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62nd Congress

OPORTO, PORTUGAL

from October 30 to November 03, 2018

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  • 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

    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
    Nuno AZEVEDO NEVES DLA Piper ABBC
    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
    Daniel PROENÇA DE CARVALHO Lawyer
    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

Place

  • 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

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  • 2018-10-31T09:00:00 2018-10-31T10:00:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Japan National Committee Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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Meeting of the Japan National Committee

  • 31/10/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos S. João
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  • 2018-10-30T15:00:00 2018-10-30T18:30:00 Europe/Paris Porto Walking Tour UIA
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Porto Walking Tour

  • 30/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30

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During this walking tour you will discover the historic centre of Porto, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
You will first head towards the Clérigos district and visit the Lello bookstore, which is one of the most beautiful in the world and apparently gave J.K. Rowling inspiration for the “Harry Potter” series. You will then visit São Bento Railway Station, which is famous for its azulejos (glazed tiles). The scenes depicted in the hall recall traditional life in the north of Portugal, as well as major episodes in the country’s history. You will also visit Porto Cathedral.

You will then discover the Ribeira district, in the historic heart of Porto, with its coloured houses and narrow streets winding down to the river. From the banks, you will be able to admire the Dom Luís I bridge, the Serra do Pilar monastery, the port cellars and the rabelos (traditional boats) which in the past were used to transport casks of port from the Douro valley to Gaia.
The tour will end at the São Francisco church, which is renowned for its gilt woodwork interior.

 

PRICE : €35

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  • 2018-10-31T18:30:00 2018-10-31T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Belgian National Committee Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Meeting of the Belgian National Committee

  • 31/10/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto
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  • 2018-11-01T09:00:00 2018-11-01T10:00:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Côte d’Ivoire National Committee Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Meeting of the Côte d’Ivoire National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos Porto
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  • 2018-11-02T10:15:00 2018-11-02T14:00:00 Europe/Paris Visit to the Serralves Foundation and Gardens UIA
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Visit to the Serralves Foundation and Gardens

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:15 - 13:00

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The Serralves Foundation is one of the main Portuguese cultural institutions. In a magnificent 18-hectare park, it houses a contemporary art museum and the Casa Serralves, a remarkable example of thirties Art Deco architecture. The museum contains a major collection of contemporary art, including works by Portuguese and foreign artists from the sixties to the present day. The Serralves Foundation also houses temporary exhibitions. The park alone is worth a visit, with its French-style garden, rosery, lush vegetation and numerous pools.

 

PRICE : €55 

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  • 2018-11-02T15:00:00 2018-11-02T16:30:00 Europe/Paris Special session on the Prague Rules Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Special session on the Prague Rules

  • 02/11/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

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The Prague Rules: How Much Evidence do you Want to Take in International Arbitration?
In December 2018 a new set of rules on the taking of evidence in arbitration will be released: the Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration, also known as the “Prague Rules”. Prior their official release, the "Prague Rules" have already attracted considerable attention. They are said to be the civil law response to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. Some commentators see these rules as contributing to increasing efficiency in international arbitration. This special session on the Prague Rules will provide an analysis of their content, followed by a debate on whether or not they are necessary.

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  • 2018-11-01T18:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Italian National Committee Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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Meeting of the Italian National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João
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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T18:00:00 Europe/Paris A day trip to the Minho Province UIA
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A day trip to the Minho Province

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 17:00

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Explore the Minho province to the north of Porto and discover three historic villages in the heart of a verdant region.
The visit starts in Ponte de Lima, which is famous for its 24-arch bridge that dates back to the Roman era. You will then travel to Viana do Castelo, a medieval village founded in the thirteenth century by Afonso III, on the northern coast. You will have lunch in the magnificent Pousada de Viana do Castelo restaurant, which is located at the top of the Monte de Santa Luzia and offers a panoramic view of the town and the Atlantic Ocean. Before returning to Porto, you will take a break in Barcelos, which is the cradle of Portuguese traditional art and ceramics. It is here that the legend started of the famous Rooster of Barcelos, which has become one of the emblems of Portugal.

 

PRICE : €90 INCLUDING LUNCH

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  • 2018-11-01T18:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Mexican National Committee Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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Meeting of the Mexican National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida
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  • 2018-10-30T13:30:00 2018-10-30T15:00:00 Europe/Paris Networking Lunch Centro de Congressos Noble UIA
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Networking Lunch

  • 30/10/2018 - 12:30 - 14:00
  • Centro de Congressos Noble

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Price: €50 per person (optional activity)

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  • 2018-10-31T09:00:00 2018-10-31T10:00:00 Europe/Paris First-timers breakfast Centro de Congressos Miniaturas UIA
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First-timers breakfast

  • 31/10/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos Miniaturas

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Are you a new participant at the UIA Congress? The UIA officials will welcome you during a Get-Together Breakfast. To make sure you receive special attention during this new experience, your accreditation badge will mention that you are a Congress first timer.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:30:00 2018-10-31T19:00:00 Europe/Paris Porto Walking Tour UIA
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Porto Walking Tour

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:30 - 18:00

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During this walking tour you will discover the historic centre of Porto, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
You will first head towards the Clérigos district and visit the Lello bookstore, which is one of the most beautiful in the world and apparently gave J.K. Rowling inspiration for the “Harry Potter” series. You will then visit São Bento Railway Station, which is famous for its azulejos (glazed tiles). The scenes depicted in the hall recall traditional life in the north of Portugal, as well as major episodes in the country’s history. You will also visit Porto Cathedral.

You will then discover the Ribeira district, in the historic heart of Porto, with its coloured houses and narrow streets winding down to the river. From the banks, you will be able to admire the Dom Luís I bridge, the Serra do Pilar monastery, the port cellars and the rabelos (traditional boats) which in the past were used to transport casks of port from the Douro valley to Gaia.
The tour will end at the São Francisco church, which is renowned for its gilt woodwork interior.

PRICE : €35

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  • 2018-11-01T09:00:00 2018-11-01T10:00:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the US National Committee Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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Meeting of the US National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos S. João
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  • 2018-11-01T17:00:00 2018-11-01T18:30:00 Europe/Paris Launch of the new UIA / Lexis Nexis publication Centro de Congressos Miniaturas UIA
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Launch of the new UIA / Lexis Nexis publication

  • 01/11/2018 - 16:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miniaturas

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Presentation of the fourth book of the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection:
Natural Resources Exploitation - Business and Human Rights [ed. Xavier Favre-Bulle]

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  • 2018-11-01T09:00:00 2018-11-01T10:00:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Cameroon National Committee Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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Meeting of the Cameroon National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís
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  • 2018-11-01T18:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Switzerland National Committee Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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Meeting of the Switzerland National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia
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  • 2018-10-31T11:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris Visit to Graham's Port Lodge UIA
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Visit to Graham's Port Lodge

  • 31/10/2018 - 10:00 - 12:30

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It is impossible to visit Porto without enjoying a glass of port, for which the city is famous! The port cellars are on the left bank of the Douro, in the Vila Nova de Gaia district. To access them, you will cross the famous Dom Luís I bridge, which was designed by Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel. You will visit the port cellars at Graham’s, which was founded by two Scottish brothers in the nineteenth century. You will then be offered three different ports
during a tasting session, while enjoying the panoramic view of the historic centre and the Douro.

 

PRICE : €45

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  • 2018-10-31T12:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris Session hosted by the Law Society of Hong Kong Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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Session hosted by the Law Society of Hong Kong

  • 31/10/2018 - 11:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia

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The ABC to Building a Smart Belt and Road

This follows the Belt and Road Law Conference held by The Law Society of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Conference Centre on 28 September 2018 under the same title. The development and application of emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cloud, has quietly permeated our daily lives and are meant to make our lives more efficient and convenient. However, it will also bring along liabilities and complicated legal issues. This session will feature the development and application of emerging technologies in legal sector and its impact on multijurisdictional transactions brought by the Belt and Road Initiative. Speakers will share invaluable experiences and insights on how technologies can enhance the harmonisation of standards as well as providing an opportunity for exchange of knowledge and synchronisation of international laws, cyberlaw in particular. It will also be an opportunity to tackle a code of conduct on AI development discussed at the Law Conference

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  • 2018-10-31T18:00:00 2018-10-31T20:40:00 Europe/Paris UIA Women’s Network: screening of the film "I am Noojom, Aged 10 and Divorced” Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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UIA Women’s Network: screening of the film "I am Noojom, Aged 10 and Divorced”

  • 31/10/2018 - 17:00 - 19:40
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

The UIA Women’s Network is pleased to invite you to a screening of the film "I am Noojom, Aged 10 and Divorced” at which the director, Khadija Al-Salami, will be present.

In her film, Khadija Al-Salami gives a stark, personal account of her experience, which also illustrates the plight of women in Yemen. At the age of 11, after a forced marriage, she managed to obtain a divorce, return to school and find a job with the local television station.

Khadija Al-Salami campaigns against early marriages and advocates the education of women, which she regards as a bastion against ignorance and the key to their emancipation and independence.

The UIA, and its Women’s Network, support this struggle, which is part of the defence of the universal rights of all human beings.

5.00 pm: Screening
6.40 pm: Debate attended by the director
7.40 pm: Departure for the informal evening

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  • 2018-10-31T18:30:00 2018-10-31T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Lebanon National Committee Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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Meeting of the Lebanon National Committee

  • 31/10/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia
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  • 2018-11-01T18:30:00 2018-11-01T19:30:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the Spanish National Committee Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Meeting of the Spanish National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 17:30 - 18:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto
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  • 2018-11-01T09:00:00 2018-11-01T10:00:00 Europe/Paris Meeting of the UK National Committee Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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Meeting of the UK National Committee

  • 01/11/2018 - 8:00 - 9:00
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida
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  • 2018-11-03T10:00:00 2018-11-03T18:00:00 Europe/Paris General Excursion UIA
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General Excursion

  • 03/11/2018 - 9:00 - 17:00

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To the north of Porto, the Minho region is steeped in tradition and regarded as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Guimarães became the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century. On one of the towers of the old wall, you can incidentally read “Aqui nasceu Portugal” (Portugal was born here). The historic centre of Guimarães is extremely well preserved and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Around thirty kilometres from Guimarães, the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary, which is a baroque masterpiece, overlooks the town of Braga.


