International Section

  • Seoul 2018 Slider
    Seoul Regional Meeting - April 23-24, 2017 Save the Date!
  • Orange Star Award
    Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition - Deadline November 10, 2017 Submissions accepted until November 10, 2017
  • Montreal 2018 International Meeting Slider
    Montreal Seasonal Meeting 2018
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 12-14, 2017 - Guatemala Seasonal Meeting

      Guatamala International 2017

      SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2017

      This meeting will offer many hot topics, including:

      • Doing Business in Cuba - Guide to doing business in Cuba Post-Castro and U.S. Embargo
      • Trade Secrets: A 180-Degree Change in its Protection
      • BEPS Latin America Style
      • Corrupt Business Practices and their impact on Human Rights in Guatemala
      • International Dispute Resolution
      • Compliance Challenges related to Trade

      NEW this year!  The meeting will begin with a kick-off Mock Arbitration program on September 12.  Stay tuned for more details!

      Reserve your hotel room at the discounted NYSBA rate today!  Reserve Room Now     --   ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT!  Reserve your hotel room at the main hotel, by clicking here
      Airport Transfers are offered at a discounted rate by Antigua Tours Weddings.  Reserve your ride today at:, password: international

      *Please note although the room block is full, there are still rooms available at the same hotel as well as many others. Please click here for a list of alternative hotels.

       Program Brochure now available - register online!

      Market your firm or organization!
      View the many sponsorship categories available to you – from name badge lanyards to a networking break, or the Silver Sponsorship.  There are options for every budget!
      The International Section is proud to partner with the following sponsors of the Seasonal Meeting:

      Gold Sponsors:
      Lombard Odier
      Pacheco Coto

      Welcome Dinner Sponsor:
      Consortium Regional Law Firm

      Welcome President's Reception Sponsor:
      Greenberg Traurig

      Plenary Luncheon Sponsor:
      Carrillo Law

      LAC Meeting Sponsor:

      Executive Committee Dinner Sponsor:
      Sosa & Soto Law Firm

      LAC Dinner Sponsors:
      Arias Law Firm Central America
      BLP de Centro América 
      Carey  Chile
      Coronel & Pérez Ecuador
      Estudio Randle de Argentina
      Ferrere de Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia y Ecuador
      Headrick de República Dominicana
      Nader, Hayaux Y Goebel, S.C. 
      Quijano de Panamá
      Sanchez Devanny Mexico
      TozziniFreire Advogados 

      Networking Break Sponsors:
      BLP de Centro América
      Vásquez, Aldana, Hernández, Gómez
      Thompson Hine LLP

      Collective Luncheon Sponsors:
      Aguilar Castillo Love Guatemala S.A. 
      Arias Law Firm Central America
      Asensio Andrade Flores
      Consortium Legal
      García & Bodan C.A. 
      Mayora & Mayora 
      Moller EY Law Firm
      Qil4 Law Firm

      Meeting Bag Sponsor:
      Thevenin ADR

      Lanyard Sponsor:
      Arent Fox

      Charging Station Sponsor:
      Littler Global

      Non-Financial Sponsors:
      Latin Counsel

      Supporter Sponsors:
      Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP
      Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
      Baker & McKenzie LLP
      Watson Farley & Williams LLP

      Fore more information about this program, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • October 8-13, 2017 - IBA 2017 Annual Conference - Sydney, Australia

      International Bar Association's 2017 Annual Conference
      Sydney, Australia 
      October 8-13, 2017

      Register before Friday, July 21, to receive early registration discounts. 

      What will the IBA Annual Conference 2017 offer you?

      • Access to the world's best networking and business development event for lawyers - attracting over 6,000 individuals in 2016 representing over 2,700 law firms, corporations, governments and regulators from over 130 jurisdictions.
      • Gain up-to-date knowledge of the key developments in your area of law which you can put into practice straight away - view the live program to see the sessions available
      • Build invaluable international connections with leading practitioners worldwide, enabling you to win more work and referrals.
      • Receive world-class professional development opportunities - CLE/CPD
      • Acquire a greater knowledge of the role of law in society
      • Be part of the debate on the future of the law. 

      To view all the Annual Conference promotional opportunities, visit the website, email or call +44 (0)20 7842 0090. 

      To learn more information about NYSBA International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • October 27-31, 2017 - UIA 61st Congress - Toronto, Canada

      UIA 61st Congress

      The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
      1 Harbour Square
      Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6, Canada
      Tel: +1 (416) 869-1600 - Fax: +1 (416) 869-9605

      For more details about this program, please visit: 

      For more information about the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, please contact Tiffany Bardwell.

