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Nominating Committee

The IPBA Nominating Committee is tasked with finding candidates for nomination to take Council positions from the following year. The IPBA Council comprises:


Jurisdictional Council Members

At-Large Council Members

Regional Coordinators

Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

Immediate Past President

The Nominating Committee is not described in the IPBA Constitution, but has been active since the establishment of the IPBA. Changes in logistics over the years are made to keep up with the needs of the growing association, but the philosophy has not changed: to find the best candidates to take up leadership positions to support IPBA activities and initiatives. The current structure is as follows:

Primary Members 2020-2022

Observer Members 2020-2022

The Primary Members are the decision-makers of the Committee, led by the Chair. The Observer Members are either future Officers who will become Primary Members, or the team in charge of Committee leadership.

Who can be on the IPBA Council?

All IPBA members are eligible for nomination, as long as they have been a member in good standing for at least one year, have participated in IPBA activities, and are willing and able to fulfill the duties of the position for the duration of the specified term. The Nominating Committee is careful to keep an overall fair gender balance, representation from various jurisdictions, and no more than two Council members from the same law firm. Council members serve terms of one, two, or three years depending on the position. They can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same position, and can take different positions over the years. Officers are generally selected from the pool of past Council members, as it is important that they have experience on the Council in order to understand the association and drive the activities in their area of responsibility.

Nominations Process

The Committee is continually vetting candidates, looking ahead several years into the future. The actual work for nominations in a given year begins from the month following the Annual General Meeting. Conference calls are held monthly, up until a few weeks prior to the Mid-Year Council Meeting. The candidate names are presented to the Council to be ratified at the Mid-Year Council Meeting in the fall. The general members then approve the nominations at the Annual General Meeting.

For details, see the IPBA Constitution regarding the IPBA Council, or feel free to contact the IPBA Secretariat.




Past President

Perry Pe

Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & De Los Angeles
21/F Philamlife Tower
8767 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1226

Immediate Past President

Francis Xavier

Rajah & Tann LLP
9 Battery Road #25-01 Straits Trading Building
Singapore 04991


Li Zhiqiang (Jack Li)

Jin Mao Partners
Shanghai, China
 86 13801818008

Michael Burian

Gleiss Lutz
Taunusanlage 11
60329 Frankfurt, Germany

 +49 711 8997-300
 +49 711 855-096

Miyuki Ishiguro

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
JP Tower
2-7-2 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094

Deputy Secretary-General

Yong-Jae Chang

Lee & Ko
Hanjin Building, 63 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu
Not applicable
Korea, Republic of

 +822 772 4000
 +822 772 4001
Committee Coordinator

Jonathan Warne

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6AF

Deputy Committee Coordinator

Eriko Hayashi

ERI Law Office
Le Tour IK 501,
11-2, Sakae Honmachi
Ikeda-shi, Osaka