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68th Congress

PARIS , FRANCE

from October 30 to November 03, 2024

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The 68th UIA Congress will take place in Paris (France) from 30 October to 3 November, 2024.

Please find here below the preliminary schedule:

Wednesday, 30 October 
● General Assembly
● Regional forums
● Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 31 October 
● Main theme 1: 
Should and can artificial intelligence be regulated? 
● International Bar Leaders’ Senate 
● Collective Members’ Forum
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Informal reception

Friday, 1 November 
● Main theme 2: 
Fashion and Sustainable Development
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Gala dinner

Saturday, 2 November 
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Closing ceremony

Sunday, 3 November 
● General excursion 

The Congress will be held at the Palais des Congrès (Porte Maillot).

A word from...

  • Jacqueline SCOTT

    UIA President

    Dear colleagues and friends,
    I am delighted to invite you to the 68th Annual Congress of our beloved UIA, to be held in the beautiful city of Paris from October 30 to November 3, 2024. During our Conference in the City of Lights, we will embark on a journey of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration that promises to illuminate our minds and inspire our actions.
    Paris, with its rich history, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture, is the perfect backdrop for our Annual Congress. It has been a center of creativity, philosophy, and progress for centuries, and it continues to be a hub for intellectual exchange and innovation today. Our presence there is a reaffirmation of our commitment to advancing our profession and contributing to the betterment of society.
    This Conference is a celebration of ideas, a forum for learning, and a platform for forging meaningful connections. We will have the opportunity to engage with global experts and thought leaders, to challenge our preconceptions, and to cultivate new perspectives. As importantly, we will revel in the many opportunities to connect and reconnect with dear friends and colleagues from around the world.
    We will meet first for our Opening Ceremony at a renowned UNESCO site. Then, for our scientific program, we will be ensconced at the Palais des Congress -- an expansive and modern conference center located  in the heart of Paris.  Our informal event will be an unusual and unique experience for all that also will include great food, dancing, and again, a wonderful opportunity to share the experience with friends and colleagues. As always, our Gala Dinner also promises to be a special night.
    The main themes of our Paris Congress – Fashion Law and Sustainability, and Artificial Intelligence – touch two of the most pressing issues and opportunities of our time. Faced with the challenges of global warming and questions about current methods of production, distribution, marketing and consumption, the textile industry and, more generally, the fashion industry, is facing new challenges that raise complex legal issues, not only from the environmental viewpoint but also in terms of human rights and labor laws. The development of compliance programmes and internal investigations play a major role in these areas. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence will be the game changer of our lives, but such omnipotent potential  requires careful thought and safeguards to protect against malicious and malevolent use. Who better than lawyers to develop and shepherd the guardrails and considerations needed?  In Paris, these themes will guide our discussions and deliberations, serving as a compass as we navigate the complex challenges that lie ahead and seek solutions that can drive positive change.
    Finally, we have an amazing organizing committee in Paris, and I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to them and to our sponsors, our volunteers, and, of course, our devoted UIA Centre staff, all of whom are working tirelessly to ensure that the Paris Congress will be an unparalleled success.
    I look forward to welcoming you to the City of Lights, for what promises to be an exceptional UIA Congress!
          

  • Hervé CHEMOULI

    President of the UIA 68th Congress

    Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

    On behalf of the Organising Committee and in my capacity as President of our Association’s 68th Congress, I am honoured to welcome you to Paris from 30 October to 3 November 2024, 17 years after the last Congress held here in 2007.

    Paris, the City of Light, rich in culture and history, will also be the international capital for sports in 2024, as it will be hosting the Olympic Games from 26 July to 8 September – a major event after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

    Paris will host the world's most-watched sporting event, but above beyond the "glitz and glamour", the capital wishes to set an example of sober, environmentally-friendly Olympic and Para-Olympic Games, with a focus on soft mobility, while also providing future generations with an example of a peaceful ecological transition.

    This is going to be an enormous challenge.

    So, while bearing in mind what has made Paris rich and famous in the past, you will be rediscovering the city. You may even be lucky enough to see the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral’s renovation nearing completion, with its opening scheduled for December 2024.

    In the same way, to celebrate both the past and the future, our main themes will be Fashion and New Technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence.

    Come and see the new Paris in 2024!

