Agenda

Juin
11
mer
Whistleblowers what protection does the law afford? @ Centre for Commercial and Law Studies (QMUL)
Juin 11 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Hosted by Queen Mary’s University of London

Wednesday 11th June 2014

6.00 pm – 8.00pm

 

Whistleblowers what protection does the law afford? France and England & Wales compared with a view on other jurisdictions

It is now over 110 years since the Dreyfus affair burst into the open in France, it divided French Society, at its heart was Colonel Picquart whose decision to reveal the conviction of the wrong man nearly cost him his life. Today the issue remains highly topical, from government surveillance of citizens to the exposure of abuses in the National Health Service.

The talks by the speakers will be followed by a discussion.

Venue: Centre for Commercial and Law Studies

 Queen Mary’s University of London

67-69 Lincolns Inn Fields

 London WC2A 3JB

Tube Station: Holborn

Chairman: Vincent Smith, ex Director of Competition Policy at the Office of Fair Trading

Speakers:

  • William Feugère, Avocat, Président National des Avocats Conseil d’Enterprises (ACE)
  • Clive Howard, Senior Principal Lawyer Slater & Gordon
  • Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Chair in Law & Economics University of Reading

The event is accredited for CPD points with the Bar Standards Board, the SRA and ILEX and the Ecole de formation du Barreau for 2 hours.

The event is free, but non-member attendees are encouraged to join the Society. To register your interest please email: fbls@outlook.com

Whistleblowers what protection does the law afford 11 June 2014 (PDF)

Sep
24
mer
Annual General Meeting @ Finch's Pub
Sep 24 @ 19:00 – 21:00

FBLS Notice AGM 24-09-2014 (PDF)

Company Number: 02424363

L’ASSOCIATION DES JURISTES FRANCO-BRITANNIQUES / THE FRANCO-BRITISH LAWYERS SOCIETY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that a general meeting (Meeting) of L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / The Franco-British Lawyers Society Limited (Company) will be held at the Finch’s Pub, 12a Finsbury Square, Moorgate, London EC2A 1AN on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 7pm to transact the following business:

  1. To approve the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting;
  2. To approve the Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors;
  3. To approve the Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet;
  4. To elect the Board of Directors;
  5. To appoint and fix remuneration of the Auditors; and
  6. To consider and, if necessary, take action with reference to any subject included on the Agenda.

By order of the Board

Director/Company secretary

L’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / The Franco-British Lawyers Society Limited
10-11 Dacre Street, London SW1H 0DJ

Dated: 21 August 2014

Notes to the Notice of General Meeting

Appointment of proxies

  1. As a member of the Company, you are entitled to appoint a proxy to exercise all or any of your rights to attend, speak and vote at the Meeting. A proxy does not need to be a member of the Company but must attend the Meeting to represent you.
  2. You may appoint more than one proxy provided each proxy is appointed to exercise rights attached to different shares. You may not appoint more than one proxy to exercise rights attached to any one share. To appoint more than one proxy, contact the Administrator at fbls@outlook.com
  3. If you do not give your proxy an indication of how to vote on any resolution, your proxy will vote or abstain from voting at his or her discretion. Your proxy will vote (or abstain from voting) as he or she thinks fit in relation to any other matter which is put before the Meeting.
Oct
6
lun
The EU Succession Regulation 650/2012: French and British Cross Border Estates and Estate planning from 17 August 2015 @ Institut Français
Oct 6 @ 18:00 – 21:00

   FRANCO-BRITISH LAWYERS SOCIETY EVENING CONFERENCE

    Hosted by the Institut Français on Monday 6th October 2014 6.00 pm – 9.00pm

The EU Succession Regulation 650/2012 :   French and British Cross Border Estates and Estate Planning from 17 August 2015

Notwithstanding the UK opt-out, what will be the impact of the European Regulation on cross border successions between France, England, Wales and Scotland?  How are we to address the major changes that will affect French Private International Law after August 2015? And will it work?

The Franco-British panel of estate practitioners will cover these new legal challenges:

for clients with assets or family across  the Channel, it is now time to understand and secure the necessary estate planning arrangements for future cross border estates.

The event is accredited for CPD points with the Bar Standards Board, the SRA and ILEX and the Ecole de formation du Barreau for 2 hours.

FBLS Succession Event – 6 October 2014 (PDF)

 Venue: Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2DT

                 Registration begins at 5.45 pm with prompt start at 6pm

Speakers:

Richard Frimston, Partner and Head of the Private Client Group at Russell-Cooke, London

Carole Hope, Partner and Head of Executry Group at Murray Beith Murray, Edinburgh

Diane Le Grand de Belleroche, Avocat and Solicitor, Paris

The event will be co-chaired by Catherine Palmer, Vice-President of the FBLS and Bénédicte Viort General Secretary of the FBLS.

The talks by the speakers will be followed by a discussion and a drinks reception

The event is free, but non-member attendees are encouraged to join the Society. To register your interest, please email: fbls@outlook.com

The Franco British Lawyers Society, 10-11 Dacre Street, London SW1H 0DJ

www.fbls.eu

   Society Incorporated in England 2424363 Registered Charity No. 1010089

       Membre de la Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande-Bretagne (FAFG)

Oct
10
ven
Annual Colloquium 2014: Competition and Regulating the Market Place France, the UK, the EU and the USA @ Competition Appeal Tribunal
Oct 10 @ 10:00 – Oct 12 @ 17:30

This Colloquium will at the highest levels consider developments in Competition and Regulatory Law in France and Britain, the relation between them and prospects for harmonisation – examining how the newly adopted EU Directive on antitrust damages actions may interact with French and British domestic law and that of the USA and affect the risks confronting businesses and how regulation and competition are relied on to protect the interest of the consumer with particular reference to the energy, food and retail industries.

Speakers include renowned specialists and practitioners from Britain, France and the US

The event is Co-chaired by Madame Jacqueline Riffault-Silk, Judge at the Cour de Cassation, and Peter Freeman CBE QC(hc) A Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

The event is accredited for CPD points for 6 hours with the Bar Standards Board, the SRA, ILEX and the Ecole de formation du Barreau.

Followed by a Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner The Hall, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5ET

Colloquium 2014 Programme (PDF)

Colloquium 2014 Registration Form (PDF)

The event is sponsored by:

Programme

9.00 – 9.50                               Registration and coffee

9.50 – 10.00                            Welcome by Peter Freeman CBE QC(hc), a Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and Chair of the Morning Plenary session on:

 

Public and private remedies for breach of competition law

10.00 – 10.30                         A French perspective

 

Madame Jacqueline Riffault-Silk – Judge, Cour de Cassation

 

10.30 – 11.00                         A British perspective – Peter Freeman CBE QC(hc), a Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

11.00 – 11.25                         Break

11.25 – 11.55                         US developments on jurisdiction and anti-trust law – John Seddelmeyer – Associate General Counsel Exxon Mobil

11.55 – 12.45                          Practical issues for a plaintiff facing a damages action in France and in England – Ombline Ancelin (Partner) and Charles Bankes (Partner) – Simmons & Simmons

12.45 – 13.00                         Break

13.00 – 14.00                         Buffet Lunch

 

Afternoon Plenary Session chaired by Madame Jacqueline Riffault-Silk:

The relationship between Regulation and Competition THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

14.00 – 14.20                         Dr Mike Walker, Chief Economist – Competition and Markets Authority

14.20                                          Electricity: The background and legal environment in the UK and France Tim Briggs and Sergio Sorinas – Herbert Smith Freehills

15.00                                         EdF in France: Pascale Granotier, EdF Head of Competition EdF – Direction Juridique

15.20                                         EdF in the UK: Guido Santi, Legal Affairs Director & Company Secretary

15.40                                         Simon Genevaz, Head of Mergers Autorité de la concurrence (ADLC)

16.00                                         Break

 

THE FOOD AND RETAIL INDUSTRIES

16.20                                         Maitre Jean-Louis Fourgoux: Président Association Française d’Etude de la Concurrence (AFEC)

16.40                                          ROUND TABLE: FOOD and RETAIL INDUSTRIES

James Ashe-Taylor, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP

Ombline Ancelin – Simmons and Simmons (Paris)

Margaret Jordan, Former European General Counsel, Mars Incorporated

Clare Wardle, Group General Counsel at Kingfisher Plc

17.30                                         Conclusion Madame Riffault-Silk

17.45                                         CLOSE

 

19.00                                         CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION AND GALA DINNER – Grays’ Inn

Dress code: Business Suit / Tenue de ville

Email registration of interest to the Administrator: fbls@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

Oct
11
sam
Forum des associations @ Baden Powell House
Oct 11 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Saturday 11 October 2014        1.00pm-5pm London

Forum des association sorganisé par la Fédération des Associations Françaises en GB (FAFGB)

Baden Powell House, SW7

Oct
23
jeu
La Médiation et sa pratique dans le domaine international et transnational @ Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris
Oct 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30

La Médiation et sa pratique dans le domaine international et transnational Regards croisés américains, britanniques et français 

BULLETIN D’INSCRIPTION La Médiation 23 Ocotbre 2014 (PDF)

Pour leur première manifestation conjointe, l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques (AJFB) et la French American Bar Association (FABA) ont le plaisir de vous convier à un séminaire portant sur la pratique de la médiation dans nos trois systèmes juridiques : la France, l’Angleterre – Pays de Galles et les Etats-Unis d’Amérique.

