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19th Executive M.B.L.-HSG Alumni meeting in Vienna

The Executive M.B.L.-HSG Alumni held their 2016 annual meeting from 26 to 28 May 2016 in Vienna.

The events were organised by alumnus Prof. Dr. Georg Schima, Partner at Kunz Schima Wallentin. The gathering started with a dinner in the garden of Sirbu Heuriger.

The intellectual highlight was a symposium on “Corporate risk decisions: Tackling governmental over-regulation and the threat of criminal prosecution” which was held on 27 May 2016 at Oesterreichische Kontrollbank. Speakers were Prof. Dr. Georg Schima, EMBL-HSG Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA-Court, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg E. Kodek, LL.M., Member of the Austrian Supreme Court and Professor for commercial and civil law at WU Vienna, Dr. Karl Frewein, LL.M., Legal, Head of Competition Law, Rail Cargo Austria AG, and Lauren Dickie, Associate. Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers, Washington D.C., White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice.

The alumni also attended a lecture on “Iran nuclear program, negotiations and agreements, monitoring and control, penalties” at the UN Building, and a Classical Concert Antonio Vivaldi “Four Seasons“ at the Karlskirche.

Valuable gift by Alumnus Prof. Dr. Geort Schima
The official dinner was held in the unique setting of the Austrian National Library which is part of the Hofburg Palace. It was jointly sponsored by Georg Schima and by Christian Mayer, Partner of Starlinger Mayer Attorneys and Chairman of the Executive M.B.L.-HSG Brussels module on competition law and economics. Georg Schima adopted the historic book Kurze Darstellung des staatsrechtlichen Verhältnisses der gefuersteten Abtey St. Gallen in Helvetien zu dem deutschen Reich. Mit 10 Beylagen; 1798. (Epitome of the constitutional relationship between the Princely Abbey of St. Gallen in Helvetia and the German Empire. With 10 annexes; 1798) in honour of the Executive M.B.L.-HSG Alumni Association. The Executive M.B.L. Alumni Association received this valuable gift in deep gratitude.

Here you can see some pictures of the event

During the general assembly of the alumni meeting, the bylaws were amended. Please find the amended bylaws and the meeting minutes here.

Patrizia Köbeli