Annual Labour Law Conference // M&A seminar

Lisbon

24 - 26 October 2019


Both the Labour and Immigration Law and the Corporate and M&A Commissions are delighted to welcome you to enchanting Lisbon for an exciting double seminar

Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. It is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognized as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities.

Lisbon is a city armed with Gothic grit and glamour. Seven cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo cradle Lisbon's postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals – a captivating scene crafted over centuries.

The Labour and Immigration Law Commission is delighted to continue the tradition of the Annual Labour and Immigration Law Conference! Since the Commission’s annual seminar has turned into a traditional event in October, last year it was renamed: the Labour and Immigration Law Annual Conference. Once more, this seminar will be packed with exciting news and ‘hot’ topics concerning labour, employment and immigration law. The programme offers sessions where legal practitioners and business specialists from all over the world will speak about a number of subjects.

Which is the landscape of the global 2020 M&A playing field? The Corporate and M&A Commission will guide you through the numerous topics that are specifically relevant with respect to the current and upcoming practice of M&A, such as, the state of play on global M&A, how to navigate with political intervention, understanding Data Driven M&A, latest trends in W&I insurance, discussing thought-provoking issues related to trans-border M&A transactions and getting latest insights of general counsels, among others.


AIJA Commissions

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Labour Law

Full programme

Annual Labour Law Conference

Thursday 24 October 2019

17:00 » 18:30
Registration at Altis Grand Hotel 
Address: Rua Castilho 11, 1269-072 Lisbon
19:00 » 21:00
Welcome Cocktail and registration at TOPO Chiado
Address: Terraços do Carmo, Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisbon
21:00
Optional Dinner at Time Out Market
Address: Mercado da Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho 49, Lisbon
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
23:00
Optional bar and clubbing

Friday 25 October 2019

07:30 » 08:00
Pre-Breakfast Run
Meet in the lobby of Altis Grand Hotel at 7:20
08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Altis Grand Hotel
Address: Rua Castilho 11, 1269-072 Lisbon
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:15 » 10:15
Brexit - is the end in sight? - The impact of Brexit on immigration and labour law
Moderator:
Anna Birtwistle, Farrer, UK
Speakers:
Simon Fricker, Schwärzler Rechtsanwälte, Switzerland
Pieter Krop, Kroes Advocaten Immigration Lawyers, Netherlands
Malini Skandachanmugarasan, Laura Devine Immigration, UK
10:15 » 11:15
Key note speaker: An interview with the Head of Employment and Litigation at Deliveroo – the Gig Economy   
Speaker:
Tarun Tawakley, Head of Employment and Litigation at Deliveroo, UK
Interviewer:
Pia Padfield, Ogletree Deakins International LLP, UK
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 12:45
Post termination issues
Moderator:
Lennaert de Jong, Heron Legal, Netherlands
Speakers:
David Whitten, Whitten & Lublin, Canada
Karol Hillebrandt, Palthe Oberman Advocaten, Netherlands
Sonya Rosenberg, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, USA
12:45 » 14:00
Lunch
14:00 » 15:30
International Reorganization and Mobility issues
Moderator:
Thomas Kaelin, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG, Switzerland
Speakers:
Boriska Rocha, SV Law, Brazil
Alice Mony Decroix, Bredin Prat, France
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 » 17:00
Two years of #metoo, what has or hasn't changed?
Moderator:
Teresa Waidmann,Schoenherr, Austria
Speakers: 
Hana Al Khatib, Global Advocates, UAE
Nan Sato, Fisher & Phillips LLP, USA 
Alex Fisher, Travers Smith, UK
20:00 » 02:00
Pre-drink, dinner and party at Palácio da Cruz Vermelha
Address: Travessa do Olival a Santos 3, 1200-870 Lisbon
Departure from the Altis Hotel at 19:30 by tuk tuk (individual return by taxis)

Saturday 26 October 2019

01:00
Optional clubbing at Lux
Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique 73B, 1100 Lisboa
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
10:00 » 11:15
Joint M&A/Labour Panel – “ Marriage Counselling for Lawyers” – Everything you have ever wanted to say to your M&A and Labour Lawyer
Moderators:
Almudena Alvarez, Alvarez Lentner, Spain
Martijn Burgers, Pact Advocaten, Netherlands
Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindade, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
Kato Aerts, Lydian, Belgium
Anh-Duc Cordialis, Greenfort Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Christian Sauer, Franklin Paris, France
Pieter Van den Broeck, Monard Law, Belgium
Steven Callens, Simont Braun, Belgium
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 12:45
How to keep your workforce happy
Moderator:
Cabell Clay, Moore​&VanAllen, USA
Speakers:
Sanne van Ruitenbeek, Pallas, Netherlands
Marek Laca, BNT, Slovakia
Margarita Egiazarova, Alrud, Russia
12:45 » 13:00
Closing words by the Organising Committee
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:15 » 18:00
Optional boat tour with wine tasting
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
Departure from Altis Grand Hotel by bus 
19:30
Optional pre-drink at Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara - Miradouro
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
21:30 » 23:30
Optional dinner at Bairro do Avillez
Address: R. Nova da Trindade 18, 1200-303 Lisboa
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
23:30
Optional bar & clubbing
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

How to succeed in the global 2020 M&A playing field?

