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CENTRAL-EASTERN EUROPE REGIONAL CONFERENCE

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES THAT GROWING BUSINESSES FACE IN SELECTED NEW EU MEMBER STATESPERSPECTIVES FOR THE FUTURE
Polish-English simultaneous translation Conference package from EUR 350 Early bird registration by 5 October 2012

InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

21-23 November 2012

Organiser

International Bar Association:


European Forum together with Antitrust, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee, Tax Committee, Individual Tax and Private Client Committee, Insolvency, Section on Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors Rights and Public and Professional Interest Division.

www.IbaWarsaw2012.com

About the conference


The aim of the conference is to discuss current economic and legal problems, which businesses have to deal with in their own countries and in conducting cross-border investments in the CEE region. The conference will have a tangible, practical character and will bring together a large number of entrepreneurs from across Poland and other European countries. The key questions will be which challenges or rather opportunities will prevail in the future for growing business operations in new EU member states, and whether there is an apparent risk of post-accession drift following the active, positive stage immediately after accession. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and projections for several new EU member states (focusing on the examples of the Visegrd Group: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), as well as to share views with representatives of some of the old EU member states. In thinking about this, it may be an interesting approach to focus on regional championscompanies that have grown to play a key role within Central & Eastern Europe. Who should attend Entrepreneurs investing in CEE region Finance directors In-house lawyers Lawyers from private practice Business advisors Members of business and trade organisations Public administration representatives of the IBA within Europe by promoting its goals to both members and non-members, disseminating professional know-how, and assisting committees and other constituencies of the IBA. Organising Committee Chairs: Gianmatteo Nunziante, Co-chair of the European Forum, Vassily Rudomino, Advisory Board Member of the European Forum Members: Dr. Szymon Kubiak, Membership Officer of the European Forum, Dariusz Wasylkowski, Advisory Board Member of the European Forum Planning Committee Chair: Michael J. Reynolds, IBA Vice-President Members: All persons involved in planning the conference programme Host Committee Chair: Tomasz Wardyski, Advisory Member of the European Forum Board

Organiser The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the worlds leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 45,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community. Eurpean Forum Since 2004 the European Forum has been developing and strengthening the existence

Members: Law firms and other businesses involved in conference preparation

Young lawyers practicing in European countries may apply for a scholarship which will cover registration and provide a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs to attend the conference. More information at www.ibawarsaw2012.com and in Conditions of Participation section.

Programme
The conference comprises workshops and sessions to take place on 21 and 22-23 November 2012, respectively.

WORKSHOPS - 21 November 2012


1. Tax: Tax-efficient holding, financing and licensing structures for CEE outbound investments 2. Private clients: a. Legal measures when doing succession planning b. Wealth management - can anyone achieve private and family business goals using the same tax efficient methods? 3. Business financing 4. Antitrust: Impact of competition law enforcement on doing business in CEE/ Visegrd countries 5. Arbitration 6. Insolvency/restructuring: Insolvency proceedings under Regulation 1346/2000 of an EU based group of companies - case study 7. M&A: Assessment of risk in cross-border M&A transactions

Day I - 22 November 2012


1. Opening speech 2. Business session: Focus on expansion 3. Tax session: Do tax policy and administration support development and expansion of rapidly growing CEE-based companies? 4. Private clients session: Does a growing family business need a succession plan? Sell or have my children continue as owners? 5. M&A: Cross-border M&A in the CEE Region.

