The Half Year Conference will take place for the first time in Spain in November
Some time ago we were discussing with other local members of AIJA (“Association Internationale Des Jeunes Avocats”) that we should organize a different event in Spain and hold a half year conference (“HYC”). One of the members of the Organization Committee (“OC”) proposed Girona and it was unanimously accepted. We submitted our candidacy and now this event is a reality, which will take place next November. It is a pleasure to participate in the organization of the event as Co-Chair of the OC.
AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. AIJA provides international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn and develop. AIJA currently has 4,000 members and supporters in 90 different countries.
The HYC will deal with two striking topics “Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing” and “Film Industry Law”.
Firstly, the “Crowdfunding & Alternative Financing” Seminar would consist of the following sessions “Towards the Capital Market Union and the alternative forms of financing”; “Fintech and regulated financial entities. Co-existence, cooperation or competition?”; “Business Angels loaning capital is it a real option?”; “Other alternatives: Accelerators vs incubators”; “Bootstrapping vs fundraising”; and “An overview of the equity crowdfunding industry. Regulation, practice and challenges.”
On the other hand, in relation to the “Film Industry Law Seminar” will focus on cinematographic rights, from an IP perspective and private law intricacies governing the copyright of the audio-visual work. We would also take into account the rights of other parties (i.e. performers, producers). We will put in place case studies about the entire process of the developing movies, focusing on appraisal matters, the actions derived from a proper due diligence process and the Do’s and Don’ts for the contractual perspective. The seminar would also encompass general matters surrounding film industry from a business law perspective and the public law perspective (including but not limited to the promotional benefits and subsidies involved).
Both seminars aim to combine legal expertise with best practice insights. We expect to have around 200 hundred attendees from the globe. In addition, participants will have outstanding networking opportunities and the OC has coordinated the attendance of acknowledge external speakers.
Through the organization of these events we have a broader global vision of the environment, identify the legal developments which should be implemented and opt to continue seeking the innovative trend that the legal profession demands.
Garrigues Corporate/Commercial Department