Eye on IPBA

Eye on IPBA Issue #6, November 2014



Issue #6 November 2014

The IPBA Secretariat
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E-mail: ipba@ipba.org

Featured Topics: Membership Dues Payment 2015 • IPBA Welcomes New Members • IPBA Web Site Renewal • IPBA Scholarship Program 2015 • Outstanding IPBA Women Members • IPBA Local and Regional Events

Dear IPBA Members,

It's already November, and the year is quickly coming to a close. As IPBA winds down the year, we are still busy working to bring you improved membership benefits through local and regional events, long-term projects to better the association, and innovative ways to enhance communication with you, our valued members.

IPBA Membership News

IPBA Membership Dues Payments for 2015

If your IPBA membership expires at the end of 2014, you've already received a notice to pay your dues for 2015 so you can continue to receive the many great benefits of being a member. Remember, too, that your dues must be paid in order to register for the 25th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong at the reduced IPBA Member rate!

Welcome, New Members!

Please give a welcome to the following new members who have joined since September.

Annette Hughes

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Robert Newlinds, SC
Banco Chambers
Mel Andrew Schwing
Carla Junqueira

BKBG, Brazil
Jun (Heather) Han
V&T Law Firm
Haixia (Jessica) Jia
ETR Law Firm
Hong Kong
K Lesli Ligorner
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Costa Rica
Rolando Lacle Zuñiga

Consortium Centro América Abogados
Benedicte Deleporte
Deleporte Wentz Avocat
Till Liebau
CMS Hasche Sigle
Stephanie Lumpp
Gleiss Lutz
Hong Kong
Greg Knowles
Maples and Calder
Ratan K Singh
Chambers of Ratan K Singh
Yasuhiro Kasahara
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Yoko Maeda
Nishimura & Asahi
Norio Nakamura
Yoshida & Partners
Kanta Suzuki
Legal Profession Corporation CAST
Masato Shibata
Legal Profession Corporation CAST

Hyo Jung Pang
Law Firm Daewon, Korea
Celine Jeevamalar Chelladurai

Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
Kherk Ying Chew
Wong & Partners
Kok Seng Chong
Raja, Darryl & Loh
How Kun, Kenny Poon
Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong
Saravana Kumar Segaran
Lee Hishamuddin Allen & Gledhill
Raphael Choon Tien Tay
Chooi & Company
Christopher Lee Sian Teik
Christopher & Lee Ong
Vidaur Mora
Rivadeneyra, Treviño y de Campo S.C.Mexico
New Zealand
Peter Tritt

The College of Law Australia and New Zealand
Ming Kwang Kelly Yap
Oon & Bazul LLP
Sri Lanka
Joseph Theoga Rushan Fernandopulle

Pavithra Navarathne-Rupasinha
F.J. & G. de Saram
David Hadad
Walder Wyss Ltd.
Sarah Schulthess
Walder Wyss Ltd.
Patthanawach Nuntawowart
Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Ltd.
Somchai Yungkarn
Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Ltd.
Sumit Masrungson
Chandler & Thong-ek Law Offices Ltd.

United Kingdom
Stephen Barnett Brown

4-5 Gray's Inn
Anneliese Day
4 New Square Ltd.
Justin Fenwick
4 New Square Ltd.
Thomas Lowe
Wilberforce Chambers
Duncan McCombe
Maitland Chambers
Graeme McPherson
4 New Square
Sian Mirchandani
4 New Square
Nigel Peter Pleming
39 Essex Street Chambers
Roger Stewart
4 New Square Ltd
Can Yeginsu
4 New Square
Truong An Duong

Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Tram Ang Ho Vu
Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Ding Thi Kieu Tien
Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Dung Ngo Thi
Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Soon Tat Benjamin Yap
PBC Partners & RHTLaw
United States
Sean Hanagan

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Shirley Lou-Magnuson
Carlsmith Ball, LLP
Robert Stemler
Keesal, Young & Logan

IPBA Webmaster Christopher To, here! We have been working behind the scenes to bring you exciting changes to the IPBA web site. The current site has been up since 2009, which is quite old in terms of the internet. The new, completely redesigned IPBA web site will be launched within the coming weeks! New features have been incorporated to make your experience easier and more pleasant:

  • easy log-in to the Member Only section using your e-mail address and a password you decide yourself
  • larger, easier to read text
  • quick connection to social media sites
  • easy-to-read calendar of upcoming events
  • and more!

There will also be enhanced security to protect your valuable private information. Don't forget to join our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, too!

Christopher To

Last chance to apply for the IPBA Scholarship Program 2015!

There are just a few more days left to apply for the IPBA Scholarship Program to attend the Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong, May 6-9, 2015! The deadline for applications is November 30th. This program is brought to you by the generous support of the Japan Fund, and the Vancouver 2014 Host Committee. Details of the program and an application form can be found on the IPBA web site, or click on the image at left.

IPBA Women Recognized at the
Euromoney Legal Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014

On November 13th, the Euromoney Legal Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards was held in Hong Kong. Several IPBA members received awards, so please help us in congratulating the following:

  • Annie Tsoi (Best in Patent and Trademark Prosectution, Individual)
  • Fiona Loughrey (Outstanding Practioner, In-House)
  • Goh Ka Im (Best in Tax, Individual)
  • Kala Anandarajah (Best in Competition and Antitrust)

Pictured at right are Annie Tsoi, IPBA JCM for Hong Kong, with her collegue who accepted the Country Award for Hong Kong, Independent Firm (Deacons); and Allan Leung, IPBA Program Coordinator, who presented an award.

[Thanks to Euromoney Legal Media Group for the photos]

Other news:

  • Many IPBA jurisdictions are holding local and regional events! On October 23rd, IPBA held a joint seminar in conjunction with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and offered event participation by Webinar. Coming up:
    - Amsterdam, November 21st
      IPBA Seminar: Mergers & Acquisitions
    - London, December 4th
      IPBA and Law Society: Asia Pacific Event
  • The host committee of the IPBA 25th Annual General Meeting and Conference is making a promotional tour around the world. Destinations include Tokyo and Osaka this February. It's never too early to register for the conference! Early Bird registration ends on Febuary 6th.

Contact your local jurisdictional representative for information on IPBA events planned for your area!