IBA Regional Forum Conferences 2010: Spotlight on the Americas

IBA Regional Forum Conferences 2010:
Spotlight on the Americas

In addition to next year's schedule of specialist, practice focused conferences, and the Annual Conference in Vancouver, 2010 will see four multi-focus, regional conferences take place in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Exploring internal and external perspectives across multiple practice areas, IBA Regional Conferences provide the perfect opportunity not only to keep abreast of legal developments in the area, but also to network with key practitioners from the region’s leading firms and institutions.

The Latin American Regional Forum

The Latin American Regional Forum covers all countries in Latin America as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spanish-speaking areas of the Caribbean. The Forum provides a focus for all activities in the region and is closely affiliated with the North American Regional Forum.

From 17–19 March, Santiago, Chile will host the 4th Biennial Latin American Regional Forum Conference. Featuring expert speakers from over 20 jurisdictions across Latin America, the USA, Canada and Europe, the event will address pertinent issues across multiple practice areas including: M&A; mining and water law; renewable energy policies and the Kyoto Protocol; employment and discrimination law in Latin America; dispute resolution; banking, finance and tax; competition and antitrust; and law firm management.

As well as the practice areas mentioned, the day of the 17 March will be dedicated to regional, bar-related issues. Opened by the President of the Chilean Bar Association, the day’s sessions will cover topics of interest to all practitioners and bar leaders involved in professional and regulatory issues, such as the code of ethics regarding marketing, and mandatory v voluntary bar admittance.

To register and download the full programme, please visit the IBA conference website. Those wishing to attend both the practice focused and bar related elements of the programme can do so at a discounted rate, with further discounts offered for early registration prior to the 12 February 2010 and online registration.