    The renovation of the Grand Palais will also be worth a visit, and don't forget to book a Michelin-starred restaurant because, as the song goes, "that's Paris!"

    I hope this invitation will more than convince you to come and share these moments of conviviality which, I am sure, will remain engraved in your memory.

Organising Committee

  • Local Organising Committee

    Hervé CHEMOULI, President CHEMOULI Professions Libérales
    Laurence KIFFER Laurence Kiffer
    Silvestre TANDEAU DE MARSAC FTMS Avocats
    Stéphane BONIFASSI Bonifassi Avocats
    Marie-Christine CIMADEVILLA Cimadevilla Avocats
    Mary-Daphné FISHELSON August Debouzy
    Philippe GOOSSENS Altana
    Pierre KIRCH Pierre Kirch Avocats
    Alain FÉNÉON Etudes Juridique Africaine
    Frédérique BANNES PHILIP FB Conseil
    Dan FELTIN DTMV
    Véronique MOISSINAC MASSENAT Cabinet Véronique MOISSINAC-MASSENAT
    Elodie MULON Mulon & Associés
    Bénédicte QUERENETH-HAHN GGV Avocats - Rechtsanwalte
    Judith FLEURET Altana
    Simon NDIAYE HMN & Partners
    Verena MOLL Berg & Moll Rechtsanwalte Avocats
    Martin PRADEL Talma Avocats
    Geraldine CAVAILLÉ Conseil national des barreaux
    Wendyam CONOMBO Conseil national des barreaux
    Laetitia DAAGE Altana
    Anne SOULELIAC Barreau de Paris
    Aurore LEGRAND Barreau de Paris
    Claire DEUDON Barreau de Paris
    Sandrine DAVID Barreau de Paris

Place

  • Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

Programme

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CONGRESS VENUE

Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris - France

ORGANISERS’ ADDRESS

To register for the Congress and for any information on the UIA and/or the Congress, please contact:
Union Internationale des Avocats
23 rue de la Victoire - 75009 Paris - France
T. +33 1 44 88 55 66
E. uiacentre@uianet.org 

To book your hotel, please contact:
Bnetwork
T. + 33 1 58 16 20 10
E. uiacongress@bnetwork.com
W. www.uiacongress.bnetwork.com

HOW TO REGISTER?

Register online or download the registration form in the "Useful Documents" section. Your registration will only be confirmed after the full payment of the registration fees.

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.

Registration fees include*:
- Opening ceremony and welcome cocktail at Maison de l’UNESCO on 30 October
- Language and regional forums on 30 October, except for accompanying persons
- Working sessions (main themes, commission session and special sessions) on 31 October, 1 and 2 November, except for accompanying persons
- Lunches and coffee breaks on 31 October, 1 and 2 November
- Informal reception at Chapiteau Gruss on 31 October, except for law students
- Closing ceremony and cocktail at the Palais des Congrès on 2 November
- 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.
Members of the legal profession cannot be registered as accompanying persons for the Congress. Accompanying persons are not authorized to attend scientific sessions. To be able to participate in social activities, accompanying persons need to have registered and paid the corresponding registration fees. They will be given a special badge.


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.

LUNCHES

Lunches will be organised so that you have ample time to meet friends and colleagues. They will be served at the Palais des Congrès as a seated buffet. Access will be granted on presentation of your badge, and based on the selection you have made on your registration form.

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 paris.uianet.org.

CONGRESS REPORTS

The reports received in electronic format by the UIA will be available on paris.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 at www.uianet.org. 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 Paris 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.

WELCOME TO PARIS!

The UIA Congress returns to Paris for the first time since 2007!
Paris, a mythical city, is a true source of international inspiration for many artists, photographers and musicians. Parisian monuments, with their history and impressive architecture, are undeniably part of the charm of the French capital.
Paris can be visited, but it can also be experienced: Paris is also the capital of gastronomy, fashion and shopping; a coffee on a terrace in one of the "Parisian bistros", a meal on the terrace in a brasserie, a sumptuous dinner in a gourmet restaurant... Committed to quality of life and sustainable development, the city offers a particularly pleasant environment to its inhabitants and visitors.

