Double Winter Seminar: Sector specific M&A on the rise // Surviving after death – how to avoid nightmare estate

Valbella

21 January 2018 - 24 January 2018


Corporate and M&A:

Sector specific M&A on the rise – Drawing on the expertise available from M&A and business professionals from industry sectors such as financial services, life science, energy, TMT and more, the seminar shall offer an opportunity to discuss the options for and the characteristics as well as peculiarities of M&A transactions in specific industry sectors, to learn from specialists’ experiences and to investigate likely future trends.

Private Clients & Litigation:

Surviving after death – how to avoid nightmare estates – Private Clients & Litigation Commissions have joined forces to offer an interdisciplinary seminar at the interface of estate planning and estate related litigation, including first experiences and impacts of the EU regulation on successions and wills.
 
The seminar will commence on the evening of Sunday 21 January 2018. The seminars‘ scientific programs will take place between Monday 22 January 2018 and Wednesday 24 January 2018 in the mornings. In the afternoons, you will have time to explore and enjoy winter sports activities in one of the biggest ski areas of Switzerland. Through a social program which will show the best that the Swiss Alps have to offer, the seminar will enable participants to develop relationships with colleagues from other firms and countries in an overwhelming and inspiring alpine surrounding.
 
The alpine oasis of Lenzerheide/Valbella is probably THE young and upcoming ski resort in the Swiss Alps. No wonder Roger Federer has chosen it for his Swiss residence and AIJA for its unique double winter seminar. The ski region «Arosa Lenzerheide» offers 225 km of perfect slopes and has one of the highest number of sunny days compared to other Swiss resorts. The OC could negotiate very competitive rates in its first choice hotel together with substantial reductions on ski passes. «Expensive Switzerland» won’t be an excuse. You will reach the wonderful winter wonderland of Lenzerheide/Valbella in only one and a half hour car or public transport drive from Zurich airport.
 
Grab your skis and join us for this great event!


AIJA Commissions

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Litigation
  • Private Clients

Full programme

Sector specific M&A on the rise

Sunday 21 January 2018

18:00 » 18:30
Registration at the Valbella Inn Resort
18:30 » 20:00
Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Valbella Inn Resort
20:00 » 22:00
Dinner at the Valbella Inn’s Grill Restaurant

Monday 22 January 2018

08:00
Registration at the Valbella Inn Resort
08:15 » 08:30
Welcome and kick-off of academic programme
Welcome addresses and introduction to the seminar by Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, the Netherlands and the Organising Committee
08:30 » 09:00
Keynote address
Tobias Giesser, Co-Head Structuring Services, Partners Group Ltd. Zug, Switzerland
09:00 » 10:00
M&A in the financial industries – the regulatory and compliance minefield
Moderator:
Antti Säiläkivi, HPP Attorneys, Finland
Speakers:
Tarek Houdrouge, SW, Switzerland
Andy Peterkin, Farrer & Co LLP, UK
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:00
Keynote address
11:00 » 11:45
Tech M&A – the challenges of inter alia the cloud, SaaS, IoT, M2M
Moderator:
Jérôme Debras, JD Law, France
Speakers:
Gian-Andrea Caprez, Vischer, Switzerland
Christian Sauer, Franklin, France
11:45 » 12:45
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort
12:45 » 19:00
Free programme
19:00
Fondue night on the slopes at Restaurant Tgantieni

Tuesday 23 January 2018

08:30 » 09:00
Keynote address
Manuela Bolch, Repower Ltd, Switzerland
09:00 » 10:00
Energy M&A – Where is the value and where is the risk?
Moderator:
Eoin Cassidy, MHC, Ireland
Speakers:
Anna Wyrzykowsk, WKB, Poland
Michael Kariya, Blakes, UK
Steven Callens, Simont Braun, the Netherlands
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:00
Keynote address
11:00 » 11:45
M&A in the retail and consumer products industry – How to deal with high costs, low margins, market power and third parties?
Moderator:
William Howard, Travers Smith, France
Speakers:
Moritz Maurer, Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd, Switzerland
Hugo Teixeira, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
Louis Lutz, Loyens & Loeff N.V., the Netherlands
11:45 » 12:45
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort
12:45 » 19:00
Free programme
19:00
Farewell dinner at Kurhaus with a secret party venue

