T.R.A.D.E Commission Day


22 October 2020  /  13:00 - 19:00


Join our Virtual T.R.A.D.E. Commission Day on 22 October 2020 – We will deal with international commerce: virtually – hence truly T.R.A.D.E-style, truly international, truly AIJA.

 Following AIJA’s very successful first Virtual Congress, we now invite you to meet and exchange virtually. International commerce and distribution will be the topics of our T.R.A.D.E. Commission Day as T.R.A.D.E. stands for Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution and E-Commerce.

We will deal with the following:

  1. Time to T.R.A.D.E.
  2. Hot topics in international commercial contracts – Clauses that need your attention in distribution / supply / franchise. 
  3. "Doping through the sole" – Interview with the General Counsel of On, Mr Christian Lenz. 
  4. Speed networking – Meet your fellow AIJA members

For more details on the schedule and the speakers, please go to the programme section of this page.

Organising Committee

  • Alessandro Paci, R&P Legal Studio Associato
  • Marika Devaux, MAAT avocat

All academic sessions are recorded and shared in the Resource Centre the week after the events.

Cet événement a lieu durant:

AIJA Commissions Month

20 October - 20 November 2020

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AIJA Commissions

  • T.R.A.D.E. (Trade, Retail, Agency, Distribution, E-commerce)

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable

AIJA Member < 35150,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35200,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35225,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35250,00  €
Speaker100,00  €
In-House Counsel125,00  €


Programme - T.R.A.D.E Commission Day

Thursday 22 October 2020

13:00 » 13:30
Time to T.R.A.D.E.
Auditorium B

Welcome address by the AIJA President - François Barré - and e-coffee with the T.R.A.D.E Commission Officers.

Janine, Jelle and Ben - the T.R.A.D.E. Commission Officers - will update you on future events, future plans and are happy to discuss and hear back from you!
14:00 » 15:00
Hot topics in international commercial contracts – Clauses that need your attention in distribution / supply / franchise
Auditorium B

There is not just one way to draft contractual clauses as they have to be adapted to the needs of the specific contract and parties involved.
However, there are mistakes we want to avoid in any case.
The speakers will focus on a selection of sensitive clauses in international commercial contracts. They will share their views on how (not) to draft them based on everyday practical experience.
Especially liquidated damages and “midnight clauses“ (choice of law and jurisdiction) will be discussed with the view to provide the best protection to the client’s needs (and wallet).

  • Anda Mize, Latvia
  • Alesssandro Paci, Italy 

  • Marika Devaux, France
  • Gustavo Papeschi, Argentina
16:00 » 16:30
"Doping through the sole"
Auditorium B
Interview with the General Counsel from the famous sports fahsion brand “On”, Mr Christian Lenz
Let’s hear how life of in-house counsel has changed during COVID-19 and how On deals with the topics of our past and future Annual Congress, namely diversity and innovation.

The interview will be conducted by Janine Reudt-Demont

  • Moderator: Janine Reudt-Demont
  • Speaker: Mr Christian Lenz 
18:00 » 19:00
Speed Networking
Networking Lounge
This is your chance to meet virtually in small groups – see young but well-known faces and meet new ones! Our T.R.A.D.E. Commission will team up with the IP/TMT, Antitrust, Healthcare, In-house Counsel, Litigation and Insolvency Commissions – in order to meet many new peers.