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Center for International Legal Studies

Lawyering in the International Market

Kitzbühel, Austria, Sunday, 26 January - Saturday, 1 February 2014

Faculty Confirmation/Registration

Topics include (but are not limited to): Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights), Mergers and Acquisitions, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation, Labour and Employment, Taxation, Business Immigration, Franchising and Licensing, Sales, Finance and Investment, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Telecommunications and the Internet.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

6:30-9:30pm, Rasmushof, Stüberl

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Monday, 27 January 2014

Moderator: Christof Siefarth, GÖRG, Cologne, Germany

Session 1

7:30-9:00am, Rasmushof, Salett'l


Utz Kador, Kador & Partner, Munich, Germany

“Griaß Di” – Are we Infringing a Trademark with Our Local Greeting?

David Aylen, Gowlings International Inc., Moscow, Russia

The Intellectual Property Courts in Russia, in England, the USA and Canada: Who has the best approach

Session 2

5:00-6:30 pm, Salett'l


Malte Günther, Urwantschky & Partner, Neu-Ulm, Germany
CISG / Mediation

Patricia Cowett, Coronado, California, United States

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation

7:00-10:00pm, Stüberl


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Moderator: Folke Johansson, Papula-Nevinpat, Helsinki, Finland

Session 3

9:00-10:30am, Salett'l


Christof Siefarth, GÖRG, Cologne, Germany

The 10 Most Important Legal Issues in Selling Your Goods and Services Abroad

Robert Briner, CMS von Erlach Henrici AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Data Protection Challenges in an International Context

Session 4

5:00-6:30 pm, Salett'l


Klaus Matzen, Matzen & Partner, Hamburg, Germany

New German High Court Cash Pool Regulations

Robert Ryan, Doherty Ryan & Associates, Dublin, Ireland

Payments Regulation in Europe


Buffet Dinner


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Moderator: Karen Kienbaum, The Kienbaum Law Group PC, Detroit, Michigan, United States

Session 5

9:00-10:30am, Salett'l


Regina Glaser, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf, Germany

Social Media and Labour Law

Speaker 2


Session 6

5:30-6:30 pm, Salett'l


Laura Devine, Laura Devine Solicitors, London, England.

Passport Purchasing

Mike Eisenstadt, Fragomen, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

United States Immigration Options for Start-up Businesses

7:00-10:00pm Stüberl


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Moderator: Konrad Sechley, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Session 7

9:00-10:30am, Salett'l


Karen Kienbaum, The Kienbaum Law Group PC, Detroit, Michigan, United States

Update and Survey on Covenants not to Compete

Jeannette Wibmer, Badertscher Rechtsanwälte, Zurich, Switzerland

Personal Liability of Swiss Company Board and Management Members - Upon the Adoption of the "Fat Cat" Initiative

6:15-10:00pm Hagsteinalm / Rasmushof Stüberl

Optional Mountain Hut Dinner or Dinner at Hotel

Friday, 31 January 2014

Moderator: David Aylen Gowlings International Inc., Moscow, Russia

Session 8

9:00-10:30am, Salett'l


Konrad Sechley, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Patent Update in Life Sciences

Folke Johansson, Papula-Nevinpat, Helsinki, Finland

Problem-Solution Approach / Inventive Step at the EPO

Round Table Discussion

5:30-6:30 pm, Salett'l

7:00-10:00pm, Stüberl/Wintergarden

Fondue Dinner

Saturday, 1 February 2014

7:00-10:30am, Hotel Restaurants


Check-Out and Individual Departure

The Center will certify up 1.8 CLE credits (based on 50-min hours) and/or 1.5 CLE/CPD (based on 60-min hours) per 90-min session attended.

Fees include six nights luxury hotel accommodation at the ski in/ski out Rasmushof, all dinners, all breakfasts, cocktails, cancellation insurance, coffee and water during the meeting, printed materials, access to online distribution board, free iPad rental, free WLAN throughout the hotel, and SPA access

Dress: Business Casual

We suggest taking the train from Salzburg or Munich or using one of the many transfer services, for instance SMS Airport Transfer or Andi’s Taxi .

If cancellation received in writing before: 23 November 2013 we will refund/waive 80 per cent of your registration fees; 23 December 2013 we will refund/waive 40 per cent of your registration fees; Refunds are made after the event. 'No Shows' are non-refundable and liable for the full registration.

Registered Delegates and Faculty

David Aylen, Robert G. Briner, Patricia Cowett, Laura Devine, Michael E. Eisenstadt, Kirsten Frijs, Regina Glaser, Folke Johansson, Utz Kador, Karen S. Kienbaum, John Korsø Jensen, Hanne Magnussen, Klaus Matzen, Robert Ryan, Thomas Röh, Henrik B. Sanders, Konrad A. Sechley, Christof Siefarth, Mette Ravn Steenstrup, Philip S. Thorsen, Jeannette K. Wibmer,