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IPBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019

The IPBA Secretariat
Roppongi Hills North Tower 7F, 6-2-31 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
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The Twenty-Ninth Annual General Meeting of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference as follows.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Venue: Raffles City Convention Center, Fairmont Ballroom


  1. To receive and consider, and if thought fit, approve and adopt the Financial Statements of the Association for the financial year ended 31 December 2018;
  2. To elect a Vice-President, Deputy Secretary-General, Deputy Program Coordinator, Jurisdictional Council Members, an At-Large Council Member, and to appoint Regional Coordinators (see below for details);
  3. To note that Mr. Perry Pe will be retiring as Director at this Annual General Meeting when his term as President ends (see Note 1);
  4. To appoint the Vice-President, Ms. Miyuki Ishiguro, as a Director of the Association pursuant to Article XI.3 (see Note 1);
  5. To appoint an auditor of the Company, and to authorize the Directors to fix their remuneration; and
  6. To conduct other business as determined by the Officers, Council, and Members for which due notice has been given.

Caroline Berube

Note 1: Article XI.3 of the IPBA Constitution provides that: The President, the President-Elect, the Vice-President and the Secretary-General shall be named as Directors of the Association. If none of these Officers is a resident of Singapore, the Officers may at any time appoint a Singapore resident (provided he/she is willing to act) to be a director of the Association ("Resident Director") for such term as may be agreed by the Officers. The Resident Director shall be eligible to stand for reappointment for multiple terms in the event that there continues to be no Resident Director from amongst the Officers. The Officers may at any time remove the Resident Director or appoint another individual from amongst the Members as the Resident Director. The Resident Director need not be an Officer but must be a Member and he/she shall be entitled to hold any other position within Council while he/she is serving as Resident Director. The Resident Director in his/her capacity as a director of the Association shall only act in accordance with the authority of the Officers.



At the Mid-Year Council Meeting held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 4, 2018, the following persons were duly nominated by the Nominating Committee and approved by the IPBA Council:


Vice-President Miyuki Ishiguro
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Tokyo
Deputy Secretary-General Yong-Jae Chang
Lee & Ko; Seoul
Deputy Program Coordinator Jan Peeters
Stibbe; Brussels

Jurisdictional Council Members, 2019-2022 (3-year term)

France: Frederic Dal Vecchio; FDV Avocat; Neuilly-Sur-Seine
Germany: Sebastial Kuehl; Huth Dietrich Hahn Partnerschaftsgesellschaft; Hamburg
(renewal of term)
New Zealand: Michael Shanahan; Anderson Creagh Lai Limited; Auckland
Philippines: Rocky Reyes; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan; Manila 
(renewal of term)
Thailand: Punjaporn Kosolkitiwong; Dej-Udom & Associates; Bangkok
(renewal of term)

At-Large Council Member, 2019-2022 (3-year term)

India: Manjula Chawla; Phoenix Legal; New Delhi

The following were appointed by the President and endorsed by the Nominating Committee:

Regional Coordinators, 2019-2021 (2-year term)

Australasia & Southwestern Pacific Islands Neil Russ; Buddle Findlay; Auckland
(renewal of term)
Middle East Ali Al Hashimi; Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel; Dubai
(renewal of term)

Additional nominations for Officers, Deputy Officers, and Jurisdictional and At-Large Council Members may be submitted to the Secretary-General, subject to the following requirements:

  1. Each nomination must be signed by more than 10% of the Members, no more than 50% of whom shall represent two Jurisdictions; or in the case of Jurisdictional Council Members, nominations must be signed by more than 10% of Members from that Jurisdiction;
  2. Members so nominated must verify their acceptance of the nominations; and
  3. Nominations must be lodged with the Secretary-General at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting.

The IPBA is incorporated in Singapore, Company Registration Number: 201526931R