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Law Versus Digital Technologies: A Necessary Alliance?

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

from September 30 to October 01, 2022

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Law Versus Digital Technologies: A Necessary Alliance?
Legal, Economic and Environmental Opportunities and Challenges

 

Seminar presented by the UIA with the support of the Brussels Bar, in collaboration with hub.brussels, the Brussels Agency for Business Support

We live in a world of profound change. Technologies such as the Internet of Things, robotics, 3D printing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are changing our environment and influencing our way of thinking by pushing back the boundaries of the possible ever further and ever faster.
For us lawyers, this rapid and constant evolution not only disrupts our daily professional life, but also raises a major challenge: how to integrate these advances into our legal system without losing its coherence and how to benefit from the opportunities they offer without jeopardizing fundamental rights and the rule of law?
The seminar will highlight some of the implications of these developments for our clients and for us in various fields, as well as possible responses to the issues they raise.

Mark your calendars now, save the date and make sure to register!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

 

 

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Vinciane GILLET President of the UIA Belgium national committee, Gillet-Lex // Brussels, Belgium
    Nicole VAN CROMBRUGGHE Faber Inter Legal // Brussels, Belgium
    Jean-François HENROTTE UIA Director Digital Strategy, Lexing // Liège - Brussels, Belgium

Place

  • Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis)

Programme

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SEMINAR VENUE

Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis)
Rue Picard 5/7,
1000 Brussels


REGISTRATION FEES

UIA MEMBER

  • On or before August 31 € 240*
  • From September 1 € 290*

 

UIA MEMBER  - YOUNG LAWYER (<35) **

  • On or before August 31 € 200*
  • From September 1 € 220*
     

NON MEMBER

  • On or before August 31 € 260*
  • From September 1 € 310*

 

NON MEMBER  - YOUNG LAWYER (<35) **

  • On or before August 31 € 200*
  • From September 1 € 220*
     

* The VAT (21%) 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 September 29
• Coffee breaks on September 30 & October 1
• Lunch on September 30

 

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

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

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.  

BELGIUM:

- Avocats.be: 8 points have been granted for Sept. 30 and 3 points for Oct. 1st.
- OVB: in process (6 points for Sept. 30 et 3 points for Oct. 1st).

LANGUAGE

The working languages will be English, French and Dutch with a simultaneous translation.

HOTEL RESERVATION

For assistance, the UIA partnered up with the Brussels Booking Desk, a local support of the Brussels’ Hotel Community and visit.brussels. Book directly at one of the hotels at walking distance. Discounted room rates have been negotiated for you, availability secured until the beginning of September.


Your contact person : Wim Nicolaï, local accommodation expert
E-mailw.nicolai@brusselsbookingdesk.be
T +32 478 68 65 00

 

First come, first served principle.


The available hotels are :

Citadines Ste Catherine (3*) - Quai au Bois à Brûler 51, 1000 Brussels
at 1,3 km from the Seminar Venue

  • Single room :  EUR 104€
  • Double room : EUR 114€

Breakfast and VAT (6%) included, city tax (€ 4,24 per person/per night) excluded


The President Brussels Hotel (4*) - Blvd Roi Albert II 44, 1000 Brussels
at 1,1 km from the Seminar Venue

  • Single room :  EUR 129€
  • Double room : EUR 144€

Breakfast and VAT (6%) included, city tax (€ 4,24 per person/per night) excluded

Thon Hotel Brusels City Centre (4*) - Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
at 1,6 km from the Seminar Venue

  • Single room :  EUR 110€
  • Double room : EUR 130€

Breakfast and VAT (6%) included, city tax (€ 4,24 per person/per night) excluded

DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City (5*) - Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels
at 1,7 km from the Seminar Venue

  • Single room :  EUR 165€
  • Double room : EUR 180€

Breakfast and VAT (6%) included, city tax (€ 4,24 per person/per night) excluded

CANCELLATION CONDITIONS


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 August 30, 2022. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

COVID-19
For any cancellation of onsite participation after February 28, 2022, a credit voucher or a full refund of the registration fees* will be offered in the following cases:

• if you test positive for Covid-19 less than 14 days before the Seminar (a medical certificate or a proof of positive test result will be required);
• border shutdown by Spanish government or by your country’s government;
• if country where you live is under lockdown.

For any other reason, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
(*) If you wish, part of the amount paid for the seminar can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.

Should the onsite seminar be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, participants will be able to request a credit voucher or a full refund of their registration fees.

If a virtual alternative is offered, part of the amount paid for the onsite seminar can be used for the virtual seminar. The remaining amount can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.


VISAS
Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than August 30, 2022 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 August 30, 2022.

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.


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.

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.

FORMALITIES
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
“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.

HEALTH
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).

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION


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).

Information and Registration

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Credits

The UIA had obtained the following accreditations :

  • 9 hours of legal training

    BELGIUM:
    - Avocats.be: 8 points have been granted for Sept. 30 and 3 points for Oct. 1st.
    - OVB: Referentie OVB C-2022-66 Goed voor 9 punten.

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