Conference programme

Major tax changes for 2020. VAT, CIT, PIT.
Speakers:

ANDRZEJ DĘBIEC – Partner, legal counsel/tax advisor, Hogan Lovells
ZBIGNIEW MARCZYK – Counsel, legal counsel/tax advisor, Hogan Lovells

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AGNIESZKA CHYLIŃSKA

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Agnieszka Chylinska joined Hogan Lovells in September 2015 and has been an Attorney at Law in the Infrastructure Group. She has many years’ experience in complex infrastructure projects including those performed on the basis of the broadly understood Public Private Partnership formula. Her experience encompasses providing legal advice for both public and private partners in following sectors: E-payments, electronic tolls, social housing, communal infrastructure and transportation. Agnieszka deals with the preparation of legal analyses of public-private partnership models, including those related to the methods and models used in the realization of projects, ownership issues, risk factors, and the finances of undertakings (while not burdening the public sector balance sheet). She also prepares the relevant tender documentations with potential partners depending on the chosen model, as well as preparing and negotiating public-private partnership contracts. Agnieszka also specialises in contracts based on the FIDIC standards. Last but not least, she deals with all Real Estate Law issues during the projects.

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Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska

Counsel, Kancelaria Hogan Lovells

Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska has been active in building Public Sector and PPP/ Infrastructure knowledge in Poland since 2006 by taking part in legislation process as well as advising public entities and private partners in connection with infrastructural projects. Pioneer is an adjective which fits to her knowledge. She was co-author of first PPP analysis in Poland in the health care sector, prepared first tender documentations, including DBFO contracts relating to two sections of motorways in Poland and supported first and the most significant pilot PPP Project in Poland from the regional roads sector in Lower Silesia region. Adriana develops and co-leads our PPP/ Infrastructure practice in Warsaw by supporting the majority of significant PPP/ Infrastructure projects in Poland (including the dormitories in Cracow projects, A2 corridor concessions, the management of the International Congress Centre in Katowice Project and Pendolino Project among others).
She provides day to day advice to the General Agency of National Roads and Motorways in relation to the concessions for the exploitation of A2 motorway (Section I and Section II). She also provides for CUTP day-to- day advice in the most complicated legal issues that require knowledgeable legal support in the transportation projects from road, maritime, aviation and railway sectors. Representing both public and private clients gives Adriana the broad perspective in respect to the Infrastructure projects and enables the effective and bold support. Adriana Bronikowska has authored numerous publications regarding construction and infrastructure projects in Poland, including PPP. She frequently speaks at conferences and trainings.

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Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk

Senior Associate
Hogan Lovells

Having joined the firm in 1999, Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk currently works as Senior Associate at the Corporate Department. Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk advises Polish and international clients in labour law, commercial law and in civil law matters. She specializes in labour law, including in particular entering into and termination of contracts with employees and managers, drafting of work regulations and pay regulations, collective redundancies, trade union rights and issues relating to transfer of workplace. Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk also advises on setting up and running of business, prepares and negotiates commercial contracts and drafts corporate documents. Additionally, she takes part in merger&acquisition projects, coordinates the work of teams conducting legal due diligence and advises in employee-related issues. Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk represents clients in courts in labour law and civil law matters. She authored articles on labour law and corporate law. She also gives lectures in labour law, among others for MBA students at the French Institute of Management. Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is a member of the Bar Association in Warsaw and of the Labour Law Society.
Topic: The Labour Code. Liability for company cars – duties of employers, fleet managers and employees.

Dean Bowkett

International fleet expert / Managing Director
Bowkett Auto Consulting (BAC)

Dean Bowkett has almost 30 years of experience within the automotive industry. Having started in external audit he has worked in manufacturing, full-service leasing, wholesale and retail financing, automotive data research and analysis plus retail automotive dealerships.
During that time, he has worked for and with a number of automotive brands including MG Rover, General Motors, Vauxhall/Opel, Nissan and Volvo as well as Europcar, Hertz, Masterlease, Leaseplan, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, Lloyds Bank, Pendragon Group, MAPFRE, Atlas Insurance, Toyota Financial Services and GM Financial to name but a few.
He was been the Technical Director and Chief Editor for EurotaxGlass’s Global Services Division from 2010-2015. In that role he was responsible for the methodology and the consistency and quality of residual values across the group as well as providing industry insight to its customers. He has also been a keen advocate for the closer integration of data and information across the automotive industry and between countries to provide a more rounded view of the industry and thus enable better informed decisions to be made.

