This webpage is dedicated to all events organised by Rödl & Partner, as well as events arranged in co-operation with external companies. Rödl & Partner participates in seminars, conferences and fairs for clients and potential employees.
25 years of Rödl & Partner in Poland
Dramatic economic transformations swept across the Central and Eastern Europe in 1992. And it was exactly in 1992 when Rödl & Partner opened its first office in Poland to support its clients and other international enterprises in opening for business here. Owing to their trust and successful co-operation, we have been advising in the Polish market for 25 years now. We are happy to grow with you. Thank you for the 25 years together in Poland!
Rödl & Partner in "Responsible Business in Poland 2016. Good Practices" report
Rödl & Partner's CSR activities have been described in the report entitled "Responsible Business in Poland 2016. Good Practices". The report is issued annually by Responsible Business Forum, the largest organisation dealing with the corporate social responsibility in Poland.
This year's jubilee issue recognises Rödl & Partner's implementation of the CSR management structure and strategy in the company and describes last year's good practices of more than 180 businesses. You can download the report from the RBF'swebsite:
We are sending Christmas wishes
Seventh year in a row Rödl & Partner organised a Special Christmas Card competition. This time the cards that were supposed to depict this special time in the most beautiful way were created by the kids of the Children’s Home in Równe near Warsaw. The theme were, traditionally, angels. The winning card was selected by the jury and incorporated along with the wishes in our Christmas card distributed by e-mail and post to clients, contractors and business partners of Rödl & Partner.
On 13 December, the representatives of our firm visited the children in the children's home and gave them the prizes. The winner, Marek Brzeski, received a tablet and a diploma. The other children were given sweets, fruit and gift cards. All the cards submitted to the competition were collaged into a poster, framed and given to the head of the children's home. It occupies the place of honour at the home.
Rödl & Partner also sponsors a 2017 winter holiday trip for the children. Merry Christmas!
Rödl & Partner to expand to new countries
Rödl & Partner constantly grows its business. In 2016, we opened three new offices – in Tehran, Iran, in Curitiba in Brazil and in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017 yet another office, this time in Europe – in Denmark, will open its doors to customers, which means that Rödl & Partner will have 107 offices in 50 countries worldwide.
Starting from January 2017, Rödl & Partner will be represented in Copenhagen, Denmark under the name "LEAD, Rödl & Partner". The firm is going to operate under a partnership agreement with one of the leading medium-sized Danish law firms. The business is going to focus on investments and transactions, especially direct foreign investments.
This strategic step is just what Rödl & Partner needs in the Baltic Sea Region, says Prof. Christian Rödl. We have been present in Northern Europe since 1993 and lately our business expansion in Finland has been very successful. "LEAD, Rödl & Partner" in Denmark is another step in the international and interdisciplinary expansion of our firm.
Furthermore, Rödl & Partner office in Nairobi, Kenya, had its grand opening in October. It is run by Charles MacKenzie who has been working as tax and legal adviser for over 30 years now. Charles MacKenzie is also a Chartered Accountant.
Kenya is one of the most interesting African growth markets, says Prof. Christian Rödl, Managing Partner. For many years its economy has been developing very rapidly, and in the last five years it has experienced exponential growth. Apart from that, with promising budding industries, such as IT, energy sector, real estate and mobile banking, the investment environment is particularly favourable.
In November 2016, a new Rödl & Partner office was also opened in Tehran, Iran. Already since the beginning of last year Rödl & Partner offered its German clients in Iran legal and tax advice, BPO and Corporate Finance services.
International experience and high intercultural competencies predestine Rödl & Partner to "build bridges" in that region. We advise our clients on the development of their businesses in Iran and on how to best use its great potential. At the same time, we advise Iranian companies on their investments in German and European enterprises, as well as on capital market transactions, says Dr. José Campos Nave, Managing Partner who co-manages the legal and tax advisory services with Carla Everhardt, attorney at law and Associate Partner.
Brazil can boast already the second office of Rödl & Partner – in Curitiba, a city located in the country's south. Before the new office was opened, the firm provided its clients with comprehensive audit, BPO and tax and business advisory services in the largest Brazilian metropolis, São Paulo.
Many of our clients would like to contribute to the positive development of the South of Brazil, which is why they choose to set up their businesses in Curitiba. It is very important to us that we can support our clients on site, through our own office, adds Martin Wambach, Managing Partner in charge of, among other things, the firm's development in Latin America.
