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The IBA’s response to the situation in Ukraine
Chair of the LPD
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.
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
Agriculture and Food Section
Criminal Law Section
Dispute Resolution Section
Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)
Leisure Industries Section
Law and Individual Rights Section
Public Law Section
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.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LPD Nominations Committee, after review of the nominations submitted for positions on the LPD Council for the term 2023-2026 and having exercised due consideration as prescribed by the Bylaws of the LPD, have agreed to propose the following candidates for election as elected Members of the LPD Council. The election will be held at the LPD General Meeting on Thursday 3 November 2022 at the time of the IBA 2022 Annual Conference in Miami, USA.
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 email@example.com.
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.