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The Banking, Finance & Capital Markets (BFCM), Insolvency and International Arbitration Commissions are excited to invite you to the joint seminar on special situations related to banking and finance in Rome from 14 to 16 March 2024.

Financial institutions are being disrupted, facing challenges from consumers, creditors, financial regulators and innovative competitors. Alternative dispute resolutions are coming to the rescue, alternative finance instruments are bridging the gap.

When the ‘problems’ hit the fan, lawyers need to step back, take time to reflect and look at the issues from a global perspective. No better place to do it than the Eternal City!

Together with regulators, practitioners and industry leaders, we will discuss and dive deep into the world of alternative dispute resolutions in the banking sector, bank restructuring, distressed finance, financing of contentious claims and credit funds in restructuring operations. All are guaranteed by the joint forces of BFCM, Insolvency and International Arbitration Commissions.

Alongside the academic programme, our Organising Committee has put together an exciting social programme.

This seminar will be a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow professionals operating in and around banking and finance, insolvency and international arbitration and at the same time to savour the history and charm of the once “capital of the world”.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rome.

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AIJA Commissions involved
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Insolvency
  • International Arbitration


Beyond banking: When restructuring hits the finance

19:00 - 20:00

address: Via del Tritone 61 (La Rinascente, 6th & 7th floor), 00187 Rome
20:00 - 23:30

address: Via del Tritone 61 (La Rinascente, 6th & 7th floor), 00187 Rome


09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote speaker: Dimitrios Triantafyllou, European Commission - Legal service, Belgium
09:45 - 10:45

Moderator: Thomas Seeber, Stadler Völker, Austria

  • Virginie Etienne, Julius Bär, Luxembourg
  • Çağdaş Umut Vardar, Vardar Sanli, Turkey
  • Dimitrios Triantafyllou, European Commission - Legal service, Belgium
10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:45

Moderator: Anneloes Van Uhm, Van Doorne N.V., the Netherlands
  • Giorgio Nobile, Credit Agricole, Italy
  • Philip Janis, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg 
  • Weronika Kapica, Schoenherr, Poland
  • Alexander Georgiev, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Bulgaria
12:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Moderator: Amy McVey, Burges Salmon, United Kingdom

  • Tobias Aggteleky, Niedermann Rechtsanwälte, Switzerland
  • Ria Gurtner, Vischer AG, Switzerland
  • Zeno Grabmayr, Wolf Theiss, Austria
  • Laura Morelli, Dealflower, Italy
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:45

Moderator: Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Disputes, Germany

  • Lukas Innerebner, Swiss Arbitration Center, Switzerland
  • Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison, United Kingdom
  • Karen Papenfuß, GSK Stockmann, Germany
16:45 - 17:30

Moderator: Giuliano Stasio, Studio Legale Dindo, Italy 

  • Benedetta Coppo, Camera Arbitrale Milano, Italy
  • Camilla Macpherson, P.R.I.M.E Finance, the Netherlands
  • Sofia Caruso, LCA Studio Legale, Italy
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Address: Via della Conciliazione 4, 00193 Rome


09:30 - 10:30

Moderator: Jacopo Piemonte, Deberti Jacchia, Italy

  • Herman Ruiter, Head of Litigation, Heussen Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries, the Netherlands
  • Natalia Hidalgo, Monfrini Bitton Klein, Switzerland
  • Lukas Fellmann, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00

17:00 - 18:30

address: Via Guido Reni, 4A, 00196 Rome

In small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite

Fees & General Info

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Prepare your stay

We are pleased to announce that the sessions of the upcoming seminar will be held at the NH Collection Roma Centro.

Address: Via dei Gracchi, 324, 00192 Roma Italia


We would like to inform you that we no longer hold a room block at the NH Collection Roma Centro. Accommodation is now based solely on availability and the rates offered by the hotel.

If you still need to book a room, you can do so directly with the NH Hotel or other nearby accommodations via the following link.

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

Getting around Rome: Efficient travel tips

The hotel is centrally located in Rome, resulting in dense traffic. Therefore, we recommend utilising the train or bus for transportation from the airport to the hotel and the metro for other city journeys.

For a cost-effective option of 7 euros, you can reach the hotel by taking the bus from Rome Fiumicino Airport, disembarking at the Rome Vatican station, and walking a short 700 meters to your accommodation.
Alternatively, you may opt for the train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Roma Termini. From Termini station, the metro to Lepanto, which is a mere 350 meters from your hotel, is a convenient choice.

Given the proximity of Lepanto metro station to the hotel, we recommend planning your public transport routes based on this station.
Please refer to this link for comprehensive information on train and this link for the bus services.

Organising Committee

Gianluca ALBE A&A – Albè & Associati Studio Legale (ITALY)
Daria CAPOTORTO Tonucci & Partners (ITALY)
Antonius JONETZKI GSK STOCKMANN Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Sitz München AG München PR 533 (GERMANY)
Ginevra SFORZA Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)


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