Thursday 24 October 2019

17:00 » 18:30
Registration at Altis Grand Hotel
Address: Rua Castilho 11, 1269-072 Lisbon
19:00 » 21:00
Welcome Cocktail and registration at TOPO Chiado
Address: Terraços do Carmo, Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisbon
21:00
Optional Dinner at Time Out Market
Address: Mercado da Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho 49, Lisbon
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
23:00
Optional bar and clubbing

Friday 25 October 2019

07:30 » 08:00
Pre-Breakfast Run
Meet in the lobby of Altis Grand Hotel at 7:20
08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Altis Grand Hotel
Address: Rua Castilho 11, 1269-072 Lisbon
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:15 » 10:15
Common Pitfalls in Trans-Border M&A Transactions – How To Not Mess It Up
Moderator:
Kasper Kiilsholm Ottensen, Highbridge, Denmark
Speakers:
Eduardo Bonis, Navarro Castex, Argentina
Milena Charnitzky, RITTERSHAUS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, Germany
Philippe Harles, Arendt, Luxembourg
10:15 » 11:15
Data-driven M&A on the ascendance across nearly all sectors – how to handle the new kid on the block as an M&A lawyer
Moderator:
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
Speakers:
Alexandra Linder, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal AG, Switzerland
Eva Sagristà, Xavier Pareja Advocats, Spain
Manuela Cavallo, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00
M&A Insurance: Latest Trends in M&A Insurance
External Speaker:
Maja van Hattem-Kuljanski, Director M&A and Transactions/Senior Broker Transaction Liability Insurance, Aon Risk Solutions, Netherlands
Moderator:
Wolfgang Guggenberger, BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria
Speakers:
Allmendinger Christoph, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Thomas Bøgedal Kristiansen, Bech-Bruun, Denmark
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:00 » 15:30
Political intervention in M&A deals – the growth of direct investment regimes and how to navigate them when planning a deal
Moderator:
Anne Toupenay, Jeantet AARPI, France
Speakers:
Amauri Costa, Duane Morris LLP, USA
David Frølich, Lund Elmer Sandager, Denmark
Jessica Salomonsson, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Sweden
Ioan Radu, Frățilă, Rödl & Partner SCA, Romania
Krzysztof Pawlak, Schoenherr, Poland
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 » 17:00
Corporate and M&A Commission Meeting
20:00 » 02:00
Pre-drink, dinner and party at Palácio da Cruz Vermelha
Address: Travessa do Olival a Santos 3, 1200-870 Lisbon
Departure from the Altis Hotel at 19:30 by tuk tuk (individual return by taxis)

Saturday 26 October 2019

01:00
Optional clubbing at Lux
Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique 73B, 1100 Lisboa
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
10:00 » 11:15
Joint M&A/Labour Panel – “ Marriage Counselling for Lawyers” – Everything you have ever wanted to say to your M&A and Labour Lawyer
Moderators:
Almudent Alvarez, Spain
Martijn Burgers, Netherlands
Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindad, Portugal
Kato Aerts, Belgium
Anh-Duc Cordialis, Greenfort Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Christian Sauer, Franklin Paris, France
Pieter Van den Broeck, Monard Law, Belgium
Steven Callens, Simont Braun, Belgium
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:15 » 12:00
Closing words by the Organising Committee
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
14:15 » 18:00
Optional boat tour with wine tasting
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
Departure from Altis Grand Hotel by bus
19:30
Optional pre-drink at Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara - Miradouro
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
21:30 » 23:30
Optional dinner at Bairro do Avillez
Address: R. Nova da Trindade 18, 1200-303 Lisboa
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration
23:30
Optional bar & clubbing
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

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Practical information

Accommodation

Altis Grand Hotel is now fully booked. You can contact them per email if you want to reserve a bedroom at their sister property Altis Suite (R. Castilho 13, next door to Altis Grand Hotel).

Other accomodation options:

 - Hotel Vincci Liberdade 4*

Address: R. Rosa Araújo 16, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal (2 minutes by foot from Altis Grand Hotel)

You can contact them per email.

-  Hotel Portobay Liberdade 5*

Address: Rua Rosa Araújo 8, 1250-195 Lisboa (3 minutes by foot from Altis Grand Hotel)

You can contact them per emai.

 

 

Dresscode

Seminar, welcome reception and Thursday dinner: Business Casual

Friday dinner: Smart Casual

Saturday optional program: Casual

 

AIJA Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to 6 weeks before the event: Refund of 100% of the registration fees paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR

Up to 2 weeks before the event: Refund of 50% of the registration fee paid
deducted by an administrative fee of 50 EUR 

Less than 2 week before the event: No refund

Organising Committee

José COSTA PINTO
Costa Pinto & Associados (PORTUGAL)

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

Federico GIOFFRE
Nunziante Magrone Studio Legale Associato (ITALY)

Philipp HAYMANN
Staiger Attorneys at Law Ltd. (SWITZERLAND)

Pia PADFIELD
Ogletree Deakins International LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)

Emelie SVENSÄTER JERNTORP
Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

Hugo TEIXEIRA
Abreu Advogados (PORTUGAL)

Marleen VAN WOERDEN
Blenheim Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Pablo VINAGERAS
J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. (SPAIN)