Poland ranks second among the most attractive countries for German investors.
German family businesses strongly prefer investing in the home market, but at the same time they dynamically expand into global markets. According to the survey of investment activity among German family businesses, conducted by Rödl & Partner, the most attractive places for them to invest are the United States and the EU Member States. Poland is the favourite among the European countries. An increasing interest in investments can be observed also in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Much less popular are the countries which used to be strong in that area, i.e. France and China (among others).
Rödl & Partner conducted the survey in the first half of 2016. It involved 200 corporate relations managers and M&A consultants from international banks and financial institutions, whose clients included German family businesses operating in the international markets. It was the fourth study of activity of such businesses, conducted by Rödl & Partner. The survey aims to identify the motives and attitudes of the businesses in the context of strategic development, as well as to describe the current market trends.
Rödl & Partner – the expert partner of "Transfer Pricing 2017 – problems and challenges" workshops.
The "Transfer Pricing 2017 – problems and challenges" workshops organised by Rzeczpospolita took place in Warsaw on 14–15 November 2016. Rödl & Partner was the expert partner of the event.
The workshops were addressed to employees of financial and accounting departments of enterprises that have to deal with transfer pricing issues on a daily basis. The speakers discussed the changes in the transfer pricing regulations in force from 1 January 2017.
The two-day workshops were run by Rödl & Partner experts: dr hab. dr Marcin Jamroży (tax adviser, attorney at law and Partner), Marcin Jeliński (tax adviser and Senior Associate), Andrzej Niewiarowski (statutory auditor), Łukasz Szczygieł (tax adviser), Magdalena Tuszyńska (tax adviser) and Dominika Tyczka (tax adviser and Senior Associate), as well as a special guest – an expert from the Ministry of Finance.
Rödl & Partner's professionals support educational activities at universities
Rödl & Partner has intensified its university activities from the beginning of the new academic year. We want to extend the knowledge and skills of students of economics and law.
At the University of Warsaw we started working with the German Law School at the Faculty of Law and Administration. The school anniversary and the conclusion of a one-year course in German and European law on 21 October provided a perfect venue for the diploma awarding ceremony. The best students were invited for internships offered by the school sponsors. On the Rödl & Partner part, the invitations were handed out by Ms Zofia Kurek, our HR Manager.
On 17 October, our representatives were also present at the job fairs "Trained in Germany" arranged by Alumniportal Deutschland in cooperation with the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event arranged in the Warsaw School of Economics gained a lot of interest from German speaking students and graduates. It was followed by workshops carried out in German, as well as a debate on the labour market in terms of German-Polish relations.
The following week (on 26 October), the so-called Giełda Pracodawców Uczelni Łazarskiego (a job fair event arranged by the Łazarski University) took place in Warsaw – internships and job placements were offered to students. The students had an opportunity to learn all about working at Rödl & Partner and about the specifics of jobs such as attorneys at law, auditors or accountants, as well as how to fill in the internship application forms. The Łazarski University has held that job fair for 13 years now.
Due to its rich traditions in this area, Rödl & Partner is a perfect place for students of law, economics and similar faculties to start their professional career. Job placements and internships at Rödl & Partner let young people get hands-on experience of the specific nature of the services in the area of audit, legal advice, tax advice, financial accounting, HR and payroll, and business consulting. In 2017, Rödl will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its presence in Poland.
Marcin Jamroży in the Management Board of the Polish branch of IFA
Marcin Jamroży in the Management Board of the Polish branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Dr hab. dr Marcin Jamroży, tax adviser, attorney at law and partner at Rödl & Partner has been appointed a member of the Polish branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). The International Fiscal Association was established in 1938 and deals with the study and advancement of international and comparative law in regard to public finance, specifically international fiscal law. Its objects are initiating and driving cross-sector discussion on different aspects of fiscal law in individual countries and on the international level. The Association organises seminars, conferences, conducts scientific research and releases publications referring to areas connected with the international tax law. At present, IFA has over 12,500 members in 113 countries, with its branches in 68 of the countries.
