Double Winter Seminar - The future of M&A: Challenges for M&A professionals resulting from AI and Legal Tech // Competition (law) in Sports

St Anton

10 - 13 February 2019


Join us in St. Anton, the birthplace of modern skiing, for an unforgettable event.

Next year’s AIJA Winter Seminar will comprise the M&A Seminar “The Future of M&A: How Artificial Intelligence, Legal Tech and Big Data will change corporate deal-making” and the parallel Seminar “Competition (Law) in Sports: finding the right balance between interests of Sports Associations, Athletes, and Sports Industries” jointly organized by the Sports Law Commission and the Antitrust Commission.

Technology is changing the legal profession. This is why next year’s winter seminar will discuss how technology has and will change the way M&A professionals practice law. This seminar will address the current status of technology used in M&A transactions, provide an outlook for things to come and discuss current issues when dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Legal Tech and Big Data.

Sports and a dose of healthy competition is not only practiced on the slopes. The Seminar focusses on the application of competition rules to sport and how to balance interest of different players, discussion amongst others athletes challenging sports association’s rules for participation in championships, sports associations entering into exclusive agreements with industry partners and the joint selling of media rights.

The academic programmes will be complemented by an amazing social programme which will include plenty of skiing, hiking with torches, a traditional fondue evening and many other opportunities to network and see your AIJA friends.

 

About St. Anton

St. Anton am Arlberg is a truly unique recreation paradise for the whole family. The cozy little town with 2,470 inhabitants has still maintained its genuine ambiance and charming atmosphere. Relax and unwind at the elevation of 1,300m where crisp and clean mountain air is guaranteed! Experience genuine Tirolean hospitality and spend the most beautiful days of the year among friends. As the “Cradle of Alpine skiing”, it is a snowy paradise of the highest calibre. A modern holiday resort that has retained its traditional appeal. Hospitality and Tyrolean customs are as much a trademark of the village as its international, cosmopolitan character. And not only does it offer a colossal backdrop of peaks and popular (skiing) mountains, it also has all the comforts you would expect from an international holiday resort. Besides skiing, snowboarding and ski mountaneering, you can also go cross country skiing, winter and snow shoe hiking, horse sleigh riding, paragliding and relax is one of the many SPAs.

(source: https://www.stantonamarlberg.com)


AIJA Commissions

  • Antitrust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • International Business Law
  • Sports Law

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2019-01-15> 2019-01-15

AIJA Member < 35505,00  €580,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35555,00  €630,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35605,00  €680,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35655,00  €730,00  €
Speaker505,00  €580,00  €
Local lawyers505,00  €580,00  €
In-House Counsel250,00  €250,00  €

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Programme complet

The future of M&A: Challenges for M&A professionals resulting from AI and Legal Tech

Sunday 10 February 2019

18:00 » 20:00
Registration at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)
18:30 » 20:00
Welcome cocktail at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)
20:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)

Not included in the registration fees, payabla locally

Monday 11 February 2019

08:00
Registration at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
08:15 » 08:30
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain

Introduction to the seminar by the Organising Committee
08:30 » 10:00
Keynote address:
Legal Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Machine Perception, Deep Learning… what is out there!
Katrin Shahroozi, Founder of the Austrian Legal Tech Initiative
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
Advantages and risks of the recent Legal Tech and AI innovations on the M&A sector
Moderator:
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
Speakers:
Gian-Andrea Caprez, Vischer, Switzerland
Anne Toupenay-Schueller, Jeantet, France
TBC (IBA Nominee)
11:45 » 13:00
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
13:00 » 18:00
Optional afternoon programme (skiing)
18:30 » 19:30
Torch walk to the Bifang Alm mountain restuarant
19:30 » 22:00
Dinner at the Bifang Alm restaurant