Day II - 23 November 2012


1. Opening speech 2. The role of and challenges faced by professional organizations in modern civil society 3. Business financing session 4. Outsourcing in CEE 5. Insolvency/restructuring session: Restructuring opportunities and limitations in the CEE region

Programme
Time Event Speakers Venue 21 November 2012 - workshops
13:30 15:00 13:30 15:00 Tax: Tax-efficient holding, financing and licensing structures for CEE outbound investments Private Clients: Legal measures when doing succession planning Antitrust: Impact of competition law enforcement on doing business in CEE/Visegrd countries Business Financing Private Clients: Wealth management can anyone achieve private and family business goals using the same tax efficient methods? Arbitration: (I) Third party funding from the perspective of a funder; (II) Cost reduction strategies from the perspective of a counsel; (III) Time reducing procedures from the perspective of an arbitrator; (IV) Predictability from the perspective of a user Insolvency/Restructuring: Insolvency proceedings under Regulation 1346/2000 of an EU based group of companies case study M&A: Assessment of risk in crossborder merger and acquisition transactions Welcome Reception TBC TBC TBC TBC Allen & Overy. A. Pdzich Rondo ONZ 1 (floor 34) TBC TBC

13:30 15:00 16:00 17:30 16:00 17:30

TBC TBC TBC

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16:00 17:30

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Wardyski & Partners Al. Ujazdowskie 10 InterContinental Hotel Emilii Plater 49 GESSEL, KOZIOROWSKI Sienna 39

16:00 17:30 19:00

Time

Event

Speakers

Venue

22 November 2012 - sessions


8:00 8:30 9:30 9:30 11:15 11:15 11:30 11:30 13:00 13:00 13:45 13:45 15:15 Welcome coffee Opening speech Business: Focus on expansion Coffee break Tax: Do tax policy and administration support development and expansion of rapidly growing CEE-based companies? Lunch Private Clients: Preparing business for succession. To sell or let my children sell? Coffee break M&A: Cross-border M&A in the CEE Region Opening Dinner Dom Dochodowy Pl. Trzech Krzyy 3 TBC TBC InterContinental Hotel Emilii Plater 49 TBC TBC

15:15 15:30

15:30 17:00 20:00

Programme
Time Event Speakers Venue 23 November 2012 - sessions
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:00 11:00 11:00 12:30 12:30 13:30 13:30 15:00 15:00 16:30 Welcome coffee Opening speech The role of and challenges faced by professional organizations in modern civil society Business financing Lunch Outsourcing in CEE Insolvency/Restructuring: Restructuring opportunities and limitations in the CEE region TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC InterContinental Hotel Emilii Plater 49

Conditions of participation
Registration
To register please complete the form at www.ibawarsaw2012.com. Registration closes on 14 November 2012.

OPTION II Workshops on 21 November 2012 only:


1 person member of: IBA, CCIFP, BPCC, PKPP Lewiatan, IFR, FFR or PSPP
on or before 5 October 2012 between 6 October and 14 November 2012

Fees
The fees are given in PLN and exclusive of 23% VAT. OPTION I Workshops and November 2012:
1 person member of: IBA, CCIFP, BPCC, PKPP Lewiatan, IFR, FFR or PSPP
on or before 5 October 2012 between 6 October and 14 November 2012

1 person - nonmember

2 persons or more members of: IBA, 2 persons CCIFP, or more BPCC, nonPKPP members Lewiatan, IFR, FFR or PSPP 432 per person (app. EUR 100) 540 per person (app. EUR 125)

conference

sessions

21-23

1 person - nonmember

2 persons or more members of: IBA, 2 persons CCIFP, or more BPCC, nonPKPP members Lewiatan, IFR, FFR or PSPP 1 296 per person (app. EUR 299) 1 620 per person (app. EUR 374)

400 (app. EUR 92)*

480 (app. EUR 111) 600 (app. EUR 138)

360 per person (app. EUR 83)

* EUR 1 = PLN 4.3322 (average exchange rate on 21 May 2012)

1 280 (app. EUR 295)*

1 440 (app. EUR 332) 1 800 (app. EUR 415)

1 152 per person (app. EUR 266)

The fee includes: Participation at two chosen workshops on 21 November 2012 Workshop materials

