IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.1, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Different country, different culture (or how different legal systems view deal-making)

Thursday 12 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C4.1, Convention Centre, Level 4


Corporate and M&A Law Committee (Lead)


Civil law, common law, religious laws and customary laws: the world has a diversity of legal systems. Concepts such as company law, fiduciary duties and due interest may differ accordingly or even may not exist. The panel, which shall be composed of representatives of different legal systems, will analyse the influence of diverging concepts on deal-making and its practical consequences and cases.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Guy Harles IBA Council Member, Barreau de Luxembourg and Member, Corporate and M&A Law Committee Advisory Board
Takashi Toichi TMI Associates, Tokyo, Japan; Scholarship Officer, Corporate and M&A Law Committee


Frank Brennan Catholic Social Services, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Myra Garrett William Fry, Dublin, Ireland; Senior Vice Chair, Law Firm Management Committee
Kate McGilvray Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ashish Razdan Khaitan & Co, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India