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Issue #52, September 2018




Issue #52 September 2018

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

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

Dear [[first_name]] [[last_name]] Esq.,
At this very moment, on the other side of the world from the IPBA Secretariat in Tokyo, IPBA members are holding an event in Santiago, Chile. The three-day event, led by Host Committee Chair Rafael Vergara and his team at Carey, with several other host committee members, is now being enjoyed by close to 40 delegates. We envy those who are having a refreshing cocktail at a golf club (and morning golf for those interested: you know how IPBA members love golf!), learning about international treaties and arbitration clauses plus business opportunities at the one-day regional conference, and partaking of world-famous and delicious Chilean wine at a vineyard. We hope to receive some photos of the event soon!
Hmmmmm . . . a nice glass of wine sounds very nice right now. Cheers!

Don't miss these IPBA events coming up:

November 5-6, Bangkok: "IPBA Regional Conference and Arbitration Day" hosted by
Dej-Udom & Associates, and "IPBA-THAC Arbitration Day"

November 7, Seoul: 4th East Asia Forum

November 22, Brussels: International Commercial Courts in Various European Jurisdictions & in Singapore

As we've announced previously, the IPBA supports the College of Law with a co-branded LLM program focusing on ASEAN+6. If you'd like to learn more about the College of Law's programs, join their webinar on Wednesday, October 3rd, 1:00PM Kuala Lumpur time (GMT +8 hours). IPBA's very own James Jung, Programme Director, and Raphael Tay, Director, ASEAN+6 Programme, will be leading the webinar. Click on the image at right for details!

Already have an LLM? Pass this on to anyone you feel would be interested!

IPBA Membership News

  • Membership renewal season is coming up soon! We are getting ready for a new payment structure, which will be announced when we let you know that dues payments for 2019 are being accepted.
  • The IPBA Journal September issue is in the final preparation stage. We will soon be asking for article and members' notes contributions for the December Journal.

IPBA Committee News

The Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee is looking for speakers for their sessions in Singapore! If you are a member of the Committee, you were sent an e-mail announcing the details of the sessions and policies for speakers. Interested parties can contact the Co-Chairs of the Committee: HIroyuki Tezuka and Robert Rhoda.

Other committees are also finalizing their programs. Contact the Chair or Co-Chairs of the appropriate committee if you are interested in a speaking opportunity at the Annual Meeting and Conference in Singaproe.

IPBA Leadership Activities

IPBA President Perry Pe will be traveling to Rome in early October to attend the International Bar Association Annual Conference. While there, Perry and At-Large Council Member for Europe Gerhard Wegen will meet with lawyers from Russia and CIS countries at the Rome office of Chiomenti. The hope is to increase our membership in this burgeoning region, and we are already starting to get new member registrations, thanks to their efforts. We appreciate the hospitality of Chiomenti, which will will also co-host with Cajola & Associati our Mid-Year Council Meeting in Milan in 2019.

IPBA Regional Event Report

The IPBA Regional Event, "Doing Business with Asia: Developments in Trade, IP, Investment, and Dispute Settlement" was held on September 20th in Los Angeles, California. Topics included how international trade will be impacted under changes made by President Trump; protecting intellectual property; identifying and fighting corruption; foreign investments in China and other parts of Asia; and navigating new trends in arbitration in view of bilateral investment treaty decisions.

Thanks go to Jeffrey Snyder, JCM for the US; Corey Norton, Membership Committee Vice-Chair; and all others on the host committee as well as the speakers who participated, and to the delegates who came from all over the world.



More photos can be found on the IPBA web site!

IPBA Events 2018-2019

August 25 IPBA 2nd Mekong Regional Forum: POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2019 Yangon, Myanmar
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 IPBA Regional Conference and Arbitration Day hosted by Dej-Udom & Associates and IPBA-THAC Arbitration Day
Now two separate events! Check the link for details.
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
March 6-7, 2019 Asia M&A Forum 2019 Hong Kong

IPBA-Supported Events 2018

October 24 Legal Plus: South Korea - 7th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit Seoul, Korea
October 25-27 AIJA 10th Annual Arbitration Conference Singapore
October 25 ALB's Japan Corporate Compliance and Governance Forum Tokyo, Japan
October 25-26 DUXES' 12th China Anti-Corruption Compliance Summit 2018 Shanghai, China
November  14-15 DUXES' Anti-corruption Compliance EMEA Summit 2018 Dubai, UAE
November 15 Legal Plus: Indonesia and SE Asia: 6th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit - Beijing Beijing, China
December 6-7 DUXES Anti-corruption Compliance Asia-Pacific Summit 2018 Hong Kong

More details can be found on the IPBA web site!

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

Technology, Business and Law - Global Perspectives

206 days until the Conference!

  • Don't want to go to the conference alone? Bring some friends from your firm! A Group Discount is available: for every five paying delegates, the 6th delegate is FREE.
  • On par with the Manila Conference, there will be two golf tournaments: The Glazebrook Cup on April 23rd, and the Regala Cup on April 24th. Be sure to sign up early for these, as they will fill up quickly!
  • Don't forget to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the final day, April 27th! This is your chance to hear reports from the IPBA Officers about activities during the past year, vote for new Council members, and give your opinions or ask questions about any topic pertaining to the IPBA. We will announce the names of nominees for Council positions by the end of this year.

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