The Euréseau Autumn Meeting 2017 took place in Luxembourg, Luxembourg and was hosted by Kayser and Lenert - Avocat à la Cour.
Luxembourg, one of the de facto capitals of the European Union and a global banking and administrative centre, was the venue of this year’s EuréseaU Autumn meeting in October 2017. The team of Kayser and Lenert - Avocat à la Cour and in particular Robert Kayser and his partners Laurent Lenert and Max Becker organized an interesting weekend for 24 members of EuréseaU from 15 different countries.
EuréseaU's Autumn meeting 2017 offered participants from 15 different law firms ample opportunity for public and professional exchange. The event started with Friday afternoon’s visit to the MUDAM, which is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg. Already the building of the museum, by famous Sino-American architect Leoh Ming Pei, is a marvelous dialogue between the natural and historical environment. The building itself is nestled in the former surrounding walls of Fort Thüngen. From the MUDAM you just have a short walk down to the old town or up to the European district of Kirchberg. The members joining the guided tour of the MUDAM on Friday afternoon were particularly impressed by the show of the artist Bio Su-Mei Tse. She is a graduate from Luxembourg School of Contemporary Arts and her show gives a very charming and modern overview about Luxembourg. The day was rounded off at the welcome reception at Hotel Meliá on Friday night, which finally led to a very interesting night-time restaurant tour of some members to the old town of Luxembourg.
After a very productive morning session on the network's current status and future developments, the participants truly enjoyed their sight-seeing tour around Luxembourg city on Saturday afternoon. One of the most impressive highlights was the Palace of the Grand Dukes. The oldest Renaissance parts still remaining of this imposing building date from 1572. While other parts were added in the 18th century, they were later remodeled in Renaissance style to give the palace a coherent look. Other important places of interest on this lovely walking tour included the Bock Casemates and Promontory, the cradle of the city of Luxembourg and the first stronghold belonging to the Luxembourg Counts and Dukes. The participants of the tour also enjoyed the city’s oldest shrine St. Michael’s Church, built in 987, and the early Christian sanctuary Quirin Chapel as well as the mighty Viaduct (Passerelle) with its 24 arches.
In the evening, EuréseaU was treated to a very special and exclusive dinner invitation at Cercle Munster, a classic private club in the old part of Luxembourg City. Following pre-dinner cocktails, members enjoyed delightful food in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere at the club’s renowned restaurant. After dinner many interesting discussions were continued with digestives in the wonderful surroundings of Club Munster.
The EuréseaU Spring Meeting 2018 will take place on April 27 - 28, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by our colleagues Luis Brito Correia and António Pinheiro Torres.