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Organised by the Real Estate, Environmental & Energy Law and Transport Law Commissions

Session #1




 Wednesday, 25 August

 12:00 – 13:00 CEST

 Millennium Ballroom and online


The pandemic has accelerated technological innovation. This has changed the evolution of our cities, opening up new perspectives for mobility and entire city spaces (city planning, real estate, etc). It’s becoming increasingly evident that people and goods will move differently in the future. New forms of living with reduced space requirements and efficient logistics with lower storage capacity are already a reality. A new understanding of work spaces is completely changing the entire market – now more than ever, the focus is shifting to flexible work and office structures.

Environmental protection, including responsible resource use and the recycling of available supplies, is the guiding principle for the present and the future.

In this changing world, questions arise as to how new problems should be tackled technically and legally. How can technology contribute to a fair world in the future? What is possible and what is utopia? When it comes to environmental needs, who is sitting in the driving seat – politicians, technocrats, lawyers, investors, or the people? How will we determine fairness and justice in the future? Will the balancing of legal interests change in the future? Can AI create a fair world?

Join this session held by the AIJA Real Estate, Energy Law, and Transport Law Commissions. Together, we’ll look at existing and future projects as well as “natural” developments in an innovative city structure that are impacting our lives. We’ll also respond to the above questions and discuss whether change can happen.

Key topics: City spaces, Logistics and Mobility in the city of the future; Clean energy, artificial intelligence, big data, limited resources, home office


Thomas Seeber

Kunz Wallentin, Austria

Speaker & Session Coordinator

Louise Wong

The Law Society of Hong Kong & B. Mak & Co. Solicitors, Hong Kong


Hannah Fadinger

Kunz Wallentin Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

Speaker & Virtual Moderator

Practices as Attorney at Law in Vienna, with particular emphasis on real estate law, digitalization and legal tech as well as banking & finance law. Thomas regularly acts as a speaker at universities, conferences and as part of the Round Table of Covered Bonds by Verband Deutscher Pfandbriefbanken.

Founder and CEO of Realest8 Technologies, an Austria based start-up digitising real estate transactions from start to finish; Member of the Real Estate Law Commission and Executive Board Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). 

Louise is a dual qualified lawyer in England and Wales and Hong Kong. She currently works as a litigation associate in Hong Kong.

Appointed member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) of the Transport and Housing Bureau, and an Adjudicator of the Immigration Tribunal of the Security Bureau.  Louise also sits on various committees of the Law Society of Hong Kong including the Standing Committee of External Affairs and the International Legal Affairs Committee.

Hannah is a 3rd year trainee lawyer in Vienna with specialisations in real estate law, banking & finance as well as corporate law. Hannah has written several papers in Austrian legal journals thematising these areas of law and has also acted as co-speaker in university lectures.

Christian Hochstrasser

ThomannFischer Law Firm, Switzerland


Practices as Counsel and Attorney at Law in courts and arbitral tribunals, with particular emphasis on contract law, corporate and commercial law. Special know-how in the field of transport law, logistics and customs law.

Co-founder and co-head of the expert group for transport and logistics law of the Bar Association of Basel; Member of the Transport Law Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA); Member of the German Association of Transport Law. Recommended by Who’s Who Legal and Bilanz & Le Temps for Transport Law.


Daria Capotorto

Tonucci & Partners, Italy

Session Coordinator

Thomas Seeber

Kunz Wallentin, Austria

Speaker & Session Coordinator

Cem Arikan

gbf Attorneys-at-law, Switzerland

Moderator & Session Coordinator