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Programme - Timetable

Interpretation will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish.

  1. Cocktail Reception

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    1. Cocktail Reception

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  2. Perspectives of EU Company Law for SMEs

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    1. Registration of participations and admission into congress hall

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    2. Opening of Congress

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      1. Bart Van Opstal, President of the Royal Federation of the Belgian Notariat

      2. Mr Rudolf Kaindl, President of the CNUE

        Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

      3. Antonio Preto, Head of Cabinet of Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani

      4. Ferenc Zombor, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Judicial Cooperation

        Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc

      5. Gianni Pittella, Vice-President of the European Parliament

        Working Paper: IT - file_type-doc

    3. Is the financial crisis behind us?

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      1. Discussion Panel - The economic situation for SMEs: is the financial crisis behind us?

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        INTRODUCTION & MODERATION

        1. Jean Blavier, Echo and RTBF journalist

        SPEAKERS

        1. Etienne de Callataÿ, Chief Economist, Degroof Bank, Brussels

        2. Christian Helmenstein, Chief Economist of the Federation of Austrian Industries

        3. Gerhard Huemer, Driector of Economic and Fiscal Policy, UEAPME

          Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc / Presentation: EN - file_type_ppt

        4. Rolf Knieper, Professor of company and business law, University of Bremen

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

        5. Heinz Zourek, Director General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

    4. Towards new European initiatives in company law?

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      1. Presentation

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        1. Eric Ducoulombier, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MARKT, European Commission

      2. Discussion with the audience

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    5. Pause café

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    6. Interconnection of business registers

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      1. State of play

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        1. Matthias Schmidt-Gerdts, Policy Officer, DG MARKT, European Commission

          Working Paper: FR - file_type-doc

      2. Best notarial practice for electronic register procedures

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        Archives of electronic documents and communication with the business register

        1. Alfred Moser, Director General, cyberDOC. Austria

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc / Presentation: EN - file_type_ppt

        Notartel: fast communication with the busines register wil full legal certainty

        1. Ugo Bechini, Notary in Genoa

          Presentation: EN - file_type_ppt

      3. Discussion Panel - Interconnection of business registers: conditions for efficient use?

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        Moderator

        1. Jean Blavier, Echo and RTBF journalist

        SPEAKERS

        1. Matthias Schmidt-Gerdts, Policy Officer, DG MARKT, European Commission

        2. Bohdan Hallada, Notary in Prague

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

        3. Ruud van Helden, Notary in Amsterdam

          Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc

        4. Álvaro Lucini Mateo, Notary in Madrid

          Working Paper: ES - file_type-doc

        5. Kurt Lechner, Member of the European Parliament

        6. Paul Farrell, Coordinator of the European Business Register

          Presentation: EN - file_type_ppt

        7. Federico Tassinari, Notary in Bologna

        8. Arno Weigand, Candidate Notary in Vienna

    7. Financing SMEs

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      1. Financing SMEs: European Investment Bank measures

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        1. Jean-Christophe Laloux, Director, Head of Operations South-East Europe, European Investment Bank

      2. Discussion Panel - How can access to finance be made easier following the credit crunch?

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        Moderator

        1. Jean Blavier, Echo and RTBF journalist

        SPEAKERS

        1. Jean-Christophe Laloux, Director, Head of Operations South-East Europe, European Investment Bank

        2. Othmar Karas, Member of the European Parliament

        3. Cristian Silviu Busoi, Member of the European Parliament

        4. Andrea Benassi, Secretary General, UEAPME

          Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc

        5. Niek Zaman, Notary in Rotterdam

          Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc

        6. Jean-Pierre Di Bartolomeo, Chair of Board of Directors, Sowalfin, Belgium

    8. Lunch

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    9. Towards a directive on the transfer of seat?

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      1. Company mobility: towards a directive on the transfer of seat?

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        1. Günter H. Roth, Institute for Business and Tax Law, University of Innsbruck

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc / Presentation: DE - file_type_ppt

      2. Discussion Panel - Essential elements of a directive on the transfer of seat. What will these provisions include?

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        Moderator

        1. Sigrun Reininghaus, ORF journalist

        SPEAKERS

        1. Antonio Fernandez Golfin, Notary in Madrid

          Working Paper: ES - file_type-doc

        2. Peter Kindler, Chair of civil law, company law, private international law and comparative law University of Augsburg

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

        3. Andreas Schwab, Member of the European Parliament

        4. Malberti Corrado, Chair of the CNUE's Company Law working group; Notary in Milan

          Working Paper: EN - file_type-doc

        5. Evelyn Regner, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

        6. Günter H. Roth, Institute for Business and Tax Law, University of Innsbruck

        7. Elzbieta Paczos, Head of the European Civil and Administrative Law Division of the Polish Ministry of Justice

        8. Daniel Ruppert, Ministry of Justice of Luxembourg

          Working Paper: FR - file_type-doc

        9. Hartmut Wicke, Notary in Munich

          Working Paper: DE - file_type-doc

    10. Conclusions

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      1. Mr Rudolf Kaindl, President of the CNUE

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        Working Paper: FR - file_type-doc

      2. Igor Dzialuk, Undersecretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Justice

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        Working Paper: FR - file_type-doc

      3. Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

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        Working Paper: FR - file_type-doc