9.00 am / Departure from Porto.
10.00 am / Arrival in Guimarães. You will visit the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, which was built in the fifteenth century and has been magnificently restored.
11.00 am / Walk in the pedestrian streets of the old medieval town.
12.15 pm / Transfer to the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães, a twelfth century monastery that has been converted into a luxury hotel overlooking the town of Guimarães. You will have lunch in a private room of the Pousada.
2.30 pm / Transfer to Braga.
3.00 pm / The bus will drop you at the top of the monumental Bom Jesus do Monte staircase, at the entrance to the church, from where you will have a wonderful panoramic view. You will then go down the 600 steps of the majestic staircase, while taking breaks at each level to admire the baroque statues and fountains.
4.00 pm / Transfer to Porto.
5.00 pm / Estimated time of arrival.

 

If you require a transfer to the Porto international airport after this tour, please indicate it on the Congress registration form. In this case,
we recommend that you book a return flight departing no earlier than 7.00 pm.

Price of the general excursion including transportation by bus, guided visits and lunch: €140 per person.

The number of participants is limited; therefore registrations will be confirmed in order of receipt.

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  • 2018-11-02T13:30:00 2018-11-02T15:00:00 Europe/Paris Lunch Centro de Congressos Archive UIA
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Lunch

  • 02/11/2018 - 12:30 - 14:00
  • Centro de Congressos Archive

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Lunch
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  • 2018-11-01T13:30:00 2018-11-01T15:00:00 Europe/Paris Lunch Centro de Congressos Archive UIA
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Lunch

  • 01/11/2018 - 12:30 - 14:00
  • Centro de Congressos Archive

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Lunch
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  • 2018-10-31T13:30:00 2018-10-31T15:00:00 Europe/Paris Lunch Centro de Congressos Archive UIA
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Lunch

  • 31/10/2018 - 12:30 - 14:00
  • Centro de Congressos Archive

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Lunch
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  • 2018-11-02T19:00:00 2018-11-02T20:30:00 Europe/Paris Closing Ceremony and Cocktail Centro de Congressos Infante UIA
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Closing Ceremony and Cocktail

  • 02/11/2018 - 18:00 - 19:30
  • Centro de Congressos Infante

Presentation

The transfer of the presidency from Pedro Pais de Almeida to President-Elect Issouf Baadhio is a key moment of the closing ceremony. It will take place at the Centro de Congressos and will offer a summary of the scientific work undertaken at the Congress. During the closing ceremony, the commission of the year and national committee of the year awards will be delivered for the excellent work performed during the past year.

The ceremony will be followed by a cocktail.

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  • 2018-11-01T21:30:00 2018-11-01T00:30:00 Europe/Paris Gala Dinner Palácio da Bolsa UIA
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Gala Dinner

  • 01/11/2018 - 20:30 - -0:30
  • Palácio da Bolsa

Presentation

Located in the heart of the historic centre, the Palácio da Bolsa or Stock Exchange Palace is one of the most iconic monuments in Porto. The neoclassical building, which was built in the second half of the 19th century, is home to the Porto Chamber of Commerce. The gala dinner will take place in the elegant inner courtyard (Hall of Nations), under a spectacular glass dome. Before the dinner, you will have an opportunity to discover other stunning rooms such as the Court Room and the Moorish Room.

Price of the Gala Dinner: €160 per person

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  • 2018-10-31T21:00:00 2018-10-31T00:00:00 Europe/Paris Informal Evening Quinta dos Barões UIA
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Informal Evening

  • 31/10/2018 - 20:00 - -1:00
  • Quinta dos Barões

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The informal reception with hors-d’oeuvre and buffet will take place at Quinta dos Barões.

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  • 2018-10-30T19:00:00 2018-10-30T22:30:00 Europe/Paris Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail Casa da Música UIA
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Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail

  • 30/10/2018 - 18:00 - 21:30
  • Casa da Música

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The opening ceremony will take place at the Casa da Música. The Casa da Música is a building dedicated to music that was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The project began in the Boavista district in 1999, when Porto was preparing to become the European Capital of Culture in 2001. With its highly distinctive architecture, the Casa da Música (which was finally inaugurated in 2005) has become a symbol of modern Porto. The main auditorium (Sala Suggia) has exceptional acoustics and an outside view through its corrugated glass facades, which provide natural light.

In the spirit of the UIA tradition, several key officials will welcome the participants and wish them successful sessions. During the opening ceremony, the UIA / LexisNexis Rule of Law Award will be delivered to an individual or an organisation who actively contributes to the advancement of the rule of law within the legal community.

The ceremony will be followed by a welcome cocktail, where you will be able to meet your friends and colleagues.

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  • 2018-11-02T12:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris UIA / AIJA Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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UIA / AIJA

  • 02/11/2018 - 11:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

How Blockchain will Change the Profession

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris REAL ESTATE LAW / CONTRACT LAW / LITIGATION Centro de Congressos D. Maria UIA
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REAL ESTATE LAW / CONTRACT LAW / LITIGATION

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Maria

Presentation

When Litigation and Real Estate Contracts Intersect: A Real Estate Case Study from Negotiation to Litigation

We will approach a real estate transaction from a multidisciplinary basis in order to try to find the crossroads or intersection between all these disciplines. Therefore, we aim to have all the speakers run a single case study, namely the acquisition of land for the construction of a logistics building (a market sector that is about to boom again in Portugal). We expect our litigation experts to learn about the work of contract drafters, our contract drafters learn what life is like as a litigator and our audience to give their views and share their experiences during an open panel discussion. We will share any specific examples and interesting stories from our own practice and experience.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T18:30:00 Europe/Paris INTERNATIONAL BAR LEADERS SENATE Centro de Congressos Despachantes UIA
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INTERNATIONAL BAR LEADERS SENATE

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Despachantes

Presentation

The International Bar Leaders’ Senate (IBLS) is a consultative body of the UIA created in 1994. The IBLS meets at least once a year, notably during the annual UIA congress. During these meetings, Bar leaders and Presidents of professional lawyer organisations at local, national and international levels, gather in order to deal with the most recent issues related to law, deontology, ethics and fundamental values of the legal profession.

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  • 2018-11-01T12:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris LABOUR LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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LABOUR LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 11:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

The Administration’s Involvement in Labour Relations: What are the Practical and Legal Implications?

The major role played by the Labour Administration and Labour Inspectorate systems in the context of the economic and social development of States is recognized by the ILO Convention, the ILO Declaration of Philadelphia and the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.
The aim of the session is to identify, using a comparative approach to the practices of the various European Union and other States, how the Labour Administration ensures compliance with labour law through its role of counsel, prevention and oversight, and even interventionism, in particular in the field of the promotion of occupational health and safety, employee protection and Social Security benefits, the promotion of fundamental rights, in particular non-discrimination, and the appropriate functioning of workplace relations and social dialog.
The session will also seek to focus on how, as a result of the economic crisis, numerous countries have been forced to adopt rescue measures, in particular in the areas of dismissals on economic grounds, employment and unemployment benefit.

Documents

  • Report
    Spanish

    Convergenze tra diritto del lavoro e diritto amministrativo

    Matelda LO FIEGO

    Convergenze tra diritto del lavoro e diritto amministrativo

    Il settore nel quale, in Italia, é maggiore la convergenza tra diritto del lavoro e diritto amministrativo é quello delle ispezioni sul luogo di lavoro.

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    English

    Convergences between Labour Law and Administrative Law

    Matelda LO FIEGO

    Convergences between Labour Law and Administrative Law

    The main field, in Italian Law, in which there is a convergence between labour and administrative Law, is the sector of labour inspections.
    The labour inspector was created with 1879 April 3rd Law.
    In 1902 a apposite office was created at the Labour Ministry.
    In 1955 the labour inspectorate was created, with the function of controlling the respect of the main principles in the labour law and inflicting the sanctions in case of violation of these laws.
    In 1993 n.537 Law transformed the labour inspectorate in labour directions.
    In 2004 n.124 Law gave, to the labour inspectors, the function to prevent accident on the working place as well as the violations of any labour law as well as the conciliation power.
    This Law create, also, the general direction that has, its seat, at the Labour Ministry

  • Report
    French

    INTERVENTION DE L’ADMINISTRATION DANS LES RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL

    Pascal PETREL

    INTERVENTION DE L’ADMINISTRATION DANS LES RELATIONS DE TRAVAIL

    Depuis le 14 avril 2017, les pouvoirs de l'inspecteur du travail ont été encadrés,sachant que, depuis le 1er juillet 2016, ses missions avaient déjà été renforcées.
    Tout est donc fait pour assurer la protection des salariés sur leur lieu de travail.

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  • 2018-10-30T15:00:00 2018-10-30T16:30:00 Europe/Paris French-speaking lawyers' forum Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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French-speaking lawyers' forum

  • 30/10/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

1. Current events in French-speaking countries

2. Promotion of our areas of expertise and national cultures

3. Presentation of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) and its support actions

4. Which actions and which networks in the French-speaking legal area?

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  • 2018-10-30T16:30:00 2018-10-30T18:00:00 Europe/Paris Forum of Lawyers from Central and Eastern European Countries Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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Forum of Lawyers from Central and Eastern European Countries

  • 30/10/2018 - 15:30 - 17:00
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

Presentation

The challenges posed by legal professional privilege in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Changes over the last 30 years.

