2017 Half-Year Conference

Riga, Latvia

17 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

The start-up world - From seed to crop: current trends and developments


Wednesday 17 May 2017

10:00 » 17:00 Bureau Meeting
14:00 » 18:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
18:00 » 18:30 Public Speaking Coaching at Gutenbergs
18:30 » 19:30 Welcome Cocktail, “Gūtenbergs” rooftop terrace sponsored by Legaroo
20:30 Optional get-together dinner

Thursday 18 May 2017

07:30 "Human Rights Run"
08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:15 » 09:00
SCILL Coaching session breakfast
Chris Jensen: Founder, Legal Writing Coach
Legal Writing - Three Key Skills

In this short workshop, we will briefly discuss three common problem areas in legal writing: tone, usage, and style.
09:00 AIJA welcome address and introduction to the seminar
David Frølich, Lund Elmer Sandager, Denmark, President of AIJA
Michael Lind, Wolf Theiss, Austria, OC
Nicolas Mosimann, Kellerhals Carrard, Swizerland, OC
Martin Imhof, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany, OC
09:15 The Start-up World – Current Trends and Developments on the European Market
Speaker:
Cristobal Alonso, Startup Wise Guys (Estonia)
10:00 Starter kit for start-ups - The suitable legal setting for your business idea: basic considerations, key drivers and corporate structure
Moderator:
Martin Imhof, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Germany)
Speakers:
Caroline Conrad-Behr, microsTECH AG (Switzerland)
Roberta Draper, Kingsley Napley LLP (United Kingdom)
Patrik R.Peyer, Niederer Kraft & Frey (Switzerland)
10:30 Bureau Meetings / Extended Bureau Meetings
11:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Castren & Snellmann
11:30 Investment and Financing Strategies for Start-ups: How to fund your business idea – an Overview
Speaker:
Karim Maizar, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
12:00 Investors at the gate: Do’s and Don’ts for start-ups when negotiating term sheets with investors
Moderator:
Karim Maizar, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
Speakers:
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues (Spain)
Milena Prisco, Studio Previti Associazione Professionale (Italy)
Pieter Van den Broeck, Monard Law (Belgium)
13:00 Lunch
sponsored by WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr
14:00 Venture capital / private equity - investors vs founders: Who is the boss?
Moderator:
Michael Lind, Wolf Theiss (Austria)
Speakers:
Alex Carbonell, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados (Spain)
Tyshanti de Jonge, Loyens & Loeff (the Netherlands)
Moritz Maurer, Niederer Kraft & Frey (Switzerland)
14:00 Bureau Meetings / Extended Bureau Meetings (continued)
15:00 Protecting and marketing the crown jewels: IP right strategies for start-ups
Speakers:
Nicolas Mosimann, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
Antonio Varas, Porzio, Rios & Ascociados (Chile)
Ingrida Karina-Berzina, Cobalt (Latvia)
Christoffer Bjerknes, Simonsen Vogt Wiig (Norway)
16:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Castren & Snellmann
16:30 Start-up 4.0 – FinTechs and the Online World
Speakers:
Martin W. Viciano Gofferje, Gleiss Lutz (Germany)
Natalia Danilova, Alrud (Russia)
Christian Leuenberger, Pestalozzi (Switzerland)
17:30 Wrap-up of Day 1
17:45 End of day one of scientific program
19:00 Opening night – dinner in Jūrmala, 36.līnija Restaurant
23:00 After Party (same venue)

Friday 19 May 2017

08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:15 Corporate Counsel Breakfast
08:30 » 09:30

Human Rights session - Fake news: an insidious threat to human rights
Moderators:
Gulsum Aslan, Loyens & Loeff (Netherlands)
Christian Presoly, RA Christian Presoly (Liechtenstein)
Speakers:
Asoc. Prof. Artūrs Kučs, judge at Constitutional Court of Latvia and associate professor at University of Latvia (Latvia)
Inga Spriņģe, investigative journalist at “The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica” (Latvia)
Rita Ruduša, executive director at the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence (Latvia)