Traditionnellement catégorisée parmi les Modes Alternatifs de Résolution des Conflits (MARC), aux côtés de l’arbitrage, de la conciliation, de la négociation et du droit collaboratif, la médiation a connu ces dernières années un développement particulier, que ce soit au niveau des études spécifiques qui lui sont consacrées, des programmes d’associations de praticiens, allant des centres de médiation et d’arbitrage aux groupes de professionnels (avocats, juristes en entreprises, juges et médiateurs).

Aussi, l’AJFB et la FABA ont-elles pensé qu’il serait intéressant pour les différentes professions du Droit de nos systèmes juridiques de se retrouver pour faire un point sur ce développement. La confrontation des expériences liées à chacun de nos systèmes permettra d’en tirer des enseignements pratiques sur ce mode de résolution des conflits et de mettre en lumière les cas dans lesquels elle peut être l’outil le plus adapté aux entreprises, dans un cadre national, international et transnational.

Le séminaire se tiendra essentiellement en français, avec une intervention en anglais.

Un cocktail conclura la soirée.

Cette manifestation fera l’objet d’une accréditation au titre de la formation continue : 2 heures EFB et AAC ; CPD Points ILEX, BSB auprès des autorités compétentes pour les juristes britanniques.

Inscription préalable : par e-mail adressé à ajfb.france@wanadoo.fr

Confirmation à adresser au plus tard le 17/10/14 à l’AJFB, c/o K. LISFRANC, 9 Bd Bourdon, 75004 Paris, accompagnée d’un chèque à l’ordre de l’AJFB, du montant de l’inscription.

Tarifs : étudiants, universitaires, magistrats, (20 €), autres professionnels en exercice membres de l’AJFB, de l’AFJE et de la FABA (30 €) ; autres professionnels non membres de l’AJFB, de l’AFJE ou de la FABA (50 €).

 

Présidence de la soirée

Bernard Vatier, Ancien Bâtonnier de Paris, President elect de l’AJFB/FBLS 

Intervenants à la table ronde

Jane Andrewartha, Solicitor, Clyde & Co LLP (Londres)

Maurice Bensadoun, Vice-Président de l’Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise (AFJE), Directeur juridique, VEOLIA

Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, Avocat admis aux barreaux de Paris, New York et Madrid (NGO COHEN AMIR-ASLANI & Associés), Médiateur agréé par le CEDR

Laurent Jaeger, Avocat aux barreaux de New York et de Paris, Orrick (Paris)

Comité d’organisation

Céline Bondard (FABA), Bénédicte Collomp (AJFB), Jessica Dillon (FABA), Frédéric Goldberg (AJFB) et Diane Protat (AJFB)

 

Nov
7
ven
Le Paradoxe de la Mode @ Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris
Nov 7 @ 18:30 – 20:30

BULLETIN D’INSCRIPTION – Paradoxe de la Mode 7 novembre 2014 (PDF)

Les Maisons de mode demandent à leurs stylistes d’être originaux, créatifs.

Néanmoins, il leur est également demandé de participer aux mouvements et tendances qui « font la mode ».

Nos intervenants analyseront  les difficultés juridiques engendrées par  ce paradoxe permanent  et  examineront l’importance du droit de la propriété intellectuelle dans le monde de la mode.

  • Nicolas Martin, Directeur Propriété Intellectuelle de Hermès
  • Fabrizio Jacobacci, Avocat, fondateur du cabinet Jacobacci & associati (Turin, Milan, Rome, Paris et Madrid) et spécialiste des questions relatives à la protection des produits de la mode depuis plus de 25 ans
  • Alexander Rozycki, Barrister spécialisé en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
  • Annabelle Gauberti, Fondatrice du cabinet Crefovi spécialisé en droit de la mode et du luxe (Paris et Londres), et présidente de l’international association of lawyers for creative industries (ialci)

La conférence sera présidée par Catherine Palmer, Directeur juridique du groupe Joseph et vice-président de l’AJFB/FBLS.

Validation au titre de la formation continue des avocats: 2 heures

La conférence sera suivie d’un cocktail.

Frais d’inscription :

Membres de l’AJFB : 30 euros

Tarif particulier pour les magistrats et universitaires et pour les membres de l’AJFB qui ne sont plus en activité : 20 euros ;

Tarif étudiants : 10 euros (participation gratuite sans cocktail)

Non-membres de l’AJFB : 50 euros

 

Nov
10
lun
Privacy sans frontières @ The University of Notre Dame in London
Nov 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Flyer – Privacy sans frontiere 10 November 2014 (PDF)

Privacy, Confidentiality and Data Protection are three causes of action frequently used in battles to prevent publication of information, whether in the form of pictures or text.