Tuesday 12 February 2019

08:30 » 10:00
Impact of Legal Tech and AI in the due diligence process – the death of data room work as we know it
Moderator:
Yan Pecoraro, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
Speakers:
Marielle Bade-Landell, Castrén & Snellman, Finland
Emily Foges, Luminance, UK
TBC (IBA Nominee)
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
Going beyond due diligence – the future of Legal Tech and AI in the deal making process
Moderator:
Hugo Teixeira, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
Speakers:
Maike Sauter, Gleiss Lutz, Germany
Christoffer Mangelus, Delphi, Sweden
TBC (IBA Nominee)
11:45 » 13:00
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
13:00 » 17:30
Optional afternoon programme (skiing)
17:30 » 19:30
Optional sledging
20:00 » 22:30
Fondue night at the Sticky Fingers

Wednesday 13 February 2019

08:30 » 10:00
The impact of the development of Legal Tech and AI on the role of inhouse departments – responsibility, work, fees, relationship to external counsel
Moderator:
Rainer Kaspar, PHH, Austria
Speakers:
Nils Krause, DLA Piper, Germany
Kasper Kiilsholm, Aumento, Denmark
Philippe Harles, Arendt & Medernach, Luxemburg
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 12:00
Client expectations as regards their M&A lawyer – will the classic M&A lawyer disappear?
Moderator:
Christian Sauer, Franklin, France
Speakers:
Riet Steiger, Switzerland
Peter Simon, Crédit Suisse, Switzerland
TBC
12:00 » 12:15
Closing remarks
12:15 » 13:30
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel

Competition (law) in Sports

Sunday 10 February 2019

18:00 » 20:00
Registration at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)
18:30 » 20:00
Welcome cocktail at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)
20:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner at St Antoner’s Hof (Raffl's Tyrol Hotel)

Not included in the registration fees, payabla locally

Monday 11 February 2019

08:00
Registration at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
08:15 » 08:30
Introduction to the seminar by the Organising Committee

Welcome address by the AIJA President
Xavier Costa Arnau, AIJA President, Roca Junyent, Spain
08:30 » 10:00
Sports Associations under observation: Private autonomy vs. competition law rules

Competition Authorities have shown increased interest in the activities of the sports sector in general and the sports associations in particular. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the application of the competition law rules to sports and how to find the balance between the right of sports associations to autonomously set their rules and the obligations to respect competition law rules. This session provides a general introduction to the topic as well as an overview as to what extent competition law rules apply to sports or to what extent must specificity in sports be taken into account in competition law assessment.

Moderator:
Alfonso Rincon, MLAB, Spain
Speakers:
Sophie Gilliam, DLA Piper, Netherlands
David Henry, McDermott Will & Emery, Belgium
Dr. Daniel Emch, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
Sports federations/associations vs. clubs

Clubs, and their equivalents in other sports, spend more and more money in order to increase their competitiveness in championships and tournaments, and engage in other [independent?] activities to seek to increase their value. On the other hand Sports Associations have rules which set certain restrictive measures in terms of structure, finances and other aspects of club’s activities, by way of example Financial Fair Play rules, 50+1 rule, and rules around promotion and relegation. In this context how do sports federations, courts and regulators seek to strike a balance between the rights and obligations of economic entities to act autonomously under EU competition law, and the rights of federations and associations to act in the perceived interest of the sport?

Moderator:
Isabel Oest, Commeo LLP, Germany
Speakers:
Gustav Duhs, Stevens&Bolton, UK
Dr. Oliver Kaufmann, Streichenberg und Partner, Switzerland
Roberto Vallina Hoset, Roca Junyent, Spain
11:45 » 13:00
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
13:00 » 18:00
Optional afternoon programme (skiing)
18:30 » 19:30
Torch walk to the Bifang Alm mountain restuarant
19:30 » 22:00
Dinner at the Bifang Alm restaurant

Tuesday 12 February 2019

08:30 » 10:00
Associations vs. athletes

Sports associations apply strict rules for athletes participating in national and international competitions. This includes rules on marketing themselves, rules on dispute settlement, bans on participation in leagues not organized by the federations, etc. In recent years, athletes (or their advisors) are more and more challenging such rules with varying outcomes.

Moderator:
Christina Toth, CT law, Austria
Speakers:
Dr. Stephanie Bonner, Bonner law, Austria
Johanna Svantesson, DLA Piper, Sweden
10:00 » 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 » 11:45
Joint selling of sports media rights

The Sale of Sports Media Rights has become one of the most lucrative sources of income for Sports Federations and Associations. The European Commission has issued several decisions on the joint selling of media rights already more than 15 years ago. Now, with every new players like Facebook, Dazn and others starting to overtake traditional broadcasting stations, what does this mean in terms of competition law?