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Presidents

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  • 2018-10-30T16:30:00 2018-10-30T18:00:00 Europe/Paris Latin American Lawyers Forum Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Latin American Lawyers Forum

  • 30/10/2018 - 15:30 - 17:00
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

Presentation

Corruption in Latin America: Recent Legislative Changes and Judicial Decisions that Have Taken Place in our Countries Indicate that we are Moving Forward against Corruption in the Region

Latin America has always been known for its endemic corruption. Regardless of the exaggerated stereotype, it is a fact that for centuries our countries have suffered from the prevalence of this scourge. In recent years, we have seen several signs that this situation is changing for the better. The development of computerised resources, with data crossing and transparency, democratic consolidation, freedom of the press and even the widespread use of social networks, have led to widespread rejection of corruption, with major social and political movements, which, in certain cases, have resulted in legislative changes and landmark court decisions. It is in this context that we are going to study different cases and discuss the methodologies available to combat corruption.

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  • 2018-10-30T16:30:00 2018-10-30T18:00:00 Europe/Paris Arabic-Speaking Lawyers Forum Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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Arabic-Speaking Lawyers Forum

  • 30/10/2018 - 15:30 - 17:00
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

Freedom of Expression and Lawyers

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on 19/6/2017 that condemns the increasingly frequent attacks against lawyers and cases of arbitrary or illegal interference with their activities or restrictions to the free practice of their profession.
This resolutions calls upon the States to ensure that any attacks or interference of any sort against lawyers are promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigated and that the perpetrators are held accountable.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T17:00:00 Europe/Paris Speed dating of law firms Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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Speed dating of law firms

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 16:00
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

During this session, the law firms’ representatives will give a 3-minute presentation of themselves. The aim is to extend their network internationally for future engagements, to meet lawyers from around the world and to share their experience of managing law firms.

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  • 2018-10-30T15:00:00 2018-10-30T16:30:00 Europe/Paris Portuguese-Speaking Lawyers' Forum Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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Portuguese-Speaking Lawyers' Forum

  • 30/10/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

Presentation

Main Legal Challenges in Portuguese Speaking Countries – Corporate Laws, Tax Regimen and Investment Protection, Workers and Profession Mobility and Arbitration

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T16:30:00 Europe/Paris UIA / ABA Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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UIA / ABA

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia

Presentation

Artificial Intelligence and Professional Responsibility: Time for New Rules?

Artificial intelligence in the legal domain encompasses the simple to the complex, from advanced word search programming to dispute resolution and outcome prediction. Traditional legal work in the area of due diligence can be handled in meaningful ways by technology. For now, though, artificial intelligence remains at the service of lawyers, implicating traditional rules of professional responsibility. These include supervision, maintenance of client confidentiality, competence and diligence, among others. This panel will explore the current applications of ethical rules, and consider whether new rules are needed to fully embrace the expansive use of artificial intelligence. Following an overview of the issues, the panel will then focus in depth on two core issues: case prediction and smart contracts.

Documents

  • Report
    English

    AI, Robots and Ethical Considerations for Lawyers

    Steven M. RICHMAN

    AI, Robots and Ethical Considerations for Lawyers

    Covers what to many are simply straightforward computer programming, such as word searches in documents.   
    At the other end of the spectrum are prototypical robots that are “programmed” to respond to questions and at the same time, demonstrate certain personality traits.

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris Young Lawyers Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Young Lawyers

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

Presentation

Ethical Dilemmas and Common Pitfalls for Young Lawyers

1. Solicitation of business: avoid being seen as an “ambulance chaser”. When and how to find new clients 
2. Legal privilege: how to keep a client’s trust and when a lawyer is required to breach confidentiality
3. Conflicts of interest: best practices and pitfalls
4. The relationship between the Law and the Media: drawing the line
Starting to practice as a lawyer can be exciting and rewarding. It can also be fraught with previously unexperienced uncertainty, hazards and dilemmas. Professional dealings with the courts, clients and colleagues invariably raise ethical issues and questions of professional liability. Working on a very popular case can also give rise to its own ethical issues. How you respond to these challenges could impact your reputation and your right to practice. We will hear about, and discuss, some of the more common concerns for young lawyers and what experienced lawyers have learned from past cases.

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  • Report
    English

    Ethical dilemmas and common pitfalls for young lawyers

    Jorge MARTÍ MORENO

    Ethical dilemmas and common pitfalls for young lawyers

    Legal services’ advertisement: a sui generis market

    Confidentiality and conflict of interests obligations: core values in our profession (exceptions)

    Law and media: all that glitters is not gold

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  • 2018-10-30T15:00:00 2018-10-30T16:30:00 Europe/Paris Spanish-Speaking Lawyers' Forum Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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Spanish-Speaking Lawyers' Forum

  • 30/10/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

Presentation

Arbitration - Multilatinas in Europe

We will review arbitration as a way of setting disputes and the investments made by the multilatinas (Latin American multinationals).
1. Foreign investments by multinatinas: practical experience and target markets
2. The financing of foreign investments by multilateral agencies
3. Arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism

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  • Report
    Spanish

    Arbitraje - Multilatinas en Europa

    Konstantin DIMITROV

    Arbitraje - Multilatinas en Europa

    Arbitraje sobre disputas comerciales en la república de Bulgaria

    El arbitraje de litigios comerciales en la República de Bulgaria está regulado legalmente en la Ley de Arbitraje Comercial Internacional del año 1988, que desde su aprobación ha sido modificada hasta en 8 ocasiones, siendo la última modificación de enero de 2017. El objetivo de estas modificaciones ha sido siempre adecuar la regulación del proceso de arbitraje a la situación política y económica cambiante en el país

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    Spanish

    Resumen del trabajo premiado por la Academia Valencia de jurisprudencia y legislacion en la primera edicion del premio de estudios juridicos de 2017.

    María José JORDAN DIAZ-RONCERO

    Resumen del trabajo premiado por la Academia Valencia de jurisprudencia y legislacion en la primera edicion del premio de estudios juridicos de 2017.

    La calificación jurídica de la violencia de género como crimen de lesa humanidad

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    Spanish

    La calification de los delitos de violencia de género como crimines de lesa humanidad.

    María José JORDAN DIAZ-RONCERO

    La calification de los delitos de violencia de género como crimines de lesa humanidad.

    En la actualidad estamos viviendo una violencia sin precedentes ejercitada en cualquier país del mundo por parte de los hombres hacia las mujeres, sin que exista una respuesta clara de los Estados para atajar este grave problema social.

    En la medida que se trata de una violencia ejercitada por un sector de la población, esto es, el masculino, sobre otro sector de la población, a saber, el femenino, por el simple hecho de ser mujer, me si realmente estamos ante meros delitos castigados conforme a las respectivas legislaciones penales nacionales o, más bien, estamos ante un delito de lesa humanidad, con las consecuencias legales inherentes a tal calificación.

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris PRIVACY AND RIGHTS OF THE DIGITAL PERSON Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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PRIVACY AND RIGHTS OF THE DIGITAL PERSON

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

Presentation

Governance of Artificial Intelligence and Governance based on Artificial Intelligence

As AI needs algorithms and data to function, it is quite possible to talk of Data Governance (e.g. the role of a DPO and what the GDPR implies in terms of management and process) and Data-driven Governance (e.g. Data-driven public policies). Of course, the same thing applies to algorithms: Algorithm Governance (e.g., the issue of transparency and loyalty) and Governance based on AI solutions (for the consumer, the examples are innumerable). We will also study the privacy issues in an AI world (systematic facial recognition, generalisation of scoring and societal scoring).

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  • Report
    French

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    Fanny COTON

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    La présente contribution n’ambitionne toutefois pas de porter un jugement moral sur l’exploitation des données massives par l’intelligence artificielle, qui est déjà devenue « business as usual » pour bon nombre d’acteurs économiques. L’objet est ici de voir si toutes les analyses de données reposent finalement sur des données à caractère personnel ce qui constituerait un obstacle au développement de l’Intelligence Artificielle et si des pistes de solution peuvent (encore) être trouvées.

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    French

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    Jean-François HENROTTE

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    La présente contribution n’ambitionne toutefois pas de porter un jugement moral sur l’exploitation des données massives par l’intelligence artificielle, qui est déjà devenue « business as usual » pour bon nombre d’acteurs économiques. L’objet est ici de voir si toutes les analyses de données reposent finalement sur des données à caractère personnel ce qui constituerait un obstacle au développement de l’Intelligence Artificielle et si des pistes de solution peuvent (encore) être trouvées.

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    French

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    Jean-François HENROTTE

    Les données de l’intelligence artificielle, des armes de déduction massive à l’ère du RGPD

    L'exploitation des données par l'Intelligence artificielle favorise naturellement l’innovation, la recherche scientifique, la santé publique, la réduction de la consommation d’énergie, permet le développement vers des villes intelligentes . Les services qu’elle rend sont devenus indispensables pour vivre, communiquer et travailler .

    Elle permet aussi d’améliorer le ciblage publicitaire, et ce jusque dans les campagnes politiques . Le pouvoir de déduction de ces données massives est en effet énorme , dès lors qu’elles fournissent des renseignements sans précédent sur le comportement humain, la vie privée de chacun et nos sociétés . Il n’est toutefois pas infaillible. C’est deux aspects appellent des garde-fous juridiques, à la fois contre une intrusion excessive de ces techniques, mais également contre une application erronée, discriminante ou simplement opaque de celles-ci et le spectre de la société kafkaïenne qu’elles font planer.

    La présente contribution n’ambitionne toutefois pas de porter un jugement moral sur
    l’exploitation des données massives par l’intelligence artificielle, qui est déjà devenue « business as usual » pour bon nombre d’acteurs économiques. L’objet est ici de voir si toutes les analyses de données reposent sur des données à caractère personnel, et ensuite, dans l’affirmative, de tenter une synthèse de l’application des principes de protection des données à caractère personnel à ce phénomène, afin de voir si le Règlement général sur la protection des données y coupera court. Nous n’examinerons pas la question sous l’angle de la directive (UE) 2016/680 qui régit le traitement de données à caractère personnel effectué par les États membres à des fins répressives, même si de nombreux principes sont communs. De même, les autres aspects juridiques, tel que le respect des droits intellectuels des tiers, ne seront pas abordés.

