Annual Labour Law Conference // Annual Litigation Conference // Joint Session with the SCILL Commission

Amsterdam, Netherlands

13 October 2022 - 15 October 2022

Annual Labour Law Conference


Thursday 13 October 2022

16:00 » 18:00 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
18:00 » 20:00 Welcome reception at the Hotel Bar
20:00 Optional dinner
(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

Friday 14 October 2022

08:00 » 08:45 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
08:45 » 09:00 Welcome address by the AIJA President
09:00 » 09:10 Introduction and presentation of the seminar by the Organising Committee
09:10 » 10:20 Diversity and Inclusion? Mind the Gap!

Employers are facing an increasing number of discriminatory issues, with the gender pay gap only being the tip of the iceberg.
We will be exploring the newest developments with regard to equal pay, discrimination of mothers and #metoo at the workplace.

ModeratorInka Knappertsbusch, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany

Speakers:
  • Laurent Lehner, Altenburger, Switzerland
  • Marco Tesoro, Reilly & Tesoro, Italy
  • Sarah Baker, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
10:20 » 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 » 12:00 Immigration Law and the Race for Talent

We will examine if and how immigration law can give employers an advantage in the global race for talent. We will discuss the latest immigration law trends, such as global mobility, work from anywhere and Workactions.

Moderator: Manuel Ferreira Mendes, Paramountlegal, Portugal

Speakers:
  • Ekaterina Zammit, Corrieri Cilia, Malta
  • Daniel Christmann, Christmann Legal, USA
  • Luisa Rödemer, Vangard, Germany
12:00 » 13:00 Lunch
13:00 » 14:00 Joint session SCILL – Labour – Litigation on  “Applying Neuroscience to Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Mixed Modes”

External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
14:00 » 15:00 Disputes and Negotiations in and Out of Court– Pick Your Battles

Is winning in court the best solution?
We examine options of alternative dispute resolutions and the situations in which one or the other is most effective to achieve your client’s goals.

Moderator: Michael Avila, Fisher Phillips LLP, USA

Speakers:
  • Olivia Bulcke, Solucial Avocats, France
  • Katrien Coenen, Lydian, Belgium
  • Christine Calleja, Mamo TCV Advocates, Malta
  • Michał Chodkowski, Łaszczuk, Poland
15:00 » 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 » 16:20 Labour Training Session with Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003).  In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA.  He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University.  Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
16:20 » 17:30 Blow the Whistle

In light of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, we will have a look on globally existing whistle-blower regimes, their impact on employment relationships and what employers should be aware of when voluntarily or compulsorily introducing whistleblowing systems.

Moderator: Emelie Svensäter Jerntorp, Vinge, Sweden

Speakers:
  • Melina Peer, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Austria
  • Moira Campbell, Kingsley Napley, United Kingdom
  • Álvaro Fernández Sánchez del Corral, Cuatrecasas, Spain
19:00 » 20:30 Boat tour through canals with drinks to dinner location
20:30 » 01:30 Dinner and party at De Kroon
Address: Rembrandtplein 17-I 1017 CT Amsterdam

Saturday 15 October 2022

09:00 » 10:00 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
10:00 » 11:15 The Employee – When Your Biggest Asset Becomes Your Trade Secrets’ Biggest Liability

We explore the employee’s ability to share information outside of the employment relationship that could be harmful to the employer.
Trade secrets, intellectual property, social media and the human nature of employees are the challenges employers face in ensuring the protection of their interests.

Moderator: Johannes Bammer, Binder Grösswang, Austria

Speakers:
  • Til Quadflieg, tqf legal, Germany
  • Alex Fisher, Travers Smith, United Kingdom
  • Hana Al Khatib, Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel, United Arab Emirates
  • Clémence Colin, J.P. KARSENTY & Associés, France
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 » 12:45 The Employee – Private Life as Private Matter? How in and Out of Office Private Activities Affect the Employment

In a world where everyone can easily share their private opinions with thousands within seconds, we examine where one may draw the line between employees’ private activities and employers’ interests.

