Midem 2018 IAEL Programme Confirmed

Wednesday 6th June - IAEL/Midem Legal Summit



10:00 - 11:30


Main Room

Auditorium A

Palais Level 3


The IAEL Legal Update for Entertainment & Technology  


Once again legal and industry experts report on those developments which have had a major impact on the industry this year, along with what we can expect in the next twelve months.


As usual, the session will cover both media and entertainment issues as well as related technology sector developments.




Susan Abramovitch, Head of Entertainment Law, Gowling WLG (Canada); and

Peter Marx, Partner, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners (Belgium).




Graham HendersonPresident and CEO, Music Canada (Canada) - A Change is Gonna Come: Modernization at the Copyright Board of Canada.


Guest speaker: 


Martin Goebbels, Director, Integro Insurance Brokers Limited (UK) - Terrorism, Show Cancellations and Contracts: Whose Responsibility is it?


Camille Burkhart, Lawyer, Nomos (France) - Moral Rights: When Courts Don't Stop the Music; Kenneth D. Freundlich, Lawyer, Freundlich Law (US) - Legal Updates from Across the Pond; Sophie Goossens, Counsel, Reed Smith (London and Paris) - News from Europe: How Brussels is Redefining the Lines of an Ever-Changing Landscape; Isioma Idigbe, Head of the Media and Entertainment department, Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors (Nigeria) -  Lessons from the Emerging Nigerian Creative Economy; Marijn Kingma, Lawyer, Höcker Advocaten (Netherlands) - Knowing Me, Knowing You: GDPR in the Music Industry; Götz Schneider-Rothhaar, Managing Partner, Fuhrmann Wallenfels (Germany) - Relief or Censorship: The German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz ("Hate Speech Law"); Monika Tashman, Member, Fox Rothschild (US) - Come Ons, Take Downs and Dirty Laundry: How #MeToo can Transform the Music Industry for the Better.


Followed by coffee and networking - Main Room foyer (to 12.00)


12:00 - 13:00


Main Room

Auditorium A

Palais Level 3

The IAEL Masterclass - The Anticipated New Copyright Legislation: The Music Modernization Act And  Its US and International Impact 

US copyright law reform doesn't happen often - so when it does we need to pay attention. This session will assess the proposed new legislation and look forward to how the application and enforcement  of the new law will impact the industry.

Moderator and Speakers

Christine Lepera, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (US); Jay Rosenthal, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (US);  Andrea Williams,  General Counsel, Private Office, (Cayman Islands); Chris Harrison, CEO, Digital Media Association (DiMA) (US). 


13:00 - 14:30


Roof of the Palais


Lunch on the Terrace - The power of grassroots artist advocacy and a multi-territorial approach to addressing the Value Gap. 


When it comes to addressing the Value Gap, we all have a role to play. This is the foundation of Miranda Mulholland’s advocacy, which has profoundly resonated with artists and policymakers alike. Mulholland will deliver a keynote and she will be joined for a panel discussion by experts in the international push to address the Value Gap, including IFPI chief executive Frances Moore and Anne-Marie Pecaroro, Founding Partner of A Turquoise. The panel will be moderated by Jeff Liebenson, President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.

Buffet service will take place from 13:00 to 13:20 pm. 


14:30 - 16:30


Main Room

Auditorium A

Palais Level 3


The IAEL Main SeminarFinding The Value In The Gap


Last year we examined the positive effect of technology: supporting a return to industry growth and value creation. This year, we extend that focus to the so-called “Value Gap”, looking beyond the “Safe Harbour” debate at what other factors might contribute to the distance between rights owners’/artists’ expectations and reality when it comes to income generation in the new paradigm.




Paul Kempton, Managing Director, Footprint Music (UK); and Massimo Travostino, Partner, Studio Legale Associato Della Gatta Travostino Bottero(Italy)




Kenneth J. Abdo, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP (USA); Simon Anderson, Director, Audio Network (UK); Hans Bousie, Partner, Bureau Brandeis (The Netherlands);  Daniel Campello Queiroz, CEO, CQ Rights (Brazil); Marcelo Goyanes, Partner, Murta Goyanes Advogados (Brazil); Bill Hochberg, Partner, Greenberg Glusker LLP (USA); Ralf Kitzberger, Partner, Schickhardt Rechtsanwalte (Germany); Enzo Mazza, CEO, FIMI (Italy); Ben McEwen, Commercial Director,  ICE Services (UK); Anne-Marie Pecoraro, Founding Partner, A Turquoise (France); Stephanie Rotelli, Founding Partner, M&R Europe (Italy); Olivier Sasserath, Partner, MVVP (Belgium); Stefano Vaccarino, Repertoire Manager, Irmãos Vitale (Brazil); Mark Vermaat, Head of Business Development, Soundmouse Ltd (UK); Angela Rose White, COO, David Rose Publishing (USA). 



Followed by


The IAEL Cocktail Party

From 4.30pm to 5:45pm inVerrière Californie (Palais 5)



IAEL Dinner

From 19:30pm at Plage Goeland



Thursday 7th June



10:30 - 11:30


Networking Hub

Toscan du Plantier

Palais Level 1



Speedmeetings - Meet the Lawyers


Specialist lawyers will be available to Midem attendees for five-minute one-to-one consultations to provide guidance on relevant topics ranging from copyright to contract. No need to book, just turn-up! First come, first served.



Vincent Arias, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Spain); Rob Van Dongen, Founder, Dikhoff Van Dongen(Netherlands); Sandra Gama, Chief Legal Officer, iMusica (Brazil); Joep Meddens, Attorney, Höcker Advocaten (Netherlands); Howard Hertz, Founder, Hertz Schram PC (US); Yahaya Maikori, Founding Partner, Law Allianz (Nigeria); Amy Oraefo, Owner and Managing Attorney, Amy Oraefo P.C. (US); Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira, Partner, Veirano Advogados (Brazil); Peer Petersen, Partner, Bird & Bird (Denmark); Wim Schreurs, Founder, Ubilex (Belgium).




From 11:30 to 13:00 in Audi I