Firm’s lawyers at IBA 2017 annual conference

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Firm’s lawyers at IBA 2017 annual conference

Lawyers from Wardyński & Partners will appear in five sessions at the annual conference of the International Bar Association in Sydney.

On 9 October, Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, partner in charge of the firm’s M&A practice and vice chair of the IBA Real Estate Section, will be co-organiser and moderator of the session entitled “Complex real estate transactions.” The session, prepared by the Real Estate Section with support from the Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the Arab Regional Forum, will be devoted to cultural, regional and market characteristics of cross-border real estate transactions. The interactive session will also include a negotiation workshop—a continuation of workshops conducted at the IBA conferences in Vienna and Washington.

The next day, the Taxes Committee will hold a roundtable on global trends. One of the participants will be Dariusz Wasylkowski, partner in charge of the firm’s Tax practice and State Aid practice. The discussion will cover such issues as measures pursued by tax authorities, tax aspects of the sharing economy, and trends in taxation of intellectual property.

On 12 October, Paweł Mazur, the partner co-heading the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration practice, will be a member of the panel entitled “Duties, risks and liability: Selling financial products, including insurance.” The session will touch on questions involving issuers and intermediaries in distribution of financial products, particularly insurance products. The session is jointly organised by the IBA’s Insurance Committee and Litigation Committee.

The same day, Dr Ewa Butkiewicz from the firm’s Payment Services practice will co-chair the session “Banks and financial technology: Will banks become back offices for FinTech companies?” organised by the Banking Law Committee. Lawyers and representatives of industry and regulators will discuss whether pressure exerted on banks by the FinTech sector will force banks to change their business model.

On 13 October, Dr Szymon Kubiak, a partner in the Employment practice, will be a panellist for the session “Impact of technology,” prepared by the IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee. The participants will discuss such issues as the influence of artificial intelligence on the labour market, employer/employee relations, and securing employers’ property.

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