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Introduction to the division

The objectives of the Legal Practice Division are to promote an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of law throughout the world; to facilitate communication among its members; to provide the opportunity to all its members to be active in the division through its sections, committees, fora and other groupings; and to undertake such related projects as may be approved from time to time by the division’s council.

Division officers 2013 – 2014

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil
Vice-Chair: Jaime Carey
Secretary Treasurer:
Jon Grouf
Assistant Treasurer:

Peter Bartlett


Division conferences

The IBA organises more than 30 conferences each year covering a wide range of legal issues. Visit the Conferences homepage for more details.

Division publications

Division journal - Business Law International

Business Law International, launched in September 1999 and published three times a year, contains in-depth and topical articles by leading practitioners and academics worldwide. Members are invited to submit ideas for future issues. Please contact the editor at:

Download the BLI author guidelines.

Division by-laws

Download the Legal Practice Division By-Laws.

Division officer manual/FAQ

Access the Legal Practice Division officer manual/FAQ for council, committee and forum officers.

Download the IBA Governing Documents handbook

Task Force on the Financial Crisis

With a view to contributing to the search for efficient and lasting solutions to the problems confronting the world's financial markets and those who depend on the resumption of an efficient and appropriate global market system, the IBA has set up a task force on the financial crisis. This comprises leading legal practitioners and academics focusing on financial regulation. Read more

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