Half-Year November Conference

Girona

15 November 2017 - 18 November 2017


Girona is real jewel of a destination. It has a more continental, modern vibe than the rest of Spain and needs to be distinguished from the latter since it is a unique site, one worth taking the time to visit and to get to know on its own. It’s richness of history, culture and food, not to mention the incredible architecture puts it high on the best European cities. You can spend hours walking along the river Ter, getting lost and wandering around the narrow cobblestone streets or through “The Call” (Girona’s Jewish quarter), occasionally discovering an enchanting hidden courtyard or a beautiful medieval building, gawking over the brightly colored buildings and distinctive little bridges. Without a doubt, Girona has one of the most impressive historic centers (it is been used as location for the recent season of “Game of Thrones”). If the exceptional architecture and culture was not enough, it has to be pointed out that Girona is home of one of the best restaurants in the world (El Celler de Can Roca); some of Spain’s wildest and loveliest coastal scenery is just a half an hour away (la “Costa Brava”) and you can also can also explore another combination to discover Girona by enjoying one of the best golf courses in Europe: PGA Golf Catalunya (candidate for the Ryder Cup 2022). Obviously, we will also put in place an invigorating traditional run for human rights.

This half year conference will deal with two striking topics “Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing” and “Film Industry Law”.

Firstly, in relation to the “Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing” Seminar it would be headed by the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Commission with the support of the M&A and International Business Law Commissions. We foresee that the seminar would consist of the following sessions “Towards the Capital Market Union and the alternative forms of financing”; “Fintech and regulated financial entities. Co-existence, cooperation or competition?”; “Angels loaning capital is it a real option?”; “Other alternatives: Accelerators vs incubators”; “Bootstrapping vs fundraising”; and “An overview of the equity crowdfunding industry. Regulation, practice and challenges.”

On the other hand, in relation to the “Film Industry Law Seminar” will focus on cinematographic rights, from an IP perspective and private law intricacies governing the copyright of the audio-visual work. We would also take into account the rights of other parties (i.e. performers, producers). We will put in place case studies about the entire process of the developing movies, focusing on appraisal matters, the actions derived from a proper due diligence process and the Do’s and Don’ts for the contractual perspective. The seminar would also encompass general matters surrounding film industry from a business law perspective and the public law perspective (including but not limited to the promotional benefits and subsidies involved).

 

Both seminars aim to combine legal expertise with best practice insights. In addition, participants will have outstanding networking opportunities.

Come and live the 2017 HYC experience in Girona!

Further information will become available in the coming weeks, but don’t miss out on this event and save the dates now!


AIJA Commissions

  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • International Business Law

Full programme

Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing

Wednesday 15 November 2017

09:00 » 17:00
Bureau Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
19:30
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Walking Dinner at Casino of Girona

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 18:00
Extended Bureau Meeting
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, The Netherlands
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
09:15 » 10:30
How to finance a project with a happy end.
- How lawyers can help and not break a transaction
- Bootstrapping vs fundraising
- Angels loaning capital
- Accelerators vs. Incubators
- New financing trends
Moderator:
Phil Shepherd, Taylor Wessing, United Kingdom
Speakers:
Tyshanti de Jonge, Loyens & Loeff N.V., The Netherlands
Anna Wyrzykowska, WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Sp.k., Poland
José Costa Pinto, Costa Pinto & Associados, Portugal
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00
The Brexit thriller: Where are we?
- What we need to know in order to better advise our clients
- Towards the capital union and the common market
-TTPI: Pros and cons
Moderator:
Roberta Draper, Kingsley Napley LLP, United Kingdom
Speakers:
Elaina Bailes, Stewarts, United Kingdom
Bethan Waters, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
12:00 » 13:15
Dalí and the fintech disrupting industry.
- How to advise a fintech client (aiming a long term relationship)
- View of the fintech industry
Moderator:
Alex Carbonell, GAP, Spain
Speakers:
Rizwan Qayyum, K&L Gates LLP, United Kingdom
Natalia Danilova , Alrud Law Firm, Russia
13:15 » 14:15
Lunch Break
13:15 » 14:15
Membership Forum Lunch Meeting
14:15 » 15:15
Equity crowdfunding. Regulation, practice and challenges.
- How to help entrepreneurs to protect their rights when launching an equity crowdfunding project
- The crowd: Are they consumers or investors?
- How to financing a project in different countries at the same time
- Experiences of the sector
Moderator:
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Speakers:
Stephanie Hodara, Altenburger, Switzerland
Paul Massey, Crowdcube & European Crowdfunding Network**
Marco Bellezza, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
15:15 » 16:15
Take the money and run: New trends on internet and mobile payments.
- N version of the Directive
- Insight of the sector
- What’s next?
Moderator:
Ileana Glodeanu, Wolf Theiss, Rumania
Speakers:
Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany
Dieter Veestraeten, Astrea, Belgium 
Montse Guardia Guell, Banc Sabadell, Spain
16:15 » 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 » 17:45
How blockchain will change our profession.
- An introduction to Bitcoin
- Smart contracts stored in Blockchain
Moderator:
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Speakers:
Joaquim Matinero, Roca Junyent , Spain
Thomas Nägele, NÄGELE, Liechtenstein
20:45
Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

