Conference

IPBA European Conference 2018

IPBA European Conference 2018

IPBA European Conference 2018

22.11.2018 EU law

International Commercial Courts in Various European Jurisdictions & in Singapore
Thursday, 22 November 2018, Brussels Belgium

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About IPBA

The InterPacific Bar Association ("IPBA") is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or otherwise have a strong interest in, the AsiaPacific Region (sometimes referred to as the "Region"). It was established in April 1991 at an organizing conference held in Tokyo attended by more than 500 lawyers from countries within the AsiaPacific
Region. Since then, it has grown to become the preeminent legal association in this Region, with membership drawn from throughout the world, and currently has over 1500 members from over 65 jurisdictions worldwide.

About the European Conference

The topic of the conference will focus on the new special international commercial courts being envisioned to be created and/or soon to be in operation in several European countries in response to Brexit. France, Belgium and Germany are the main European countries involved along with the Netherlands. Singapore already has this type of international court in full operation with Singaporean and foreign judges. Speakers from all of these jurisdictions will discuss the particulars of such courts in their respective jurisdictions and compare their respective practices.

Programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee
14:00 Welcome & Introduction
Singapore 2019 Annual Conference Presentation
Sessions’ Chair: Cedric Guyot, Partner, CMS DeBacker
Speakers:
  • Jan Peeters, Partner, Stibbe
  • Gerhard Wegen, Partner, Gleiss Lutz
  • Francis Xavier, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore
14:30 Session 1: Netherlands Overview
Duco J. Oranje,
President, Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal
14:50 Session 2: Germany Overview
Heike Hummelmeier, Chief Justice at the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Hamburg
15:10 Session 3 : France Overview
Ioana KnollTudor, Local Partner, Jeantet
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Session 4: Belgium Overview
Nicolas Résimont, Partner, Stibbe
16:20 Session 5: Singapore Overview
Francis Xavier,
Partner, Rajah & Tann
16:40

Panel session: RoundTable Discussion & Comparison. Followed by Q&A
Moderator: Cedric Guyot,
Partner, CMS DeBacker
Panel members:

  • Duco J. Oranje, President, Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal
  • Heike Hummelmeier, Chief Justice at the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Hamburg
  • Ioana KnollTudor, Local Partner, Jeantet
  • Francis Xavier, Partner, Rajah & Tann
  • Nicolas Résimont, Partner, Stibbe
17:10

Keynote speaker
Koen Geens,
Minister of Justice

17:30 Closing remarks by the Conference Chair
17:45 Farewell drinks
19:30 Dinner at De Warande (paying)

 

Information

Date Thursday 22 November 2018
Timing 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue Stibbe, Central Plaza, 13th floor, Loksumstraat 25 rue de Loxum, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 533 52 11
Language

All working sessions and conference material will be in English

 

How to register?

Please confirm your registration online before 8 November 2018.
Participation in the conference is free of charge, with the kind support of the law firms Huth Dietrich Hahn and Stibbe. Please note that seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registration fee & payment

If you want to join us for the conference dinner at the Warande in the evening, you can indicate this on your registration form a fee of EUR 125 per person will be due. The fee is to be paid to Stibbe, Loksumstraat 25 rue de Loxum in 1000 Brussels in Belgium. Please transfer the total amount in euro payable (net of all expenses) into Stibbe's bank account with ING Belgique SA in Brussels before 12 November 2018.

IBAN: BE02 3100 8844 0040
Swift: BBRU BE BB010
BIC: BBRUBEBB
Please mention “Dinner IPBA Brussels 2018 + [Name of the attendee]" upon paying.

After we have received your payment, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you haven’t received
confirmation, please contact Sofie Van Yperzeele.

Fee rates hotels

Please find hereunder a selection of hotels we recommend in case you wish to extend your stay in Brussels after the conference.

  • Amigo
  • Hilton
  • The Dominican

 

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