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3rd Annual European

Media Lawyers Conference

3 Confrence Annuelle pour les


Spcialistes Europens du
Droit des Mdias

Paris, le 12 juin 2017


MLRC s a non-profit membership organization for media
companies and their lawyers. We are supported by over
120 corporate members, including leading content
providers and platforms in digital, broadcast and print
media, trade associations, and media insurance
professionals, in America and around the world. MLRCs
Defense Counsel Section includes more than 200 law
firms worldwide that specialize in media representation.
Visit our website www.medialaw.org
Programme
9h00 Inscription et Petit-Djeuner

9h30 Mot de bienvenue et Prsentation de la Confrence

9h40 11h00 Le Paysage Mdiatique Europen : Comment les diteurs europens grent la
transition vers le numrique ? Pourquoi les socits de tlcommunications acquirent-elles
des groupes mdias traditionnels ? Le droit des donnes personnelles est-il une aide ou un frein
pour les mdias ? Quels sont les risques et bnfices travailler avec des plateformes en ligne ?
La pression financire nuit-elle au journalisme dinvestigation ? Modrateurs : Robert Balin, Davis
Wright Tremaine (New York) et Rmy Fekete, Jones Day (Paris). Avec : Sarah Davis, Guardian
News & Media (London); Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, New York Times International (Paris); Angela
Mills Wade, European Publishers Council (Bruxelles); Thierry Cammas, General Manager of
Viacom Media Networks France (Paris).

11h15 12h30 Dposition des Tmoins dans les Procs de Presse : Simulation dune dposition
et dun interrogatoire crois (cross-examination) de tmoins dans un procs en diffamation et
atteinte la vie prive. Comment les avocats amricains procdent-ils aux interrogatoires des
tmoins dans les dossiers de presse ? Ces techniques peuvent-elles sappliquer en Europe ?
Modrateur : Peter Canfield, Jones Day (Atlanta). Avec des commentaires de Mme. Fabienne
Siredey-Garnier, Prsidente de la chambre de la presse du tribunal de grande instance de Paris.

Djeuner (compris dans linscription)

13h30 14h30 Analyse des Risques avant Publication, Pratiques Compares : Discussion autour
dun article de presse et dun Tweet hypothtiques. Comment analysez-vous les risques en
termes de diffamation, datteinte la vie prive, et autres notamment en France, en Angleterre et
aux Italie? Modrateur : George Freeman, MLRC (New York). Avec la participation dAdam
Cannon, The Sun (Londres); Professor Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University (Milan); Florence
Watrin, Watrin Brault Associes (Paris).

14h45 15h45 Contrler le Droit lImage : Comparaison entre les pratiques europennes et
amricaines dans lutilisation des images de clbrits dans le cadre de contenus ditoriaux et
commerciaux. Quelle est la frontire entre un usage titre dinformation et un usage
commercial ? Modrateur : Jean-Frdric Gaultier, Taliens (Paris). Avec: Kelli Sager, Davis Wright
Tremaine (Los Angeles); Dr. Dirk Wieddekind, Taylor Wessing (Hamburg); Magnus Boyd, Schillings
(London).

16h00 17h15 Les Mdias face aux Populismes (Brexit, Trump, Populismes en Europe) :
Comment les mdias doivent-ils couvrir les mouvements politiques populistes ? Quelle doit tre la
responsabilit de la presse en cas de diffusion de fausses nouvelles ? Les plateformes en ligne
devraient-elles vrifier les informations politiques publies par des tiers ? Modrateurs : Jean-
Yves Dupeux, Lussan (Paris) et Mark Stephens, CBE, Howard Kennedy (Londres). Avec : Eric Chol,
Courrier International (Paris); Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times; Pia Sarma, The Times (Londres), Dr.
Johannes Weberling, Association des Juristes des Maisons dEdition (Berlin).

17h15 18h30 Cocktail (inclus dans linscription)


Program
9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:40 -11:00 The European Media Business Landscape


How are European publishers handling the migration of content from print to digital? Why are
telecom companies buying traditional media companies? Are data privacy laws helping or hurting
media business? What are the benefits and risks of working with online platforms? Are financial
pressures creating a lack of investigative journalism? Moderators: Robert Balin, Davis Wright
Tremaine, New York; and Remy Fekete, Jones Day, Paris. With: Sarah Davis, Guardian News &
Media (London); Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, New York Times International (Paris); Angela Mills
Wade, European Publishers Council (Brussels); Thierry Cammas, General Manager of Viacom
Media Networks France (Paris).

11:15 - 12:30 Trial Techniques for Media Lawyers


Mock examination and cross-examination of a defamation/privacy claimant. How do U.S. lawyers
examine parties and witnesses in media cases? How can French lawyers apply these techniques to
French media cases? Moderator: Peter Canfield, Jones Day, Atlanta. With comments from
Madame Fabienne Siredey-Garnier, Prsidente de la chambre de la presse du tribunal de grande
instance de Paris.

Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 - 2:30 Comparative Vetting Exercise


Group discussion of a hypothetical news article and Tweets. How do you vet for libel, privacy, and
related issues? Moderated by George Freeman, MLRC, New York. Expert discussants include:
Adam Cannon, The Sun (London); Professor Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University (Milan); Florence
Watrin, Watrin Brault Associes (Paris).

2:45 - 3:45 Controlling Image Rights


A comparison of European and American law on using images of celebrities in editorial and
commercial content. What are the boundaries between editorial and commercial use? Slide show
of examples. Moderator: Jean-Frdric Gaultier, Taliens (Paris). With Kelli Sager, Davis Wright
Tremaine (Los Angeles); Dr. Dirk Wieddekind, Taylor Wessing (Hamburg); Magnus Boyd, Schillings
(London).

4:00 - 5:15 Brexit, Trump European Populism and the Media


How should the media cover populist political movements and unpredictable events? Should the
press be responsible for publishing "fake news"? Should online platforms be required to vet
political content from third parties? Moderators: Mark Stephens, CBE, Howard Kennedy (London);
Jean Yves Dupeux, Lussan Societe d'avocats (Paris). With: Eric Chol, Courrier International (Paris);
Jim Newton, Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles); Pia Sarma, The Times (London); Dr. Johannes
Weberling, Association of Publishing House Counsels (Berlin).

5:15 - 6:30 Cocktail Reception (included in registration)


Delegates and Panelists
Basile Ader Sarah Davis
Lgipresse, Paris Guardian News & Media Ltd, London

Ernesto Apa Beatriz De Silva


Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, Rome Lussan Et Associes, Paris

Celine Astolfe Stephen Dunbar-Johnson


Cabinet Lombard Baratelli & Associes, Paris New York Times International, Paris

Robert D. Balin Jean-Yves Dupeux


Davis Wright Tremaine, New York Lussan Et Associes, Paris

Ann Becker Danielle Elkrief


European Publishers Council, Belgium Elkrief Avocat, Paris

Nicolas Benoit Rmy Fekete


SCP Lussan, Paris Jones Day, Paris

Amlie Blocman Julie Anne Ford


Legipresse, Paris George Brothers Kincaid & Horton, Austin

Florence Bourg Philip Formosa


Paris Ganado Advocates, Malta

Magnus Boyd George Freeman


Schillings, London Media Law Resource Center, New York

Jens Van den Brink Jean-Frdric Gaultier


Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam Taliens, Paris

Thierry Cammas Karlene Goller


Viacom Media Networks, Paris The Law Office of Karlene Goller PC, Los Angeles

Peter C. Canfield Jane Goodacre


Jones Day, Atlanta Bird & Bird LLP, London

Adam Cannon Frederic Gras


News UK, London Avocat au Barreau, Paris

Christine Causse Gabarrou Dave Heller


ccg-avocats, Paris Media Law Resource Center, New York

Nina Caux Erica Henshilwood


Cabinet Delphine Meillet, Paris Simons Muirhead & Burton, London

Eric Chol David Hooper


Corrier International, Paris Howard Kennedy LLP, London

Nicholas Dalton Padraig Hughes


Selarl Dalton Sandoval, Paris Media Legal Defence Initiative, London
Bryony Hurst Pia Sarma
Bird & Bird LLP, London Times Newspapers, London

Caroline Ifrah Patrick Sergeant


Cabinet IFRAH, Paris Paris

Daphne Juster Asim Singh


Avocat au Barreau, Paris Singh Law Firm, Paris

Clare Lamay Mme. Fabienne Siredey-Garnier


Legipresse, Paris Prsidente de la chambre de la presse du tribunal
de grande instance de Paris, Paris
Sophie Lanon
Hachette Filipacchi Associs (HFA), Paris Martin Soames
Simons Muirhead & Burton, London
Camille Landrieu
Hachette Filipacchi Associs (HFA), Paris Mark Stephens
Howard Kennedy LLP, London
Jonathan McCauley
Media Legal Defence Initiative, London Virginie Tesniere
Cabinet Bauer Bigot & Associes, Paris
Delphine Meillet
Cabinet Delphine Meillet, Paris Isabella Tomesco
Hachette Filipacchi Associs (HFA), Paris
Angela Mills Wade
European Publishers Council, Brussels Olaf Trojan
Bird & Bird LLP, London
Elizabeth Morley
Howard Kennedy LLP, London Paul Waszink
Bird & Bird LLP, Amsterdam
Jim Newton
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Florence Watrin
Watrin Brault Associes, Paris
Lorraine Papart
Paris Dr. Johannes Weberling
Association of Publishing House Counsels , Berlin
Perrine Pelletier
Luchtenberg Avocats, Paris Dr. Dirk Wieddekind
Taylor Wessing LLP, Hamburg
Oreste Pollicino
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, Milan Christien Wildeman
Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam
Charles-Edouard Renault
De Gaulle Fleurance Et Associs, Paris Margaux Wipf
Lussan Et Associes, Paris
Kelli L. Sager
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles