1 and 2 October 2021 in Berlin, Germany
The ECBA is glad to announce that the organising committee is now finalising the details for the upcoming Conference on 1 and 2 October 2021 in Berlin. The German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer - BRAK) and the Criminal Law Working Group of the German Bar Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Strafrecht des Deutscher Anwaltverein) are giving us their full support.
The title of the Conference is: “EPPO meets European Defence: striving for the highest standard of fair proceedings in Europe”. As one of the hot topics of the year is the start of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) operations, the Conference will focus on the role of the defence in the scope of EPPO proceedings.
In addition we will have the first edition of the Scott Crosby Human Rights Award in Berlin!
Please see here the draft agenda, registrations will open soon!
Looking very much forward to seeing you this autumn in Berlin!
EFCL Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom
In light of the current Covid19 situation the FLA and EFCL have taken a decision to postpone the conference to a date to be confirmed later.
07 October 18:00 CEST - 09 October 2021 13:00 CEST
Global perspective on IP and technology // 4th TRADE annual conference, the impact of tech on retail
07 October 18:00 CEST - 09 October 2021 13:00 CEST
The IP/TMT, International Business Law and T.R.A.D.E. commissions are delighted to welcome you to Porto next year. From 07-09 October, the city will host the 4th T.R.A.D.E. Annual Conference on retail tech as well as a seminar on IP and technology organized by the IP/TMT and IBL Commissions.
The commissions will join forces to discuss:
- IP, IT and distribution aspects of the international wine market for wines such as Porto’s famous Port wine (including a tasting);
- Software (as a service) contracts;
- Open innovation.
In addition, the IP/TMT commission will discuss a range of topics, such as:
- Appellations of origin, geographical indications and traditional specialties (such as Porto’s famous Port wine);
- Latest developments on Copyright
- IP/TMT Litigation and fundamental rights;
- Advertising in a digital age.
The T.R.A.D.E. Commission will hold its fourth annual conference in parallel. The program will deal with hot topics in retail, particularly retail tech, i.e. how technology influences retail and how IT impacts the agreements underlying retail business. Topics will revolve around digitalization / its impact on distribution, Geo-blocking and omni channel sales. The discussions will also address the European Commission report on the Geo-Blocking Regulation.
We look forward to welcoming you in Porto.
07-10-2021 to 21-10-2021
INSOL Europe Autumn Online Conference
14 October 18:00 CEST - 16 October 2021 13:00 CEST
14 October 18:00 CEST - 16 October 2021 13:00 CEST
Construction is one of the most litigious industries. When negotiations and alternative dispute resolution attempts fail, the parties, their employees and counsels, judges or arbitrators as well as experts inevitably become the protagonists of cases that quite regularly are characterised by extraordinary complexity both from a factual and legal perspective.
Vienna, one of the most popular congress destinations in Europe and ranked the world's most liveable city for many years, is the perfect venue to resume to AIJA normality after taking a pandemic break from in-person seminars. The Real Estate, International Arbitration, Litigation and Environmental and Energy Law Commissions are thrilled to welcome you to this lively city with its imperial history.
Our seminar will address those issues that make construction disputes outstanding to the average court or arbitration case. We will look into the sources for many fights between principals and contractors, procedural specifics and the role of individual protagonists in construction disputes. Since dispute resolution is a core topic in the construction industry, our seminar will provide valuable content not only for dispute lawyers, but no less to real estate practitioners, contract attorneys as well as in-house counsels of companies involved in construction projects by any means.
The organising Commissions are looking forward to meeting you at this great event.
OCTOBER 21 – Marc Liebscher, "Wirecard, Europe’s Enron? – Auditor Liability to Investors in Corporate Fraud"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1 pm EDT (DC), 7 pm GMT+2 (Poland)
This summer’s super-bankruptcy of fintech WIRECARD AG is considered Germany’s largest corporate scandal since World War II and sent investors, markets, auditors, supervisory bodies, and politics into shock. Although investigations necessary to fully understand how the obscure Munich fintech made its way into the country’s most prestigious DAX30 stock-index will take years, the most important features of this Enron 2.0 are known. This webinar will introduce the WIRECARD scandal focusing particularly on the shortcomings of the appointed auditors Ernst & Young (EY), failures of the supervisory body, and improvements needed in the regulatory scheme in Germany and the European Union.
