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Amsterdam is the capital of a country where complex dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have long been ingrained. This city has been chosen as the location of this exciting double seminar and it is one of the greatest small cities in the world with its wonderful canals’ system, architecture, parks and museums. Cycling enthusiasts will find themselves in heaven on earth in Amsterdam!

Litigation Annual Conference – The rise of group and multi-party litigation and its challenges

The increase in group litigations, class actions and multi-party litigations show no signs of slowing down. Claims have become increasingly large and complex, bringing new and varied challenges.

This seminar will examine the challenges of large scale and group litigations, with perspectives from both members of the judiciary and practitioners. We will look at trends in the market, funding and witnesses (both fact and expert) in multi-party proceedings. In addition, we will also focus on wider skills, including advocacy and witness examination.

Whether you are a class or group action specialist, represent one or more parties in multi-party litigation, or want to develop your advocacy and examination skills this seminar will be relevant to you.

Annual Labour Law Conference – How to deal with employment issues efficiently and to solve disputes in the best interest of the client

Employment relations have become increasingly complicated, with the volume of claims in an employment context (and the delays in resolving those claims) inevitably rising. Moreover, employment claims often involve many other business aspects stretching beyond the individual employment relationship such as protection of trade secrets, compliance issues (internal audits) and debt recovery. The seminar attendees will not only be offered useful insights on resolving employment disputes in a traditional way but also by the means of ADR.

Besides resolving employment disputes, further “hot” topics, such as gender discrimination at the workplace, global mobility, employment implications of whistleblowing regimes and how out of office activities affect the employment will be addressed throughout the conference.

Joint Session with the SCILL Commission

Moreover, the Litigation and Labour Law Commissions have teamed up with the SCILL Commission for an interactive joint session on “Neuroscience”.  All attendees are invited to join this session, which aims to hone the soft skills required for lawyers when dealing with clients and counterparties not only during negotiations (such as settlement negotiations) but also during commercial and labour disputes

 

We look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam from Thursday, 13 October 2022 to Saturday, 15 October 2022, for what promises to be a thrilling event.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Labour Law
  • Litigation
  • Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (SCILL)

Sponsors

Programme

Annual Labour Law Conference

16:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:00

(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:10

09:10 - 10:20


Employers are facing an increasing number of discriminatory issues, with the gender pay gap only being the tip of the iceberg.
We will be exploring the newest developments with regard to equal pay, discrimination of mothers and #metoo at the workplace.

ModeratorInka Knappertsbusch, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany

Speakers:
  • Laurent Lehner, Altenburger, Switzerland
  • Marco Tesoro, Reilly & Tesoro, Italy
  • Sarah Baker, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 12:00


We will examine if and how immigration law can give employers an advantage in the global race for talent. We will discuss the latest immigration law trends, such as global mobility, work from anywhere and Workactions.

Moderator: Manuel Ferreira Mendes, Paramountlegal, Portugal

Speakers:
  • Ekaterina Zammit, Corrieri Cilia, Malta
  • Daniel Christmann, Christmann Legal, USA
  • Luisa Rödemer, Vangard, Germany
12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00


External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
14:00 - 15:00


Is winning in court the best solution?
We examine options of alternative dispute resolutions and the situations in which one or the other is most effective to achieve your client’s goals.

Moderator: Michael Avila, Fisher Phillips LLP, USA

Speakers:
  • Olivia Bulcke, Solucial Avocats, France
  • Katrien Coenen, Lydian, Belgium
  • Christine Calleja, Mamo TCV Advocates, Malta
  • Michał Chodkowski, Łaszczuk, Poland
15:00 - 15:20

15:20 - 16:20


JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003).  In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA.  He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University.  Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
16:20 - 17:30


In light of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, we will have a look on globally existing whistle-blower regimes, their impact on employment relationships and what employers should be aware of when voluntarily or compulsorily introducing whistleblowing systems.

Moderator: Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp, Vinge, Sweden

Speakers:
  • Melina Peer, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Austria
  • Moira Campbell, Kingsley Napley, United Kingdom
  • Álvaro Fernández Sánchez del Corral, Cuatrecasas, Spain
18:45 - 20:15

• Boarding location: Carré, Amsterdam
• Disembarkation location: Hotel Eden, Amsterdam

20:30 - 01:30

Address: Rembrandtplein 17-I 1017 CT Amsterdam

09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:15


We explore the employee’s ability to share information outside of the employment relationship that could be harmful to the employer.
Trade secrets, intellectual property, social media and the human nature of employees are the challenges employers face in ensuring the protection of their interests.

