International Womens Day



Magdalena Mielczarek – Legal Advisor

Panel: „Investment tips for women’s business”

A legal advisor, specialist in investment processes, in particular in technological companies. She handles corporate structures, conducting numerous domestic and cross-border M&A, division and transformation processes. She specialises in securing property in terms of inheritance and corporate law, conducting dozens of complicated processes to protect clients’ interest and property, going beyond traditional frames of legal service. She has many years of experience in due diligence processes as well as negotiations, M&A and VC transactions. She is responsible for building up models of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) adjusted to individual assumptions of developing enterprises. A member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Opole. A graduate of legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2014 she completed post-graduate studies at the Academy of Companies at Warsaw School of Economics. She is also a graduate of post-graduate journalism studies at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences at the University of Warsaw



Lucie Hubeňáková – Cofounder of Sunday Beans

Panel: „Investment in social and environmental responsibility”

Lucie Hubeňáková was born in Nový Jičín, the small city of Moravia-Silesian region in Czech Republic and she still lives there. This location neighbours with Poland and Slovakia and its very close to its borders. She is married and has two children.

She obtained a bachelor’s in management and economy, Business School Ostrava.

Started her career and gained experience in the bank sector as Banking & Investments advisor for small businesses.

After 6 years of maternity leave, she has co-founded SUNDAY BEANS company in June 2019 to support the coffee plantation project in Uganda as an idea how to develop and help people over there with their full involvement.



Christian Dekoninck – Senior Associate of Management Centre Europe (MCE)

Panel: „Mini-MBA”

Belgian citizen with a Master degree in Law from the Leuven University. A career of more than 21 years at Citibank resulting eventually in successfully running the branch network of Citi Handlowy for over 5 years. Since 8 years Senior Associate of Management Centre Europe (MCE) delivering several courses and developing the MCE business in Poland. Member of the BBC Board for the last 2 years.



Dorota Płoskowicz – Partner, Director for Poland

Panel: „Gender pay gap – equality of wages”


Areas of expertise: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Labour Law

Education: Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University, Poland British Law Centre of the University of Warsaw, Poland

Background: Dorota has significant experience in leading and supervising mergers and acquisitions projects. Due to her involvement in the internal development of the firm, in 2015, Dorota became Partner, Director for Poland. She has advised on many acquisitions of Polish companies and enterprises by foreign investors, including conducting legal due diligence, negotiating contractual documents and notifying planned acquisitions to the Antimonopoly Office. She successfully conducted several mergers and restructuring processes. She also focuses on day-to-day legal advisory for entrepreneurs and labour law. In labour law, she has advised on a wide range of employment matters, including resolving collective disputes, transfers of employees and dismissals. Dorota advises to numerous significant clients, i.e., Fraikin, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Vandemoortele, etc.

Admitted: District Bar Association in Warsaw



Agnieszka Siwińska Partner– Director for Poland Leader of Mergers and Acquisitions

Panel: „Gender pay gap – equality of wages”


Areas of expertise: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law

Education: Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University, Poland Law School of the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Background: Agnieszka is focused mainly on corporate and mergers and acquisitions law, and corporate and insurance law. She also has significant experience in telecommunications and energy law. She became Partner, Director for Poland, in 2016. Due to her extensive experience and knowledge of the mergers and acquisitions practice area, in 2016, Agnieszka became the Leader the of Mergers and Acquisitions practice at PETERKA & PARTNERS. Agnieszka has supervised numerous of mergers and acquisitions projects for Polish and foreign enterprises, and she advises on various corporate issues, including purchase of shares, negotiations, due diligence reports, private transactions, acquisitions of minority interests, disposal and corporate restructurings. She has provided legal advisory services for numerous of our significant clients, i.e., Vandemoortele Polska sp. z o.o., a French market leader in the field of ophthalmic products, and a major Danish footwear group. Prior to joining the firm, Agnieszka worked for the Polish office of Allen & Overy focusing on comprehensive aspects of mergers and acquisitions projects at all stages.

Admitted: District Bar Association in Warsaw



Claire Godding– Senior Expert at FEBELFIN for Diversity, Inclusion & Societal Needs

Panel: Discussion: „Gender pay gap – equality of wages”

Master Degree in Law, UCL

Co-Chair Women in Finance

Founder and Co-Chair DMAB (Diversity Managers Association Belgium)

Member of the Board at Unia & Myria
(2009-2019) HR, BNP Paribas Fortis. I initiated and developed Diversity & Inclusion at BNP Paribas Fortis (13000 employees)

3 kids, 1 grandkid just born.




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