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Issue #49, June 2018




Issue #49 June 2018

The IPBA Secretariat
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Topics: IPBA Membership News • IPBA Committee News IPBA Leadership Activities
29th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore 2019
IPBA Events 2018 • IPBA-Supported Events 2018

Dear [[first_name]] [[last_name]] Esq.,
Can 2018 be half over already? On the other hand, there is still half a year to go!

Are you a "glass half empty" or a "glass half full" kind of person? We like to think positively and optimistically about all things in life. This can sometimes be challenging when life gets extremely busy, or when world events seem to spiral out of control. But you can always count on the IPBA to be FULL of excitement and activity! Here are just two of the IPBA events coming up:
  • The World at Your Doorstep
  • July 19, 2018
  • Sydney, Australia

This Regional Event will continue the IPBA’s tradition of providing stimulating debate and exploration of topical issues and developments relevant to those with a legal practice or interest in the Asia-Pacific Region. The central focus of this Event will be on some of the Australian legal and tax issues facing foreign investors from the Asia-Pacific Region who wish to invest and operate in Australasia.

  • LatAm Legal Views on Investment, Trade, Compliance & International Dispute Resolution
  • September 28, 2018
  • Santiago, Chile

This three-part event will provide delegates with knowledge on internatinoal treatires and arbitration clauses; business opportunities in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and Uruguay; and enforcement, trends, and challenges in anti-corruption measures in Latin America.

Information about more IPBA events can be found below. We will also send more details for each event as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can rest assured that the IPBA glass will always be not just half full, but filled to the brim!

IPBA Membership News

  • The IPBA printed Membership Directory has gone to print! You can expect to receive your copy in the mail during the month of July.
  • The June 2018 issue of the IPBA Journal has just been completed, too, and you'll receive it during July as well.
  • As mentioned at the AGM in Manila by IPBA Immediate Past President Denis McNamara, and reinforced by long-term members who have been very loyal to the IPBA, the IPBA was founded on the Spirit of Katsuura. Although the Association has changed over the years through a wider membership demographic, our incorporation in Singapore in 2015, technological advances, and fluctuating business practices in an ever-changing world; through the diverse goals and legacies of each new Officer and Council member; we remain steadfast in our commitment to the primary purpose of the organization: to provide a forum for lawyers to get together, exchange views and make friends. Join your friends at Singapore 2019, as well as at other IPBA regional events throughout the year!

IPBA Committee News

The IPBA Committee Chairs are now actively compiling candidates to be nominated as Vice-Chairs of their respective committees, or for Chair if their term is ending. If you would like to be considered to take one of the leadership positions, contact the leaders of the committee in which you are interested. You can find all contact information on the IPBA web site.

Programs for the upcoming Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore (April 25-27, 2019) are being put together by the committees, too. If you would like to contribute to a committee session by helping to plan or by being a speaker, contact the appropriate chair.

IPBA Leadership Activities

President Perry Pe is planning to travel to the following events this year:

  • American Bar Association Annual Conference in Chicago (August)
  • AIJA Annual Congress in Brussels (August)
  • UK Law Society Opening of the Legal Year in London (October)
  • International Bar Association Annual Conference in Rome (October)
  • IPBA Mid-Year Council Meeting and Regional Conference in Chiang Mai and Bangkok (November)
  • IPBA East Asia Regional Forum in Seoul (November)

If you are also planning to attend any of these events, please do look for Perry! He is sure to welcome you with his warm smile and embrace.

29th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference
in Singapore
April 25-27, 2019

Technology, Business and Law - Global Perspectives

298 days until the Conference!

  • There is just one more month to enjoy the Super Early Bird rate! This discounted price of 30% off the regular fee ends on July 31st. Register now online at: https://ipba2019.org/
  • All of IPBA's 23.5 (23 official committees and one Ad Hoc) Committees are planning sessions around the Conference theme of "Technology, Business and Law - Global Perspectives". Following the pattern of previous years, there will be more than fifty 90-minutes sessions.
  • The IPBA Scholarship Committee is accepting applications until October 31st for Scholars to be chosen to attend the Conference. Details and the application form can be found on the IPBA web site. The program is funded by generous donations from members in Japan; the Vancouver 2014 host committee, and the famiily of M.S. Lin and provides roundtrip airfare, accommodations, and a 3-Year Term Membership in the IPBA.

IPBA Events 2018

July 19 The World at Your Doorstep
IPBA Australian-New Zealand Regional Forum
Sydney, Australia
August 25 IPBA 2nd Mekong Regional Forum Yangon, Myanmar
September 20 Doing Business with Asia: Development in Trade, IP, Investment and Dispute Settlement Los Angeles, USA
September 28 LatAm Legal Views on Investment, Trade, Compliance & International Dispute Resolution Santiago, Chile
November 2-4 IPBA Mid-Year Council Meeting
(IPBA Council Members only)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
November 5-6 4th IPBA Arbitration Day Bangkok, Thailand
November 7 IPBA 4th East Asia Regional Forum Seoul, Korea
November 22 IPBA European Regional Conference: International Commercial Courts in Various European Jurisdictions & in Singapore Brussels, Belgium
January 24, 2019 IPBA Mid-East Regional Forum Dubai
February 28-March 1, 2019 Asia M&A Forum 2019 Hong Kong

IPBA-Supported Events 2018

August 22 ALB Japan IP Forum Tokyo, Japan
September 6

Wolters Kluwer's Japan: 5th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit

Tokyo, Japan
September 17 Wolters Kluwer's 5th Annual International & Regulatory Summit Istanbul, Turkey
October 25 ALB Japan Corporate Compliance Forum Tokyo, Japan

More details can be found on the IPBA web site!

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