Sections & Committees

International Section


November 6-10, 2019
European Convention Center
Luxembourg - ECCL
4 place de l'Europe
L-1499 Luxembourg

Three days of working sessions and numerous opportunities to extend your international business network await you at the 2019 UIA (International Association of Lawyers) Congress in Luxembourg.

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Plenary sessions:

• Innovation and the Law
The session will be introduced by the Finance Minister of Luxembourg, Pierre Gramegna.

• Business and Human Rights
An international panel of leading experts including Dante Pesce, a member of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and the activist Max Schrems, will focus on personal data protection.

• European Law and Institutions
We are honoured to welcome Viviane Reding, a former Vice President of the European Commission.

• Violence against Women
The “Stand Speak Rise Up” initiative will be presented by Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

In addition to these plenary sessions, more than 40 sessions will also be held in small working groups on many different areas of law, including family law, robotics law, international criminal law and art law. UIA congresses also offer business opportunities and social activities – such as dinners, sporting events and guided tours – during which attendees can expand their networks.

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The Brazil Chapter of the International Section is please to invite you to its next Breakfast Meeting: 


8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
November 13, 2019

Mattos Filho Advogados
Al. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, 447
São Paulo, SP

Ana Cândida Sammarco, Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner | Mattos Filho Advogados
Thais Arza Monteiro, Litigation & Arbitration Associate | Mattos Filho Advogados
Vilma Toshie Kutomi, Labor & Employment Partner | Mattos Filho Advogados

Helen Naves | Trench Rossi Watanabe - In cooperation with Baker McKenzie, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair
Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair | Peixoto & Cury Advogados
Carlos Mauricio Mirandola | Vórtx DTVM
Isabel Franco | Azevedo Sette Advogados
Marcella Gurgel | Milbank
Vinicius Jucá Alves | TozziniFreire Advogados

Please direct all questions regarding the program, as well as RSVPs, to: [email protected]


November 20 - 22, 2019
New York City

New York is the leading center for international arbitration in the United States and one of the leading arbitral centers in the world. New York’s diverse and welcoming business and cultural environment supports a sophisticated arbitration community that also benefits from a court system that prides itself on its long tradition of sustaining party autonomy in contractual relations.

New York’s inaugural Arbitration Week will bring together arbitration advocates, neutrals and academics from New York, the Americas and the broader international community, to share information and insights on the latest developments, to promote professional development, and to provide an opportunity for networking at the start of New York’s most festive season.

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Highlights of New York Arbitration Week will include:

  • An in-depth program on the newly-released Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration led by the Reporter, Professor George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School, and including the Associate Reporters and leading Advisers to the decade-long project.
  • NY Arbitration Week Dinner, The Yale Club of New York City, November 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST
  • The Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation featuring such speakers as Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary General, and keynote speaker Julian D M Lew QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University.
  • Social and networking events in a variety of New York venues.

The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and the New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb NY Branch) have come together to form a New York Arbitration Week Organizing Committee. The Week’s events will be posted on the Calendar available on this website and on the NYIAC and CIArb NY Branch websites.


Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Great Hall at Goodenough College
London House
Mecklenburgh Square, London


Please join us in London on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to learn about our plans for the 2020 Global Conference, taking place in London from October 14 - 16, 2020. We invite you to join us for appetizers, drinks, live music, and networking. 

Spaces are limited! Please register by visiting, or email Dana Alamia with any questions. 

Sponsored by EY and Goodenough College

APRIL 27-28, 2020

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Save the Date! More details will be available shortly.

For more information about this program, or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at [email protected].

Mark your calendars and save the date!

London Global Conference 2020
October 14 - 16
London, England

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A London Launch Party to kick off the London Global Conference will take place on December 5, 2019.  More information to come.

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.

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Presented by: International Section

Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 to the staff liaison.

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to [email protected], 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 judged 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, current email address and daytime phone number.

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

Past Recipients of this Award 

Distinction in International Law and Affairs

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

Presented by: International Section

Tiffany Bardwell

Nomination Deadline: October 2019

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2020

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:


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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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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The New York International Chapter News merged with the International Law Practicum, effective with the Autumn 2014 issue. You can find reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities in the International Law Practicum. Archived issues from 2000-2014 can be viewed here.