Smart Up Berlin


14 - 16 March 2019

The IPMT and the Labour Law Commissions are delighted to welcome you to Berlin for an exciting seminar about start-ups, smart cities and technology.

Berlin is not only the capital city of Germany. With hundreds of new start-ups every year, Berlin is also Germany's capital of start-ups. Berlin is a breeding ground for creative people and with the numerous incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, it provides a perfect surrounding for entrepreneurs and employees from all over the world.

Berlin is also a test lab for a “Smart City”. The government and start-ups are working closely on solutions and innovations to make the city more efficient, healthier, more sustainable, more livable and work-friendly – simply smarter.

In our seminar, we will cover the different legal aspects of “SmartUp”, such as:

  • Smart Mobility
  • IP in the smart city
  • Digitalized and interconnected city administration
  • Industry and Employment 4.0.
  • Data Ownership and Control
  • 295 days of GDPR

The seminar will be held by highly qualified lawyers and representatives from the start-up and smart city scene.

We cordially invite you to join us in Berlin and look forward to seeing you here!

AIJA Commissions

  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Labour Law

Full programme

Smart Up Berlin

Thursday 14 March 2019

17:00 » 19:00
Registration at the Hotel Hilton Berlin

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
19:00 » 21:00
Welcome cocktail and keynote address at the Hotel Hilton Berlin
Oliver Frederici, Deputy in the Berlin Parliament and Spokesman of the Transportation Committee of the Parliament (CDU)
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 15 March 2019

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at the Hotel Hilton Berlin
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome Address by the AIJA President
Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain

Introduction to the seminar by the Organising Committee
09:15 » 09:45
Keynote address - Berlin as a Smart City
Darius Moeini, Co-founder/CEO Numa Berlin, Germany
09:45 » 11:00

Smart Mobility

Giovanni Patti, Abbatescianni, Italy

Jasvin Bhasin, IIC Group, Germany
Alessandro Foti, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy
Marcel Hajd, Jure Ivančič, Slowenia
Albrecht von Breitenbuch, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Germany


11:00 » 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 » 13:00

IP in the smart city #1: Protecting start-ups

Sophie Lens, ALTIUS, Belgium

Gianluca Massimei, Nctm, Italy
Axel Munier, Bardehle Pagenberg, France
Marek Porzeżyński, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr, Poland
Felix Stang, Raue, Germany
Chris Bleuel, CEO at Functional Aesthetics, Germany

13:00 » 14:00
14:00 » 15:30

Industry and Employment 4.0.

Sachka Stefanova-Behlert, KPMG Law, Germany

Tom Arntz, Citius Advocaten, Netherlands
Astrid Caporali, Altius, Belgium
Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi, Machado Meyer, Brazil
Irina Kostina, Ellex Klavins, Latvia
Fabian Kofler, CEO of Free2Move GmbH, Germany
Yvonne Schmidt, Senior Legal Counsel, Zalando SE, Germany

15:30 » 15:50
Coffee break
15:50 » 17:00

IP in the smart city #2: Branding the city

Chloe Taylor, Carpmaels & Ransford, United Kingdom

Aurelio Assenza, Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini, Italy
Anne-Sophie Leroi, Benoliel Avocats, France
Martin Berggreen Rove, Partner Advokat MNA Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS, Norway

17:00 » 17:45
IP/TMT Commission update
20:00 » 22:30
Dinner at Spindler und Klatt
A beloved institution in the midst of Berlin’s permanently trendy Kreuzberg, Spindler und Klatt is a relaxed, hip, restaurant on the waterfront. Surrounded by other great night spots - and its own club - this promises to be a great starting point to experience some of Berlin’s world-famous nightlife.

Address: Köpenicker Str. 16-17, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Optional Bar & clubbing in Berlin
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Saturday 16 March 2019

09:30 » 11:00

295 Days of GDPR

Johannes Struck, Brödermann Jahn, Germany

Francesca Dalla Volta, Brown Rudnick, United Kingdom
Rim Ben Ammar, Law & More, Belgium
Nicky de Groot, Penrose, Netherlands
Robert Haniver, LK Shields, Ireland
Jan Valentin Deichsel,, Germany

11:00 » 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 » 12:45

Data in the smart city: ownership, access and control     

Ilja Czernik, SKW Schwarz, Germany

Chantal Bakermans, Penrose, Netherlands
Natalia Jurisch, Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini, Italy
Jevan Neilan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Thomas Nietsch, K&L Gates, Germany

12:45 » 13:00
Closing remarks
13:00 » 14:00
14:30 » 17:00
Optional Saturday afternoon programme - sightseeing
We’ll be taking a walking tour around some of Berlin’s most famous and infamous spots. The walking tour will take about 3 hours and will take in historical parts and remains of the (former) Berlin Wall that once separated West and East Berlin.

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
18:00 » 20:30

Optional dinner:

Katz Orange
We have limited places for dinner at this restaurant which is described by “Awesome Berlin” as being a “celebrity magnet” noting that, “very few places in Berlin compare to KATZ ORANGE in terms of atmosphere and location.” The food here is also praised in the Michelin Guide 2018 as being, “fresh, ambitious cuisine” that translates to “simply a good meal”.

Address: Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

18:00 » 20:30

Optional dinner:

Specializes in homemade south German cuisine and it is a nice combination of modern ambiance and traditional German fare. 
Address: Gartenstrasse 9, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally


Optional Bar
The Old Speakeasy in the modern century
Address: Novalisstrasse 11, 10115 Berlin
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally





Practical information




Please book your room at the Hotel Hilton Berlin at favourable rates following this LINK prior to 31 January 2019.

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Organising Committee

Sophie LENS

Scout24 AG (GERMANY)

KPMG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)

clover law Rechtsanwälte Gamer Siegmund Partnerschaft mbB (GERMANY)

Johannes STRUCK
Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)