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FALL MEETING
2014
BUENOS
AIRES
A R G E N T I N A
HILTON BUENOS AIRES
OCTOBER 21-25, 2014
Primary Meeting Sponsor
Onsite Meeting Program
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter from the Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2014 Fall Meeting Planning Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
2014 Fall Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2014 Fall Meeting Cooperating Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, October 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Wednesday, October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Thursday, October 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Friday, October 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Saturday, October 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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LETTER FROM
THE CHAIRS
LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS
Dear Colleagues,
O
n behalf of the ABA Section of International Law (“The Section”),
we are pleased to extend you a warm welcome to a very special
Fall Meeting in Buenos Aires. The Section’s Fall Meeting is one
of the world’s most important gatherings of international lawyers and we
are glad that you have chosen to be with us!
While you are in Buenos Aires, you will never stand still! Tuesday evening
will feature our new Hospitality Night at the homes of attorneys from
Buenos Aires (please note this reception was complimentary, but subject
to space, so you will have been notified prior to the conference if you were
selected to participate in this reception). On Wednesday early morning
we have our soon to be “traditional” 5k Run/2k Power walk. Even if you
did not pre-register for this event, or are a sporadic jogger, we encourage
you to participate! During the week we have over 70 fantastic continuing
legal education sessions with world-class speakers ranging from Business
Disputes to Rule of Law. You especially do not want to miss out on the
4.5 Credits of Ethics CLE! Programs approved for Ethics CLE are noted
in the following pages.
In the evenings, we hope that you enjoy our wonderful networking
opportunities around Buenos Aires. Wednesday is our Opening Reception
at the Hilton Buenos Aires, followed by optional Committee dinners,
Thursday will carry a special treat at the Palacio Paz (transportation
provided), and Friday we will dance the night away at the Chair’s Closing
Reception/Dinner/Dance at the Yacht Club Puerto Madero (only a short
walk from the Hilton hotel). We have also planned daily activities around
Buenos Aires for registered spouses, significant others and guests.
The Section’s 60+ committees are its true heart, and the committees will be
front and center at this Meeting. Committee meetings and dinners are open
to everyone registered, regardless of whether you are already a committee
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LETTER FROM
THE CHAIRS
member. Each provides a great opportunity to meet with leaders in the
field and to make contacts that can last a lifetime. Please speak with the
staff members at the registration desk for more information.
We want to especially thank the Buenos Aires City Chapter for their
tremendous and continued support in bringing the Section’s Fall Meeting
to this great city. Your work has truly made a difference and we thank you
for your hard work and dedication to our Section.
We thank you all for joining us in the magical city of Buenos Aires and
look forward to sharing the coming days with you!
Sincerely,
Marcelo Bombau
Chair, ABA
Section of
International Law
Manuela Cavallo
Fabian Pal
Marcos Ríos
Sara Sandford
2014 Fall Meeting Steering Committee
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Carlos
Velázquez de León
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STEERING
PLANNINGCOMMITTEE,
COMMITTEE HOST COMMITTEE AND PLAN
Current as of 10/3/2014
Section Chair
Marcelo Bombau • M. & M. Bomchil
Abogados • Buenos Aires, Argentina
PLANNING COMMITTEE
Steering Committee
Robert L. Brown • Bingham Greenebaum
Doll LLP • Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Christine M. Castellano • Ingredion
Incorporated • Westchester, Illinois, USA
Manuela Cavallo • Portolano Cavallo Studio
Legale • Rome, Italy
Taylor Croley • American Bar Association
Section of International Law •
Washington, DC, USA
Michelle Mattingly • American Bar Association
Section of International Law •
Washington, DC, USA
Dixon F. Miller • Porter Wright Morris &
Arthur LLP • Columbus, Ohio, USA
Lelia Mooney • Partners for Democratic
Change • Washington, DC, USA
Fabian Pal • Fowler White Burnett •
Miami, Florida, USA
Steven Richman • Duane Morris LLP •
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Marcos Ríos • Carey • Santiago, Chile
Sara Sandford • Garvery Schubert Barer •
Seattle, WA, USA
Jessica Smith • American Bar Association
Section of International Law •
Washington, DC, USA
Walter Stuber • Walter Stuber Consultoria
Jurídica • São Paulo, Brazil
Carlos Velázquez de León • Basham Ringe Y
Correa SC • Monterrey, Mexico
Buenos Aires Honorary Host Committee
Roberto P. Bauzá • Rattagan,
Macchiavello, Arocena & Peña Robirosa •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Horacio E. Beccar Varela • Estudio Beccar
Varela • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hernán Camarero • Richards, Cardinal, Tützer,
Zabala & Zaefferer • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alejandro Ciero • Tanoira Cassagne Abogados •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Pablo Crescimbeni • Curutchet-Odriozola
Abogados • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saúl Feilbogen • VMF Vitale Manoff &
Feilbogen • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pablo Ferraro Mila • GFM Gonzalez & Ferraro
Mila • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Adrián Furman • M. & M. Bomchil •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Guillermo Malm Green • Brons & Salas
Abogados • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hernán Slemenson • Marval O´Farrell &
Mairal • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gerardo Viramonte (jr) • Viramonte &
Asociados • Córdoba, Argentina
Laurence P. Wiener • WSC Wiener-SotoCaparros • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires Planning Committee
Mariana Ardizzone • Maciel, Norman &
Asociados • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Felipe Arlía Goyeneche • Brons & Salas •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vanesa Balda • Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariela Caparrós • Wiener Soto Caparrós •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carlos Cernusco • Caballero, Rodriguez de la
Puente & Laguinge • Córdoba, Argentina
Gustavo Cedrone • Mitrani Caballero Ojam &
Ruiz Moreno • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alejandro Chiappe • Grant Thornton Argentina
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan María Del Sel • Fontán Balestra &
Asociados • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcelo Etchebarne, • Cabanellas Etchebarne
Kelly • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Javier Etcheverry Boneo • Marval, O’Farrell &
Mairal • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fernando Gamiz • BDO Argentina •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cristián Fox • Allende & Brea •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laura Lavia Haidempergher • M. & M.
Bomchil • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariela Melhem • Mitrani Caballero Ojam &
Ruiz Moreno • Buenos Aires, Argentina
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NING COMMITTEE
Marketing Committee
(and also members of the
Planning Committee)
Carlos Velázquez de León • Basham Ringe Y
Correa SC • Monterrey, Mexico
Manuela Cavallo • Portolano Cavallo Studio
Legale • Rome, Italy
Fabian Pal • Fowler White Burnett •
Miami, Florida, USA
Christine M. Castellano • Ingredion
Incorporated • Westchester, Illinois, USA
Preeti Khanna • Berkeley School of Law •
California, USA
Romina Redondo • Boston University /
Universidad de Buenos Aires •
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Saúl Feilbogen • VMF Vitale Manoff &
Feilbogen • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunita Doobay • TAXCHAMBERS, Tax
Lawyers and Advisors • Toronto, Canada
Eduardo Benavides • Berninzon & Benavides
Abogados • Lima, Perú
Lilian Vargas • Fimient • Chaco, Argentina
Quinn Smith • Gomm and Smith PA •
Miami, Florida, USA
Diane Penneys Edelman • Villanova University
School of Law • Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA
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Susan M. Wyckoff • Counsil, Baradel, Kosmeri
& Nolan P.A. • Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Sohom Datta • New York University Law
School • New York, NY, USA
Sponsorship Committee
(and also members of the
Planning Committee)
Manuela Cavallo • Portolano Cavallo Studio
Legale • Rome, Italy
Diane Penneys Edelman • Villanova University
School of Law • Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas H. Norgaard • Debevoise &
Plimpton LLP • New York, New York, USA
Fabian Pal • Fowler White Burnett •
Miami, Florida, USA
Marcos Ríos • Carey • Santiago, Chile
Hedwin Salmen-Navarro Esq. • Salmen
Navarro & Lavergne, P.C. •
New York, New York, USA
Sara Sandford • Garvery Schubert Barer •
Seattle, Washington, USA
Quinn Smith • Gomm and Smith PA •
Miami, Florida, USA
Carlos Velázquez • Basham Ringe Y
Correa SC • Monterrey, Mexico
PLANNING COMMITTEE
Santiago M.J.A. Nicholson • Nicholson y Cano
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alfredo O’Farrell • Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jorge Ortiz • Ortiz y Asociados •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alejandro Poletto • Estudio Beccar Varela •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alexia Rosenthal • Tanoira Cassagne Abogados
