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Conference for Central & Eastern European Lawyers

Conference for Central & East European Lawyers

Bucharest, Romania, Friday 21 & Saturday 22 October 2022

Pursuing claims for compensation for personal injuries and financial losses including options for utilising foreign courts and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Athénée Palace Hilton Hotel
Strada Episcopiei 1-3
010292 Bucharest

Friday 21 October 2022

Day 1

09:00 – 09:30

Registration

09:30 – 09:45

Opening & Welcome

Ana Romero

Ana Romero
PEOPIL President

Professor Aurel Ciobanu
Member of the Management Council of the Bucharest Bar

Virgil Melnic

Virgil Melnic Law Office

Chair Morning Session

Virgil Melnic

09.45 – 10.30

Rules on jurisdiction and applicable law – EU states and England and Wales

Speaker

  • Philip Mead – General Board member for England & Wales

10:30 – 11:45

Panel sessions – EU and Eastern European jurisdictions

Moderator: Silina Pavlakis – former General Board member for Greece

General principles of Personal Injury Law across Europe:
Spanish, Italian, French and English perspectives

Panellists

  • Spain: David Sanchez Almagro – Estudio Jurídico Almagro
  • Italy: Giulia Oberto – Studio Legale Bona Oliva & Associati
  • France: JP Bellecave – General Board member for France
  • England/Wales: Cheryl Palmer-Hughes – Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:30

General principles of Personal Injury Law across Europe:
Romanian, Hungarian, Polish and Czech perspectives

Panellists

  • Romania: Catalin Vlad – JGV & Asociatii
  • Hungary: Tibor Pataky, General Board member for Hungary
  • Poland: Jolanta Budzowska, General Board member for Poland
  • Czech Republic: Klára Dvoráková, Holubová advokati s.r.o.

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

Søren V. Nielson

former Board member of PEOPIL

Chair Afternoon Session

Soren Vagner Nielsen

14:30 – 15:15

The role of the CJEU in Personal Injury claims

Speaker

  • Marco Bona, General Board member for Italy

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30

Benefits of lawyers working together across different jurisdictions

Panellists

  • Ana Romero – President of PEOPIL – Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo, Spain
  • Catalin Vlad – JGV & Asociatii, Romania
  • Remus Robu – Remus Robu Solicitors, England/Romania
  • Tibor Pataky – Dr. Pataky & Partners Law Office, Hungary
  • Cheryl Palmer-Hughes – Irwin Mitchell, England
  • Jolanta Budzowska – Budzowska Fiutowski & Partners, Poland
  • Marco Bona – Studio Legale Bona Oliva & Associati, Italy

16:30 – 17:30

Speed dating sessions in small groups

19:30

Drinks Reception at

Aria TNB
Bd. Nicolae Bălcescu No. 2,
Distric 1
010051 Bucharest

JGV & Asociații

Saturday 22 October 2022

Day 2

Liam Moloney

Board Member of PEOPIL

Chair

Liam Moloney

09:30 – 10:45

Panel sessions – EU and Eastern European jurisdictions

Moderator: Liam Moloney

Damages, costs and funding in Personal Injury claims across Europe:
Spanish, Italian, French and English perspectives

Panellists

  • Spain: Natalia Astigarraga, General Board member for Spain
  • Italy: Stefano Bertone – Ambrosio & Commodo Studio Legale Associato
  • France: Solenn le Tutour – Le Tutour Avocats
  • England/Wales: tbc

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Damages and costs and funding in Personal Injury claims across Europe:
Romanian, Hungarian, Polish and Czech perspectives

Panellists

  • Romania: Remus Robu – Remus Robu Solicitors
  • Hungary: tbc
  • Poland: Sylwia Mysliwska – Gostynski & Partners
  • Czech Republic: David Kubon – KLB Legal

12:30 – 13:00

Closing remarks by Ana Romero