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The Corporate / M&A and the Real Estate Commissions are delighted to invite you to the joint M&A and Real Estate Seminar 2023 in the gorgeous hills of Langhe in Piedmont, Italy.

Join us and profit from an interdisciplinary academic programme. This seminar will provide you with the unique opportunity to look at M&A and real estate deals in the food, wine and hospitality industries. We will examine the differences between a share and an asset deal. We will focus on the peculiarities of hotel deals, and the acquisitions of agricultural lands, with a focus on the construction and the environmental DD aspects. We will also have the chance to talk with industry operators.

The Langhe is an area of rolling hills covered in vineyards with medieval hill towns and ancient castles perched atop their peaks. It is the hometown of Barolo reds, white truffles, handmade pasta, and the most famous chocolate and hazelnut spread... and such delicacies will be part of our gourmet journey during the social programme!

In addition, for those who want to extend their stay until Sunday, the organising committee has set up an optional, exclusive program also for Sunday.

Save the date to make sure you take part in this unique and tasty experience!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate

Programme

M&A Track

17:00 - 19:00

19:00 - 20:30

20:30 - 23:00

23:00 - 02:00

  • Drinks are payable onsite.

08:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30


Starting off with a keynote speech from an industry expert, the first panel of this conference will discuss current trends and developments in the food / beverage and wine industry. It will focus in particular on trends and developments of the M&A and real estate market related to these industries and give an overview of the different kinds of investors, including their structure and origin of their funds. Moreover, it will treat legal aspects and challenges in relation to the relevant developments.

Moderator:
  • Clara Gordon, Wolf Theiss, Austria

Speakers:
  • Roman Graf, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland
  • Hildago Brovida, ELEXI, Italy
  • Francesco Minetti, Well Com, Italy
10:30 - 11:30


Based on a keynote speech from an industry expert, this panel will discuss current trends and developments in the hotel industry. It will focus in particular on trends and developments of the M&A and real estate market for hotels. Finally, it will examine legal aspects and challenges in relation to the relevant developments.

Moderator:
  • Audrey Jarreton, Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg

Speakers:
  • Anna Wyrzykowska, WKB, Poland
  • Larissa Rickenbacher, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
  • Federico Gioffré, Nunziante Magrone, Italy
  • Leonardo Stassi, Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory, Italy
11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00


This panel will examine the peculiarities and main areas of focus of a due diligence review for agricultural land, for food / beverage businesses and for hotels. It will deal with peculiar warranties typically seen in the acquisition of agricultural land, food / beverage businesses and hotels. Moreover, it will cover FDI restrictions, that are particularly relevant for these industries.

Moderator:
  • Daniel Giuliano, Potolano Cavallo, Italy

Speakers:
  • Andreas Herrmann, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk, Austria
  • Nick Samyn, Monard Law, Belgium
  • Salome Wieser, Ruoss Vögele, Switzerland
  • Gustavo Coelho, Bastilho Coelho, Brazil
  • Philip Frerks, Aon, Germany
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00


This panel shall cover the topic of W&I insurance, with a particular focus on current developments and new possibilities. With speakers who work in the field of W&I insurance he panel shall also go into detail about the influence of W&I insurance on the scope of due diligence.

Moderator:
  • Friederike Henke, Buren, Netherlands

Speakers:
  • Virginia List, Howden, Italy
  • Gulsum Aslan, Risk Capital Advisors, Netherlands
  • Fabio Schiavottiello, Ryan Specialty, Italy
15:00 - 15:45


This panel will present recent innovations and new opportunities in the agriculture and green energy industry, in particular agrivoltaic. The focus of the panel will be on commercial aspects. Legal aspects, in particular questions of regulatory law, will also be discussed

Moderator:
  • Jérôme Debras, Legalim, France

Speakers:
  • Suzana Bončina Jamšek, BJK Law, Slovenia
  • Lisa Gallinger, Hofmann Liebs, Germany
  • Roberto Gianoglio, Iren Energia, Italy
15:45 - 16:15

16:15 - 17:15


In this panel, in-House Counsel from the food / beverage, hotel and apparel industry will talk about current developments in their industries and will share what they expect from and value in their lawyers.

Moderators:
  • Marco Gardino, RP Legal & Tax, Italy
  • Claudia Iacobino, Consulenza d´Impresa, Italy

Speakers:
  • Simona Musso, Head of Legal – Lavazza, Italy
  • Giorgio Ferrero, Prada Group, Italy
  • Giulia Bergamasco, Chief Strategy Officer at Poke House, Italy
18:00 - 18:30

  • Departure from the seminar hotel
18:30 - 20:00

  • Including wine tasting
20:00 - 02:00

23:30


23:30 -- 00:30 -- 01:30 -- 02:15

09:00

09:15 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00


This panel shall cover current "hot topics" such as agritech companies from a venture capital perspective, the role of incubators in growing new farming businesses, and sustainability as a key factor for the success of start-ups. The panel will also give an overview of investment funds active in the market.