Marc Liebscher, Ph.D., (CUA LL.M. 2006), Berlin Germany
Dr. Marc Liebscher specializes in banking, capital markets, and insolvency law, in particular the judicial representation of institutional and retail investors. He has organized and successfully litigated numerous mass actions by investors before German courts. Dr. Liebscher frequently is appointed to creditor committees in corporate insolvencies to process legal and economic issues regarding corporate and group transactions and by courts to chair general meetings regarding disputes between minority and majority shareholders. He is a member of the expert group of the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) on collective redress. He also has served as an expert to the German Bundestag on matters including capital market legislation and the introduction of class actions into German Civil Procedure Law, affecting matters like the Volkswagen diesel engine scandal. He is spokesperson for the Berlin Bar Association’s working group on banking and capital market law and an appointed member of the Justice working group of Transparency International, Germany. Dr. Liebscher has written numerous publications on banking, insolvency, and capital market law and trains senior investigators of the Federal Criminal Police Office in financial and capital market matters.
Commenter: Christopher D. Christian, (CUA JD 1998), Boston, MA
Christopher Christian is a partner in the Boston office of the Dechert firm and serves on the firm’s policy committee. Much of his practice centers on advising US and European asset managers and investment funds and their boards of directors on compliance with US and European law as well as local law in jurisdictions around the globe. He is the architect of Dechert’s World Compass, a marketing compliance subscription service that offers investment firms advice in more than 100 jurisdictions. Mr. Christian worked for several years in Dechert’s London office. He is the former Chair of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee and recently was selected as Chair of the Irish Funds North America Distribution Working Group. Chris is a 1998 JD graduate of our law school and a member of CUA Law’s Board of Visitors.
28 to October 30, 2021
from October 28 to October 30, 2021
OCTOBER 28 – Sarah H. Duggin, "Why Compliance Matters – The Increasing Significance of the Compliance and Ethics Function in Global Corporations"
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2 pm EDT (DC), 7 pm GMT+1 (Poland)
The 1991 U.S. Organizational Sentencing Guidelines signaled a major shift in U.S. criminal law toward holding entities, as well as individuals, liable for criminal conduct. The Guidelines established the existence of an effective compliance program as a mitigating factor at sentencing, and, five years later, Delaware's landmark decision in the Caremark litigation focused attention on the potential liability of corporate directors for failure to implement corporate compliance measures. The Enron, Worldcom and other corporate scandals of the early 2000s made it clear that effective compliance and ethics functions are integral to contemporary businesses, and Chief Compliance and Ethics officers began taking their places in the C-suites of major corporations, Professor Duggin will explore the role that the compliance and ethics functions play in today’s business world, discuss how the CUA Program that she directs is part of a national curricular shift to expand offerings in this rapidly growing field, and consider the role of compliance and investigations in corporate responsibility.
Sarah H. Duggin, Professor of Law and Director, Compliance, Investigations, and Corporate Responsibility Program
Prior to coming to CUA, Professor Duggin was Vice President and General Counsel of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). She also had served as Chief Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and General Counsel of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and litigated complex civil and criminal matters as a lawyer and partner at Williams & Connolly, a noted Washington litigation firm. She teaches and writes in the areas of corporate, compliance, constitutional and professional responsibility law.
Commenter: Dr. Michał Rams, White Collar Team Leader, PwC, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Michał Rams is the White-Collar Crime Team Leader and Legal Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Warsaw. He is a magister and PhD graduate of Jagiellonian University, concentrating in criminal law and particularly economic criminal law. His experience includes complex criminal proceedings on tax and public procurement matters, advice on potential criminal liability of management board members, and internal investigations in criminal and penal fiscal law. He is an Assistant Professor at Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and the author of substantive and procedural criminal law publications including co-author of the Wolters Kluwer Commentary to the Polish Criminal Code.