International Section

  • International Section Spring 2016 Meeting
    Krakow Regional Meeting - April 7-9, 2016
  • Fall Meeting 2016 Paris
    Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016
  • Upcoming Events
    • Japan Chapter event - February 10

      The Japan Chapter is co-sponsoring, together with the Roppongi Bar Association, the Legal Services Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the Japan In-house Counsel Network (JICN) and the Foreign Lawyers Association of Japan (Gaiben Kyokai), a social event on February 10 in Tokyo for the international legal community to welcome 2016 (click here).   

      If you are interested in attending, please sign up directly at

      For more information about the International Section, or to join the Japan Chapter, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Cross-Border Data Exchange - February 16, 2016

      Cross-Border Data Exchange: Addressing Procedural & Ethical Considerations for Attorneys for FATCA, CRS, and other Tax Exchanges
      New York Law School
      185 W. Broadway
      New York, NY 10013

      Practitioners face tremendous hurdles when it comes to FATCA, the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS), FBAR, and the Revised EU Savings Directive. Even if a practitioner does not deal directly with one of those regulations, they still face hurdles when dealing with client data between countries. Further, practitioners face challenges when understanding privacy, compliance, and security concerns. Whether dealing with a financial institution, a tax authority, or individual taxpayers, practitioners need to understand the technology and pitfalls. In an interconnected environment, technology is at the forefront for data interpretation and exchanged and attorneys are increasingly seeing themselves in technical discussions, especially at the conference table. Upon completion of this event, attorneys will know how to manage these challenges and provide guidance to their clients on key issues plagued by technology and regulations.
      To register and learn more, email with NYSBA in the heading so you can receive $150 off the registration. Rante will provide a promo code. 


      Attending attorneys will receive three (3) free CLE Vouchers from Rante. The CLE Vouchers will give you free access to upcoming CLE events hosted by Rante at no additional cost. At the event, register for the upcoming CLE courses.

      After learning, Rante will be hosting a networking event at the Brandy Library from 7 – 10PM. Drinks will be served. Brandy Library is located at 25 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
      NYSBA Members
      Non-NYSBA Members
      Networking for CLE Attendees (Must be Present)
      Networking Attendees
      Private Rante Executive Meetings (Lower Level)
      All fees are non-refundable; Rante Badges for the Networking Event are non-transferable.
      Please email us at if you are a NYSBA Member to receive the Promo Code. In the email, please provide the Promo Code in which the NYSBA provided to its members.

      © 2015 Rante Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
      Have questions about this event? Email us at or contact your Rante Representative.
      About Rante
      Rante was founded in 2004 with the purpose of providing organizations to address complex regulations, enhance productivity, and achieve great things. Rante operates in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

      For information about the International Section, or to join the section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Krakow European Regional Meeting - April 7-9, 2016

      International Section Spring 2016 Meeting


      APRIL 7-9, 2016

      Program Topics:

      • International Arbitration/Litigation
      • Cross-Border Contracts
      • Cross-Border Personal Data Transfer in light of the landmark judgment in the Schrems case
      • FATCA
      • Legal Issues Surrounding the Restitution of Property to the Victims of Communism

      Program Brochure - view the details of this exclusive event 

      Sponsorship Opportunities - view the options available to your firm or business here

      Optional Tour Information


    • Meet the President of the New York State Bar Association - April 8, 2016

      David P. Miranda


      Friday, April 8, 2016
      Restaurant Trzy Rybki at Hotel Stary
      7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
      Complimentary Networking Reception for Polish attorneys

      Membership– An International Network of Attorneys like None Other!

      Did you know? New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) membership is not just for New York-admitted attorneys! Any attorney admitted in any jurisdiction can be a member. Annual NYSBA membership dues range from $60 to $180 (U.S. dollars)— a bargain when you realize the amazing benefits!   

      • Expand Your Network—Connect with attorneys from all over the world! Our 74,000 NYSBA members come from more than 120 countries worldwide and each state. 
      • Your Connection to New York Law— the international law gold standard! Attorneys from around the globe look to New York law for guidance and well-reasoned perspectives. As a NYSBA member, you can access extensive online informational resources (web-based, pre-recorded programs, publications) that focus on developments in New York law, all available at discounted rates for NYSBA members.
      • Increase Your Knowledge and Expertise through the NYSBA International Section—The International Section connects members through 65+ chapters around the world, many located in Latin America. The Section hosts meetings all over the world, from Brazil to Switzerland; Vietnam to the United States and other countries. As a NYSBA International Section member, you can get quick, convenient guidance and advice from Section colleagues on wide-ranging legal matters via online “NYSBA Communities,” educational programs and committee work.
      • Stay on Top in Other Legal Practice Areas —The New York State Bar Association offers 24 sections in addition to the International Section, where members can connect with knowledgeable attorneys in numerous practice areas. You can join sections, such as Dispute Resolution; Business Law; Tax; Labor and Employment; Trusts and Estates and many more. Get immediate answers to your questions or tips about practicing in New York.
      • Save Money with NYSBA Member-Only Discounts —The Association offers hundreds of continuing legal education programs for attorneys , many online, for easy access. Stay up to date on  changes in the law and expand your knowledge base.

      To reserve your seat at this informative reception, email Tiffany Bardwell at or click here to register online.

      For more information, or to join the New York State Bar Association, go to: or call 011-518-463-3200. Use source code MBILP2016 

    • ABA Spring Meeting - April 12-16, 2016

      The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend our 2016 Spring Meeting in the beautiful and bustling city of New York from April 12 – 16, 2016. Join over 1,500 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for over three days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues. The International Section of the New York State Bar Association is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the “Cooperating Entity” rate.  Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time gov./academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

      The 2016 Spring Meeting will offer you:

      • Cutting edge programming and an entire year’s worth of CLE including nearly 70 substantive concurrent panel sessions that will cover legal areas including: Business, Disputes, Energy/Environment, Intellectual Property, Law Practice and Human Rights.
      • Opportunities to learn from top legal experts and hear from world class luncheon speakers including United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and United States Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte.
      • Evening  receptions at some of the most exclusive venues in all of New York City and networking opportunities with thought leaders and experts, policy makers, key international enforcers, decision makers and international leaders in the law.

      Save on your registration by taking advantage of early bird rates before February 29th! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, corporate counsel, solo / small practice and retired attorneys.

      Please visit to register and for more information on programming, hotel accommodations, and the latest updates on the 2016 Spring Meeting.

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

    • Paris Seasonal Meeting - October 19-21, 2016

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      Paris Seasonal Meeting 2016
      Paris, France
      The Westin Paris – Vendôme
      October 19-21, 2016

      With Pre-meeting in Strasbourg, France, the heart of Alsace-Lorraine and home to the European Parliament and Court of Human Rights on Monday, October 17, 2016.

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

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  • 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 20, 2015 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, daytime phone number and social security number.

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

    Past Recipients of this Award 

    2015 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 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.