As we informed on our blog in the publication of November 20, 2023, our lawyers took an active part in the Investor and Exporter Service conference organized on November 17, 2023 by one of the largest economic zones in Poland, which is managed by a public agency called Krakowski Park Technology. Two lawyers were present on behalf of our law firm: colleague Martyna Sikora and colleague Krzysztof Wilk, lawyers from our local office in Krakow. Link to the article below:
Below we present detailed information about the Conference and a photo report.
The event began with a lecture entitled “The labor market and the growth of the economy. Challenges for companies due to the demographic situation and responses to these challenges”. The lecture provided information on the current structure of the employee market and presented a vision of the upcoming changes that will affect both entrepreneurs and employees in the light of current trends in the economy.
Current demographic conditions and the forecast for the next several months indicate an increase in demand for employees, who, as shown, will be in short supply due to the reduced birth rate. In addition, the issue of growing pressure on employers was raised, especially in the context of increasing wages in the exporting sector, which will strive to equalize employee rates compared to countries neighboring Poland, in particular Germany. Such equalization may never occur or in the very distant future, but real wages in Poland will continue to increase.
On November 22, 2023, an interview with one of the managing partners of our law firm was published on the website of The Legal 500 ranking. We cordially invite you to read the text published below.
1) What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capability?
I succeed in predicting and eliminating clients’ problems to the greatest extent possible. Me and my colleagues pursue the goal for which I act both as a litigator and managing partner of our Polish law firm advising foreign businesses in the IT, technology, defence, life science, energy and investment sectors. I identify with the vision of creating real support for foreign entities in Polish jurisdiction. We are always interested in creative, practical solutions. I have always been fascinated by the epic of pillar, aid and development from productive hard work and commitment, such as Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
When I represented my law firm at the ABA Conference in New York this year, I passed by this Atlas sculpture at the Rockefeller Center at the Fifth Ave., the Midtown Manhattan, and I realized how important the responsibility in the implementation of entrusted cases is in the hands of lawyers who want to operate internationally. I think that is why people become lawyers and it is a universal value, regardless of where you are from or where you operate.
That is why we have recently created a separate legal project called ISTART1, a platform dedicated to cross-border venture capital and private equity transactions.
On November 17, 2023, there took place the annual event, the Małopolskie Investor and Exporter Support Forum, at the Krakow Technology Park. For over 14 years, this forum has been a key gathering for professionals and experts in the field. We are delighted to announce the participation of our law firm, KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI, in this significant event, offering a tremendous opportunity for knowledge acquisition and the exchange of thoughts and experiences with fellow forum participants.
The event focused on crucial topics such as global trends and business strategies shaping today’s market. The Forum’s agenda included a lineup of insightful expert interviews, presentations, and an open panel discussion – providing a platform for attendees to expand their knowledge, engage in new economic partnerships, and participate in compelling and inspiring discussions.
On 25 October 2023, KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI took part in the seminar organised by Sayari on Russia Export Controls and Dual-Use Technology: Mitigating Diversion Risk.
Russia continues to rely on Western-manufactured dual-use technology to produce advanced weapons systems and rearm its military. And while a number of countries have taken steps to curb the exporting of critical technology to Russian end users, public reporting, recent designations, and law enforcement actions shed light on intricate sanctions evasion schemes designed to procure needed technology.
The seminar analysed Russian trade data and discussed recent trends in dual-use technology procurement, and demonstrated how regulators and industry can leverage public and commercially available data to mitigate end-user risk and enhance enforcement.