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Second Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Conference was held in Santiago, Chile

International treaties and arbitration clauses, the execution of arbitration awards in Latin America, investment opportunities in the region, and the challenges and opportunities in the area of compliance for Latin American companies, were the topics of the second Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) regional conference, which took place on September 28th in Santiago, Chile.

The conference brought together more than 60 lawyers from 17 different countries, such as: China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, United States, England, among others.

The IPBA is an international lawyers association with interest in the Asia-Pacific region.
It currently has more than 1,300 members in more than 65 countries around the world.

The law firms of the host and organizing committee were, on the Chilean side, Carey,CMS and Cariola, Diez, Perez-Cotapos; and foreign firms: Allende & Brea from Argentina, Ferrere from Uruguay, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano from Peru, TozziniFreire from Brazil, Brigard & Urrutia from Colombia and Marval, O Farrel & Mairal from Argentina.

Welcome remarks were given by Rafael Vergara, partner at Carey; Gonzalo Grez, partner at Cariola, Diez, Perez-Cotapos; Fernando de Carcer, partner at CMS and Jose Cochingyan, Officer of the IPBA. Alberto Cardemil, partner at Carey, introduced all of the speakers, including prominent lawyers form different law firms and general counsels, such as: David Yang, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Chile; Eric Franco, General Counsel at ENGIE Energy Peru; Evan Norris, Counselor at Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Francisco Petros, Director of BRF and Petrobras; Jack Li, partner at Jinmao Partners; Jan Curschmann, partner at Taylor Wessing; Shin Jae Kim, partner at TozziniFreire Advogados; Taro Tsunoda, partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune; Juan Martin Allende, partner at Allende & Brea, Ivona Josipovic, associate at Debevoise & Plimpton; Lindsay Sykes, partner at Ferrere and Mauricio Salas, partner at BLP, among others.