M&A Seminar: Cross-border reorganizations - Babel Towers?


19 - 21 October 2017

Corporate reorganisations are very complex as they involve in-depth knowledge not only of corporate law itself, but also tax law, employment law, regulatory, etc.  Cross-border reorganisations are particularly complex as, in addition to the different areas of the law referred to above, take place within a legal framework governed by two or more jurisdictions.
Times were companies were acting on a national level are long gone.  Nowadays, companies are acting and organised globally.  The result of this globalization is that companies are being (re)organized at a cross-border level.
Corporate reorganisations can take many different forms (e.g. cross-border merger, transfer of corporate seat, transfer or contribution of a branch of activities, etc.) and might take place within the framework of a corporate M&A transaction or within the framework of a purely internal restructuring.
Finally, reorganizations do not involve the company only.  The interests and/or concerns of many stakeholders (e.g. employees, creditors, shareholders, supervising governmental authorities, etc.) are to be taken into account as well.  Nevertheless, it will be the corporate M&A lawyer who ultimately will need to oversee and manage the various legal (and cross-border) issues and make sure that all hurdles can be taken and that the cross-border reorganisation can be completed successfully.
As capital of the EU country with the fastest growing economy, Bucharest is one of the cities that have captivated the attention of many investors.  Known as little Paris, Bucharest is a city of contrasts.  An architectural mixture between French neo-classical and communist buildings, home of Ceausescu’s infamous Casa poporului (world’s second largest administrative building) and Enescu’s classical music festival, the capital offers something for every taste.
The seminar “Cross-border Reorganisations – Babel Towers?” is organised by the Corporate M&A Commission and is particularly targeting corporate lawyers (including tax and employment law practitioners) active in the field of cross-border reorganisations.  It is expected to attract approximately 50-70 lawyers.
The Organising Committee is composed of five successful young lawyers from Belgium, Switzerland and Romania, all working in the corporate M&A departments of leading law firms with an international outlook.  Both the Organising Committee as well as AIJA is confident that this seminar, once again, will become a great success.
Overall, your participation as sponsor to this seminar provides for excellent opportunities to promote your firm, your business, services and/or your products.  In particular, this seminar is of interest of law firms or companies that are interested in marketing to the legal corporate M&A market and to the next generation of international lawyers.

AIJA Commissions

  • Corporate and M&A

Full programme

Cross border reorganizations.

Thursday 19 October 2017

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at the Novotel Bucarest City Centre Hotel
18:30 » 20:00
Welcome cocktail at the Novotel Bucarest City Centre Hotel
20:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner at Winestone Victoriei 37 

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Friday 20 October 2017

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at the Novotel Bucarest City Centre Hotel
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome address by AIJA Vive-President and OC members
Xavier Costa, AIJA Vice-President, ROCA JUNYENT SLP (Spain)
Ileana Glodeanu, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte Gmbh & Co Kg (Romania)
Moritz Maurer, Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd (Switzerland)
Alexandra Maria Ologu, Sioufas & Colaboratorii (Romania)
Jérôme Vermeylen, Altius (Belgium)
09:15 » 10:00
Cross-border reorganizations – Who understands the sphinx?
Jerome Vermeylen, ALTIUS, Belgium 
Tyshanti de Jonge, LOYENS & LOEFF, The Netherlands
10:00 » 11:00
Bullet proof cross-border mergers
Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu, Dentons, Romania
Christian Sauer, FRANKLIN, France
Gerard Correig, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Hartwig Kienast, Wolf Theiss, Austria
11:00 » 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 » 12:00
The colorful bouquet of cross-border reorganization possibilities
Kasper Ripken, Kiveld, The Netherlands 
Nicolas Thieltgen, Brucher Thieltgen & Partners, Luxembourg
12:00 » 14:00
Sponsored by WOLFTHEISS
14:00 » 15:00
Thinking outside the box
Ileana Glodeanu, Wolf Theiss, Romania
Alfredo D'Aniello, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Italy
Ronald Kogens, FRORIEP, Switzerland
Siobhán Langwade , Taylor Wessing, UK
15:00 » 16:00
Cross-border mergers and reorganizations outside the EU
Moritz Maurer, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Switzerland
Jennifer Maxwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, UK
Ruchi Biyani, Nishith Desai Associates, India/Germany
16:00 » 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 » 17:30
Tax aka the “grey eminence”
Alexandra Ologu, Sioufas & Associates, Romania
Tomasz Rysiak, Magnusson, Poland
Mattew Cullen, Sharp Partners US/Switzerland
Nicolas Duboille, Simmons & Simmons, France
Silvio Cilia, Corrieri Cilia Legal, Malta
19:00 » 23:00
Short and scenic walking tour of Bucharest city center followed by traditional Romanian dinner at Casa Domneasca
Optional nightlife (old city center of Bucharest)
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Saturday 21 October 2017

10:00 » 11:00
… and what about the employees?
Rebekka Stumpfrock, Avantcore, Germany
Jouni Kautto, Waselius & Wist, Finland
Marilena Balabuti, Romania
11:00 » 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 » 12:00
Defense measures for creditors and shareholders
Thierry Aballea, EwenLaw, France
Joram van den Berg, Houthoff Buruma, The Netherlands,
Gheorghe Piperea, Romania
12:00 » 14:00
Sponsored by Sharp Partners
Optional afternoon social program
Letting your hair down at the largest recreation, wellness and entertainment center in Europe - Therme
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
20:00 » 23:00
Optional dinner at Uanderful
One of Bucharest’s most exclusive lounges

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
Optional nightlife (old city center of Bucharest)
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally



Practical information



Not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the:
NOVOTEL Bucarest City Centre 
Calea Victoriei 37B, Sector 1 010061 Bucharest, Romania
Phone +40 21 308 85 00
EUR 85.00 single per room per night 
EUR 95.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast . VAT and City tax excluded.

In order to book your hotel room, please fill out the reservation form and send to h5558@accor.com.

Organising Committee

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & Co KG (ROMANIA)

Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Alexandra Maria OLOGU
Joy Legal & Business (ROMANIA)