Peter Bartlett

Chair of the LPD
2021-2022

Legal Practice Division

The objectives of the Legal Practice Division are to promote an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of law throughout the world; to facilitate communication among its members; to provide the opportunity to all its members to be active in the division through its sections, committees, fora and other groupings; and to undertake such related projects as may be approved from time to time by the division’s council.

Officer list

Financial Services Section

Corporate Counsel Forum

Real Estate Section

Maritime and Aviation Law Section

Human Resources Section

Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section

Corporate Law Section

International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law Section

Criminal Law Section

Agricultural Law Section

Insolvency Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)

Taxation Section

Antitrust Section

Leisure Industries Section

Law and Individual Rights Section

Public Law Section

Section
Committees / Subcommittees

Corporate Counsel Forum

Real Estate Section

Agricultural Law Section

Insolvency Section

Antitrust Section

Leisure Industries Section

Public Law Section

Officers of the LPD Council

Sunil Abraham

LPD Council Member

sunil@cecilabraham.com
Firm Address
Cecil Abraham & Partners Suite 12.01, Level 12, Menara 1MK
1 Jalan Kiara, Mont' Kiara
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
50480
Anthony Atata

LPD Council Member

atata@hallblacklawfirm.com
Firm Address
Hallblack Law Firm 9th Floor Suite 951 JS Olorunsaiye
Western House
8/10 Broad Street
Lagos
Nigeria
Peter Llewellyn Bartlett

LPD Council Member

peter.bartlett@minterellison.com
Firm Address
MinterEllison 210 Scotchmer Street
Fitzroy North
Melbourne
Australia
3068
Caroline Berube

LPD Council Member

cberube@hjmasialaw.com
Firm Address
HJM Asia Law & Co B-1002, R&F Full Square Plaza
No. 16, Ma Chang Rd., ZhuJiang New City
Tianhe District
Guangzhou
China
510623
Alexander Birnstiel

LPD Council Member

alexander.birnstiel@noerr.com
Firm Address
Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Brienner Strasse 28
Munich
Germany
80333
Harvey Cohen

LPD Council Member

harvey.cohen@dinsmore.com
Firm Address
Dinsmore & Shohl 255 E 5th Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati
USA
45202
Daniel del Rio

LPD Council Member

daniel.delrio@basham.com.mx
Firm Address
Basham Ringe y Correa Paseo de los Tamarindos 400-A, 9th Floor
Bosques de las Lomas
Mexico City
Mexico
05120
Rossana Duarte

LPD Council Member

rossana@mattosfilho.com.br
Firm Address
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados Al Joaquim Eugenio de Lima 447
São Paulo
Brazil
01403-001
Felix R Ehrat

LPD Council Member

felix@ehrats.ch
Firm Address
Ehrat Advisory Hasenbüelweg 16
Zug
Switzerland
6300
Shane Freitag

LPD Council Member

sfreitag@blg.com
Firm Address
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto
Canada
M5H 4E3
Luis Gonzalez Nieves

LPD Council Member

lgonzalez@pcga.mx
Firm Address
PEREZ CORREA GONZALEZ Insurgentes Sur 1602, 11th Floor
Colonia Credito Constructor
Mexico City
Mexico
03900
Lise Lotte Hjerrild

LPD Council Member

llh@horten.dk
Firm Address
Horten Philip Heymans Allé 7
Copenhagen
Denmark
2900
Thomas Dr Kaiser-Stockmann

LPD Council Member

thomas@tkslegal.de
Firm Address
tkslegal Berlin LLP Merseburger Strasse 2
Berlin
Germany
10825
Ayman H A Khaleq

LPD Council Member

ayman.khaleq@morganlewis.com
Firm Address
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Emirates Towers Offices
10th Floor
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
504903
Pascale Lagesse

LPD Council Member

pascalelagesse@bredinprat.com
Firm Address
Bredin Prat 53 quai d'Orsay
Paris
France
75007
Alfred L J Page

LPD Council Member

apage@blg.com
Firm Address
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto
Canada
M5H 4E3
Amir Z. Singh Pasrich

LPD Council Member

pasrich@ilaindia.com
Firm Address
I.L.A. Pasrich & Company 901 - 905 Naurang House
21 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Connaught Place
Delhi
India
110001
Alain Ranger

LPD Council Member

aranger@fasken.com
Firm Address
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin 800 Place Victoria
3500 Stock Exchange Tower
Montréal
Canada
H4Z 1E9
Marc Reysen

LPD Council Member

mreysen@reycol.eu
Firm Address
REYCOL Reysen Competition Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Am Atzelberg 4
Frankfurt
Germany
60389
Sergio Sanchez Sole

LPD Council Member

sergio.sanchez.sole@garrigues.com
Firm Address
J&A Garrigues Calle Hermosilla 3
Madrid
Spain
28001
Alexander Schwarz

LPD Council Member

alexander.schwarz@gleisslutz.com
Firm Address
Gleiss Lutz Dreischeibenhaus 1
Düsseldorf
Germany
40211
Mark Stephens

LPD Council Member

mark.stephens@howardkennedy.com
Firm Address
Howard Kennedy LLP No 1 London Bridge
London
England
SE1 9BG
Carola van den Bruinhorst

