Deals, disruptions and growth areas in the Americas Conference

6 Dec - 8 Dec 2021 Penthouse at Riverside Wharf, Miami, USA

Register before 12 Nov 2021 to receive early registration discount

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A conference presented by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum and the IBA North American Regional Forum

The IBA’s Latin American and North American Regional Fora are pleased to announce the first joint conference on legal developments in the Americas in nearly a decade. ‘Deals, disputes and law firm growth areas in the Americas’, held in Miami, will provide leading international lawyers, active in the Americas, an opportunity to meet, share best practices and network after an extended hiatus.

The pandemic has changed the legal landscape in the Americas, accelerating several trends that pre-date the pandemic’s onset. Trends such as: increased client needs in respect of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG); greater demand for guidance around climate change (including litigation concerns); new challenges connected to cryptocurrency and fintech; and the spike in bankruptcy cases in both continents, will all be addressed.

Further, despite the pandemic and against all odds, M&A and private equity deals remain hot areas for practitioners in the Americas, but how have dealmakers adjusted to new challenges arising since Covid-19’s onset? The conference will also tackle these new challenges that law firms have been grappling with, including how to preserve a law firm’s culture in an increasingly virtual world; address worrisome mental health challenges; and meet goals with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please join us for a conference that will feature these, and other, topics, many of which will be presented in interactive, small group sessions, to maximise participation by all delegates and provide a platform for meaningful networking. The conference will also feature networking receptions and lunches that will ensure delegates leave Miami with new or renewed connections with peers throughout the Americas and beyond.

Topics include: 

  • Keynote speech 
  • Hot topics: ESG (environmental, social and governance) 
  • Hot topics - new sectors in the aftermath of the pandemic: current trends in cryptocurrency and fintech
  • Private equity: developments in PE transactions in the Americas 
  • M&A in the Americas: which sectors hold the most promise? 
  • Bankruptcies in the Americas: trends and best practices in the wake of the pandemic 
  • Post pandemic office - what will or should a 'law office' look like?
  • Data privacy, cybersecurity, AI, remote work 

Please read below for our Event Registration Criteria and Code of Conduct.

Important Dates

12
Nov

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12
Nov

Early bird deadline

Register by this date to receive early bird discounts.

22
Nov

Cancellation deadline

Cancellations are subject to an admin charge as stated in the conference programme. After this date, no refunds can be made.

01
Dec

Online amendment deadline

No further amendments can be made to your booking after this date. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

08
Dec

Online registration deadline

Registration may still be possible after this date via the IBA office, but is subject to availability. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

Online registrations received:

  On or before 12 November Until 1 December

IBA member

$990 $1,105

Non-member*

$1,160 $1,275

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

$745 $1,275

Academics / judges (full-time)

$745 $1,275

Public lawyers

$745 $1,275

Corporate counsel**

$890 $1,275

After 1 December Registrations must be received in hard copy at the IBA office


Hard copy registration forms and fees received:

  On or before 12 November After 12 November

IBA member

$1,100 $1,225

Non-member*

$1,290 $1,415

Young lawyers (under 30 years)

$825 $1,415

Academics / judges (full-time)

$825 $1,415

Public lawyers

$825 $1,415

Corporate counsel**

$990 $1,415

* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
  • Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
  • Pay the member rate

** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee

To view the onference registration requirements and code of conduct please click below.

Conference registration criteria and code of conduct  

Cancellation due to Covid

Please note that the IBA will offer a full refund if you are required to cancel your registration due to Covid related reasons; we will require written confirmation of your cancellation by the end of business on the first day of the conference.

 

Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the relevant Chair/Co-Chairs in the Latin American Regional Forum and the North American Regional Forum with your request, please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.