Recent cases have reinforced the necessity to plan cross-border strategies when dealing with these breaches in the digital age and to bear in mind the potential PR pitfalls faced by individuals and companies seeking to suppress publication. We will discuss some of these cases, such as:

  • the so-called “Right To Be Forgotten” on Google;
  • Paul Weller’s use of privacy laws after publication of paparazzi photos of his children;
  • Adele’s use of the Data Protection Act to restrain publication of pictures of her son;
  • international publication  of  pictures  of  the  Duchess  of  Cambridge’s  bare  bottom,  following previous publication of pictures of her topless, and pictures of Prince Harry naked;
  • publication of  pictures  of  François  Hollande  visiting  his  mistress,  and  Valérie  Trierweiler’s publication of her explosive memoirs;
  • the end of the super injunction? Trafigura;
  • Injunctions “defeated” by Twitter and MPs – Ryan Giggs, Sir Fred Goodwin;
  • Celebrity nude pictures hacking and anti-revenge porn laws in the

Our panel of experts will discuss the different perspectives of English and French laws and explore practical issues – from the perspective of companies trying to protect their corporate reputations and that of their executives – and of individuals in the public eye trying to keep their and their families’ lives private. They will also examine the parallel reality of the symbiotic relationship between corporate PR and celebrities and the media and their seemingly contradictory efforts to exploit the law to control the media and the information they convey.

PANEL

Christian Curtil, Partner at Curtil Law, Paris;

Lucy Moorman, Partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton, London;

Stephen Abell, Managing Editor, The Sun Newspaper.

The event will be chaired by Sir Michael Tugendhat, former judge and President of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

REGISTRATION

Registration is from 5:30pm with a prompt start at 6:00pm. The seminar is scheduled to end at 8.00pm with networking drinks thereafter.

This event is accredited for 2 hours of CPD points with the SRA, Bar Standards Board, Ilex and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau.

This event is free of charge and is kindly sponsored by Simons Muirhead & Burton.  It will be followed by a drinks reception.

To register your attendance (places are limited), please contact the Administrator of the Franco-British Lawyers Society by email: fbls@outlook.com

Non-members are encouraged to join the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Simons Muirhead & Burton is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Nov
14
ven
Colloque « Le droit public britannique » @ Le Grand Cercle
Nov 14 @ 08:30 – 18:30
Colloque « Le droit public britannique »  @ Le Grand Cercle | Saint-Étienne | Rhone-Alpes | France

Bulletin d’inscription – Colloque Droit Public Britannique 2014 (WORD)

Programme – Colloque Droit Public Britannique 2014 (PDF)

Affiche – Colloque Droit Public Britannique 2014 (PDF)

Le jeudi : dîner à La Table des Lys à Saint-Etienne. Pour les collègues arrivant plus tôt dans l’après-midi, visite du Musée d’Art et d’Industrie de Saint-Etienne

Vendredi

8 h 30 – 9 h 00 Accueil des participants

9 h 00 – 10 h 00 Séance d’accueil
M. le Président de l’Université de Saint-Étienne ;
M. le Doyen de la Faculté de Droit de Saint-Étienne ;
A. Antoine et T. Paris pour les organisateurs

10 h 00 – 10 h 30 Conférence inaugurale
La spécificité du droit anglais – É. Picard, Professeur à l’Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Pause

10 h 30 – 12 h 00 1re séance : Aspects de droit constitutionnel
Président de séance : D. Baranger, Professeur à l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Les relations entre le Parlement, le Gouvernement et les juridictions sur les questions supranationales – P. Birkinshaw, Professeur, University of Hull.

Les enjeux de la Dévolution : Dessiner la répartition des compétences dans l’État contemporain – G. Anthony, Professeur, Queen’s University, Belfast.

La « Constitution financière » du Royaume-Uni – A. Guigue, Maître de conférences, Université de Chambéry.

Débat (20 minutes)

14 h – 15 h 40    2e séance : Aspects de droit et de contentieux administratifs

Président de séance : B. Stirn, Président de la Section du Contieux du Conseil d’État, Professeur associé à l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris

Développements récents du Judicial Review – P. Craig, Professeur, University of Oxford, St John’s College.

Les contrats publics et l’intérêt général en droit anglais – F. Lichère, Professeur à l’Université d’Aix-Marseille, et N. Gabayet, Docteur en Droit public

Responsabilité et justiciabilité – D. Fairgrieve, Fellow au British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Londres), Maître de conférences associé à l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, avocat aux barreaux de Londres et Paris.

Régulation et Judicial Review – T. Perroud, Professeur à l’Université d’Aix-Marseille.

Débat (20 minutes)

16 h 00 – 17 h 20   3e séance : Les rapports entre le droit britannique et les droits européens

Président de séance : B. Bonnet, Professeur à l’Université de Saint-Étienne

Point de vue britannique :
D. Reed, Premier Secrétaire, chargé des questions migratoires et judiciaires à l’Ambassade du Royaume-Uni en France.

Points de vue français :
Le droit de l’Union européenne – P. Ducoulombier, Professeur à l’Université de Strasbourg.

