62nd Congress


from October 30 to November 03, 2018

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A word from...

  • Pedro Pais de Almeida

    Pedro Pais de Almeida

    UIA President

    Dear colleagues, dear friends,

    After Toronto, it is time to return to Europe, and more precisely to Portugal and to the city of Porto, located alongside the Douro River.

    Porto is a vibrant city registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Porto is also famous for the Douro River and its wine. With its Quintas (farms) that extend along the almost vertical slopes of the Douro valleys, Porto offers an unforgettable experience to our colleagues and their families.

    This year, Congress main themes are limited to two: “Legal Practice in the Digital Era” and “Legal Challenges of Modern Day Slavery”.

    The legal practice has entered the digital age. Are lawyers gradually being replaced by computers? Which challenges does the digital era raise for the legal practice?

    43 commissions and working groups are UIA’s strength. The cuttingedge legal content provided during their working sessions at the Congress enable participants to increase their knowledge in different practice areas.

    This Congress has the support of the Portuguese Bar Association which represents around 30.000 lawyers and regulates the profession protects its social role, dignity and prestige and promotes access to knowledge and the application of the law.

    UIA members and friends already know this, but I would like to assure to first time participants that a UIA Congress is the right place to make to new friends and to establish long-standing business relationships.

    But as life is more than work, alongside the scientific program, our Congress will also provide high quality social and leisure programs to enjoy the charm of Porto.

    I am sure that with your support and strong participation, the 2018 Porto UIA Congress will be a huge success.

  • Pedro Rebelo de Sousa


    President of the Congress

    Welcome to Portugal

    From the time when Prince Henry the Navigator encouraged Portuguese sea captains to undertake a series of daring oceanic voyages, Portugal, a small country on the extreme edge of Europe, became the first post-feudal western empire, and in fact ended up being the last European colonial power.

    Thus it came about that Portugal, though small, spread its influence around the world to Asia, Africa and the Americas creating in the process a unique “blend” between the culture and civilisation of this country and the cultures and civilisations of the various peoples with whom the Portuguese inter-acted.

    Perhaps it is this openness to other cultures that is also the reason why this country has been so willingly accepted as a constructive and indeed leading, though not dominating, participant in the ongoing relationships within the world of Portuguese-speaking countries, a community (it may be noted) that accounts for around 250 million people.

    In welcoming you today in Portugal, let me say how very proud we are to have the UIA Congress here in the City of Porto, capital of Portugal’s northern region. It is our ambition to do everything we can to ensure that all of you attending this Congress have a wonderful and unforgettable experience during your stay.

    It is fair to say as we look back that Portugal was the starting point of a social phenomenon which, whether we like it or not, nowadays affects us all namely “globalisation”. We also recognise, with the perspective of history, that this country played an active role both positive and negative in the development of what are now rightly seen to be “human rights”. With these thoughts in our minds, I am fully confident that Porto will prove to be an inspirational place for us to discuss the two main themes chosen for our Congress.

    Taking inspiration from our ancestors, let us try - through our discussions - to meet that challenge and to generate new ideas and formulate new and imaginative responses to both themes.

    At the same time, I urge you all not to miss the opportunity to enjoy to the full the charm and hospitality of this beautiful City of Porto.

    Welcome to the UIA 2018 Congress.

Organising Committee

  • International Organising Committee

    Pedro PAIS DE ALMEIDA UIA President
    Pedro REBELO DE SOUSA Congress President
    Xavier NORMAND-BODARD Secretary General
    Hervé CHEMOULI Finance Director
    Michael BRAUCH Congress Director
    Stéphane BONIFASSI Congress Deputy Director
    Randy ALIMENT Director of Sponsorship
    Sebastiaan MOOLENAAR Director of Commissions
    José Luís MOREIRA DA SILVA President of the Portuguese National Committee
  • Portuguese Committee