Moderator :
Dr. Sebastian Hack, Osborne Clarke, Germany
Speakers:
Aleksandra Dziurkowska, Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp. K, Poland
TBC
11:45 » 13:00
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel
13:00 » 17:30
Optional afternoon programme (skiing)
17:30 » 19:30
Optional sledging
20:00 » 22:30
Fondue night at the Sticky Fingers

Wednesday 13 February 2019

09:30 » 10:30
Associations vs. sports industry

Various associations and event organizers have exclusive agreements with industry partners to promote their products. For instance in Austria, athletes of the Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) may only race with skiing equipment of suppliers who are members of the Austrian Ski Pool, and in Germany, Championships of some Tennis or Soccer Federations have to be played with a certain match ball, which all clubs have to play with. These exclusivity agreements exclude various industry players from the market, at least for a certain time. The panel will discuss to what extent (and on which contractual terms) this approach is necessary to meet legitimate objectives of sports associations (e.g. for obtaining sponsoring money for financing of youth development) and which measures and contractual arrangements have to be considered a breach of competition law. It will also be touched upon forms of so-called guerilla marketing.

Moderator:
Dr. Sebastian Janka, Noerr LLP, Germany
Speakers:
Tim Bagger, Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Radovan Kubáč, Nedelka Kubáč advokáti, Czech Republic
Dr. Alexander Hiersche,  HASLINGER / NAGELE & PARTNER, Austria
10:30 » 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 » 11:45
Good governance in sports
 
In recent years, corruption and other integrity-related scandals in sport have tainted the image of sport. More and more stakeholders (sponsors, media, public authorities and even the general public) have raised questions on the current way in which federations and sport organisations are run in their countries and around the world, especially as the sport organisations have a monopoly position (e.g. IOC, FIFA). This panel discusses the problems of missing governance and potential practices of governance in Sport Associations.
 
Moderator:
Thilo Pachmann, Pachmann Law, Switzerland
Speakers:
Sofia Silva e Sousa, Abreu Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal
Peter Marx, MVVP Advocaten, Brussels, Belgium
11:45 » 12:00
Closing remarks
12:00 » 13:30
Lunch at Raffl's Tyrol Hotel

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Accommodation

Please book your accommodation at the seminar venue, Raffl's Tyrol Hotel (Arlbergstraße 77, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria) before 10 January 2019. Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Discounted AIJA rates are starting from 275€ per person per night.

To book your room, please fill in THIS form and send it directly to info@tyrolhotel.com. 

Please note that cancellations are accepted free of charge until 17 December 2018.

Please be quick – beginning of February is season peak and accomodation will be scarce.

 

How to get there

Getting to St Anton and Arlberg is easy. St Anton is within easy reach of several airports including Innsbruck (96km), Zurich (195km) and Munich (300km) and can be accessed by railway (both from Innsbruck, Zurich and Munich), bus (from Zurich, from Innsbruck or from Munich), or car (renting a car will usually prove to be a cost-effective option for small groups). 

 

Ski/Snowboarding Rental

You can rent your skiing/snowboarding equipment in St Anton, available options can be found here. To be sure to have rental equipment when you get there, please reserve your required equipment online in advance.

 

Contact persons

For questions on the area/skiing, you can contact Rainer Kaspar at kaspar@phh.at, +43 676 897 008 842.

For questions on the academic program, you can contact Rainer Kaspar for the M&A part, and Christina Toth for the Sports Law part at toth@christinatoth.at, +43 676 676 5692.

Comité organisateur

Sophie GILLIAM
DLA Piper Nederland N.V. (NETHERLANDS)

Rainer KASPAR
PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG (AUSTRIA)

Isabel OEST
Commeo LLP (GERMANY)

Yan PECORARO
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)

Christian SAUER
Franklin Société d'Avocats (FRANCE)

Hugo TEIXEIRA
Abreu Advogados (PORTUGAL)

Christina TOTH
Rechtsanwältin Christina Toth (AUSTRIA)