Le droit de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme – A. Duffy, Maître de conférences à l’Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Débat (10 minutes)

17 h 20 – 18 h 20    Synthèse en forme de dialogue

Modérateur : J.-B. Auby, Professeur de Droit public à l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Directeur de la Chaire MDAP.

A.  Stirn, Président de la Section du Contentieux du Conseil d’État.

M. Tugendhat, Juge, High Court of Justice.

18 h 30   Fin du colloque 

Le vendredi soir : dîner à l’Escargot d’Or à Saint-Etienne

Le samedi matin : départ des intervenants 

Nov
20
jeu
Franco-British Panel Discussion on Fraud Investigations @ Wallace Space - Clerkenwell
Nov 20 @ 17:00 – 19:30

Franco-British Panel Discussion on Fraud Investigation

Our  cross  jurisdictional  panel  of  speakers  will  discuss  the  cultural  and  legal  approaches  to  fraud investigations in France, England and Wales, and on a cross-border level.

Flyer Panel Discussion on Fraud Investigations (PDF)

This event will address the issues from the perspective of both individuals and corporate entities. The speakers will:

  • examine the remedies potentially available to fraud victims and how fraud is investigated on the civil and criminal litigation fronts in France, England and on a cross-border level;
  • consider best practice for internal investigations, including those having cross-border implications;
  • provide tips for defendants (including company directors and senior managers) facing internal and/or regulatory investigations or fraud proceedings;
  • highlight the recent cultural shifts and how technology and best practice can help manage certain risks as well as data management and transfer

PANEL

The event will be chaired by Caroline Jan, Commercial Litigation Solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP and active member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

REGISTRATION

Registration is from 5:00pm with a prompt start at 5:30pm.

This free event is kindly sponsored and hosted by Kingsley Napley LLP. It will be followed by a drinks reception.

To register your attendance (places are limited), please contact the Administrator of the Franco- British Lawyers Society by email: fbls@outlook.com.

This event is accredited for 2 hours of CPD points with the SRA, Bar Standards Board, Ilex and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau.

Non-members are encouraged to join the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Kingsley Napley LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

 

Nov
24
lun
Arts and Law Event @ Lyon & Turnbull
Nov 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Arts Events – FRSA FBLS Lyon & Turnbull 24 November 2014 (PDF)

In association with the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Members of the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) are invited to enjoy the Lyon & Turnbull British and European Paintings Sale and hear presentations from speakers from France and Scotland which will compare and contrast issues surrounding works of art in the UK and France.

Speakers will include Nick Curnow, Head of Paintings and Managing Director, and Charlotte Riordan, Head of Contemporary Paintings at Lyon & Turnbull as well as Dr Brad Spitz from Paris law firm YS Avocats.

The event will be held at Lyon & Turnbull (33 Broughton Place EH1 3RR) from 6 pm on Monday the 24th November and will be followed by a drinks reception.

While the event is free for FBLS members please contact Carole Hope to book your place carole.hope@murraybeith.co.uk or 0131 220 8878.

Déc
1
lun
Protection des données personnelles @ Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris
Déc 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Lundi 1er décembre 2014 de 18 H 30 à 20 H 30, Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats de Paris 4, boulevard du Palais, 75001 PARIS

Bulletin d’inscription AJFB Données personnelles 1 December 2014 (PDF)

La protection des données personnelles est devenue un enjeu majeur à l’heure actuelle que ce soit pour la protection des libertés et droits fondamentaux des personnes physiques ou le développement des entreprises dans un monde en réseau. Cette conférence a pour objet d’exposer comment cette question est traitée respectivement par le droit français et par le droit britannique, avant d’aborder le projet de règlement européen.

Intervenants
– Christiane Feral-Schühl, Avocat à la Cour, Ancien Bâtonnier de Paris,
– Emma Drake, Solicitor, Bird & Bird, Londres,
– Irina Vasiliu, Policy Officer, European Commission – DG Justice, Unit C3 – Data Protection.

La conférence sera présidée par Irène Arnaudeau, Avocat à la Cour, ancienne Présidente AJFB France.

La conférence d’une durée de 2 H sera suivie d’un cocktail.

Validation au titre de la formation continue des avocats : 2 Heures EFB, CPD points SRA ILEX, BSB.

