Event Information

Annual Conference 2022

Lisbon, Portugal 22nd September - 23rd September, 2022

The European Circuit invites you to its Annual Conference in Lisbon, on 22-23 September 2022.

Registration IS now available below

Lunch at the Museu Da Cerveja, on Friday September 23rd, is kindly sponsored by AON Portugal

  • Hotel information
  • Programme
  • Speakers
  • Registration

Hotel information

The conference sessions will be taking part at the Conselho Geral da Ordem dos Advogados, Largo São Domingos 14, 1150-062 Lisbon (location here), which is in easy reach from many of Lisbon’s hotels.

This is a non-residential conference and we invite delegates to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodation. Unfortunately we have not been able to arrange a special rate at a specific hotel, as we have done on occasion in the past.  

The following hotels (among others) are convenient for the conference venue, but we have no arrangement with them:

BessaHotel Liberdade

Madalena or Figueira by The Beautique Hotels

Altis Avenida

Hotel da Baixa

Lisboa Pessoa Hotel

Eurostars Das Letras

As in past years, we will be covering a wide array of topics that are of interest to practitioners interested in cross-border issues:

Thursday 22 September

  • A New Regulatory Landscape? Attempts to Control Big Tech

  • Retention v. Deletion of Data: Where Should the Line be Drawn?

    Friday 23 September

  • The Impact of International Law on Family Law

  • Contrasting Judicial Approaches to Restrictions on Liberty During Covid-19

  • The Effect of Armed Conflict on Legal Services

  • The Pegasus Scandal and the Increased Use of Spy Software: Issues for Practitioners

    The conference will also include the Annual Gala Dinner at the Pousada de Lisboa, lunch at the Museu da Cerveja (“the Beer Museum”) and a drinks reception, as well as the Circuit AGM. We also hope to have a court visit on the Friday morning (details to be confirmed).

  • Confirmed speakers include:

    Mr Justice David Barniville, Court of Appeal of Ireland

    Nuno Cardoso Ribeiro, Senior Partner, Divórcio & Família, Lisbon

    Elisa de la Nuez, Partner, GC Legal, former State Attorney, Madrid

    Matthew Happold, 3 Hare Court, Professor of Public International Law, University of Luxembourg

    Barbara J. Howard, Principal, Barbara J. Howard Co., Cincinnati

    Aonghus Kelly, Executive Director, Irish Rule of Law International

    Bruno Lasserre, former vice-president of the Conseil d’État, Paris

    Ronan Lupton SC, Bar of Ireland

    Niamh McCarthy, Deputy General Counsel, International Airlines Group, London

    Michael McDowell SC, Bar of Ireland, former Attorney General and Minister for Justice

    Mrs Justice Maura McGowan, High Court of England and Wales

    Felicity McMahon, 5RB, Bar of England and Wales

    Sinéad McSweeney, VP Global Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter, Dublin

    Luís Menezes Leitão, President of the Portuguese Bar Association

    Johanna Norrback-Ilvessalo, founder, Familja, Espoo

    Jennifer O’Brien, Irish Family Law Chambers, Dublin

    HHJ Richard Pearce, Judge in Charge of the Circuit Commercial Court, Manchester

    João Perry da Câmara, Partner, RA&A, Lisbon

    Registration for the Conference is now open via the links below:

    Early bird rates are due to end on 31 July 2022.

    Members gets preferential rates for the conference – to join the Circuit, please click here.

    Please note that there will be an admin cancellation charge of £50 / €60 for cancellation of a conference registration on any date up to and including 14 September 2022, but the balance of the registration fee will be refunded. Thereafter, for cancellations within seven days of the start of the conference, only 50% of the fee will be refunded and the admin charge of £50 / €60 will still apply. No refund will apply in respect of cancellations of places at the Gala Dinner after 14 September 2022.

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