On Saturday 27 August, the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce invites you to a free Irish music concert in Warsaw city centre.
Saint Sister, Paddy Hanna and The Wood Burning Savages will play in Klub Niebo, Nowy Świat 21 for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music
This new IPCC event is being run with the cooperation & assistance of Culture Ireland
This is a free, three Irish music concert event soundcloud detail on the bands below.
Saint Sister: https://soundcloud.com/saint-sister
Paddy Hanna: https://soundcloud.com/paddy-hanna
The Wood Burning Savages: https://soundcloud.com/thewoodburningsavage
The IPCC & the Swedish section of the SPCC are holding a joint event to watch the Euro 16 match in Pub Lolek, Ul. Rokitnicka 20 on Monday 13 June.
As kick off is 6pm, it may suit to bring along children, more than welcome.
To gauge numbers for seats/food etc could you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Hope you can make it with your inflatable hammer !
In the coming days the Sejm will likely decide on the draft anti-tax avoidance legislation which may be introduced as early as 1 July 2016.
The proposed draft, if enacted, will give the Polish tax authorities almost unlimited powers to recharacterise transactions whose main purpose, they believe, is tax avoidance. This follows on from Panama, Luxleaks, Swissleaks etc but the rules can also work on a more prosaic level (such as in respect to self-employment rather than Umowa o pracę).
Taxperience is organizing an international tax workshop on 3rd June at Villa Foksal (10:00 followed by lunch) which will be presented together tax adviser colleagues from our global network (Netherlands, France and USA)
The event costs 250 PLN net (price includes one-on-one consultations with tax advisors from other countries and lunch) and the number of places is limited.
To book your place, please e-mail Katarzyna at email@example.com
The program will cover, among others:
• General anti-avoidance rules
• Extension of permanent establishment concept
• Hybrid mismatches and restriction of interest deductions
• New transfer pricing reporting requirements, particularly benchmarking obligations
• Rules requiring that payments for intangibles reflect value creation
Topic 1 – General anti-avoidance rules
We expect the Polish Parliament to imminently implement wide ranging anti-tax avoidance provisions, drawing on experience of similar provisions which other countries have introduced in recent years. We will consider the proposed Polish provisions and compare with other countries’ experiences with their GAAR.
Topic 2 – New definition of permanent establishment
BEPS Actions 7 and 15 introduce a much broader definition of the permanent establishment concept with the aim of taxing entities in a given jurisdiction in line with the activities performed and substance located in that jurisdiction. This will impact commissionaire and dependent agent structures which hitherto have reported minimal taxable profits in territories where they operate. We will update you on progress in implementing rules and revising tax treaties via the so-called multilateral instrument.
Topic 3 – Hybrid mismatches and restriction of interest deductions
Poland, in line with many other EU countries has implemented rules to block tax advantages arising from so-called hybrid mismatches (for example, where one jurisdiction allows a transaction as a taxable cost and the other does not recognise the same transaction as taxable income). New regulations also limit the possibility to reduce the tax base via interest deductions. We summarise the implementation of these regulations in key EU countries.
Topic 4 – Transfer pricing reporting
Wide ranging transfer pricing reporting rules are being introduced effective from 2016 and 2017 which will require increasing cooperation between parents and subsidiaries to prepare and disclose information about inter-company transactions and support pricing with benchmarking analyses. We consider how corporations can streamline these obligations to spread the compliance burden between group entities.
Topic 5 – Intangibles and place of value creation
BEPS Action 8 aims to ensure that income from intangible property is recognised in the jurisdictions where value is actually created. We review new legislation in the EU restricting tax advantageous regimes involving “patent boxes” which allow income from intangibles to enjoy low rates of taxation. We consider rules limiting deductibility or treaty benefits associated with licence fees paid to licensors which do not create or are not beneficial owners of IP.
Matthew O’Shaughnessy, Partner Taxperience / Poland
Matthew O‘Shaughnessy has 23 years experience advising major companies on Polish and international tax matters. Matthew was born and educated in the UK and came to Poland in 1992, originally to work in PriceWaterhouse, Warsaw. In 2007 Matthew registered his own advisory business and has co-operated closely with major firms such as Ernst and Young. Matthew is a certified Polish Tax Adviser and possesses an MBA in International Business from City University Business School in London. International Tax Review recognised Matthew as a leading transfer pricing adviser in Poland.
Ruben van Aarle, Partner Taxperience / the Netherlands
Ruben van Aarle, advises a variety of businesses, ranging from starters in the market (often Internet, IT, and technology-driven businesses) to internationally operating SMEs and publicly traded corporations. Ruben is keen on conceiving original tax solutions and thinking along with his clients in implementing the solutions efficiently. Ruben's out-of-the-box way of thinking, which is typical of all partners at Taxperience, clearly manifests itself in his advisory work. Ruben has been a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Lawyers since 1999.