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
Julio Rivera (jr) • Estudio Rivera •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diego Serrano Redonnet • PAGBAM •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aaron Schildhaus • Law Offices of Aaron
Schildhaus • Washington, DC
Pablo Vergara del Carril • Zang, Bergel &
Viñes • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Planning Committee
Francisco Abriani • Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer US LLP •
New York, New York, USA
Fernando Aguirre • Bufete Aguirre Soc. Civ •
La Paz, Bolivia
Imran Ahmad • Cassels Brock Lawyers •
Toronto, Canada
Roncevert Almond • The Wicks Group, PLLC •
Washington, DC, USA
Francisco Aninat • Bofill Escobar Abogados •
Santiago, Chile
Juan Martín Arocena • Rattagan,
Macchiavellp Arocena & Pena Robirosa •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Darnella Banks • New York, New York, USA
Jeffery A Barnes • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP •
Toronto, Canada
Shawn Bates • American University •
Washington, DC, USA
Eduardo Benavides • Berninzon & Benavides
Abogados • Lima, Peru
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PLANNING COMMITTEE
PLANNING COMMITTEE (continued)
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Althia O. Bennett, Esquire • Law Offices of
Althia O. Bennett, LLC •
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
William R. Black • W Black Law • Coto de
Caza, California, USA
Ingrid Busson • Morgan Stanley •
New York, New York, USA
Dario Cadena • Wiesner & Asociados •
Bogotá, Colombia
Otavio Carneiro • Veirano Advogados •
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aurora Cassirer • Troutman Sanders LLP •
New York, New York, USA
Francisco Cerezo • Foley & Lardner LLP •
Miami, Florida, USA
Cecil Saehoon Chung • Yulchon LLC •
Seoul, Korea
Mykell Clem • Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of
Appeals • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Domenica Colella • Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati
Associati • Rome, Italy
Mattia Colonnelli de Gasperis • Colonnelli de
Gasperis Studio Legale • Milan, Italy
Mariano A. Conde de Frankenberg • Reed &
Scardino LLP • Austin, TX, USA
Jim Cornwell • Sands Anderson PC •
Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Ignasi Costas • Rousaud Costas Duran SLP •
Barcelona, Spain
Sohom Datta • New York University Law
School • New York, NY, USA
Vasco de Jesus Rodrigues • VJR International
Legal Consulting • São Paulo, Brazil
Russell W. Dombrow, Esq. • Dombrow Law
Firm • Syracuse, New York, USA
Nicole Duclos • Covington & Burling LLP •
New York, New York, USA
Stanley W. Elkind, Q.C. • McLean and Kerr
LLP • Toronto, Canada
R. D. (“Don”) Estes • Estes Law Firm P.A •
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Rubén Ferrer • GOMEZ-ACEBO & POMBO
LLP • New York, New York, USA
Tina Gaynor • Florida Coastal School of Law •
Florida, USA
Aureliano Gonzalez-Baz • Bryan Gonzalez
Vargas & Gonzalez Baz • Mexico
Peggy Kubicz Hall • Greene Espel P.L.L.P. •
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Lucila Hemmingsen • DLA Piper •
New York, New York, USA
Chai Hoang • Hofstra University School of
Law/Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School
of Business • USA
Christina Hultsch • Porter Wright Morris &
Arthur LLP • Columbus, Ohio, USA
Kristen Hunsberger • California Rural Legal
Assistance • Oxnard, California, USA
William P. Johnson • Saint Louis University •
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Greg Kanargelidis • Blake, Cassels &
Graydon LLP • Toronto, Canada
Sacha A. Kathuria, Esq. • International Group
Marketing • Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Carolyn A. Knox • Veirano Advogados • Rio de
Janeiro • Brazil
Prof. dr. Marielle Koppenol-Laforce (M.E.) •
Houthoff Buruma •
Rotterdam,The Netherlands
Zoe Sophia Kugeares, JAGC, USNR • U.S.
European Command Headquarters/ECJA •
Stuttgart, Germany
Diana Laskaris • Chicago, Illinois, USA
Barton Legum • Dentons • Paris, France
Luis E. Lucero • Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal •
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert E. Lutz • Southwestern Law School •
Los Angeles, California, USA
Andrew J. Markus • Carlton Fields •
Miami, Florida, USA
Michael L. Martinez • Marriott
International, Inc. •
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Nancy Matos • Baker and McKenzie •
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bruce A. McDonald • Buchanan Ingersoll &
Rooney PC • Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Meaghan McGrath Sutton •
Washington, DC, USA
John L. Murino • Crowell & Moring LLP •
Washington, DC, USA
Andrés Nieto Sánchez de Tagle • Von Wobeser
y Sierra S.C. • Mexico City, Mexico
Janis L. Nordstrom • Foley & Lardner LLP •
Miami, Florida, USA
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Mara Senn • Arnold Porter •
Washington, DC, USA
Charles Siegel • Waters Kraus •
Dallas, Texas, USA
Patrick F. Speice, Jr. • Academi •
McLean, Virginia, USA
Margaret (Peggy) Taylor • U.S. Department of
Justice • Washington, DC
John Tollefsen • Tollefsen Law PLLC •
Lynnwood, Washington, USA
Jose Alejandro Torres • Posse Herrera Ruiz •
Bogota, Columbia
Maximiliano J. Trujillo • Tonio Burgos &
Associates • Washington, DC, USA
Alexandre Valle • V,M&L Sociedade de
advogados • São Paulo, Brazil
Sidney N. Weiss • Weiss Law • New York,
New York, USA
Prof. Mark E. Wojcik • The John Marshall Law
School • Chicago, Illinois, USA
Erik Wulff • DLA Piper •
Washington, DC, USA
Markus Zwicky • Zwicky Windlin and Partners
• Zug, Switzerland
PLANNING COMMITTEE
Thomas H. Norgaard • Debevoise &
Plimpton LLP • New York, New York, USA
Allyson Harris Owens • Howard County Office
of Law • Elliott City, Maryland, USA
Marcelo Freitas Pereira • CWTP Sociedade de
Advogados • São Paulo, Brazil
Nikolaus Pitkowitz • GRAF & PITKOWITZ •
Vienna, Austria
Joseph L. Raia • Gunster •
Miami, Florida, USA
Kevin P. Ray • Greenberg Traurig, LLP •
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jörg Rehder • Schiedermair Rechtsanwalt •
Frankfurt, Germany
Mikhail Reider-Gordon • Navigant •
Los Angeles, California, USA
John D. Roesser • Alston & Bird LLP • New
York, New York, USA
Martina Rozumberkova, AVA, CBA, CFE,
CAMS • BDO •
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Maria Cibele Crepaldi Affonso dos Santos •
CWTP Sociedade de Advogados •
São Paulo, Brazil
Lisa Savitt • Crowell and Morring •
Washington, DC, USA
Peter S. Selvin • TroyGould PC •
Los Angeles, California, USA
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SPONSORS
SPONSORS AND
AND EXHIBITORS
EXHIBITORS
Primary Meeting Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Premier Media Partner
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Online Media Partners
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Wednesday Welcome
Reception Sponsor
Thursday Palacio Paz Reception, Tango Lessons, Malbec Wine,
Buenos Aires City Excursion Sponsors
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Buenos Aires City Excursion Sponsors (continued)
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS (continued)
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Friday Yacht Club Reception Sponsors
Wednesday Luncheon
Sponsors
Thursday Luncheon Sponsor
Program Materials Sponsor
Panel Sponsor
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Hotel Key Cards &
Welcome Flyers Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Conference Pads & Pens Sponsor
Conference Ipad Holder Insert
Sponsor
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Country Sponsors
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Ireland
Mexico
Italy
Exhibitor
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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS (continued)
Meeting Supporters
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
Publicity Sponsors
Platinum Argentine Media Sponsor
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Media Sponsors
SPONSORS AND
EXHIBITORS
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COOPERATING
ENTITIES
COOPERATING ENTITIES
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COOPERATING
ENTITIES
Ordem dos
Advogados do
Brasil - Seção
de São Paulo
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COOPERATING
ENTITIES
COOPERATING ENTITIES (continued)
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MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
All programs are located on the 5th floor
unless otherwise noted.
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
5th Floor Meeting Desk
Fall Meeting Registration Open
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Buen Ayre A, 2nd Floor
Council Meeting
The Council is the Section’s policy making
body. At this meeting the Council will
debate major policy initiatives and will be
addressed by visiting dignitaries and bar
leaders. The Council Meeting is open to all
Fall Meeting registrants.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Pacara A
Get in the Driver’s Seat: What is Driving
Changes in the Legal Marketplace
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
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The Canadian Bar Association has
undertaken the CBA Legal Futures Initiative
which is a research and development
initiative to gain a better understanding
of the future practice environment for
lawyers. Significant changes are underway
in the legal marketplace and new models
for the practice of law are emerging. In
this new legal marketplace there will be
front seat drivers and those along for the
ride. The CBA is taking a driver’s role and
is pursuing a comprehensive knowledgebased, client focused, lawyer-driven
initiative that has surveyed a broad crosssection of stakeholders. The final report is
to be released in August 2014. This program
will share what has been learned and where
the legal profession is going.
Presented in Conjunction with
Moderator & Program Chair:
Cyndee Todgham-Cherniak, Lexsage
LLC, Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker:
Fred Headon, Air Canada, Montreal,
QC, Canada
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Pacara B
Challenges for Women
Professionals in the 21st Century
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
Join us for a lively conversation between
an Argentine Supreme Court Justice, a
future ABA President and a former Section
of International Law Chair. These three
panelists from the private and public sector
will share their experience, thoughts and
feelings regarding the challenges that
women professionals face in these modern
times. The audience is open to men and
women willing to analyze how women are
playing a significant and increasing role in
today´s workplace and economy and the
constant challenge of work/life balance.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Women’s Interest Network (WIN)
Program Chairs:
Mariela del Carmen Caparrós, Wiener •
Sotos • Caparrós, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alexia Rosenthal, Tanoira Cassagne
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vanesa Balda, Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Moderator:
Meaghan McGrath Sutton, International
Finance Corporation, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Paulette Brown, Edwards Wildman
Palmer LLP, Morristown, NJ
Gabrielle Buckley, Vedder Price, P.C.,
Chicago, IL
Elena Highton de Nolasco, Argentine
Supreme Court Justice, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3:30 pm – 5:00 pmAlerce
Pathways to Employment in
International Law (NON-CLE)
Join us for this “How to” program for
both young lawyers seeking to bring their
skills to the global arena and experienced
practitioners who wish to expand their
practices into international law. Top
practitioners speak frankly about their
formative experiences and tips they have for
developing an international practice.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Young Lawyers’ Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chair:
Angela Benson, American Bar Association,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Hedwin Salmen-Navarro, Salmen
Navarro & Lavergne, P.C., New York, NY
Aaron Schildhaus, Women Empowerment
Now, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmBuen Ayre A, 2nd Floor
Speed Networking
Start the Fall Meeting by meeting ABA
International Leadership and other
international lawyers. Bring your business
cards! Participants will have the opportunity
to engage in a number of speed networking
rounds to learn about other members and
create future business opportunities. With
this program, there is no need to break the
ice – it’s already done for you. Just take a
seat and start talking! By the time the
session is over you’ll be well on your way
to collecting a fist-full of business cards
from the Fall Meeting and building a new
network in ABA International.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Home Hospitality Reception
Members of the Buenos Aires legal
community will host Fall Meeting attendees
at their homes for a “Hospitality Night.” This
event is open to those who pre-registered;
onsite registration is not available.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
6:50 am – 8:00 am
9:00 am – 10:30 am Pacara B
IP Licensing in Brazil and Argentina:
Problems and Opportunities
5k Run/2k Power Walk
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Ticketed Event—$35
Join us for a 5k Run/2k Power Walk through
the riverside area of Buenos Aires. Fee
includes refreshments & commemorative
T-shirt. This event will begin at 6:50 am
sharp from the hotel’s main entrance.
This program explores legal and
practical aspects of technology transfer
operations with a special focus on Brazil
and Argentina. In Brazil, for instance,
governmental approvals of technology
transfer contracts are required, the
concept of technology license (as opposed
to definitive assignment) is not accepted
and permanent confidentiality obligations
are not permitted. In Argentina, there
are de facto restrictions that may prevent
an Argentinian licensee from remitting
payments due under these contracts outside
the country. The panelists will provide
a detailed view of applicable restrictions
and discuss the alternatives that can
be considered and implemented by the
companies in order to negotiate safe and
feasible contracts.
8:00 am – 7:00 pm 5th Floor Meeting Desk
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am – 7:00 pm 5th Floor Foyer
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast &
Committee Breakfast Meetings
Sponsored by:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Intellectual Property
Rights Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Latin American and Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Join us for business meetings of many
of ABA International’s committees (“the
engines of the Section”). Learn about
committee activities and opportunities
to become more active in the Section.
If you have any questions about
planning for this event, please contact
Jonathan Lewis at [email protected]
americanbar.org.
A selection of pastries, fruits, juices, coffee
& tea will be provided.
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Daniel McGlynn, Emcore Corporation,
Albuquerque, NM
Program Chair & Moderator:
Carlos Eduardo Eliziário de Lima,
Dannemann Siemsen Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Speakers:
Pedro Berkenwald, Berken IP, Buenos
Aires, Argentina (Invited)
Adriana Grecco, Mercedes-Benz,
São Paulo, Brazil (Invited)
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9:00 am – 10:30 am
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION;
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
PE/VC in Latin America: Challenges
and Opportunities in a Growing
but Challenging Market
The Latin American environment for PE/
VC investments has been developing rapidly
since the beginning of the 21st century. In
the past few years the industry has witnessed
many well-known international PE/VC
sponsors invest in Latin America, primarily
in the consumer, infrastructure, finance,
technology and real estate industries.
Our panel will introduce and outline the
Latin American framework for PE/VC
investing, and discuss the challenges and
opportunities of this business, focusing
particularly on the unique issues of the
region including perceptions of domestic
and international investors, participation
of local pension funds, realities of exit
strategies, governance arrangements, fund
formation and operation, and emerging
issues that will concern all potential PE/VC
investors in Latin America.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Private Equity and Alternative
Investments Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Investment and
Development Committee
Program Chairs & Speakers:
Cathleen McLaughlin, Allen & Overy,
New York, NY
João Otávio Pinheiro Oliverio, Campos
Mello Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Moderator:
David Silk, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &
Katz, New York, NY
Speaker:
Gabriel Cohen, Pampa Energia,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Pacara A
Sovereign Debt Enforcement:
The U.S. Supreme Court Wades
Into the Argentinian Default Case
This exciting program has a balanced
panel that will update you on the recent
progression of this issue before the U.S.
Supreme Court and the reaction by
Argentina to a string of adverse U.S. court
decisions. Is this attempt to avoid sovereign
debt repayment a battle of political will
or of selected country laws? Is selection of
laws in favor of unfriendly jurisdiction’s
located thousands of miles from the
debtor nation fair to a country’s struggling
efforts? Is Argentina truly struggling?
Why is Argentina any different than other
nations that have been forced to honor their
sovereign debt obligations with austerity
and brutal economic change?
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
9:00 am – 10:30 am Jacaranda
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Financial Products &
Services Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution, International
Courts Committee, International Investment
and Development Committee, International
Litigation Committee, International M&A
and Joint Venture Committee, International
Securities and Capital Markets Committee,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Transnational Legal Practice Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Hernán D. Camarero, Richards, Cardinal,
Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Chair & Speaker:
Alan Rabkin, Heritage Bancorp, Reno, NV
Speakers:
Miguel Angel Arrigoni, First Corporate
Finance Advisors, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal,
Centre for Commercial Law Studies,
Queen Mary University of London, London,
United Kingdom
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
9:00 am – 10:30 amAlerce
Tsunamis, Shale and Sunshine: The
Changing Face of Power Generation
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
Germany is deactivating its nuclear
power plants and it is unclear what will
replace the power needs of this energy
consuming economy. Chinese solar panel
manufacturers are scrambling for the last
grain of solar rice while ‘death ray’ solar
reflectors are being built in California.
The Greenies are shaking asparagus spears
over fracking in the U.S. and Brazil and
Elon Musk has an electric car that will go
0-60 in 4.2 seconds. What’s happening to
the world and will windmills come to the
rescue? What are the jurisdictional limits
of the regulators? Will the courts overrule
the policy makers and is that even possible
in countries in Europe and Asia. Which
entities will survive? Find out when our
panel of energy and finance experts and
surprise guests discuss energy consumption
and production and its effect on YOU.
Speakers:
Ricardo Beller, Marval, O’Farrell &
Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Melissa Brown, AlixPartners, Dallas, TX
Stephen Burns, Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD),
Paris, France
Laura M. Nava, McKenna Long &
Aldridge LLP, San Diego, CA
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Quebracho B
Will the Investors Come to Help
You Build It? How to Succeed
with Needed Redevelopment
and Infrastructure Projects
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
Sponsored by:
David Barrack, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP,
New York, NY
Robin Phelan, Haynes and Boone,
Dallas, TX
In order to participate in infrastructure
projects, foreign investors seek good returns
and a degree of safety. Many governments,
including Argentina, urgently need
to redevelop urban areas and build
infrastructure. However, the financial crisis
along with external and internal factors
have created significant obstacles to external
financing. This program will provide an
initial presentation, and interactive ‘mock’
projects (featuring all attendees working in
groups) where a government agency seeks
to carry out an infrastructure project, and
engages international agencies and investors
to establish the necessary legal and financial
structure. This diverse panel of experts will
discuss the challenges of large, complex
redevelopment and infrastructure projects
and identify key legal and economic
requirements to succeed as well as in
identifying innovative solutions for projects
requiring intensive cooperation and
foreign financing.