Marcin Jamroży at the session of the AHK Tax Committee
On 19 September 2016, in the head office of AHK (Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce), a meeting of the Tax Committee was held which focused on discussing changes in documentation obligations concerning transactions between associated enterprises, which are going to become effective on 1 January 2017. The entry into force of the new provisions will greatly affect the obligations of taxable persons in terms of transfer pricing documentation. The introduction of the new regulations is the result of work under the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative – Action 13. During the session, dr hab. dr Marcin Jamroży, the head of the Committee, tax adviser, attorney at law and partner at Rödl & Partner delivered a speech on the "Changes in transfer pricing documentation". Apart from partnering companies, the lively discussion was joined by the senior specialist from the Ministry of Finance, Mr Konrad Szpadzik. Many problematic areas were discussed, such as the need to define in more detail the concept of indirect relationships, transactions and other dealings of one type, the need to define the materiality threshold, sanctions (or lack thereof) for non-preparation of the master file, the meaning of the description of low-value-added services, and many other. The Tax Committee plans to take an active part in public consultations concerning new transfer pricing documentation regulations.
Rödl & Partner signed a CSR Declaration of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry
In July 2016, Rödl & Partner signed a CSR Declaration of the French Chamber of Commerce and industry (CCIFP) of which it is an active member. Signing the CSR Declaration is another big step towards conscious development of corporate social responsibility.
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) means the responsibility of companies and enterprises and their employees for the impact they have on society and natural environment. Almost 100 of the CCIFP's member companies have already signed the declaration. The CCIFP has launched many corporate social responsibility initiatives, such as studies of the member activities and regular meetings of the CSR Committee.
You can read the signed declaration here: ccifp.pl/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Deklaracja-Odpowiedzialnego-Biznesu-CCIFP.pdf
For more information please go to the CCIFP website: ccifp.pl/deklaracja-odpowiedzialnego-biznesu-ccifp/
Rödl & Partner – the strategic partner of the MyCompany conference
Rödl & Partner was a strategic partner of MyCompany's conferences on corporate accounting. The three conferences were held in Wroclaw, Katowice and Gdynia.
On 12 April in Wroclaw, Rödl & Partner was represented by Dominika Tyczka (Tax Adviser, Senior Associate) who talked about "Changes in transfer pricing documentation", and Adrian Maczura (Tax Adviser, Senior Associate) who delivered a presentation on advance tax rulings and challenging them in court. On 19 April in Katowice, Aleksandra Majnusz (Tax Adviser, Senior Associate) delivered a presentation on advance tax rulings, and Maciej Wilczkiewicz (Tax Adviser, Senior Associate) talked about "The new tax relief for research and development". At the conference in Gdynia on 23 May this year,Monika Pastuszak (Tax Adviser) delivered a presentation on "How and when to apply for advance tax rulings and how to challenge them in court", and Martyna Kalita (Tax Adviser) talked about "The new tax relief for research and development". The conferences in Wroclaw and Katowice were wrapped up with discussion panels which allowed the participants to ask questions and exchange experiences.
The three conferences attracted a lot of interest, particularly because of their practical nature and the choice of subjects geared towards the participants' expectations.
Rödl & Partner – sponsor of the "Spring Business Mixer" in Cracow
"Spring Business Mixer" was held in Cracow on 13 April. It was organised by the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Netherlands-Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Polish-Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Rödl & Partner had the pleasure to sponsor the event. On behalf of Rödl & Partner the guests were welcomed by Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz, Attorney at Law and Associate Partner. The gathered members of the chambers of commerce were exchanging contact details and making new business contact until all hours. The networking was accompanied by the piano music, elegant buffet and drinks.
Breakfast with a Rödl & Partner tax expert in Katowice
Rödl & Partner and the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) organised a breakfast with a tax adviser in the Angelo Hotel Katowice on 22 March 2016. Maciej Wilczkiewicz, Tax Adviser and Senior Associate at Rödl & Partner Gliwice, delivered a presentation entitled "CIT and VAT in light of the most recent judgements – key points to consider".
The meeting was addressed to specialists who dealt with the accounting and taxes. The presentation was delivered in two parts. The first part was about VAT and began with an outline of the most recent VAT regulations following a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The break time offered an opportunity to enjoy the catering services, hold some backstairs talks and ask individual questions to the expert. In the second part Maciej Wilczkiewicz discussed the judgements concerning the corporate income tax with respect to cash-pooling, employee incentives and food services.
The meeting was closed by Urszula Kwaśniewska, BPCC regional director, who invited everyone to backstairs talks over a coffee.
British-Polish seminar in Birmingham
On 17 February 2016, Birmingham hosted a British-Polish Manufacturing Industries Network seminar held by the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Rödl & Partner. The event was organised to present the potential business opportunities for companies from both countries.
