corporate values and Compliance as an added value of a modern entrepreneur
  • Do Compliance and integrity always mean the same to everyone, especially in different latitudes? What challenges do managers working in international teams face in this topic?
  • What is the exact role of honesty and ethics in relations with employees? How to care for them in everyday interaction with employees?

Preparation of the company in case of external control

Zbigniew Pindel Zbigniew Pindel, Legal Counsel, EY Law

  • How and for what you can prepare in advance
  • What may go wrong already in the process
  • Case studies: “first line”, pragmatism in approach, visit of law enforcement agencies

SESSION II

Good communication is the basis of effectiveness – how to build your brand through communication and what means efficiency for an internal customer

Grzegorz Furgał Grzegorz Furgał, Marketing and Public Relations Adviser to the Board of the National Bar Council of Attorneys-at-law, GFPR

  • What does effectiveness mean to you and what to an internal customer?
  • What is the lawyer looking for and how to let him find it?
  • How to use the media in building a personal brand?

4 steps to change the public procurement contract

Kamila Mizeracka Kamila Mizeracka, President, Kancelaria Prawa Zamówień Publicznych Kamila Mizeracka

  • Who and when should take the first steps towards an effective contract change?
  • Why is the ability to predict events so useful in public procurement?
  • What arguments have a chance to convince the contracting authority to sign the annex?

Lunch break

PLENARY SESSION

SMALL ADJUSTMENTS A GREAT DIFFERENCE - LEGAL DEPARTMENT BY THE ORGANIZATION GROWTH GENERATOR

CASE STUDY: Cost leadership strategy or how to increase effectiveness of activities with the same or decreased resources?

Anna Atanasow Anna Atanasow, General Counsel, Global Markets, CCC

  • Knowledge of management- psychology- consulting- law as key elements of a management strategy – ability to delegate tasks
  • Reducing the role of an expert to turn it into leadership role
  • Advantages and disadvantages of cost leadership in a legal department

Legal Department as a driving force of increasing standards in the relations with employees and business partners

Karolina Sulma Karolina Sulma, Legal Department Director, SKANSKA PROPERTY

  • How to efficiently implement standards ( and not only standards) in an international corporation
  • How to ensure that such an implementation does not threaten business relations
  • How to convince our clients and co-workers to implement high standards not to impact the business in a negative way

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