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New York State Bar Association
International Section
Seasonal Meeting 2009
New York and New Asia:
A Partnership for the 21st Century

October 26–29, 2009
Swissôtel The Stamford

New York State Bar Association and
The International Section

The 2009 Seasonal Meeting in Singapore is organised by the International Section (NYSBA
International) of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”). NYSBA is the organisation
of lawyers in the State of New York, and with more than 76,000 members, it is the largest
voluntary bar organisation in the United States.

NYSBA International is one of the most active sections of the Association, with over 2,000
members throughout the United States and in many foreign countries and with chapter chairs in
numerous cities worldwide. Members are primarily professionals practising law at major
international law firms or corporations with a global reach.

NYSBA International provides its members the opportunity to keep up to date and influence
issues and events that affect their clients and their practice. NYSBA International addresses
professional issues affecting attorneys and their clients and advocates those positions with the
NYSBA, the U.S. Congress and state legislatures and bar associations throughout the world.
NYSBA International is proud of the work it has done over almost two decades to promote the
rule of law.

The Seasonal Meetings

Each year NYSBA International hosts its Seasonal Meeting in a different city outside of the
United States to provide American and foreign colleagues the opportunity to meet, network and
expand their international practices. The last three meetings were held in Stockholm (2008),
Lima (2007), and Shanghai (2006). Returning to Asia in 2009, NYSBA International is
confident that the meeting in Singapore will be successful and attract participants throughout the
Pacific Rim and beyond.

The 2009 Seasonal Meeting in Singapore

The 2009 Meeting in Singapore is designed to serve as an “Asian Summit” offering participants
opportunities to:
      Attend programmes with faculty foremost in their field who will address both legal and
       professional issues and their impact on international practices;

      Exchange ideas and strategies with other professionals on an informal basis;

      Meet and network with key players from leading U.S. and foreign firms who share
       common interests and concerns relating to international law.

The meeting is not-for-profit and consists of three full days of Continuing Legal Education
(“CLE”) sessions focusing on recent developments in international business and private law. The
programmes run concurrently providing attendees with the ability to earn CLE credit (including
1.5 hours in ethics). Keynote speakers include the Singapore Minister for Law, the Chief Justice
of the Singapore Supreme Court, senior government officials and experts in the areas of
international business and international law. The meeting also offers luncheons, cocktail
receptions, dinners, other social and cultural events, and the traditional gala event.

The full meeting programme can be found here:

Conference Highlights

The programme is divided into three tracks – (1) Corporate, (2) Litigation/Arbitration and (3)
General – and intends to cover the following areas:

• Arbitration • Global Compliance • Mergers and Acquisitions • Capital Markets • Intellectual
Property • Oil and Gas • Corporate • Insolvency • Trade • Corporate Taxation • Insurance and
Reinsurance • Trusts and Estates • Environmental • Labor • Finance • Maritime Law

About New York State Bar Association International Section

The International Section of the New York State Bar Association is dedicated to the promotion
of the international practice of law on all planes of international life – whether commercially or
for the public good – and the support of the rule of law throughout the world. The Section,
which was founded a little over just 20 years ago, has approximately 2,200 members. While the
majority of the Section’s members are admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, many
members are licensed attorneys in other states of the United States or other countries. All
licensed attorneys who are resident or non-resident members of the New York State Bar
Association are invited to join the Section.

The Section has over 30 Committees covering virtually every aspect of the private practice of
international law and also public international law. Committees typically organise educational
and networking opportunities for their members and sponsor initiatives to improve the state of
the law in New York, the United States and internationally. All members of the Section who
work in the New York offices of non-U.S. law firms are especially invited to join in the
programmes and social events sponsored by the Section’s Foreign Lawyers Committee.

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