Payment of registration fees


By bank transfer to WiW Services Sp. z o.o. account: WiW Services Sp. z o.o.
Al. Ujazdowskie 10, 00-478 Warszawa, Poland Account no: PL39 1060 0076 0000 3310 0019 5181 Bank BPH S.A. Oddzial w Warszawie Al. Jerozolimskie 27, 00-508 Warszawa, Poland BIC: BPHKPLPK

* EUR 1 = PLN 4.3322 (average exchange rate on 21 May 2012)

The fee includes: Participation at two chosen workshops and all conference sessions Conference materials Lunch on 22 and 23 November 2012 Tea and coffee during breaks Welcome reception on 21 November 2012 Opening dinner on 22 November 2012

Conditions of participation
OR Credit card payments: by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. No other cards are accepted. Online payment is available at www.ibawarsaw2012.com PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR NAME AND IBA WARSAW 2012 APPEAR ON YOUR TRANSFER. All fees payable to us by you in accordance with the terms contained in this section shall be paid free and clear of all deductions or withholdings whatsoever. If any deductions or withholdings are required by law to be made from any fees payable to us by you under the terms contained in this section you shall pay such sum as will, after the deduction or withholding has been made, leave us with the same amount as we would have been entitled to receive in the absence of any such requirement to make a deduction or withholding. If we obtain the benefit of any tax credit or other relief by reference to any such deductions or withholdings, then we shall repay to you such amount as, after such repayment has been made, will leave us in no worse position than we would have been had no such deductions or withholdings been required. There are a limited number of rooms so please book early as the rates and availability cannot be guaranteed. To make a reservation please contact Reservation +48 22 328 88 60, wrs.reservation@ihg.com A reservation form is available at www.ibawarsaw2012.com in Conditions of Participation section. All reservations will be acknowledged in accordance with the Hotels regulations. Cancellations may be made in accordance with the Hotels regulations. Neither the IBA, nor WiW Services Sp. z o.o. accept responsibility for hotel accommodation disputes between a delegate and the hotel.

Disabled access
The InterContinental hotel is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if you require special assistance.

Scholarship Opportunity
A scholarship will be awarded to a young lawyer practicing in a European country who wishes to participate in this IBA conference, but who is unable to do so owing to financial constraint. The IBA therefore invites interested persons to apply for a scholarship, which will cover registration and provide a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs to attend the conference. All applications received by Monday 3 September 2012 will be submitted to the scholarship committee and each candidate must meet the requirements set out in the scholarship information to be downloaded at www.ibawarsaw2012.com The application must be accompanied by a 2,500 word paper in English on: Opportunities and challenges that growing businesses face in selected new EU member states perspectives for the future.

Cancellation of registration
If cancellation is received in writing at info@ ibawarsaw2012.com by 31 October 2012, fees will be refunded less a 25 per cent administration charge. We regret that no refunds can be made after this date. You must then provide all necessary details to enable payment of any reimbursement owed to you. We regret that no refunds can be made one year (12 calendar months) after the date of the conference.

Travel arrangements and visas


Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full payment of registration fees. Please apply for your visa in good time.

Cancellation or postponing of the conference


The organiser may at any time, in its absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. If the organiser cancels the conference, the registered participants who have paid the registration fee will be entitled to reimbursement of the full amount within one month from the date of the cancellation notice. *** Contact: info@ibawarsaw2012.com

Hotel accommodation
A limited number of rooms are reserved at the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw, Poland for 22/23 November 2012. Rates given below, inclusive of breakfast, exclusive of 8% VAT apply, if booked by 11 October 2012. When booking please quote IBA WARSAW.
ROOM TYPE Standard single room Standard twin/double room De luxe room Club room Rate 460 PLN net 500 PLN net 660 PLN net 800 PLN net

Partners

Host Committee

Sponsors

Media Partners

Contact
Dr. Szymon Kubiak
info@ibawarsaw2012.com

Beata Niemczuk
info@ibawarsaw2012.com

+48 22 437 84 02

+48 692 067 392

www.IbaWarsaw2012.com