07:30
Human Rights Run
09:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:15
M&A and disruptive innovation:
- What are the M&A trends in the field of disruptive innovation?
- Is there also disruption in the transaction models?
- How to advise disruptors: Considerations for lawyers when advising disruptors
Moderator:
Hugo Teixeira, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
Speakers:
Anne Toupenay-Schueller, Jeantet, France (S)
Sjoerd Mol, Benvalor Attorneys at law - Tax lawyers, Netherlands
Thomas Peter, Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob Ltd.
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:15
Forum of the Commissions Meeting
11:45 » 13:00
Shared economy
- What is it?
- Does it work at all and what issues does it pose?
Moderator:
Joram Moyal, MMS Avocats, Luxembourg
Speakers:
Francesco De Lorenzi, De Lorenzi Micciché Scalera Spada – Avvocati Associati, Italy   
Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Greenfort, Germany
13:15 » 13:30
Wrap-up - Hand-out
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
Alex Carbonell, GAP, Spain
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
13:30 » 14:30
Lunch
14:30 » 18:30
Commission Meetings
17:30 » 18:30
Human Rights Committee
20:00
Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:00
Law Course Committee Meeting
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00
EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Optional City Tour
20:00
Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori

Film Industry Law

Wednesday 15 November 2017

09:00 » 17:00
Bureau Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
19:30
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Walking Dinner at Casino of Girona

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 09:10
Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, The Netherlands
Cristina Hernandez-Marti Perez, Hernandez Marti Abogados, Spain
09:00 » 18:00
Extended Bureau Meeting
09:10 » 09:30
Guess what? General overview on audio-visual rights out of cinema.
Stephan Dittl, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB, Germany
09:30 » 10:30
Who's who: Ownership on the film's intellectual property rights
Moderator:
Árpád Geréd, MAYBACH • GÖRG • LENNEIS & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE, Austria 
Speakers:
Sven Preiss, SKWSCHWARZ, Germany 
Massimo Maggiore,MASCHIETTO MAGGIORE BESSEGHINI, Italy
Nataljia Popovic, POPOVIC, POPOVIC & PARTNERS, Serbia
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 » 13:15
Shooting the broker: Management of audio-visual rights
Moderator:
Stephan Dittl, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB, Germany
Speakers:
Ann Grew Pfeiffer, LASSEN RICARD, Denmark
Rafael Sanchez, EGEDA, Spain
Yvonne Maier, NDF, Germany
13:15 » 14:15
Lunch
13:15 » 14:15
Membership Forum Lunch Meeting
14:15 » 15:15
From the books to the cinemas: The universe of IP rights cascade in the filming industry
Moderator:
Manuela Cavallo, PORTOLANO CAVALLO, Italy
Speakers:
Roberto Hayer, REBER, Switzerland
Aideen Burke, LK SHIELDS, Ireland
Emmanuel Verraes, Flinn, Belgium
15:15 » 16:15
The role of trademark law in the cinematographic world. Elements which can be protected & watch out for scenes that my disparage company's trademark.
Speakers:
Coralie Devernay, CLÉRY, France
Pascal Böhner, BARDEHLE, Germany
Sophia Yeh, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, Taiwan
16:15 » 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 » 17:45
Film production and distribution: indirect industries 
Olivier Sasserath, MVVP, Belgium
Alexandru Radu, Film Editor, Romania
20:45
Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

07:30
Human Rights Run
09:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:15
Why don’t we film inside the Area 51? Public spaces, strategic areas and “accidental filming”? (Outside the studios). Permits required for making a movie. Infringements, sanctions and guarantees.
Moderator:
Rosa Peña Sastre, Roca Junyent, Spain
Speakers:
Marta Timón, attorney at the Supreme Court technical cabinet, Spain 
Per-Ola Bergqvist, FOYEN ADVOKATFIRMA KB, Sweden
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00
War on IP rights: ownership dilution over the time
Moderator:
Lisa Taylor, MASON HAYES CURRAN, Ireland
Speakers:
Ádám György, SGBK, Hungary
Antonio Muñoz Vico, Garrigues, Spain
Alexander Baranchikov, Baranchikov IP& IT Attorneys, Russia
11:45 » 13:15
Forum of the Commissions Meeting
13:15 » 13:30
Wrap-up
Cristina Hernandez-Marti, Hernandez Marti Abogados, Spain
13:30 » 14:30
Lunch
14:30 » 18:30
Commission Meetings
17:30 » 18:30
Human Rights Committee
20:00
Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:00
Law Course Committee Meeting
11:00 » 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00
EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Optional City Tour
20:00
Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori

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Congress Venue 

Hotel Carlemany Girona 
Plaça Miquel Santalo, 17002 Girona, Spain
Phone +34 972 21 12 12 
www.hotelcarlemanygirona.com

 Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing - Presentations

 Film Industry Law - Presentations

Organizing Committee

Alex CARBONELL
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, S.L.P. (SPAIN)

Gerard CORREIG
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira SLP (SPAIN)

Xavier COSTA
ROCA JUNYENT SLP (SPAIN)

Tiziana DI CIOMMO
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) (SPAIN)

Nils DÖHLER
Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados, S.L.P. (SPAIN)

Cristina HERNÁNDEZ-MARTÍ PEREZ
HERNANDEZ MARTI ABOGADOS (SPAIN)

Rosa Isabel PENA SASTRE
ROCA JUNYENT SLP (SPAIN)

Pablo VINAGERAS
J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. (SPAIN)

Lara VIVAS
Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira SLP (SPAIN)

National Representatives

Almudena ALVAREZ OTERO
alvarez lentner (SPAIN)