Moderator:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Secured Transactions Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chairs:
Richard Walsh, Global Risk Solutions
LLC, Southampton, NY
Cross-Border Real Estate Practice Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Investment and
Development Committee
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Alejandro Ciero, Tanoira Cassagne,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Chair & Speaker:
Mariano Conde de Frankenberg, Reed &
Scardino LLP, Austin, TX
Speakers:
Carlos Albarracín Milbank, Tweed,
Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY
Terry Selzer, Husen Advokater,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Guillermo Ucha, Citibank N.A.,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
José Virgílio Lopes Enei, Machado,
Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Quebracho A
FATCA: The New U.S. and Latin
America Relationship
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance
Act) has impacted not only Mexicans but
citizens/residents from Switzerland, The
British Virgin Islands, Luxembourg and
Belgium, etc. (amongst others with whom
the US has signed FATCA Agreements)
that have financial investments in the USA
that earn more than US$10 per year and has
caused untold millions of US dollars to leave
the United States (for countries that do not
have such or similar agreement with Mexico)
and has also caused that the renunciation of
US citizenship increase significantly.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Mexico Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Aureliano Gonzalez-Baz, Bryan,
Gonzalez Vargas & Gonzalez Baz, S.C.,
Mexico City, Mexico
Speakers:
Ana María Correa, Lewin Y Wills,
Bogotá, Colombia
Sabrena Silver, Esq., Linklaters LLP,
New York, NY
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Jose Luis Rodriguez Macedo, Altipat,
S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Claudia Tapias, Tozzini Freire,
São Paulo, Brazil
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Networking Break
5th Floor Foyer
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Program Chair & Moderator:
Quebracho A
Are Quotas for Women on Boards the
Answer in Latin America?: Leveraging
Best Practices Across Regions
HUMAN RIGHTS;
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Experts have maintained that a better
gender balance at the top offers substantial
advantages for companies. Among those are
the fact that a balance between men and
women results in more balanced corporate
decision-making, greater profitability and
even the possibility to avoid bankruptcy
risks. But, if this is so, why do so few
women hold posts in company boards and
management positions? And numbers don’t
lie. In the European Union, women on
average comprise less than 20% of board
members of the largest publicly listed
companies. Participation of women in
corporate boardrooms is very low in Latin
America and the U.S. follows suit. For some
though, change is on the way. This panel
will explore these emerging best practices.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Diversity Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Corporate Counsel Committee,
Women’s Interest Network (WIN), Young
Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chair & Speaker:
Lisa Savitt, Crowell & Moring LLP,
Washington, DC
Program Chair & Moderator:
Lelia Mooney, Partners for Democtratic
Change, Washington, DC
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Speakers:
Paulette Brown, Edwards Wildman
Palmer LLP, Morristown, NJ
Elisabeth Eljuri, Norton Rose Fulbright,
Caracas, Venezuela
Diana Mondino, CEMA University,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
11:00 am – 12:30 pmJacaranda
Bridging the Gap between Europe and
Latin America in Cross-Border
Corporate, M&A and Other
Transactions: Bringing Brussels
to Buenos Aires and São Paulo
to Zurich and Crossing the
Culture and Legal Practice
Tradition Divide in the Process!
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE;
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
South American & European crossborder transactional activity has increased
significantly in recent years due to a
combination of high growth potential
and underpenetrated markets. As a
result, European investors are becoming
increasingly involved in transactions with
South American companies. This program
will provide a unique forum for lawyers from
Europe and South America to provide a
comparative insight into the key legal issues
and practical difficulties encountered by the
parties to such transactions. The panel will
address the common pitfalls encountered
by parties around issues such as language,
culture and tradition, regulatory framework
and legal enforcement with a particular
emphasis on resolving such issues and offer
a practical insight into the do’s and don’ts
which are, in their experience, critical to the
success or otherwise of such deals.
Speakers:
Elena D. Bojilova, Jones Day,
Brussels, Belgium
Patrick Del Duca, Zuber Lawler & Del
Duca LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Maria Lucila Escriña, Negri, Busso &
Fariña, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Florian S. Jörg, Brataschi Wiederkehr &
Buob, Zurich, Switzerland
11:00 am – 12:30 pmAlerce
Cross-Border Enforcement of
Judgments in the Americas:
A Comparative Case Study
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
With the current controversy and
publicity over Chevron’s challenge to
the enforceability in the United States
of a judgment from Ecuador and the
decisions of the Miami district court and
Eleventh Circuit in refusing enforcement
of a Nicaraguan judgment in the Osorio
litigation, cross-border enforcement of
judgments in the Americas is a topic that not
only presents interesting legal issues but also
significant political and diplomatic issues.
This program will utilize a hypothetical case
study, including a mock argument before
a United States federal court, and a panel
discussion including legal experts from two
South American countries, to provide a
comparative analysis of the approach that is
taken by courts in various countries in the
Americas to cross-border enforcement of
judgments and arbitral awards.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Litigation Committee
Program Chairs & Speakers:
Europe Committee
Robert Brodegaard, Brodegaard &
Associates, New York, NY
Guy Lipe, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.,
Houston, TX
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Moderator:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
The Honorable Harvey Brown, First
Court of Appeals, Houston, TX (Invited)
International M&A and Joint
Venture Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Pat English, Matheson, Dublin, Ireland
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Claudia Ines Benavides Galvis, Baker &
McKenzie, Bogotá, Colombia
Jimena Olmos, Perez Alati, Grondona,
Benites and Arntsen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics in Billing: What
Every International Law
Practitioner Must Know
Pacara B
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
This program will explore the ethics
in billing where cross-border issues are
involved. Choice of law issues in terms of
the engagement letter as well as whose
conflict of interest law will apply, and
to what extent that may be agreed to in
the engagement letter, will be explored.
In addition, alternative fee arrangements
will be discussed, as well as best practices
in terms of billing. Relevant rules of
professional responsibility that relate to
competence, communication with client,
Rule 1.5 relating to reasonableness of fees,
ABA Formal Opinion 93-379, alternative
billing and the impact of foreign law on
cross-border transactions, among others.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Ethics Committee
Program Chair:
Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Program Chair & Moderator:
Steven M. Richman, Duane Morris,
New York, NY
Speakers:
Gabrielle Buckley, Vedder Price, P.C.,
Chicago, IL
Fernando Jamarne, Alessandri,
Santiago, Chile
Pablo Ferraro Mila, Gonzalez & Ferraro
Mila Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael Martinez, Marriott International,
Inc., Bethesda, MD
Elena Norman, Young Conaway Stargatt &
Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE
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11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Privacy and Data Protection:
Business and Social Media
Pacara A
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Business activities and social communications
are now without borders. In our travels, our
electronic device compulsions, and with
information technology pervading every
aspect of our day-to-day lives, rendering
frontiers more permeable, how do we secure
the information we wish (or need) to keep
confidential to protect our privacy, our
businesses and customers? Multinational
corporations, more frequently than ever
before, must navigate between U.S. litigation
discovery demands seeking the production
of documents and information located in
the European Union and other countries
with their own, often more stringent, data
protection requirements. This panel will
present the status of related banking, labor,
and information technology laws in the U.S.,
Latin America and the EU with a focus on
differences as a source of potential conflicts in
cross-border dealings, it will offer guidelines
to prevent, address, and resolve such conflicts.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Speakers:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Foreign Legal Consultant Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Europe Committee, International
Anti-Money Laundering Committee,
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution, International
Intellectual Property Rights Committee,
International Litigation Committee,
National Security Committee, Privacy,
E-Commerce & Data Security Committee,
U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad
Program Chair & Moderator:
Brigitte Gambini, Gambini International
Law Office, New York, NY
Speakers:
Maria Helena Bragaglia, Demarest
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Ingrid Busson-Hall, Morgan Stanley,
New York, NY
Miguel Ángel Melero, Cuatrecasas,
Gonçalves Pereira, Madrid, Spain
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Enrique M. Stiles, Marval, O’Farrell &
Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Judge Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S.
Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of
New York, New York, NY
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Quebracho B
Rough Waters: Developing
International Legal Protections for
Underwater Cultural Heritage
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
Last year France ratified UNESCO’s
Convention on the Protection of Underwater
Cultural Heritage (UCH), making it
increasingly likely that the Convention
will be re-considered by other major
maritime nations and its provisions will
begin to shape an international standard
in addressing issues such as the extent to
which commercial exploitation of discovered
underwater heritage should be permitted,
the value of scientific exploration versus in
situ preservation, and questions of shared
ownership between indigenous groups and
the flagship state. How have recent cases
shaped the international protections of
underwater cultural heritage, and how could
these issues have been addressed under the
2001 UNESCO UCH Convention? This
distinguished panel of professionals will
discuss how issues regarding commercial
exploitation and concepts of shared
ownership have already developed in the area
of underwater cultural heritage, particularly
in the context of cases that have involved
South American countries, and how these
issues could continue to evolve under the
standards set forth in the 2001 UNESCO
UCH Convention.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
UN & International Organizations Committee
Program Chairs:
Jacqueline Farinella, The Depository Trust
& Clearing Corporation, New York, NY
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Kevin Ray, Greenberg Traurig LLP,
Chicago, IL
Program Chair & Moderator:
Patty Gerstenblith, DePaul University
College of Law, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Dr. Dolores Elkin, CONICET and
Instituto Nacional de Antropología y
Pensamiento Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
James Goold, Covington & Burling LLP,
Washington, DC
Mark Spalding, President, The Ocean
Foundation, Washington, DC
Ole Varmer, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Association, Washington, DC
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
Luncheon with Exmo. Sr. Min.
