Eye on IPBA

Eye on IPBA Issue #21, February 2016




Issue #21 February 2016

The IPBA Secretariat
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Featured Topics:  IPBA Membership News • IPBA Annual Conference 2016 Latest Information •
IPBA Scholars for 2016 • IPBA Best Paper Prize • IPBA Printed Membership Directory

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Will you attend the Annual Meeting and Conference with us in Kuala Lumpur? We can promise you a lifetime of good memories!

We've been with you, our dear members, for 25 years. Let's celebrate our 26th year together with 800 of our closest friends! The dates are set: April 13-16. The venue is booked: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. IPBA Scholars have been chosen, committee sessions are fixed. Many things will be happening fast over the next few weeks as we gear up for the conference. All we need is you!

IPBA Membership News

There is only one more month left to pay your IPBA dues for 2016!

The final deadline for payment is March 31st. We want to keep all of you with us! Remember that your membership dues must be paid for 2016 in order to take advantage of the cheaper conference registration rate.

Contact the IPBA Secretariat if you have any questions about your membership status.

IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kuala Lumpur, April 13-16, 2016

Diverse Challenges, Global Solutions

The conference kicks off with several receptions the night of April 13th at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where fabulous food, drink, and company await you! There will be a reception for New Members and IPBA Scholars hosted by the Membership Committee and the IPBA Scholarship Committee; a reception hosted by the Women Business Lawyers Committee; and a Welcome Reception hosted by the organizing committee. All delegates are welcome at all of the receptions!

On April 14th, the conference gets down to business with the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Sessions in the morning, followed by IPBA Committee sessions in the afternoon. 

Keynote Speaker

His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah
Ruler of the State of Perak, Malaysia

Plenary Session 1: Embracing Change-Forging Global Trade Partnerships

Dato' Mohammad Faiz Azmi
Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia


Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes
Co-founder of AirAsia Airlines, 
voted the world's best
low-cost c

Dato' Sri Nazir Razak
Chairman of the CIMB
Group, a regional banking
H.E. Vicki Treadell
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz
Malaysia's longest
serving former
Minister of International Trade & Industry

Plenary Session 2 will feature leading lawyers discussing "Embracing Change - Law Firms in the 21st Century", expanding upon the first Session from a legal perspective.

You need your IPBA Membership ID number in order to register for the conference at the IPBA Member rate! You can find your IPBA Membership ID number next to your photo in your profile on the IPBA web site. Log in to the Member Only section to access it.

IPBA Scholars 2016

The IPBA Scholarship Program brings five to ten lawyers from around the world to attend the Annual Conference each year. The program was begun by Past President M.S. Lin, and the tradition is being carried on by a group of generous lawyers from Japan who provide financial support via the Japan Fund, with additional support from the IPBA Vancouver 2014 Host Committee. Those chosen for the Scholarship Program receive a conference fee waiver, hotel accommodation, roundtrip airfare, and a 3-Year Term Membership in the IPBA. This year, nine Scholars were chosen from close to 40 applicants in the Young Lawyers and Lawyers from Developing Countries categories.

They are:

Young Lawyers Lawyers from Developing Countries
Mr. Arush Khanna, India Ms. Nominchimeg Odsuren, Mongolia
Ms. Maria A. Pozza, New Zealand Mr. Ngo Nhat Minh, Vietnam
Ms. K.M. Chetana Rukshani Karunatilaka, Sri Lanka Mr. Sun Samnang, Cambodia
Mr. Pratyush Nath Upreti, Nepal Mr. Imam Hossain, Bangladesh
Mr. Ganesan Nethiganantarajah, Malaysia  

Be sure to greet them when you see them at the conference!

IPBA Best Paper Prize

The IPBA Best Paper Prize will be held again this year! If you are an IPBA member attending the conference in Kuala Lumpur, you are eligible to enter your original paper on a legal topic of your choice. The rules can be found HERE. Deadline for submissions is March 25th, so get your entry in now to the IPBA Secretariat!

Printed IPBA Membership Directory

The printed version of the IPBA Membership Directory will be prepared after the Annual Conference. If you have any change of contact information, please let the IPBA Secretariat know before March 31st to ensure that it gets inclu

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