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Cyprus’ year round sunshine and strategic location in the Eastern Mediterranean - at the crossroad of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa - coupled with the recent discovery of offshore gas and an attractive inward investment programme centred on granting Cypriot citizenship and permanent residency to high net worth individuals who successfully enter the property market, have established Cyprus as an ideal location for Professional Services, Real Estate development and Energy. Services and tourism are the backbone of the Cypriot economy and contribute significantly to the country’s GDP.

The Cypriot economy has in recent years returned to growth and construction and property development are accelerating throughout Cyprus with Limassol at the heart of some impressive development schemes already completed. Limassol is being transformed through the development of the beautiful marina and old port and the arrival of a high net worth class of residents who are driving the economy.

In view of the above, the island of Cyprus in general and the city of Limassol in particular couldn’t be a more appropriate location for a seminar titled “Property developers, architects, civil engineers – contractual questions, environmental challenges and current trends.

The seminar will be co-hosted by the Environmental & Energy Commission and the Real Estate Commission. The scientific programme covers questions of contract law (especially consultancy agreements), insurance contracts and environmental challenges. Furthermore, Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be discussed. The scientific programme will be closed by two panels on liability and litigation & arbitration.

Our conference hotel is located on the beachfront promenade, overlooking Akrotiri Bay and is the closest beach hotel to the city centre. While in Limassol, one can relax on one of the many beaches and beach cafes; alternatively walk on the seafront known as "Molos promenade", followed by Old Port and Limassol Marina, explore the Limassol Castle and nearby Old Town area. Old Town's Saripolou square in the evening offers an interesting night out experience with many bars & cafes. From a historical and cultural point of view a visit in Amathous Archaeological site, Kolossi Castle and Kourion are worth visiting. The social programme includes visiting beautiful sea front locations to sample delicious Mediterranean food and enjoy Cyprus hospitality. The optional social programme includes a cruise around the coast and snorkeling and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Real Estate


Property developers, architects, civil engineers. Contractual questions, environmental challenges and current trends

17:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 19:30

19:30 - 20:00


Included in the registration fees

Optional clubbing at Saripolou area (Not included in the registration fees, payable locally)


09:00 - 09:15

Wiebe de Vries, AIJA Immediate Past President, BloomTax B.V., the Netherlands
09:15 - 09:20

Bernd Hauck, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Eoin Cassidy, Mayson Hayes & Curran, Ireland

09:20 - 09:40

Dhruv Kakar, S.C. Ladi & Company, India

09:40 - 10:40

Richard Sahlberg, Foyen Advokatfirma, Sweden
Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu, Kingsley Napley, UK
Nino Sievi, CMS von Erlach Poncet, Switzerland
Myriam Desnus, Studio Legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy

10:40 - 11:10

11:10 - 11:55

Martin Foerster, Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Cheng Chen, Kellerhals Carrard, China
Thilo Pachmann, Pachmann Rechtsanwälte, Switzerland

11:55 - 12:40

Anna Wyrzykowska, Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr, Poland
Madeleine Edqvist, Lindahl, Sweden
Jeroen De Coninck, De Coninck Advocatenkantoor, Belgium

12:40 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:30

Bernd Hauck, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Emma Niemistö, Merilampi, Finland

14:30 - 15:15

Mads Fuglesang, Selmer, Norway
Jerzy Sawicki, JS Legal Advisory, Poland
Thomas Bekkevold, Bang-Olsen & Partners, Denmark
Henning Jensen, BNT Attorneys, Latvia

15:15 - 15:45

15:45 - 16:30

Eoin Cassidy, Mayson Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Mikkel Andersen, Bang-Olsen & Partners, Denmark
Edward Banyard Smith, Farrer, United Kingdom
16:30 - 17:15

Caterina Carreman, Foyen Advokatfirma, Sweden
Stephan Korte, Korte Rechtsanwaltskanzlei, Germany

17:15 - 17:35

Andronicos Antoniou, Aristo Developers, Cyprus
18:30 - 20:30

Included in the registration fees
20:30 - 22:30

Included in the registration fees

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

08:30 - 09:15

09:15 - 10:00

Benjamin Leventhal, Siegel-Goldshmidt & Leventhal, Israel
Keith Newman, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland

10:00 - 11:00

Jason Kellogg, Levine Kellogg Lehmann Schneider + Grossmann, USA
Gunnar Pickl, Dorda, Austria
Hannah Sissons, Farrer, UK

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:15

Maximilien Mattéoli, Pech de LACLAUSE, France
Per-Ola Bergvist, Foyen Advokatfirma, Sweden

12:15 - 13:15

James Martell, Withers LLP, UK
Elena Konnari
, Andreas Konnaris and Co., Cyprus
Stavros Strouzas
, Stylianou & Strouzas, Cyprus
Olivier Mosimann
, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland

13:15 - 14:15


Not included in the registration fees, payable in advance

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

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Please book your room at the Crowne Plaza Limassol prior to 18 August 2018 following this LINK.

Cancellations are accepted up to 30 days prior to arrival without any cancellation fees.

Organising Committee

Eoin CASSIDY Mason Hayes+Curran (IRELAND)
Martin FOERSTER Pitkowitz Foerster Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Bernd HAUCK Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)
Eleni POLYCARPOU Withersworldwide (UNITED KINGDOM)
Stavros STROUZAS Stylianou and Strouzas LLC (CYPRUS)


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