Joaquim Barbosa, Ministro do
Supremo Tribunal Federal - Brazil
Ticketed Event—$75
Proudly Sponsored by:
Joaquim Barbosa is a
“Ministro” of the
Brazilian
Supreme
Court
(“Supremo
Tribunal
Federal”),
sitting on the bench
from 2004 until his
retirement in 2014. On October 10th,
2012, Minister Barbosa was elected Chief
Justice (“Presidente”) of the Court, a
capacity held until his retirement. Before
that, he held the positions of Public
Prosecutor (“Procurador da República”)
and Head of General Counsel for the
Ministry of Health. He obtained his
PhD in Public Law from Paris-II
University (Panthéon-Assas). Currently,
he is a professor and lecturer.
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2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
M&A / FINANCE / TAX;
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
Cross-Border Enforcement
of Court Judgments and
Arbitral Awards: Opportunities,
Pitfalls, Flaws, Remedies
This program will examine the options
available to parties seeking recognition
and enforcement of foreign judgments and
arbitral awards, including the substantial
hurdles that may need to be overcome in the
process, taking into account recent trends,
landmark cases, important new regulations,
etc. In particular, this program will address
issues of enforcement against state entities
and possible remedies at the international
level for denial of justice in domestic
enforcement proceedings.
Presented in Conjunction with
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
China Committee, International Arbitration
Committee, International Litigation
Committee, Los Angeles County Bar
Association – International Law Section
Program Chair & Moderator:
Malcolm McNeil, Arent Fox LLP,
Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
Hagit M. Elul, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
LLP, New York, NY
Patrick Goudreau, DS Welch Bussieres,
Montréal, QC, Canada
William Savitt, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &
Katz, New York, NY
Quebracho B
Developing and Financing
Renewable Energy Projects in
Latin America and the Caribbean:
Challenges and Opportunities
This program brings together senior
representatives from the sponsor/developer
and financing sides of a project finance
transaction to discuss how to develop and
finance renewable energy projects in Latin
America and the Caribbean. This panel
will walk you through the issues involved
at each stage of the project by using a mock
project as a basis for the discussion. The
panelists also will address topics such as:
most investor-friendly countries to develop
renewable energy projects; factors that
support the growth of different renewable
energy technologies in different countries;
lessons learned from the region; and how
developers and investors can successfully
collaborate to develop projects in the region
from 2014 onwards.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmJacaranda
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Investment and
Development Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee, International Private Equity
and Alternative Investments Committee,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee
Program Chair:
Jeffrey Goodman, Norton Rose Fulbright,
Washington, DC
Program Chair & Moderator:
Amala Nath, Norton Rose Fulbright,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Mark C. Paist, Assistant General Counsel,
Overseas Private Investment Corporation,
Washington, DC
Martin Lythgoe, Deputy General Counsel,
Duke Energy Corporation, Houston, TX
Lara M. Rios, Deputy General Counsel,
ContourGlobal, New York, NY
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Paloma Valeria Martins Lima, Machado,
Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pacara B
Global Distribution of Entertainment
Content in the Digital Era:
Rights, Action, Roll ‘em
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
This panel continues the collaboration
between the ABA Section on International
Law and the ABA Forum on Entertainment
& Sports Industries, combining the
globalism of SIL with the drama and
broad audience appeal of sports and
entertainment. This panel launches a
discussion on live performance and media
rights, exploitation, and the transition
from traditional lines of distribution
to distribution worldwide on multiple
platforms. Panelists will share strategies
on corporate, intellectual property, joint
ventures and revenue incentives for live
entertainment performances, television,
film and music, comparing traditional
deals to new models like streaming, digital
downloads and cloud storage, along with
industry efforts to repurpose traditional
products on new platforms.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
New Media & Content Innovation Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Investment in Latin America:
Essential Protections and
Potential Pitfalls
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW;
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Latin America is a popular and exciting
investment destination, particularly for
investors from China. Past experience
has shown that a number of Latin
American states have interfered with
foreign investments. This session will
look at the protections available under
domestic legislation and international
law for investors into Latin America,
with a particular focus on investments
into Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile,
Peru and Venezuela. The session will
also take into consideration multilateral
arrangements applicable to certain of these
countries and will address both juridical
relief and quasi-political options.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
China Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Arbitration Committee
Program Chairs:
Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills
LLP, Shanghai, China
Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith
Freehills LLP, London, United Kingdom
International Intellectual Property Rights
Committee, Latin American and Caribbean
Committee, Russia/Eurasia Committee
Moderator:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Speakers:
Alexandra Darraby, Art Law Firm,
Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
Pablo Crescimbeni, Curutchet-Odriozola
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Richard Idell, Idell & Seitel, LLP,
San Francisco, CA
María Natalia Pennisi, Moeller IP
Advisors, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2:30 pm – 4:00 pmAlerce
Renato Grion, Pinheiro Neto Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Francisco Abriani, Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer US LLP, New York, NY
Pablo Rueda, Perez Alati, Grondona,
Benites, Arntsen & Martinez De Hoz,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fernando Dias Simões, University of
Macau, Macau, China
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More Art than Law?: What a
Lawyer Needs to Know about
Drafting a Legal Opinion
Pacara A
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
Legal opinions are always required in
international transactions although in
many countries there are no law provisions.
In these cases, the opinion givers should
express their opinions and choose their
words carefully, sometimes with art and
creativity but always with professional
ethics. This interactive panel will discuss the
drafting of a legal opinion and compare the
approaches that are best practice in various
jurisdictions. Among the panelists there
will be common law lawyers discussing
the types of opinions they would typically
expect to give or receive and civil law
lawyers discussing the problems they face in
giving the type of opinion requested.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International M&A and Joint Venture
Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution Committee,
International Financial Products & Services
Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Vanesa Balda, Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Quebracho A
Women’s Empowerment through
Land Ownership: New Strategies
in the Global Agenda for Human
Rights and Development
HUMAN RIGHTS;
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
Securing land tenure is a vital means of
advancing gender equality and women’s
empowerment. Although many countries
recognize equal land rights for women and
men, effective implementation remains a
challenge. The problem is exacerbated by
cultural norms that undermine women’s
access, use and control over land. Policymakers and advocates are turning their
attention to two trends with the potential
to transform the debate on a global scale.
One is grounded in human rights, and
the other in development. This panel of
experts drawn from international agencies,
advocacy groups and academia will assess
the opportunities for bolstering women’s
land rights. They will make special
reference to the poor and indigenous
populations in Central and Latin America,
where widespread land insecurity leads
to a further erosion of human rights and
economic opportunities.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Speakers:
Co-Sponsoring Committees & Organizations:
Maria Cibele Crepaldi Affonso dos
Santos, CWTP Sociedade de Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Randall Hanson, Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Greensboro, NC
Carlos E. Martinez, Proskauer Rose LLP,
New York, NY
Rony Zimerman, Bofill Mir & Alvarez
Jana, Santiago, Chile
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Program Chairs:
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
International Human Rights Committee,
Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network (SIN),
Women’s Interest Network (WIN), Women’s
Empowerment Now (WEN - Buenos Aires,
Argentina)
Dr. Isabella D. Bunn, Oxford University,
Regents Park College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Aileen Pisciotta, Executive Counsel PLC,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Aaron Schildhaus, Women Empowerment
Now, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Speakers:
Gretchen C. Bellamy, Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc., Fayetteville, AR
Dr. Beatriz Martorello, President,
Women’s Empowerment Now Foundation,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Denise Gorfinkiel, UNESCO Regional
Office for Latin America and the Caribbean,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Rosario Quispe, Asociación Warmi
Sayajsunqo, Abra Pampa, Jujuy, Argentina
(Invited)
International Ethics Committee
Program Chair:
Steven M. Richman, Duane Morris,
New York, NY
Program Chair & Moderator:
Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
The Ethics of Transnational Practice:
A Roundtable of Current Issues
Javier Canosa, Canosa Abogados, Buenos
Aires, Argentina
Alexandra Darraby, The Art Law Firm,
Los Angeles, CA
Brigitte Gambini, Gambini International
Law, New York, NY
Delphine Pujos, Linklaters, Paris, France
Diego Serrano Redonnet, Perez Alati,
Grondona, Benites Arntsen & Martinex de
Hoz, Buenos Aires, Argentina
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmJacaranda
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Networking Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Floor Foyer
Pacara B
This program will focus on two current
developments that continue to receive
attention-alternate business structure and
cross-border conflicts of interest. First,
alternative Business Structures (ABS ), as a
new business model for the practice of law,
involves discussion of the risk of conflicts,
absence of protection of the privilege,
lack of quality control. Ultimately, the
question is whether the fears are justified?
What benefit(s) go to the consumer; from
the access to justice perspective, does ABS
provide more affordable models? The second
point of discussion will focus on conflicts of
interest and the Transnational Practitioner,
and discuss the impact of differing legal
cultures, multi-jurisdictional teams, and
applicable rules. Those rules include issues
relating to attorney-client confidentiality,
ability of non-lawyers to share fees, aiding
and abetting unauthorized practice of law,
the reach of ABA Model Rule 5.5 and recent
recommendations of the 2020 Committee
to resolve cross-border conflicts of interest,
pro hac vice reforms and the issue of “fly in,
fly out.”
