Vienna Social Programme

Social functions will NOT be confirmed until full payment is received at the IBA office. If full payment is not received by Friday 28 August the allocation will be released without further notice. Places, where relevant, must be purchased for children over 13 years old. Some social functions may not be suitable for young children and, if this is the case, the IBA reserves the right not to admit them.

Social function amendments and returns

All social function bookings must be finalised by close of business on Wednesday 23 September. After this date all amendments, returns and purchases of social function places will only be possible upon arrival at the conference. Social function places returned in person, on-site, will be subject to a 25 per cent administration charge, and a refund will only be made if the place is resold. All refunds will be made from the London office after the conference.

Please note that new social function purchases will be subject to availability at the conference.

Social function prices

The IBA does not mark-up prices or make a profit from social functions. Dining in a large group will cost more than dining individually because of additional costs such as room hire, transport, decoration, etc.

Dress code

The conference dress code is business attire for working sessions and smart casual for social events unless otherwise stated.

Sponsorship

For details of all sponsorship opportunities at this conference, email andrew.webster-dunn@int-bar.org.

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1430 – 1630
Conference newcomer orientation workshop
Hall F2, Level 0, Austria Center Vienna

1700 – 1830
*Opening ceremony
Level 2, Austria Center Vienna

Transport will be provided directly after the opening ceremony from the Austria Center Vienna to the welcome party.

1900 – 2200
*Welcome party
Wiener Konzerthaus

In the ‘City of Music’, the beautiful and historic Wiener Konzerthaus is a most fitting place for our delegates to gather for the welcome party. The Konzerthaus is a glamorous centre of Viennese public life and a jewel of Art Nouveau architecture.

The welcome party is a very special opportunity for you to experience the culinary and cultural highlights of Vienna in this atmospheric building, which is one of the world’s most renowned music venues. Wander through its majestic and beautiful rooms to enjoy its sophisticated ambience to the full, and to hear a wide variety of musical performances, including traditional Austrian polka, Viennese waltzes and many others. All three stories of the building will be open to you, offering an irresistibly tempting selection of themed buffets and bars serving the finest Austrian delights and specialities.

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0800 – 0930
Young Lawyers’ Committee breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

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1230 – 1430
(A) Arab Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

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1230 – 1430
(B) European Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1230 – 1430
(C) North American Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1230 – 1430
(D) Women Lawyers’ Interest Group lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1245
Mediation Committee lunch (AA)
The View 

Price: €99 (€82.50 + €16.50 (VAT))

1300
Individual Tax and Private Client Committee lunch (AB)
Eisvogel

Price: €117 (€97.50 + €19.50 (VAT))  

2000
Committees on Environment, Health and Safety Law and Water Law joint dinner (AC)
Artner

Price: €102 (€85.00 + €17.00 (VAT))

2000
International Trade and Customs  Law Committee dinner (AD)
Vestibül

Price: €111 (€92.50 + €18.50 (VAT))

0830
Committees on Insurance and Maritime and Transport Law joint excursion and lunch (AE)
Winery Kracher and the Neusiedlersee National Park

Price: €96 (€80.00 + €16.00 (VAT))

0800 – 0930
African Regional Forum breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

0800 – 0930
Cybercrime Subcommittee breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

Sponsored by:

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
Austria Center Vienna

1230 – 1430
(E) Asia Pacific Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1230 – 1430
(F) Latin American Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

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1300
Antitrust Committee lunch (AF)
Palais Eschenbach

Price: €120 €100.00 + €20.00 (VAT))

1900
Investment Funds Committee dinner (BK)
Clementine

Price: €117 (€97.50 + €19.50 (VAT))

1900
Corporate and M&A Law Committee dinner (AG)
Palais Ferstel

Price: €150 (€125.00 + €25.00 (VAT))

Sponsored by

1900
Taxation Section dinner (AH)
Pfarrwirt

Price: €105 (€87.50 + €17.50 (VAT))   

1930
Media Law Committee dinner (AI)  
Eisvogel    

Price:  €117 (€97.50 + €19.50 (VAT))   

2000
Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee dinner (AJ)
Schnattl

Price: €96 (€80.00 + €16.00 (VAT)) 

2000
Law Firm Management Committee dinner (AK)
Artner

Price: €102 (€85.00 + €17.00 (VAT))   

2000
LGBTI Law Committee dinner (AL)
Huth Gastwirtschaft       

Price: €78 (€65.00 + €13.00 (VAT))

Sponsored by

2000
Real Estate Section dinner (AM)
Hansen      

 Price: €114 (€95.00 + €19.00 (VAT))

2030
Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
Law (SEERIL) dinner (AN)      
Kristian’s Monastiri

Price: €111 (€92.50 + €18.50 (VAT))

Sponsored by

0800 – 0930
Arbitration Committee breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

Sponsored by

0800 – 0930
Corporate Counsel Forum breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

The Corporate Counsel breakfast is a closed event for in-house counsel only.

The breakfast will be organised as a round-table discussion, having as keynote guest the EU DG Commissioner for Competition. The debate will focus on ‘EU antitrust policy and multinational corporations: compliance challenges’.