Moderator:
  • Michael Eitle, Scope Law, Switzerland

Speakers:
  • Jan Hüniken, GvW Graf von Westphalen, Germany
  • Mario Donadio, LEADING LAW Notai e Avvocati, Italy
  • Annika Brandt, Lindahl, Sweden
  • Luca Gamberini, Ocean Reef, Italy
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30


Starting with a keynote from a family business' in-house counsel, this panel shall discuss steps and measures that need to be taken when a family owned company has grown and shall be transformed into a structured business. It will focus on steps and measures to be taken in preparation for taking on an investor, and on making a company more attractive for investors. The panel shall also touch upon aspects of foundation law as well as family and inheritance law, in particular from the angle of keeping a company in family ownership.

Moderator:
  • Alexander Göbel, Niederer Kraft Frey, Switzerland

Speakers:
  • Georgina Fraser, Farrer & Co, UK
  • Leonardo Bonfanti, Pedersoli, Italy
  • Anh-Duc Cordalis, Greenfort, Germany
  • Davide Davico, Partner - Simon Wealthlex - Ersel Group, Italy
12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

14:30 - 14:45

  • Departure from the seminar hotel
15:30 - 18:00

  • Borgogno Winery
  • Damilano Winery
*Free time to visit Barolo & Barolo museum
*Drinks on Borgogno terrace (fully reserved for AIJA group)
20:00 - 23:00

  • Drinks after dinner are payable onsite
Real Estate Track

17:00 - 19:00

19:00 - 20:30

20:30 - 23:00

23:00 - 02:00

  • Drinks are payable onsite.

08:00 - 19:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30


Starting off with a keynote speech from an industry expert, the first panel of this conference will discuss current trends and developments in the food / beverage and wine industry. It will focus in particular on trends and developments of the M&A and real estate market related to these industries and give an overview of the different kinds of investors, including their structure and origin of their funds. Moreover, it will treat legal aspects and challenges in relation to the relevant developments.

Moderator:
  • Clara Gordon, Wolf Theiss, Austria

Speakers:
  • Roman Graf, Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland
  • Hildago Brovida, ELEXI, Italy
  • Francesco Minetti, Well Com, Italy
10:30 - 11:30


Based on a keynote speech from an industry expert, this panel will discuss current trends and developments in the hotel industry. It will focus in particular on trends and developments of the M&A and real estate market for hotels. Finally, it will examine legal aspects and challenges in relation to the relevant developments.

Moderator:
  • Audrey Jarreton, Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg

Speakers:
  • Anna Wyrzykowska, WKB, Poland
  • Larissa Rickenbacher, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
  • Federico Gioffré, Nunziante Magrone, Italy
  • Leonardo Stassi, Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory, Italy
11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00


This panel will examine the peculiarities and main areas of focus of a due diligence review for agricultural land, for food / beverage businesses and for hotels. It will deal with peculiar warranties typically seen in the acquisition of agricultural land, food / beverage businesses and hotels. Moreover, it will cover FDI restrictions, that are particularly relevant for these industries.

Moderator:
  • Daniel Giuliano, Potolano Cavallo, Italy

Speakers:
  • Andreas Herrmann, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk, Austria
  • Nick Samyn, Monard Law, Belgium
  • Salome Wieser, Ruoss Vögele, Switzerland
  • Gustavo Coelho, Bastilho Coelho, Brazil
  • Philip Frerks, Aon, Germany
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00


This panel shall cover the topic of W&I insurance, with a particular focus on current developments and new possibilities. With speakers who work in the field of W&I insurance he panel shall also go into detail about the influence of W&I insurance on the scope of due diligence.

Moderator:
  • Friederike Henke, Buren, Netherlands

Speakers:
  • Virginia List, Howden, Italy
  • Gulsum Aslan, Risk Capital Advisors, Netherlands
  • Fabio Schiavottiello, Ryan Specialty, Italy
15:00 - 15:45


This panel will present recent innovations and new opportunities in the agriculture and green energy industry, in particular agrivoltaic. The focus of the panel will be on commercial aspects. Legal aspects, in particular questions of regulatory law, will also be discussed

Moderator:
  • Jérôme Debras, Legalim, France

Speakers:
  • Suzana Bončina Jamšek, BJK Law, Slovenia
  • Lisa Gallinger, Hofmann Liebs, Germany
  • Roberto Gianoglio, Iren Energia, Italy
16:15 - 17:15


In this panel, in-House Counsel from the food / beverage, hotel and apparel industry will talk about current developments in their industries and will share what they expect from and value in their lawyers.

Moderators:
  • Marco Gardino, RP Legal & Tax, Italy
  • Claudia Iacobino, Consulenza d´Impresa, Italy

Speakers:
  • Simona Musso, Head of Legal – Lavazza, Italy
  • Giorgio Ferrero, Prada Group, Italy
  • Giulia Bergamasco, Chief Strategy Officer at Poke House, Italy
18:00 - 18:30

  • Departure from the seminar hotel
18:30 - 20:00

  • Including wine tasting
20:00 - 02:00

23:30


23:30 -- 00:30 -- 01:30 -- 02:15

09:00

09:15 - 09:45

10:00 - 11:00


This panel will discuss typical ownership/operation structures of hotels and potential issues in this context. It will treat hotel management agreements as well as questions related to the construction of new hotels.