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Avoiding Collateral Damage:
Implementing Anti-Bribery
Compliance Programs and
Conducting Internal Investigations
in Different Legal Environments
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
When “we don’t speak the same legal
language,” serious misunderstandings
and unforeseen consequences can arise
in implementing anti-bribery compliance
programs and conducting internal
investigations in unfamiliar legal settings.
Problems can become more pronounced
when common law and civil law trained
attorneys seek to address obligations now
being imposed by the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, and
other legal regimes in Latin American and
in other foreign settings. Latin American
practitioners with extensive experience
working with foreign counsel will be joined
by U.S. and UK defense attorneys, with
backgrounds as prosecutors, in fleshing
out the range of issues that can serve as a
basis for misunderstandings with a view to
providing insight as to how to overcome
these pitfalls.
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Anti-Corruption Committee
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee,
International Anti-Money Laundering
Committee, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Stuart H. Deming, Deming PLLC,
Washington, DC
Moderator:
Michelle Blaine, Blaine & Maney,
Houston, TX
Speakers:
Roberto Bauzá, Rattagan, Macchiavello,
Arocena & Peña Robirosa, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Vivian Robinson QC, McGuireWoods
London LLP, London, United Kingdom
Celina Ozorio, L.O. Baptista, Schmidt,
Valois, Miranda, Ferreira, Agel, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Quebracho B
M&A in the Defense and Aerospace
Industry: Tales From the Trenches
and Lessons Learned
M&A / FINANCE / TAX; BUSINESS /
REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Acquiring or selling a company involved
in the defense sector represents specific
challenges. The acquirer is often a wellestablished company with robust processes
and a long history of compliance. Yet, they
rely on acquisition of smaller-size technology
companies, sometimes in a foreign
jurisdiction, but often with activities in
other jurisdictions, to expand and diversify
their lines of products and markets. This
often creates a clash of cultures that cannot
be ignored. The program will discuss these
specific challenges from the points of view
of a buyer, of an investment banker and
external counsels. The discussion will touch
upon, among other things, procurement
issues, licenses, export controls, anticorruption measures, intellectual property
and employment.
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International M&A and Joint
Venture Committee
Program Chair:
Nancy A. Matos, Baker & McKenzie
Amsterdam N.V., Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Dominique Babin, BCF, Montreal,
QC, Canada
Speakers:
Brigadier General José Augusto
Crepaldi Affonso, Chief of Air Force
Programs Office, Brazilian Air Force,
São Paulo, Brazil
José Guilherme Berman, Barbosa,
Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil
Salli Swartz, ArtusWise, Paris, France
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Plug Your Lamp Next Door:
Energy Integration Efforts
in the Andean Region
Pacara A
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
Cross border supply of energy has been in
the regional agenda for a while but it has
proven not to be a easy exercise. A panel of
leading specialists from across the Andean
region will discuss if recent legislation as
well as other initiatives will contribute to
materialize the integration of power and
natural gas markets.
Program Chair:
Luis Bedoya, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano
Abogados, Lima, Peru
Moderator:
Jean Paul Chabaneix, Rodrigo Elías
Medrano, Lima, Peru
Speakers:
Enrique Barrios, Guevara & Gutiérrez,
La Paz, Bolivia
Elisabeth Elijuri, Norton Rose Fulbright,
Caracas, Venezuela
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Sebastián Pérez-Arteta, Pérez Bustamante
& Ponce, Quito, Ecuador (Invited)
Sandra Manrique, Prietocarrizosa,
Bogotá, Colombia
Daniel Urbina, IC Power, Lima, Peru
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmAlerce
Sovereignty Rules? Implications
of Recent U.S. Court Decisions
Involving Argentina
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
Much of the aftermath of Argentina’s 2001
debt crisis played out in the courtrooms of
the Southern District of New York and the
Second Circuit Court of Appeals. These
cases, which often make front-page news
in Argentina, have shaped-and re-shapedU.S. law on the rights of sovereign debtors,
making the United States an attractive
forum for sovereign nations’ creditors.
This panel of leading lawyers and experts,
some of whom were directly involved in
these litigations, will focus on the recent
U.S. court cases involving the Republic of
Argentina. The discussion will include the
U.S. Supreme Court’s look at BG Group
v. Argentina, the Second Circuit’s recent
watershed pari passu decision in NML
Capital v. Argentina, and the Supreme
Court’s decision regarding discovery of
Argentina’s assets and those of its alleged
alter egos. The panelists will also contrast
those U.S. cases with rulings adopted in
cases involving Argentina in other domestic
courts. This promises to be a lively debate
about the legal underpinnings of these
decisions and their greater impact on
international relations, sovereign debt
restructuring, and the role that ‘sovereignty’
plays in the commercial arena.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Arbitration Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Litigation Committee,
Middle East Committee
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Program Chair:
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Jennifer L. Permesly (Gorskie), Chaffetz
Lindsey LLP, New York, NY
Speakers:
Marcelo Etchebarne, Cabanellas
Etchebarne Kelly, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joseph E. Neuhaus, Sullivan & Cromwell
LLP, New York, NY
Ignacio Torterola, Brown Rudnik LLP,
Washington, DC
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Quebracho A
Global Strategic Alliances and
IP-Centric Product Development
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
In times of open innovation, there is
a consensus among the world’s most
innovative companies that it is not possible
to develop all necessary R&D activities in
house. The main reasons for this conclusion
are: (i) even though the company has a
very well structured R&D department, it
is not likely that it will have all technical
expertise to develop its R&D activities;
(ii) it is too expensive to conduct all R&D
activities alone; and (iii) the company
does not wish to take alone all risks
involved in a R&D project. Based on this
scenario, the companies started developing
collaborative R&D projects with third
parties (private companies, public entities,
funding agencies, etc.) However, even
though collaborative R&D projects can
offer a number of benefits (risks division,
cost reduction, etc.), they also bring a lot
of concerns to the company, such as: rights
of the parties concerning the results/ IP
generated in the project; confidentiality of
the project; management of the resources
applied by the parties to develop the project;
post-contractual issues, etc. The purpose of
this panel is to discuss, from a comparative
analysis of the laws and practice of different
countries (with a special focus on Brazil and
Argentina, in comparison to the practice in
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Intellectual Property
Rights Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Carlos Eduardo Eliziário de Lima,
Dannemann Siemsen Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Program Chair & Moderator:
Daniel McGlynn, Emcore Corporation,
Albuquerque, NM
Speaker:
Catherine Vernon, Retired General
Counsel, Formica Corporation, Sarasota, FL
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Committee Dinners
Take advantage of free time after our
evening receptions to enjoy one of the
many fine restaurants that Buenos Aires
has to offer. This is a great opportunity
to continue to network within your
practice area with others at the meeting
who share your same interests and have
casual discussions; many of which will
lead to new initiatives and committee
programs developing for months to
come after you return home. Even if you
do not belong to a committee you are
invited to join. If you have any questions
about planning or participating in a
committee dinner at the Fall Meeting,
please contact Jonathan Lewis at
[email protected]
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
US and Europe), how these concerns can be
properly addressed during the negotiation
of the R&D projects and the drafting of
the contracts.
Opening Reception at
Hilton Buenos Aires Terrace
Macacha Güemes 351
Proudly Sponsored by:
The 2014 Fall Meeting’s kickoff event
will be an excellent opportunity to
reconnect with friends from prior
meetings and make new ones. This
reception will highlight the diversity
of the Section, so please feel welcome
whatever your background and
especially if this is your first time
attending a Fall Meeting. Heavy hors
d’oeuvres & drinks will be served.
One ticket per person is included for
meeting attendees who have registered for
the entire conference as part of your Fall
Meeting registration fee.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
8:00 am – 7:00 pm 5th Floor Meeting Desk
Registration Desk Open
5th Floor Foyer
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Continental Breakfast &
Committee Breakfast Meetings
Sponsored by:
Join us for business meetings of many
of ABA International’s committees (“the
engines of the Section”). Learn about
committee activities and opportunities
to become more active in the Section.
If you have any questions about
planning for this event, please contact
Jonathan Lewis at [email protected]
americanbar.org.
A selection of pastries, yogurt, cereal,
juices, coffee & tea will be provided.
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Buen Ayre B,
2nd Floor
Women’s Networking Breakfast
Join the women of the ABA Section
of International Law for a networking
breakfast and learn more about the
ABA Women to Women International
Business Initiative launched by Past
ABA President Laurel Bellows.
A selection of pastries, yogurt, cereal,
juices, coffee & tea will be provided.