    António LOBO XAVIER Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
    Carlos LUCENA Telles de Abreu - Advogados
    Filipe AVIDES MOREIRA Cuatrecasas
    Paulo BANDEIRA SRS Advogados
    João CAIADO GUERREIRO Caiado Guerreiro
    Tiago CAIADO GUERREIRO Caiado Guerreiro
    Paulo CÂMARA Sérvulo & Associados
    Andreia CARNEIRO Andreia Lima Carneiro & Associados
    Miguel CERQUEIRA GOMES Cerqueira Gomes & Associados
    José COSTA PINTO ANJAP - Associação Nacional dos Jovens Advogados Portugueses
    Gonçalo DA CUNHA FCB - F. Castelo Branco & Associados
    Alexandre DE ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque & Associados
    João ESPANHA Espanha & Associados
    Rogério M. FERNANDES FERREIRA RFF & Associados
    Manuel FONTAINE CAMPOS Porto Catholic University
    Nuno GALVÃO TELES Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
    João HONORATO Galp
    Maria JOÃO GASPAR Caixa Geral de Depósitos
    Jorge LEÃO Jorge Leão Advogados
    Bernardo LOBO XAVIER Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
    Manuel LOPES ROCHA PLMJ Advogados
    Tiago MARREIROS MOREIRA VdA - Vieira de Almeida & Associados
    Pedro MELO PLMJ Advogados
    Tiago MENDONÇA Confederação Empresarial da CPLP
    Susana MOURA REIS ABPD - Amaral Blanco, Portela Duarte & Associados
    Paulo ORTIGÃO DE OLIVEIRA Delgado & Associados
    Luís PAIS ANTUNES PLMJ Advogados
    Acácio PITA NEGRÃO PLEN - Sociedade de Advogados
    Pedro RAPOSO PRA - Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados
    Gonçalo RIBEIRO DA COSTA CSA - Correia, Seara, Caldas, Simões & Associados
    Pedro ROMANO MARTINEZ Lisbon Faculty of Law
    Francisco SÁ CARNEIRO Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados
    Paulo SARAGOÇA DA MATTA Saragoça da Matta & Silveiro de Barros
    Fernando TONIM Luis S. Rodrigues & Associados
    Fernando VEIGA GOMES Abreu Advogados
    João VIEIRA DE ALMEIDA VdA - Vieira de Almeida & Associados
  • Committee of Honour

    Guilherme FIGUEIREDO President of the Portuguese Bar Association
    Eduardo FERRO RODRIGUES President of Parliament
    Francisca VAN DUNEM Minister of Justice
    Anabela PEDROSO Secretary of State for Justice
    Rui MOREIRA Mayor of Porto
    Miguel PEREIRA LEITE President of the Porto Municipal Assembly
    Paulo PIMENTA President of the Porto Regional Council of the Portuguese Bar Association
    José DE FREITAS Vice-President of CCBE
    Augusto LOPES CARDOSO President of the Portuguese Bar Association (1987-1989)
    Maria de Jesus SERRA LOPES President of the Portuguese Bar Association (1990-1992)
    Júlio DE CASTRO CALDAS President of the Portuguese Bar Association (1993-1998)
    José Miguel JÚDICE President of the Portuguese Bar Association (2002-2004)
    Rogério ALVES President of the Portuguese Bar Association (2005-2007)
    Luís Paulo MONTEIRO President of the Angola Bar Association
    Cláudio LAMACHIA President of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, President of UALP
    Sofia OLIVEIRA LIMA President of the Cabo Verde Bar Association
    Basílio MANCURO SANCA President of the Guiné Bissau Bar Association
    Jorge NETO VALENTE President of the Macau Association of Lawyers
    Flávio Prazeres LOPES MENETE President of the Mozambique Bar Association
    Célia POSSER President of the Sao Tome and Principe Bar Association
    Maria DO CARMO SILVEIRA Executive Secretary of CPLP
    Salimo ABDULA President of the Business Confederation – CE/CPLP
    Agostinho PEREIRA DE MIRANDA Lawyer
    António VITORINO Ex EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs
    Fernando AGUIAR BRANCO Lawyer
    João AZEVEDO NEVES Lawyer
    João SOARES DA SILVA Lawyer
    José Pedro AGUIAR BRANCO Ex-Minister of Justice and National Defense
    Luis MARQUES MENDES Member of Council of State
    Luis NEIVA DOS SANTOS Lawyer
    Luis SARAGGA LEAL Lawyer
    Rui DELGADO Lawyer
    Vasco VIEIRA DE ALMEIDA Lawyer


  • Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa 5*
  • The Yeatman Hotel 5*
  • Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto
  • Infante Sagres Hotel 5*
  • Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel 5*
  • Vincci Porto Hotel 4*
  • Carrís Porto Ribeira Hotel 4*
  • Casa da Música
  • Palácio da Bolsa
  • Quinta dos Barões



83 result(s)

Congress Venue

Rua Nova da Alfândega - Edifício da Alfândega 
4050-430 Porto - Portugal
Tel.: +351 223 403 000/24

Organizers’ Address

To register for the congress and for any information on the UIA and/or the congress, please contact:
20 rue Drouot - 75009 Paris - France
Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77

To book your hotel, register for tourist activities and for pre-congress programme, please contact:
58 rue Saint Lambert - 75015 Paris - France
Tel: +33 1 56 08 37 37 - Fax: +33 1 56 08 37 38

How to register?

Register online or fill in one registration form per congress participant. Your registration will only be confirmed after the full payment of the registration fees.

The list is available on the UIA Website: www.uianet.org, membership section.
(**) This registration is for young lawyers who are under 35 years old only.
(***) This registration is for judges, government lawyers and for academics that are non lawyers only.
(****) This registration is reserved for students under 30 years old and does not provide access to the informal evening.
(*****) This registration does not provide access to working sessions. Members of the legal profession cannot be registered as accompanying persons for the congress.

Registration fees

The registration fees for UIA members or non-members include the following*:
• Opening ceremony and welcome cocktail at Casa da Música on October 30, 2018
• Informal reception at Quinta dos Barões on October 31, 2018 except for law students,
• Closing ceremony and cocktail at Centro de Congressos on November 2, 2018,
• Working sessions (main themes, commissions and working groups), except for accompanying persons,
• Lunches and coffee breaks on October 31, November 1st and 2nd, 2018
• Congress bag (for congress participants only),
• Access to the exhibition area.
All the participants are requested to mention the activities in which they wish to participate, whether or not they are included in the congress registration fees.
For activities that are not included in the registration fees, no registration shall be made until the full payment for the concerned activity has been received.
* Except in the case of one-day registrations or accompanying persons.

Methods of payment
The Congress registration fees, as well as the gala dinner and the general excursion fees, must be paid:
1 - By credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD) in Euros only.
2 - By SWIFT bank transfer, specifying on the transfer order: “no charges for the beneficiary”, in favour of the Union Internationale des Avocats, indicating your surname and first name and the reference: “62nd Porto Congress”.

Account holder:
Union Internationale des Avocats
Société Générale - 91 avenue des Champs Elysées
75116 Paris - France
IBAN: FR76 3000 3033 9200 0503 4165 164

Access for People with Restricted Mobility
As the access to some venues might not be very easy for people with restricted mobility, please kindly indicate in the appropriate section of the registration form whether you need any particular attention.

Shuttles / Access
The UIA will provide a shuttle service during daytime between the Centro de Congressos and the hotels of the congress. Transfers to and from your hotel will be provided for the evenings. The shuttle schedules will be available in the congress final programme distributed onsite at the registration desk and posted up in the hotels.

Lunches will be organised so that you have ample time to meet friends and colleagues. They will be served at the Centro de Congressos. Access will be granted on presentation of your badge, and based on the selection you have made on your registration form.

Exhibition Area
The congress partners will be at the Centro de Congressos during the entire event to present their products and services. The list of the congress partners and exhibitors is available on the UIA Website www.uianet.org, Porto congress section.

List of Congress Participants
Once you are registered for the congress you have privileged access to the participants’ list (along with contact details) at any time on the UIA Website https://porto.uianet.org.

Congress Reports
The reports received in electronic format by the UIA will be available on the UIA Website https://porto.uianet.org, for all registered participants who have paid their registration fees.

In order to obtain credits for continuing legal education purposes, if applicable depending on agreement at the national level, each participant attending the congress may download his / her “Certificate of Attendance” after the Congress ends through “My UIA” section. For more information, please contact the UIA.

Changes and Additions
Some names and meetings or activities have not yet been inserted in this programme, as the UIA did not receive confirmations in time for printing. We invite you to regularly consult the portal of the Porto congress on the UIA Website to find out about the changes and additions made in the congress programme. The final programme will be distributed to participants at the congress venue, and will include all updates and logistical information.

Simultaneous Translation
The table below summarises the meetings where simultaneous translation will be provided, according to the information available as of the time of printing. Upon your arrival at the congress, please consult the final programme to check whether simultaneous translation is being provided in other languages or for other meetings.

Helpful Tip
You will also have the opportunity throughout the congress to download directly all the reports and other documents of the congress scientific sessions, using the Wifi connection that will be available at the Centro de Congressos.

Entry Formalities

Nationals of EU Member States and Swiss nationals do not need a visa for stays of less than three months. However, they must be in possession of a valid National Identity Card or Passport.
Passport holders from countries other than EU Member States or Switzerland should consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, which lists the countries whose citizens do not require a visa for short stays. If, on the contrary, you are a citizen of a country that is subject to the visa obligation, please contact the Portuguese embassy or consulate in your country of residence in order to obtain a visa.
We strongly advise those who require a visa to proceed with their visa application as early as possible.


Direct flights serve Porto airport on several airlines. You can benefit from attractive rates if you book your flight online as early as possible.

TAP is the Porto Congress official carrier

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier airline of Portugal, based at Lisbon Airport. TAP is a member of the Star Alliance and operates on average 2,500 flights a week to 87 destinations in 34 countries in Europe, Africa and America.

You may benefit from preferential rates by booking directly on www.flytap.com, entering the following promotional code: IT18TPCG15. The discounts offered are - 10% in economy class and - 15% in business class.

You may contact our partner agency Destination Plus for further information regarding flights, and to organise your flights for groups of more than 10 people:
58 rue Saint Lambert - 75015 Paris - France
Tel.: +33 1 56 08 37 37 - Fax: +33 1 56 08 37 38
Email: congres-uia@destinationplus.fr
Website: www.destinationplus-uia.com


The UIA will not provide shuttle services from the airport. Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro international airport is located 18 km from the Centro de Congressos. It takes around 25 minutes to go from the airport to the Centro de Congressos by taxi when there is little traffic. The taxi fare is approximately €20. Porto has also a good public transport system: there are 6 underground lines, 3 tramway lines, a funicular and 74 city bus lines.


Most of the hotels selected by the UIA are located in the city centre of Porto near the Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto. Shuttles between the congress hotels and the Centro de Congressos will be available from October 30 to November 2. The timetables will be included in the final programme.

We are offering reduced rates that have been specifically negotiated for the UIA Congress. You will find details of the rates in the registration form. Breakfast is included in the room price of all the suggested hotels. The tourist tax is not included and must be paid on site. Due to the limited number of rooms and the fact that preferential rates cannot be guaranteed for more than the number of rooms reserved by the UIA, we recommend that you make your reservations as early as possible with our partner agency, Destination Plus.

To book online go to www.destinationplus-uia.com
NEW! You can now pay your booking directly online.


From €135                                                                                                            
The Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa is located in the north-west of the city centre, in the modern Boavista district. The recent building has 265 spacious, bright rooms, and a superb spa. Marble, wood, steel and glass decor is harmoniously blended throughout the hotel.


Location: 4.4 km from the Centro de Congressos, 15 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi.
Hotel services: Porto Novo restaurant, New Yorker Bar, Juice Bar @ The Spa, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, Sheraton fitness centre.
Our view: we liked the comfortable and pleasant rooms, the warm welcome and the excellent value for money. DESTINATION PLUS

THE YEATMAN HOTEL 5* Relais & Châteaux

From €245                                                                                                                    
The Yeatman is a luxury hotel located on the top of a hill, in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, which is home to the oldest Porto wine cellars. The 82 rooms and suites are spacious and individually decorated, with paintings and objets d’art that represent the region. All the rooms have a large private terrace with a panoramic view of Porto and the Douro.


