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Business Breakfast: Employee Equity Plans or Employee Pension Schemes – what is going to turn out more advantageous for employers?

17-09-2018 Seminaria i konferencje

Employee Equity Plans or Employee Pension Schemes –

what is going to turn out more advantageous for employers?



25th September 2018, 9:00 a.m.

CRIDO Office

5A Grzybowska Street, 5th floor, Warsaw


In the last week of August, the Council of Ministers adopted draft of the act on Employee Equity Plans. The new regulations provide for the introduction of a compulsory savings system co-financed by employers, which will cover a vast majority of professionally active Poles. The bill assumes that the major employers will be subject to the Employee Equity Plan starting from 1 July 2019.

In connection with the above we would like to invite you to a business breakfast at which we will compare the Employee Equity Plan with the currently applicable Employee Pension Schemes in legal, tax and business terms. Together with our experts we will consider the advantages and disadvantages of those two systems and will try to answer the question which of them may be more advantageous from the point of view of the employer.

The following issues will be discussed at the meeting:

  • How the situation of companies is going to change after the introduction of the Employee Equity Plan? We will present also the obligations and costs which will affect employers and employees in such scope. We are also going to present threats resulting from a failure to comply with the new law – the projected regulations provide for sanctions in the form of high fines and even penalties involving deprivation of liberty.
  • Having the Employee Pension Scheme in place releases employers from the obligation to implement the Employee Equity Plan in the company. Are Employee Pension Schemes an alternative to the Employee Equity Plan? Which system of pension savings should be chosen? Will it be possible to structure the Employee Pension Scheme in such a way that it is more financially advantageous for the employer than the Employee Equity Plan?
  • What does the implementation of the Employee Pension Scheme and the Employee Equity Plan look like?

We hope that the discussed issues will help you choose the form of pension security which is appropriate for your company and employees.


Our speakers


Mateusz Baran
Partner, legal advisor, CRIDO

Legal advisor and partner responsible for corporate law. He has been working for the law firm since its very inception, and prior to that he worked for Crido, where he started off as a trainee. As a Partner Mateusz is in charge of a team of several legal professionals providing corporate law advice.  In 2018 Mateusz was distinguished as a recommended lawyer in several categories by  the international ranking of law firms The Legal 500.

  Łukasz Bączyk
Senior Manager, tax advisor, CRIDO

Senior Manager in the Tax Advisory Department at Crido. For over a dozen years, he specializes in tax services for individuals from the HNWI (High-net-worth individual) sector. Łukasz advises clients in terms of tax, legal and business in the development of domestic and international investment and ownership structures (both for individuals and corporations). As part of his current practice, he also deals with issues related to TP, CIT and PIT tax audits, as well as ongoing tax advisory for Polish entities.


The meeting will be held in English.

The participation is free of charge.

If  you wish to participate, please register directly to weronika@ppcc.pl until September 20th.