Annex New York State Bar Association International Section Seasonal Meeting 2009 New York and New Asia: A Partnership for the 21st Century Singapore 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: http://www.nysba.org/Content/ContentFolders/InternationalLawandPracticeSection/International Meetings/IS-ProgramFinal101609.pdf 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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