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The IPMT and the Labour Law Commissions are delighted to welcome you to Berlin for an exciting seminar about start-ups, smart cities and technology.

Berlin is not only the capital city of Germany. With hundreds of new start-ups every year, Berlin is also Germany's capital of start-ups. Berlin is a breeding ground for creative people and with the numerous incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, it provides a perfect surrounding for entrepreneurs and employees from all over the world.

Berlin is also a test lab for a “Smart City”. The government and start-ups are working closely on solutions and innovations to make the city more efficient, healthier, more sustainable, more livable and work-friendly – simply smarter.

In our seminar, we will cover the different legal aspects of “SmartUp”, such as:

  • Smart Mobility
  • IP in the smart city
  • Digitalized and interconnected city administration
  • Industry and Employment 4.0.
  • Data Ownership and Control
  • 295 days of GDPR

The seminar will be held by highly qualified lawyers and representatives from the start-up and smart city scene.

We cordially invite you to join us in Berlin and look forward to seeing you here!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Labour Law (+ Immigration Law)


Smart Up Berlin

17:00 - 19:00

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
19:00 - 21:00

Oliver Frederici, Deputy in the Berlin Parliament and Spokesman of the Transportation Committee of the Parliament (CDU)

Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain

Introduction to the seminar by the Organising Committee
09:15 - 09:45

Darius Moeini, Co-founder/CEO Numa Berlin, Germany
09:45 - 11:00

Giovanni Patti, Abbatescianni, Italy

Jasvin Bhasin, IIC Group, Germany
Alessandro Foti, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy
Marcel Hajd, Jure Ivančič, Slowenia
Albrecht von Breitenbuch, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Germany


11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Sophie Lens, ALTIUS, Belgium

Gianluca Massimei, Nctm, Italy
Axel Munier, Bardehle Pagenberg, France
Marek Porzeżyński, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr, Poland
Felix Stang, Raue, Germany
Chris Bleuel, CEO at Functional Aesthetics, Germany

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Sachka Stefanova-Behlert, KPMG Law, Germany

Tom Arntz, Citius Advocaten, Netherlands
Astrid Caporali, Altius, Belgium
Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi, Machado Meyer, Brazil
Irina Kostina, Ellex Klavins, Latvia
Fabian Kofler, CEO of Free2Move GmbH, Germany
Yvonne Schmidt, Senior Legal Counsel, Zalando SE, Germany

15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 17:00

Chloe Taylor, Carpmaels & Ransford, United Kingdom

Aurelio Assenza, Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini, Italy
Anne-Sophie Leroi, Benoliel Avocats, France
Martin Berggreen Rove, Partner Advokat MNA Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS, Norway

17:00 - 17:45

20:00 - 22:30

A beloved institution in the midst of Berlin’s permanently trendy Kreuzberg, Spindler und Klatt is a relaxed, hip, restaurant on the waterfront. Surrounded by other great night spots - and its own club - this promises to be a great starting point to experience some of Berlin’s world-famous nightlife.

Address: Köpenicker Str. 16-17, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

09:30 - 11:00

Johannes Struck, Brödermann Jahn, Germany

Francesca Dalla Volta, Brown Rudnick, United Kingdom
Rim Ben Ammar, Law & More, Belgium
Nicky de Groot, Penrose, Netherlands
Robert Haniver, LK Shields, Ireland
Jan Valentin Deichsel, legalpartner.berlin, Germany

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:45

Ilja Czernik, SKW Schwarz, Germany

Chantal Bakermans, Penrose, Netherlands
Natalia Jurisch, Maschietto Maggiore Besseghini, Italy
Jevan Neilan, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
Thomas Nietsch, K&L Gates, Germany

12:45 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

14:30 - 17:00

We’ll be taking a walking tour around some of Berlin’s most famous and infamous spots. The walking tour will take about 3 hours and will take in historical parts and remains of the (former) Berlin Wall that once separated West and East Berlin.

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
18:00 - 20:30

We have limited places for dinner at this restaurant which is described by “Awesome Berlin” as being a “celebrity magnet” noting that, “very few places in Berlin compare to KATZ ORANGE in terms of atmosphere and location.” The food here is also praised in the Michelin Guide 2018 as being, “fresh, ambitious cuisine” that translates to “simply a good meal”.

Address: Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

18:00 - 20:30

Specializes in homemade south German cuisine and it is a nice combination of modern ambiance and traditional German fare. 
Address: Gartenstrasse 9, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally


The Old Speakeasy in the modern century
Address: Novalisstrasse 11, 10115 Berlin
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

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Please book your room at the Hotel Hilton Berlin at favourable rates following this LINK prior to 31 January 2019.

Address: Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Organising Committee

Sachka STEFANOVA-BEHLERT KPMG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)
Donata STÖRMER clover law Rechtsanwälte Gamer Siegmund Partnerschaft mbB (GERMANY)
Johannes STRUCK Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)
Chloe TAYLOR Carpmaels & Ransford LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)


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