Location: in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the South bank of the Douro, opposite the Centro de Congressos (20 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi).
Hotel services: Orangerie gourmet restaurant (the only two-star Michelin restaurant in Porto), Dick’s Bar, Caudalie wine therapy spa with a panoramic indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool.
Our view: we liked the quiet and relaxed environment, the spacious (29 m2 minimum) and luxurious rooms with their private terrace and the unique view of Porto. DESTINATION PLUS

INFANTE SAGRES HOTEL 5* Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From €200                                                                                                                 
The Infantes Sagres is located in the city centre, in a lively shopping district with many historic buildings. The Infantes Sagres Hotel was built in the fifties and was recently refurbished. The rooms and suites are decorated in a neo-baroque style. The hotel is home to a beautiful art collection and each room is individually decorated.


Location: 1.2 km from the Centro de Congressos, a 20-minute walk or 10 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi.
Hotel services: gourmet restaurant, brand new Vogue café, rooftop terrace.
Our view: we liked the elegance of the building, the sophisticated decor and the central location. DESTINATION PLUS

VINCCI PORTO HOTEL 4*                                                                                                       

From €195                                                                                                           
The Vincci Porto is located near the Douro, west of the city centre, in the bohemian Massarelos district. The thirties-style building is the old Bolsa do Pescado (fish market), which was converted into a boutique hotel in 2015. The 95 rooms are spacious, comfortable and are decorated in an avant-garde style.


Location: 1 km from the Centro de Congressos, a 15-minute walk or 5 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi.
Hotel services: restaurant 33 Alameda, roof top, bar.
Our view: we liked the Art Deco style, the designer furniture and the proximity of the Centro de Congressos. DESTINATION PLUS                                                     

PESTANA VINTAGE PORTO HOTEL 5* Hotel and World Heritage Site

From €180  *** NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE ***                                                                                                               
The Pestana Vintage Porto overlooks the Douro river and the Ribeira square, in the historic heart of Porto. The hotel comprises 18 buildings from the 16th century, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The 109 rooms reflect the style of period houses and are characterised by their contemporary decoration.


Location: 1 km from the Centro de Congressos, a 15-minute walk or 5 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi.
Hotel services: Água d’Ouro / Rib Beef & Wine restaurant, Bar Heritage.
Our view: we liked the location at the heart of the historic Ribeira district, the stunning view of the Douro and the charming rooms. DESTINATION PLUS


From €125                                                                                                           
The Carrís Porto Ribeira is located in an historic building in the Ribeira district. The building, which has been tastefully refurbished, combines designer decor and exposed stone walls. The hotel has 90 comfortable, fully-equipped rooms.


Location: 800 m from the Centro de Congressos, a 10-minute walk or 5 minutes by UIA shuttle or taxi.
Hotel services: Forno Velho restaurant, A Capela tapas bar, Nomadik lounge bar, fitness centre.
Our view: we liked the cosy feel – which is both contemporary and atypical – the ideal location and the excellent value for money. DESTINATION PLUS

Our Jury composed by professionals and UIA members has started selecting the 10 best pictures to be exhibited during the Congress. The Winner will receive a special designed handcrafted trophy.

For more information about the contest, click here

Copyright: Miao Tan

General Conditions

All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing. A registration number will be assigned to each participant, which will be required during registration at the Centro de Congressos for handing over the Congress documents.

For any registration after September 30, 2018, payments must be made by credit card only (bank transfers will not be accepted after this date).
The UIA and Destination Plus reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Congress to a later date, change the Congress venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the Congress programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the congress, at any time and at their discretion, without having to provide any reasons.
Neither the UIA, Destination Plus, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a Congress delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a Congress delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.
The contractual relationship between the UIA and each participant (Congress delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the Congress are governed exclusively by French law. All dispute arising therefrom shall be resolved exclusively by the courts of Paris, France.
For accommodation for the Congress and the tours proposed by Destination Plus before and during the Congress, the contractual relationship will be established directly between Destination Plus and each participant. This relationship is governed exclusively by French law, and all dispute arising therefrom shall be resolved exclusively by the courts of Paris, France.