Moderator: Almudena Alvarez, Alvarez Lentner, Spain

Speakers:
  • Lorraine Mordaunt, Pact Advocaten, the Netherlands
  • Nick Hawkins, Charles Russel Speechlys, United Kingdom
  • Marcin Wujczyk , Wardyński & Partners, Poland
12:45 » 14:00 Lunch
16:00 Departure from the Hotel for dinner & Walking tour
17:00 » 22:00 Optional social program incl. dinner at Mooie Boules
Address: Zeeburgerpad 3, 1018 AJ Amsterdam

Annual Litigation Conference


Thursday 13 October 2022

16:00 » 18:00 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
18:00 » 20:00 Welcome reception at the Hotel Bar
20:00 Optional dinner
(in small groups, several restaurants, payable onsite)

Friday 14 October 2022

08:00 » 08:45 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
08:45 » 09:00 Welcome address by the AIJA President
09:00 » 09:10 Introduction and presentation of the seminar by the Organising Committee
09:20 » 10:20 Key-note speeches: The role of the judge in group actions, class actions and multi-party proceedings.

Key-note speakers
  • Dr Patrick Melin – Presiding Judge at the regional Court of Stuttgart (commercial chambers): “Effective dispute resolution the German way: Judicial strategies in brokering settlement agreements in multi-party commercial disputes"
  • R.H.C. (Han) Jongeneel, Rechtbank Amsterdam, The Netherlands : "International Aspects of Multi Party and Mass Claim Cases in Dutch Courts"

Moderators:
  • Michelle Krekels, Bureau Brandeis, The Netherlands
  • Pierre-Yves Samson, Zschunke, France
10:20 » 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 » 12:00 Panel Nr.1 “Class / Group / multi-party actions – Challenges”

Moderator: Elaina Bailes, Stewarts, United Kingdom

Speakers:
  • Leeor Cohen, Burford Capital
  • Daniel Lucey, McCann Fitzgerald, Ireland
  • Anouk Rosielle, Dentons, The Netherlands
  • Damiën Berkhout, Scott + Scott, The Netherlands

Topics include:
  • Opt-in or opt-out
  • Case management
  • Client management
  • Financing / Funding
12:00 » 13:00 Lunch
13:00 » 14:00 Joint session SCILL – Labour – Litigation on  “Applying Neuroscience to Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Mixed Modes”

External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
14:00 » 15:00 Litigation Training Session - “Applying Neuroscience to negotiation and mediation advocacy for commercial disputes”

External speaker: Jeremy Lack

JEREMY LACK is a lawyer and ADR neutral admitted to the bars of England & Wales (1989), New York (1990) and Geneva (2003). In addition to his own law firm (LAWTECH.CH), Jeremy is a Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (GB), counsel to HELVETICA AVOCATS SARL (CH), and serves as external counsel to SONARSOURCE SA and MINDMAZE GROUP SA. He is a certified IMI mediator and mediation advocate, and has a MA (Oxon) degree from Lincoln College, Oxford University. Jeremy handles international negotiations and disputes, as well as mixed mode ADR processes in a wide range of fields and industries.
15:00 » 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 » 17:30 Workshop - Witness examination / Cross examination

External speaker: Michael Polkinghorne, White and Case

Michael will focus on the key ‘rules’ of examination of witnesses, cross-examination and re-examination. To include small group exercises.
19:00 » 20:30 Boat tour through canals with drinks to dinner location
20:30 » 01:30 Dinner and party at De Kroon
Address: Rembrandtplein 17-I 1017 CT Amsterdam

Saturday 15 October 2022

09:00 » 10:00 Registrations at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
10:00 » 11:15 Panel Nr.2 Management and practicalities of litigating in multiple jurisdictions in multi-party or class action proceedings

Speakers:
  • Max Weiss, Weisswert, Germany
  • Sophie Gilliam, BarentsKrans, the Netherlands
  • Bojana Vareskic, Schoenherr, Austria / Croatia
  • Duran Ross, Hausfeld, United Kingdom
  • Bas Sluijsmans, Forcyd, the Netherlands
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 » 12:45 Panel Nr.3 “Derivative actions from a global perspective”

  • How are derivative actions governed in various jurisdictions?
  • Can derivative claims pave a way to proceedings in other jurisdictions?
Speakers:
  • Oleksii Prudkyi, Ukraine
  • Cinzia Catelli, Baer & Karrer, Switzerland 
  • Jens Stadtmüller, Stadtmüller Dispute Consulting, Germany
  • Luke Harrison, Keidan Harrison, United Kingdom
12:45 » 14:00 Lunch
16:00 Departure from the Hotel for dinner & Walking tour
17:00 » 22:00 Optional social program incl. dinner at Mooie Boules
Address: Zeeburgerpad 3, 1018 AJ Amsterdam