AIJA Double Seminar: Olympic Games, Corruption and Sport Arbitration & Government contracts - Public Procurement Law and Contract Law

Lausanne

06 - 08 April 2017


The newly established Public Law Commission is organizing its very first AIJA seminar together with the Sports Law Commission, the International Business Law Commission, and the Arbitration Commission. We are all delighted to invite you to join us in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a double seminar weekend focusing on government contracts and sports law from 6-8 April 2017.

The governance of world sports has more and more come under the scrutiny of the public. Choosing the next venue for the world championships or the Olympic Games or even the elections of the president of a sport federation has become a real challenge. Sports lawyers, federation's officials and athletes as well as the legal counsels will cover the topics from their perspective, and discuss how the legal protection of all stakeholders involved works and how it could be improved.

Professionals working in the public law sector will be discussing the legal challenges when contracting with states in particular in connection with major building projects. The seminar will be an excellent occasion for you to discuss all these legal challenges. Therewith, lively debates and exchanges of experiences are guaranteed. Even though the seminar on government contracts addresses questions of public procurement law, it also has a strong focus on contractual questions such as standard forms of contracts, typical general contractors' problems and defects & liabilities. The seminar will be completed by some litigation and arbitration war stories in relation to government contracts.

The double seminar will of course not only academically discuss the legal challenges but also give you the possibility to experience the capital of world sports, Lausanne. Apart of visiting the Olympic Museum there will be the opportunity to enjoy the vineyards at the famous Lake Geneva shore which are recognized as an UNESCO world heritage site. This will make you remember the seminar forever.


AIJA Commissions

  • International Arbitration
  • International Business Law

Full programme

Public Law Commission Seminar

Thursday 06 April 2017

17:00
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
19:00
Welcome Cocktail at the bar Le Nomade, Place de l’Europe 9, 1003 Lausanne
20:00
Optional Dinner at the bar Le Nomade (optional)
22:30
Optional Clubbing at Punk Bar, Place de l’Europe 9, 1003 Lausanne (optional)

Friday 07 April 2017

08:00
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
09:00
AIJA Welcome Address
David Frølich, Lund Elmer Sandager, Denmark, President of AIJA
09:15
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Introduction by the OC

Bernd Hauck and Per-Ola Bergqvist
09:30
The hybrid side of construction works for states and public entities: public procurement law and contract law
Julia Bhend, Probst Partner AG, Switzerland
09:50
PART 2 : PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
Setting the scene: the legal framework concerning public
procurement
Speakers:
Katarzyna Kuźma, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Poland
Marquard Christen, CMS von Erlach Poncet AG, Switzerland
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
The revisions in the Agreement on Government Procurement dated 30 March 2012
Ramona Wyss, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland
11:30
Notices of intended procurements - typical pitfalls in different countries
Moderator:
Per-Ola Bergqvist, Foyen, Sweden
Speakers:
Boris Ostroukhov, ALRUD, Russia
Laurynas Lukošiūnas, Sorainen, Lithuania
Māra Stabulniece, Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Latvia
12:30
Lunch
14:00
Eligibility criteria and their limits
Speakers:
Rosa Isabel Peña Sastre, Roca Junyent, Spain
Jan Roliński, WKB, Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp k., Poland
14:45
Prior involvement, advantage in knowledge and other obstacles - are public procurement procedures really fair?
Moderator:
Mads Fuglesang, Selmer, Norway
Speakers:
Emma Niemistö, Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Finland
Carl Fläring, Foyen, Finland
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
Challenging procurement decisions - a case study
Speakers:
Michał Wojciechowski, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Poland
Maris Brizgo, Klavins Ellex, Latvia
16:30
PART 3 : CONTRACT LAW
Standard forms of contracts - what rules are usual when
constructing for public entities?
Moderator:
Babak Tabeshian, Ariathes Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Speakers:
Jérôme Baumann, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Thomas Bekkevold, Bang-Olsen & Partners Law Firm, Denmark
17:30
End of scientific program
19:30
Dinner at Restaurant la Suite, Rue du Petit-Chêne 28, 1003 Lausanne
22:30
Optional Clubbing at BAR ABC, Ruelle du Grand Pont, 1001 Lausanne (optional)

Saturday 08 April 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
09:30
Defects and liabilities in public construction contracts
Moderator:
Edward Banyard Smith, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
Speakers:
Ulrik Bang-Olsen, Bang-Olsen & Partners Law Firm, Denmark
Paul Bassett, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
Back-to-back and I am safe? - what general contractors should take into account
Moderator:
Bernd Hauck, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Speakers:
Benedikt Rohrßen, Taylor Wessing, Germany
Gunnar Pickl, Dorda Brugger Jordis, Austria
Jelle Blom, Kennedy Van der Laan, Netherlands
12:00
Litigating or arbitrating a construction project with a state - some war stories
Moderator:
Justus Jansen, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen, Germany
Speakers:
Bernd Ehle, Lalive, Switzerland
Jason Kellogg, Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman llp, USA
Dhruv Kakar, S.C. Ladi & Co., India
13:00
Lunch
15:30
Optional Wine Tasting at Jomini Wines, Constant et Sophie Jomini, Chemin de Baulet 3-6, 1071 Chexbres (optional)
19:00
Optional Typical Swiss Fondue Dinner at Restaurant Chalet Suisse, Route du Signal 40, 1018 Lausanne (optional)
22:30
Optional Clubbing at White Club, Place St. François 12, 1003 Lausanne (optional)

