The Death of a Transaction


from May 30 to May 31, 2019

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  • 2019-05-30 08:30:00 2019-05-31 18:00:00 Europe/London The Death of a Transaction LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA with the support of the Law Society of England and Wales, the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, the ABA Section of International Law and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Join us for an interactive seminar in London where panels of in-house counsel, private practitioners and third-party experts from across the globe will discuss and debate (with your involvement):

• Whether a contract is worth the paper it’s written on – the common litigation attacks and pitfalls to avoid
• How to protect your client’s position when a deal goes wrong
• How to manage the adverse consequences and reputational fall-out
• Recent case study lessons for us all to learn from
• The big debate - if you have to fight is it better to litigate or arbitrate – how will you vote?

A varied social programme is also planned allowing plenty of opportunity to meet and socialise with colleagues.


Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Robert CALDWELL President of the UIA Litigation Commission
    Amy HARVEY Vice President of the UIA Litigation Commission
    Jason WOODLAND Vice President of the UIA Litigation Commission
    Paul CONVERY Vice President of the UIA Litigation Commission


  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP



Please download the seminar programme and the registration form


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Adelaide House, London Bridge
London – United Kingdom – EC4R 9HA


UIA / ABA Member

On or before April 30: € 390 / £ 350 *
After April 30: € 440 / £ 400 *

UIA / ABA Member  - Young lawyer (<35) **

On or before April 30: € 340 / £ 300 *
After April 30: € 390 / £ 350 *


On or before April 30: € 440 / £ 400 *
After April 30: € 490 / £ 450 *

Non-member  - Young lawyer (<35) **

On or before April 30: € 390 / £ 350 *
After April 30: € 440 / £ 400 *

Fees include: Attendance at all working sessions, seminar documentation, Welcome cocktail on May 29, Coffee breaks on May 30 & 31, Lunches on May 30 & 31. The dinner on Thursday, May 30 is optional and at additional charge.

* The VAT (20%) 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

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 15 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


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 working language will be English.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

at 500 meters / 0.3 miles from the venue
8-18 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom
T +44 (0)20 7855 2200
F +44 (0)20 7855 2233
E reservations@londonbridgehotel.com

Standard Room Single or Double occupancy: £ 222.00 per night
Standard Room Single or Double occupancy: £ 154.80 per night

Inclusive of Breakfast Buffet, Wi-Fi and Taxes at 20%

Reservations should be made:
• By phone: +44 (0) 207 855 2200
• By email: reservations@londonbridgehotel.com

To benefit from the preferential rate, indicate the group reference: UIAB290519
Please make your reservation by May 8th to ensure availability


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 30, 2019. 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 30, 2019 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 30, 2019.

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).

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