During the discussion panel Poland was presented as a country of multiple business perspectives, as a source of high quality imports, a country of partnership projects based on EU grants under the "Research and development" priority, and a perfect location for greenfield projects.
The speakers outlined the British-Polish business relationships, the cultural and legal differences between the countries and the availability of R&D subsidies in Poland. Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz, Attorney at Law and Associate Partner at Rödl & Partner, delivered a presentation on special economic zones and the benefits they offer to enterprises. The subjects were summed up and elaborated on during the discussion panel.
The seminar ended with a networking session which offered a chance to establish new business contacts.
New Rödl & Partner Office in Gdansk
Rödl & Partner hosted a meeting on 9 February 2016 on the occasion of the relocation of its office to the new premises in Olivia Business Centre. On that Mardi Gras evening our clients, new neighbours and Rödl & Partner representatives celebrated in Olivia Sky Club, the conference centre on the top floor of Olivia Tower sporting a breath-taking view of Gdansk cityscape.
Guests were welcomed by Renata Kabas-Komorniczak, Tax Adviser and Partner, and Małgorzata Guzińska-Błońska, Auditor and Associate Partner, who presented the firm of Rödl & Partner and the city of Gdansk as an attractive location for business.
Then, Renata Kabas-Komorniczak delivered a speech on "Tax Changes 2016" which enjoyed great reception from the audience. The evening was topped off with a performance of Engelchen der Wirtschaftsprüfung accordion duo of Rödl & Partner auditors from Warsaw: Michał Barański and Konrad Mikołajczyk
Offering now 70 thousand of the target 170 thousand m2 of office space Olivia Business Centre is the largest business & office complex in northern Poland.
Dr hab. dr Marcin Jamroży Heads the AHK Tax Committee
Dr hab. dr Marcin Jamroży has been appointed the head of the newly-created Tax Committee at the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK).
The AHK Tax Committee was established on 3 December 2015 and its mission is to review and opine draft legislation and propose legislative amendments to the tax law. The Committee will also identify and analyse tax barriers to the growth of entrepreneurship in Poland and development of economic relations between Poland and Germany, including the monitoring of tax policy trends in both countries. It will also endeavour to foster the entrepreneurship and investment climate in Poland.
“We have been working with the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) for more than 20 years now. The tax and legal regulations have improved over that period. However, reports from German investors clearly show that the situation is still nowhere near perfect. In the course of nearly 25 years of presence on the Polish market we have earned a reputation of a leading tax advisory firm among German investors. That is why, together with the AHK we have decided to establish the Tax Committee which, I sincerely hope, will have a powerful voice in the debate over changes in Polish tax law,” – said Marcin Jamroży.
Practical seminar on special economic zones in the Krakowski Park Technologiczny
The British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Krakowski Park Technologiczny and Rödl & Partner organised a seminar on “Operating in a Special Economic Zone. Legal and Tax Aspects”. The meeting took place on 6 November in the Krakowski Park Technologiczny. The seminar was addressed to enterprises which are considering to invest in a special economic zone, including the one in Cracow.
Rödl & Partner experts: Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz (attorney at law, Associate Partner), Dorota Białas (tax adviser, Associate Partner, Manager of Rödl & Partner’s Special Economic Zones Team) and Piotr Derylak (auditor, Senior Associate) presented an overview of the current case law and interpretations as well as showed how to effectively comply with the binding law. During the seminar the following topics were discussed among others: issues concerning the preparation of the enterprise for entering the zone, change of the zone permit and selected current tax issues.
Rödl & Partner assists enterprises which invest in special economic zones through on-going advisory services, specialist publications and the “SSE-News”.
Autumn Speed Business Meeting in Katowice
The 5th International Speed Business Meeting sponsored by Rödl & Partner lies behind us. The meeting took place on 4 November in the Angelo Hotel in Katowice. It was visited by almost 100 guests, including many from abroad. After the welcome and brief presentations networking sessions in the Speed Business Mixer formula began and the participants continued their talks during the cocktail party. The results were very satisfactory and many contacts were created. The organisers (the Scandinavian, British, French, Swiss and Belgian chambers), the sponsors and the guests found the meeting very successful.
We would like to thank the participants and organisers for the networking and the good cooperation.
