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Thursday 12 October (1115 - 1230)

International Commerce and Distribution Committee (Lead)
Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee

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Art assets comprise a range of items that are sold, donated, bequeathed, recovered or lost. The state, or state agencies, often touch and have a role in such matters and circumstances. This session will focus on: • local restrictions on the sale of aboriginal/native art for sale outside the home jurisdiction and the international impact on reception/delivery in third-party states; attention will be given in particular to the restrictions and protections in place for Australia and the region; and • arbitration and international trading in art; an interesting question around 'applicable laws' has arisen in recent times: should the law of the art work’s originating country be the applicable law? Current arbitration considerations will be discussed. The intention is to provide a current and interesting look at these elements in an interactive manner.

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Thursday 12 October (1200 - 1400)

Thursday 12 October (1230 - 1330)

Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee (Lead)

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An open meeting of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee will be held to discuss matters of interest and future activities.

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Thursday 12 October (1230 - 1330)

Taxes Committee (Lead)

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An open meeting of the Taxes Committee will be held to discuss matters of interest and future activities.

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Thursday 12 October (1230 - 1330)

Women Lawyers' Interest Group (Lead)

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An open meeting of the Women Lawyers’ Interest Group will be held to discuss matters of interest and future activities.

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Thursday 12 October (1230 - 1430)

African Regional Forum (Lead)

Thursday 12 October (1230 - 1430)

Section on Public and Professional Interest (Lead)

Thursday 12 October (1245 - 1530)

Litigation Committee (Lead)

Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

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Is a ‘full services’ law firm viable? Can law firms cover every area or do they need to be more strategically focused to be truly successful? How do law firm leaders go about devising a business strategy for the firm in terms of target markets and clients and focusing its resources, business development marketing budgets on these? How do you effectively communicate this to partners and, more importantly, how do you get partners’ buy-in so as to have a collaborative, one firm approach executing this strategy?

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

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The adequacy of arbitration as a proper means to resolve investment disputes has recently been met with criticism. The panellists in this session will address this in an attempt to determine whether it is grounded or not.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

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The panel will focus on the specific franchise laws in the Asia Pacific region, which in recent years has seen a proliferation of such laws. The speakers will examine the similarities and differences between these laws in countries including, among others, China, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia. The panel will in particular focus on the enforcement of these franchise laws by examining the relevant case laws, regulatory decisions and pronouncements, and their ramifications for franchisors and franchisees operating under these laws.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

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Australia is open for solvent and insolvent global restructuring business: a discussion of how Australian courts respond to applications for recognition of, or assistance with, foreign insolvency proceedings.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

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Africa has an abundance of resources. This is one of the major factors behind the growth experienced by African economies during the past 15 years. What are the major features of resources laws needed to enable African countries to leverage this endowment for growth, development and elimination of poverty?

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

Electronic Entertainment and Online Gaming Subcommittee (Lead)
Leisure Industries Section
Mediation Committee

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded in the entertainment space, and the growth potential is nearly limitless. While electronic games have used AI for some time now, new AI systems, from Siri and Cortana to Amazon Echo and Google Home, continue to shift the landscape and bridge entertainment uses to other areas, such as home and task automation. The future may bring everything from virtual actors to AIcreated ‘user’ content to AI compositions. Come and explore existing entertainment AI and possible future developments in AI along with the legal issues they currently present and may pose in the future. Can AI hold a copyright to a composition? Can AI ‘perform’ in a legal sense? These and other questions will be explored by the panel.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

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All too often, contract terms and scope are said to be non-negotiable. This may be a reflection of market conditions and unequal bargaining power or a consequence of procurement rules or laws. This session will explore the imposed terms that commonly give rise to difficulties for the supply chain and project. It will consider the extent to which the procuring entity may be able to adopt a more flexible stance, and how it may be persuaded to do so. Where there is no scope for negotiation, difficult decisions will need to be made on whether to bid, how to price the risks imposed and how those risks can be mitigated or passed to others. How are these decisions to be approached?

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

Professional Ethics Committee (Lead)
Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee
Anti-Corruption Committee
Bar Issues Commission
Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee

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Lawyers in virtually all jurisdictions have duties of confidentiality regarding their clients and their clients’ affairs. In the past, there has been more ‘hacking’ of lawyers’ data banks to disclose such information in unauthorised circumstances. One example is the unauthorised disclosure from an internal source of the information from a Panama-based law firm. In addition, many other leading international firms have been hacked externally and many firms have implemented additional security measures to restrain or limit hacking. This panel will consider some of the ethical considerations relating to these matters. The IBA and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are carefully considering similar issues. The discussion of the panellists is not to be construed as any indication of the current or future thoughts of the IBA and/or OECD with respect to these matters. The questions relating to privacy and security of data and information are important to law firms.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

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By the end of this session, you will have given a presentation, in which you will know how to: • win and keep the audience’s attention for a wide range of audiences; • make a complex legal lecture interesting to all; • deliver a winning pitch presentation; • keep to time; • project your voice effectively; • use your body language powerfully; • be impressive in your personal appearance; • handle awkward people and answer difficult questions; • increase your confidence and overcome your nerves; and • use your notes and visual aids effectively.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

International Trade and Customs Law Committee (Lead)
Immigration and Nationality Law Committee

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This panel will conduct a current examination of the ongoing negotiations for many of the world’s leading trade agreements with a focus on the international exchange of services between member nations. Our panel will also consider corporate and tax considerations for individual service providers between participating states.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1730)

Family Law Committee (Lead)
Private Client Tax Committee

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The session will discuss the international consequences of divorce on property wherever the property is held, the approaches of diverse jurisdictions, the search for property internationally and the implementation of these claims.

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Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1815)

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The IBA Council is the governing body of the IBA, having the general control of the affairs of the IBA and passing, as required, resolutions and guidelines for members and the legal profession worldwide. Those entitled to attend are IBA officers, division officers, Honorary Life Members of the Council, appointed representatives from Member Organisations, the appointed Deputy Secretary Generals and any co-opted members. Sign in from 1430.

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