09:30 Management and employee incentive programs for start-ups
Speakers:
Ernesta Žiogienė, Primus (Lithuania)
Constant van Tuyll van Serooskerken, VanDoorne (the Netherlands)
Esther Goldschmidt, Altius (Belgium)
10:15 Advising start-ups – a profitable business for law firms?
Moderator:
Florian Gunz Niedermann, Walder Wyss (Switzerland)
Speakers:
Rainer Kaspar, PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwälte GmbH
(Austria)
Jan Henning Martens, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen (Germany)
11:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Pestalozzi
11:30

Successful start-ups in the Baltics – founders vs business angels
Case studies and interactive panel discussion
Moderator:
Alice Salumets , Rödl & Partner (Estonia)
Speakers:
Ivars Stankēvičs, Creamfinance - Head of Legal (Latvia)
Marti Soosar, SPORT ID (Estonia)
Rita Stražinska, Bio2You (Latvia)

11:30 » 12:30 Forum of the Commissions
13:00 SCILL Coaching session lunch
sponsored by Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob
Chris Jensen: Founder, Legal Writing Coach
Legal Writing-Plain English
In this short workshop, we will briefly discuss style – the most common problem in legal writing. Using samples from practice, participants will learn how to transform their style from “legalese” to plain English in two steps: (1) cut words/syllables and (2) simplify sentences.
End of day two of scientific program
14:00 » 18:00 Commission Meetings
19:30 Home Hospitality: local lawyers invite the world
23:00 After party at Club “Coyote Fly” sponsored by Omega Corporate Services

Saturday 20 May 2017

08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:30 Finance Forum
09:30 Law Course Committee
10:30 » 11:00 Corporate Governance Meeting
11:00 EC Meeting
15:00 Optional Activity, Riga Old City Treasure Hunt (optional)
A competition between AIJA HYC participants. The rules are simple: break off into teams, follow a Riga story or legend, search the beautiful area of Old City, obtain the most points and win a special prize. Click on the flyer below for more information.
19:30

Gala Dinner at House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju nams) sponsored by Latvijas Balzams AS

Dresscode: elegant. We will be glad to see elements from your country incorporated in your dress

Environmental & energy transactions - how to conduct / avoid litigation?


Wednesday 17 May 2017

10:00 » 17:00 Bureau Meeting
14:00 » 18:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
18:00 » 18:30 Public Speaking Coaching at Gutenbergs
18:30 » 19:30 Welcome Cocktail, “Gūtenbergs” rooftop terrace sponsored by Legaroo
20:30 Optional get-together dinner

Thursday 18 May 2017

07:30
"Human Rights Run"
08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:15 » 09:00 SCILL Coaching session breakfast
Chris Jensen: Founder, Legal Writing Coach
Legal Writing - Three Key Skills

In this short workshop, we will briefly discuss three common problem areas in legal writing: tone, usage, and style.
09:00 AIJA welcome address and introduction to the seminar
David Frølich, Lund Elmer Sandager, Denmark, President of AIJA
Agnese Hartpenga, Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Latvia, OC
Eoin Cassidy, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland, OC
Bernd Hauck, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland, OC
09:20 Setting the scene: what makes disputes in the field of environmental and energy different?
Eoin Cassidy, Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland)
09:40 War stories on disputes in environmental and energy cases
Moderator:
Alex Fox, Penningtons Manches (United Kingdom)
Speakers:
Tobias Kohler, Rödl & Partner (Lithuania and Belarus)
Philipp Haymann, Haymann von Erlach Attorneys (Switzerland)
Nick Jones, Enyo Law (United Kingdom)
Niels Jørn Friborg, Hafnia Law Firm (Denmark)
Alexander Amann, Schwärzler Rechtsanwälte (Liechtenstein)
Michael Kariya, Blakes (Bahrain and United Kingdom)
10:30 Bureau Meetings / Extended Bureau Meetings
11:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Castren & Snellmann
11:30 Warranties and Indemnities in Environmental & Energy Deals
Moderator:
Sjoerd Mol, Benvalor (The Netherlands)
Speakers:
Emanuel Dettwiler, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
Jan Henning Martens, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen (Germany)
13:00 Lunch
sponsored by WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr
14:00 Language and different legal concepts as obstacles - common law principles in E&E contracts under continental European law
Bernd Hauck, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
14:00 Bureau Meetings / Extended Bureau Meetings (continued)
14:20 Can insurance mitigate the risk of a E&E transaction?
Moderator:
Alexandre Malan, Belot Malan & Associés (France)
Speakers:
Laura Manz, Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)
Delphine Hauguel, BOPS Avocats (France)
15:05 Energy, licensing, consent and support schemes - disputes with States and public authorities. Avoiding them and litigating them
Moderator:
Christian Thomas, Hoffman Liebs Fritsch & Partner (Germany)
Speakers:
Dorota Zabłocka, Peter Nielsen & Partners (Poland)
Maria Gritsenko, Bryan Cave (United Kingdom)
16:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Castren & Snellmann
16:30 When negotiations fail - what in-house counsels take into account before starting an arbitration or litigation
Moderator:
Benjamin Leventhal, Siegel-Goldshmidt & Leventhal (Israel)
Speakers:
Evita Goša, Cemex (Latvia)
Rytis Valūnas, Klaipedos Nafta (Lithuania)
Māris Onževs, Latvijas Gāze (Latvia)
17:30 End of day one of scientific program
19:00 Opening night – dinner in Jūrmala, 36.līnija Restaurant
23:00 After Party (same venue)

