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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 2015 – 2016

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

Selected projects:

  • Digital Identity

The pervasive use of new modes of communication and transaction of business, for personal and professional purposes, is creating information relating to users that encompasses a wide variety of areas - a digital identity. This IBA Legal Practice Division Working Group has undertaken to develop a set of high-level Principles around the collection, use and sharing of digital identity information that could serve as the basis for engaging in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders.


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