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3rd Polish Ukrainian Legal Day

18 September 2015

09:00-18:00
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We are pleased to present the 3rd Polish Ukrainian Legal Day to be held at The House of Metropolitan at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine under the auspices of the International Bar Association (IBA) on September 18, 2015.

Following our two previous successful Polish Ukrainian Legal Days we will again welcome participants from Polish and Ukrainian jurisdictions to discuss the present situation, opportunities and perspectives for the development of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the context of Ukraine's striving towards European integration.

In addition to the important sessions surrounding business and investment issues, the aim of this year’s Polish-Ukrainian Legal Day is to develop and strengthen cooperation between the representatives of legal communities both in Poland and Ukraine.

In light of the foregoing, the issues connected with the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the Polish perspective and experience as well as Ukrainian expectations will also be discussed.

Programme

Thursday, 17 September

19:00

WELCOME RECEPTION.

Golden Gate Museum (40-A, Vladimirskaya Street)

Friday, 18 September

08:30–09:00

REGISTRATION

09:00–09:20

WELCOMING ADDRESS

Timur Bondaryev, Managing Partner at Arzinger Law Office

Alicja Tomaszczyk, Consular attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov, Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

09:20–09:30

KEY-NOTE ADDRESS

Serhiy Petukhov, Deputy Minister of Justice for European Integration (TBC)

09:30–11:00

INVESTMENTS IN UKRAINE / POLAND: WHAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT?

Poland/Ukraine cross-border business – mitigating risks and creating value amidst political turmoil. Future industries of interest. What should investors look for in cross investment opportunities? How to open up in Poland and Ukraine for further foreign investments. Cross country attractiveness in legal regimes.

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Moderator:

Anna Zorya, Partner at Arzinger Law Office (Ukraine)

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Speakers:

Viktor Marchenko, Director, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Economic Develoment and TradeTopic: “New strategies in terms of investments to Ukraine”

Andriy Dubetsky, the CEO of Repoffice of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Ukraine (Ukraine), Topic: “Ukrainian companies on Warsaw Stock Exchange – current trends”

Taras Dasho, Partner at Kodary Partners Law Firm (Ukraine), Topic: “The improvements for doing business in Ukraine during 2014-2015

Mini-presentation “Ukrainian Business in Poland”

Kamil Zawicki, Partner at Kubas Kos Gałkowski (Poland), Topic: Presentation “Poland’s path to economic development and success 1989-2015

Mini-presentation “The Economic Activity Law Act” (Draft Law)

Jan Jarmul, Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak (Poland), Topic: “Legal changes in the business environment in Poland 2014-2015

11:00–11:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30–13:00

INTRODUCTION OF EU LAW INTO THE LEGAL ORDER: POLISH EXPERIENCE

The influence of European law on legal practice in Poland. What should the Ukrainian legal system expect? Current legal reforms in Ukraine. Legislative tendencies in Poland. What should the law firms expect in the next 3-5 years in their respective countries? What strategies will bring success closer? Is there potential for mergers/spinoffs on the market? What should we expect from the international players on the legal field?

 

Moderator:

Dr. Rudolf Ostrihansky, Managing Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak (Poland)

 

Speakers:

Andrii Popko, Senior Partner at PLP Law Group (Ukraine). Topic: "What strategies will bring success closer? Is there potential for mergers/spinoffs on the market"

Dr. Paweł Marcisz, Advocate at Łaszczuk & Partners (Poland). Topic: "Application of EU law in Polish courts: Ten years of experience and a long way to go"

Yaroslav Petrov, Counsel at Asters (Ukraine). Topic: "Implementation of the EU law into energy related legislation of Ukraine"

Dr. Rudolf Ostrihansky, Managing Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak (Poland). Topic: "Place of the European law in day-to-day legal practice in Poland"

13:00–14:00

LUNCH

14:00–14:45

ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL WALKING TOUR

14:45–16:15

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
Arbitration vs. state court litigation in cross-border transactions. Specifics and complications of multi-fora disputes in different jurisdictions. Prospective investment protection cases. The role of geopolitical situation and its influence on resolution of disputes. Recent developments of the court practice in Ukraine.

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Moderator:

Markian Malskyy, Partner at Arzinger Law Office (Ukraine)

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Speakers:

Dr Marek Jezewski, Partner at Kochanski Zieba & Partner Law Firm (Poland)

“Prospective investment protection cases”

Antonina Sudnik, Partner at RSS Kancelaria Radców Prawnych (Poland)

“Arbitration vs. state court litigation in cross-border transactions”

Oleksandr Drug, Senior Assosiate at Sayenko Kharenko (Ukraine)

“Specifics of modern multi-fora disputes”

Anna Olifirenko, Counsel at LCF Law Group (Ukraine)

“Supreme сourt of Ukraine: Recent Developments of the Practice in View of the Extended Powers”

16:15–16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:30–18:00

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN POLAND AND UKRAINE:

TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Modern shareholder concerns. Management responsibilities and liability. Commercial fraud and misuse of trust. Anticorruption measures.

Foreign anticorruption acts and their influence. Tendencies and future developments of international corruption investigations.

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Moderator:

Yarema Kondratyuk, Managing Partner at Kodary Partners Law Firm (Ukraine)

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Speakers:

Pawel Sikora, Senior associateat Kubas Kos Gałkowski (Poland)

“Latest changes proposed by Warsaw Stock Exchange to the Code of Best Practice for WSE listed companies”

Dr. Arkadiusz Radwan, President of the Allerhand Institute; of counsel at Kubas Kos Gałkowski  (Poland)

“Developments in group law – the current EU debate and its relevance for Ukraine”

Ivan Legeida, Managing Partner at PLP Law Group (Ukraine)

“Stockholder's derivative suit and management responsibilities in Ukraine”

Jan K. Dunin-Wasowicz, associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (France)
“Implementation and Enforcement of Global Anti-Corruption Standards in Poland: A Case Study”

18:00

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

For more information about the event please contact Vika Krasnova via email events@uba.ua  or phone +38 044 492 88 48.

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