Avrio Advocati, a network of law firms with a strong base in Europe as well as members in America, Hong Kong and Australia, has organized its 2019 Spring Conference on 23th May, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Dr. Bonn & Kollegen as hosts and with Živković Samardžić in attendance.
Spring conference was also an opportunity to organize first Managing Partners’ Forum, on the topic “Buying, selling and merging your own law firm”. The Managing Partners’ Forum is a place which gathers managing and other senior partners of Avrio Advocati, like ours Uroš Đorđević, member of the Board of Directors of AVRIO Advocati, where they can share their experiences in managing their law firm and discuss various issues concerning law firm management (ranging from day-to-day issues, such as wellness and retention, to strategic aspects of management, whether to sell your firm or buy another firm).
Since Frankfurt is the European financial centre, conference attendees visited the headquarters of the European Central Bank, followed by a presentation by ECB officials where they heard about the history of the institution and learned some lesser known facts about its impressive new building.
Important topics discussed at the conference included informative presentations by Mr. Fabian von Lindeiner, Head of Section Governance & Civil Service Law, Division Institutional Law, Directorate General Legal Services (presentation on central banking sides of the ECB’s activities) and Mr. Giovanni Bassani, Senior Legal Counsel, Division Supervisory Law, Directorate General Legal Services.
Conference opened with welcome speech of Mr. Uwe Becker, Deputy Mayor and Town Treasurer. His speech was followed by presentation of Mr. Felix Bergmaster, Judge of the District Court in Frankfurt. After that, Mr. Paolo Corradino, ECB, Deputy Director General gave a speech on “European Banking System: Strengths and Challenges”. The official part of the conference was concluded with the General Consuls’ Panel, where consuls general of Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia and Thailand presented the legal system and investment opportunities in their respective countries.
“All conference topics were very well received and ended up with an excellent debate and it was pleasure to see how all of participants were engaged in a discussion. Živković Samardžić this year celebrates 20th anniversary and so far we have been on many conferences such as this, since we believe that they are very important for our work and development, like landmark transactions are, or solving of major disputes and other deals and cases in times of significant change for our clients”, said Uroš Đorđević, Partner at Živković Samardžić.
Last day of conference ended with presentations of Avrio existing members: presentation of Mr. Bruce Bowden of Leech Tishman, USA; presentation of Mr. Thomas Boller of BLS, Austria; and presentation of Mr. Juan Carlos Urquidi Fell of Urquidi Abogados, Chile; presentation of Mrs. Jasmina Brezovska of Bona Fide Law Firm, North Macedonia and presentation of Mrs. Beverley Zabow of BLS Law from Israel.
Živković Samardžić was represented at the Avrio Advocati 2019 Spring Conference by Uroš Đorđević, Partner at Živković Samardžić and member of the AVRIO Advocati Board of directors.