Moderator: Johannes Bammer, Binder Grösswang, Austria

Speakers:
  • Nina Kratz, tqf legal, Germany
  • Alex Fisher, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
  • Hana Al Khatib, Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel, United Arab Emirates
  • Alice Guizzetti, J.P. KARSENTY & Associés, France
11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45


In a world where everyone can easily share their private opinions with thousands within seconds, we examine where one may draw the line between employees’ private activities and employers’ interests.

Moderator: Almudena Alvarez, Alvarez Lentner, Spain

Speakers:
  • Lorraine Mordaunt, Pact Advocaten, the Netherlands
  • Nick Hawkins, Charles Russel Speechlys, United Kingdom
  • Marcin Wujczyk , Wardyński & Partners, Poland
12:45 - 14:00

16:00

17:00 - 22:00

Address: Zeeburgerpad 3, 1018 AJ Amsterdam
Annual Litigation Conference

16:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:00

(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:10

09:20 - 10:20


Key-note speakers
  • Dr Patrick Melin – Presiding Judge at the regional Court of Stuttgart (commercial chambers): “Effective dispute resolution the German way: Judicial strategies in brokering settlement agreements in multi-party commercial disputes"
  • R.H.C. (Han) Jongeneel, Rechtbank Amsterdam, The Netherlands : "International Aspects of Multi Party and Mass Claim Cases in Dutch Courts"

Moderators:
  • Michelle Krekels, Bureau Brandeis, The Netherlands
  • Pierre-Yves Samson, Zschunke, France
10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 12:00


Moderator: Elaina Bailes, Stewarts, United Kingdom

Speakers:
  • Leeor Cohen, Burford Capital
  • Daniel Lucey, McCann Fitzgerald, Ireland
  • Anouk Rosielle, Dentons, The Netherlands
  • Damiën Berkhout, Scott + Scott, The Netherlands

Topics include:
  • Opt-in or opt-out
  • Case management
  • Client management
  • Financing / Funding
12:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00


External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
14:00 - 15:00


External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
15:00 - 15:20

15:20 - 17:30


External speaker: Michael Polkinghorne, White and Case

Michael will focus on the key ‘rules’ of examination of witnesses, cross-examination and re-examination. To include small group exercises.
18:45 - 20:15

• Boarding location: Carré, Amsterdam
• Disembarkation location: Hotel Eden, Amsterdam

20:30 - 01:30

Address: Rembrandtplein 17-I 1017 CT Amsterdam

09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:15


Speakers:
  • Max Weiss, Weisswert, Germany
  • Sophie Gilliam, BarentsKrans, the Netherlands
  • Bojana Vareskic, Schoenherr, Austria / Croatia
  • Duran Ross, Hausfeld, United Kingdom
  • Mathieu van Ravenstein, Forcyd, the Netherlands
11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:45


  • How are derivative actions governed in various jurisdictions?
  • Can derivative claims pave a way to proceedings in other jurisdictions?
Speakers:
  • Oleksii Prudkyi, Ukraine
  • Cinzia Catelli, Baer & Karrer, Switzerland 
  • Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Dispute Consulting, Germany
  • Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison, United Kingdom
12:45 - 14:00

16:00

17:00 - 22:00

Address: Zeeburgerpad 3, 1018 AJ Amsterdam

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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

The seminar will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam and we have negotiated special rates for the participants of the seminar:

Room type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Standard room 319€ 340€

 

Above rates are:

  • Per room, per night basis, inclusive of 9% VAT, exclusive of 7% city tax per room per night on net room revenue plus 3 Eur per person per night, for each person staying that is 16 years or older.
  • Inclusive of buffet breakfast

To book your accommodation, please click here.
Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis according to availability and that we have the special rates until 15 August 2022.

Hotel Arena

We have negotiated a discount for the participants of the seminar at Hotel Arena.

You will get a 10% discount if you contact them via email  and give AIJA as reference.

Organising Committee

Laura BERRY DAC Beachcroft LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Nicole DEPARADE GSK Stockmann (GERMANY)
Adam FLACKS LK Law LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Michelle KREKELS bureau Brandeis (NETHERLANDS)
Pieter KROP Kroes Advocaten Immigration Lawers (NETHERLANDS)
Pierre-Yves SAMSON Zschunke Avocats/ Rechtsanwälte (FRANCE)
Sanne VAN RUITENBEEK Pallas Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)
Lukas WIESER ZEILER FLOYD ZADKOVICH (AUSTRIA)

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