International Section

  • Guatamala International 2017
    Guatemala Seasonal Meeting 2017
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  • Upcoming Events
    • New! Serbia Chapter

      The International Section is pleased to announce a new Serbia Chapter. More information forthcoming! Contact Tiffany Bardwell if you'd like to join.

    • May 9, 2017: Florida Chapter Event: Trade Restrictions and Anti-Corruption Laws: The Realities of Doing Business in Latin America

      TRADE RESTRICTIONS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION LAWS: THE REALITIES OF DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017
      4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. - Presentation ( CLE credits pending)
      5:30 P.M. - 6;30 P.M. - Cocktail Reception

      Four Seasons Hotel Miami
      1435 Brickell Avenue
      Miami, FL 33131

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      Speakers:
      Eric I. Bustillo, Regional Director, Miami Regional Office, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
      Liliana Armas, Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia 
      Genilde E. Guerra, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Kravitz & Guerra, P.A.
      Steven Neuman, Managing Director, Stone Turn Group
      Kenneth E. Yeadon, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
      Sergio E. AcostaPartner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (Moderator)

      The first part of the presentation will include discussions of: (1) the current state of U.S. sanctions laws and export restrictions affecting trade with Cuba and others in Latin America; (2) the SEC's current anti-corruption enforcement priorities and cooperation policy; and (3) anti-corruption due diligence with respect to joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in Latin America.

      Our panel will then present a hypothetical case that delves into the many issues that can arise during a corporate FCPA and accounting practices internal investigation, and how to best resolve those issues. This part of the presentation will include the insightful points of view of in-house and outside counsel, regulators and law enforcement, and outside investigative professionals as they work through a series of plot twists in the hypothetical case.

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      This program is co-sponsored by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and New York State Bar Association, International Section's Florida Chapter.

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

    • June 8-9, 2017: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions


      Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
      June 8-9, 2017
      Pepper Hamilton LLP
      The New York Times Building
      620 8th Avenue, 37th Floor
      New York, NY

      The cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is one of the most active areas for international lawyers.  Affected by elements as ranging from conflicting laws, traditions and cultures to restrictions on foreign investments, this critical area of international practice is a driving force for many lawyers and their clients.  Like any relationship however, a typical international M&A transaction will progress through a series of stages before the parties arrive at a union. 

      Explore the various aspects of cross-border acquisitions from term sheet to closing, and the occasional sudden divorce or cold feet, at this remarkable conference.  With highly experienced practitioners leading each panel, you will hear from speakers with deep experience in the cross-border M&A field. Whether you have closed dozens of international M&A deals or none, this conference has something to offer you.

      Co-Sponsored by the UIA and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

      Program brochure

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

    • Free Program Archive: Playing An Away Game - How Can Non-Resident New York Lawyers Comply with Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman?


      PLAYING AN AWAY GAME: HOW CAN NON-RESIDENT NEW YORK LAWYERS COMPLY WITH SCHOENEFELD V. SCHNEIDERMAN?
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      RESENTED BY THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECTION

      Free archive webcast | Recorded September 26, 2016

      Welcome:
      Neil A. Quartaro, (Chair of the International Section of NYSBA), Watson Farley & Williams, LLP

      Moderator:
      Alvin F. Lindsay (Chair of Florida Bar International Law Section), Hogan Lovells LLP   


      Panel:
      Ekaterina Schoenefeld, Schoenefeld Law Firm
      Richard Rifkin, New York State Bar Association
      Martin I. Kaminsky, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
      J. Richard Supple, Jr., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


      For more about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.  Not a member of the International Section? Dues are only 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) 

      Co-Sponsored by the NYSBA Membership Committee, Non-Resident Member Subcomittee and the Solo and Small Firm Practice Team.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) membership is not just for New York-admitted attorneys. Any attorney admitted in any jurisdiction, in good standing, can be a member. To join a NYSBA Section, you must first join NYSBA. Membership Application 




  • 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 11, 2016 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, 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 

    2016 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 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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  • International Section Publications



    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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    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER NEWS Archive

    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.