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The Transport, Insolvency and Energy Law Commissions are delighted to announce the Seminar "Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies” which will take place in Bilbao on 28th to 30th September.
Following the financial 2008 crisis, both the Maritime and Energy sectors have been seriously and adversely affected, resulting in remarkable cross-border insolvencies of large or leading corporations in the field. The Seminar will be devoted to the study and analysis, from a multi-jurisdictional perspective, of the whole spectrum of multinational insolvencies procedures, paying special attention to a pragmatic approach of the matter and to real-life situations.
Highlights of the Seminar will include:
- Pre-Bankruptcy arrangements.
- Recent updates in Maritime and Energy Insolvencies
- The interplay between Insurance and Insolvencies
- Ammunition for the counter parties; debtors Vs creditors
- Panel discussion on Forum Shopping alternatives.
Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis where more than a million people live. It is the centre of the economic-social development and the main factor of the modernisation of the Bay of Biscay. The great architectural and infrastructure projects have been the driving force of the urban and economic regeneration of the city. The city is the capital of the area of Biscay and is surrounded by a fertile landscape with forests, mountains, beaches and steep coasts.
A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see and eat in an urban landscape with elements of a country setting. Look to the left, and you will see a futuristic tram silently gliding along the old street; to the right, the river is lined with pastel, crackling buildings seemingly untouched since they were built.
Join us and let the OC welcome you before you enjoy the wonders of this multi contrast beautiful city and you get scientifically stimulated by a vast diversification of top prepared speakers.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Insolvency
  • Transport Law


Navigating Through Troubled Waters; Current Trends in International Maritime and Energy Insolvencies



20:00 - 23:00

Not included in the registration fees, tickets can be purchased on registration form

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:30

Wiebe de Vries, BloomTax B.V., The Netherlands
09:30 - 11:00

Hector Sbert, Perez (Spain) 
Yiannis Timagenis, Timagenis Law (Greece)
Christian Reinert, Ince & Co (Germany)
Jennifer L. Hoovers, Van Steenderen MainportLawyers (Netherlands) 
Olivia Delagrange, Kennedys (Spain) 
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

F. Javier Zabala, Meana Green Maura & Co (Spain)
Panel Discussion: Maritime Credits and Liens vs International Insolvencies –Digesting the Latest Judicial Resolutions Throughout the E.U. and the U.S. 
Anders Fournais, Hafnia (Denmark)
Hendrikie Herrman, Ahlers & Vogel (Germany)
Jeremy Herschaft, Blank Rome (Houston, TX, USA)
Louis Verstraeten, Astrea (Belgium)
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Tom Turner, Hill Dickinson (United Kingdom)
Tom Turner, Hill Dickinson, (United Kingdom)
Carlos Llorente, Deusto University (Spain)
Robert Hoepel, AKD (Netherlands)
Sebastien Lootgieter (France)
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30

Maria Zabala, Abbantia Law Firm (Spain)
Nick Vangeneugden, Bettens, De Cocker, Van Hemelen (Belgium) 
Thierry Auhsburger, Bratschi (Switzerland)
Sigrid Preissl, Bourayne & Preissl (France)

09:30 - 11:00

Eva Maria Braje, Endemann – Schmidt (Germany)
Camilla Sogaard, Bech-Brunn (Denmark)
Christian Hernandez, ISOLAS (Gibraltar)
Lisanne van Baren, Van Traa (Netherlands)
Jorge Velasco Fernandez, AXPO Iberia (Spain) 
Jaime Soroa, Meana Green Maura & Co (Spain)
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Anouk Rosielle, Dentons Boekel NV (Netherlands)
Mateus Andrade, Andrade Dias (Portugal) 
Krijn Hoogenboezem, Dentons Boekel NV (Netherlands) 
Arthur Steinmann, Fleet Hamburg (Germany) 
13:00 - 14:00

16:30 - 17:30

Included in the registration fees.
17:30 - 19:30

Not included in the registration fees, tickets can be purchased on registration form

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Not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the:
Hotel Meliá Bilbao
Lehendakari Leizaola 29, Bilbao, Spain
Phone +34 94 428 0000
EUR 145.00 single per room per night 
EUR 160.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast and VAT. City tax excluded

In order to book your hotel room, please send an email to the reservation department reservas.melia.bilbao@melia.com with attention to Ainara Gutiérrez and MariCarmen Madueño – Reservations Department (Tel. +34 94 428 00 80).

ILUNION Bilbao (Secondary Hotel)
Rodriguez Arias, 66, 48013, Bilbao, Spain
Phone +34 66 303 0857

EUR 140.00 single per room per night 
EUR 153.00 double per room per night
Including breakfast and VAT. City tax excluded

In order to book your hotel room, please use the following reservation link, with code AIJA17

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