International Arbitration and Healthcare double seminar: Arbitration in Times of Change – New Lands and Frontiers in Arbitration? // Healthcare Sector in Transition – Is Public Procurement an Ally or an Enemy?

Berlin

06 October 17:00 CEST - 08 October 2022 13:00 CEST

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The International Arbitration Commission, Healthcare and Life Sciences Commission and Public Procurement Interest Group invite you to the vibrant city of Berlin for a AIJA double seminar:

Arbitration in Times of Change – New Lands and Frontiers in Arbitration?

Healthcare Sector in Transition – Is Public Procurement an Ally or an Enemy?

The International Arbitration Commission will focus on the opportunities and challenges that characterise our time and which impact the landscape of arbitration. For example: Economic sanctions are impacting arbitral proceedings, so how should they be dealt with? Tackling climate change is one of the major tasks of our time, so what role can arbitration play in this context? Also, is arbitration a true option for start-ups? How to deal with the unexpected: force majeure and hardship – has arbitration proven to be up to the challenges? And the always present issue of efficiency – could preliminary assessments and similar tools be a viable way to prevent lengthy and costly proceedings?

The Healthcare and Life Sciences Commission and the Public Procurement Interest Group joined forces to discuss the new trends in the fast moving healthcare sector, e.g. its digitalization or the developments on cannabis market, and the legal challenges these novelties are causing. As a big part of the healthcare markets used to be public, public procurement regulations apply on top of any sectorial changes. Is it an improvement in competition and the best way to spend public money, or just a burden for both the public buyer and private suppliers?

A vivid discussion, new ideas and presentations from the client’s perspective are guaranteed.

On Saturday, the three commissions will meet to make the picture even more complete and to discuss the successful dispute resolution strategies on the healthcare market.


AIJA Commissions

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • International Arbitration

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2022-09-15> 2022-09-15

AIJA Member < 35495,00  €595,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35545,00  €645,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35605,00  €705,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35675,00  €775,00  €
Speaker495,00  €595,00  €
Local lawyers495,00  €595,00  €
In-House Counsel150,00  €250,00  €

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Full programme

Arbitration in Times of Change - New Lands and Frontiers in Arbitration?

Thursday 06 October 2022

18:00 » 19:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
19:00 » 20:00
Welcome Reception at Intercontinental Berlin
20:00 » 23:00
Optional dinner
(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

Friday 07 October 2022

08:00 » 09:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
09:00 » 09:30
Welcome addresses
09:30 » 10:00
Keynote speech 
10:00 » 11:15
Panel 1: Climate change disputes -  is the future already here?

Moderator: Nadia Smahi, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland

Speakers:
  • Marion Carrega, Aramis Société d’Avocats, France
  • Manuel Deamici, Cocuzza & Associati, Italy
  • Ezra Jampole, Exponent, United States of America
  • Ole Jensen, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Germany

11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 2: Could preliminary assessments and similar tools be a viable way to prevent lengthy and costly proceedings?

Moderator: Silvia Dahlberg, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Sweden

Speakers:

  • Catrice Gayer, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Germany
  • Gunnar Pickl, DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria
  • Benjamin Wilson, Holland & Knight, USA

13:00 » 14:15
Lunch 
14:15 » 15:30
Workshop A: How can we make arbitration a true option for start-ups?

Moderator: Dirk Wiegandt, HANEFELD, Germany

Speakers:
  • Olga Hamama, V29 Legal - Duve Hamama Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Germany
  • Jacopo Piemonte, Studio Legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy
  • Alexander Steinbrecher, Getir, Germany

Workshop B: Force majeure, hardship and how to deal with the unexpected?

Moderator: Antonius Jonetzki, GSK Stockmann Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartGmbB, Germany

Speakers:
  • Viktor Jeger, Nagy és Trócsányi, Hungary
  • Moritz Meister, Wendelstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Germany
  • Alicja Zielinska-Eisen, Queritius, Germany/Poland
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 » 17:15
Workshop A: How can we make arbitration a true option for start-ups?

Moderator: Dirk Wiegandt, HANEFELD, Germany

Speakers:
  • Olga Hamama, V29 Legal - Duve Hamama Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Germany
  • Jacopo Piemonte, Studio Legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy
  • Alexander Steinbrecher, Getir, Germany

Workshop B: Force majeure, hardship and how to deal with the unexpected?

Moderator: Antonius Jonetzki, GSK Stockmann Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater PartGmbB, Germany

Speakers:
  • Viktor Jeger, Nagy és Trócsányi, Hungary
  • Moritz Meister, Wendelstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Germany
  • Alicja Zielinska-Eisen, Queritius, Germany/Poland
17:15 » 18:00
International Arbitration Commission meeting
19:00 » 22:00
Dinner at the rooftop restaurant 'Käfer'

Please see more here: https://www.feinkost-kaefer.de/berlin 

Saturday 08 October 2022

09:00 » 10:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
10:00 » 11:15
Panel 3: Litigation and arbitration as an obstacle for the procurement of Heath Care products/services

Procuring Health Care-products and -services is not like walking into a store and just grabbing what you like. Rather, most products and services are subject to a harsh competition between different providers. Their fight for bigger market shares is settled before different judicial systems: Arbitration as well as litigation, e.g., before the procurement tribunals and patent courts.

Moderator:
- Christopher Wolters, Blomstein, Germany
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 4: Sanctions and arbitration – How to rise to the challenge?