“Investments in Poland” – meeting for Italian enterprises
On 22/10/2015, a meeting about investments in Poland was held at Rödl & Partner’s office in Rome. The meeting was sponsored by the Polish Embassy in Rome and carried out by the experts of Rödl & Partner. Anna Smagowicz-Tokarz, attorney at law, Associate Partner informed the participants about special economic zones. Katarzyna Adamiec, Senior Associate who represents the State Aid Team, discussed the current calls for proposals for EU aid.
The presented topics arouse strong interest, especially among the construction service sector as well as IT sector and industrial chemistry producers.
Rödl & Partner will surely continue to support Italian enterprises and Italian capital investments in Poland.
5th Osteuropa Wirtschaftstag 2015 conference in Berlin
The „Osteuropa Wirtschaftstag“ (Eastern Europe Business Forum) conference in Berlin is the biggest, and the most important event organized every year by the Central & Eastern Europe Association. This event gathers numerous German investors interested in expanding into prospective markets of the countries in this part of Europe. This was the 5th edition of the conference.
This year "Location Central Eastern Europe – today and tomorrow" Regional Forum was dedicated to Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia as countries, which support innovations and are considered as the best locations for Research and Development Centers (R&D), as well as Shared Service Centers (SSC).
Renata Kabas-Komorniczak, Tax Adviser, Partner at Rödl & Partner conducted an expert comparative presentation on sources of financial support for innovations, and also research development support strategies, that are available in each country of the region. In the panel discussion, Renata Kabas-Komorniczak explained difficulties, obstacles, and also strengths and possibilities, which investors may meet on the markets of the Visegrad Group countries.
For any questions regarding research and development (R&D) and Shared Services Centres (SSC) in Poland please contact Renata Kabas-Komorniczak.
More about the event (in German language)
Rödl & Partner's office in Cuba
Rödl & Partner is the first European professional services firm to have an office in Cuba.
Rödl & Partner's office in Havana employs German and Cuban auditors, lawyers and tax advisers who advice foreign investors. Our office in Cuba is only the third office of an international professional services firm, after KMPG and EY, in this part of the world.
We have been preparing for this step for many years. Currently, the opening of the Cuban market provided a room for new growth opportunities for foreign investors, including our international clients. And this is where we want to assist them as advisers throughout the transformation process in Cuba.
Rödl & Partner at Expo Real in Munich
Between 5 and 7 October 2015, Munich hosted the greatest international trade fair for property and investment in Europe – Expo Real. Of course, Rödl & Partner was not missing.
38,000 guests from 74 countries visited the fair in three days. They met more than 1,700 exhibitors from 33 countries – mostly from Germany, but also from Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Great Britain, Romania, Luxembourg, USA, France and Russia.
Rödl & Partner Poland was represented by Ms Liliane Preusser and Ms Renata Kabas-Komorniczak, the partners responsible for business process outsourcing; they were supported by Ulrich Schäfer, partner from Rödl & Partner Nuremberg, responsible for BPO International.
Although those three days were not easy, I am glad to have participated in the fair. We presented our new service called Simplifying Complexity which we developed together with Knight Frank. This service combines asset management and financial accounting, legal and tax advice. Until now, there was no such comprehensive product available on the market. I must admit that is was a successful première – our proposal raised high interest among participants of Expo Real, said Renata Kabas-Komorniczak.
Simplifying Complexity is a service arising from the collaboration between Knight Frank and Rödl & Partner. This comprehensive service combines asset management and financial accounting, legal and tax advice. This is the first product on the Polish market which answers to the needs of the commercial real property sector in such an extensive way. Thanks to the synergy effect from combining the knowledge and skills of Knight Frank and Rödl & Partner a solution has been found which significantly simplifies the processes deemed complicated so far.
More about Simplifying Complexity:
Rödl & Partner – sponsor of the "INVEST-PARK" Business Mixer
The first edition of "INVEST-PARK" Business Mixer is to take place on 19 November 2015 in Centenary Hall in Wroclaw.
This will be a great opportunity to establish new business contacts and to present own company.
Both investors operating in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone and representatives of companies outside the SEZ will take park in the event. Please feel invited!
Rödl & Partner – Sponsor of the German Unity Day
On 8 October 2015, the 25th German Unity Day was celebrated in Warsaw. Rödl & Partner, as one of the leading Germany-based companies active on the Polish market, supported the celebration organised in the German Embassy in Poland.
The German Unity Day is one of the most important national holidays in Germany. It commemorates the unification of both German countries: FRG and GDR which took place on 3 October 1990 after 45 years of Germany's division.
