The IBA’s response to the war in Ukraine
Officers of the LPD Council
Firm AddressLoyens & Loeff Parnassusweg 300
Firm AddressSMPS Legal Torre de Chapultepec Uno, Paseo de la Reforma 509
18th floor, Col. Cuauhtemoc
Firm AddressBredin Prat 53 Quai d'Orsay
Firm AddressI L A Pasrich & Company 901 - 905 Naurang House
21 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Firm AddressMinterEllison Level 20, Collins Arch
447 Collins Street
Firm AddressNoerr Brienner Strasse 28
Firm AddressHahn Loeser & Parks 200 Public Square
Firm AddressDinsmore & Shohl LLP 255 E 5th St #1900
Firm AddressCorrs Chambers Westgarth Level 42
111 Eagle Street
Firm AddressMattos Filho Al Joaquim Eugênio de Lima 447
Firm AddressEhrat Advisory Hasenbüelweg 16
Firm AddressPluspetrol Dr Luis Bonavitta 1266
WTC Tower IV
Firm AddressAllende & Brea Maipu 1300 - 11th Floor
Firm AddressMorgan Lewis & Bockius Emirates Towers Offices
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates
Firm AddressMarval O'Farrell & Mairal Av Leandro N Alem 882
Firm AddressHoney & Blanckenberg 200 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
Firm AddressBorden Ladner Gervais Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West
Firm AddressMason Hayes & Curran South Bank House
Firm AddressHolland & Knight Paseo de la Reforma 342 Piso 28
Col Juarez - Cuauhtemoc
Firm AddressREYCOL Am Atzelberg 4
Firm AddressBratschi Ltd Bahnhofstrasse 70
Firm AddressDavis Wright Tremaine 865 South Figueroa Street
24th Floor, Suite 2400
Firm AddressGleiss Lutz Dreischeibenhaus 1
Firm AddressLaw Society of South Africa 304 Brooks Street
Firm AddressSeegene, Inc. Jamsil-Ro 209
Firm AddressJSA Level 3, Prestige Obelisk
3 Kasturba Road
Firm AddressAllen & Gledhill One Marina Boulevard #28-00
Firm AddressBae Kim & Lee Centropolis B,
26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu,
Firm AddressZang Bergel & Viñes Calle Florida
537 - 18th Floor
Firm AddressEllex Valiunas Jogailos 9
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
Report of the LPD Nominations Committee concerning Nominations for Election as Members of the LPD Council 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2026
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.
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.