Moderator:
  • Alessia Giaccari, Watson Farley & Williams, Italy

Speakers:
  • Stefan Horn, Wolf Theiss, Austria
  • Pascal Niffenegger, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
  • José Diogo Marques, Urban & Spatial Planning, Portugal
  • Sergio Grazioli, NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network, Italy
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30


The panel will discuss lease agreements for buildings under construction or renovation from different angles, such as the need to coordinate building specifications between the construction contract and lease agreement, the need to coordinate timelines and rights in case of delays, joint contracts between landlord, tenant and constructor as alternative, the management of changes in the construction obligation of the landlord and the regulation of the compensation for defects.

Moderator:
  • Bruno Stroobants, Lydian, Belgium

Speakers:
  • Christoph Allmendinger, SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Germany
  • Ioan Radu, Rödl & Partner, Romania
  • Thomas Seeber, Stadler Völkel, Austria
  • Devora Kacheva, Tigges Rechtsanwälte, Germany
12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

14:30 - 14:45

  • Departure from the seminar hotel
15:30 - 18:00

  • Borgogno Winery
  • Damilano Winery
*Free time to visit Barolo & Barolo museum
*Drinks on Borgogno terrace (fully reserved for AIJA group)
20:00 - 23:00

  • Drinks after dinner are payable onsite

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.

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Prepare your stay


Nearby Hotels

AIJA has partnered with HotelMap, an online accommodation platform that offers a variety of budget-friendly options. By clicking on the button below, you will be able to choose from a wide range of alternative hotels near the event venue. With just a few clicks, you can easily book your accommodation directly on the platform.

Nearby Hotels

Practical Information

Accommodation

The seminar will be taking place at the Albergo dell’Agenzia, and we have negotiated special rates (breakfast included) for the participants of the seminar:

1) at the Albergo dell’Agenzia hotel as follows:

Superior room, Single Occupancy: 220 EUR (per room, per night)
Superior room, Double Occupancy: 240 EUR (per room, per night)
Deluxe room, Single Occupancy: 250 EUR (per room, per night)
Deluxe room, Double Occupancy: 270 EUR (per room, per night)
Suite Rabajà/Brunate: 470 EUR (per room, per night)
Suite Cannubi: 570 EUR (per room, per night)

2) nearby, at the Albergo Corte Albertina hotel as follows:

Classic room, Single Occupancy: 120 EUR (per room, per night)
Classic room, Double Occupancy: 140 EUR (per room, per night)
Comfort room: 160 EUR (per room, per night)
Junior suite: 220 EUR (per room, per night)

Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis according to availability and that we have special rates until 4 July 2023.

We strongly recommend to book your stay as soon as possible. October is high season in Piedmont and Albergo dell’Agenzia / Albergo Corte Albertina are amongst best options in the Region.

To book your accommodation, to send an e-mail to info@albergoagenzia.it or info@albergocortealbertina.it based on the hotel they want to book and mention the code AIJA.

Cancellation policy

  • We require a credit card as a guarantee of the reservation.
  • Within 30 days before the arrival, the reservation can be modified and cancelled without any penalty
  • In case of any cancellation after the 29th day before the arrival, the penalty is charged
  • From 6th to 9th September 2023 we will require the prepayment of the stay
  • No show or any modification once arrived at the hotel: the entire period of the stay will be charged

 

How to reach Pollenzo

Pollenzo is located in the heart of Langhe, one of the best wine regions in the world, very close to Alba and Bra.

Best options to reach Pollenzo:

Plane

  • Torino Caselle Airport: around 1 hr drive by car.
    From Turin airport, we strongly recommend to rent a car or, alternatively, a taxi to Pollenzo.
  • Milano Malpensa Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Genova Airport are all located 1,45 hr drive from Pollenzo.
    In this case, car rental is strongly recommended.

Train

Torino train station is connected with high speed trains to Milan, Paris, Lyon, Florence, Bologna and many other cities.

From Torino Porta Susa it is possible to:

  • Take a taxi (1 hr drive)
  • Rent a car
  • Take a regional train to Alba or Bra (around 1,15 hr) and then a taxi (10-15 minutes)
     

Car

Pollenzo is very close to Torino and Milano and is well connected by motorways. For people coming from south France, Italy, south Germany and Switzerland, car is a very good option.

Organising Committee

Marco GARDINO RP Legal & Tax Associazione Professionale (ITALY)
Alessia GIACCARI Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Clara GORDON WOLF THEISS Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (AUSTRIA)
CLAUDIA IACOBINO Studio Legale Novara Maggiora Iervese s.t.p. (ITALY)
Fabian SCHMITZ Kanzlei Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (GERMANY)

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