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International Law Section to host events in Cancun.

The International Bar Association will host its Business Law International Conference in Cancun, Mexico, from October 28 to November 2.

The event, this year's largest gathering of international lawyers, is open to all practitioners, regardless of whether or not they are current members of the IBA.

"The IBA is the only organization that offers lawyers an understanding of developments in the law around the world," says New York-based Kevin Arquit. "Without that knowledge it will become increasingly difficult to practice in today's legal environment. As a U.S. lawyer with a recently merged global firm, I cannot emphasize enough the value of attending an IBA Conference."

The association has included in its conference program a mixture of both professional and practice management issues which aim to assist participants with their day-to-day working lives and the successful development of their practices. More than 100 interactive working sessions have been planned for the 2,500 delegates expected to attend the conference, with some 700 speakers leading discussion on topical legal issues.

Sessions will include:

* International v. Multinational: the evolution in the international strategy of law firms.

* Multijurisdictional enforcement of securities.

* The role of antitrust in international trading systems

* Confidentiality and privilege in international arbitration.

* Environmental, health and safety liabilities of parent companies and subsidiaries.

* Sanctions for failed merger and acquisitions transactions.

* Using trade negotiations to open markets for mutual funds.

* Electricity restructurings in the newer markets.

* Digital distribution of film, music, images, and other works.

* Impact of e-sales on intra-brand supply and distribution networks.

* E-issuing and trading in securities.

The conference will also operate a drop-in clinic covering all aspects of practice management and the IBA has scheduled a session dedicated to small or solo practice management issues.

The Florida Bar's International Law Section is hosting a reception in Cancun for the International Bar Association on Thursday evening and is presenting a three-hour showcase on Friday at the IBA Meeting. Registration is available for the entire program or the two events with The Florida Bar and the IBA.

For further information visit the IBA website -- The site lists details of all forthcoming IBA conferences, including program and registration information. Papers can be downloaded and the site also offers an online registration facility.

To request a printed program by mail, contact Lisa Campbell, International Bar Association, 271 Regent Street, London W1B 2AQ, England. Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 1206; Fax: +44 (0)20 7409 0456; e-mail:

Established in 1947, the IBA, which includes among its members the American Bar Association, is the world's largest organization of law societies, bar associations, and individual practitioners, who together represent the interests of more than 2.5 million lawyers worldwide.

The association contains some 57 specialist committees covering a vast range of legal subject matter of relevance to lawyers in each and every jurisdiction, and houses various for a and working groups, focusing either on developing regions -- such as Latin American and the Asia Pacific -- or key topics like capital markets.
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Date:Apr 15, 2001
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