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  • 2018-11-02T15:00:00 2018-11-02T18:30:00 Europe/Paris INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS Centro de Congressos D. Maria UIA
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INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS

  • 02/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Maria

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Is it Wise, and is it still Properly Defensible to Continue to Exclude this Vienna Convention Blindly, Merely Because we are More Comfortable Using our National Law?                                       

In our practice as specialists in international sales under the Vienna Convention, my colleagues and I have observed with dismay that many of our colleagues rule out the use of one of the most harmonised instruments at present, for the sole reason, in reality, that they are not proficient in its application and/or that they feel considerably more comfortable using their national law. This is despite the fact that the main advantage of the CISG is to provide common, balanced language for international sales, through which each stakeholder, regardless of his/her country, can understand and ascertain the legal and economic position of his/her partner. This overly/excessively frequent exclusion of the CISG is moreover not without risks: some courts are now prepared to penalise lawyers who may have advised their clients to exclude the CISG, on the grounds that, in light of the circumstances, this was a breach of their duty to advise.

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  • Report
    English

    Reasons to exclude the GISG

    Gisella LEVI CAROTI

    Reasons to exclude the GISG

    The aim of this report is to explain why we always exclude the application of the Convention on the International Sales of Goods (“CISG”, “Convention”) from the commercial agreements we draft on behalf of our clients.

    To this end, in Part I of this report, we will analyze the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) applied in most of the states of the United States, with a focus on the Parol Evidence Rule (§ 2-202 Uniform Commercial Code). We will then review the articles of the Convention we disagree with and explain the reasons of our disagreement. In Part II, we will review cases of the Federal Courts of the United States where the Courts have applied the Convention over the Uniform Commercial Code. Among such cases, one decision will be analyzed in more detail, the “D’Agostino case”, in which one of our clients (Ceramica D’Agostino) was involved. The last part of this work, focuses on the cases where the U.S Courts have applied Articles12 and 96 of the Convention.

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris EUROPEAN UNION LAW Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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EUROPEAN UNION LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

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Update on Brexit

This panel will be built on the successful Brexit sessions at the Budapest and at the Toronto Congresses, and update the audience on the current status and the possible outcomes of the Brexit negotiations. Both the UK and EU27 positions will be discussed as well as the UK’s views on its future position in the world.

The panel will also examine the impact of Brexit on various areas of the law, such as the rights of UK citizens and employees in the EU27 and vice versa, the impact on tax, competition and IP law, contracts, the M&A climate, services, etc.

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Centro de Congressos Despachantes UIA
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Despachantes

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The Challenges for Rights-Holders, Reputation Management and Data in the Digital Millennium 

The online world presents both opportunities and challenges. The ease with which brands can be promoted, with which content and data can be shared and with which goods and services can be provided across the digital plane makes them an easy target for infringers and hackers. The reputation of an organisation depends not just on the quality or exclusivity of its goods or services, but also on the quality of its online security and how well it protects its assets. Counterfeiting, piracy and infringement, defamation and data security are constant threats which organisations need to keep in check. Are the law and procedural rules keeping up with continual advances in both technology and the methods of the cyber criminals? What improvements could be made to give our clients better protection?

Documents

  • Report
    English

    Case Study of a Ransomware Attack

    Thomas KRITTER

    Case Study of a Ransomware Attack

    Malicious programs which either restrict or prevent access to data and systems or encrpyt data using strong symmetrical and assymetrical mechanisms and only release these resources against payment of ransom money (to be paid in crypto-currencies)

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    English

    Are You Covered for Computer Fraud?

    Bruce LANDAY

    Are You Covered for Computer Fraud?

    “Computer Fraud means:
    The use of any computer to fraudulently cause a transfer of Money, Securities or Other Property from inside the Premises or Financial Institution Premises:
    1. to a person (other than a Messenger) outside the Premises or Financial Institution Premises; or
    2. to a place outside the Premises or Financial Institution Premises.”

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    English

    The Challenges for Rightsholders, Reputation Management and Data in the Digital Millenium - The Development of UK Blocking Injunctions

    Ian DE FREITAS

    The Challenges for Rightsholders, Reputation Management and Data in the Digital Millenium - The Development of UK Blocking Injunctions

    This presentation will explain how Blocking Injunctions, as they have become known, developed in the UK and what they are designed to address. In doing so, we will explain how this remedy has been adapted to cope with IP rights infringements which are enabled by different underlying technologies and involve different underlying IP rights.

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    English

    The Challenges for Rights-Holders, Reputation Management and Data in the Digital Millennium

    Ian DE FREITAS

    The Challenges for Rights-Holders, Reputation Management and Data in the Digital Millennium

    The purpose of this Report is to set out how Blocking Injunctions, as they have become known, developed in the UK and what they are designed to address. In doing so, I will explain how this remedy has been adapted to cope with infringements which utilise different underlying technologies and different underlying IP rights. I will also set out how the Blocking Injunctions have been designed with precision in mind (a requirement under English law), whilst at the same time being flexible enough to deal with attempts by infringers to circumvent them.

    A Blocking Injunction is an Order that can be sought by an IP rightsholder against providers of internet access (ISPs) where the ISPs’ services are being used by others to infringe the rightsholder’s IP. Crucially, it is not a requirement that the ISPs themselves are at fault. It is enough that the ISPs’ services are enabling the infringement of IP rights through technology provided by third parties to users. As the name suggests, the Blocking Injunction is a Court Order requiring the ISPs to block users’ access to that third party technology.

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  • 2018-11-01T17:00:00 2018-11-01T19:00:00 Europe/Paris SPORTS LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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SPORTS LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 16:00 - 18:00
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

Panel 1: The Importance of a Sports Lawyer

Our first panel will include two former star football players. They will exchange experiences and analyse why and when in their careers they have realised the importance of a sports lawyer.

Panel 2: Our second panel will address the FITS Global Study on the Legal, Financial and Integrity Aspects of Club Ownership.

Experienced speakers from the sports industry, advisors and members of governing bodies will be invited to discuss and analyse the results of the “Global Study on Club Ownership” made under a partnership between the UIA and the ICSS INSIGHT.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T18:30:00 Europe/Paris CORPORATE LAW AND MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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CORPORATE LAW AND MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

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The impact of compliance in the M&A transactions: risk or opportunity?

We will study the growing need to establish rigorous anti-corruption protocols to ensure compliance with policies and procedures that comport to U.S., British, European and global standards. The growth of globalization is imposing to any company doing business in different jurisdictions the need to rigorously police the entire organization to mitigate the risk of corrupt practices even in locations where corruption is an accepted reality of doing business.

The commission will consider the challenges that companies face in this area in three ways:
(i) How internal compliance programs and internal investigations together with a clearly communicated “tone at the top,” where deeds, and not just words, demonstrate an institutional commitment to the highest ethical standards,
(ii) how an organization should conduct due diligence on target acquisitions to ensure that there is a shared vision of corporate compliance and to ascertain where there is risk to the combined organization from the acquisition or business combination and
(iii) methods to mitigate risk or historical issues regarding compliance that are identified either internally or within the target.

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  • Report
    English

    Time limits and breaches of R&Ws applied to compliance issues

    Jorge MARTÍ MORENO

    Time limits and breaches of R&Ws applied to compliance issues

    The lack of corporate compliance programs may trigger the liability of the Target of an M&A deal.
    Depending on the jurisdiction, different types of liabilities may be triggered (e.g. liability related to data protection regulations, environmental regulations, prevention of occupational hazards regulations, etc.).
    Paradigm: criminal liability.
    Compliance-related R&Ws in SPAs should be included in the SPAs, since these contingencies are playing an increasingly important role in M&A transactions.

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T11:30:00 Europe/Paris RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 10:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

Is There any Advantage in Having Specific Pension and Benefit Schemes for Lawyers?

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  • Report
    English

    Retirement and Pensions

    Daniel Mario BURKE

    Retirement and Pensions

    The Social Security Funds for Professionals of the Argentine Republic are the governing bodies of social security for their members, and are managed by professionals, who are grouped according to their professional scope.

    There are 82 Social Security Funds for Professionals in the Argentine Republic, which include around 700,000 active and passive members.

    Those self-employed professionals who do not have a Social Security Fund within their scope of activity are bound to adhere to a National System (self-employed general regime or simplified regime for small taxpayers – called Monotributo).

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    Spanish

    Aposentadoria e Pensões - Portugues

    Daniel Mario BURKE

    Aposentadoria e Pensões - Portugues

    Os fundos de pensão para profissionais da República Argentina, são órgãos gestores de segurança social para o universo de afiliados, administrados pelos profissionais - unidos de acordo com a área de responsabilidade de cada um.
     
    Existem 82 Caixas para profissionais da República Argentina que reúnem cerca de 700.000 membros ativos e inativos.
     
    Aqueles profissionais independentes, que não tem um Fundo de Previdência em sua área de atividade, são obrigados a aderir a um Regime Nacional (Regime Geral de Autônomo ou Simplificado para Pequenos Contribuintes – monotributistas).

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    Jubilación y Pensiones

    Daniel Mario BURKE

    Jubilación y Pensiones

    Las Cajas de Previsión para Profesionales de la República Argentina, son organismos gestores de la Seguridad Social para el universo de afiliados, administradas por los profesionales -unidos de acuerdo al área de incumbencia de cada uno-.

    Existen 82 Cajas para Profesionales en la República Argentina que reúnen alrededor de 700.000 afiliados activos y pasivos.

    Aquellos profesionales independientes, que no cuenten con una Caja de Previsión en su ámbito de actuación, se ven obligados a adherirse a un Régimen Nacional (Régimen General de Autónomos o Régimen Simplificado para Pequeños Contribuyentes –Monotributo-).

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T18:30:00 Europe/Paris MEDIA LAW Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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MEDIA LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

Online Harassment: What Are the Solutions to this Problem?