This year saw the 25th anniversary of Germany's unification and the main celebrations in Poland were organised in the German Embassy in Warsaw. Next to representatives of the political and cultural life, also representatives of the leading German companies which achieved success in Poland were invited to take part in the celebrations as well. These are in particular: BASF, Siemens, Ergo Hestia, Rossman and Rödl & Partner.
The ceremony was honoured by the Polish Army Representative Orchestra. In his speech, Mr Rol Nikel, German Ambasador to Poland, emphasised the role played by Poland in unifying both German countries.
"The unification of Germany would not be possible without Poles. I would like to express sincere thanks to all our friends and partners. The relentless drive of Poles to freedom gave start to the revolution of freedom in Europe in 1989. Without it the fall of the Berlin Wall would not be possible. We will never forget this."
Special Economic Zones in Poland – seminar
Rödl & Partner and the Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone held a seminar dedicated to the zone enterprises on 23 and 24 June 2015. It consisted of three thematic blocks. In the first one, Rödl & Partner's tax advisers discussed the withholding tax issues. The second block was dedicated to the EU grant opportunities. Our EU Fund Specialist answered the questions about what kind of projects were eligible for aid and when and how to apply for it. At the end, our Transfer Pricing Specialist presented the most recent judgements of administrative courts and advance tax rulings related to the SEZ.
Speed Business Meeting with Rödl & Partner
Fruitful networking, intensive exchange of contacts and new business acquaintances are all guaranteed to participants of the Speed Business Meetings. The meetings are organised by six bilateral chambers of industry and commerce and by Rödl & Partner which sponsors the events. Between April and November members of the chambers – representatives of enterprises from across Poland and foreign companies – can participate in a series of meetings that promote fast and efficient exchange of information about their activities and contacts sought after. Additionally, the Rödl & Partner specialists take care of a substantive accent by discussing selected legal and tax issues.
Speed Business Meetings have been already held in Cracow, Gdansk, Warsaw and Wroclaw and the next one will take place on 4 November in Katowice.
We would like to thank the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC), French-Polish Chamber Commerce (CCIFP) and the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) for their co-operation on this project.
Rödl & Partner representatives in Warsaw Orlen Marathon 2015
The competitors in the 10 km Warsaw Orlen Marathon and run crossed the start line on 26 April 2015 at 9:30 a.m. The event was organised for the fifth time under the slogan of National Running Celebration. More than 20,000 runners participated in the event this year and the Rödl & Partner representation also grows in number every year. This time it counted thirteen people including one full marathon runner and twelve who did the 10 km distance. All of them completed the race with good results.
Rödl & Partner in the EuropaProperty CEE Retail Real Estate finals in the categories of "Tax & Financial Adviser of the Year" and "Professional Service Provider of the Year"
Rödl & Partner was honoured with a nomination to the finals of EuropaProperty CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Retail Real Estate contest in two categories: "Tax & Financial Adviser of the Year" and "Professional Service Provider of the Year". According to the contest rules, in order to participate a company must be registered first by one of its customers. In the next step companies are reviewed for their achievements in a given year in the broadly understood market of commercial real properties in Central and Eastern Europe. On that basis, only three to five firms in each category qualify for the finals.
2014 proved remarkably fruitful for Rödl & Partner. We increased the number of our clients, including in the retail and real estate sector. Top places in industry rankings confirm also our stronger position in the market, e.g. the 1st place in the Book of Lists in the Business Process Outsourcing category. The real credit for our success goes to our clients and hard work. Our presence in the finals of a contest as prestigious as EuropaProperty CEE Retail Real Estate in as many as two categories confirms that our achievements in the retail and real estate sector are noticed and appreciated in the market. I am very happy and can promise that in 2015 we will work even harder. – Renata Kabas-Komorniczak, Partner at Rödl & Partner.
Expo Milano 2015
Rödl & Partner is glad to support its clients in relation to the business opportunities offered by the upcoming international EXPO Milano 2015 event.
Thanks to our interdisciplinary services approach, our firm is able to provide foreign government representatives, foreign authorities, contractors, suppliers and professionals with specific assistance for all tax and legal aspects connected with the World’s Exhibition.
