Crypto, NFTs & Metaverse: What We Need to Know From a Legal Perspective


from May 12 to May 13, 2023

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  • 2023-05-12 08:30:00 2023-05-13 18:00:00 Europe/London Crypto, NFTs & Metaverse: What We Need to Know From a Legal Perspective FLORENCE, ITALY UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA in collaboration with AIGI – Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa and UGIVI – Unione Giuristi Italiani del Vino e della Vite

"But then, Alice said, if the world makes absolutely no sense, who is stopping us from inventing one?"

                                                                                                Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Metaverse reality and relevant use of NFTs and cryptocurrencies - together with underlying policies and regulations, risks and opportunities - represent an extremely actual and controversial subject in all jurisdictions and economies worldwide. A subject largely discussed in Parliaments and in courts and which is becoming more and more of interest for various industries, for preserving and safeguarding existing assets and looking for future business opportunities in another promising market dimension. It is in fact expected to deeply influence the real world and this influence impact particularly the luxury sector, by allowing multiple industries to enhance their brands and expand their business.

The potential of blockchain is increasingly clear in the agri-food sector and NFTs are going mainstream in the food industry, by evolving into a specific ecosystem. Traceability of food products and electronic recording of self-control procedures into an incorruptible immaterial are the prerequisite for ensuring the reliability of food supply chains and standardize their value, made not only of F&B well-known brands and businesses, but also of food-tech start-ups and venture capital-funded food production and delivery operators.

The purpose of this seminar is to analyse basic structure of Metaverse and NFT’s and their practical enforcement in the international context and in relevant industries, by dealing with relevant legal tactics and strategies, with a particular focus on luxury brands and recourse to NFTs in agri-food industry.

Legal experts, in-house counsels, academics and practitioners will share their experiences and first-hand knowledge on a subject explored from many different legal perspectives, by adopting a multidisciplinary approach.

Mark your diaries now, save the date and make sure to register!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Florence!

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Comité organisateur

    Diego SALUZZO President of the UIA Agri-Food Law Commission, Grande Stevens Studio, Turin, Italy Legale Associato
    Carlo MASTELLONE UIA Vice-President, Studio Legale Mastellone, Florence, Italy
    Maria Katharina RAUCHENBERGER Head of Legal and Compliance Ruffino, Responsible AIGI Toscana and Umbria, Florence, Italy
    Stefano DINDO Studio Dindo, Zorzi & Associati, Verona, Italy
    Janice F. MULLIGAN Past President of the UIA Health Law Commission, Mulligan Law Firm – A member of LEXING network, San Diego, CA, USA
    Magdalena ZIELINSKA-KUÇ Web Director of the UIA Agri-Food Law Commission, WKB Lawyers, Warsaw, Poland


  • Palazzo Incontri



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Palazzo Incontri
Sala Verde di Intesa Sanpaolo

Via dei Pucci 1, Florence

Si ringrazia Intesa Sanpaolo per la concessione della sala. Thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo for the concession of the room.



  • On or before April 12 € 380*
  • From April 13 € 430*


  • On or before April 12 € 280*
  • From April 13 € 330*


  • On or before April 12 € 430*
  • From April 13 € 480*


  • On or before April 12 € 330*
  • From April 13 € 380*


  • On or before April 12 € 200*
  • From April 13 € 250*

* The VAT (22%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
** Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:
• Attendance at all working sessions
• Seminar documentation
• Welcome cocktail on May 11
• Coffee breaks on May 12 & 13
• Lunch on May 12

The dinner on Friday, May 12 is optional and at additional charge.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by May 2 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


The working language will be English.


Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Florence. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible. The Seminar will take place at the Palazzo Incontri, Via dei Pucci 1, Florence. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

- B&B Le Stanze del Duomo, Via Martelli 8, Duomo, 50129 Florence – 200 meters from the Seminar Venue
- Hotel Duomo Firenze, Piazza Duomo 1, Duomo, 50122 Florence – 200 meters from the Seminar Venue
- Firenze al Duomo, Piazza del Duomo 2, Duomo, 50122 Florence – 160 meters from the Seminar Venue
- Ricasoli Boutique, 15 Via Ricasoli, San Marco - Santissima Annunziata, 50122 Florence – 130 meters from the Seminar Venue
- Hotel Brunelleschi, Piazza Sant'Elisabetta, 3, 50122 Florence - 450 meters from the Seminar Venue


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than April 12, 2023. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than April 12, 2023 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than April 12, 2023.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


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.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
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 delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

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 delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar 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” means any events 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 organising the seminar, 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 whatsoever 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 bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), with its registered office at 9 rue du Quatre-Septembre, 75002 Paris (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018. Your data will be managed by UIA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:
• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.

The seminar is recognised by the Florence Bar Association (Ordine degli Avvocati di Firenze): up to 9 credits’ training for the complete programme.
Il seminario è accreditato dal Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Firenze: verranno riconosciuti fino a 9 crediti per la partecipazione a tutto il seminario.

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The UIA had obtained the following accreditations :

  • 10 hours of legal training


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