What do black swans have to do with the lease market? Can a tropical spider be a an occupational risk for remote work purposes? And where can runaway inflation get us?

These and other questions found their answers during our on-site conference last week. Of course, our references were not only to the animal kingdom metaphors. No effort was spared to share hard data and expert knowledge which was provided by our speakers in brief topic slots.

The meeting was hosted by Łukasz Lubaszka, one of the people behind the conference and Sendero partner responsible for contracts and commercial leases practice area. Łukasz opened up by vividly explaining the inspiration behind the event. Then came the time for experts, first of whom was the event partner Daria Rizler from Incado, a commercial real estate consultancy.  Daria presented lease market data in the post-pandemic time and spoke on the most important business factors to be considered when changing your office or warehouse.

Also speaking during the event were our employment law specialists. Małgorzata Mroczkowska, attorney-at-law, talked about the hybrid work model and office space requirements, while Katarzyna Lipińska, trainee attorney-at-law, showed some statistics on the psychological and social effects of remote work.

After this slot, the participants had an opportunity to network over coffee, talk and rest before the next panel. This was followed by a presentation on legal options for a more flexible lease, delivered by Anna Wieczorek, Sendero partner in charge of real estate practice area. Soon after Łukasz Lubaszka took the floor to talk about business traps that can be hidden in your lease contract. A lot of interest was generated by the maximum energy price panel, with our energy law expert Jacek Wilczewski answering questions from the audience, some of which proved quite challenging. As the last speaker, senior tax consultant Katarzyna Olejniczak answered the most frequently asked questions on tax aspects of leases. After the presentations came the time for longer and more personal conversations with out guests.

We were getting ready for the conference for several months and are extremely happy that those long preparations bore fruit in the form of what turned out to be a much needed meeting.

Please see the conference photo story.