Eye on IPBA

Eye on IPBA Issue #14, July 2015



Issue #14 July 2015

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

Featured Topics: IPBA Membership Directory • IPBA Journal September Issue Submissions • 
IPBA Regional Conference in Dubai • IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kuala Lumpur • Lexology Newsstand

Dear Members,

Hello again from the IPBA!

Wherever you are in the world, we hope that you are taking care to stay cool in the summer heat, or warm in the winter cold.

As you may recall from the last issue of this newsletter, the IPBA became an incorporated entity in Singapore on June 25, 2015. The Officers are busy finalizing some of the administrative issues pertaining to the incorporation of the IPBA. This will not affect your membership benefits at all, but it will strengthen the IPBA in ways you can not directly see. The Officers and IPBA Council members work in the background throughout the year on behalf of all members.


IPBA Membership Directory

The IPBA membership directory is at the printer! Those whose membership was in good standing between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 are included in the printed version. Watch for it in your mailbox later in August.

You can also access the online membership directory any time of day or night by logging in to the Member Only section from the top page of the IPBA web site using your e-mail address and password. You can search by name, firm name, jurisdiction, committee interest, and more!

Keep your own profile updated so that others can find you easily!

Your IPBA Membership ID number can now be found next to your profile picture on your own member record. Use this number to register for the IPBA Annual Conference at the cheapest rate.



Issues of the IPBA Journal since 2007 can be found in digital format on the IPBA web site.

The June 2015 issue features highlights from the Hong Kong 2015 conference.

IPBA Journal September Issue

Articles and submissions for the September IPBA Journal are now being accepted! The deadline for submission is August 12th.

Guideline for Submissions

  1. The article must not have been previously published in any journal or publication.
  2. The article must be of good quality both in terms of technical input and topical interest for IPBA members.
  3. The article must not be written to publicize the expertise, specialization, or network offices of the writer or the firm at which the writer is based.
  4. The article must be concise (2,500 to 3,000 words) and, in any event, not exceed 3,000 words. 
  5. The article must be written in English, and the author must ensure that it meets international business standards.
  6. The article must be written by an IPBA member.
    (Co-authors must also be members of IPBA.)
Send your submissions to Maxine Chiang or Leonard Yeoh of the IPBA Publications Committee.

IPBA Regional Conference in Dubai

IPBA invites you to the IPBA Regional Conference in Dubai: "Arbitration At the Crossroads: Middle East, Africa, and Asia". This event is open to the public, so pass this along to your collegues and business associates, too.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Dubai, UAE

In the days prior to the Regional Conference, the IPBA Officers and Council Members will meet to discuss the business of the association during the Mid-Year Council Meetings. If you have any issues about the IPBA that you would like the Council to discuss, please notify the Officer in charge of the issue, your local Jurisdictional or Regional Representative, or the IPBA Secretariat.

IPBA 26th Annual Meeting and Conference in Kuala Lumpur

The Plenary Session and specialist committee sessions will focus on the conference theme of "Diverse Challenges, Global Solutions". Important matters to note now:

  • Super Early Bird registration ends on October 15th, so register now for the cheapest rate!
  • The IPBA Scholarship Committee is accepting applications! Check the IPBA web site Scholarship page for the application and procedure and to download an application. This is open to all qualified lawyers, so pass on the information to anyone you think may be interested.

Lexology Newsstand

IPBA has partnered with ILO (International Law Office) to bring you the Lexology Newsstand. This newsfeed gets delivered to your e-mail inbox several times a week. You can filter the content to that which is appropriate to your jurisdiction or practice area. IPBA members who receive it now appreciate the timely nature of the information, as well as the personalized relevance of the articles.

We are in the process of adding more members to the list of those receiving the newsstand, so if you aren't receiving the newsstand already, contact the IPBA Secretariat!

Other events:

Check the Events Calendar on the IPBA web site for a full listing of events!