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When: 02 - 03 May 2018
Where: Tallinn, Estonia
Hosted by member firm, COBALT Estonia, the WSG 2018 European Regional Meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia on 02 - 03 May 2018. The program featured engaging guest speakers and panel perspectives while offering several opportunities for delegates to network among professionals in the European region and across the WSG Network.

Wednesday 02 May
Welcome Reception
Restaurant TULJAK
Pirita tee 26e, 10127 Tallinn
Thursday 03 May
08:00 - 08:30
WSG Women's Breakfast
Hilton Tallinn, Room: Sydney
09:00 - 10:00
Speaker Presentation
Economic Challenges of the Euro Area

Guest Speaker:
Ardo Hansson, Governor, Bank of Estonia
10:00 - 11:15
Panel Discussion
Use of Project Management Skills and Methodologies Within Law Firms

Professor Haukur Ingi Jónasson, Professor and Head of the Board of the MPM Programme, Reykjavik University
Orn Gunnarsson, Managing Partner, LEX Law
Gary Assim, Partner, Shoosmiths
Dr.Joerg Schewe, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Sten Luiga, Senior Partner, COBALT Estonia
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30
Speaker Presentation
An Exploration of Acceptable and Unacceptable European Processes in Crimea, South Sudan, Abkhazia and Catalonia in Contrast to the Rest of the World

Guest Speaker:
Dr. René Värk, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Tartu
12:30 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:15
Panel Discussion
European Chaos: What is Next?

Paul Carlyle, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Lukasz Szegda, Partner, Wardynski & Partners
Vadym V. Samoilenko, Partner, Asters
Dr. René Värk, Professor of International Law and Professor of Military Law, University of Tartu
Andras Szecskay, Managing Partner Szecskay Attorneys at Law
15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Speaker Presentation
Digital On-boarding according to AML4

Guest Speaker:
Aivar Paul, Head of AML, LHV Bank
16:00 - 16:45
Panel Discussion
Implementation of AML and KYC within Our Law Firms and Joint Projects

Moderator: Simona Halakova, Partner, Cechová & Partners
Martine Samuelian, Partner,Jeantet
Vasco Marques, Partner, PLMJ
Dr. Hans Rudolf Trüeb, Partner, Walder Wyss
Aivar Paul, Head of AML, LHV Bank

16:45 - 17:00
WSG Regional Updates
Closing Remarks
Cocktail & Dinner Reception
The Seaplane Harbor
Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn, Estonia
Friday 04 May
9:30 - 10:00
Meet in Hilton Tallinn Lobby for Optional Tour & Local Lunch
10:00 - 12:00
Optional Event
Old Town Tour
Details to Follow
12:00 - 13:30
RaeMeieirei Restoran
Dunkri 5, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia

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