- Harassment on social media;
- Online defamation, slander and disparagement;
- #BalanceTonPorc, #MeToo and #YoTambien: the risk of false accusations;
- Is fake news a threat to freedom of expression?

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    Fake news «an insight in the Italian law and case-law»

    Anna FRUMENTO

    Fake news «an insight in the Italian law and case-law»

    Nowadays social networks, for instance Facebook and Twitter, have made the users of the network not only recipients of information, but also producers of news. This assumption is fundamental to be able to talk about the phenomenon of the fake news and, more importantly, to be able to understand it. Indeed, fake news are part of the huge set of information that everyday appear in the network. They are intentional false news. However, they circulate just like those contents that instead satisfy an informative interest, polluting the public discourse.

    Therefore, that fake news are not opinions, but intentional lies. Although freedom of expression represents a very broad protection, which includes as well the debate between the different ideas and opinions, such opinions must be kept separated from facts, within which fake news moves. Indeed, to believe that there are facts does not mean to believe that all that is proposed as fact is true (for instance, it is not a fact that “the Holocaust never happened”, yet this assumption invaded the web). Facts as the one reported in the example are false and, more importantly their falsity can be proved.

    By clearly separating fake news from opinions, we can define fake news as articles with intentional and verifiably false news, which can mislead readers.

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    How the EU, Russia and Big Data are Shaking the First Amendment Foundation of the United States

    Thomas JULIN

    How the EU, Russia and Big Data are Shaking the First Amendment Foundation of the United States

    This report examines why the United States’ protection of freedom of speech has come under fire during the last two decades. It first discusses the statutory protections that were given to interactive computer services and the constitutional protection extended to anonymous speech and data mining used for targeted marketing. It then summarizes recent events concerning possible Russian and other exploitation of those protections to influence elections in violation of law. The paper shows that the US approach to freedom of speech has resulted in several forms of push back, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and Congressional hearings which have blamed social media for invasion of consumer privacy and de-legitimization of elections. The article concludes with an assessment of whether a new approach to antitrust law can save the US approach to freedom of speech from being undermined.

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    Spanish

    Derecho al Olvido

    Alfredo GUARINO

    Derecho al Olvido

    Derecho al olvido

  • Report
    English

    How the EU, Russia and Big Data are Shaking the First Amendment Foundation of the United States

    Thomas JULIN

    How the EU, Russia and Big Data are Shaking the First Amendment Foundation of the United States

    This paper discusses how Big Data companies got so big in the United States, and how many critics of Bog Data are now calling for regulation that would violate the First Amendment.

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    Spanish

    Derecho de los medios de comunicación

    Alfredo GUARINO

    Derecho de los medios de comunicación

    En relación con las noticias publicadas por los medios de comunicación, se debe considerar, para la existencia de la difusión de noticias que puede generar sentimientos y juicios de desprecio o disgusto frente a un sujeto del cual se dieron a
    conocer actos o circunstancias de su vida reprobables, hay que considerar si el derecho a la información se puede extender a estas formas de comunicación cuando se refiere a hechos ocurridos en un tiempo bastante remoto. En este asunto vienen de
    hecho a chocarse dos derechos fundamentales: el derecho a informar sobre cualquier hecho relevante para la información y la formación de la opinión pública, por un lado, y el derecho de toda persona a no ver difundidas a largo plazo noticias de
    hechos poco encomiables de su vida.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T18:30:00 Europe/Paris CRIMINAL LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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CRIMINAL LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

Money Laundering and Offshore Activities

The Panama papers and further leaks have revealed that money laundering and tax evasion are high on the political agenda, often going hand in hand. Offshore centres are seen as playing a critical role in the hiding of illicit activities and criminal property. Governments have sought to combat money laundering and tax evasion in a number of ways, whether this is by increasing the compliance burden onto so called "facilitators", such as banks, lawyers, notaries, real estate agents etc., to police their own clients, or by increased criminal sanctions for individuals and / or corporates involved in potential wrongdoing.

Whilst increased regulation of traditional monies and transactions is on the rise, cryptocurrencies appear to leave open a potential loophole. How are governments responding to this potential additional threat?

What are the potential ramifications of all these measures on the legal profession, on our clients and on businesses?

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  • Report
    French

    The Panama papers : l’épisode genevois

    Thierry ULMANN

    The Panama papers : l’épisode genevois

    Blanchiment d’argent et activités off shore
    Prophylaxie d’un virus par les tribunaux suisses

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    English

    Criminal Law Session

    Barbara BANDIERA

    Criminal Law Session

    The Panama papers and further leaks have revealed that money laundering and tax evasion are high on the political agenda, often going hand in hand. Offshore centres are seen as playing a critical role in the hiding of illicit activities and criminal property. Governments have sought to combat money laundering and tax evasion in a number of ways, whether this is by increasing the compliance burden onto so called “facilitators”, such as banks, lawyers, notaries, real estate agents etc., to police their own clients, or by increased criminal sanctions for individuals and/or corporates involved in potential
    wrongdoing.

    Whilst increased regulation of traditional monies and transactions is on the rise, cryptocurrencies appear to leave open a potential loophole. How are governments responding to this potential additional threat?

    What are the potential ramifications of all these measures on the legal profession, on our clients and on businesses?

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris INTERNATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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INTERNATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

Presentation

1. Admissibility and relevance of arbitration and mediation concerning probate disputes

2. Protection of same-sex unions in the field of inheritance law

3. How can the reluctance of many people to write a will be overcome?

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  • Report
    English

    International Estate Planning Commission Porto

    Andreas Otto KÜHNE

    International Estate Planning Commission Porto

    Admissibility and relevance of arbitration (courts) and mediation concerning probate disputes
    Protection of same –sex unions in the field of inheritance law
    How do you overcome the reluctance of adults to establish a testamentary disposition?

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    English

    International Estate Planning

    Barbara R. HAUSER

    International Estate Planning

    In the United States when someone dies there is a “probate” process, to oversee the registration of the title of assets that were owned by the deceased to the new owner. This process is completely separate from any tax procedures. There are separate probate courts for this process. The primary probate court will be the court located in the county in which the deceased was domiciled. If there is real estate in another jurisdiction there is also an extra (ancillary) probate proceeding in that county as well.

    The first step taken by the probate court is to appoint an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) who will have the legal authority over all the assets. In U.S. states that have enacted the “Uniform Probate Code” (UPC), which are the majority of the states, there are several types of probate, including voluntary, unsupervised, and supervised, the latter meaning
    the entire probate process will be supervised by the probate court. In a supervised probate, the executor will file the original will with the court together with an inventory of the assets and liabilities. The court will oversee the process of changing the legal title to all the assets.

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris MANAGEMENT OF LAW FIRMS / TORT LAW / INSURANCE LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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MANAGEMENT OF LAW FIRMS / TORT LAW / INSURANCE LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

Law Firms Strategy, Risk & Compliance Management in the New World: Digitisation, Insurance and Cybersecurity

We will analyse and debate the main strategic challenges and risks law firms are facing, such as digitisation, regulatory compliance, surpass of generation X by generation Y, changes in the legal profession’ liabilities, safeguard of intellectual property and financial information, privacy and data security.

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  • Report
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    Digitalization, globalization of services and multidisciplinary professional services networks

    Jorge MARTÍ MORENO

    Digitalization, globalization of services and multidisciplinary professional services networks

    New opportunities to expand to other sectors and to find new clients (e. g. start-ups).

    Digitalization of legal profession
    Increasing importance of non-traditional fields of law (data protection, IT, etc.)
    Opportunity to gain efficiency in non-abstract tasks (AI)
    Pilot programs to carry to review and summarize basic legal documents (e. g. massive reivew of lease agreements over parking units and production of a data tape).

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris OHADA LAW Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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OHADA LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

Presentation

OHADA Law on Garnishees

The traditional position is that a third party is extrinsic to a given situation. When Article 38 of the Uniform Act on Enforcement Proceedings involves a third party in garnishment operations by placing him/her under obligations, with penalties in the event of non-compliance, can said individual still be regarded as a third party?

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T16:30:00 Europe/Paris MEDIATION AND CONFLICT PREVENTION Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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MEDIATION AND CONFLICT PREVENTION

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

How to Convince the Other Lawyer to Use Mediation?

Mediation is still developing in many jurisdictions and convincing the other lawyer is a key issue for its future. All too often, lawyers are frustrated in their attempts to resolve a dispute amicably through mediation, due to resistance or outright refusal from the opposing counsel. In this session, you will hear tips and techniques, shared by experienced mediators and lawyers who practice alternative dispute resolution, on how to create a setting or a dialog with the opposing counsel so as to maximize your chances of them accepting mediation for a dispute with your client. 
After collecting the participants' ideas, we will test them through a role play and three experienced lawyers/mediators will share their experiences and their thoughts on the topic.

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW Centro de Congressos D. Maria UIA
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PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Maria

Presentation

Private International Law Best Practices in Cross-Border Dispute Resolution

International litigation and arbitration in civil and commercial matters involve some issues that are more complex than in domestic cases. The programme will include suggestions on how to prepare documents to commence legal proceedings and what matters should be considered in order to obtain or to avoid the subsequent enforcement of the decision abroad. The programme will also address procedural strategies to achieve the best outcomes for our clients (e.g.: parallel proceedings, negative declarations, torpedo actions, and differences between litigation and arbitration including the taking of evidence in cross-border scenarios. The speakers, from different countries, will use case studies to highlight crucial points with the aim to provide a platform for exchange of experiences among all participants and to identify some best practices on these subjects.

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  • 2018-11-02T15:00:00 2018-11-02T18:30:00 Europe/Paris IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW

  • 02/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

Presentation

When Immigration Turns Into Slavery

The migratory phenomenon has increased the number of people affected by modern slavery.
Migrants in transit through a country are the first to be affected by modern slavery as they attempt to reach their final destination. In Libya, for example, many migrants seeking to join Europe are currently sold as slaves. This trade is due to the country's unprecedented political and security instability resulting from NATO's intervention in 2011.
Modern slavery also affects many undocumented immigrants all around the world, including in Europe. Indeed, most are in reality workers without legal status, without social protection and often exploited by their employers.
In this context, our session will discuss the legal challenges associated with this scourge and possible legal and policy measures that could improve the protection of these persons.

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    English

    Slavery in 21st Century America

    George AKST

    Slavery in 21st Century America

    According to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) report from 2017, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates nearly 21 million people are working under some type of forced labor in the world, and that illegal profits from such work arrangements total $150 billion per year. The report states that “there are approximately 2 million domestic workers in the United States today. They often work for wealthy families, including international businesspeople and diplomats, cleaning their houses and caring for their loved ones”.

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris HUMAN RIGHTS Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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HUMAN RIGHTS

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

Respect for Privacy, a Right at Risk?

We will discuss whether privacy is effectively safeguarded in the workplace, as the monitoring of employees’ electronic communications is more commonly used by employers, and talk about the current jurisprudence in this regard, mainly that of the European Court of human rights. 
We will also analyse the impact of fighting major crimes on Human Rights and, particularly, on the respect for privacy. In this context, we will focus on the protection of persons with regards to the processing and exploitation of their data on the Internet as part of preventing criminal offences, and on the consequences of such procedures on professional secrecy.

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    Spanish

    El respecto de la vida privada, un derecho en peligroso ?

    Paulo LINS E SILVA

    El respecto de la vida privada, un derecho en peligroso ?

    En primer lugar, antes de que se adentre al núcleo de la cuestión que será aquí presentada y discutida, es necesario traer a la luz ciertos entendimientos con respaldos legislativos que se refieren al denominado "secreto profesional". Como es de notorio conocimiento, existen ciertas profesiones en que el sigilo existente en la relación entre el profesional y el cliente es casi inherente al oficio correspondiente, por una serie extensa de factores, como por ejemplo: confiabilidad, seguridad, marketing, entre otros.

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    English

    Respect for privacy, a right at risk ?

    Paulo LINS E SILVA

    Respect for privacy, a right at risk ?

    The protection of the professional secrecy applied to the relationship between lawyers and their clients.

    First of all, before we start dealing with the core of the matter that will be presented and discussed here, it is necessary to raise certain understandings with legislative endorsements concerning the so-called "professional secrecy".

    It is common knowledge that there are certain professions in which the secrecy existing in the relationship between the professional and the client is almost inherent to the trade by a wide range of factors, such as reliability, safety, marketing issues, among others.

    The need for the aforementioned secrecy becomes more evident when the profession is related to the intimacy of the individual, a profession inserted in the field of the human sciences, such as psychology, for example. Instantly and obviously, it is assumed that the patient should, as a rule, rely on the professional he chose, trusting that his confidences will not be disclosed to others.

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris TAX LAW Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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TAX LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

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Digitalisation Changes the World – But Does it Change the Tax World and How?

The factors that until now have determined how to allocate taxable income among different states are in the process of dissolving.  The traditional basis of where the taxed entity had its “permanent establishments” was one of the clearest, most reliable factors.  It was something you could see, touch – and tax.  But where are the permanent establishments of a website company? Where is the “place of management” if all of the officers of the company are perpetually travelling, holding meetings via Skype from different locations.
What new factors should replace the old ones? Or does should the international allocation of taxable income be reworked from the ground up?  Developed countries (which essentially created the old rules) will prefer different factors from emerging economies.  The session will analyse this and other impacts of digitalisation on the tax world and consider possible solutions from different perspectives.

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris FAMILY LAW Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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FAMILY LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

A Comparison of Financial Provision Available on Divorce in a Range of Jurisdictions

1. The financial orders available on divorce in a range of jurisdictions;

2. Spousal maintenance: quantum, duration, how it is calculated, lifestyle factors, variation, approach to and enforcement of foreign maintenance orders.

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  • Report
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    Comparaison of financial provision available on divorce in a range of jurisdictions

    Alfredo GUARINO

    Comparaison of financial provision available on divorce in a range of jurisdictions

    In relation to the issues being examined, the following concise presentation concerning the current reality of the Italian legal system is proposed:
    1. EXECUTION OF FOREIGN JUDGMENT MEASURES IN ITALY ON THE MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE

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    Comparison of Financial Provision Available on Divorce in a Range of Jurisdictions

    Alfredo GUARINO

    Comparison of Financial Provision Available on Divorce in a Range of Jurisdictions

    Comparison of Financial Provision Available on Divorce in a Range of Jurisdictions

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  • 2018-11-02T15:00:00 2018-11-02T18:30:00 Europe/Paris BANKRUPTCY LAW Centro de Congressos S. João UIA
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BANKRUPTCY LAW

  • 02/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos S. João

Presentation

Personal Liabilities out of the Insolvency

In response to crisis situations, company executives are compelled to take decisions. Although each jurisdiction provides for the type of decisions to be made and the timelines for involvement, it has become necessary to protect the creditors’ right to recover their debts. The timeline for and effects of these decisions, and even failure to adopt them, are subject to change and may lead to individuals being held liable. Although the insolvency may be accidental in nature and not result from poor management on the part of company executives, there are often administrative acts that may give rise to personal claims on the part of creditors, or even measures imposed by the courts. Consequently, insolvency law also encompasses analysis of the types of personal liability that may result from corporate financial difficulties, both from the standpoint of the insolvent debtor and that of the debtor’s creditors, as well as determination of the effects and the consequences in the various jurisdictions.

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS / FASHION LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS / FASHION LAW

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

There has been significant progress in relation to the requirements for companies to ensure mandatory reporting and greater transparency in supply chains. The UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the new French Vigilance Law represent welcome developments in this area. The Fashion industry is particularly at risk. Despite growing awareness and legal developments, the International Labour Organisation estimated that approximately 40 million people were victims of Modern Slavery in 2016, with one in four of those victims being children. Are we doing enough? Although there has been progress in certain jurisdictions, legislation with effective sanctions as a deterrent to modern slavery practices is by no means uniformly applied worldwide. What are the incentives for companies to work to eliminate the scourge of Modern Slavery within their supply chains? Are economic sanctions and reputational risk sufficient? What is the role of the lawyer in such situations? Are lawyers to act as the conscience of the organisations they advise? Is there a need to plug the gap between mere compliance and effectiveness in doing the right thing?

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    All that glitters is not gold: Shining a light on supply chain disclosure in the jewellery sector.

    Colleen THERON

    All that glitters is not gold: Shining a light on supply chain disclosure in the jewellery sector.

    Modern slavery and human traffcking is a global issue. The Walk Free Foundation estimates that there are 45.8 million people caught in slavery today. With the liberalisation of trade it is likely that businesses will encounter modern day slavery in their supply chains. There is evidence that the risk affects almost every sector, including: timber, electronics, mining and metals,
    steel, automobiles, garments and textiles, shipping and transportation, agriculture and seafood.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T16:30:00 Europe/Paris INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENCE Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENCE

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 15:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia

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1. Does the International Criminal Court (ICC) have the legal and political means to counter the non-cooperation from States and threats of withdrawal from the Rome Statute?

2. Reparations at the ICC: Discussions on the Appeals Chamber's jurisprudence on reparation and the definition of the ICC policy in matters of reparation. What consequences does it have on victims’ rights?

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T18:30:00 Europe/Paris COMPETITION LAW Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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COMPETITION LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

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Apple & Amazon Cases - Illegal State Aid or a New Tax Battle between the EU and US?

The European Commission (EC) declared that Ireland “granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple” and instructed Ireland to recover the undue tax benefits. Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m in illegal state aid to Luxembourg. On June 27, 2016, the EC published its decision concluding that an advance pricing agreement (APA) granted to a Starbucks subsidiary by the Netherlands is illegal state aid and ordering recovery of the aid by the Netherlands.
The Commission adopted a couple of other decisions and a number of other cases are still under investigation. Appeals have been lodged against each of these Commission decisions, and the position of the General Court is eagerly awaited.
The EU is not claiming Apple or other multinationals broke any tax rules but that their “sweetheart” from EU Member States were, in fact, illegal because their tax arrangement gave unfair advantages and therefore amounted to illegal “state aid” affecting the internal market.
We will analyse the cases from the Competition Law, EU Law, and Tax Law perspective and elaborate on whether we are facing a technical discussion related to fair trade and taxation or a competition conflict between the European Union and the United States. And how this is connected with the fact that there is no harmonisation of direct taxation but that tax advantages are being targeted as illegal aids. We will also identify universal lessons that can be learnt from those cases for other undertakings operating in the EU and benefiting from favourable tax treatment.

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  • 2018-11-02T15:00:00 2018-11-02T18:30:00 Europe/Paris BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW / ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW / HEALTH LAW / FOOD LAW Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW / ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW / HEALTH LAW / FOOD LAW

  • 02/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

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What Do the Applications of Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Bring to the Fields of Life Science, Medical Supply, Food Supply and Environmental Impact?

Recent progress in biotechnology is marvelous. However, it may involve some unexpected dangers that threaten human dignity, security, health and rights, as well as the environment. This joint session will focus on these risks and discuss the legal and ethical implications from the four standpoints of each commission’s specialty. Issues concerning GMOs, genetic medicine, privacy protection from big data, problems in developing countries and supply chains, among others, will be presented and discussed.

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    "Love It or Leave It"

    Janice MULLIGAN

    "Love It or Leave It"

    Biometric & Big Health Data Here to Stay :
    Can't leave it... can we learn to love it ?

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    What Do The Applications Of Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Bring To The Fields Of Life Science, Medical Supply, Food Supply And Environmental Impact?

    Wei SONG

    What Do The Applications Of Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Bring To The Fields Of Life Science, Medical Supply, Food Supply And Environmental Impact?

