IBA Annual Conference 2011, Dubai - sessions

Dubai 2011 – Up to 25 CLE/CPD Hours available in one week

This year’s IBA Annual Conference, taking place from 30 October – 4 November in Dubai will feature, as always, a wide array of substantive sessions, workshops and panels, addressing issues ranging from arbitration to M&A law, from human rights to the ethics of the legal profession, and offering up to 25 CPD/CLE hours.

Make sure you register before Friday 29 July to ensure you receive early and other registration discounts.

The various Sections, Committees, Fora and Divisions of the Association will present more than 180 sessions over the course of the week on topics of interest to all legal professionals from around the world. A small selection of sessions led by specific IBA Sections can be found below:

Section-lead sessions

Lead Section: International Sales, Franchising and Product Law Section
Topic: Hot topics for international sales, international franchising, and product law and advertising  
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section
Topic: Round the tables – a degustation menu of hot topics in the Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section  
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Taxation Section
Topic: Tax lawyers in the game and on stage: tax planning for athletes, sports leagues, entertainers and related persons  
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Dispute Resolution Section
Topic: The art and science of persuasion – Part II
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Criminal Law Section
Topic: The use of private investigator services in prosecuting and defending criminal offences  
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section/Forum: Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section/ Latin American Regional Forum
Topic: Workshop on Arab foreign direct investment in Latin America  
Time: Monday 31 October 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Section
Topic: Sovereign debt: a new wave of restructuring?  
Time: Monday 31 October 1430 – 1730

Lead Section: IBA Human Rights Institute/Human Resources Section
Topic: The human rights of foreign and migrant workers  
Time: Tuesday 1 November 1430 – 1730

Lead Section: Antitrust and Trade Law Section
Topic: Competition and trade law issues for SOEs and sovereign funds  
Time: Wednesday 2 November 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Financial Services Section/ Reorganisation and Workouts Subcommittee
Topic: Insolvency and Sharia law: principles and practice: can Sharia-compliant markets, practices and products operate effectively when an insolvency event occurs?  
Time: Wednesday 2 November 0930 – 1230

Lead Section: Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section
Topic: No more secrets and the right to oblivion? The consequences of ubiquitous computing  
Time: Wednesday 2 November 0930 – 1730

Lead Section: Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section
Topic: Legal fallout of nuclear disasters – a close look at the legal issues surrounding the tragic events occurring with the Fukushima reactors in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011
Time: Wednesday 2 November 1430 – 1730

Lead Section: Financial Services Section
Topic: Light and shadow? The emerging international legal framework for monitoring systemic risk in the financial system  
Time: Wednesday 2 November 1430 – 1730

This year’s event also includes four outstanding showcase sessions:

Full Preliminary Programme Brochure and Programme search

The above represent just a fraction of the overall working programme available to all registrants. For full and further information on the substantive and social programme download the Preliminary Programme Brochure, or visit the programme search page to search for sessions presenting entity, session type, date and time.