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New Officers and Council Members elected across the IBA - 2021

IBA Officers

The IBA would like to congratulate the following IBA Officers who have now begun their terms:

  • President – Sternford Moyo Scanlen & Holderness, Harare
  • Vice President – Almudena Arpón de Mendivil Gomez Acebo & Pombo, Madrid
  • Secretary-General – Jaime Carey Carey, Sanitago
  • Secretary-General – Claudio Visco Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Rome

Bar Issues Commission (BIC)

The IBA would like to congratulate the following BIC Officers and Council Members, who began their terms on 1 January 2021:

  • Chair – Kimitoshi Yabuki Tokyo Bar Association, Tokyo
  • Vice-Chair – Deborah Enix-Ross Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
  • Officer – Ken Murphy Law Society of Ireland, Dublin
  • Senior Officer – Claudia Seibel Deutscher Anwaltverein, Berlin
  • Senior Officer – Steven Richman Clark Hill, New Jersey
  • Officer – Berit Reiss-Anderson Norwegian Bar Association, Oslo
  • Officer – Alberto Navarro Colegio Publico de Abogados de la Capital Federal, Buenos Aires
  • Officer – Tshepo Shabangu Law Society of South Africa/Spoor & Fisher, Pretoria
  • Officer – Fiona Mcleod SC Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Officer – Jonathan Herman Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Ottawa

For more information on the BIC, please click here.

IBA Human Rights Institute

The IBA would like to congratulate the following IBA Human Rights Institute Officers and Council Members, who began their terms on 1 January 2021.

  • Co-Chair – Anne Ramberg Swedish Bar Association, Stockholm
  • Co-Chair – the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sydney
  • Vice-Chair – Mark Stephens CBE Howard Kennedy, London
  • Secretary Treasurer – Stephen Macliver Consultant & Non-Executive Director, Sydney
  • Honorary President – Justice Richard Goldstone South Africa
  • Officer – Mervat Rishmawi Human Rights Consultant, London
  • Officer – Mikiko Otani Otani & Partners, Tokyo
  • Officer – Sarah Cleveland Columbia Law School, New York
  • Officer – Susan Kemp International Law Consulting Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Officer – Yevgeniy Zhovtis Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, Almaty
  • Officer – Stephen Rapp Former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crime Issues of the US State Department, New York
  • Officer – Jung-Hoon Lee Former Inaugural Ambassador for North Korean Human Rights for the Government of South Korea, Seoul
  • Officer – Neri Colmenares President of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, Manila
  • Officer – Catalina Botero University Externado de Colombia, Bogota
  • Ex-oficio – Hans Correll Stockholm

For more information on the IBAHRI, please click here.

Legal Practice Division (LPD)

The IBA would like to congratulate the following LPD Officers, who began their term on 1 January 2021.

  • Chair – Peter Bartlett Minter Ellison, Melbourne
  • Vice-Chair – Carola van den Bruinhors Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Daniel del Rio Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
  • Assistant Treasurer – Pascale Lagesse Bredin Prat, Paris

The following members were elected to the LPD Council for 2021-2024:

  • Alexander Birnstiel Noerr, Munich
  • Harvey Cohen Dinsmore & Shohl, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Rossana Duarte Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga, Sao Paolo
  • Felix Ehrat Zug, Switzerland
  • Ayman Khaleq Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Dubai
  • Marc Reysen Reysen Competition Law, Frankfurt
  • Alexander Schwarz Gleiss Lutz, Düsseldorf
  • Sky Yang Bae Kim & Lee, Seoul
  • Carolina Zang Zang Bergel & Viñes, Buenos Aires

The following members were co-opted to the LPD Council for 2021-2024:

  • Sunil Abarham Cecil Abraham & Partners, Kuala Lumpur
  • Anthony Atata Hallblack Law Firm, Lagos
  • Sergio Sanchez Sole J&A Garrigues, Madrid
  • Lisa Lotte Hjerrild Horten, Copenhagen
  • Shane Freitag Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Ontario

A full list of LPD Officers and Council can be viewed here. For more information on the LPD, please click here.

Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI)

The IBA would like to congratulate the following SPPI Officers and Council Members, who began their terms on 1 January 2021:

  • Chair – Jörg Menzer Noerr, Bucharest
  • Vice-Chair/Secretary Treasurer – Myra Garrett William Fry, Dublin
  • Council Member – Babatunde Ademola Ajibade SPA Ajibade & Co, Lagos
  • Council Member – Sidika Baysal B+B Law Office, Istanbul
  • Council Member – Stephen Bowman Bennett Jones, Toronto
  • Council Member – Alison Hook Hook Tangaza, London
  • Council Member – Alessandra Nascimento S F Mourão Nascimento e Mourão Advogados, São Paulo
  • Council Member – Lloyd Nicholas Vergara Supreme Court of the Philippines, Manila

For more information on the SPPI, please click here.