The two-day conference, to be held online on 9-10 December, aims to discuss the main issues and risks arising in relations between real estate developers and their customers from the perspective of the former. The participating experts will also offer their insights on how to best prepare for the imminent changes associated with coming into force of the amended legislative Act regarding real estate development. 

The event is addressed to directors and managers, legal and compliance specialists and, more broadly, to professionals whose work involves real estate projects. 

The main topics raised will include:

  • New legal requirements concerning the reservation agreement;
  • New acceptance and take-over procedures;
  • New possibilities for customers concerning rescission of the agreement;
  • The Developers’ Guarantee Fund – preparation for the imminent changes;
  • Agreement clauses challenged by the Polish antitrust and consumer protection authority – the newest jurisprudence;
  • The register of proscribed contract clauses;
  • The newest amendments to the Polish Construction Act and their implications.

During the first day of the conference,  Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik, partner in GESSEL, will present a panel on proceedings before the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), discussing:

  • UOKiK inspections and searches – how to prepare, and
  • their consequences, also as regards the potential fines.

Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik

Expert in competition law. Represents clients before UOKiK in cases concerning mergers, competition-inhibiting collusions, abuse of dominant market positions, protection of consumer interests, unfair exploitation of contracting advantage, and payment backlogs; advises on compliance issues. Between 2014 and 2017, she worked at UOKiK as its Vice President, managing the operations of three departments – Concentration Control, Competition Protection, and Legal. Her responsibilities included enforcement of Polish and European competition law and overseeing proceedings conducted by the Office. She initiated and oversaw the preparation of two publications recognised by the World Bank and by the International Competition Network in contests for the best educational/information project in the field of competition law: she also oversaw the updating of a series of guideline and clarificatory documents outlining UOKiK policy. As an expert in competition law, published articles in the press and addressed various conferences, workshops, and training events.

For details of the conference programme and registration, please visit the website of the organiser.

We hope you’ll join us !