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The IBA’s response to the war in Ukraine
This article explains how Dutch law, international law and German law, respectively, determine which law applies if both parties use their general terms and conditions: the so-called 'battle of forms'.
Released on Mar 3, 2023
The rule against reflective loss has been formulated and applied in case law to date in both England and Wales, and the Netherlands. The suggestion that the rule is driven by an intention to avoid double recovery has been rejected in England and Wales, pursuant to the recent Supreme Court judgment in Marex. The avoidance of double recovery is, however, one of the considerations upon which the rule is based in the Netherlands. While there are currently no exceptions to the rule in England and Wales, there is an exception under Dutch law, essentially, where the wrongdoer has breached a specific duty of care owed to the shareholder.
Released on Dec 19, 2022
A report on a recent webinar jointly presented by the IBA Academic and Professional Development Committee and several others, which took place on 30 September, titled ‘Post-Covid professional development in law firms’.
Released on Dec 13, 2021
The Law Commission in England and Wales is undertaking a scoping study on smart legal contracts, the application of English law to the same and the novel challenges which arise in this context.
Released on Dec 13, 2021
This article looks at the recently published report titled ‘Blueprint for Global Legal Education’, which was first presented during a showcase session during the November 2020 IBA Virtually Together Conference.
Released on Jun 1, 2021
Co-Chairs note- August 2020
A summary of the panel session at the IBA Annual Conference 2019 in Seoul, chaired by Bruno Maggi from the Young Lawyers’ committee, and Sebastian Ramos from the Academic and Professional Development Committee. The session was split into three parts: Challenging the cultural barriers and traditional approaches; What are law firms and law schools doing? and How to balance the specific knowledge with the broad perspective needed to solve the current complex legal cases.
A summary of the Academic and Professional Development Committee’s panel session at the IBA Annual Conference 2019 in Seoul, which was chaired by Chris Howard, Treasurer of the APDC and Director of Professional Legal Education at King’s College London.
A delegation from the APDC and the Young Lawyers’ Committee visited Sungkyunkwan University during the IBA Annual Conference 2019 in Seoul. The Dean, Professor Kim, and members of his faculty explained the Korean legal system and the work of the School of Law and answered the delegation’s questions. The delegation had the opportunity to present to a small group of students on the work of the IBA and on the essential requirements for a successful career in law.
The delivery of legal services is going through rapid changes and there are various factors that contribute to these changes. They include technological innovation, changes in the business environment and globalisation. For lawyers to thrive despite the changes in the legal industry and in the delivery of legal services, they must develop new approaches.
It is an axiom that today the dynamics of demand instantly affect the supply of goods and services. Similarly, the increasingly globalised world impacts on the pattern of legal service delivery. For instance, the demand for legal advice on investment risks and prospects from across the world is legion; certain areas of law that were considered domestic now attract interest from all over the world and lawyers are exceedingly being confronted with international dimensions of their clients’ brief.
Report on joint APDC/YLC visit to Sungkyunkwan University, Lewis Patrick, Co-Chair APDC
IBA Annual Conference 2019, Seoul. ‘I know that I know nothing’: lessons to lawyers. Thursday 26 September 2019
APDC Panel Session. Comparative Law: what do lawyers in practice really need to know. Academic and Professional Development Committee
A summary of the panel session at the IBA Annual Conference 2019 in Seoul, chaired by Hermann Knott from Andersen Tax & Legal, Germany; PPID/SPPI Representative, LPD Council and Kathryn Rousin from White and Case, England; Co-Chair, Academic and Professional Development Committee. The session started with an overview of the South Korean legal market, followed by discussions on managing financial performance, alternative structures, IPO and a discussion on looking to the future.