General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seminar

New York

19 - 20 April 2018

In a few weeks, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force, affecting companies from all over the world and resulting in the need for revision of compliance policies and business practices relating to the use and transfer of personal data, as well as in new risk assessment regarding the potential resulting liability.

The GDPR provides a unified legal framework, replacing the current patchwork of rules in the EU, and also introducing fines that actually hurt.

For US companies in particular, this situation is already proving to be a challenge. Confronted with the previous invalidation of the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement, and coupled with the Privacy Shield Framework – which is under permanent scrutiny – US companies face testing times in terms of data protection and personal data transfers.

This one-day seminar will provide lawyers and in-house counsel from Europe, the USA and elsewhere in the world with an overview of these new rules that businesses will soon face and will offer best practices and possible solutions. From the new concepts in the GDPR to challenges and opportunities to big businesses.

As well as being one of the biggest markets, New York is home to many of the leading companies and has one of the biggest legal communities in the world. It is also quickly becoming the new place to be for tech companies, competing with Silicon Valley, and with its location represents a natural crossroad for business between Europe and the USA. Local attendees will have access to knowledge of experts coming from different jurisdictions and the opportunity to take advantage of several networking opportunities to create a truly global network of privacy/data protection experts.

This AIJA seminar is integrated in the 2018 Annual Conference of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. Participants attending the ABA SIL Annual Meeting will not be required to pay any additional fee for the AIJA seminar attendance  and can register by simply sending an e-mail to including in the subject ‘AIJA GDPR Seminar'.

AIJA Commissions

  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Full programme

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Thursday 19 April 2018

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel
18:30 » 20:30
Welcome cocktail at Arnold & Porter
Address: 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019-9710

Friday 20 April 2018

Registration at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel
09:00 » 09:10
Introduction to the seminar by the AIJA President
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, BloomTax B.V., the Netherlands

Welcome address by the Organising Committee
09:10 » 09:40
Keynote address
Prof. Céline Castets-Renard, Full Professor of IP/IT Law, Université Toulouse Capitole, France / Fulbright Visiting Professor, Fordham University (2017-2018), NY, USA
09:40 » 09:50
Live Demonstration
Global Legal Hackathon 2018 finalists from 'revealu', Hungary
09:50 » 10:45
Exploring new concepts in the GDPR – data portability, DPOs, privacy by design and default, etc.
Árpád Geréd, Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte, Austria
David Salgado Areias, Areias Advogados, Portugal
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, FWPA Avocats, France
Sam Goodman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, UK
10:45 » 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 » 12:30
Surprise! Your client is subject to EU data protection reforms and potential 4% global fines
Linda V. Priebe, Culhane Meadows, USA
Albert Janet, Avocat à la Cour / Attorney-at-law, Paris / New York
Simon J. McMenemy, Ogletree Deakins International, UK
12:30 » 14:00
14:00 » 15:15
Brexit: Implications for Data Protection and the GDPR
Questions by:
Yan Pecoraro, Portolano Cavallo, Milan-New York, Italy-USA
Answers by:
Richard Dickinson, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, UK
15:15 » 16:15
Extraterritorial application of GDPR and equivalent limitations
Árpád Geréd, Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Jevan Neilan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Marta Salgado Areias, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Portugal
Johannes Struck, Brödermann Jahn, Germany
16:15 » 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 » 17:30
Global investors and local investments: Challenges and opportunities presented when big business interacts with private rights
Eoin Cassidy, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Constantin Benes, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Timur Bondaryev, Arzinger Law Office, Ukraine
Jennifer Maxwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, United Kingdom
Alberto Silva, Goodrich Riquelme Asociados, Mexico
Thomas Verstraeten, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium
17:30 » 17:45
Closing remarks by the Organising Committee
19:00 » 22:00
Friday reception at Bryant Park Grill
Payable directly to ABA-SIL ($150 pp.)

Please find the respective registration form under Practical Information





Practical information


Book your room at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel at discounted group rates prior to 23 March 2018 following this LINK.


Friday Reception Registration Form

Please click here: 2018AnnualConferenceRegistrationForm - AIJA to download the form.

Organising Committee

Areias Advogados (PORTUGAL)

Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Mason Hayes & Curran (IRELAND)

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)

Johannes STRUCK
Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)