Friday 19 May 2017

08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:15 Corporate Counsel Breakfast
08:30 » 09:30

Human Rights session - Fake news: an insidious threat to human rights
Moderators:
Gulsum Aslan, Loyens & Loeff (Netherlands)
Christian Presoly, RA Christian Presoly (Liechtenstein)
Speakers:
Asoc. Prof. Artūrs Kučs, judge at Constitutional Court of Latvia and associate professor at University of Latvia (Latvia)
Inga Spriņģe, investigative journalist at “The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica” (Latvia)
Rita Ruduša, executive director at the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence (Latvia)

09:30 Compliance and governance pitfalls leading to litigation
Speakers:
Mark Beardsworth, Brown Rudnick (United Kingdom)
Alexander von Saucken, Amelung Albrecht (Germany)
Matthias Gstoehl, LALIVE (Switzerland)
10:15 What is the damage? Quantifications of damages, M&A purchase price adjustment and the application of liquidated damage provisions
Moderator:
Hans-Georg Schreier, Loschelder Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
Speakers:
Gian-Andrea Caprez, Vischer AG (Switzerland)
Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu, Kingsley Napley (United Kingdom)
Jerzy Sawicki, DZP (Poland)
11:00 Coffee Break
sponsored by Pestalozzi
11:30 Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in E&E contracts - can they avoid or resolve disputes?
Moderator:
Nicoletta Kröger, Corvel (Germany)
Speakers:
Valeriya Kirsey, Allen & Overy LLP (United Kingdom)
Christian Presoly, RA Dr.Christian Presoly (Liechtenstein)
Justyna Szpara, Łaszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k. (Poland)
Donata Freiin von Enzberg, Taylor Wessing (Germany)
11:30 » 12:30 Forum of the Commissions
13:00 SCILL Coaching session lunch
sponsored by Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob
Chris Jensen: Founder, Legal Writing Coach
Legal Writing - Plain English
In this short workshop, we will briefly discuss style – the most common problem in legal writing. Using samples from practice, participants will learn how to transform their style from “legalese” to plain English in two steps: (1) cut words/syllables and (2) simplify sentences.
End of day two of scientific program
14:00 » 18:00 Commission Meetings
19:30 Home Hospitality: local lawyers invite the world
23:00 After Part at Club “Coyote Fly” sponsored by Omega Corporate Services

Saturday 20 May 2017

08:00 Registration at the hotel Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
08:30 Finance Forum
09:30 Law Course Committee
10:30 » 11:00 Corporate Governance Meeting
11:00 EC Meeting
15:00 Optional Activity, Riga Old City Treasure Hunt (optional)
A competition between AIJA HYC participants. The rules are simple: break off into teams, follow a Riga story or legend, search the beautiful area of Old City, obtain the most points and win a special prize. Click on the flyer below for more information.
19:30

Gala Dinner at House of the Blackheads (Melngalvju nams) sponsored by Latvijas Balzams AS

Dresscode: elegant. We will be glad to see elements from your country incorporated in your dress