ACCOMMODATION

The hotels selected by the UIA are located in Paris, next to the Congress venue.
You can book your accommodation online at: uiacongress.bnetwork.com

PARIS MARRIOTT CHAMPS ELYSEES HOTEL 5*
From €549 per night

HYATT REGENCY PARIS ETOILE 4*
From €299 per night

LE MERIDIEN ETOILE 4*
From €280 per night

GARDEN ELYSÉE 4*
From €235 per night

HÔTEL MAGELLAN 3*
From €159 per night

MAGDA CHAMPS ELYSÉES 3*
From €254 per night

FLORIDE ÉTOILE 3*
From €185 per night

Price per night and per room, inclusive of VAT (10%) and breakfast, exclusive of city tax.

For all information about hotel booking, please contact:

Bnetwork

T. + 33 1 58 16 20 10

E. uiacongress@bnetwork.com

HEALTH

Since 1st August 2022, travellers are allowed to enter France without presenting any proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative PCR test.

TRANSPORT

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

TRANSFERS

The UIA will not provide shuttle services from the airport or from the train station. Charles de Gaulle international airport is located 29 km from the Palais des Congrès. It takes around 45-50 minutes to go from the airport to the Congress venue by taxi depending on traffic conditions. You can also get to the city centre by public transport. Paris has a very good urban transport network (bus, train and tram).

CLOTHING

Dress code for the various social events:
- Opening ceremony and cocktail: business attire
- Informal evening: smart casual wear
- Gala dinner: full evening dress
- General excursion: casual wear

ENTRY FORMALITIES

Nationals of EU Member States, Switzerland and the United Kingdom 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, Switzerland or the United Kingdom should consult the government website, which lists the countries whose citizens do not require a visa for short stays. If, however, you are a citizen of a country that is subject to the visa obligation, please contact the French embassy or consulate in your country of residence in order to obtain a visa:
https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/R50475
We strongly advise those who require a visa to proceed with their visa application as early as possible, as soon as registrations open.

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 September 8, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa;
  • Submit your request for an invitation letter no later than September 8, 2024. 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 French 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 September 8, 2024, 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 (uiacentre@uianet.org) before the Congress
  • Submit a stamped copy of your visa application form (showing that you applied before September 8, 2024) 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.

GENERAL EXCURSION

Sunday November 3, 2024 ● Full day tour
Full day trip to Champagne
Champagne is a name that resonates strongly, conjuring up images of celebration and the world-famous cathedral of Reims.
Yet beyond the glamour lies an unspoiled rural idyll of landscapes: the so- called "sacred triangle” of champagne.
A full day tour to this region will take approximately 10 hours.
In the morning, you will visit the Château de Condé, exploring its beautifully preserved rooms adorned with exquisite artworks and antique furnishings. You will be welcomed and offered a guided tour of the château – its decor and collections of the salons and rooms of the grand apartments – in two groups.
At the end of the visit, there will be a demonstration of the art of sabrage – a technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre, used for ceremonial occasions – in the château's main courtyard, followed by an introduction to tasting Champagne from a winemaker who grows vines linked to the history of the Principality of Condé.
Lunch will be served in one of the Château's rooms.
In the afternoon, visit Mumm’s cellars in Reims. Discover the fascinating history and meticulous process behind the creation of Mumm's prestigious champagnes. Walk through the extensive underground cellars, learn about the art of champagne production and savour a guided tasting session of Mumm’s finest offerings.
Price of the general excursion: €161 per person

TOURIST ACTIVITIES FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

Reservations for tourist activities should be made directly through the LaFayette agency.
Some tours have a limited number of places and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We therefore recommend reserving places for spouses/guests in advance. You will still be able to register with LaFayette at the Palais des Congrès, subject to availability. Payments must be made in Euros.
The final programme for tourist activities, including all details and departure times, will be printed in the final brochure.
A minimum number of 10 participants is required for each activity, without which the activity may be postponed or cancelled (in which case a refund will be offered). LaFayette will not provide refunds for any no-shows on the day of the activity.
All the activities offered below are exclusively reserved for UIA Congress attendees. The official language for all the activities is English. Depending on the number of participants and the languages spoken, sub-groups may be formed.

