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Annual Conference of the German Irish Lawyers and Business Association

The Annual Conference of the German Irish Lawyers and Business Association takes place at the Irish College, Leuven on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July.

We are very pleased that GILBA has chosen to have their flagship event with us this year.

This presents the opportunity for business and legal professionals not just from Ireland and Germany but from other regions in Europe to discuss current topics with a pan European focus.

For more details please follow this link to register and read the programme for the weekend below,

Friday, 7 July 
6.40 p.m.  Opening Lecture - The political landscape in Europe after Britain’s  Brexit Decision

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President of the European Parliament & H.E. Eamonn Mac Aodha, Ambassador of Ireland to Belgium

7.30 p.m.  Buffet Dinner

Saturday, 8 July
11.00 a.m.  Visit to Leuven Town Hall and short talk on the history of the City of Leuven 
12.30 p.m.  Light Lunch at the Leuven Institute 
1.30 p.m.    Welcomes  

  • David Grant, The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
  • Elmar Conrads‐Hassel, President, German‐Irish Lawyers and  Business Association

2.00 p.m. Session I: State Aid and Anti Trust Regulation in the EU   

  • Angeline Woods, Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus   Deringer LLP, Brussels
  • Ursula O’Dwyer, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Brussels
  • Benoit Keane, Principal, Keane Legal, Brussels  

4.00 p.m. Session II: Brexit and its implications for Ireland and Germany 

  • Christina Tritz, Regional Representation of Baden Wuerttemberg  to the EU (Vertretung des Landes Baden ‐ Württemberg bei der  Europäischen Union), Brüssel
  • Guy Ooms, Irish Belgian Business Association, Brussels
  • Dr Heiko Willems, Head of Department Law, Competition  and Consumer Policy, Federation of German Industries  (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, BDI), Brussels
  • Tom Moylan, Irish EU Affairs Communication Consultant,  Brussels 

7.30 p.m.  Charity Dinner at the Leuven Institute  
                   Guest of Honour: H.E.  Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to Germany

Sunday, 9 July

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