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The global digital revolution is transforming the way international trade is conducted. As a result of this transformation, the business of many companies will face a more competitive environment in the foreseeable future. Join the 3rd Annual T.R.A.D.E. Conference in Athens to learn more about the legal challenges and opportunities for brand owners, platforms and resellers in a globalised word. High-profile speakers will be sharing their views and experiences on current legal developments in trade, distribution and e-commerce.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It has been a leading centre for trade in the region from its birth in antiquity until today. Given its long-standing trading tradition, the city is the ideal location for this third edition of the conference dedicated to the digital transformation in the trade sector.

To complement the academic programme, the AIJA local members promise an unforgettable social programme.


Discount for local lawyers

The first 15 local lawyers, who are not AIJA members, will benefit from a discount of 150€.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • T.R.A.D.E. (Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution, E-commerce)


3rd Annual T.R.A.D.E. Conference

18:00 - 20:00

Address: Mitropoleos Street 15, 10557 Athens, Greece
18:00 - 20:00


Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain
09:15 - 09:30

Babak Tabeshian, AIJA T.R.A.D.E. Commission President, LFR Wirtschaftsanwälte, Germany
09:30 - 10:30

Janine Reudt-Demont, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Switzerland
Evelyn Niitväli, RCAA Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Germany
Stefanos Tsimikalis, Tsimikalis Kalonarou, Greece
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

Jelle Blom, Kennedy Van der Laan, Netherlands
Marie Davy, Altana, France
Benedikt Rohrssen, Taylor Wesing, Germany
Oskar Sundelin, Inhouse Legal Counsel at PVH, Netherlands
12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Babak Tabeshian, LFR Wirtschaftsanwälte, Germany
Jorge Manzarbeitia, Callol, Coca & Asociados, Spain
Oliver Kaufmann, Streichenberg Attorneys at Law, Switzerland
Beatrice Stange, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany
14:30 - 15:30

Isabel Oest, Commeo, Germany
Renato Bucher, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Switzerland
Giuliano Stasio, Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Italy
Bruno de Zêzere Barradas, Cuatrecasas, Portugal
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00

Rebekka Stumpfrock, Avantcore, Germany
Amalia Athanasiadou, Inhouse Legal Counsel at Tillotts Pharma AG, Switzerland/Greece
Hendrikje Herrmann, Ahlers & Vogel, Germany
Marc van der Velden, Buren N.V., Netherlands
20:00 - 23:00

Address: Voukourestiou Street 9, 106 71 Athens, Greece

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

09:00 - 09:45

Caroline Conrad, Conrad & Partner, Switzerland
Jonas Huth, Inhouse Legal Counsel with unu, Germany
Christina Kougia, Sioufas & Associates Law Firm, Greece
09:46 - 10:30

Elena Kadelburger, Underwood & Co., UK
Christine Borfiga, Astine, France
Mary Deligianni, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Greece
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:15

Brian van Egmond, Conway & Partners, Netherlands
Tobias Eckardt, Ahlers & Vogel, Germany
Alessandro Paci, LS LexJus Sinacta, Italy
Joyce Pitcher, Pitcher Avocat, France
12:15 - 12:30

Babak Tabeshian, AIJA T.R.A.D.E. Commission President, LFR Wirtschaftsanwälte, Germany
12:30 - 13:30

14:00 - 17:00

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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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.

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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




Please book your room at the Hotel Electra Metropolis following this LINK prior to 11 February 2019.

When making your booking, please select the number of nights you are staying.

Address: Mitropoleos Street 15, 10557 Athens, Greece

Organising Committee

Jelle BLOM Kennedy Van der Laan (NETHERLANDS)
Caroline CONRAD-BEHR Conrad&Partner Advokatur (SWITZERLAND)
Marcel CREMER Cremer & Partners (GREECE)
Janine REUDT-DEMONT Niederer Kraft Frey AG (SWITZERLAND)
Eleni SKOUFARI Cremer & Skoufari (GREECE)
Babak TABESHIAN LFR Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB (GERMANY)
Stefanos TSIMIKALIS Tsimikalis Kalonarou Law Firm (GREECE)
Brian VAN EGMOND Conway & Partners (NETHERLANDS)


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