Moderator: Olivier Mosimann, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland

Speakers:
  • Miljana Bigović, DLA Piper, Serbia/Sweden
  • Stephan den Hartog, AZHA Avocats, The Netherlands/Switzerland
  • Elena Kadelburger, Underwood Solicitors LLP, UK
  • Denis Parchajev, Motieka & Audzevicius, Lithuania
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
15:00 » 18:00
Eat the World - Guided Culinary City Tour (optional)
19:00 » 23:00
Dinner at Jolesch (optional)
Address: Muskauer Straße 1, 10997 Berlin

Healthcare Sector in Transition - Is Public Procurement an Ally or an Enemy?

Thursday 06 October 2022

18:00 » 19:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
19:00 » 20:00
Welcome Reception at Intercontinental Berlin
20:00 » 23:00
Optional dinner
(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

Friday 07 October 2022

08:00 » 09:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
09:00 » 09:30
Welcome addresses
09:30 » 10:00
Keynote speech 
10:00 » 11:15
Panel 1: Digitalisation of health care: ready to go?

Most nations have recently impressed an acceleration to the digitalisation process of their health care system, by launching calls for tenders to find private support, e.g., in setting up and managing the IT infrastructure needed to provide telemedicine services, remote monitoring, etc. Since there are still grey areas in the regulation, this process raises certain issues not only in the procurement as such but also as to the regulatory requirements and procedures.

Moderator: Elisa Stefanini, Portolano Cavallo, Italy

Speakers:
  • Stefanie Vonbank, E+H Rechtsanwälte, Switzerland
  • Tim Schneider, Recare Deutschland GmbH, Germany
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 2: Once a supplier, always a supplier?

This workshop will focus on challenges and opportunities in keeping up an established relationship between a provider of medical supply and its customer. Challenges as well as opportunities can arise from a Public Procurement perspective (Duty to retender? Reasons to award maintenance to a certified contractor or to open for competition?) as well as be due to regulatory reasons.

Moderator: Katarzyna Kuzma, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Poland
Speaker: Marek Holka, Čechová & Partners, Slovakia
13:00 » 14:15
Lunch
14:15 » 15:30
Panel Procurement Law: Sanctions against Russia and public procurement

The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought the EU a sanctions regime that is completely new and directly touches public procurement in the EU Member States. This session will cover the way how the sanctions are applied in practice, their interplay with public procurement regulations and their implications for contracting authorities and tenderers all over the EU.

Speaker: Yevgeniya Ocheretko, Arzinger, Ukraine
14:15 » 15:30
Healthcare: The new MDR: a look back and forward

Almost a year and a half after the application of the new European Medical Device Regulation and six months after the application of Regulation (EU) 746/2017 on in vitro diagnostic devices, this workshop aims to discuss the main critical issues that have been encountered and will need to be addressed by operators in the long implementation process. Among other things, we will discuss about the classification of borderline products, the requirements to continue to benefit from the transitional period, the new obligations for operators of the distribution chain and the possible changes of roles between manufactures and distributors, as well as the difficulties and timing of the device recertification process.

Moderator: Janine Reudt-Dermont, Niederer Kraft Frey, Switzerland

Speaker: Jan Henning Martens, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen, Germany 
15:30 » 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 » 17:15
Informal Commission/Interest Group Meeting
19:00 » 22:00
Dinner at the rooftop restaurant 'Käfer'

Please see more here: https://www.feinkost-kaefer.de/berlin

Saturday 08 October 2022

09:00 » 10:00
Registrations at Intercontinental Berlin
10:00 » 11:15
Panel 3: Litigation and arbitration as an obstacle for the procurement of Heath Care products/services

Procuring Health Care-products and -services is not like walking into a store and just grabbing what you like. Rather, most products and services are subject to a harsh competition between different providers. Their fight for bigger market shares is settled before different judicial systems: Arbitration as well as litigation, e.g., before the procurement tribunals and patent courts.

Moderator: Christopher Wolters, Blomstein, Germany

Speaker: Markus Altenkirch, Baker McKenzie, Germany
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 4: (Medical) Cannabis - one plant and a lot of legal questions!

From medical cannabis to CBD to full legalization for recreational use - the market for cannabis is diverse and growing rapidly. This seminar will center around the legal implications of medical cannabis – ranging from regulatory requirements (such as the interplay of Narcotic Acts and Medicinal Products Acts) to public procurement challenges as well as the IP protection and legally compliant advertisement of medical cannabis. In addition, the workshop will provide an outlook on the legalization of cannabis for other purposes from a German and EU perspective.

Moderator: Christina Kufer, SKW Schwarz, Germany
13:00 » 14:00
Lunch
15:00 » 18:00
Eat the World - Guided Culinary City Tour (optional)
19:00 » 23:00
Dinner at Jolesch (optional)
Address: Muskauer Straße 1, 10997 Berlin

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Practical information

Accommodation

The seminar will be taking place at the InterContinental Berlin and we have negotiated special rates for the participants of the seminar:

Room type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Superior 179€ 204€

 

Above rates are:

  • Per room, per night basis, inclusive the VAT
  • Exlusive of the city tax (5%)
  • Inclusive of buffet breakfast

To book your accommodation, please use the following link or  call 0049 30 260 20 and give the word AIJA as reference


Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis according to availability and that we have the special rates until 31 August 2022.

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Organising Committee

Silvia DAHLBERG
Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

Catrice GAYER
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (GERMANY)

Christina KUFER
SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte (GERMANY)

Katarzyna KUZMA
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k. (POLAND)

Nadia SMAHI
Bär & Karrer AG (SWITZERLAND)

Elisa STEFANINI
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)

Dirk WIEGANDT
Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte (GERMANY)

Christopher WOLTERS
Blomstein Part mbB (GERMANY)