SSW and the Canadian law firm Osler organised a meeting titled “CETA – how will it affect my business?”
On 14 December 2016, a conference dedicated to the legal and business implications of the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada was held at the offices of SSW. Our special guest and keynote speaker was Marie-Pier Brunelle, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy, who was supported by Riyaz Dattu, international trade and foreign investments expert from the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto.
Piotr Spaczyński who moderated the meeting, talked about the impact the agreement would bring about as a result of the abolition of customs duties, elimination of limitations in the access to public procurement, opening of the services market and development of predictable environment for investors, and explained how it will help preventing illegal copying of innovation and traditional products from the EU, to the benefit of the Polish economy.
SSW and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland organise a meeting on “Protection of personal data – revolutionary changes at the EU level”.
On 8 December, a seminar titled “Protection of personal data – revolutionary changes at the EU level” will be held at the seat of the French Chamber of Commerce in Poland, at 8 Widok St in Warsaw.
The meeting provided a perspective on the approaching changes in personal data protection from three crucial angles: new legal requirements, implementation of regulations in day-to-day operations in an organisation.
The meeting was led by Joanna Tomaszewska Ph.D., Attorney at Law and Partner in Spaczyński, Szczepaniak and Partners (SSW) responsible for the personal data protection practice, and Anna Turek, Advocate, Associate in SSW.
Anita Palukiewicz, Maciej Kruś Ph.D. and Dominik Strzałkowski take part in a conference on “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects”
On 28 November 2016, a conference on “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects” was held in the Polish Sejm.
The lawyers of SSW – Anita Palukiewicz, Maciej Kruś Ph.D. and Dominik Strzałkowski – were invited by the organisers of the conference, i.e. the Parliamentary Group for Mining and Energy Industry as experts in the area of energy and natural resources.
The presentations of Dr Maciej Kruś and Anita Palukiewicz were titled: “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects” and “The collaboration of municipalities and the government in the development of new mining investments”.
Meanwhile, Dominik Strzałkowski took part in a panel discussion concerning the economics of the cooperation in the area of energy.
SSW together with Canadian Law Firm Osler organise a meeting on “CETA - how will it impact my business?”
CETA is a comprehensive EU-Canada economic agreement which aims to boost trade, make stronger economic relations and create jobs. CETA will remove 99% of customs duties & many other obstacles for business. The EU is Canada's second biggest trading partner. International trade creates a significant part of the Canadian economy. Trade in goods between the EU and Canada is worth almost €60 billion a year.
Our keynote speakers will discuss the influence of the treaty on businesses and industries across Canada and EU, including Poland. Meeting will be hosted by:
- Riyaz Dattu (International Trade and Investment Law Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)
- Nicolas Lepage (Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Poland)
- Piotr Spaczyński (Partner, SSW)
- Wojciech Jaworski (rules of arbitration, conflict resolution, Partner, SSW)
- Łukasz Karpiesiuk (tax law, Partner, SSW)
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 10:00-13:00.
The conference will be held at the headquarters of the SSW: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warsaw.
The conference will be held in English.
In order to register, please click the following link: CETA
Vantage Development S.A. issued O-series bonds with face value of PLN 50M . SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak & Partners act as the legal advisor in the process
Vantage Development S.A. is one of the most dynamically growing development companies in Poland. The company focuses its operations primarily on the Wrocław market, where it is carrying out a number of projects, including housing (e.g. Centauris, Promenady Wrocławskie), office and commercial developments. The projects are located in attractive districts of Wrocław. Owing to ingenious architecture design and convenient infrastructure, they shape and develop the public space by creating a unique, comfortable places to live and work in while creating the future communities of the city.
Agnieszka Pajurek spoke at the conference titled “New Postal Law 2016. Law for Modern Deliveries and Digitisation of Communication Services”
The 5th edition of the conference titled “New Postal Law 2016. Law for Modern Deliveries and Digitisation of Communication Services”. During the conference, a presentation on the strategy for a single digital market in Europe and the related tax aspects was delivered by Agnieszka Pajurek, Tax Advisor, Senior Associate in SSW.
Joanna Wieczorek spoke during the conference on ‘Drones as a leverage for jobs and new business opportunities’
The High Level Conference on ‘Drones as a leverage for jobs and new business opportunities’ took place on 23-24 November in Warsaw, and was co-organised by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, EASA – the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and the Polish Civil Aviation Authority.
The conference was opened with the speeches by Andrzej Adamczyk, Polish Minister of Transportation , Violeta Bulc European Commissioner for Transport and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA.
Joanna Wieczorek, our aviation law expert discussed privacy issues in the context of safe use of drones during the panel titled: “Responsible use of drones. Challenges for privacy, education and soft law”. Other panellists included a representative of the Polish Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) and Ms Trish Fritz – Global Public Policy Director GoPro.
The meeting was attended by over 300 guests from all over the world, including the representatives of European institutions, national aviation authorities, civil and military drone manufacturers, research institutes, academia and startups.
The topics discussed during the panels concerned the future of drone in the aviation sector, benefits for the economy and the public, legal solutions in the EU which should support the sustainable development of the industry, as well as the issues concerning safe integration in the airspace.
The Warsaw Security Forum, a high-profile conference dedicated to the defence industry and new technologies, was held in the capital on 26-28 October. SSW was represented during the event by Joanna Wieczorek – an aviation law expert and French Desk Director in SSW.
Joanna Tomaszewska Ph.D. and Joanna Wieczorek took part in the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016 in Brussels
On 9-10 November, in Brussels, the Europe Data Protection Congress , i.e. the annual European meeting of data protection experts, was held under the auspices of the International Privacy Professionals Association (IAPP).
This year, the conference focused on the new EU regulations introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which are to come into effect across the European Union as of 25 May 2018. The conference panels were specifically dedicated to the discussion of the effects of the new regulation for the business, and the presentation of the practical aspects of the implementation in the entire European Union. The Congress was attended by Joanna Tomaszewska Ph.D., Legal Advisor and SSW Partner, who is responsible for the data protection practice, and by Joanna Wieczorek, Manager of the French Desk.
SSW together with PSEW, PwC and DNV-GL organise a seminar on “The restructuring of bank indebtedness of wind projects”
On 18 October, a seminar entitled “The restructuring of bank indebtedness of wind projects” was held in the SSW's offices in Warsaw. The event was organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association. The partners to the event were: SSW, PwC and DNV-GL. The meeting was attended by nearly 40 participants. On behalf of SSW, the training was conducted by Szymon Okoń Ph.D. and Dominik Strzałkowski.