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 “Law on Cinematography”.

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 “Cinematography 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

  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Full programme

Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing

Wednesday 15 November 2017

07:30
Human Rights Run
09:00 » 17:00
Bureau Meeting
14:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
18:30
Welcome Cocktail at Casino of Girona
20:00
Get-together dinner

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar
by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
09:00 » 18:00
Extended Bureau Meeting
09:15
How to finance a project with a happy end
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00
The Brexit thriller: Where are we?
12:00
Dali and the fintech disrupting industry
13:15 » 14:15
Lunch
14:15
Equity crowdfunding. Regulation, practice and challenges
15:15
Take the money and run: New trends on internet and mobile payments
16:15 » 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45
How blockchain will change our profession
20:45
Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

08:30 » 09:30
Session of the Human Rights Committee
09:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00
M&A and disruptive innovation
11:00 » 12:30
Forum of the Commissions
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45
Shared economy
13:15
Wrap-up
13:30
Lunch
14:00 » 17:00
Commission Meetings
17:00 » 18:00
Human Rights Committee
19:30
Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:30
Law Course Committee
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
Corporate Governance Meeting
11:00
EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Optional City Tour
20:00 » 03:00
Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori

Law on Cinematography

Wednesday 15 November 2017

09:00 » 17:00
Bureau Meeting
14:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
18:30
Welcome Cocktail at Casino of Girona
20:00
Get-together dinner

Thursday 16 November 2017

07:30
Human Rights Run
08:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar
by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
09:00 » 18:00
Extended Bureau Meeting
09:15
Guess what? General overview on audio-visual rights out of cinema
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00
Who's who: Ownership on the film's intellectual property rights
12:00
Shooting the broker: Management of audio-visual rights
13:15 » 14:15
Lunch
14:15
From the books to the cinemas: The universe of IP rights cascade in the filming industry
15:15
The role of trademark law in the cinematographic world. Elements which can be protected & watch out for scenes that my disparage company's trademark.
16:15 » 16:45
Coffee Break
20:45
Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

08:30 » 09:30
Session of the Human Rights Committee
09:00
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00
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.
11:00 » 12:30
Forum of the Commissions
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45
War on IP rights: ownership dilution over the time
13:15
Wrap-up
13:30
Lunch
14:00 » 17:00
Commission Meetings
16:45
Film production and distribution: indirect industries
17:00 » 18:00
Human Rights Committee
19:30
Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30
Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:30
Law Course Committee
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
Corporate Governance Meeting
11:00
EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00
Optional City Tour
20:00 » 03:00
Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori

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