Since 2015 Dean has been running his own consultancy business Bowkett Auto Consulting (BAC) which works across the entire industry providing strategic and planning advice on all parts of the industry including areas like the impact of WLTP, Brexit or the facts behind the rhetoric regarding the move to an electric mobility solution

Dean is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

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Andrzej Dębiec

Partner, legal counsel/tax advisor
Hogan Lovells

Since 2000 Andrzej Dębiec has been working with Hogan Lovells, an international law firm. He is responsible for the tax department and PPP Group, as well as for liaising with French clients. In 1993-1994 he served as an advisor at the Foreign Currency Department of the Ministry of Finance. He also worked for other international law firms. Andrzej Dębiec specializes in tax law, foreign exchange law and customs law, with special focus on topics relating to business mergers and acquisitions, privatization projects and launch of new financial products on the Polish market. He serves as an advisor to a number of multinational corporations on tax and legal aspects of their operations. He also represents clients in disputes before tax authorities. Since 2007 Andrzej Dębiec has been supervising the activity of the PPP Group in which he is responsible primarily for the tax aspects of infrastructure projects (tax optimization of various transaction models). In January 2008 he became an expert at the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors. He also serves as an expert for the Friendly State special Sejm committee.

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Jakub Faryś

President of the Polish Association of Automotive Industry /tax advisor

Involved with the automotive industry throughout his professional career. Jakub Faryś started his professional life at Renault, then worked as sales and marketing manager for an exclusive importer of SAAB cars. He continued his involvement in the automotive industry as head of marketing for Scania Polska S.A. and in 2002 became the director of the Association of Official Car Importers. Since 2008 he has served as chairman of the above organization transformed into the Polish Association of Automotive Industry (PZPM) currently grouping 42 companies including manufacturers and representatives of manufacturers of cars, motorcycles and scooters in Poland. As PZPM chairman he takes part in the work of government and parliamentary committees through expressing opinions on draft laws concerning the automotive sector.
He represents the interests of member companies before EU bodies, including the European Parliament and the European Commission. Mr Faryś  has been nominated by the Ministry of Economy as one of governmental automotive industry experts to participate in the work of CARS 21 – an EU high level group. He regularly takes part in the meetings of European peer organisations – ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) and ACEM (European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers).

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Paweł Grabarczyk

Sales Director, Eurotax / Autovista Polska

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Zbigniew Marczyk

Counsel, legal advisor/tax advisor
Hogan Lovells

Before Zbigniew Marczyk joined Hogan Lovells in December 2007 he worked in the tax advisory department of one of The Big Four law firms. Zbigniew Marczyk has more than 16 years of experience in comprehensive tax services for businesses, both domestic and international. He specializes in comprehensive tax advisory services, with special focus on income tax, VAT and tax on civil law transactions. Zbigniew Marczyk has broad experience in advising global entities on how to achieve tax-safe structuring of international settlements using beneficial tax regulations of other jurisdictions. In the course of his professional career he has gained extensive experience in managing disputes with tax authorities, providing assistance to clients both at the stage of tax and fiscal audits and in proceedings before tax authorities and courts. Zbigniew Marczyk was also involved in providing tax assistance for restructuring deals relating to mergers and acquisitions, as well as to divestitures of businesses or their parts.

Topic: Major tax changes for 2019. VAT, CIT, PIT.

Law on electromobility and alternative fuels – general principles.
– Setting up of public charging stations.
– Rights and responsibilities of public entities.
– Low-Emission Transport Fund.
Speakers:

ADRIANA MIERZWA-BRONIKOWSKA – Counsel, Hogan Lovells
AGNIESZKA CHYLIŃSKA – Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Responsibility for company cars – duties of employers, fleet managers and employees in accordance with the labour code.
Speakers:

AGNIESZKA SZCZODRA-HAJDUK – Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Company car. Special purchasing preferences of micro-, small and medium-sized companies.
Which factors determine the choice of company car? Car suited to the needs of the business, availability, financing, service, brand loyalty, local dealer, safety, segment, residual value or other factors determining the selection of company car.
Speakers:

KATARZYNA PYDYCH – General Director, Kerala Research Instytut Badań i Rozwiązań B2B

The Polish law on electromobility imposes a duty to purchase electric cars. How can this duty affect the sales of low emission cars?
Speakers:

DEAN BOWKETT – International fleet expert / Managing Director, Bowkett Auto Consulting (BAC)

Low emission vehicles market in Poland. What changes can be expected after the launch of the central government’s support programme from the Low Emission Transport Fund?
Speaker:

JAKUB FARYŚ – President of the Polish Association of Automotive Industry (Polski Związek Przemysłu Motoryzacyjnego)

DEBATE
Key topic:
Electromobility in the automotive industry and new exhaust emission standards for car manufacturers from 2021.

 

The debate will bring some of the highest-level industry experts and insiders to discuss the latest trends and best practices.
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