Eye on IPBA

Eye on IPBA Issue #4, September 2014

Featured Topics:
Mid-Year Council Meeting and Regional Seminars in Brazil • IPBA Workshop in Amsterdam •  "Member Gets a Member" Campaign • Welcome New Members • IPBA Scholarship Program

There is never a dull moment at the IPBA. September is full of activity with the Mid-Year Council Meeting and Regional Conferences in Brazil. More activities are being planned for the rest of the year, too!

Activities related to the Mid-Year Council Meeting and Regional Conferences in Brazil will be held September 24-29th in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Council Meetings are attended by the IPBA Council, while the Conferences on the 24th and 29th are open to the public.

If you have any issues you'd like the Council to discuss during the meetings, contact your local jurisdictional or regional representative, or an IPBA Officer in charge of the issue. Find them on the IPBA Leadership pages of the IPBA web site.

A special all-day workshop, IPBA Seminar: Mergers & Acquisitions, will be held on November 21, 2014 in Amsterdam.

This unique event is organized by the following IPBA Committees: 

  • Banking, Finance & Securities
  • Cross-Border Investment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Ad Hoc Anti-corruption and Rule of Law

From the IPBA Membership Committee

Now is the time to invite your work colleagues and business associates to join the IPBA, during our "Member Gets a Member" campaign! 

From now until December 31, 2014, all IPBA member referrals will be tracked. The IPBA member with the most referrals at the end of the campaign is eligible for a special prize drawing! All members who successfully refer a new member will be noted in this newsletter and on the IPBA web site.

An extra incentive for new members who join now: they will enjoy their IPBA membership until December 31, 2015. The earlier they join, the more "free" months of IPBA membership they receive! This also makes them eligible to register right away for the 25th Annual General Meeting & Conference in Hong Kong at the special IPBA Member rate.

Download the document below to hand out to any prospective new members.

One side explains briefly about IPBA membership benefits, while the other side is a New Member Registration Form. This form has a section to write down the name of the referring member, so that you can be sure to get credit for the referral!

We welcome new IPBA members who have joined in September:

Jurisdiction Name Firm Name
Australia Annette Hughes Coors Chambers Westgarth
Brazil Carla Junqueira BKBG
China Haixia (Jessica) Jia ETR Law Firm
France Benedicte Deleporte Deleporte Wentz Avocat
Germany Till Liebau CMS Hasche Sigle
Malaysia Christopher Lee Sian Teik Christopher & Lee Ong
Malaysia Kherk Ying Chew Wong & Partners
Malaysia Kok Seng Chong Raja, Darryl & Loh
Malaysia Saravana Kumar Segaran Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Singapore Ming Kwang Kelly Yap Oon & Bazul LLP
Sri Lanka Joseph Theoga Rushan Fernandopulle  
UK Arfan Khan  
UK Stephen Barnett Brown  
Vietnam Ding Thi Kieu Tien Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Vietnam Dung Ngo Thi Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Vietnam Tram Anh Ho Vu Vietnam Brewery Ltd.
Vietnam Truong An Duong Vietnam Brewery Ltd.

Find out more about these new members in the IPBA online membership directory, in the Member Only section of the IPBA web site!

We are accepting applications for the IPBA Scholarship Program to attend the Annual Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong 2015!

The deadline for application submissions is October 31, 2014. Please pass along the application form at right to anyone who may be interested, and help us promote this valuable program that gives the opportunity to attend an IPBA conference to those who would otherwise not be able to participate.

Other news:

  • The IPBA Secretariat will be away from the office on the following days: 
    - Tuesday, Sept 23: Autumnal Equinox Day (national holiday)
    - Thursday, Sept 25 - Thursday, Oct 2nd: Mid-Year Council Meeting and Conferences in Brazil
    Please send us an e-mail to ipba@ipba.org during this time. We may not be able to answer you right away due to travel logistics and being in meetings, but we will reply as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding!

  • It will soon be membership renewal season! Starting next month, the Secretariat will begin to send out reminders by e-mail. We encourage you to pay your membership dues for 2015 as soon as possible, so that you can join the Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong at the discounted IPBA Member rate!