Sports Law Commission Seminar

Thursday 06 April 2017

17:00
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
19:00
Welcome Cocktail at the bar Le Nomade, Place de l’Europe 9, 1003 Lausanne
20:00
Optional Dinner at the bar Le Nomade (optional)
22:30
Optional Clubbing at Punk Bar, Place de l’Europe 9, 1003 Lausanne (optional)

Friday 07 April 2017

08:00
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
09:00
AIJA Welcome Address
David Frølich, Lund Elmer Sandager, Denmark, President of AIJA
09:15
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Introduction by the OC
Thilo Pachmann, Sven Nagel and Yvan Henzer
09:20
The governance of international sports federations
Stephan Dittl, Salger Rechtsanwälte, Germany
09:40
Is there a stronger need for state control within the sports federations? - State interventions and autonomy of the federations
Speakers:
Richard Samuel, 3 O'Hare Court, United Kingdom
Katarzyna Grabska, Polish Olympic Committee, Poland
Gerard Cukier, Kingsley Napley, United Kingdom
10:10
The new Ethik Committee of FIFA and its work
Cornel Borbély, FIFA Ethic Commission, Switzerland
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
PART 2: GOVERNANCE OF THE SPORTS FEDERATIONS - RULES AND REGULATIONS
From the Salt Lake City corruption scandal to the FIFA governance problems - Introduction into the Swiss legal system
Thilo Pachmann, Pachmann Attorneys at law Ltd., Switzerland
11:30
The balance between federation's interests and interests of the athletes in the governance of the sports federations
Moderator:
Sven Nagel, NWK Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Speakers:
Maximilian Hartung, World Champion in fencing (team), 3rd place (single), Germany
Ralph Stöckli, Director of High Performance Sports, Switzerland
12:10
What should a “good” governance of sports federations look like?
Laura Manz, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
12:30
Lunch
14:00
PART 3: THE CURRENT SYSTEM OF SPORTS ARBITRATION
Introduction into the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
William Sternheimer, Deputy Secretary General at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Switzerland
14:30
Sports arbitration in the light of the Pechstein case
Felix Barth, Dr. Kroll & Partner, Germany
14:50
Critical discussion on the current arbitration system at the Olympics: The federations' vs. the athletes' point of view
Moderators:
Yvan Henzer, Libra Law, Switzerland
Ross Wenzel, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Speakers:
Christian Schreiber, Athlete's Representative of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB), Germany
David Casserly, Law library, Ireland
15:30
Coffee break
16:00
PART 4: THE FUTURE OF SPORTS ARBITRATION
Sports arbitration in the light of the European Court for Human Rights
Peter Marx, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners, Belgium
16:20
(In)compatibility of current national and international sports arbitration with EU law
Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder, Barandun von Graffenrie, Switzerland
16:40
Panel discussion on the future of sports arbitration and on the interventions by state courts in different countries into sports
Moderator:
Thomas Wehrli, Pachmann Attorneys at law Ltd., Switzerland
Speakers:
Lucien W. Valloni, Froriep, Switzerland
Hervé LeLay, Brown/Rudnick, France
17:20
End of scientific program
19:30
Dinner at Restaurant la Suite, Rue du Petit-Chêne 28, 1003 Lausanne
22:30
Optional Clubbing at BAR ABC, Ruelle du Grand Pont, 1001 Lausanne (optional)

Saturday 08 April 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel de la Paix
09:15
PART 5: THE FUTURE OF THE SPORTS GOVERNANCE
Legal recourse within federations as an instrument of good governance
Klara Dvorakova, Holubova advokati s.r.o., Czech Republik
09:35
How to ensure fair proceedings in doping matters on the example of the German DIS
Karsten Hofmann, Hofmann Rechtsanwälte, Germany
09:55
Ensuring a proper bidding process
Speakers:
Jan Roliński, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp. k., Poland
Hugo Teixeira, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
Preventing corruption and game manipulations in sports
Speakers:
Anne Salzer, Salzer Avocats, France
Sofia Silva e Sousa, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
11:40
Ensuring clean Games from a sponsor's perspective
Niall Collins, Mayson, Hayes & Curran, Ireland
12:00
The future of sports governance in the light of the IOC's agenda 2020
François Carrard, Former IOC Director General and Counsel of IOC, Switzerland
13:00
Lunch
15:30
Optional Wine Tasting at Jomini Wines, Constant et Sophie Jomini, Chemin de Baulet 3-6, 1071 Chexbres (optional)
19:00
Optional Typical Swiss Fondue Dinner at Restaurant Chalet Suisse, Route du Signal 40, 1018 Lausanne (optional)
22:30
Optional Clubbing at White Club, Place St. François 12, 1003 Lausanne (optional)

Sponsors


Organising Committee

Per-Ola BERGQVIST
Foyen Advokatfirma AB (SWEDEN)

Bernd HAUCK
Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)

Yvan HENZER
Libra Law (SWITZERLAND)

Sven NAGEL
Nagel Kauerhof Rechtsanwälte (GERMANY)

Thilo PACHMANN
Pachmann Rechtsanwälte AG (SWITZERLAND)