ECBA Spring Conference 10 and 11 May 2019

Recent developments in the lawyer-client privilege / Challenges for the defence in the Refugee Crisis


General Information 

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The reception was held at the Benaki Museum with welcome speeches by Vincent Asselineau, Chair of the ECBA and Ilias Anagnostopoulos, Chair of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association. On Saturday, the conference opened with welcoming speeches by Vincent Asselineau, Chair of the ECBA, who welcomed the participants and announced the conference agenda. Read more...


Recent developments in the lawyer-client privilege (including the judgments of the UK Appeal Court [ENRC case] and those of the German Constitutional Court [Volkswagen/Jones Day])
Chair: Ilias Anagnostopoulos
Presentation by Jaime Campaner, Spain
• Hayley Ichilcik, United Kingdom
• Oliver Kipper, Germany
• George Pyromallis, Greece
Contribution by Dominika Stepinska-Duch, Poland
• Jaanus Tehver, Estonia

CJEU litigation project regarding how to formulate a request in a criminal case to the Court of Justice of the European Union by way of a preliminary reference
Presentation by Laure Baudrihaye-Gérard, Fair Trials International

Saving Lives in the Mediterranean Sea
Presentation by Fabienne Lassalle, General Director of SOS Mediterranee, organisation managing the boat Aquarius saving refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.

Challenges for the defence in the Refugee Crisis; The interplay of asylum and extradition proceedings (including the “Greek” experience); Right to a lawyer before arrest; Defence risks; Can a defence lawyer be considered a client’s accomplice?
Chair: Alexis Anagnostakis
Presentation by Nicola Canestrini, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Italy
Contribution by Kirsty Brimelow QC, Head of International Human Rights Team Doughty Street Chambers, Former Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England       and Wales (2012-2018)
Contribution by Vassilis Kerasiotis, Attorney at law in supreme courts, Director of HIAS Greece (Lawyers defending Refugees in the island of Lesvos)
• Panagiotis Perakis, Member of the Board of Athens Bar Association, Chairman of the CCBE Access to Justice Committee, Member of the CCBE Migration Committee

About us
Chair: Vladimir Hrle
ACE, Vladimir Hrle
• E-evidence, Stephanie Schott
CCBE, Ondrej Laciak
• Brexit, Vincent Asselineau
• Belfast conference, James MacGuill