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Step into the bustling heart of Istanbul for an exceptional double seminar! The M&A Corporate and the Labour & Immigration Law Commissions extend a warm invitation to this historic city, celebrated for its rich tapestry of cultures and thriving business landscape.

Mastering trending employment & immigration developments

In our current digital and flexible world, new employment and immigration law topics are emerging almost on daily basis.

Our labour and immigration law panels will offer you discussions on a wide variety of trending topics in the field of international employment and immigration. Thus, take with us a deep dive into the latest employment and immigration law developments, ranging from implementing sustainable elements, over digitalisation, transparency, secrecy and flexibility at the workplace to working across borders.

M&A Symphony: Crafting success in the public marketplace

The M&A panels will focus on takeover tactics and transaction terms in public M&A deals. Our panels will delve into the intricacies of structuring and executing successful public M&A transactions, providing insights on current M&A climate and emerging opportunities in public markets.

Joint  Sessions - The carrot and the stick: Navigating Employee Benefit Plans and director liabilities

Our joint panels will dive into the intricacies of employment-related M&A matters. Together, we will discuss director’s liabilities and explore strategies for incentive and benefits plans in the context of mergers and acquisitions, analyse tools to master workforce integration planning and discuss the use of golden handshakes and golden parachutes. After that, you will be fully prepared to bargain for some real gold at the Grand Bazaar. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expand your horizons in the captivating city of Istanbul!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Immigration Law
  • Labour Law (+ Immigration Law)

Programme

Annual Labour Law Conference

16:00 - 18:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul
18:00 - 20:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul
20:00 - 23:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 10:00


Moderator: Nan Sato, Fisher Philips, USA

Speakers:
  • Ard Wallast, Rivian, The Netherlands
  • Clodagh Hogan, Kingsley Napley LLP, UK
  • Margarita Egiazarova, Alrud Law Firm, Russia
10:00 - 10:45


Moderator: Anu Vuori, Magnusson, Finland

Speakers:
  • Nicky de Groot, Pallas, The Netherlands
  • Hollie Ryan, Stevens Bolton, UK
  • Marco Tesoro, Tesoro & Partners, Italy
10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:15


Moderator: Claire Huijts, Pels Rijcken, The Netherlands

Speakers:
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CUATRECASAS, Spain
  • Minu Dwivedi, JSA Advocates & Solicitors, India
  • Nil Merve Celikbas Seker, Celikbas Law, Turkey
  • Pauline Van Parys, Altius, Belgium
12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30


Moderator: Almudena Alvarez, Alvarez Lentner, Spain

Speakers:
  • Aneta Zichova, Accace Legal, Czech Republic
  • Ketlin Peterson, TGS Baltic, Estonia
  • Nana Karanen, Dittmar & Indrenius, Finland
  • Melina Peer, ZEILER, Austria
14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:45


Moderator: Torsten Groß, Heuking, Germany

Speakers:
  • Ekaterina Zammit, Corrieri Cilia, Malta
  • Nikki Vreede, Everaert Advocaten, The Netherlands
  • Katie Good, Travers Smith, UK
  • Archita Mohapatra, Trilegal, India
15:45 - 16:15

16:15 - 17:00


Moderator: Manuel Ferreira Mendes, Paramount Legal, Portugal

Speakers:
  • Joanna Zoglowek, CMS, Germany
  • Kathryn Kuglak, Walder Wyss, Switzerland
  • Charmaine Pollock, Farrer & Co, UK
20:00

Includes dinner and drinks and transportation from ant back to the hotel

  • Address: Çırağan Caddesi No:44, 34347 Ortaköy/İstanbul

09:00

10:00 - 11:00

Moderator:
  • Cindy Hoogteijling, WIJN & STAEL, The Netherlands

Speakers:
  • Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Greenfort, Germany
  • Mette Bull Richmann Graah, Kromann Reumert, Denmark
  • Alexander Bork, Heuking, Germany
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

Moderator:
  • Jakob Nortoft, Norma, Sweden 
Speaker:
  • Alice Money Decroix, King and Spalding, France 
  • Sarah Kocks, Kocks Partners, Belgium
  • Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Disputes, Germany
12:30 - 13:30

15:00

Transportation included from and back to the hotel
19:00

Includes dinner and drinks and transportation from and back to the hotel
Corporate and M&A Commission Seminar

16:00 - 18:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul
18:00 - 20:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul
20:00 - 23:00

  • Address: Gümüşsuyu, İnönü Cd. No: 8, 34437, İstanbul

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 10:00


Moderator: Zoya Gyurova, Strik, The Netherlands

Speakers:
  • Prof. Dr Recep Bildik, Turkey
  • Oksana Zoppini, BG2V, France
  • Bahar Beyes, TIGGES, Germany
10:00 - 10:45


