Speaking Engagement

The “Unpredictable” Law: New Rules on the Supply Chain in European Countries and Beyond

Setting Sails in Turbulent Times

University of Malta, Valletta Campus
St. Paul’s Street
Valletta, Malta, VLT1216

Blank Rome Maritime partner Kierstan L. Carlson will serve as a panel moderator at the International Association of Young Lawyers’ (“AIJA”) Setting Sails in Turbulent Times, being held June 13 through 15, 2024, at the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus.


The joint seminar will explore various dimensions affecting the supply chain, not just in hindsight, but also by focusing on potential future obstacles. Speakers will thoroughly examine these challenges, including an assessment of pre-contractual stages and the due diligence obligations set forth by national and supranational legislation like Supply Chain Acts and the European Green Deal. Additionally, they will delve into the rising significance of sustainable finance for ensuring the stability of transactions and the business itself, alongside the repercussions of Europe’s upcoming energy transition on commercial companies, and address strategies to safeguard supply chains, including long-term contracts, nearshoring, and flexible logistics solutions. The seminar will close with a debate on how to enforce contracts in unpredictable times and the challenges faced in that regard.

Blank Rome is pleased to be a gold sponsor of the program.

Kierstan’s session, “The “Unpredictable” Law: New Rules on the Supply Chain in European Countries and Beyond,” will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.


Panelists will discuss the impact of new legal constraints on supply chains recently adopted in the “Euro Zone” and beyond.

  • Moderator: Kierstan L. Carlson, Blank Rome LLP, United States
  • Moderator: Giacomo Pailli, MPM Avvocati, Italy
  • Christine Dempe, Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
  • Alessandro Paci, RPLT RP, ITALY
  • Bartosz Majerski, Kancelaria Prawna IURIDICA, Poland
  • Anders Forkman, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Sweden

AIJA is a global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under and provides international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn, and develop.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.