IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 208, Level 2

Session information

Regional integration through international trade agreements: business opportunities that lawyers need to know and nobody has told them yet
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Regional Fora (Lead)
African Regional Forum
Arab Regional Forum
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
European Regional Forum
Latin American Regional Forum
North American Regional Forum


The session, supported by the Regional Fora of the IBA and with expert speakers from different sectors and organisations, will be focused in helping lawyers — even those not practicing in international trade — understand their role and the opportunities arising for them and their clients in the public and private sectors, from the implementation of free trade agreements and new regional economic communities.

As part of this session, specific attention will be put also on explaining the current situation of hot topics in international trade, such as e-commerce, investment protection and investor-state disputes, and on the relevance of sunset clauses contained in recently negotiated free trade agreements (e.g., the USMCA case, among others).

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Sara Aranjo Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Secretary, Arab Regional Forum
Eduardo Botello Santos Elizondo, Monterrey, Mexico; Regional Fora Liaison Officer, North American Regional Forum


Cesar Amendolara Velloza Advogados Associados, São Paulo, Brazil; Regional Fora Liaison Officer, Latin American Regional Forum
Edmund Duckwitz Von Wobeser & Sierra, Mexico City, Mexico
Marlen Estevez RocaJunyent, Madrid, Spain
Jeena Kim Bae Kim & Lee, Seoul, South Korea; Regional Representative Asia Pacific, Anti-Corruption Committee
Ohiocheoya Omiunu University of Kent, Canterbury, Leicester, England; African Regional Forum Liaison Officer, International Trade and Customs Law Committee