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Pacara B
The Challenges of AntiCorruption Compliance and its
Impact on Global Mobility
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
8:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am – 10:30 am
As global mobility increases in emerging
markets, corporations are faced with a
broader array of compliance issues in their
effort to transfer talent and expand operations
and must avoid temptations to circumvent
regulations or bureaucracy encountered in
emerging markets. This program provides
an overview of the challenges companies
face in developing effective and integrated
compliance programs adhering to FCPA
and local anti-corruption laws in an
effort to avoid exposure. The panel will
offer the perspectives of in-house counsel,
employment, corporate and immigration
attorneys on best practices to mitigate risks,
and will outline critical steps corporations
should follow to limit liability.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Immigration and Naturalization Law
Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Employment Law Committee,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chair & Speaker:
Michelle Jacobson, Fragomen, Del Rey,
Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Patrick Garcia, Parker Drilling,
Houston, TX (Invited)
Grant Petersen, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
Smoak, & Stewart, P.C., Tampa, FL
Salli Swartz, ArtusWise, Paris, France
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9:00 am – 10:30 am
Educating the Future
Transnational Lawyer: Models
of Legal Education and Legal
Scholarship in Latin America
Quebracho A
Rodrigo Correa Gonzalez, Dean,
Universidad Adolfo Ibáňez, Santiago, Chile
Verónica Sandler, Universidad Argentina
de la Empresa (UADE), Buenos Aires,
Argentina
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Legal Education and
Specialist Certification
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Law Student, LL.M., and New Lawyer
Outreach Committee, Mexico Committee,
Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network (SIN),
Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chair:
William P. Johnson, Saint Louis
University, St. Louis, MO
Program Chair & Moderator:
Diane Edelman, Villanova University
School of Law, Villanova, PA
Speakers:
Alfredo Attie, Jr., Supreme Court, São
Paulo, Brazil
Paulo Brancher, Barretto Ferreira e
Brancher – Sociedade de Advogados (BKBG)
& Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São
Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE;
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
One of the few positive outcomes of the
global economic recession has been an
opportunity for increased global anticorruption enforcement, with many
countries’
populations
becomingly
increasingly dissatisfied with government
corruption and calling for reform. At
the same time, many Latin American
economies have experienced faster-thanaverage recoveries from the recession, and
quickly growing markets in these countries
could pose increased risks for corruption.
This panel will address the increased
cooperation among global enforcement
agencies, especially in the years since the
recession began, with a focus on renewed
efforts at collaboration between U.S.
enforcement agencies and those in South
America, including Argentina, Brazil
and Mexico.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
The model for training and educating
tomorrow’s lawyers used in Latin America is
in many ways fundamentally different from
the model used in the United States. Yet,
as the legal profession experiences a major
change, so too must the academy change
and grow with it, in order to better prepare
today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.
In this program, experts in legal education
from various jurisdictions in Latin America
and from the United States will discuss and
debate the advantages and disadvantages of
different models of legal education in use in
the Americas. The moderators will facilitate
a spirited discussion and will include voices
from the audience in the conversation, so
that educators and practitioners from Latin
America and the United States can learn
from one another.
Pacara A
Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement
Efforts in the Post-Recession
World: Latin America and Beyond
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Trade Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Corporate Counsel Forum,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Mexico Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Daniel Pickard, Wiley Rein, Washington, DC
Speakers:
Guillermo Jorge, Guillermo Jorge &
Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Roberto Silva, SAPA Aluminum Brasil,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
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9:00 am – 10:30 am
Quebracho B
LATAM Investments Reviewed:
Keep Your Friends Close and
Your Enemies Closer
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
During the last decade, major investors
from and into Latin America have come
under boosted scrutiny from governments
based on a growing perception that they
have been excessively reducing their
global effective tax rates. What has been
done in response to that perception?
These governments have strengthened
their treaty networks and introduced or
refined domestic rules. Investors now face
increasing challenges to tax planning from
controlled foreign corporation, transfer
pricing, thin capitalization and upstream
taxation rules. This program will focus on
recent developments in Argentina, Brazil,
Mexico and Colombia as well as important
court decisions to counter base erosion
and international tax planning, and their
practical impact on international trade and
inbound and outbound transactions and
planning in the region.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Tax Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Corporate Counsel Forum,
International Financial Products & Services
Committee, International M&A and Joint
Venture Committee, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee, Mexico Committee
9:00 am – 10:30 amJacaranda
The Uruguay-Argentina Paper Mill
Dispute: A River Runs Through It
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
Since 2005, Uruguay and Argentina
have been embroiled in a dispute over
Uruguay’s authorization of construction
of pulp and paper mills on the Uruguay
River that defines the border between
the two countries. Argentina’s concerns
about pollution from the operations led to
heated debates and road blockades when
diplomatic efforts failed to produce results.
The dispute was brought before both the
International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the
Mercosur Tribunal. The panelists will detail
the positions of Argentina, Uruguay, the
local populace and the paper mill as they
discuss arguments made before the ICJ. In
addition, the panel will discuss the impact
of the ICJ and Mercosur rulings on current
activities in the two disputing countries.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Environmental Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz, Mattos Filho,
Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
International Courts Committee,
International Investment and Development
Committee, Latin American and Caribbean
Committee, Law Student, LL.M., and New
Lawyer Outreach Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Program Chairs:
Program Chair:
Manuel Benites, Perez Alati, Grondona,
Benites, Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Alex Fischer, Carey y Cía. Ltda,
Santiago, Chile
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Flavio Mifano, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho,
Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Juan Guillermo Ruiz, Posse Herrera Ruiz,
Bogotá, Colombia
Guillermo Villaseñor Tadeo, Sánchez
Devanny Eseverri, Mexico City, Mexico
Alicia Cate, U.S. Department of State,
Washington, DC
Renee Martin-Nagle, Environmental Law
Institute, Washington, DC
Moderator:
Fatima Ahmad, AZI Consulting, Inc.,
Oakton, VA
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Speakers:
Lilian del Castillo Laborde, University of
Buenos Aires School of Law, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga, Castello,
Jiménez de Aréchaga & Robaina Abogados,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Dr. Diego Rodriguez, M’Bigua
Foundation, Paraná, Argentina
9:00 am – 10:30 amAlerce
HUMAN RIGHTS;
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
With the recent development and adoption
of guidelines and standards of conduct
regulating business conduct with respect
to human trafficking, labor rights,
privacy, etc., including UN Guidelines,
it is clear that the rules are changing for
multinational corporations operating in
disparate jurisdictions. The panel will
present and clarify this new order of business
responsibility and conduct, the risks and the
best practices for dealing with the current
business and regulatory environment.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Corporate Counsel Forum
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee,
International Ethics Committee,
International Human Rights Committee,
International Trade Committee, Latin
American and Caribbean Committee,
Transnational Legal Practice Committee,
UN & International Organizations
Committee
Program Chair:
William Black, Montserrat Solar, Inc.,
Coto de Caza, CA
Program Chair & Moderator:
Catherine Vernon, Retired General
Counsel, Formica Corporation, Sarasota, FL
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John Folks, General Counsel, The
Ruhrpumpen Group of Companies,
Tulsa, OK (Invited)
Nuria Gonzalez, Novartis Argentina,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lelia Mooney, Partners for Democtratic
Change, Washington, DC
Gerardo Noto, Democratic Governance
Team Leader, Regional Bureau for Latin
America & Caribbean, United Nations
Development Program, New York, NY
Elizabeth Turchi, United Nations Legal
Officer, The Hague, The Netherlands
10:30 am – 11:00 am 5th Floor Foyer
Networking Break
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Being the Good Global Corporate
Citizen: Dealing with the
Current Business Guidelines
and Standards of Conduct for
Multinational Corporations
Speaker:
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Alerce
Closing Courts Down: Residual
Mechanisms and the After-Life of
International Criminal Courts
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
A variety of criminal courts established over
the past 25 years adjudicated violations of
international law. These courts include
the International Criminal Tribunal for
Yugoslavia, the International Criminal
Tribunal for Rwanda, and ‘hybrid courts’
such as the Special Court for Sierra Leone,
the Criminal Panels of the District Court
of Dili, the ‘Regulation 64’ Panels in
Kosovo, and the Extraordinary Chambers
in the Courts of Cambodia. In 2013, the
Special Court for Sierra Leone completed
its judicial mandate following the appeals
judgment in the Charles Taylor case. With
the primary work of the court done, issues
remain including: preservation of evidence
and archival of materials; potential requests
for pardon or commutation of sentences,
and ongoing issues of witness protection.