Speaker
Alexander Italianer Director General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

0800 – 0930
Family Law Committee breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

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0800 – 0930
Managing Partners’ breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

Sponsored by

0800 – 0930
The IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the Law Society of Scotland
Austria Center Vienna

1230 – 1430
(G) Legal Practice Division lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

Sponsored by

1230
Committees on Banking Law and Securities Law joint lunch (AO)
The View

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))   

Sponsored by

1900
Insolvency Section dinner (AP)
Kunsthistorisches Museum

Price: €96 (€80.00 + €16.00 (VAT))   

1930
Arbitration Committee dinner (AQ)     
Schönbrunn Palace Orangery

Price: €150 (€125.00 + €25.00 (VAT))

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1930
Committees on Communications Law, Space Law and Technology Law joint dinner (AR)
Hansen

Price: €99 (€82.50 + €16.50 (VAT))   

Sponsored by

1930
Committees on Employment and Industrial Relations Law and Discrimination and Equality Law joint dinner (AS)
Wiener Börsensäle

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))   

Sponsored by

               

1930
Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee dinner (AT)
Labstelle

Price: €135 (€112.50 + €22.50 (VAT)) 

Sponsored by

1930
International Franchising Committee dinner (AU)
Artner

Price: €102 (€85.00 + €17.00 (VAT))

1930
Maritime and Transport Law Committee dinner (AV)
Aux Gazelles

Price: €105 (€87.50 + €17.50 (VAT))   

2000
Committees on Anti-Corruption, Business Crime, Criminal Law and War Crimes joint dinner (AW)
Kristian’s Monastiri

Price:  €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))  

Sponsored by

            

2000
Bar Issues Commission dinner (AX)     
Orpheus

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))   

2000
Capital Markets Forum dinner (AY)       
Winzerei

Price: €93 (€77.50 + €15.50 (VAT))

2000
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee dinner (AZ)
Clementine

Price: €84 (€70 + €14 (VAT)) 

2000
International Construction Projects Committee dinner (BA)
Mercado

Price:  €111 (€92.50 + €18.50 (VAT))

2030
Aviation Law Committee dinner (BB)  
Eisvogel

Price: €114 (€95.00 + €19.00 (VAT))

2030
Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee dinner (BC)
Palais Hansen Kempinski

 Price: €108 (€90.00 + €18.00 (VAT))  

Afternoon
IBA football match

One of Europe’s most famous footballing teams is the aptly styled ‘Rapid Wien’, founded in 1898 as Erster Wiener Arbeiter-Fußball-Club (First Viennese Workers’ Football Club). Although many of our regular players may no longer be as ‘rapid’ as they were in their twenties, once again the IBA Annual Conference will provide an opportunity for them to parade their footballing skills. As in previous years the cost will be in the region of e75 payable at the IBA Registration Desk. Transport arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time – please register your interest in playing prior to (or during) the conference week to Keith Oliver or Leonie Stevens (keoliver@petersandpeters.com / lstevens@petersandpeters.com).

0800 – 0930
Academic and Professional Development Committee breakfast
Austria Center Vienna

1230 – 1430
(H) African Regional Forum lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1230 – 1430
(I) Section on Public and Professional Interest lunch
Austria Center Vienna

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

1245
Litigation Committee lunch cruise (BD)      
MS Admiral Tegetthoff

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT))

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1800 – 2030
Host Committee reception
Remise Transport Museum

Dress: Business attire

The Host Committee is delighted to welcome you to its reception at the Remise – Vienna’s newly opened transport museum. The museum is located in the halls of the former Erdberg tram depot, built in 1900. It presents interactive and multimedia exhibits about the city’s public transport systems over the last 150 years, from the horse-drawn carriages of the imperial age to the modern subway.

Guests will enjoy wonderful food, wine and music in this playful and unique setting, including a wine-tasting event where Austrian and Australian wines will be specially featured.

This event is now full. There are no additional spaces available.

1930
International Sales, Franchising and Product Law Section dinner (BE)
Hansen

 Price: €99 (€82.50 + €16.50 (VAT))

1930
Leisure Industries Section and Young Lawyers Committee joint dinner (BF)
Clementine

Price:  €117 (€97.50 + €19.50 (VAT)) 

Sponsored by

             

2000
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee dinner (BG)
Aux Gazelles

Price: €75 (€62.50 + €12.50 (VAT)) 

Sponsored by

2030
Insurance Committee dinner (BH)          
Orpheus

Price: €90 (€75.00 + €15.00 (VAT))  

2030
Mining Law Committee dinner (BI)          
Mercado

Price: €111 (€92.50 + €18.50 (VAT))

2030 – late
Law Rocks! Vienna

Law Rocks! is a series of live ‘battle of the bands’ style rock concerts in which law professionals battle it out on stage for charity at legendary music venues around the world. Law Rocks! started in London five years ago, with the first IBA edition taking place at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston in 2013.

The net proceeds of the event will go to the IBA’s Human Rights Institute and local charity so, if you want to battle it out on stage, or simply enjoy a night of great music for a good cause, visit www.lawrocks.com

2000 – late
(J) Closing party and dinner
Hofburg Palace

Dress: Black tie

Price: €220 (€183.33 + €36.67 (VAT))

The IBA Conference closing party and dinner is a unique opportunity to experience the spectacle and pomp of a traditional Viennese ball.

Delegates can celebrate the IBA Conference closing party at the Hofburg Palace, the home for six centuries of the rulers of Austria and the home of the Habsburgs, the former imperial family of Austria. The location reflects the imperial splendour of the Austro Hungarian Empire and exudes the atmosphere and historic traditions of Vienna’s imperial past.

The closing party will be held in and around two of the grand rooms of the Hofburg Palace, the Zeremoniensaal (Ceremonial Hall) and the Festsaal (Festival Hall). The ceilings of both halls reflect the glory of the Habsburg monarchy and throughout the evening, we will ‘mingle’ with important figures from Austrian imperial history, such as Maximilian I, Karl V and Ferdinand I, as we indulge in a splendid evening of grandeur.

Guests will enjoy Austrian culinary delights and drinks, classical orchestral music, waltzing and more, so that all can say a memorable farewell to Vienna.


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