Denis Fontaine-Besset, Partner STC Partners / France
Denis specialises in taxation as applied to the financial markets and financing transactions. Denis is an expert on the taxation of institutions as well as products offered to companies. He has participated in the legal and tax arrangement of complex financial transactions. A tax attorney, he also provides assistance in the area of transfer pricing. He is a member of IFA.
Kevin Kiyan, Managing Director Andersen Tax / USA
Kevin is a Managing Director in US National Tax office and Andersen’s Transfer Pricing leader. Kevin has over 27 years of professional experience and has led all major aspects of Transfer Pricing issues, including planning/feasibility analyses, IP migration/restructuring, cost-sharing, Advanced Pricing Agreements (APAs), audit defense/litigation and global transfer pricing documentation. Kevin has extensive experience serving clients in major industry sectors, including: media & entertainment, engineering & construction, apparel, retail consumer products, telecommunications/ networking, pharmaceuticals/ healthcare and software development/data systems.
Adam Steinberger, Managing Director Andersen Tax / USA
Adam, the Office Managing Director of the Andersen’s Silicon Valley office, has over 18 years of domestic and international tax experience serving clients from emerging growth companies to large multinational enterprises. He advises both publicly-held and private businesses in a variety of industries, including semiconductor, software, manufacturing, biotechnology, retail, media and real estate. Adam's primary tax and business practice areas include: accounting for income taxes, compensation and benefits tax planning, tax controversies, global mergers and acquisition planning, tax credits, including research and experimentation tax credits, tax compliance.
The annual IPCC family event is taking place in Pub Lolek, Ul. Rokitnicka 20, 02-131 on Sunday 15 May from 1pm to 5pm
This is a complementary event so please bring along your friends but don't forget to "wear your green"
Cumann Warszawa will be on hand to teach Children Gaelic Football outside and inside, IREE will provide Irish Dance and Music. 'Rob the Magician' will also be on hand to entertain the Children.
To gauge correctly numbers for food, seats etc could you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to attend and the number of people eg two adults two kids ....
Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce invite you to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the company of friends and colleagues!
Experience Irish hospitality and a view of the ‘Green’ Palace of Culture and Science
Dress Code: Business Casual. Try and wear something green!
Numbers are limited so please RSVP to email@example.com
Pure Sky Club is located on the 22nd floor of the Skylight Tower in the heart of the city, next to Zlote Tarasy, the premier shopping center of downtown Warsaw.
You are warmly invited to the next networking event organised by the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce, which will be a blind tasting event with a number of special whiskeys (not only Irish, admittedly). To guide us through this mouth-watering adventure will be whiskey experts and as much craic as you will need to get through the remainder of the morbid Polish winter!
Places are very limited, so please indicate if you are able to make it, so that the Chamber can allocate you your ticket!
Tickets to this event are free of charge to IPCC members.
For further information or to RSVP; firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue's website: http://karowa31.pl/en/
We have great pleasure in inviting you to a breakfast briefing on the Polish economy. Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. has kindly agreed to give a presentation to the Chamber on the Polish Economy on Wednesday, 20th of January 2016, at 8:30 AM at the Irish Embassy, which is located on ul Mysia 5, 6th floor. The Chamber thanks Ambassador Keown for hosting the event.
Many of you may already know Maciej from previous years, but for those that don’t, he won an award in 2012 from Bloomberg, ranking second in the “most prescient economist in the world”. Entrance will be free for all IPCC Members.
Please RSVP to email@example.com / 668 519 462 as the numbers of places are limited to attend the breakfast.
We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.
Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska, President, Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce
Brian Mason, Executive Director, Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Ceili lessons for all the family, accompanied by professional Irish dancers and live Irish music! Everyone is welcome to attend, members and non-member lovers of all things Irish alike!
Also, we are raising money for charity, so please bring a towel and bake a cake to enter the cake raffle! For more information, check out our new facebook page.
See you there!
You are most warmly invited to attend a briefing by Ambassador Keown on ‘An Update on the Irish Economy and Budget 2015.’ The Ambassador has graciously offered to host the continental breakfast meeting on Monday, October 26th from 08.30 – 10.00 at the Embassy, ul Mysia 5, 6th floor.
We encourage you to join us for this valuable and timely briefing, and ask that you kindly confirm your attendance by mid-day, October 22nd.
Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce
Dear Member, the Irish Polish Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on Sunday 11 October in Figaro Tennis Club in Park Skaryszewski, aleja Zieleniecka 2 from 4pm.
With Ireland playing France in the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff at 545 this match will be shown on TV with food and drink being served inside the venue.
Then onto the Euro 2016 football qualifier , the venue is less than a ten minute walk to the National Stadium and the game kicks off at 845.
