International Section

  • Guatamala International 2017
    Guatemala Seasonal Meeting 2017
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  • International UIA M & A 2017
    June 8-9, 2017 - Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Limited Seats Available - Reserve Your Seat Today!
  • 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 31, 2017 - Brazil Chapter - Breakfast Meeting

      The Brazil Chapter of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is pleased to invite you to its:
      Breakfast Meeting

      Data Protection and Privacy: What to Expect in the Digital Era?

      Wednesday, May 31, 2017
      8:30am – 10:00am

      Rua Teixeira da Silva, 560- São Paulo, SP

      Rita Peixoto Ferreira Blum, Ph.D. in Law from PUC/SP and Data Protection Sr. Legal Counsel.
      José S. Moscati, Managing Director Associate General Counsel at Accenture.
      Juliana Araújo, Partner at K&L Gates LLP, Brazil.
      Marcella B. Mesquita de Mendonça Gurgel, Associate at Peixoto & Cury Advogados.

      Vinicius Jucá Alves, TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair
      Carlos Mauricio Mirandola
      , Velloza & Girotto Advogados, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair
      Isabel Franco
      , KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados
      Helen Naves, Trench Rossi Watanabe Advogados – In cooperation with Baker McKenzie
      Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho, Peixoto & Cury Advogados

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

    • 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


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

    • Global Corporate Compliance Workshop


      Tuesday-Wednesday, June 27-28, 2017
      Troutman Sanders LLP 
      875 Third Avenue
      New York, New York 10022

      PROGRAM COST: $300.00
      Includes course materials, lunch and breaks. 
      Scholarships available upon request. 
      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)

      Sponsored by: Corporate Lawyering Group LLP Troutman Sanders LLP
      Co-Sponsored by: New York State Bar Association International Section's International Corporate Compliance Committee

      Workshop Director: Carole Basri, Corporate Compliance Advisor, Fordham Law School Compliance Program

      Program Overview
      The Global Corporate Compliance Workshop will offer a two-day intensive training program on the fundamentals of an “effective” corporate compliance program. 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. 

      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 companies in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. 

      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.  

      To register, please contact Carole Basri at or 917-822-2447.

      View Program Flyer

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

    • 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 11, 2016 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 

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    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 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:

  • 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.