Participation aux frais 

Etudiants : 10 Euros

Magistrats, Universitaires : 20 Euros

Membres AJFB non en activité : 20 Euros

Membres AJFB : 30 Euros

Non-Membres AJFB : 50 Euros

Date limite d’inscription auprès de l’AJFB : 24 novembre 2014 / Inscriptions dans la limite des places disponibles

Jan
26
lun
Annual Reception @ House of Lords
Jan 26 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Annual Reception @ House of Lords | London | United Kingdom

Monday 26 January 2015 6pm-8pm

Annual Reception

House of Lords

By invitation only

Mar
10
mar
Art Nouveau, Continental Design and Sculpture @ The Fine Art Society
Mar 10 @ 18:00 – 19:30

In association with the Fine Art Society, the Franco-British Lawyers Society is proud to invite you to a complimentary tour of the exhibition:

Mar
18
mer
Succession law by the students from the University of Lorraine @ Edinburgh Law School (Elder Room)
Mar 18 @ 17:30 – 19:00

« Freedom to dispose vs protection of the heir: comparison between French and British law of succession »

The Franco-British Lawyers Society, in Association with the Edinburgh School of Law, invites you to a lecture by the students of the Law School of the University of Lorraine entitled « Freedom to dispose vs protection of the heir: comparison between French and British law of succession ».

The event will be held at the Edinburgh Law School, Elder Room, on Wednesday the 18th March 2015 from 5.30 pm, starting with a coffee and tea, followed by the presentation at 6pm.

This is a free event open to everyone.

Mar
19
jeu
Career Forum @ The University of Law – London Bloomsbury
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 23:00

Thursday 19 March 2015
Career Forum
The University of Law – London Bloomsbury
14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE
@6pm

Mar
25
mer
Arbitration Event « Which seat to choose? » @ Scottish Arbitration Centre
Mar 25 @ 17:30 – 19:30

Wednesday 25 March 2015 – 5.30 –  Arbitration Event « Which seat to choose? »

Scottish Arbitration Centre – 3rd Floor,  125 Princes Street Edinburgh EH2 4AD

The event is accredited for 2 hours of CPD points with the SRA, Bar Standards Board, Ilex, and the Ecole de Formation du Barreau

The popular ‘Which Seat to Choose?’ event hosted annually by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Franco British Lawyers Society returns to Scotland on 25th March 2015.

Speakers from Scotland, England, Ireland and France will try to convince the audience that their seat is the best seat of arbitration in a lighthearted debate.

The evening begins withregistration at 5.30pm with the debate starting at 6pm.  A drinks reception will follow.  To register, email CIARBS@burnesspaull.com

For further details, click on the flyer below.

Admission is free. To register email CIARBS@burnesspaull.com

Admission is open to non members but if you are a CIArb or FBLS member please let us know

Which seat to chose Edinburgh 25 March 2015 (PDF)

Mar
31
mar
Dîner Annuel de l’AJFB @ Cercle de l'Union Interallié
Mar 31 @ 20:00 – 23:45

Mardi 31 Mars 2015

Dîner Annuel de l’AJFB

Bulletin d’inscription AJFB Diner annuel 2015 (PDF) à retourner avant le 23 mars 2015 

Cercle de l’Union Interallié – Salon Foch 33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008, Paris

L’AJFB constitue aux côtés de la section d’Irlande du Nord, de celle de l’Ecosse et de celle de l’Angleterre et du Pays de Galles, l’Association des Juristes Franco-Britanniques / Franco-British Lawyers Society (AJFB/FBLS). Depuis décembre 2014, l’AJFB/FBLS est présidée par le Bâtonnier Bernard Vatier.

Monsieur Bertrand Louvel, Premier Président de la Cour de cassation, invité d’honneur, interviendra pour évoquer le dialogue des juges, la convergence des systèmes juridiques et de la jurisprudence entre la France et le Royaume-Uni.

Lors de cette soirée, le Comité universitaire de l’AJFB/FBLS remettra également le Prix Robertson-Horsington à l’Université de Rennes pour la qualité de son programme d’échanges.

Avr
15
mer
Breakfast Seminar on Mediation @ Thomas Eggar LLP
Avr 15 @ 09:00

Wednesday 15 April 2015
Wednesday 15 April 2015
Breakfast Seminar on Mediation
Co-sponsored by Jurit and Thomas Eggar
Thomas Eggar LLP 14 New Street, London EC2M, UK

Avr
30
jeu
Joint event Paris Bar / Law Society on ‘personal data protection’ law @ The Law Society
Avr 30 @ 15:00 – 19:00

Register for a joint event from the Law Society of England and Wales and the Paris Bar on “Data protection law: a Franco-British comparative perspective in light of the new General Data Protection Regulation”.

Experts from France and the UK will compare how the issue of data protection is approached in these two jurisdictions and will share their insight on what changes may be expected with the draft EU regulation on data protection. What does it mean for your law firm? What does it mean for your clients? How to best approach and tackle these challenges?

The seminar will take place in the Law Society on 30 April 2015 from 3 to 5pm and will be followed by some networking drinks from 5pm to 7pm.

Register here.

Who should attend

– International division members
– Managing partners
– Lawyers with an international practice
– Technology and IT lawyers
– Professionals with a particular interest in data protection issues

Why attend

Learn from our experts about the different approaches in France and in the UK and what it means for your law firm, your clients or your business, and find out what to expect from the upcoming EU regulation.

