International Section

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    International Section Seasonal Meeting - São Paulo - October 14-17, 2015
  • Upcoming Events
    • Summer Merger Program - July 8


      The Antitrust Section presents its Summer Merger Program
      Wednesday, July 8, 2015
      6:00-8:30pm
      Bloomberg
      731 Lexington Avenue
      New York, NY

      This event is co-sponsored by Bloomberg, the International Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Competition Law Section, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, International Business Law Committee of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section and the New York State Bar Foundation.
      The program will consist of a timely discussion by competition agency officials at the EU, Canada, FTC, and U.S Department of Justice on the topics of merger remedies, merger retrospectives, and multijurisdictional coordination at the remedies stage.  
      Speakers:  

      *         Patricia Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, DOJ
      *         Ann Wallwork, Deputy Commissioner, Merger Branch, Competition Bureau in Canada 
      *         Naomi Licker, Attorney, FTC Compliance Section 
      *         Julia Brockhoff, Deputy Head of Unit at European Commission's Unit A-2-Merger Case Support and Policy
        
      Moderator: Ilene Knable Gotts, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

      Refreshments prior to the program followed by cocktail reception afterwards.

      1.0 MCLE credit 

      Register today by emailing Michael Galvin at  mgalvin@bna.com.
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      For more information about this program or the Antitrust Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

    • Global Corporate Compliance Workshop - July 21-22

      Global Corporate Compliance Workshop
      Tuesday July 21 and Wednesday July 22, 2015

      Sponsored by 
      Troutman Sanders LLP
      Corporate Lawyering Group, LLC 

      Co-sponsored by 
      The New York State Bar Association International Section

      Corporate Compliance Committee

      Hosted by 
      Troutman Sanders LLP

      875 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

      Workshop Director
      Carole Basri

      Corporate Compliance Advisor of Fordham Law School Compliance Program
      Adjunct Professor at Fordham University Law School
      Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzen, China

      PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

      The Global Corporate Compliance Workshop will offer a two day intensive training program on the fundamentals of an “effective” corporate compliance program with an emphasis on cybersecurity compliance law. We will explore how to set up the compliance office, including reporting lines; perform a state of the art risk assessment, including heat maps and dashboards; provide innovative training; and effective auditing, monitoring and reporting of a compliance program focusing as a case study on cybersecurity.  

      We will focus on issue spotting and risk assessment, as well as the basics of project management to roll out an “effective” compliance program. You will learn to prioritize risks and understand how to evaluate best practices of leading companies as team building case studies. 

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

      The workshop will benefit anyone interested in a career in global corporate compliance and ethics, including recent law school graduates, lawyers in transition, and non-lawyers interested in learning the legal aspects and practical requirements for a career in compliance. 

      It is also appropriate for general counsel and other in-house counsel, compliance and ethics officers and members of the compliance and ethics department, as well as members of the internal audit, enterprise risk management and human resources departments, outside counsel and consultants involved in advising on compliance and ethics.  

      NEW YORK CLE ELIGIBILITY:

      Eligible for 14 hours of New York State approved CLE. Troutman Sanders LLP is an approved provider of CLE in New York State and is the accredited CLE provider for the workshop.

      PROGRAM COST: $400.00

      Includes course materials, lunch and breaks. 

      Scholarships available upon request. 

      REGISTER TODAY!!!  Email Carole Basri at cbasri@yahoo.com to register.

      CONTACT INFORMATION:

      Carole Basri                                                                                       Aurora Cassirer

      (917) 822-2247                                                                                   (212) 704-6249

      cbasri@yahoo.com                                                                            Aurora.cassirer@troutmansanders.com


      For more information about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

    • International Section São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 2015


      INTERNATIONAL SECTION SEASONAL MEETING
      SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

      OCTOBER 14-17, 2015
      SÃO PAULO RENAISSANCE HOTEL


      IMPORTANT VISA AND TRAVELER INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!!


      BOOK YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION TODAY! 
       

      NYSBA has secured the reduced rate of R$515.00 per night (approximately $180 USD), single or double.  

      Sponsor this informative program today!  Sponsorship Brochure

      PANEL TOPICS- VIEW A LIST OF ALL PANELS DURING THIS PROGRAM.  EARN UP TO 15.5 NY MCLE CREDITS, INCLUDING 1.5 ETHICS CREDITS.

      Additional details will be available in the coming months.

      For information about the International Section please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

    • Sponsorship Opportunities 2015

      The International Section holds several events each year that offer sponsorship opportunities.  

      Global Law Week - May 12-15, 2015 - New York, NY
      São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 14-17, 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil

      View the detailed sponsorship brochure here for details on the categories and fees.

  • 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 20, 2015 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to tbardwell@nysba.org, 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 

    The 2015 brochure will be available this summer.


    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 2015

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2016  

    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:
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  • Publications

    Call for Articles: New York International Chapter News

    We are currently accepting articles for the next edition of the Chapter News, your vehicle for communicating with your fellow section members.  We welcome short substantive articles on topics of interest to the section, as well as substantive articles on legislative and policy changes in your jurisdiction, interesting news from your country or firm, updates from your Chapter or Committee, as well as any announcements that you would like to share with the Section.

    Submissions are due by February 1st, 2015 and should be sent in word format to the editor, Dunniela Kaufman at dkaufman@cdntradelaw.com.


    VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK 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. 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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    VIEW THE LATEST 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. 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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    VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK 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. The New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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