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Pre Event Pack | Barcelona 2017

IR Dealmakers February 02-04, 2017 Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Message from the MD DEAR MEMBERS We look forward to hosting our first ever practice group meeting in the beautiful city of Barcelona. This is an exciting opportunity for you to directly connect with dealmakers across the world who are working with clients on cross border issues. This event will enable members to learn about what is happening in other jurisdictions and discover referrals, ideas for collaboration and ways in which the IR group can working together more closely for the benefit of all. Ticket numbers again will be limited, as we feel it important that the focus is on relationship development and giving each attendee time to speak with one another. Please therefore be sure to confirm your interest and ticket ASAP to avoid being disappointed (as all IR events have now sold out for the last 3 years). In addition, we will have an excellent social program supported by local members and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the Spanish culture, with an opening drinks reception, networking dinner and optional excursion post event. Typically such events have members from around 40 plus jurisdictions. Attendees for this meeting, will include lawyers, corporate finance advisers, accountants and other transaction support service firms. We hope you can join us and look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards

Tom Wheeler

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Attendee Experiences From 2017, IR Global hosts three events a year, each offering unique


experiences. These

Bob Freitas of Freitas Angell &

include a specialist

Weinberg, California

practice area meeting

in February, our ‘On the Road’ event in May and the annual conference in



Christian Roth of rothpartners, Paris, IR Member of the Year 2015

WATCH highlights from the ‘On the Road’ 2016 event in San Francisco


With IR Global, it’s not just about

Excellent opportunity to develop

The great thing about this group

networking, it’s more about

new contacts and to keep those

is that there is no pretense.

socializing, connecting & building trust

with the colleagues whom I met at the

Everyone knows why they are there and

with our fellow members that boosts rela-

past IR Global events. It’s good to know

everyone is very open to networking and

tionships & gives quality satisfaction from

that I can contact the colleagues in vari-

sending work to other people that they

each event creating greater value for each

ous jurisdictions worldwide if necessary

cannot do alone.

& every one.

for our clients services and vice versa that

Wissam Abousleiman, Abousleiman & Co, Lebanon

Robert Silverman, Grunfeld, Desiderio,

we can help our colleagues with providing

Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, US

the services for their clients.

New York

Andrea Vasiľová, VASIL & Partners, Slovakia

Event Schedule 02

THURSDAY The evening drinks reception will be hosted in the sumptuous Frank’s Bar within the Hotel Arts Barcelona. The reception will include drinks and canapés and offer attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.


FRIDAY Presentations and networking day within the hotel. During this main conference day, the attendees will hear from the IR management team, guest speakers and have plenty of time to discuss opportunities and areas for collaboration. Evening meal outside of the hotel. As usual we will choose a memorable venue providing attendees with a wonderful experience of the city by night and further opportunities to network.


SATURDAY Optional half day excursion to be announced.

Member rate tickets are priced at


which includes opening drinks reception with canapés on Thursday, full day conference on Friday and luxury nertworking dinner on Friday evening. Spouses Programme Drinks reception................................................... £100.00 Evening meal........................................................ £150.00 Excursion...................................................................... TBA Optional Excursion on Saturday / spouse excursion. Info to follow.

Secure your place now at

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 Barcelona, located at the Mediterranean sea in the very north of the Spanish coast, is certainly the most cosmopolitan and economically most active city in this country. It is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia

In 2008 it was the fourth most economically powerful city by GDP

region, is defined by quirky art and architecture, im-

in the European Union and 35th in the world with GDP amounting

aginative food and vibrant street life. It has medieval

to €177 billion. In 2012 Barcelona had a GDP of $170 billion;

roots, seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter, but a

it is leading Spain in both employment rate and GDP per capita

modernist personality represented by architect Antoni


Gaudí’s fantastical Sagrada Família church. Its restaurant scene, anchored by the central Boqueria market, ranges from fine dining to tiny tapas bars.

In 2009 the city was ranked Europe’s third and one of the world’s most successful as a city brand. In the same year the city was ranked Europe’s fourth best city for business and fastest improv-

Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist,

ing European city, with growth improved by 17% per year, but it

economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its

has since been in a full recession with declines in both employ-

influence in commerce, education, entertainment,

ment and GDP per capita, with some recent signs of the begin-

media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to

ning of an economic recovery. Since 2011 Barcelona is a leading

its status as one of the world’s major global cities. It

smart city in Europe. Barcelona is a transport hub with the Port of

is a major cultural and economic center in southwest-

Barcelona being one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest

ern Europe, 24th in the world (before Zürich, after

European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El

Frankfurt) and a financial center.

Prat Airport, which handles above 40 million passengers per year.

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Accomodation Discover a luxury hotel on the Mediterranean in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. A blissful retreat, cultural hub, meeting space and fine dining destination rolled into one. A place where exceptional service comes as standard, and every guest is made to feel part of the family. Welcome to the Hotel Arts Barcelona.

Rising above the seafront and the city’s Port Olimpic, Hotel Arts is a true sanctuary among luxury beach hotels in Barcelona, providing the perfect setting to connect you to this vibrant and inspiring destination. Including; Terraced gardens and outdoor swimming pool, private contemporary art collection, a spectacular Spa, 43 The Spa, located on the 43rd floor & Gym and offering six restaurants and bars serving from informal breakfasts to exceptional cuisine with two Michelin stars.

Room Rates (per night) 250.00 Euros (approx. £210.00) + City Tax: 2.25 € + 10% tax, per guest per night. The max amount chargeable is 15.75 € +10% tax (total 7 nights.) This rate has been secured for the nights of Feb 2nd -4th. There is additional charges for additional guests as normal. Breakfast is included in the room rate per day.

If you plan on extending your stay outside these dates, please speak to or for best available rates.

Book your hotel reservation directly




IR Global

Thomas Wheeler

Ticket Booking

The Piggery

Managing Director

Woodhouse Farm Hotel Bookings

Catherine de Barnes Lane

Ross Nicholls

Catherine de Barnes B92 0DJ

Business Development Director

Telephone: +44 (0)1675 443396

Hotel Art Barcelona

Rebecca Burden Client Manager

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