Walking tour in Montmartre
Wednesday 30 October ● Morning

Price: €40 per person
Discover the enchanting contrasts of Montmartre, affectionately known as "The Butte" by locals. This vibrant part of Paris blends the charm of delightful village streets and quaint courtyards with the grandeur of bustling boulevards. Wander up steep stone steps to discover breathtaking open terraces.
Montmartre boasts of several must-see landmarks, including the historic vineyard producing the city's most unique wine, traditionally sold each year for charity. Stroll along Avenue Junot, home to renowned contemporary actors and artists, and view the iconic Moulin de la Galette, a former dance hall immortalized by illustrious painters like Van Gogh, Renoir, and Picasso. Immerse yourself in the bohemian spirit of Paris as you tour the cobbled streets of this artistic haven. The journey includes a visit to the vibrant Place du Tertre, where artists showcase their talents, and a glimpse of the historic Moulin de la Galette and the charming vineyards.

Fragonard Workshop
Wednesday 30 October ● Afternoon

Price: €103 per person
Step into a world of fragrance at this exquisite museum, housed in a lavish private mansion dating back to 1860. Among Europe's most opulent collections, you'll find perfume bottles of extraordinary designs, ancient pomanders, scent holders, and perfume fountains, showcasing the artistry of craftsmen from antiquity to the present. The intricate works of glassmakers, crystal artisans, and goldsmiths highlight the often-overlooked yet essential beauty of the perfume container.
Fragonard’s Workshop - The Perfumer’s Apprentice: Embark on an unforgettable journey into the art of perfume-making. This hands-on experience will give you the opportunity to discover how a perfumer, or "nose," skilfully creates captivating fragrances. Learn about the history of the perfume industry, explore the raw materials and their extraction processes, and by the end of the workshop, craft your own unique scent.

Fontainebleau Castle
Thursday 31 October 31 ● Morning & Early Afternoon

Price: €116 per person
The Chateau de Fontainebleau stands as a testament to the opulence and grandeur of French Renaissance architecture.
Located in the town of Fontainebleau, outside Paris, this magnificent palace served as a residence for French monarchs for over eight centuries. Its origins trace back to the 12th century, with subsequent expansions and renovations under rulers like King Francis I, who transformed it into a lavish royal residence in the 16th century. The chateau boasts a harmonious blend of architectural styles, from medieval fortifications to elegant Renaissance and classical features, reflecting the evolving tastes and influences of its occupants over the centuries.
Visitors to the Chateau de Fontainebleau are treated to an array of architectural marvels, encompassing sprawling courtyards, intricate stonework, and exquisitely adorned interiors. The palace is renowned for its beautifully decorated rooms, including the Francis I Gallery, adorned with intricate stucco work and frescoes, and the Throne Room, where Napoleon Bonaparte famously abdicated in 1814. The grounds surrounding the chateau feature landscaped gardens, providing a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Today, the Chateau de Fontainebleau stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site, inviting visitors to marvel at its rich history and timeless beauty.

Paris Danse
Friday 1 November ● Morning

Price: €35 per person
This tour tells you the history of dance and its evolution, from the ballets of Louis XIV to the cabarets of Montmartre. It is also the story of the emancipation of women's morals and the evolution of societies. If the cancan became what it is today, it is thanks to the liberation of the people after the Revolution, the emergence of café-concerts where people come to see a popular artist and especially women, finally free to dance by themselves. Dance is also the story of the City of Light where people have fun until dawn and why Hemingway wrote "Paris is a party".
This tour follows the evolution of dance through the women who have marked its history, from the ballet to the cabaret, the emancipation of morals and women!

Or else, Ladies of the Left Bank
Friday 1 November ● Morning

Price: €35 per person
Dare to wear petticoats – today your guide is all about women! Often less known to the general public, they have always been the shadows behind great men. From the Middle Ages to the present day, your visit will plunge you into an eventful history of combat, devotion and character. It was between Saint- Michel, the Pantheon, the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint-Germain des Prés that part of their history was written. Whether witch, poisoner, queen, saint, scientist, politician, revolutionary or writer, these women will surprise you as much as they will fascinate you.

Visit and wine tasting
Friday 1 November ● Afternoon

Price: €217 per person
Les Caves du Louvre is a splendid hidden gem of the 18th century that was once a royal wine cellar. King Louis XV’s sommelier ordered the construction of a magnificent mansion and established a wine supply business in these cellars. The spaces extended, through a network of tunnels, as far as the Louvre, and history relates that this was how wine could be supplied to the Palace in complete discretion.
It was recently entirely renovated and opened to the public for the first time. Discover the secrets of French wine through a sensory and interactive experience in a beautiful wine cellar!
Here, visitors will be taken on a tour of the cellars, which includes the tasting of 3 wines.