    • Japan Chapter Event: November 8, 2017

      OKTOBERFEST 2017

      Wednesday, November 8, 2017

      Asian Dining & Bar SAPANA
      Prudential Tower 1F 2-13-10 Nagatacho Chiyoda-ku
      View map here.

      Cost: JPY 4000/RBA member - JPY 5000/guest

      RSVP to by November 6. 

      The RBA is proud to present the sixth consecutive annual Oktoberfest. On November 8 from 7:00 pm, the RBA, together with its co-sponsors, welcomes members of the Japan legal community and their guests to join us at SAPANA in Akasaka for a night of beer and fun! The event will be nomihodai with a selection of Indian bbq, onion rings, curry, and other buffet finger foods to complement the drinks. SAPANA has a wide selection of beers from India, Nepal, and Asia, as well as the usual cocktails, red and white wines, and soft drinks. Although not strictly classic German Oktoberfest fare, we are sure that the same results can be obtained! The RBA Oktoberfest is a wonderful way to welcome in the crisp nights of Fall, and we hope to see many faces we recognize as well as new faces. Space is limited to 100 guests, so RSVP soon to to reserve your space.

      View program flyer here

    • November 17, 2017 - Fordham International Arbitration Conference

      Fordham International Arbitration Conference

      Facing the Future in International Arbitration: Evolving Issues, Practices and Solutions

      November 17, 2017

      Fordham University School of Law
      150 West 62nd Street
      New York, NY 10023

      8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
      9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Conference
      5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Reception

      Topics to include:

      • Emerging Expectations for Arbitrators? Duties, Accountability and Transparency
      • A Mock Arbitration for Your Case: Optimizing Your Strategies and Maximizing Success
      • Third-Party Funding: What Are the Issues for International Arbitration?
      • Determining Value in Arbitration: The Special Role of the Expert
      • Arbitrator Remedies: What Should the Tribunal Order and Why?

      For more information view the program brochure

    • 14th Annual International Estate Planning Institute


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      Start Date: 
      Thursday, March 22, 2018
      End Date: 
      Friday, March 23, 2018

      Press Register button below for pricing. 
      The New York State Bar Association and
      The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP) present:
      14th Annual International Estate Planning Institute  

      Thursday, March 22 - Friday, March 23, 2018

      * Day 1: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
      Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      *There will be a luncheon on Day 1 of the Institute. Please be sure to select Kosher/Non-Kosher when you register if you plan to attend the lunch. If you have food allergies or require a vegetarian meal contact to make arrangements for a different meal option. Lunch is not available for webcast registrants. 

      Live Program and Simultaneous Webcast
      Crowne Plaza Times Square
      1605 Broadway and 49th
      New York, NY 10019

      Traditional King Room:   $275
      Traditional Double Room:  $295
      -       Rooms are available on a first-come basis until Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Reservations should be made directly with Crowne Plaza reservations at 1-888-233-9527.

      13.0 MCLE Credits: 12.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics
      This course also provides 12.0 CPE credits for NY and NJ CPAs.
      This advanced-level non-transitional course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, except those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months).
      Register by Friday, June 30, 2017 and receive a $250 discount off the full price rate!

      NYSBA & STEP Members: $745 Early Bird ($995 Full Price)
      Non-Member $945 Early Bird ($1195 Full Price)
      * CLE seminar coupons & complimentary passes cannot be used for this program.
      New York State Bar Association
      > Trusts and Estates Law Section
      > International Section
      > Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
      Who Should Attend:
      Trust and Estate Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Trust Officers, Investment Advisors, Bankers, Estate Planners, Bank Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Planners

      Register Today

    • April 23-24, 2018 Seoul Regional Meeting


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      APRIL 23-24, 2018


      For more information about this program, or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at


    • October 24-26, 2018 - Montreal Seasonal Meeting

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      Join the International Section as it explores Montreal, Canada for its Seasonal Meeting in 2018!

      October 24-27, 2018
      Montreal, Canada

      InterContinental Hotel
      360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
      Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4, Canada

      Reserve your hotel room today!

      View the Flyer here!

      Contact Tiffany Bardwell at for more information.

    • 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.

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


      Free archive webcast | Recorded September 26, 2016

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

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

      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  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 10, 2017 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, 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 

    2017 Brochure

    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 2017

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2018

    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:

  • International Section Publications


    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.