The relationship between European Convention rights and religion, by Lord Justice Girvan @ Queen's University Belfast, Canada Room
Avr 30 @ 17:00 – 19:00

Thursday 30 April 2015
The relationship between European Convention rights and religion, by Lord Justice Girvan
Queen’s University Belfast, Canada Room
University Road
Belfast BT7 1NN
@5pm – 7pm

Mai
18
lun
London Legal Walk 2015 @ Carey Street
Mai 18 @ 17:00 – 21:00

Monday 18 May 2015

London Legal Walk

Registration between 5pm and 6pm

Starts at Carey Street (off Chancery Lane)

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Franco-BritishLawyersSociety

Register to participate or donate now!

Juin
11
jeu
Magna Carta et la déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen: Past, Present and Future @ Lancaster House Stable Yard
Juin 11 @ 08:30 – 17:30

Thursday 11 June 2015

Magna Carta et la déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen: Past, Present and Future

Lancaster House Stable Yard, St James’s, London SW1A 1BB

Buy tickets via Ticket Tailor

Flyer MCDDH 11 June 2015

 

Programme

08:30 Arrival/registration at Lancaster House

Chair: Michael Butcher

08:50 Introduction by the Rt Hon Baroness Blackstone and SE Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to London

Honouring the late Roger Errera, former senior member of the Conseil d’Etat, France’s Supreme Court for administrative law

09:00 Keynote speech by Rt Hon Lord Sumption on History and present significance of MC and DDHC and Q&A

09:30 Panel 1: Constraint of Sovereign Power introduced by Professor Robert Tombs, Etienne Picard and Keith Vaz MP followed by discussion

  • What were the restraints upon the king in 1215? Are those restraints sufficient to protect us today against new threats to liberty such as government spy programmes?
  • What domestic constitutional, political and legal restraints on the ability of the government are there now to do just as it chooses?
  • How have these documents shaped the relationship between those who govern and citizens today and what are the differences between the two countries?
  • Do the domestic political classes need to regain legitimacy?

10:45 Break

11:15 Panel 2: Rome and Brussels introduced by Bernard Stirn and the Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden followed by discussion

  • What powers do the organs of the European Union have over sovereign member states?
  • What temporal powers did the Pope have in relation to European kings?
  • Does extra-jurisdictional European power over member states and the Euro need to regain legitimacy?
  • Should Europe have more or less power over its member states?

12:30 Lecture on Human Rights in a Changing European Context by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP and Jean-Paul Costa followed by Q and A chaired by Rt Hon Baroness Blackstone and Professor Christian de Boissieu

13:15 Buffet lunch

14:00 Panel 3: Freedom of Speech and Religion in the Public Domain chaired by Sir Michael Tugendhat and introduced by Shami Chakrabarti, le père Matthieu Rougé, Andrew Copson and Myriam Francois-Cerrah with Q&A

  • Are the secular settlements of Europe secure?
  • Do religions have a legitimate right to be exempted from special treatment?
  • Freedom of expression and the protection of religious feelings
  • Should religious beliefs overrule civil rights?

15:15 Break

15:30 Break into small roundtables for discussion

Panel I Constraint of Sovereign Power roundtables chaired by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor Christian de Boissieu (tbc) and Michael Butcher Panel 2 Rome and Brussels chaired by Sir Stephen Wall, Patrick Hénault and Denis MacShane Panel 3 Freedom of Speech and Religion in the Public Domain chaired by Professor Anthony Grayling, Haras Rafiq, Clive Myrie and Bonnie Greer

16:30 Report back to plenary session

17:15 Close of conference

Terms & conditions: The organisers retain the right to change the programme or speakers and to refuse admission as necessary. Student ID may be required. Students may be asked to act as session rapporteurs.

 

Juin
17
mer
Procédures d’insolvabilité transfrontières. Regards croisés Franco-Britanniques
Juin 17 @ 19:15 – 21:30

Procédures d’insolvabilité transfrontalières – regards croisés franco-britanniquesMercredi 17 Juin 2015

Le règlement européen sur les procédures d’insolvabilité transfrontières. Regards croisés Franco-Britanniques

Plus de details à suivre

Juil
7
mar
Visite de la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne @ Cour de Justice de l'Union européenne
Juil 7 Journée entière

A ne pas manquer! A la suite du succès des précédents événements en 2009, 2011 et 2013, l’association organise une nouvelle visite-découverte de la C.J.U.E. à Luxembourg.

Pour plus d’informations, y compris sur le programme de la journée, nous vous invitons à cliquer sur le lien qui figure ci-dessous.

