Eye on IPBA

Issue #36 May 2017




Issue #36 May 2017

The IPBA Secretariat
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Topics: IPBA Membership News • IPBA Leadership Activities • IPBA Committee News  • 
28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila 2018 • IPBA Local and Regional Events •
IPBA-Supported Events

Dear [[first_name]] [[last_name]] Esq.,
Greetings from the IPBA!
This issue marks a full three years since the Eye on IPBA was introduced! We hope that you have enjoyed this e-newsletter so far. We welcome any suggestions for improvement or comments on what type of information you'd like to read about. We also would love to receive your favorite photo or story from an IPBA event to share with everyone!
In the meantime, we will keep bringing you the latest IPBA news.
There are still some seats left at the upcoming IPBA Seminar in Düsseldorf, Germany. "Investment Controls in Europe, the US, and Asia - A Comparative View" will be held on June 12th. Register today! Other IPBA events can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

IPBA Membership News

  • The printed version of the IPBA Membership Directory will go into production soon. If there are any changes to your contact information, please update your profile via the IPBA web site Member Only section, or let the Secretariat know right away! Keeping your profile updated on the web site helps others find you more easily, too!
  • The IPBA Journal is published quarterly, and the June 2017 issue is being put together now. All IPBA members are eligible to submit articles to the Journal, and the Publications Committee will be consider them for publication.

IPBA Leadership Activities

IPBA Immediate Past President Dhinesh Bhaskaran has just returned from a trip to Tehran at the invitation of the Iranian Central Bar Association (ICBA), the largest bar association in Iran. The meeting was set up by the former IPBA Regional Coordinator for the Middle East, Richard Briggs, with a view to growing the IPBA’s membership and representation in the Middle East.

Dhinesh spoke at an evening seminar organised by ICBA for the purpose of introducing the IPBA to Iranian lawyers. The lawyers in attendance, particularly the young lawyers, showed great interest in wanting to know more about the IPBA and to network internationally. There were several membership enquiries after the seminar, and several of the young lawyers also expressed interest in applying for the IPBA Scholarship Program so that they can experience an IPBA conference.

The following day, Dhinesh met with ICBA's Board of Directors to elaborate further on IPBA and to discuss possible initiatives which may be of mutual benefit. In particular, they discussed ICBA's members joining IPBA and also attending the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila. ICBA expressed great interest in organising a joint seminar with IPBA on topical issues for the benefit of their members.

These matters will be further discussed among the IPBA Officers at the Mid-Year Council Meeting in London, November 10-13, 2017.

IPBA Committee News

Your IPBA committees are hard at work planning sessions for next year's annual meeting in Manila! Session topics and speakers are meant to be confirmed by the Mid-Year Council Meeting in London (November 10-13, 2017). Please reach out to your committee leaders with ideas you would like to pursue and if you are interested in getting involved. 
Also, one purpose of this section is to share legal updates on areas of interest to you. IPBA members enjoy learning what is going on around the world. Sharing updates is also a great way to let the IPBA membership know about the issues you follow so that members know where to find a referral when needed. 
Please reach out to your committee leaders to learn how you can submit legal updates each month! You can also contact IPBA member Corey Norton (cnorton@tradepacificlaw.com) for more information, as he compiles the monthly updates. 

28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila, Philippines
March 13-16, 2018

Fostering Seamless Cooperation in ASEAN and Beyond

Join us next spring for our 28th Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila! This Conference will explore the importance of the ASEAN community within the sphere of the 10 member nations, as well as ASEAN in relation to the rest of the world.

Although this will be the third time for the IPBA to hold the Annual Conference in Manila, the first two being in 1996 and 2009, this Conference is sure to be like no other. A radical departure from the usual conference schedule is planned, with delegates enjoying the same number of activities and sessions over three days instead of four. The conference is flanked by two golf tournaments prior, and travel to one of the resort islands of the Philippines after.

Preliminary information can be found on the official web site HERE. Keep checking the site for more details as they are fixed!

The Scholarship Committee will soon begin accepting applications to the IPBA Scholarship Program, available to qualified lawyers, to attend the Annual Conference in Manila. This program provides the selected Scholars with roundtrip airfare to Manila; accommodation during the conference; a conference fee waiver; and a 3-Year Term Membership in the IPBA. Check the IPBA web site in June to download the application form for yourself, or for anyone who may be interested.

All photos from the Annual Meeting and Conference in Auckland are now available HERE!

From the three receptions on the eve of the official start, the Plenary sessions, committee sessions, the Gala Dinner, to the Annual General Meeting and everything in between, you can see what you missed if you could not attend, and reminisce about the good times if you did attend.

IPBA Local and Regional Events 2017

Click on the image at right to download the flyer of all IPBA events through March 2018.


Click on the image at right to see details of our event on June 12th in Düsseldorf, Germany.


June 12 Investment Controls in Europe, the US and in Asia - A Comparative View Düsseldorf, Germany
Sept 14 Europe-Asia Arbitration Day: Corporate Acquisitions and Resulting Disputes Geneva, Switzerland
Sept 25 3rd IPBA Asia-PAC Arbitration Day Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nov 6 Investment in the Emerging Markets - the APEC Perspective Da Nang, Vietnam
Nov 13 Forces of Change: Modernisation and a Shifting International Landscape (English and Asian Perspectives on How Legal Systems Adapt) London, England
Nov 16-17 3rd IPBA East Asia Forum Seoul, Korea

IPBA-Supported Events 2017

June 8-9 Duxes "9th Anti-Corruption Compliance in China Summit 2017" Beijing, China
August 28-September 1 AIJA Annual Congress Tokyo, Japan

Check the IPBA web site for details! IPBA members can enjoy discounted registration rates at most events.

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