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Center for International Legal Studies

Lawyering in the International Market

Alpendorf/St Johann i. Pongau, Austria, Sunday, 13 March - Thursday, 17 March 2016

Faculty Confirmation/Registration



Christof Siefarth, LLM

Sunday, 13 March

Cocktail Reception

6:30-7:15 PM

Opening Dinner

7:15 PM

Monday, 14 March

All professional sessions are chaired by Christof Siefarth

Session 1

Markus Dörig, Badertscher Rechtsanwälte, Zurich, Switzerland The New World of Finance - A Drastic Change!
Jânis Zelmenis, VARUL, Riga, Latvia Doing Business in Latvia - Pros and Cons

7:30-9:00 AM

Session 2

Robert Briner, CMS von Erlach Poncet AG, Zurich, Switzerland Is a Potential Defect a Defect?
Folke Johansson, Papula-Nevinpat, Helsinki, Finland Europe: The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

5:30-7:00 PM

Dinner and Wine Tasting

7:00 PM

Tuesday, 15 March

Session 3

Thomas J. Burger, Wood, Herron & Evans LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio Pursuing Attorney Fees In U.S. Patent Cases: Do You Have Enough Octane?
Utz Kador, Kador & Partner, Munich, Germany Is Green Green?
David Aylen, Gowling WLG, Moscow, Russia Pharmaceutical Trademarks in Russia

7:30-9:00 AM

Session 4

Karen S. Kienbaum, The Kienbaum Law Group PC, Detroit, Michigan Hiring and Terminating "Talent" - 6 Key Developments if Employees are US Based
Klaus Matzen, Matzen & Partner, Hamburg, Germany TBD

5:30-7:00 PM

Mountain Hut Dinner

7:30 PM

Wednesday, 16 March

Session 5

Peter Rees, 39 Essex Chambers, London, England London: The Best forum for International Arbitration
Joshua D. Rievman, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP, New York City, New York New York: A Forum for Litigating International Disputes

7:30-9:00 AM

Session 6

Roeland Smits and David Sarlette, VWEW Advocaten VOF, Brussels (Sint-Stevens-Woluwe), Belgium Distribution Contracts in Belgium: overview and recent developments
Christof Siefarth, GÖRG, Cologne, Germany Recent Developments in German Distribution Law

5:30-7:00 PM


7:00 PM

Thursday, 17 March

General departure day

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 will include four nights luxury hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and dinners, a silversmith workshop, cocktail reception, cancellation insurance, coffee and water during the meeting, printed materials, free WLAN, and SPA access.

Dress is business casual.

Registered Delegates and Faculty

David Aylen, Robert G. Briner, Thomas J. Burger, Markus Dörig, Vít Horácek, Folke Johansson, Utz Kador, Karen S. Kienbaum, Klaus Matzen, Peter Rees, Joshua D. Rievman, David Sarlette, Christof Siefarth, Roeland Smits, Jânis Zelmenis,