UIA 16th Winter Seminar: Recent Legal Developments and Soft Law


du 19 Mars au 26 Mars 2022

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  • 2022-03-19 08:30:00 2022-03-26 18:00:00 Europe/London UIA 16th Winter Seminar: Recent Legal Developments and Soft Law ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG, AUTRICHE UIA
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Seminar organised by the UIA

The registration programme will be available soon.

For more information or if you are interested in joining the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Comité organisateur

  • Organizing Committee

    Franz SCHUBIGER, Esq. Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
    Maria CRONIN Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
    Louis F. BURKE, Esq. Louis F. Burke PC
    Véronique MOISSINAC MASSÉNAT Avocat au Barreau de Paris
    Yoshihisa HAYAKAWA, Esq. Uryu & Itoga
    Robert KRY, Esq. Molo Lamken LLP
    Francisco RAMOS ROMEU, Esq. Ramos & Arroyo
    Ángela DÍAZ-BASTIEN VARGAS-ZÚÑIGA Ernesto Diaz-Bastien & Asociados, SLP
  • Honorary Members of the Organizing Committee

    Bradley RICHARDS, Esq. Haynes and Boone LLP
    Winfried F. SCHMITZ, Esq. Schmitz Law Offices


  • Arlberg WellCom




Arlberg WellCom
Hannes-Schneider-Weg 11
6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
T. +43 (5) 446 40 00
Website: www.arlberg-wellcom.at/en/


The working language will be English.


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” purposes.


Extremely casual (jeans, cowboy boots, ski suits, etc. allowed). Closing dinner: Coat & tie, evening dress.


* 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 the young lawyer fee.

*** Accompanying persons take advantage of reduced hotel rates. Breakfast from Monday through Friday is included in the fee but not in the hotel rate. Children under 18 are free of charge.

Registration fees include:
the participation to the seminar, online access to the seminar presentations available on the Seminar Website, breakfast in the morning and refreshments in the evening during seminar sessions, as well as an opening reception on March 20 (full course and Monday to Wednesday registrations only) and the Closing Dinner on March 25 (full course and Wednesday to Friday registrations only).

More information coming soon

In St. Anton am Arlberg, let's keep up the good work!

A health protocol will allow you to participate in the seminar in complete safety:

- UIA will ask each participant for a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR/antigen test less than 48 hours old to enter the seminar venue

- Masks must be worn throughout the seminar area, in the session room and during the social activities.

- In the session room, UIA will enforce social distancing.

- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the room and will be available in the busy areas of the seminar.

UIA has been regularly monitoring the health situation in Austria. You can also find out more by visiting the Austrian official website here.

The health of our participants remains our top priority!


All cancellations will be subject to a 20% processing fee and must be sent in writing to the UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) no later than February 18, 2022. 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 seminar personally may send a colleague as a substitute after informing the UIA. A €50 processing fee will be charged.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than February 18, 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 February 18, 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.

For any cancellation of onsite participation after February 18, 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 austrian 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.


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).

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