We are in current communication with the FAI to arrange match tickets so if you could confirm your attendance at the event we would be grateful.
If you need match tickets, please let us know how many you need asap and we will do our best to get you them.
The event will be free to attend for paid up members of the IPCC (2 guests per company, 4 per large company) however match tickets if required, wll cost in the region of 170PLN. These tickets will be located amongst the Irish Supporters in the "Away Section"
If you wish to bring additional guests to the event, please let us know.
Should you have any queries please contact Brian at 668 519 462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL PRICE FOR IPCC MEMBERS - 29 EURO!
Frogs & Co. would like to invite you all to the Warsaw Rugby Festival. The games will take place on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm on both days at AWF Warszawa, Marymoncka 34. We have 18 mens teams coming, including 1,5 from Ireland (the half being Irish vet students). On site there will be activities for adults and kids (the second group will have more events on Sunday), a beer garden and free entry.
Here is the link to the tournament highlights of 2014:
Hope you all make it and support our boys in green (Frogs)!
Pleas join us at the Irish Family Day FROLIC@LOLEK PUB on the 10th of May 2015.
- GAA - training & match!
- Irish Dance!
- Fun & food!
Wear green & invite your friends along!
You can download the invite here.
In order to get a good idea of numbers for activities & food, please register attending children below plus their accompanying adults.
Saint Patrick Business Networking
To mark the Saint Patrick’s Festival Week, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Chamber of Commerce, are hosting our annual Saint Patrick’s Business Networking at the Warsaw Tortilla Factory on Thursday, March 19 at 1830.
The evening will be an opportunity to have some traditional Irish food, and an Irish drink or two besides. The event is a great way to offer some Irish hospitality to customers and partners.
Dress Code is casual, but please try and wear something green!
RVSP to Agnieszka Michalska at Enterprise Ireland email@example.com
Mr. Maciej Reluga, Chief Economist at Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. has kindly agreed to give a presentation to the Chamber on the Polish Economy on Tuesday 13th January2015, venue to be confirmed in Warsaw, at 5pm. Many of you may already know Maciej from previous years, but for those that don’t, he won an award in 2012 from Bloomberg, ranking second in the “most prescient economist in the world”. Entrance will be free for all ICC Members.
You are invited to the annual ICC Christmas Mixer at the Tortilla Factory on Thursday 18th December, starting at 7pm.
These events are great opportunities to catch up with both friends and business acquaintances alike, and to perhaps make some new ones, in a convivial, informal atmosphere. Food will be provided.
As this is my first Mixer evening as Chairman, I would particularly like to see as many of you as possible.
The Irish Chamber of Commerce has pleasure to invite you to a Christmas Charity Ceile at the Bristol Hotel on the 7th December at 2pm.
Invited are Irish families and friends living in Warsaw. A professional team of Polish-based Irish dancers & musicians will lead the event which hopefully will have everyone on the dance floor. Teas and coffees, guided tours of the Bristol Hotel and a raffle in aid of the St Patricks Foundation all feature.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/WarsawCeile2014
The Irish Chamber of Commerce in Central Europe (i-Cham CE) will be hosting a Central European technology event in conjunction with PwC in Dublin on Monday, 3rd November 2014. The event will bring together Ireland and Central European based technology companies with a view to developing new cross-border business relationships and partnerships. The event is supported by the Irish Exporters Association and Enterprise Ireland.
While the agenda is still being finalised, you can register your interest or seek further information from Jennifer Condon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of i-Cham CE, members from the ICC, Poland are welcome to attend this event.
Details to follow.
Trade Section of Polish Embassy in Dublin, Polish National Tourist Office in London and Medical Poland are organizing seminar on medical tourism to Poland including SPA & Wellness with a short introduction to the public and private health care system in Poland.
The main focus of the seminar will be on the medical sector in Poland, and what it can offer for Irish patients. Presentations of selected medical institutions will demonstrate the potential of Polish industry.
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Chamber will take place on the 17th September, 5.30pm, at the Irish Embassy in Warsaw. The AGM will discuss the activities and finances of the Chamber over the last year, as well as plans for the coming year.
A feedback survey will soon be distributed to members via email, to assist in the discussion. Come along and give your input on how the Chamber can best support its members and fulfil its mission statement!
The meeting will be followed by a social Mixer - with further details to follow.
The Third annual International Group of Chambers of Commerce (IGCC) Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday September 6th, from 12 midday. This event is free to attend.
Come and play for - or support - Team Ireland as they take on teams from Germany, Britain, The Netherlands and other national Chambers. There will also be activities for families, making this a great day out.
Get in touch with Kenny at the Irish Chamber if you'd like to play for the team!
Taxplan are organising a briefing seminar on the latest in Polish tax affairs on Thursday 26th June, beginnig at 9am. There will be presentations to discuss some important new draft tax amendments.
This event is free for ICC members.