2015 07 07 – AJFB – visite CJUE

Sep
22
mar
Annual General Meeting / Management Meeting @ Finch’s Pub
Sep 22 @ 18:00 – 21:30

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Annual General Meeting / Management Meeting

Finch’s Pub,

12a Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AN

@7pm

Sep
25
ven
Annual Colloquium 2015 – Environmental Law @ The MacKenzie Building
Sep 25 Journée entière

Annual Colloquium 2015 – Environmental Law

Friday 25th September 2015 – Edinburgh – This is an all-day event

The MacKenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, 172 High Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 1QX, UK

Attendance at the Colloquium will qualify for 4 hours of CPD

Please send your completed application form (marked private & confidential) with a cheque payable to  Franco-British Lawyers’ Society to Carole Hope, Murray Beith Murray, 3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AQ by Friday 18th September 2015.  Alternatively, please e-mail carole.hope@murraybeith.co.uk to book a place and receive details for electronic payment.

2015 Colloque Environment – Flyer Registration (WORD DOCUMENT)

Registration costs for the conference [include refreshments and lunch on Friday]

To become a member of the Society until the end of 2016, please click here

– Member: £100
– Non-Member: £150
– Trainee Solicitor: £25
– Students/ Devil : Free

Gala dinner: £60 per person

Programme

0900-0930                  Registration

0930                             Welcome: Lady Dorian

Session One: The protection of animals

Chair:                            Lady Dorian

0945-1015                     Jean-Marc NEUMANN, University of Strasbourg “The Legal Status of Animals”

1015-1045                     Ruth CHARTERIS, Advocate “The recent RSPB/windfarm Judicial Review”

1045-1115                     Tea break

1115-1145                     Kate FLEMING, Crown Office, “The Challenges of prosecuting wildlife crime”

1145-1215                    Dr Apolline ROGER, Edinburgh School of Law, “Keeping the buzz on: about the EU, the Bees and the UK”

1230-1400                   Lunch – Michael Neave Restaurant

 

Session Two: The protection of the environment

Chair:                            David Guild, European Court of Justice

1400-1445                     Patricia CUBA-SICHLER, DS Avocats, Paris – “ Environmental Law : new legal framework for polluted soil in France ”

1445-1530                     Thomas McMILLAN, Savills-Smiths Gore, – “Ongoing opportunities in a changing renewable energy market”

1530-1545                     Tea break

1545-1630                     Plenary Q&A

 

Gala Dinner at the Scottish Arts Club

Saturday 26th September Optional tours of St Giles Cathedral and Parliament House

Oct
9
ven
The Art of Advising–Art Law in Practice: Where does it come from? Is it genuine? Is it looted? @ Notre Dame University
Oct 9 @ 14:00 – 17:30

Friday 9 October 2015

Notre Dame University, London 1 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HG
From 2pm to 5.30 pm, followed by a champagne reception until 6.30pm

Art&Law Programme

Oct
12
lun
Le règlement européen sur les successions et son impact sur le traitement des successions franco-anglaises @ Maison du Barreau
Oct 12 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Le règlement européen sur les successions et son impact sur le traitement des successions franco-anglaises (voir flyer ci-dessous) – Lundi 12 octobre 2015

Le règlement 650/2012 sur les successions, applicable depuis le 17 août 2015, va révolutionner le droit des successions internationales en France, et dans la plus grande partie des Etats membres de l’Union européenne, mais pas au Royaume-Uni, qui ne l’a pas adopté.
Quelles sont les conséquences de ce règlement sur les successions partagées entre la France et l’Angleterre ?
Va-t-on retrouver les problématiques spécifiques habituellement rencontrées dans ce contexte franco-anglais ? Comment répondre aux nouvelles questions que l’application de ce règlement va soulever ?
La conférence, qui aura lieu dans les langues française et anglaise, sera d’une durée de 2 heures. Elle sera suivie d’un cocktail.

Validation au titre de la formation continue des avocats :
2 Heures EFB, CPD points SRA ILEX, BSB.

FLYER et inscriptions:
Conférence du 12 10 2015 – Flyer définitif – Fr

Conférence du 12 10 2015 – Flyer définitif – Eng

Nov
18
mer
RECENT CHANGES IN DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL REMEDY ENGLAND v FRANCE @ Charles Russell & Speechlys
Nov 18 @ 18:00 – 20:00

RECENT CHANGES IN DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL REMEDY: ENGLAND v FRANCE

Wednesday 18 November 2015 – 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3LX

The event is kindly hosted and sponsored by Charles Russell & Speechlys.

 

The Franco- British panel of divorce practitioners will cover recent developments in cross border divorces and their impact for clients having family and interests on both sides of the channel.

 

PANEL:

Richard Collins, Partner at Charles Russell & Speechlys

Stewart Leech QC, Queen Elizabeth Building

Juliette Minot, Avocat au Barreau de Paris

Françoise Bonnaillie-Valmorin, Avocat au Barreau de Paris and Solicitor in England & Wales

 

From 6pm to 8pm, followed by a drinks reception

Please note that registration will begin at 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6.00pm

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