International Section

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    International Section Seasonal Meeting - São Paulo - October 14-17, 2015
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive


      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2

      A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT RESUMES, INTERVIEWS AND NETWORKING
      NETWORKING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018


      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception


      THIS PROGRAM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE.


      BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! BRING YOUR RESUMES! BRING YOUR "A" GAME!


      PANELISTS: 

      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.

      MODERATED BY:

      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      REGISTER TODAY!

      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      SPONSORED BY:

      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Antitrust 
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity


      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • Professional Networking Cocktail Reception September 17

      Professional Networking Cocktail Reception

      THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
      7:00PM - 9:00PM
      Baker & McKenzie LLP
      452 5th Avenue (at 40th Street)
      New York, New York 

      Interested in Meeting Attorneys Practicing International Law? Then come join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an important discussion about how the Section benefits its International Lawyers.

      ●             All New York State law students and attorneys are invited to attend and participate.

      ●             A great opportunity to network with established members of the legal community. 

      ●             Space is limited; please RSVP at your earliest convenience.

      ●             Free Admission for Members of the Section, $20 admission for all others. 

      ●             Beer, Wine, and Hor D’ Oeuvres to be served.


      TO RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT TINA ROTHAUPT (TROTHAUPT@NYSBA.ORG) OR ONLINE HERE.


      For more information, please contact Ross Kartez (rkartez@lpgllp.com) or Max Shterngel (max.shterngel@arentfox.com).

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

    • Brazil PRE Meeting


      IP CONFERENCE IN BRAZIL

      (“pre-meeting” to NYSBA International Section Seasonal Meeting, Oct.14-17, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Sao Paulo Brazil)


      Title: IP Hot Topics in Brazil on October 13, 2015
      Sponsor: Dannemann Siemsen Advogados
      Cooperating entities: ABA (Section of International Law), NYSBA, AIPLA
      Program chairs: Daniel McGlynn and Carlos Eduardo Eliziário de Lima

      Preliminary schedule

      9am – Shuttle from Renaissance Hotel to the facilities of Natura

      Technical Visit
      10am – 12pm – Technical Visit to Natura

      Lunch
      12pm – 02pm

      Panels
      2h30pm – 04pm – Strategic Alliances and Technology/IP Transfer in High Technology and Pharmaceutical Markets

      The purpose of this panel is to discuss strategic R&D alliances for product development, with specific examples of joint technology development and IP transfer in the pharmaceutical area.
      Considering that we are dealing with a very specific and highly regulated market, the parties should know and address all regulatory rules applicable in the territory of the contract.
      In addition, the agreement should clearly establish the liabilities of each party in terms of quality control and assurance, pharmacovigilance, promotion or co-promotion of the drug, etc.
      The recent examples and experience in Brazil, especially within the program promoted by the Ministry of Health called “Productive Development Partnerships” or “PDPs” will be addressed in comparison with other technology transfer models practiced in other countries.
      The idea is to try to discuss best practices and guidelines to apply when negotiating and drafting this sort of contract.

      Panelists:
      Mr. Ricardo Tolentino – Instituto Butantan (confirmed)
      Ms. Patricia Lopes Gregorio – Legal Director – Baxter Hospitalar (confirmed)
      Mr. Ronaldo Pires – Director of Government Affairs at Abbott Brazil and former Legal Director of INTERFARMA (The Brazilian Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies) (invited)
      Moderator: Mr. Gustavo de Freitas Morais (partner at Dannemann Siemsen Advogados) (confirmed)

      04pm – 05h30pm – IP and Antitrust: Recent Developments in Brazil and abroad

      There is a new Antitrust Law in Brazil effective as of 2012.
      According to this new Antitrust Law, provided that certain thresholds and requirements are met, most of the IP licenses and technology transfer contracts would be subject to antitrust clearance by the Brazilian Antitrust Agency (CADE).
      The idea is to debate the effects of this specific regulation and also to discuss some recent cases submitted to CADE`s scrutiny affecting IP, such as the use of industrial designs as a form of protection of automobile spare parts, abusive use of patent rights and sham litigation in the pharmaceutical market, etc. A comparison with US practice relating to vertical restrictions is also presented.

