International Section

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    International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna, Austria - October 15-17 Registration Now Open!!
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    • International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna Austria


      OCTOBER 15-17, 2014 

      The 2014 seasonal meeting will include many special highlights:

      • Full day CLE programs and lunch at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), home to the United Nations in Vienna
      • Gala Dinner at the famous Belvedere Palace
      • Program being held at the breathtaking Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Hotel
      • Three panel tracks featuring topics related to: Regulatory and Administrative, Dispute Resolution and Transaction Law
      Tour Information available here!

      Important CLE Information:
      The New York State MCLE Board requirement for Attorneys in practice beyond the first two years after admission to the Bar is 24 credit hours per biennial registration cycle, with four hours of these credit hours earned in the area of ethics and professionalism. This program will satisfy up to 17 MCLE credit hours including up to 2.0 hours in ethics and/or up to 15 hours in the general category. The ethics portion of this program will qualify for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys; however, the balance of the program will not qualify since it is not a basic practical skills program.
      Don’t miss your chance to earn these CLE credits. Sign up now!

      Hotel Reservations:
      The 2014 Seasonal Meeting will be held at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna.  Discounted room rates for our program are $245.00 euros for single occupancy and $265.00 euros for double occupancy.  Attendees must make their hotel reservations directly with the hotel by visiting,  The discounted rate is only available through the website link and will not be available on the hotel’s main webpage.  
      The deadline to submit hotel reservations is Friday, September 19th. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date and reservations received after the above date are accepted on a space and rate availability basis and cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate.

      Airline Discounts:
      Austrian Airlines is delighted to be the “Official Carrier” for the  International Section Seasonal Meeting in Vienna. All participants and accompanying persons attending the are offered a 15% discount off all published fares for Austrian Airlines flights to Vienna. Book your flights  online at and save 15% on all applicable fares!

      Simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: NYSBA14

      Download Program Brochure (pdf)
      Sponsorship Brochure (pdf)


      Please contact Tiffany Bardwell at with any questions.

    • NYS International Corporate Compliance Committee Program

      The Russian/Ukraine Sanctions and Creating an Effective Compliance Program: What You Need to Know

      September 18, 2014

      5:30 to 7:30 pm (Cocktails and panel discussion)

      Troutman Sanders LLP Conference Center
      The Chrysler Building
      405 Lexington Ave., 9th Fl.
      New York City


      Aurora Cassirer, Troutman Sanders LLP, Partner, and Co-Chair of the International Corporate Compliance Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar



      Sharie Brown, Troutman Sanders LLP, Partner

      Joshua Holzer, Pfizer Corp., Chief Compliance Counsel, Global Trade 


      Carole Basri, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the LLM Corporate Compliance Program at Fordham Law School, Visiting Professor at Pericles Law School in Moscow and Co-Chair of the International Corporate Compliance Committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

      To RSVP to this event, please send your responses to Bryan Emerson at

      For more information about this committee, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • International Creditors Rights Committee event September 18

      John Rochman, London, U.K. Solicitor with law firm Collyer Bristow LLP will present a talk on 
      Commercial Debt Collection in the UK

      September 18, 2014
      4:00 p.m.

      Herrick Feinstein LLP
      2 Park Avenue 
      New York, NY 10016
      23rd floor

      To reserve a seat at this complimentary event, please RSVP Tina Rothaupt at

    • How and Why Data Privacy Policies are Evolving to Protect Personal and Business InformatioE

      How and why data privacy policies are evolving to protect personal and business information

      September 18, 2014
      Registration desk opens at 14:30
      Seminar from 15.00 to 17.00
      Mingle to follow from 17:00 to 18:00

      Venue: EY, Jakobsbergsgatan 24
, Stockholm

      Cost: Free for partner organization members
      SEK 350 for non-members. 
      A no-show fee of SEK 350 also applies

      RSVP: Register here by September 12, 2014

      As the world becomes more digital, individual privacy becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. From banking and financial data, to personal business and family matters, the amount of information that is breached, hacked or illegally shared continues to rise. To compound these issues, personal data regulation standards currently differ in the US and EU.

      AmCham Sweden, International Chamber of Commerce Sweden, and New York State Bar Association invite you to learn what Google, Facebook and other online companies are doing to prevent others from accessing valuable information that you’d like to keep to yourself. And discover what this can mean for the future of businesses and investors on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

      Our Speakers and Panel of Experts Include:

      Facebook: Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Director, Public Policy Nordics, Eastern Europe and Russia
      Google: David Mothander, Nordic Policy Counsel
      Klarna: Caroline Olstedt Carlström, Chief Counsel Global Data Protection and Chairman of Swedish Data Protection Forum
      Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP: Eric Stenshoel, Partner, New York City 
      EY: Erik Skoglund, Partner and Nordic Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services Leader, Stockholm
      Osborne Clarke: James Mullock, Partner

      Hellström Advokatbyrå: Anna Fernqvist, Partner
      Advokatfirman Lindahl: David Frydlinger, Partner  

      View flyer here

    • ABA’s National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance

      ABA’s National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance: FCPA, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls  is October 1-3, 2014 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

      October 1-3, 2014

      National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance: FCPA, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls   

      Washington, DC

      We would like to invite the New York State Bar Association International Section to partner with the ABA as a name only co-sponsor! 

      Name-Only Co-sponsorship includes:

      Same great rates as ABA members!

      To download brochure click here.

    • 2014 North America Regional Forum

      The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the “2014 North America Regional Forum: Doing Business within the Region and Collaborating Abroad” Conference on November 17-18, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The NYSBA is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” Rate.  Registration Rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).


      This one and a half day conference will feature two parallel tracks on best practices for international companies doing business in North America and for North American companies working internationally.  It will begin with a joint plenary on Cross Border Ethics in the Digital Age and will be followed by a series of panels presented by international legal experts on the latest in key topics such as privacy issues, enforcement of judgments, antitrust and compliance. This program will also offer a unique forum for international lawyers to explore and expand their networks as well as meet colleagues from all over the world during networking breakfasts, networking breaks, luncheons and reception, which are included with the registration fee.


      Click here to view the full conference brochure including programming and social events. Register before October 17th to save on your registration with Early Bird Rates! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, and corporate counsel.


      Please visit  to register and for more information on programming, hotel accommodations and the latest updates on the conference.

      To download brochure, click here.

  • Section Awards

    Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

    To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

    All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

    Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.
    Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.

    Prize Awarded: $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

    Past Recipients of this Award

    Download the Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition brochure.

    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

    To honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact: Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: October 2014     

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2015    

    Award Criteria: A major contribution during the year (or during an entire career) to the global development of international law or the rule of law; and a willingness to speak or send a suitable alternate to accept the award at the Annual Meeting.

    Prize Awarded: Scroll

  • Publications

    International Law Review


    The New York International Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments, and trade agreements. Edited by Lester Nelson, Esq., with the assistance of St. John's University School of Law, the New York International Law Review is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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    International Law Practicum


    The International Law Practicum features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters as opposed to academic, exploring the application of international law for the generalist rather than theoretical discussions for the expert. Edited by Amber Wessels-Yen, Esq., the International Law Practicum is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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    International Chapter News


    The New York International Chapter News reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities. Edited by Dunniela Kaufman, Esq., the New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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