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Workshop on companies and capital groups

A workshop entitled “The Company in a Capital Group: Legal and Business Environment and Organizational Conditions” will be held on 27–28 February 2013 at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel. The workshop is organized by Bonnier Business Polska. Wierzbowski Eversheds is a topic partner of the event.

The workshop will be addressed to such topics as:

  • The newest regulations on operation of a company within a capital group
  • Structural forms of organization and methods for implementing changes
  • Issues connected with optimization of financial instruments.

The workshop is designed for CEOs, management board members, and directors of strategy, development, compliance, finance, analysis, accounting and tax.

During the first day of the workshop, lawyers from Wierzbowski Eversheds will lead the following presentations:

Krzysztof Feluch, an attorney at law who advises on international M&A and establishing Polish subsidiaries and branches of foreign companies
Operating a capital group under Polish law

  • Capital groups under the Commercial Companies Code
  • Contracts for management of a subsidiary
  • The interests of the company and the interests of the capital group
  • Consortium agreements.

Renata Patoka, an attorney at law on the M&A team who specializes in corporate advice
Liability of managers and board members

  • Liability under the Commercial Companies Code
  • Liability under the Civil Code and the Labour Code
  • Civil law contracts for work by management board members.

Karolina Stawowska, tax adviser and partner in charge of the Tax Advisory team
Tax capital groups as a specific form of operation by a capital group

  • What is a tax capital group and who may find it a beneficial solution?
  • Benefits connected with operation of a tax capital group
  • Question marks and risks in operation of a tax capital group in Poland.

Transfer pricing policy

  • The role of transfer pricing in intra-group transactions
  • How and where to establish a transfer pricing policy?
  • Can there be exceptions from the policy?

Krzysztof Haładyj, attorney at law and partner specializing in capital markets law and corporate law
Forms for financing within a capital group

  • Forms of external financing
  • Tax optimization of cash flows within the group
  • Types of intra-group financing
  • Use of financial instruments.

Małgorzata Bakuła, an attorney at law on the Banking and Finance team who specializes in banking law and capital markets law
Cash pooling, or how to manage financial liquidity—legal and tax aspects

  • Benefits of cash pooling
  • Legal foundations of cash pooling
  • Types of cash pooling structures
  • Tax aspects of cash pooling
  • Recommended steps before introducing a cash pooling structure.

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