    The criteria for differentiating regular patients from critically ill patients are the degree to which the disease is life-threatening and the degree to which the disease can be controlled. Compared with regular patients, the availability of the medical products and the applicability of the treatment options are both limited for critically ill patients. The construction of the clinical trial hospital is to deal with this problem. Through the construction of the one-stop platform, it can provide diversified path choices for critically ill patients and effectively solve the treatment dilemma. The proposal of the clinical trial hospital is an innovative conception. Its essence lies in the bidirectional and reasonable allocation of the limited clinical trial resources. There are still many problems to be solved in theory and practice. This paper tries to explore the legal risks and operational risks of the construction of clinical trial hospitals, solutions will also be put forward.

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    What Do The Applications Of Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Brings To The Fields Of Life Science, Medical Supply, Food Supply And Environmental Impact?

    Barbara J. GISLASON

    What Do The Applications Of Gene Editing, Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Brings To The Fields Of Life Science, Medical Supply, Food Supply And Environmental Impact?

    First, a personal note. In my youth, my family made an annual journey to my great grandmother’s farmstead in the Red River Valley of North Dakota, where there was a silent spring. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) pesticides sprayed on this farmland had killed certain wildlife.

    In high school, I was exposed to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 warnings about the dangers posed by foreign and domestic governments. I have remained vigilant in looking for signs that the prognostications of those futurists were upon us. It was in these formative years that I recognized myself as a positive change agent. This identity caused me to look at science and technology and their dual use implications.

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  • 2018-11-02T10:00:00 2018-11-02T13:30:00 Europe/Paris BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW / START-UPS & VENTURE CAPITAL Centro de Congressos Porto UIA
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BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW / START-UPS & VENTURE CAPITAL

  • 02/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Porto

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Fintechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

New technologies are forcing financial professionals to rethink the way they perform services. Our joint session will analyse the impact of Fintechs in the financial sector and on Start-ups. The program will also address the consequences that regulations such as the PSD2 influence financial decisions. 

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  • Report
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    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    Barbara BANDIERA

    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    FinTechs: Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market
    New technologies are forcing financial professionals to rethink the way they perform services. Our joint session will analyse the impact of FinTechs in the financial sector and on Start-ups. The program will also address the consequences that regulations such as the PSD 2 influence financial decisions.

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    Fin-techs:Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    Yonca Fatma YÜCEL

    Fin-techs:Risks and Opportunities for the Players in the Financial Market

    Turkey has two main legislations are titled as «Law on Payment and Security Settlement Systems, Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions, «Regulation on Payment Services and Issuance of Electronic Money, Payment Institutions» and
    «Communiqué on the Management and Inspection of Information Systems of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions» governed by Turkish Banking Regulation and Supervision Authority (BRSA) and «Regulation on the Activities of Payment and Security Reconciliation Systems» and «Regulation on Supervision of Payment and Security Reconciliation Systems» governed by Turkish Central Bank which provide protections to all concerns within the general framework of PSD1.

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    English

    FINTECHS: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PLAYERS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET “Risks and opportunities of FinTech for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)” “Focus on Virtual Currencies and Crowdfunding”

    Barbara BANDIERA

    FINTECHS: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PLAYERS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET “Risks and opportunities of FinTech for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)” “Focus on Virtual Currencies and Crowdfunding”

    In recent years, the financial industry has seen fast-growing adoption of financial technology, or FinTech. “FinTech” refers to technology enabled provision of financial services, including by alternative providers who use technology-based systems in some way to either provide financial services directly or to make the financial system more efficient.
    In terms of the fundamentals of anti-money laundering - customer due diligence, knowing the source and destination of money flows and identifying suspicious activity - technological innovations provide an opportunity to bring anti-money laundering into the 21st century.
    New technologies - supported by advances in encryption and network computing - are driving transformational change in the global economy, including in how goods, services and assets are exchanged. An important development in this process has been the emergence of virtual currencies. Virtual currencies and especially their underlying technologies (notably distributed ledgers based on blockchains) are a potentially important advance for the financial sector that could increase efficiency and financial inclusion, but can also serve as vehicles for money laundering, terrorism financing and tax evasion...

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T11:30:00 Europe/Paris THE FUTURE OF THE LAWYER Centro de Congressos D. Luís UIA
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THE FUTURE OF THE LAWYER

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 10:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Luís

Presentation

Can We Have Third-Party Investors? What Are the Limits on Their Rights?

Our professional world is familiar with systems that allow third parties (who have no legal training) to invest in our firms. Could the ethical rules of our profession be compromised by this new legislation? How will work on conciliation (which professional lawyers carry out taking into account the interests of the client when not advised to engage in a procedure) change? Will professional confidentiality be upheld in situations involving investing partners/associates? Could there be any risk of illegal capital infiltrating firms? How can the effective protection of the rights of defense be ensured?
 

Documents

  • Report
    English

    U.S. RESTRICTION ON NON-OWNERSHIP OF LAW FIRMS

    James C. MOORE

    U.S. RESTRICTION ON NON-OWNERSHIP OF LAW FIRMS

    The question of whether to allow non-lawyers to invest or have an ownership interest in a law firm has been debated for more than 90 years in the United States. In fact, the debate continues even today.

    In the U.S., the rules governing an attorney’s professional conduct are established by each of the 50 states. However, when each state establishes rules for attorney conduct and law firm ownership, they invariably adopt the Model Rules of Professional Conduct issued by the American Bar Association. It is important to recall that the ABA is a voluntary bar association with no governing authority over attorneys or even its members. Accordingly, in establishing standards for attorney conduct, each state must decide whether or not to adopt the ABA’s recommended rules.

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    French

    Peut-on avoir des associés tiers investisseurs ? Quelle peut être l'étendue de leurs droits ?

    Mario NAPOLI

    Peut-on avoir des associés tiers investisseurs ? Quelle peut être l'étendue de leurs droits ?

  • Report
    English

    Can we have a third-party investors ? What are the limits on their rights ?

    Mario NAPOLI

    Can we have a third-party investors ? What are the limits on their rights ?

  • Report
    French

    Peut-on avoir un associé tiers-investisseur ? Si oui, quelle peut être l'étendue de ses droits ?

    Bertrand NZOUANGO

    Peut-on avoir un associé tiers-investisseur ? Si oui, quelle peut être l'étendue de ses droits ?

    La profession d’Avocat est une profession libérale qui comprend les praticiens du Droit organisés en un Ordre Professionnel. L’Avocat exerce donc au sein d’une structure appelée Cabinet ou une d’une Société Civile Professionnelle avec un ou plusieurs associés. L’association ici peut être celle de moyens que plusieurs Avocats mettent en ensemble pour la création d’une firme (Société Civile Professionnelle) d’Avocats, mais elle peut aussi être une association des parts qu’un Avocat avec une ou plusieurs personnes physiques ou morales non Avocats mettent en jeu pour la création dune véritable Société dont les associés partagent la volonté d’investir leurs parts sociales ensemble, attendent les dividendes en fin d’exercice, au même titre qu’une Société de droit commun, d’où la notion de tiers investisseur.

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  • 2018-11-01T12:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris ART LAW Centro de Congressos Miragaia UIA
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ART LAW

  • 01/11/2018 - 11:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Miragaia

Presentation

Robotic Art: Automated Art Creation and New Legal Issues

Although early examples of robotic art and theatre existed in ancient China (mechanical orchestra, flying mechanized doves and fish, angels and dragons etc.), the names of their creators have mostly been lost to history. Advances in engineering have created new possibilities for the automated creation of artworks, which is now booming with the advent if Artificial Intelligence.
On the one hand, robotics have now become a mode of expression for artists confronting fundamental issues and contradictions in our advanced industrial culture. This movement, known as Algorithmic Art, is the fruit of reflection by artists on the omnipresence of automated IT related tasks, managed daily by algorithms. It is also an understanding of the importance and the place of artists in the field of creation and the very notion of authorship.
On the other hand, algorithms are increasingly used to automatically create music, journalistic contents or databases with little or no human intervention, raising complex and mostly unresolved issues about existence, ownership and exploitation of copyrights and moral rights.
The legal impact and challenges of these issues will be discussed during this session.

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T18:30:00 Europe/Paris INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION Centro de Congressos D. Maria UIA
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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Maria

Presentation

Panel 1: Expedited Proceedings: Experience to Date

In recent years, many arbitral institutions have introduced expedited proceedings into their rules. In some cases, the possibility of summary disposition of claims has also been provided for. Our first panel will examine and compare expedited procedures offered by various institutions, the experience with such procedures to date and techniques for effective case management. 

Panel 2: Reflecting on Sixty Years of the New York Convention

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958, our second panel will consider its contribution to the development of international arbitration. Our panel of experts will review some of the areas of difficulty in applying the Convention, identifying the challenges that lie ahead.

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T18:30:00 Europe/Paris PROTECTION OF LAWYERS Centro de Congressos Despachantes UIA
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PROTECTION OF LAWYERS

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Despachantes

Presentation

Update on Defence and Trial Monitoring Missions

Contributors

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  • 2018-10-31T15:00:00 2018-10-31T18:30:00 Europe/Paris ADMINISTRATIVE LAW / ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW Centro de Congressos Arrábida UIA
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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW / ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW

  • 31/10/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Arrábida

Presentation

Legal Challenges in Public Procurement: Labour, Administrative and Environmental Aspects

The public procurement process plays a key role in ensuring that public contracts are awarded in a fair, efficient and transparent manner as well as in protecting civil, social and environmental rights.
In Europe, public procurement is a market-based means of achieving the EU’s 2020 strategic goal of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.  Directive 2014/24/EU deals with the awarding of public contracts and the integration of social and environmental provisions.

Contracts should be awarded based on objective criteria to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, equal treatment and environmental protection.

These issues will be discussed during the session which will include experts from the organising commissions and from different jurisdictions. Those attending will have the opportunity to participate actively in the discussion and submit questions.