The consultancy services offered by Rödl & Partner aim at assisting clients before, during and also after the EXPO. Our firm supports its clients in establishing their Italian branch offices, hiring and organizing their human resources, constructing and organizing their pavilions, as well as managing their personnel and fulfilling administrative and tax obligations during the course of the Expo. Furthermore, our firm provides assistance with patent and trademark protection and advice on health and food regulations or with regard to other legal / administrative requirements. After the end of the Expo, Rödl & Partner is prepared to assist its clients in the process of dismantling their pavilions and liquidating their Italian branch offices, as well as with any other business operations they may decide to carry out in Italy and Europe, or with reference to any further legal and or fiscal issue (including litigation) which may arise.
Rödl & Partner is able to offer its foreign clients tailored assistance thanks to its office located in the center of Milan and thanks to its native-speaking consultants (among whom German, English, French, Chinese and Portuguese).
Rödl & Partner already assists various companies, which represent the foreign countries participating in the World’s Exhibition. Hence, our tax and law firm is able to provide its clients with quick and in-depth answers to any queries on the EXPO tax and legal framework.
Moreover, thanks to its good working relations with the Chamber of Commerce of Milan as well as with the Chamber of Commerce of various foreign countries in Italy and other international institutions, Rödl & Partner can liaise its clients with the EXPO authorities and help them participate in events.
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Rödl & Partner partners with "TOP 10 most promising markets for Polish exporters" conference
Rödl & Partner partnered with the conference entitled "TOP 10 most promising markets for Polish exporters" organised by Rzeczpospolita. The conference was held on 18 February 2015 in Wroclaw under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of the Economy, the Lower Silesia Marshall Office and the Lower Silesian Chamber of Commerce. The conference was combined with the official ceremony of awarding the winners of the "Lower Silesian Export Champions" contest. Over one hundred guests attended the meeting, including representatives of the leading exporters in the region and the patron institutions. The conference was opened by Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Polish Vice-Minister of the Economy. Employees of the Wroclaw office of Rödl & Partner, Dorota Białas (Associate Partner, Tax Adviser) and Tadeusz Piekłowski (Customs and Excise Specialist) delivered a presentation entitled "Exports documentation – obligations and simplifications for enterprises". Their presentation, full of practical tips for exporters, enjoyed great reception.
Rödl & Partner – the expert partner of the Rzeczpospolita's supplement entitled "Taxes 2015"
1 January 2015 saw a number of significant changes to the tax law. They have direct impact on income tax, value added tax and customs duties of various groups of taxpayers. The legal guide called "Taxes 2015" which discusses the above issues in detail is a fruit of the collaboration between Rzeczpospolita and Rödl & Partner.
In "Taxes 2015" the Rödl & Partner experts present the most important changes in the tax law after 1 January 2015 accompanied by comments and practical examples of application. The guide covers as well controlled foreign corporations, thin capitalisation, transfer pricing and transfer pricing documentation, e-filing, company cars for private purposes, pro-family tax relief, VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) procedure, and binding excise duty information.
The publication appeared as part of the legal guides series by Rzeczpospolita.
Cooperation with StartLine Foundation
Rödl & Partner is happy to start cooperation with StartLine Foundation – a non-profit not-for-profit social impact enterprise dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle, international cultural exchange, and personal development. The Foundation’s activities cover mostly sport events, training programs and workshops dedicated to the youth, seniors, the business community of expats living in Poland and Polish nationals. This gives the Foundation an opportunity to combine a multidimensional development and quality of life improvement with social exchange and networking. According to Kenneth Globerman, the creator and founder of StartLine Foundation, the main goal is to help people reach new goals. The Foundation works closely with the Warsaw International Triathlon Club.
Rödl & Partner is the Foundation’s Professional Services Partner in taxes, law, accounting, and promotes its initiatives – it encourages its employees as well as clients to join various activities of the Foundation.
The Foundation is presently developing its website and once completed you will find it at www.startlinefoundation.org. In the meantime, you can learn about its community by emailing directly at email@example.com and through the website of the triathlon club www.warsawtriclub.com or through its Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/warsawtriclub.
Rödl & Partner Christmas card
For the last 5 years Rödl & Partner has been organising a Christmas card contest for children from orphanages. The contest always takes place in an institution from a different province. We print our Christmas wishes on the winning card. The author of this year's card is thirteen-year old Wiktoria Zalejska from the orphanage in Sieborowice near Cracow. Every year the author of the card and the other children from the orphanage receive presents from us. This time we have additionally sponsored a trip for all children to take place next year. We are happy to be able to help making children's wishes come true during this special time and to share our joy.
