Event Overview


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In a few weeks, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force, affecting companies from all over the world and resulting in the need for revision of compliance policies and business practices relating to the use and transfer of personal data, as well as in new risk assessment regarding the potential resulting liability.

The GDPR provides a unified legal framework, replacing the current patchwork of rules in the EU, and also introducing fines that actually hurt.

For US companies in particular, this situation is already proving to be a challenge. Confronted with the previous invalidation of the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement, and coupled with the Privacy Shield Framework – which is under permanent scrutiny – US companies face testing times in terms of data protection and personal data transfers.

This one-day seminar will provide lawyers and in-house counsel from Europe, the USA and elsewhere in the world with an overview of these new rules that businesses will soon face and will offer best practices and possible solutions. From the new concepts in the GDPR to challenges and opportunities to big businesses.

As well as being one of the biggest markets, New York is home to many of the leading companies and has one of the biggest legal communities in the world. It is also quickly becoming the new place to be for tech companies, competing with Silicon Valley, and with its location represents a natural crossroad for business between Europe and the USA. Local attendees will have access to knowledge of experts coming from different jurisdictions and the opportunity to take advantage of several networking opportunities to create a truly global network of privacy/data protection experts.

This AIJA seminar is integrated in the 2018 Annual Conference of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. Participants attending the ABA SIL Annual Meeting will not be required to pay any additional fee for the AIJA seminar attendance  and can register by simply sending an e-mail to office@aija.org including in the subject ‘AIJA GDPR Seminar'.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

17:00 - 18:00

18:30 - 20:30

Address: 250 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019-9710


09:00 - 09:10

Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, BloomTax B.V., the Netherlands

Welcome address by the Organising Committee
09:10 - 09:40

Prof. Céline Castets-Renard, Full Professor of IP/IT Law, Université Toulouse Capitole, France / Fulbright Visiting Professor, Fordham University (2017-2018), NY, USA
09:40 - 09:50

Global Legal Hackathon 2018 finalists from 'revealu', Hungary
09:50 - 10:45

Árpád Geréd, Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte, Austria
David Salgado Areias, Areias Advogados, Portugal
Jean-Baptiste Soufron, FWPA Avocats, France
Sam Goodman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, UK
10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

Linda V. Priebe, Culhane Meadows, USA
Albert Janet, Avocat à la Cour / Attorney-at-law, Paris / New York
Simon J. McMenemy, Ogletree Deakins International, UK
12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:15

Questions by:
Yan Pecoraro, Portolano Cavallo, Milan-New York, Italy-USA
Answers by:
Richard Dickinson, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, UK
15:15 - 16:15

Árpád Geréd, Maybach Görg Lenneis Geréd Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Jevan Neilan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Marta Salgado Areias, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Portugal
Johannes Struck, Brödermann Jahn, Germany
16:15 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30

Eoin Cassidy, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Constantin Benes, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte, Austria
Timur Bondaryev, Arzinger Law Office, Ukraine
Jennifer Maxwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, United Kingdom
Alberto Silva, Goodrich Riquelme Asociados, Mexico
Thomas Verstraeten, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium
17:30 - 17:45

19:00 - 22:00

Payable directly to ABA-SIL ($150 pp.)

Please find the respective registration form under Practical Information

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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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.

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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


Book your room at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel at discounted group rates prior to 23 March 2018 following this LINK.


Friday Reception Registration Form

Please click here: 2018AnnualConferenceRegistrationForm - AIJA to download the form.

Organising Committee

David AREIAS Areias Advogados (PORTUGAL)
Arpad GERED MGLP Rechtsanwälte (AUSTRIA)
Jevan NEILAN Mason Hayes & Curran (IRELAND)
Yan PECORARO Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)
Johannes STRUCK Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)


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