LPD Council Member

carola.van.den.bruinhorst@loyensloeff.com
Firm Address
Loyens & Loeff Fred Roeskestraat 100
Amsterdam
the Netherlands
1076 ED
Tarja Tuulia Wist

LPD Council Member

tarja.wist@wistattorneys.fi
Firm Address
Wist Attorneys - Asianajotoimisto Oy Hopeatie 21
Espoo
Finland
02750
Sky Yang

LPD Council Member

sky.yang@bkl.co.kr
Firm Address
Bae Kim & Lee LLC Centropolis B,
26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu,
Seoul
South Korea
03161
Carolina Zang

LPD Council Member

c.zang@zbv.com.ar
Firm Address
Zang Bergel & Viñes Abogados Florida 537
18th Floor
Buenos Aires
Argentina
C1005AAK
Petra Zijp

LPD Council Member

petra.zijp@nautadutilh.com
Firm Address
NautaDutilh Beethovenstraat 400
Amsterdam
the Netherlands
1082 PR
Szymon Kubiak

PPID/SPPI Representative

szymon.kubiak@wardynski.com.pl
Firm Address
Wardyński i Wspólnicy sp.k. Aleje Ujazdowskie 10
Warsaw
Poland
00-478
Jon Grouf

Immediate Past Chair

jgrouf@duanemorris.com
Firm Address
Duane Morris 1540 Broadway
New York
USA
10036
Steven M Richman

BIC Representative

srichman@clarkhill.com
Firm Address
Clark Hill Suite 102
210 Carnegie Center
Princeton
USA
08540

Government Access to IT Systems

Data is becoming the core asset of our economies and takes up a central role in our societies. Government attempts to obtain access or receive information, as well as the responses of the private sector to such attempts, raise complex legal issues, depending on the specific socio-political context and the domestic legal traditions. The LPD set up the Task Force on Government Access to IT Systems in October 2017. This report provides the Task Force’s assessment based on the considerations of this topic in different jurisdictions and offers a set of working principles for balancing government access to IT systems and fundamental rights.

Digital Identity Working Group Project

The pervasive use of new modes of communication and transaction of business, for personal and professional purposes, is creating information relating to users that encompasses a wide variety of areas - a digital identity. This IBA Legal Practice Division Working Group has undertaken to develop a set of high-level Principles around the collection, use and sharing of digital identity information that could serve as the basis for engaging in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders.

If you have any comments or questions about the project or report, contact anurag.bana@int-bar.org.

Business Law International (BLI)

Published three time a year by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division, Business Law International covers the latest developments in all areas of business law across the globe, from M&A to employment, competition to tax, offering rigorous comparative analysis of how the law affects business in different jurisdictions and across borders.

Members are invited to submit ideas for future issues of the journal. Please contact the editor at: editor@int-bar.org

The IBA organises over fifty specialist and regional conferences each year in addition to the Annual Conference and the costs involved are very considerable. In order to contain those costs, the IBA through the guidelines set out in the division handbooks has established well defined rules that must be followed so as to ensure that there is conformity in determining to what costs the IBA may be exposed in relation to any particular event.

The rules are detailed and deal with many issues including registration fee waivers, speakers’ expenses and entertainment costs. The rules have served the IBA well in the past and are appropriate for the future.

The LPD is committed to ensure the highest quality of programmes and calibre of speakers at the sessions that it promotes. There is concern amongst the LPD officers that the current policies sometimes stand in the way of putting on the highest quality sessions. A relaxation of the rules is desirable from time to time to enable certain costs to be paid that are likely to lead to enrichment of the quality of a programme. It is clear that it may sometimes be advantageous to pay certain costs outside the guidelines; for example to a world business leader, regulator, to some academics or NGO representatives, if it can be demonstrated that such a payment is likely to enrich the programme and increase the quality of the relevant session.

The LPD officers, the IBA President and the Executive Director recommend the creation of a fund to cover on an exceptional basis, expenses and other matters related to LPD sessions which are not permitted by the guidelines set out in the LPD Handbook.

The fund shall cover exceptional expenses to secure speakers as well as expenses incurred by speakers and organisers of sessions at the LPD specialist and regional conferences and LPD sessions at the Annual Conferences. An application to the Fund shall be made by an officer of the relevant LPD committee to the IBA Treasurer, who in consultation with the other LPD officers, shall have absolute discretion to agree to pay part of or the entire sum sought or to decline the application.

To apply to the fund, please complete this form and return to ronnie.hayward@int-bar.org.

With the aim of providing interactive and educational opportunities to the growing international legal community, the Sections of the Legal Practice Division offer annual opportunities for young lawyers from around the world to apply for scholarships that recognise outstanding individuals in the legal profession. Each year the IBA, holds an Annual Conference, which attracts the participation of over 4000 lawyers from more than 100 jurisdictions. The LPD, and the Public and Professional Interest Division (PPID) present informative and engaging sessions covering current topics of significance to lawyers throughout the world. The Annual Conference working sessions are complemented by a full social programme which provides the opportunity for delegates meet, establish and maintain business contacts and friendships with peers of the legal profession worldwide. Scholarships are awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate at the Annual Conference, but may find it financially difficult to do so. Please click here for full information on how to apply.

For more information on the LPD, please contact the IBA London Office at divisions@int-bar.org