'Noble Box' from Rödl & Partner employees
The employees from all Polish offices of Rödl & Partner have joined this year's 'Noble Box' project which aims to help the poorest people across Poland. Thanks to our great involvement this year we have been able to help five families address their most urgent needs and to give them presents for Christmas.
The 'Noble Box' project has been organised since 2000 to help the most struggling persons as well as the lonely and the elderly. During those 14 years almost 20,000 households have received charity during Christmas. The number of companies, institutions and people who provide help as well as the number of families who receive the Christmas boxes grows every year. We are proud that thanks to the commitment of Rödl & Partner employees we have been able to help those in need again.
4th Renewable Energy Day in Nuremberg
On 19 November 2014, the Rödl & Partner head office held the fourth edition of the event called "Renewable Energy Day". This industry event has enjoyed a steady interest for years. Experts in renewable energy sources from 18 countries attended the meeting and delivered a number of interesting lectures and presentations. Poland was represented by Ms Aneta Majchrowicz-Bączyk, Partner, Attorney at Law, and by Mr Piotr Mrowiec, Associate Partner, Attorney at Law, from the Rödl & Partner office in Poznan. They lectured on the profitability of the renewable energy installations and the opportunities for obtaining EU grants to fund such projects in Poland. The event was accompanied by an international fair where exhibitors had a chance to present their countries and share experiences gained in local renewable energy markets.
Rödl & Partner at Poleko fair
Between 14 and 17 October 2014 Poznan hosted the Poleko fair. This four-day eco-industry event was an excellent opportunity to have a closer look at the business and ecological potential of Poland and other countries represented at the fair. Rödl & Partner yet again participated in the Poleko fair by delivering a briefing for German investors from eco-industry in collaboration with the Polish-German Business Centre Association. The presentations were delivered by the representative of the Rödl & Partner office in Poznan. Adam Intek talked about the "Profitability of the RES technologies" while Filip Geburczyk lectured on the "Excise duty in the context of renewable energy sources" and the "Tax aspects of investment in photovoltaic solutions". The briefing attracted great interest among the participants in the fair.
Rödl & Partner at the trade fair, WindEnergy Hamburg 2014
Between 23 and 26 September 2014 Hamburg became the capital of wind and renewable energy. The WindEnergy Hamburg fair welcomed leading manufacturers and suppliers of wind energy from around the globe. Also the Rödl & Partner experts from Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Baltic States appeared at the event. Thanks to the numerous lectures and the accompanying events the fair was an excellent opportunity not only to learn more about renewable energy but also to do some networking. Rödl & Partner Poland was represented by Mr Piotr Mrowiec, Associate Partner, Attorney at Law and Corporate and Tax Law Team Leader for renewable energy industry in Rödl & Partner Poznan office. The WindEnergy fair will return in 2016.
Doing business in Poland - conference at Bobolice Castle
On 30 May 2014, a conference was held at Bobolice Castle in the Polish Jura with the participation of German enterprises. The conference was organised by BASF ES with the support of Count Joachim von Arnim. The conference was preceded by the sightseeing of the castle, accompanied by castle owners Senator Lasecki and his wife. Rödl & Partner was among the enterprises invited to the conference. Our firm was represented by dr Marcin Jamroży, who delivered a lecture about Poland's economic situation and the prospects of the German enterprises as regards doing business in Poland.
Rödl & Partner Sponsors Live Concert Recording by String Big Band
Rödl & Partner provided funding for the release of the concert album by String Big Band. It is a prestigious project that introduces a new genre to the string chamber music. Its novelty lies in translating the form and language of the big band music into a string orchestra.
The album features the following musical works:
- "In The Mood" - Joe Garland/Andy Razaf,
- "Satin Dool" - Duke Ellington,
- "Take Five" - Paul Desmond,
- "Blue Moon" - Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart,
- "Caravan" - Juan Tizol,
- "Chatanooga Choo Choo" Mack Gordon/Harry Warren,
- "Fascinating Rhytm" - George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin,
- "Autumn Leaves" - Joseph Cosma,
- "Moonlight Serenade" - Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish,
- "Summertime" George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin.
Atom String Quartet:
Mateusz Smoczyński – violin
Dawid Lubowicz – violin
Michał Zaborski – viola
Krzysztof Lenczowski – cello
Sinfonia Viva Orchestra
Krzysztof Herdzin – director
Featuring: Agnieszka Wilczyńska – vocals, Robert Kubiszyn – contrabass