Documents

  • Report
    English

    Legal challenges in Public Procurement: labour, administrative and environmental aspects

    Pedro MELO

    Legal challenges in Public Procurement: labour, administrative and environmental aspects

    This presentation aims at demonstrating which are the main features of public procurement rules in Portugal, along side with a brief explanation of the social and environmental concerns arising from the adoption of the EU Directives of 2014.
    The ultimate question to pose regarding the latter aspect is if those legal provisions are indeed enough to achieve such noble goal.

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris FOREIGN INVESTMENT Centro de Congressos D. Maria UIA
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos D. Maria

Presentation

Doing Business in and with Portuguese-Speaking Countries: What are the Right Opportunities to Seize and Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Business in or with Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Other Portuguese-Speaking Countries ?

During this session we will be covering the opportunities for foreign direct investment that we can find in these jurisdictions at present, as well the risks to avoid. We will pay special attention to sectors such as infrastructure, energy and telecommunications, but also to regional incentives, local institutional support and tax benefits for foreign investors.

We will also look at the problems and will cover subjects such as corruption and excessive red tape that may be present in these countries, and how to mitigate them.

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  • 2018-11-01T15:00:00 2018-11-01T18:30:00 Europe/Paris INSURANCE LAW / TRANSPORT LAW (SEA, LAND, AIR) / LAW OF ROBOTICS - WORKING GROUP Centro de Congressos Infante UIA
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INSURANCE LAW / TRANSPORT LAW (SEA, LAND, AIR) / LAW OF ROBOTICS - WORKING GROUP

  • 01/11/2018 - 14:00 - 17:30
  • Centro de Congressos Infante

Presentation

Unmanned Vehicles – Where to Go Without a Driver and Who to Sue?

Driverless cars, “platooning” of trucks, automated vessels and drones: unmanned vehicles are not the fantasy of a distant future but an issue which may soon concern our daily life. The related legal issues are complex, ranging from liability (who shall be liable for damage to property and/or for personal injuries, how to identify the person who may be liable, and how can liability be controlled?) over insurance (liability insurance, but also property insurance, what coverage is appropriate?) to regulatory implications such as registration requirements, mandatory insurance and coverage limits. The issues may be different for semi-automated vehicles on the one hand and fully automated vehicles on the other. Unmanned vehicles and technologies like blockchain will have an influence on the supply chains; there will be issues of contractual risk management. It will need to be determined whether the existing legal rules, including international conventions, require amendments and to what extent they need to be amended.

Documents

  • Report
    English

    Contractual Risk Management for Unmanned Vehicles used in the Logistics Process

    Marcus SCHRIEFERS

    Contractual Risk Management for Unmanned Vehicles used in the Logistics Process

    “How to manage the risk of intralogistics transport, accomplished by autonomous driving vehicles provided by a third party: Purchase, Service, Transport?”

    "Comment gérer le risque du transport intralogistique, réalisé par des véhicules de conduite autonome fournis par un tiers : Achat, Service, Transport ?"

    "Cómo gestionar el riesgo del transporte intralogístico, realizado por vehículos de conducción autónoma suministrados por un tercero: Compra, Servicio, Transporte?"

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  • 2018-10-31T10:00:00 2018-10-31T13:30:00 Europe/Paris Legal Challenges of Modern Day Slavery Centro de Congressos Despachantes UIA
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Legal Challenges of Modern Day Slavery

  • 31/10/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Despachantes

Presentation

9.00 am - 10.30 am > Panel 1
Modern-day-Slavery - Concepts and Developments in a Globalized Economy

Slavery changed its forms and is less today about literal ownership of people – except in some countries like Mauritania, where ancestral forms of slavery survive- and more about exploitation and systemic cases of coercion on a large scale.
Modern-day slavery is an umbrella concept covering various forms of severe exploitation affecting vulnerable workers. The recent focus on human trafficking and its definition respond to the new challenges of globalization, with millions of workers targeted by governments and companies in search of cheap labor. Worldwide, thousands of organizations are engaged in the fight to stop modern slavery and Member States of the United Nations have committed to fight against modern slavery in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 8.7. It has been demonstrated that traffickers are responsive to risk. Therefore, anti-poverty strategies and policies must be coupled with international cooperation for the adoption of anti-slavery laws and for enforcement of these laws by local police, prosecutors and judges via capacity building programs. 

11.10 am - 12.30 pm > Panel 2
Business’s responsibility to eradicate labor slavery from supply chains

Organisations need to account for the social, environmental and economic consequences of their supply chain operations. Effective corporate and social responsibility (CSR) policies mitigate risk and influence the market perception of a corporate identity. But the nature of labor slavery in many industries - a corrupt and usually hidden criminal activity - is such that even the most scrupulous corporations will risk purveying slavery-tainted goods for economic gain While national governments of source countries have to take responsibility for the problem, corporations must engage in dialogue with those governments about the enforcement of criminal laws against slavery. Government AND business must collaborate to identify and investigate those individuals who are profiting from the unpaid, coerced and exploited work of children and adults in their industries.

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Speakers

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  • 2018-11-01T10:00:00 2018-11-01T13:30:00 Europe/Paris Legal Practice in the Digital Era Centro de Congressos Despachantes UIA
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Legal Practice in the Digital Era

  • 01/11/2018 - 9:00 - 12:30
  • Centro de Congressos Despachantes

Presentation

This theme addresses the digital revolution and its challenges for the practice of law. The use of cloud-based tools, big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition technology is expected to improve access to justice and allow for new ways of providing legal services. However, it will also significantly affect the way our profession is structured. Seeing as these challenges will have a major impact on the direction of our profession over the next decade, now is the time for UIA members to discuss them in detail.

9.00 am - 9:05 am > Opening Remarks
General overview of the theme and the content of the session

9.05 am - 9.20 am > Lawra – bringing lawyers and clients together (Portuguese LegalTech startup)

9.20 am - 10.05 am > Panel 1: Impact of technology on the practice of law
General challenges for lawyers, cybersecurity, A.I., ethics, etc. 

10.30 am - 11.15 am > Panel 2: E-justice and predictive justice
Current state of play, challenges, robotisation of justice, etc.

11.15 am - 12.30 pm > Panel 3: Understanding and using LegalTech
Innovative tools for the practice of law, a practical vision of law firms that have integrated technology into their day-to-day working methods, etc.

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  • 2018-11-02T21:30:00 2018-11-02T00:00:00 Europe/Paris Fado Evening UIA
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Fado Evening

  • 02/11/2018 - 20:30 - -1:00

Presentation

Allow yourself to be carried away by the melancholic sound of fado, traditional Portuguese music that dates back to the start of the nineteenth century in the working-class districts of Lisbon. Enjoy a pleasant evening at the Casa da Mariquinhas, one of the oldest fado houses in Porto. You will be served traditional Portuguese dishes in a cosy setting while enjoying a fado show.

 

PRICE : €75

Congress Venue

CENTRO DE CONGRESSOS DA ALFÂNDEGA DO PORTO
Rua Nova da Alfândega - Edifício da Alfândega 
4050-430 Porto - Portugal
Tel.: +351 223 403 000/24
www.ccalfandegaporto.com

Organizers’ Address

To register for the congress and for any information on the UIA and/or the congress, please contact:
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES AVOCATS
20 rue Drouot - 75009 Paris - France
Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77
uiacentre@uianet.org

To book your hotel, register for tourist activities and for pre-congress programme, please contact:
DESTINATION PLUS
58 rue Saint Lambert - 75015 Paris - France
Tel: +33 1 56 08 37 37 - Fax: +33 1 56 08 37 38
congres-uia@destinationplus.fr
www.destinationplus-uia.com

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
BIC/SWIFT: SOGE FRPPXXX
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
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.

Accreditation
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.

Transport

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:
DESTINATION PLUS
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

Transfers

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.

Accomodation

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.

SHERATON PORTO HOTEL & SPA 5*

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

CARRÍS PORTO RIBEIRA HOTEL 4*

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

Vacation season is in full swing. Why not selecting your most favorite picture taken by you over the next weeks for our Photography contest?

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.

You have only few days left to participate in the first Art Award in UIA history!

Deadline: September 30, 2018

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.

FORMALITIES
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
“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.

HEALTH
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

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION FOR THE CONGRESS / GALA DINNER / GENERAL EXCURSION
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.

VISAS
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.

1. The personal data that you provide to us is processed by the International Association of Lawyers (the central services, communication, development and accounting departments; the accounting department only processes contact and accounting data), the registered office of which is located at 20 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), which is the controller, hereinafter “UIA”.

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.

2. Your data will not be transmitted to any recipient other than those specified below and for the following purposes:
- to judicial and administrative authorities, to the persons and other entities to which a right of access to such data is granted by law;
- to the public or private entities for which the disclosure of data is necessary in order to meet the accounting and administrative needs of the UIA, as well as to comply with the obligations imposed by tax law and regulations, such as public agencies and accounting firms;
- to certain third parties, such as travel agencies, with which we cooperate for the organization of our events and activities.
- to certain third parties, such as event sponsors or partners, as part of partnerships and in order to inform you of their services or products, to which you expressly agree and can opt out of at any time
- to the law firm and the bailiff, as necessary, that are instructed to collect our invoices in the event of failure to pay,
- your resume to relevant authorities with a view to enabling you to obtain accreditation as part of vocational training and in order to inform participants,
- 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.
You can, under Article 40-1 of the above Law, set guidelines for the retention, deletion and disclosure of your personal data after your death.

4. If at any time, you believe that we have not respected your privacy, please send a letter or email to privacy@uianet.org. We will make every effort to identify and correct the problem. If you would like more information or if you wish to lodge a complaint, you can contact the French Data Protection Agency:
CNIL, 3 Place Fontenoy - TSA 80715 - 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07 (FRANCE) Tel. + 33 1 53 73 22 22 - https://www.cnil.fr/en/contact-cnil

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Credits

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 francophones et germanophone - O.B.F.G. (15 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)