International Section

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    International Section Annual Meeting - Monday, January 22, 2018
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  • Upcoming Events
    • 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

      REGISTER NOW

      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

    • November 21, 2017 - Supreme Law of the Land? U.S. Treaties in Practice

      NYSBA International Section, Committee on Public International Law  and St. John's University School of Law, Center for International and Comparative Law present

      Supreme Law of the Land? U.S. Treaties in Practice

      Tuesday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
      St. John's University School of Law, Atrium (4th Floor)
      RSVP to: Tina M. Kassangana, tina.kassangana16@stjohns.edu

       

      CLE Credits 1.5

      The St. John's University Center for International and Comparative Law invites you to join the editors and authors of the new Cambridge Univ. Press book, "Supreme Law of the Land?" for a discussion of how treaties function in the American legal system.  The book examines examine major areas of change in treaty law in recent decades, including treaty interpretation, federalism, self-execution, treaty implementing legislation, treaty form, and judicial barriers to treaty enforcement.  Each chapter asks whether the treaty rules of the 1987 Third Restatement of Foreign Relations Law accurately reflect today's judicial, executive, and legislative practices.*


      Join the editors and authors of the new Cambridge University Press book, "Supreme Law of the Land?" for a discussion on how treaties function in the American legal system.

      Speakers:

      Brad R. Roth, Wayne State University School of Law, Co-editor

      Paul R. Dubinsky, Wayne State University School of Law, Co-editor and author, "Private Law Treaties and Federalism."

      Margaret E. McGuinness, St. John's University School of Law, author: "Treaties, Federalism and the Contested Legacy of Missouri v. Holland."

      David P. Stewart, Georgetown Law Center, author, "Recent Trends in U.S. Treaty Implementation" 

      Noam Wiener, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, co-author (with Mark Janis): "Treaties in U.S. Law from the Founding to the Restatement (Third)."


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

    • Coordination of Global Merger Reviews - December 11


      THE MERGERS COMMITTEE OF THE ANTITRUST SECTION PRESENTS:
      COORDINATION OF GLOBAL MERGER REVIEWS 

      Penn Club
      30 W. 44th Street
      New York, NY 10036
      Monday, December 11, 2017
      6:00 - 8:30 pm

      1.0 CLE credit for skills.

      Moderator:
      Charlesa Ceres, United Technologies Corporation

      Speakers: 
      Nick Gaglio, Axinn
      Jordan Ellison, Slaughter & May
      Mary Marks, Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP

      View Flyer

      There is no charge for this event. Networking cocktail reception will follow the presentation from 7:30-8:30 pm.

      PLEASE RSVP TO KELLY STRUCK AT KSTRUCK@CONSILIO.COM BY DECEMBER 5, 2017.


      FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANTITRUST SECTION OR TO JOIN THE MERGERS COMMITTEE, PLEASE CONTACT TIFFANY BARDWELL AT TBARDWELL@NYSBA.ORG.

    • December 13, 2017 - Japan Chapter Event

      BONENKAI 2017

      Wednesday, December 13, 2017

      Oakwood Premier Midtown
      9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
      View map here.

      Cost: JPY 7,000/RBA member - JPY 11,000/guest

      RSVP to events@rbalaw.org by December 11. 

      It is time for the annual RBA Bonenkai: The Premier Winter Networking Event for the international legal community in Japan. Take this opportunity to meet new people and catch up with friends and colleagues over food and a few drinks in the beautiful Oakwood Premier Midtown lounge.

      View program flyer here


      For more information about the International Section, or to join the Japan Chapter, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.


    • Monday, January 22, 2018 - International Section Awards Lunch


      International Section Awards Luncheon
      Hilton Midtown New York
      Nassau Room, 2nd Floor

      Dutch Treat Reception, followed by Awards Luncheon

      Award winners to be announced.

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

    • Monday, January 22, 2018 - International Section Annual Meeting


      SECTION CHAIR 
      Nancy M. Thevenin, Thevenin Arbitration & ADR, LLC

      PROGRAM CHAIR 
      Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky, Alston & Bird

      Awards Luncheon  
      12:00 – 2:00 pm | Nassau, 3rd Floor
      The International Section will present the section’s annual Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs.

      Annual Meeting  
      2:00 – 5:00 pm | Murray Hill, 3rd Floor
      3.0 credits in Professional Practice (non-transitional)


      Program Topics:
      Digital Currencies and the Disruption of International Finance
      International Business Disputes in an Age of Nationalism


      For more information about this specific event, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

    • 14th Annual International Estate Planning Institute

      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 careilly@nysba.org 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.
       
      Co-Sponsors
      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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      Seoul REGIONAL MEETING
      Seoul, South korea
      APRIL 23-24, 2018

      Flyer - VIEW THE DETAILS OF THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT


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

    • 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!  https://aws.passkey.com/go/NYSBA2018

      Additional details will be available shortly.  

      Watch the video here!

      View the Flyer here!

      Contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org 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?


      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 10, 2017 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 

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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

    Contact:
    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:
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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.