16th Annual Meeting – E.M.B.L.-HSG Alumni Association – 30 May – 1 June 2013Published by Katharina Linhart on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 09:22
This year’s Alumni meeting brought us to the capital of France, Paris.
After a welcome reception and getting to know each other at the hotel Concorde Opera, the group enjoyed Parisian dinner specialities at the Restaurant Grand Café des Capucines.
On Friday morning the Alumni had the opportunity to visit the Autorité de la concurrence, where the Vice-President of the Autorité and former President of the Commercial chamber of the Cour de Cassation Claire Favre held a workshop on the issues of “The institutional design of competition regulation in France” and “Competition enforcement and advocacy in France”.
In the afternoon the group was kindly invited by the reputed Law firm Eversheds, where the general meeting of the E.M.B.L.-HSG Alumni Association took place. The President of the Alumni Association Nadja Ceregato and the Director of the Program Prof. Dr.Dr. Carl Baudenbacher informed the group about current developments.
Afterwards two prominent partners of Eversheds gave two very interesting and entertaining speeches. Rémi Kleiman spoke about “Trends and perspectives of the international legal market”, while Rodman Bundy shared his “Over thirty years as counsel and advocate in high profile public international law litigations: experience and war stories” with us.
That evening some of our Alumni enjoyed a Dance – Theatre show, while others went for a Dinner Cruise on the Seine.
On Saturday the group visited the famous HEC Paris, situated in the suburb Jouy en Josas Cedex. HEC (and HSG) Professor Philippe Corruble delivered his lively speech about the history of the HEC and about current challenges and afterwards guided the group over the very beautiful campus to the Château of the HEC, where the group had lunch.
Later on we were lucky enough to have a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles.
The traditional farewell dinner took place at the famous Restaurant Train Bleu, which is located within the Gare de Lyon.
The 2013 E.M.B.L.-HSG Alumni meeting was a great success and much enjoyed by all participants. We very much look forward to seeing as many as you as possible next year. The venue of next year’s meeting will be communicated soon.