Wednesday 24 January 2018

09:30 » 10:30
Life science M&A – asset deals, spin-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other collaborative arrangements
Moderator:
Nicolas Mosimann, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Speakers:
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
Michael Karlsson, Delphi, Sweden
Axel Staudt, Franz Rechtsanwälte, Germany
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 » 11:45
Keynote address
11:45 » 12:00
Closing remarks
12:00
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort

Surviving after death - how to avoid nightmare estate

Sunday 21 January 2018

18:00 » 18:30
Registration at the Valbella Inn Resort
18:30 » 20:00
Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Valbella Inn Resort
20:00 » 22:00
Dinner at the Valbella Inn’s Grill Restaurant

Monday 22 January 2018

08:00
Registration at the Valbella Inn Resort
08:15 » 08:30
Welcome and kick-off of academic programme
Welcome addresses and introduction to the seminar by Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, the Netherlands and the Organising Committee
08:30 » 09:00
Keynote address and panel introduction
"I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden" - the international pre-nuptial agreement - myth or reality?
Tina Wuestemann, Bär & Karrer, Switzerland
09:00 » 10:00
Preparing love and death: prenups and estate agreements
Moderator:
Johan Hartmann Stæger, Rovsing & Gammeljord, Denmark
Speakers:
Dr. Valentin Todorow, Raue LLP, Germany
Caroline Ferrigan, Payne Hicks Beach, UK
Will Johnson, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, USA
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
The EU Succession Regulation: exchanging experiences and practical pointers
Moderator:
Annabel Spearman, Farrer, UK
Speakers:
Victoire Dossin, Bassano Avocats, France
Ingrid Iselin Zellweger, Python, Switzerland
Nicola Saccardo, Maisto e Associati, Italy
11:45 » 12:45
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort
12:45 » 19:00
Free programme
19:00
Fondue Night on the slopes at Restaurant Tgantieni

Tuesday 23 January 2018

08:30 » 10:00
Estate litigation: après moi le déluge
Moderator:
Aurélie Conrad Hari, Bär & Karrer, Switzerland
Speakers:
Emma McCall, Stewarts, UK
Christian Presoly, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Christian Presoly, Liechtenstein
Chloé Gossart, Alexandre Boiché - Avocats, France
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
Make your heirs happy: how to mitigate inheritance tax
Moderator:
Gertjan Verachtert, Sansen, Belgium
Speakers:
Matthew Cullen, Sharp Partners, UK
Guadelupe Diaz-Sunico, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Benjamin Lister, TaylorWessing, UK
11:45 » 12:45
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort
12:45 » 19:00
Free programme
19:00
Farewell dinner at Kurhaus with a secret party venue

Wednesday 24 January 2018

09:30 » 10:30
Conflict of interests traps in estate issues
Moderator:
Miriam Beltran Camps, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Speakers:
Veronica Dindo, Dindo, Zorzi & Associati, Italy
Michael Waldbert, Dr. Michael Walbert LL.M, Austria
Nicolas Duboille, Simmons & Simmons LLP, France
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 » 12:00
How to deal with executors/estate trustees?
Moderator:
Diane Nijkamp, Monterey Tax, the Netherlands
Speakers:
Eleni Skoufari, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Greece
Andrea Doorje-Good, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland
Henrietta Mason, Penningtons Manches, UK
12:00
Lunch at the Valbella Inn Resort

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Practical information

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Accommodation:

Not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the:
 
Valbella Inn Resort
Voa Selva 4, 7077 Valbella, Switzerland
Phone+41 81 385 08 08
www.ValbellaInn.com
 
CHF 240.00 single per room per night 
CHF 430.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast and VAT. City tax excluded.
 
In order to book a room, please send an email to: event@valbellainn.ch with the code "AIJA Winter Seminar"
 
Supplement: For daily ski ticket of Arosa-Lenzerheide receive reduction of approx. 10% on official rate.

Organizing Committee

Tyshanti DE JONGE
Loyens & Loeff N.V. (NETHERLANDS)

Pascal HUBLI
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Mattias LARSSON
Advokatfirman Fylgia (SWEDEN)

Patrik R. PEYER
Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Joe RÄBER
Zwicky Windlin & Partner (SWITZERLAND)

Julien TRON
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (SWITZERLAND)

National Representatives

Aurélie CONRAD HARI
Bär & Karrer AG (SWITZERLAND)

Thilo PACHMANN
Pachmann Rechtsanwälte AG (SWITZERLAND)