It is the responsibility of Congress participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Congress participants unable to take part in the Congress because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement from the UIA.

“Force majeure” means any event external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature, that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organizing the Congress, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatever decreed by Governmental or public authorities. It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall be responsible for all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organizers decline any liability in case of any health problems that may lead to complications or be aggravated during any part of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet resolved on the day the Congress starts, psychological, mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non-exhaustive list).


Cancellation Terms

All cancellations will be subject to a 20% deduction for processing fees and must be sent in writing, to be received by the UIA no later than September 30, 2018. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.
Participants who have paid the total registration fee and who are unable to attend the Congress personally may send a colleague as a substitute after informing the UIA. A €50 processing fee will be charged.

Invitation Letters
If you require an official invitation letter in order to obtain a visa, please:
• Register for the Congress and pay the registration fees as early as possible and no later than August 31, 2018 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa;
• Submit your request for an invitation letter no later than September 30, 2018. Invitation letters cannot be guaranteed after this date.
Applying for your visa
Once you have your invitation letter, you will need to apply for your visa. You are urged to contact the nearest Portuguese embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where you should apply. You should also ask how long completing the visa process normally takes.
Registration refunds due to visa refusal
If you are refused a visa and you applied for your visa before August 31, 2018, we will refund your registration fees minus €50 to cover administrative costs. To be considered for a registration refund, please:
• Submit proof of a visa refusal to the UIA before the Congress;
• Submit a stamped copy of your visa application form (showing that you applied before August 31, 2018) before the Congress.
If your visa is issued after the Congress date or if you do not have proof of a visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.

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Your data is processed in accordance with French Law no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on computerized data processing, personal data and civil liberties, and EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on data protection:

• The data that is necessary for the performance of your contract with the UIA is processed for the following purposes:
i. for the purpose of customer management; ii. for the issuance, collection and verification of invoices.
This data is kept for 10 years after the completion of our last contract.

• If necessary, your data is processed to the extent that is necessary in order to manage:
i. your attempt to be awarded a prize by the UIA; If your application is not successful, the data is deleted within 3 months of the end of the selection process.

• In addition, by ticking the relevant box on our website and providing us with your personal data, you give us your express consent to process this data for the following purposes:
i. for the circulation of the UIA's electronic and printed newsletters
ii. for the purpose of carrying out informational or promotional operations on the UIA’s services
iii.to carry out market studies;
iv. and, with a view to your data be processed for other purposes.

When the processing is based solely on your consent, you may withdraw your consent by making a written request to the UIA at any time, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing performed prior to the withdrawal of this consent. Your data is stored until you inform us that you no longer consent to such storage.

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- to judicial and administrative authorities, to the persons and other entities to which a right of access to such data is granted by law;
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- to our subcontractors that are responsible for the IT infrastructure, our management program, and the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, to the extent necessary for the performance of their respective assignments,

3. By making a written request (including in electronic format) that is dated, signed, and sent to UIA’s data processing officer with proof of your identity, you can obtain from the UIA a free copy (including in electronic format) of the personal data the concerns you, as well as, where appropriate, the rectification or deletion of data that is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant, or the limitation of processing within 30 days. You also have a right to data portability. After this period of 30 days, you may consider that the application has been rejected.
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The UIA had obtained the following accreditations :

  • Within the framework of continuing legal education, the UIA has obtained the official accreditation for the following countries:
    - Belgium: French-speaking and German-speaking Bar Council - Ordre des Barreaux francophone et germanophone - O.B.F.G. (18 points)
    - Italy: Consiglio Nazionale Forense (9 points)
    - Luxembourg: Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Luxembourg (18 points)
    - Romania: Romanian National Union of Bar Associations (15 points)