Half-Year November Conference

Girona, Spain

15 November 2017 - 18 November 2017

Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing


Wednesday 15 November 2017

09:00 » 17:00 Bureau Meeting
15:00 » 18:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
19:30 Welcome Cocktail Reception & Walking Dinner at Casino of Girona

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 18:00 Extended Bureau Meeting
09:00 » 09:15 Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, The Netherlands
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
09:15 » 10:30 How to finance a project with a happy end.
- How lawyers can help and not break a transaction
- Bootstrapping vs fundraising
- Angels loaning capital
- Accelerators vs. Incubators
- New financing trends
Moderator:
Phil Shepherd, Taylor Wessing, United Kingdom
Speakers:
Tyshanti de Jonge, Loyens & Loeff N.V., The Netherlands
Anna Wyrzykowska, WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Sp.k., Poland
José Costa Pinto, Costa Pinto & Associados, Portugal
10:30 » 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 » 12:00 The Brexit thriller: Where are we?
- What we need to know in order to better advise our clients
- Towards the capital union and the common market
-TTPI: Pros and cons
Moderator:
Roberta Draper, Kingsley Napley LLP, United Kingdom
Speakers:
Elaina Bailes, Stewarts, United Kingdom
Bethan Waters, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
12:00 » 13:15 Dalí and the fintech disrupting industry.
- How to advise a fintech client (aiming a long term relationship)
- View of the fintech industry
Moderator:
Alex Carbonell, GAP, Spain
Speakers:
Rizwan Qayyum, K&L Gates LLP, United Kingdom
Natalia Danilova , Alrud Law Firm, Russia
13:15 » 14:15 Lunch Break
13:15 » 14:15 Membership Forum Lunch Meeting
14:15 » 15:15 Equity crowdfunding. Regulation, practice and challenges.
- How to help entrepreneurs to protect their rights when launching an equity crowdfunding project
- The crowd: Are they consumers or investors?
- How to financing a project in different countries at the same time
- Experiences of the sector
Moderator:
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Speakers:
Stephanie Hodara, Altenburger, Switzerland
Paul Massey, Crowdcube & European Crowdfunding Network**
Marco Bellezza, Portolano Cavallo, Italy
15:15 » 16:15 Take the money and run: New trends on internet and mobile payments.
- N version of the Directive
- Insight of the sector
- What’s next?
Moderator:
Ileana Glodeanu, Wolf Theiss, Rumania
Speakers:
Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany
Dieter Veestraeten, Astrea, Belgium 
Montse Guardia Guell, Banc Sabadell, Spain
16:15 » 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 » 17:45 How blockchain will change our profession.
- An introduction to Bitcoin
- Smart contracts stored in Blockchain
Moderator:
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Speakers:
Joaquim Matinero, Roca Junyent , Spain
Thomas Nägele, NÄGELE, Liechtenstein
20:45 Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

07:30 Human Rights Run
09:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:15 M&A and disruptive innovation:
- What are the M&A trends in the field of disruptive innovation?
- Is there also disruption in the transaction models?
- How to advise disruptors: Considerations for lawyers when advising disruptors
Moderator:
Hugo Teixeira, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
Speakers:
Anne Toupenay-Schueller, Jeantet, France (S)
Sjoerd Mol, Benvalor Attorneys at law - Tax lawyers, Netherlands
Thomas Peter, Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob Ltd.
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:15 Forum of the Commissions Meeting
11:45 » 13:00 Shared economy
- What is it?
- Does it work at all and what issues does it pose?
Moderator:
Joram Moyal, MMS Avocats, Luxembourg
Speakers:
Francesco De Lorenzi, De Lorenzi Micciché Scalera Spada – Avvocati Associati, Italy   
Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Greenfort, Germany
13:15 » 13:30 Wrap-up - Hand-out
Pablo Vinageras, Garrigues, Spain
Alex Carbonell, GAP, Spain
Jaume Campmany, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
13:30 » 14:30 Lunch
14:30 » 18:30 Commission Meetings
17:30 » 18:30 Human Rights Committee
20:00 Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:00 Law Course Committee Meeting
11:00 » 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00 EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00 Optional City Tour
20:00 Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori

Film Industry Law


Wednesday 15 November 2017

09:00 » 17:00 Bureau Meeting
15:00 » 18:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
19:30 Welcome Cocktail Reception & Walking Dinner at Casino of Girona

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
09:00 » 09:10 Welcome & Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President and HYC Co-chair
Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, Bloom & Tax, The Netherlands
Cristina Hernandez-Marti Perez, Hernandez Marti Abogados, Spain
09:00 » 18:00 Extended Bureau Meeting
09:10 » 09:30 Guess what? General overview on audio-visual rights out of cinema.
Stephan Dittl, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB, Germany
09:30 » 10:30 Who's who: Ownership on the film's intellectual property rights
Moderator:
Árpád Geréd, MAYBACH • GÖRG • LENNEIS & PARTNER RECHTSANWÄLTE, Austria 
Speakers:
Sven Preiss, SKWSCHWARZ, Germany 
Massimo Maggiore,MASCHIETTO MAGGIORE BESSEGHINI, Italy
Nataljia Popovic, POPOVIC, POPOVIC & PARTNERS, Serbia
10:30 » 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 » 13:15 Shooting the broker: Management of audio-visual rights
Moderator:
Stephan Dittl, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB, Germany
Speakers:
Ann Grew Pfeiffer, LASSEN RICARD, Denmark
Rafael Sanchez, EGEDA, Spain
Yvonne Maier, NDF, Germany
13:15 » 14:15 Lunch
13:15 » 14:15 Membership Forum Lunch Meeting
14:15 » 15:15 From the books to the cinemas: The universe of IP rights cascade in the filming industry
Moderator:
Manuela Cavallo, PORTOLANO CAVALLO, Italy
Speakers:
Roberto Hayer, REBER, Switzerland
Aideen Burke, LK SHIELDS, Ireland
Emmanuel Verraes, Flinn, Belgium
15:15 » 16:15 The role of trademark law in the cinematographic world. Elements which can be protected & watch out for scenes that my disparage company's trademark.
Speakers:
Coralie Devernay, CLÉRY, France
Pascal Böhner, BARDEHLE, Germany
Sophia Yeh, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, Taiwan
16:15 » 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 » 17:45 Film production and distribution: indirect industries 
Olivier Sasserath, MVVP, Belgium
Alexandru Radu, Film Editor, Romania
20:45 Dinner at Mas Marroch

Friday 17 November 2017

07:30 Human Rights Run
09:00 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:15 Why don’t we film inside the Area 51? Public spaces, strategic areas and “accidental filming”? (Outside the studios). Permits required for making a movie. Infringements, sanctions and guarantees.
Moderator:
Rosa Peña Sastre, Roca Junyent, Spain
Speakers:
Marta Timón, attorney at the Supreme Court technical cabinet, Spain 
Per-Ola Bergqvist, FOYEN ADVOKATFIRMA KB, Sweden
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00 War on IP rights: ownership dilution over the time
Moderator:
Lisa Taylor, MASON HAYES CURRAN, Ireland
Speakers:
Ádám György, SGBK, Hungary
Antonio Muñoz Vico, Garrigues, Spain
Alexander Baranchikov, Baranchikov IP& IT Attorneys, Russia
11:45 » 13:15 Forum of the Commissions Meeting
13:15 » 13:30 Wrap-up
Cristina Hernandez-Marti, Hernandez Marti Abogados, Spain
13:30 » 14:30 Lunch
14:30 » 18:30 Commission Meetings
17:30 » 18:30 Human Rights Committee
20:00 Home hospitality dinner

Saturday 18 November 2017

08:30 Registration at the Hotel Carlemany
10:00 » 11:00 Law Course Committee Meeting
11:00 » 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 » 13:00 EC Meeting
15:00 » 18:00 Optional City Tour
20:00 Gala Dinner at Castell de Sant Gregori