Internationale AIDV Conference
Siena - Italy - 16/18 September 2016

Legal tools for the protection
of local wineries
in a global market

Program

Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

Legal tools for the protection
of local wineries
in a global market

Program

Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

Legal tools for the protection
of local wineries
in a global market

Program

Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

Legal tools for the protection
of local wineries
in a global market

Program

Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

Legal tools for the protection
of local wineries
in a global market

Program

Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

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Program

Thursday 15/9: Board of Directors meeting
 
Only for Board members
18.00 Board meeting at Enoteca
  
Friday 16/9 Conference Day I

8.00  Registration of participants
   
8.30  Conference opening, welcome & introduction
- Rein-Jan Prins, President of AIDV/ Attorney, Paris/Aix en Provence
- Dr. Fulvio Mancuso, Deputy Mayor of Siena, Attorney
- Prof Lorenzo zanni, Vice-Chancellor of the Siena University tbc]

9.00 - 1. The “big regional agreements“ and their impact on the wine trade
Chair : Jean-Marie Aurand, Director General OIV
1.1 regional or multilateral agreements: what distribution of tasks for the wine sector?
Jean-Paul Thuillier, Permanent Representative for France at WTO
1.2 Signed:  Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asian countries
John Barker, Attorney (New Zealand)
1.3 Being negotiated:  Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Europe - USA
Seen from the USA : Tom Lafaille, VP & International Trade Counsel, California Wine Institute
The European view : Nicolas Ozanam, Delegate general FEVS, UMVIN

10.30 – 11.00   Refreshments
 
11.00 - 2.  Restrictions on trade in the wine market
Chair:  Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
2.1  The evolving involvement of international organizations and groups in the area of alcohol consumption
Bennett Caplan, FIVS
 2.2  Public health as a justification: the examples of  the Minimum Unit Price Case  C-333/14 and the Visnapuu Case  C-198/14 (European Court of Justice)
Muriel Perrier, Attorney, Cabinet Renaudier (Paris)
2.3   Lessons from the US
Scott Gerien, Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
2.4   Lessons from Canada
Ekaterina Tsimberis, Attorney, Smart & Biggar (Canada)
2.5   Lessons from Sweden
Johan Lindblad, Counsel, Systembolaget , Sweden

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 3. Buying and selling wine businesses: unexpected barriers and hurdles
Chair: Michael Maher, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jackson Family Wines
3.1  European obstacles for foreign buyers: rural law, administrative law, trademark law, plantation rights, tax and inheritance law etc.
Lukas Plattner, Attorney, NCTM (Milan)
Philippe Laveix, Chair Jurisvin, Notary Public
3.2  The situation in the USA
Richard Mendelson, Professor and Attorney, Dickenson Peatman Fogarty (Napa)
3.3  Investing in China
Olivier Mandel, Attorney, Mandel Associés (Paris)
3.4  Investing in South America
Roner Guerra Fabris, Attorney, RGF Advogados (Brazil)

4.00 - 4.30 Refreshments
 
4.30 - 4 . Public and private dispute settlement in the wine sector
Chair: Douglas Reichert, Attorney (Geneva)
4.1  Private arbitration: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Rules 
Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
4.2  Private ADR proceedings in the wine sector: Florence Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration services
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC)
4.3  Public arbitration such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Bernard O’Connor, Professor and Attorney, NCTM (Brussels/Milan)
5.45 - 6.00  Break
 
6.00 – 7.00  General Meeting of Members  AIDV
 
7.00 and 8.00  - Transportation
8.30 – Drinks and Gala dinner at the Enoteca Italiana 
  
Saturday 17/9: Conference Day II
 
9.00   5. The funding, makeup and role of various producer groups
Chair:  Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor at Reims University
5.1  The Italian example
Nicola Tinelli, EU policy officer, Unione Italiana Vini
5.2  The French situation
Sylvain Boivert, Director 1855 Conseil GCC Bordeaux
5.3  The Spanish situation
Félix Pérez Alvarez, Attorney, SEAIN (Rioja)
5.4  The model of the California Wine Institute
Tom LaFaille, VP & International Trade Counsel California Wine Institute
5.5  The Australian view
Robert Foggo, Sollicitor, Notary, Arbitrator (Newcastle , NSW)

11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 
11.30 -  6.  Geographical Indications and the “average consumer”
Chair: Thomas Schmitz, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monégier (Düsseldorf)    
6.1  New world GI’s and the consumers: what can they expect?
Stephen Stern, Attorney, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne)
6.2  European GI’s and the “average consumer”
Giovanni Guglielmetti, Professor and Attorney, Bonelli Erede
Boris Osgnach,  Attorney, De Gaspari Osgnach

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
 
2.00 - 7. Plant breeders’ rights, protection of oenological practices: hardly known tools in the wine sector
Chair:  Philippe Hunziker, Director Swiss Wine Control
7.1  The Community Plant Variety Office and UPOV
Paul van der Kooij, Associate Professor, Leiden University (NL) and Chairman CPVO Board of Appeal (Angers, France)
7.2  Can oenological practices be patented?
Tjeerd Overdijk, Attorney, Vondst Advocaten (Amsterdam)

3.00-3.30 Refreshments
 
3.30 - 8. Crystal ball
Chair:  Ferdinando Albisinni, Professor, SG AIDA
8.1  The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement in action
Alexandra Grazioli, WIPO
8.2  Quo Vadis ? The European protection of designations of origin for wines in the aftermath of the « Champin » Case before the Spanish Supreme Court
Theo Georgopoulos, Attorney (Athens) and Professor Reims University
8.3  Loi Evin: new liberties?
Jérôme Agostini, Director CNIV 

5.00  End of scientific sessions of the conference in the University Auditorium
 
5.00 and 6.30 Transportation
 
7.00    Professional Chianti Classico wine presentation and tasting session St Fransesco Cloister

8.30 - Drinks and dinner at St Francesco Cloister
  
Sunday 18/9: Visits
 
Visit Winery Antinori, Wine tasting, Lunch
San Gimignano
Consorzio Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Wine tasting
Back to Sienna around 7pm

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