IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Room 352 A&B, Level 3

Session information

Hot topics in international commerce, trade, franchising and product law
Room 352 A&B, Level 3

Committee(s)

International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law Section (Lead)
International Commerce and Distribution Committee
International Franchising Committee
International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Product Law and Advertising Committee

Description

Our hot topics roundtables are designed to be interactive - we host a series of tables where we discuss ‘late breaking’ topics in the areas of international sales, trade, franchising and product law and the topics are selected to be of current interest and likely to stimulate discussion and debate. Moderators at each table introduce and briefly discuss the table topic and then participants weigh in with their views. You have the opportunity to discuss three topics. We have scheduled turnover times when the participants change tables to move to the next topic of their choice. By participating in the table discussions, you gain a greater insight into these areas and the other participants and table moderators benefit from your comments. In a final wrap-up afterwards for all participants the moderators share the highlights of their tables. The session provides you with a great opportunity to meet many other lawyers and discuss topics of mutual interest with them. Many times at our session, participants meet lawyers from other countries who they keep in touch with for years to come. Every year our table moderators comment that they ‘learnt as much or more’ from the table participants as they themselves conveyed.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Camila Corvalan Beccar Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Website Officer, International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Martine De Koning Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Co-Chair, International Franchising Committee
Joanna Fulton Burness Paull, Edinburgh, Scotland; Developing Markets Officer, Product Law and Advertising Committee
Khong Aik Gan Gan Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Membership Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Melissa Murray
Pieter Tubbergen Tremont Legal, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Vice Secretary, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Quentin Vander Schueren Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Membership Officer, International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Christoph Wagner Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Berlin, Germany; Chair, Product Law and Advertising Committee

Speakers

Martin Abadi Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Chair, Supply Chain and Logistics Subcommittee
Gustavo Alcocer Olivares, Mexico City, Mexico
Sabrina A Bandali Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alessandro Barzaghi COCUZZA, Milan, Italy; Programme Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Silvia Bortolotti Studio legale Bortolotti, Mathis & Associati, Turin, Italy; Newsletter Editor, International Franchising Committee
Olivia Gast Gast Avocats, Paris, France; Publications Officer, International Franchising Committee
Martha Harrison McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Simon Hotte Fidal, Lyon, France; Deputy Programme Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Cristina Martinetti Elexi Law Firm, Turin, Italy
Carolina Monteiro de Carvalho Monteiro & Weiss Trade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Co-Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee
Laura Opilio CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni, Rome, Italy; Co-Chair, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Cristobal Porzio Porzio Rios Garcia, Santiago, Chile; Newsletter Editor, International Franchising Committee
Ewa Rutkowska KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski, Warsaw, Poland; Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Product Law and Advertising Committee
Talha Salaria Lawyers At Work, Bangalore, Karnataka, India; Conference Coordinator, International Franchising Committee
John Sotos Sotos LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marcio Sperling Sperling Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Chair, Government Procurement Subcommittee
Raquel Stein Souto Correa Advogados, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Diversity and Inclusion Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee
Edona Vila Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Membership Officer, Product Law and Advertising Committee
Peter Wagner Jordan & Wagner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart, Germany; Chair, International Conventions and Trade Agreements Subcommittee
Charles Zhan Moulis Legal, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; Special Projects Officer, International Trade and Customs Law Committee