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Texas Chapter Presentation and Networking Reception

New Rules and New Rulers: Doing Business and Managing Legal Disputes in Mexico

September 26, 2019
Locke Lord LLP
2800 JP Morgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Houston, Texas

4:00 - 5:15 p.m. CLE presentation
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

*Texas and NY MCLE credit is pending approval. 

Discussion and presentation on Latin America infrastructure development, from both a transactional and disputes perspective.

Hector Arangua
, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel, Mexico City
Scott Arrington, Locke Lord LLP, Houston
Eric Cassidy, Gregor Cassidy, PLLC, Houston
Javier Jiménez, Gutiérrez of Curtis, Mallet-Provost, Colt & Mosle LLP

David Harrell, Locke Lord LLP, Houston

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Discounted membership offer will be available to attendees.

For more information about this program, or to join the Texas Chapter, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

The Chapter News would like to publish its next edition and is in need of content.  We welcome you to send in a short article or a simple blurb for inclusion in the next edition.  This is an easy way to get your name and news out there.

Your article or blurb should do one of the following:
1.       update our members on what your Chapter or Committee is doing,
2.       highlight a member of your Chapter, 
3.       inform our members about some exciting legal change in your jurisdiction.
The publication aims to provide a platform for section members to share, connect and get them excited about being members. We look forward to your contributions!
Please send all content in word format to Dunniela Kaufman ( and Beatriz Marques ( by October 1st.


The premier international law event of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – will be held on October 10-12, 2019 in New York City. This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand academics, practitioners, diplomats, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law students.  Multiple panels are designated for CLE credit.

This year’s ILW theme is The Resilience of International Law.
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In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments?

ILW 2019 will address the resilience of international law. The conference will explore international law’s capacity to preserve the rule of law, promote both peace and justice, and maintain stability in the face of growing fault lines. The world is changing. ILW 2019 seeks to answer whether its theme—The Resilience of International Law—is a question or an affirmation.

Visit the event website at for additional details and to register.

For questions regarding ILW 2019, please contact:

Asia-Pacific Forum: Navigating the Life Cycle of a Cross-Border Deal

ABA International Section
October 24-25, 2019
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Hong Kong

This Forum will cover what every practitioner needs to know in cross-border deals. International transactions have unique features, and the differences between Western and Asian cultures draw even more complexities. Leading experts will provide a road map and cutting- edge strategies to navigate the minefields of negotiating, structuring, and completing a deal, as well as resolving disputes that can obstruct a deal. They will also provide insights into the latest national security hurdles to foreign investment and cross-border transactions. The Forum will take place during Hong Kong Arbitration Week, a "Must Attend" event for arbitration practitioners in Asia and around the world.

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Hong Kong Arbitration Week participants can take advantage of the competitive rate of HKD2,900 + 10% service charge and a flexible cancellation policy at the Mandarin Oriental.  If you are interested in this offer, please send Chloe Huang ( your completed form so that she can assist you with your hotel reservation at the Mandarin Oriental. 

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Hilton Tokyo 
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0023
November 5-8, 2019
19.0 TOTAL MCLE Credits: Up to 13.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 2.5 in Skills, 4.0 in Ethics and .5 in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias | Non-transitional
This program will satisfy up to 19.0 NY MCLE credit hours. This program will not qualify for newly admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.


Join the International Section as it explores Tokyo, Japan for its Global Conference in 2019!

NEW this year:

  • Mock International Arbitrations
  • an Arbitration Plenary featuring representatives of major arbitral institutions in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
  • a Human Rights Plenary that will address marriage equality, diversity and inclusion, and human trafficking
  • Local Commuter Day Rates

View the Program Brochure with plenary, panels, rates and conference detail

To register, please email your completed registration form (the form is in the brochure) to Tiffany Bardwell at or fax it to 1-518-463-5993.

Reserve your hotel room today! 

Market your firm or organization

There are many sponsorship options available to you – from meeting bags to a networking break, or the Gala Dinner.  There are options for every budget!  Email Tiffany Bardwell for more information. 
Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available

REGISTER NOW  - early bird rates have been extended to September 30
Please confirm pricing from the brochure before completing online registration. If you encounter issues, please contact Dana Alamia at

Contact Tiffany Bardwell at for more information.

Not a member of the International Section? Dues are only $35 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm) 


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.

The UIA Luxembourg Congress trailer can be found at  


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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


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, 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.

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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.