Moderator: Francisco Martins Caetano, Cuatrecasas, UK

Speakers:
  • Ella Sharpley, Travers Smith, UK
  • Daniele Simoniello, SW, Switzerland
  • Raphael Valenta, KWR, Austria
11:00 - 11:30

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30


Moderator: Aymeric de Mol, Aramis, France 

Speakers:
  • Dominik Rietiker, Wenger Vieli, Switzerland
  • Luke van de Laar, KMV, The Netherlands 
  • Christopher Jünger, Wolf Theiss, Austria
14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:45


Moderator: Ragnar Gundersen, Koffeld, Norway 

Speakers:
  • Michèle Sue, MLL, Switzerland
  • Martin Madsen Svanberg, Vinge, Sweden
  • Christoph Schober, Binder Grösswang, Austria
15:45 - 16:15

16:15 - 17:00


Moderator: Ismail Mert Şanlı, Vardar Sanli, Turkey

Speakers:
  • Stefan Holterman, Finch, The Netherlands
  • Murad Abida, Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel, UAE
  • Danielle Golinski, Advant, Germany
20:00

Includes dinner and drinks and transportation from ant back to the hotel

  • Address: Çırağan Caddesi No:44, 34347 Ortaköy/İstanbul

09:00

10:00 - 11:00

Moderator:
  • Cindy Hoogteijling, WIJN & STAEL, The Netherlands
Speakers:
  • Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Greenfort, Germany
  • Mette Bull Richmann Graah, Kromann Reumert, Denmark
  • Alexander Bork, Heuking, Germany
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

Moderator:
  • Jakob Nortoft, Norma, Sweden
Speaker:
  • Alice Money Decroix, King and Spalding, France
  • Sarah Kocks, Kocks Partners, Belgium
  • Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Disputes, Germany
12:30 - 13:30

15:00

Transportation included from and back to the hotel
19:00

Includes dinner and drinks and transportation from and back to the hotel

Fees & General Info

AIJA Members
AIJA Member < 35 - On or before May 31
AIJA Member < 35 - On or before September 25
AIJA Member < 35 - After September 25
AIJA Member >= 35 - On or before May 31
AIJA Member >= 35 - On or before September 25
AIJA Member >= 35 - After September 25
Non AIJA Members
Non AIJA Member < 35 - On or before May 31
Non AIJA Member < 35 - On or before September 25
Non AIJA Member < 35 - After September 25
Non AIJA Member >= 35 - On or before May 31
Non AIJA Member >= 35 - On or before September 25
Non AIJA Member >= 35 - After September 25
For all
Speaker - On or before May 31
Speaker - On or before September 25
Speaker - After September 25
Local lawyers - On or before May 31
Local lawyers - On or before September 25
Local lawyers - After September 25
In-House Counsel - On or before May 31
In-House Counsel - On or before September 25
In-House Counsel - After September 25

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Scholarships

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.

Prepare your stay

 AIJA pre-blocked rooms at CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel at a group preferential rate. Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability on the required date(s).

AIJA Group Rates:

- Superior/Deluxe, Single Occupancy: 190€

- Superior/Deluxe, Double Occupancy: 210€

  • 3rd person difference: 50€
  • Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi internet and Safira Spa Access and exclude 10% VAT + 2% Accommodation Tax.
  • Check-in is at 03:00 PM, and check-out is at 12:00 PM.
  • All Reservations Require Credit Card as Guarantee at Time of Booking

Cancellation Policy:

Guests can cancel booked rooms free of charge until one day before their check-in dates.
In the event of a cancellation one day before arrival after 16:00 (EET), the first night's accommodation will be invoiced to the guest.
 

Should you encounter any difficulties or require assistance during the booking process, please contact the Hotel’s reservations team: reservations@parkbosphorus.com 

Book your room at the AIJA Group Rate:

 

 

Practical Information

SPONSORSHIP

We offer several sponsorship possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or discuss a customised package to best suit your business needs. Click here to know more about the sponsorship packages.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Organising Committee

Hana AL KHATIB Global Advocacy & Legal Counsel (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
Hazal BAYDAR MOROGLU ARSEVEN (TURKEY)
Clémence COLIN JP Karsenty & Associés (FRANCE)
Sevinç DEMIR KARAYOL DEMIR LAW OFFICE (TURKEY)
Marcel JAKOB Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (SWITZERLAND)
Luisa RÖDEMER RSR law (GERMANY)
Lukas WIESER Zeiler Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Ayse Ulku YALAZ NAZALI AVUKATLIK ORTAKLIĞI (TURKEY)

Sponsors


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Partnership with AIJA as a sponsor provides the best networking opportunities in a relaxed business environment.
If you have any questions, contact us on ‘Become a sponsor’ and check for more opportunities.

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