Event Overview

OBFG (for the French speaking Belgian attorneys) accreditation points 17 April : 6 points / 18 April : 3 points Dear Friends, Franchising is a very popular method for brand owners to grow their business in their own country and very often further afield. In order to be in the best position to advise our clients, we as lawyers need to have knowledge of the different areas of the law that are relevant to franchising and make sure that this knowledge is updated regularly with the latest legal developments. The Distribution Commission and the Technology, Media and IP Commission are therefore happy to invite you to their Franchising joint seminar, which will take place in the beautiful and easily accessible city of Verona on 16-18 April 2009. The team of commercial and IP experts that we are gathering, amongst whom we are lucky to count Professore Fabio Bortolotti and many other distinguished speakers with very different backgrounds and experiences, will provide valuable legal insight and practical tips to help you understand fully all key issues and put you in the best position to advise your clients. Regardless of whether you are an IP/IT or a commercial lawyer (or both!), and no matter how long you have been practising, we have designed a carefully balanced programme that will appeal and be helpful to all. So, please mark the date in your diaries and look out for the full programme of our event, which we will make available to you as soon as possible. Ci vediamo a Verona! Romain Dourlen On behalf of the organising team
AIJA Commissions involved
  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • T.R.A.D.E. (Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution, E-commerce)

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

By registering you have to accept the general terms and conditions and accept that your registration is considered binding immediately, but participation to the event is possible only after full payment of the registration fee.

Please note that any arrangements related to the participation of the participant in an AIJA event, including but not limited to booking or cancellation of accommodation or flights, as well as respecting the cancellation deadlines indicated in the general terms and conditions, are the sole responsibility of the participant. AIJA shall not be held liable for any expenses the participant may suffer as the result of participant’s failure to comply with his/her obligations.

It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

Please read the general terms and conditions applicable for AIJA events.


If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Practical Information

Personal Protection

The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the Iternational Association Of Young Lawyers (AIJA), with its registered office at Avenue de Tervueren 231, 1150 Brussels, Belgium (Tel: +32 2 347 33 34 - office@aija.com), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018.

Your data will be managed by AIJA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

  • For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
  • In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
  • In order to communicate information messages from AIJA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years.

We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.