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WLN Academy & WLN Next: joint event, Barcelona, 1-2 June 2018

12 April 2018
Susanna Grichtmaier


Don’t be the person asking how it was, be the one telling!

Dear Colleagues,

We can announce a great new challenging WLN event in Barcelona on FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018, where we will combine:

  • WLN Academy;
  • WLN Next; and
  • an event opened to potential clients.


This program is open to all WLN members and members of the ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA), but please be aware that WLN Academy is subject to limitation of places.

We have achieved an interesting agreement with “Foment del Treball” to provide their premises as the event venue.

Who is Foment del Treball?


Foment del Treball is one of the most important enterprise associations in Europe and especially in Spain. It was founded in the 18th century. Members of Foment are not only companies but also other associations. More than 10,000 companies are linked to Foment, a great majority engage in export activity or are already international or global companies with interests all over the world. 

What is the agreement with Foment? Foment will let us use their promises for Academy purposes. Foment will publish our activity in its agenda of activities taking place in their premises.  Members of Foment who wish to do so, can also attend the WLN Academy. 

WLN Academy

Education, promotion and visibility have been the mottos of our previous three WLN Academy events within conferences. Now we will move forward and have a separate WLN Academy event. Why? We think it is important for the WLN Academy to gain free-standing profile; and you can no doubt anticipate why it is important for WLN to promote education, promotion and visibility.

For this occasion we have prepared a first draft thinking on the interest of potential clients and Foment. The topics chosen are:

  • Brexit, and now what? and
  • EU Distribution Agreements - the challenging expansion of business.

See right for the link to the first draft programme of the project.  A light lunch will be served in the Academy.

Promotion/visibility action and WLN speakers

For the event we are working on having some external speakers. However, in order to promote WLN & ALA, we would need some WLN / ALA speakers, therefore we are open until 23 April to be contacted by any potential WLN speaker with expertise on:

1. Brexit
2. Distributor agreements (Commercial and/other Competition EU-Law approach)

The visibility of the expertise on internal WLN social media and in Foment could offer great exposure and a good personal promotion tool.

Are you a WLN / ALA member interested to speak on one of the above subjects? If so, please contact David Elvira at:  

Hotel reservation

This project is based on the principle “book your own hotel”. Barcelona offers a wide offer of Hotels and prices. Therefore, everyone should find a hotel to suit his/her needs & budget.

As location reference, we suggest you consider the address of WLN’s partner firm at this address:

  • BUFETE MAс-KRIER ELVIRA, Balmes, 76, Pral, 1., 08007 Barcelona.


Friday WLN Mediterranean dinner

For Friday evening it is planned to have a Mediterranean dinner at the wonderful harbour restaurant One Ocean Club

WLN Next Program – 2 JUNE 2018

WLN Next will have the opportunity to join the WLN Academy on Friday, 1 June 2018 but the group will also have its own meeting on Saturday morning in the offices of BUFETE MAс KRIER ELVIRA and focus on follow up projects concerning the WLN Academy.

If any of your office’s young Lawyers wants to join the WLN Academy / WLN Next event in Barcelona and / or become a member of the Next Group please contact Susanna Grichtmaier ( She will be happy to welcome them and provide more information.

Saturday social program

We have planned to visit one of the oldest CAVA institutions in Catalonian. What is Cava? Cava is the Catalan Champagne (with permission of our French friends for the reference) That will allow us to visit a long tradition of CAVA more than 300 years. 

  • Visit of the institution
  • Lunch in the Cava
  • Cava tasting


We conceive that special event, as open to WLN families if they may be interested. Non alcoholic drinks can be served.


Around 11:40 Departure from BMKE Law Office in Barcelona with bus (WLN Next's meeting will happen beforehand as above).

  • Bus trip
  • 13:00 14:30 Visit Cava
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • Around 18:30 Arrival in Barcelona


Cost and Registration 

The cost per person (adult) of the three events (Academy, Friday’s dinner, and Cava Lunch on Saturday) will be 200 Euros (175 for accompanying persons that will not attend the Academy).

Registration by e-mail please via the e-mail address: 


Please mention the exact names of the persons attending the full programme and accompanying persons attending the social events.

Please be aware of the limitation of places for WLN Academy. First come, first served up to limit of available 40 places.

For the rest of program deadline to registration is 25 April 2018.

Do not let people explain how it was, be there to explain the people.

See you in Barcelona!

Best regards



For more information, contact:

Susanna Grichtmaier, Rechtsanwältin

ebl factum rechtsanwälte, Frankfurt


t +49 69 74749 120


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