      Panelists:
      Ms. Ana de Oliveira Frazão – Counselor at the Brazilian Antitrust Authority (CADE) (invited)
      Mr. Rogério Varga – Legal Manager at Volkswagen do Brasil (invited)
      Mr. L. Donald Prutzman – Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschritt LLP, New York City (confirmed)
      Mr. Daniel Avila Failla – Senior associate at Dannemann Siemsen Advogados (confirmed)

      Moderator: Mr. Daniel McGlynn, Chief IP Counsel, SolAero Technologies Corp., USA (confirmed)

      Register Now by emailing eventos@dannemann.com.br.


    • Meet the President of the New York State Bar Association - October 14

      MEET AND GREET WITH DAVID P. MIRANDA 
      118TH PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015
      Renaissance São Paulo
      4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
      Complimentary Networking Reception for Latin American 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 40 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 Tina Rothaupt at trothaupt@nysba.org or click here to register online.

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


    • International Section São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 2015

      INTERNATIONAL SECTION SEASONAL MEETING
      SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL

      REFORMING, REGROUPING, RECYCLING:  BRAZIL’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LATIN AMERICA AMIDST GLOBAL CHALLENGES


      OCTOBER 14-17, 2015
      SÃO PAULO RENAISSANCE HOTEL


      PROGRAM BROCHURE - SEE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM HERE AND REGISTER TODAY!


      IMPORTANT VISA AND TRAVELER INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!!


      BOOK YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION TODAY! 
       

      NYSBA has secured the reduced rate of R$515.00 per night (approximately $180 USD), single or double.  

      Sponsor this informative program today!  Sponsorship Brochure

      TOURS - VIEW THE PRE-TOUR AND DAY TOUR INFORMATION HERE


      PANEL TOPICS- VIEW A LIST OF ALL PANELS DURING THIS PROGRAM.  EARN UP TO 15.5 NY MCLE CREDITS, INCLUDING 1.5 ETHICS CREDITS.

      Pre Meeting


      REGISTER NOW!

      FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SECTION PLEASE CONTACT TIFFANY BARDWELL AT TBARDWELL@NYSBA.ORG.


    • Professional Program Alliance - October 16

      INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM EXPANSION INTO THE UK 

      Friday, October 16, 2015
      NY Athletic Club
      31 Shore Rd, Pelham, NY 10803

      9:00 am - 12:45 pm 
      lunchtime session with a guest speaker from 12:45 - 1:30 pm

      Seminar topics:

      • The current and future UK Legal Services Market – An Overview
      • Establishing and running a UK office
      • Getting the UK team right
      • US/UK law firm finances
      • Road map to a merger with or acquisition of a UK firm

       To register, please visit http://www.professionalpracticesalliance.com/news-events/.


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

    • Sponsorship Opportunities 2015

      The International Section holds several events each year that offer sponsorship opportunities.  

      Global Law Week - May 12-15, 2015 - New York, NY
      São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 14-17, 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil

      View the detailed sponsorship brochure here for details on the categories and fees.

  • 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 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, 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 

    The 2015 brochure will be available this summer.


    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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  • Publications

    Call for Articles: New York International Chapter News

    We are currently accepting articles for the next edition of the Chapter News, your vehicle for communicating with your fellow section members.  We welcome short substantive articles on topics of interest to the section, as well as substantive articles on legislative and policy changes in your jurisdiction, interesting news from your country or firm, updates from your Chapter or Committee, as well as any announcements that you would like to share with the Section.

    Submissions are due by February 1st, 2015 and should be sent in word format to the editor, Dunniela Kaufman at dkaufman@cdntradelaw.com.


    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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    VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER NEWS

    The New York International Chapter News reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities. The New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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