BELGIAN DAYS 2018: Brussels as Lobbying and Arbitrage Capital


Location: office Pracodawcy RP, Brukselska 7, Warsaw

Seminar on Brussels as a European capital of lobbying and arbitrage organised by the HUB Brussels & the Employers of the Republic of Poland.

A great chance to discuss about advantages of being active in European decision centre. Special Guests including the Ambassador of Kingdom of Belgium H.E. Mr Luc Jacobs and Mr Dirk Demeulemeester, the President of CEPANI (the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation).


12.00 -12.30 Registration

12.30 -12.50 Official Opening

  • HE Luc Jacobs- Ambassador of Belgium to Poland and Lithuania
  • Andrzej Malinowski - President, Employers of Poland

12.50 -13.00 Case-study of an International lobbying Company: working on the Polish market though hiring and training Polish experts

  • Małgorzata Stępniak - Senior Consultant, Schuman Associates

13.00 -13.10 Case-study of a Polish lobbying company: the opportunities of opening an office in Brussels

  • Monika Handzlik - Manager, Contact Europe

13.10 -13.30 The opportunities of International Arbitrage. Case studies of case(s) resolved in Brussels 

  • Dirk Demeulemeester - President of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration & Mediation CEPANI, Professor at the University of Ghent and Leiden, Partner at DMDB Lawfirm

13.30 -13.50 The most currently sensitive field of Arbitration : can the Bilateral Investment Treaties survive in the European Union, following the Achmea ruling ?

  • Philippe Vlaemminck, Partner, Pharmumlegal Brussels

13.50-14.05 Q & A session

14.05 Walking Lunch with Belgian Beer and pralines

(possibilities of B2B meeting s with speakers and members of the Belgian Business Chamber)


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