The International Section of the New York State Bar Association will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, later this month to discuss partnership opportunities as Asia adopts a greater global presence in commerce, banking and legal affairs.
Glenn G. Fox of New York City (Baker & McKenzie), chair of the International Section, said the relationship between the United States and Vietnam represents a model for how law firms and corporations can interact in the new global marketplace.
“This meeting in Vietnam represents a remarkable opportunity for our two countries to benefit from an exchange of ideas on how to bridge our respective legal and regulatory cultures,” he said. “The rule of law plays a vital role in all aspects of international relations, including employment issues, sale of goods, investments, courts, banking, debt collection, energy and project development.”
Among the invited speakers are David Shear, United States ambassador to Vietnam; James R. Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association; David M. Schraver, president of the New York State Bar Association; Hon. Ha Hung Cuong, minister of justice of Vietnam; Hon. Francis H. Jardeleza, solicitor general of the Republic of the Philippines; and an international array of experts representing government, the legal community, the international trade community and higher education.
Program co-chairs are William H. Schrag of New York (Thompson Hine) and Eduardo Ramos-Gomez of Singapore (Duane Morris).
The meeting, to be held Oct. 23-26 at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake in Hanoi, will feature plenary sessions on the rule of law and nonlawyer ownership of law firms.
Participating attorneys, who are eligible for up to 18.5 Continuing Legal Education credits, can select among three program tracks: corporate, litigation/arbitration and general law.
Each track will feature panels specifically geared toward the respective subject areas.
For more information, visit: http://www.nysba.org/vietnamprogrambrochure/
The New York State Bar Association’s International Section has more than 2,000 members and more than 60 chapters around the world concentrating in all aspects of international law.
The New York State Bar Association, with 76,000 members, is the largest voluntary state bar association in the country. It was founded in 1876.
: Mark Mahoney
Associate Director, Media Services & Public Affairsmmahoney@nysba.org