Vaux le Vicomte Castle
Saturday 2 November ● Morning & Early Afternoon

Price: €132,50 per person
Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle, located in Maincy near Melun, is a grand 17th century baroque château renowned for its architectural harmony and stunning gardens. Designed by the architect, Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect, André Le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator, Charles Le Brun, the castle epitomizes classical French grandeur. It was built for Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's Finance Minister, who hosted a legendary inauguration fête that led to his downfall.
The château features intricate interiors, lavish salons, and expansive formal gardens with symmetrical designs, fountains, and sculptures, making it a masterpiece of its era and a precursor to the Palace of Versailles.
The visit typically begins with a tour of the castle’s opulent interiors, where you can explore richly decorated rooms adorned with period furnishings, intricate tapestries, and stunning frescoes by Charles Le Brun. Key highlights include the Grand Salon, the state apartments, and the impressive dome offering panoramic views.
After touring the interiors, you can stroll through the extensive formal gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. These gardens feature geometric patterns, ornate fountains, reflecting pools, and carefully manicured lawns and hedges. The gardens' layout emphasizes symmetry and perspective, creating a breathtaking visual experience.

 

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 Parco dei Principi Hotel for handing over the Congress documents.

The UIA reserves 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, 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, the contractual relationship will be established directly between Bnetwork and each participant.

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.

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 UIA declines 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
All cancellations will be subject to a 20% processing fee and must be sent in writing to the UIA (uiacentre@uianet.org) no later than September 30, 2024. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date, not even for cancellations due to medical reasons.

The UIA strongly advises participants to take out a cancellation insurance.

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.

All refunds will be paid after the Congress.

Registration refunds due to visa refusal
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 September 8, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa;
  • Submit your request for an invitation letter no later than September 8, 2024. Invitation letters cannot be guaranteed after this date.


Once you have your invitation letter, you will need to apply for your visa. You are urged to contact the nearest Italian 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.

If you are refused a visa and you applied for your visa before September 8, 2024, 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 (uiacentre@uianet.org) before the Congress; 
  • Submit a stamped copy of your visa application form (showing that you applied before September 8, 2024) 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.

Assistance / Repatriation Insurance (at your own expense)
With regard to your participation in the Congress, we recommend that you purchase an insurance policy providing hospitalization and medical expenses coverage.
For your information, insurance may be included if you pay with some credit cards (please check with your bank to obtain details about such coverage).
The UIA declines all liability in case a Congress participant fails to purchase such an insurance policy.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Personal data collected is processed by the Union Internationale des Avocats, in its capacity as data controller. The data is used to manage registrations for events organised by the Union Internationale des Avocats.
In accordance with the applicable regulations, you have the right to access, rectify and delete your personal data, as well as the right to data portability. You may also withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time or request that such processing be restricted.
Finally, you have the right to specify instructions concerning the fate of your data in the event of your demise.

CANCELLATION TERMS

Cancellation of Registration for the Congress / Gala Dinner
All cancellations will be subject to a 20% processing fee and must be sent in writing to the UIA (uiacentre@uianet.org) no later than September 30, 2024. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date, not even for cancellations due to medical reasons.
The UIA strongly advises participants to take out a cancellation insurance.
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.
All refunds will be paid after the Congress.
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, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa;
 Submit your request for an invitation letter no later than September 30, 2024. 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 Italian 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, 2024, 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 (uiacentre@uianet.org) before the Congress; 
 Submit a stamped copy of your visa application form (showing that you applied before August 31, 2024) 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.

Assistance / Repatriation Insurance (at your own expense)
With regard to your participation in the Congress, we recommend that you purchase an insurance policy providing hospitalization and medical expenses coverage.
For your information, insurance may be included if you pay with some credit cards (please check with your bank to obtain details about such coverage).
The UIA declines all liability in case a Congress participant fails to purchase such an insurance policy.

Information and Registration

Destination

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 francophone et germanophone - O.B.F.G. (21 points)
    - Italy: waiting for confirmation
    - Luxembourg : Luxembourg Bar Council - Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Luxembourg (18 points)

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