This panel will discuss residual issues and
the lessons which may be applied to other
criminal tribunals as they complete their
mandates, as well as ethical issues regarding
the temporary nature of the courts, the long-
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
term legacy of international justice, and
ethical obligations of attorneys appearing
before courts that disappear.
basics of an acquisition in the United States
from each lawyer’s perspective.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Courts Committee
International M&A and Joint Venture
Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Africa Committee, International Criminal
Law Committee, International Judicial
Affairs Committee, UN & International
Organizations Committee
Program Chairs & Moderators:
Viren Mascarenhas, King & Spalding,
New York, NY
Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law
School, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
International Financial Products &
Services Committee
Program Chair:
Jeffrey Kerbel, Bennett Jones LLP,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Program Chair & Moderator:
Saúl Feilbogen, Vitale, Manoff &
Feilbogen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Meriam Alrashid, Crowell and Moring,
London, United Kingdom
Bongani C. Majola, United Nations
International Criminal Tribunal for
Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
Herman von Hebel, International
Criminal Court, The Hague,
The Netherlands
Peter A. Baumgaertner, Pillsbury
Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP,
New York, NY
Joshua R. Cammaker, Wachtell, Lipton,
Rosen & Katz, New York, NY
Guy P. Lander, Carter Ledyard & Milburn
LLP, New York, NY
Andrew Josh Markus, Carlton Fields
Jorden Burt, Miami, FL
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am – 12:30 pmJacaranda
Quebracho B
Key Drivers for Latin American
Investing in United States
Public Companies
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Remedies For Technology Venture
Capitalists in Latin America:
An Uncharted Journey
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
Globalization
creates
threats
and
opportunities for businesses. Latin
American investment in United States
public companies is increasing and investors
need legal advice to make their investments
successful. This program will highlight the
basics that investor’s counsel need to be
aware of when making an investment in
the States. The panel will explore section
13 D filings, insider trading rules, short
swing sales, HSR and CFIUS filings, when
investors have to make a tender offer and
other issues they face domestically in Latin
America in making the investment. The
program will have U.S. lawyers and Latin
American lawyers and will go through the
Is venture capital technology investment
in Latin American (Latam) a potential
diamond mine, or a minefield? Growth
in the technology sectors in the Mercosur
region has truly exploded in recent years.
But the technology industry is largely
undiscovered territory to many Latam
judges, and the pace of judicial resolution
is often slow. Alternative dispute resolution
mechanisms exist, but enforcement of
awards is untested in many jurisdictions.
This interactive panel will analyze potential
remedies for VC’s in the Latam technology
sector, exploring enforcement of provisional
and permanent remedies; civil and criminal
jurisdiction; Bitcoin usage in Latam
investment; the impact of government
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regulation; and the availability of insurance
and contractual protections for investors.
contradictory regulatory issues company
may face in conducting a global business.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Litigation Committee
International Trade Committee
International Arbitration Committee, Latin
American and Caribbean Committee,
Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security
Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Speakers:
Andres Egana, Philippi, Yrarrazaval,
Pulido & Brunner LTDA, Santiago, Chile
Adriana Pallis, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e
Opice Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Manuel Tanoira, Tanoira Cassagne,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela, Brigard &
Urrutia, Bogotá, Colombia
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Taming the Hydra: The Role
of Corporate Counsel in InterJurisdictional Legal Issues
Pacara A
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
In a world of extensive global trade, in-house
counsel for multinational corporations must
juggle a wide range of complex regulatory
issues across multiple jurisdictions that
might impact the ability of their company
to do business. In-house counsel must
wrestle with a vast array of regulatory issues
in jurisdictions around the world related to
anti-trust matters, corporate compliance,
government procurement, environmental
law and customs issues. In-house counsel
must also interact with governments, and
with legal counsel in countries around
the world. This program examines the
challenges faced by in-house counsel and
provides insights into the relationships
built with government institutions and
outside counsel to assist in balancing the
many varied, competing, and sometimes
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Program Chair & Moderator:
Geoffrey Kubrick, McMillan LLP,
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Speakers:
Roberto Silva, The Sapa Group,
São Paulo, Brazil
Martin Malvarez, The Techint Group,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariela Inés Melhem, Mitrani Caballero
Ojam & Ruiz Moreno Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Kenneth Rashbaum, Barton LLP,
New York, NY
International Procurement Committee
Quebracho A
The Right to be Forgotten in
Latin America: Legislation,
Cases in Law and Trends
HUMAN RIGHTS
The new tools and Internet sites originate
new levels of indiscretion and new nuances
for life in society. Within this context the
so called right to be forgotten, may be
understood as the right of individuals to
have their data no longer processed, and
deleted when they are no longer needed for
legitimate purposes. However, this right
has been applied differently throughout the
world. The panel will discuss this important
subject with a special application to Latin
America. The panel will explore the issues
faced by the different legal systems, such
as privacy and freedom of speech from
the European Union, Latin America and
U.S. perspective. The panel will discuss
enforcement of remedies; the liability of
ISPs; jurisdiction; and the various laws
governing the issue.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Privacy, E-Commerce & Data
Security Committee
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Program Chair & Moderator:
Renato Opice Blum, Opice Blum, Bruno,
Abrusio e Vainzof, São Paulo, Brazil
Program Chair & Speaker:
Juliana Abrusio, Opice Blum, Bruno,
Abrusio e Vainzof, São Paulo, Brazil
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Speakers:
Cédric Laurant, Dumont Bergman Bider
& Co., Mexico City, Mexico
Thaisa Thamm, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Irene Velandia Rodríguez, Brigard &
Urrutia, Bogotá, Colombia
Erick Iriarte Ahón, Iriarte e Asociados,
Lima, Peru
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacara B
We Can’t Stop the Fire!: Impact
of Environmental and Social
Aspects on Current Investment
and Financing Opportunities
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee,
International Investment and Development
Committee, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair:
Guillermo Malm Green, Brons & Salas,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Moderator:
Angeles Murgier, Brons & Salas,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Mariale Alvarez, The Nature Conservancy,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
André de Almeida, Almeida Advogados,
São Paulo, Brazil
Jessica A. Springsteen, Clifford Chance
LLP, Washington, DC
Rafael Vergara, Carey y Cía. Ltda.,
Santiago, Chile
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE;
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
This program will address the impact
of environmental and social matters on
merger and acquisition transactions, and
on investment and financing in Latin
American countries and in other countries
around the globe. Several projects and
investments have been mostly driven or
impacted by environmental regulations,
NGOs, social pressure, native communities
and media throughout the world over the
past decade. Decision makers are taking
a deep look at social and environmental
aspects upon evaluating investment
decisions and priorities. This program
will address different aspects related to
this situation, including: identification of
key players; challenges; social pressure;
blackmailing; compliance and ethics
regulations; possibilities and alternatives to
reduce and prevent risks; whatamong other
sequator principles.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Environmental Law Committee
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12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
Luncheon with the Secretary
General of the Organization
of American States, Mr.
José Miguel Insulza
Ticketed Event—$75
Proudly Sponsored by:
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Adoption/Re-Homing of
Children and Human Rights
Pacara A
HUMAN RIGHTS
International and domestic adoptions
around the globe. How do children become
adopted? Are their interests safeguarded?
How can we stop re-homing abuses, child
neglect, exploitation and trafficking? What
mechanisms are there in place to assist
adopting families? Can we learn from other
countries? To what extent do nations and
agencies within nations cooperate? This
program examines what can and does
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
José Miguel Insulza has
been the Secretary
General
of
the
Organization
of
American States for
almost a decade. At the
beginning of his first
five-year term as Secretary General, he
pledged to strengthen the Organization’s
“political relevance and its capacity for
action.” A lawyer by profession, he has a
law degree from the University of Chile,
did postgraduate studies at the Latin
American Social Sciences Faculty, and
has a master’s in political science from the
University of Michigan. This Chilean
politician also has an accomplished
record of public service in his country.In
the early 1970s, Mr. Insulza played an
active role in Salvador Allende’s Popular
Unity government and, following the
coup that brought General Augusto
Pinochet into power, he went into exile
for 15 years, first in Rome (1974-1980)
and then in Mexico (1981-1988). Mr.
Insulza was able to return to Chile in
early 1988 and joined the Coalition of
Parties for Democracy, the coalition that
won the plebiscite against the Pinochet
regime in October of that year. He has
held numerous high-level posts in several
Coalition governments. During the
administration of President Patricio
Aylwin, Mr. Insulza served as Chilean
Ambassador
for
International
Cooperation, Director of Multilateral
Economic Affairs at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Vice President of the
International Cooperation Agency.
Under the administration of President
Eduardo Frei (1994), Mr. Insulza was
named Under-Secretary of Foreign
Affairs and was afterwards appointed
Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1999 he
became Minister Secretary General of
the Presidency and in March 2000,
under President Ricardo Lagos, he was
appointed as Minister of the Interior.
When leaving that post in May 2005, he
had served as a government minister for
more than a decade, the longest
continuous tenure for a minister in
Chilean history.
happen when structures are not in place to
safeguard the interests of children and what
we can all do about it.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Family Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Immigration and Naturalization Law
Committee, International Human
Rights Committee
Program Chair:
Marguerite Smith, Flexx Law, PS,
Seattle, WA
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Program Chair & Moderator:
Leticia Kabusacki, Harari and Kabusacki,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Speakers:
Howard Davidson, ABA Center for
Children and the Law, Washington, DC
(Invited)
Marisa Herrera, Universidad de Buenos
Aires, School of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Adriana N. Krasnow, Universidad
Nacional de Rosario, School of Law,
Santa Fe, Argentina
Nieve Rubaja, Universidad de Buenos Aires,
School of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmJacaranda
Do it the American Way: The Rise
of Plea Bargaining, Leniency
Agreements & Criminal Settlements
in Civil Law Jurisdictions
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
Until recently, rules of criminal procedure
in most civil law countries provided very
limited possibilities for settlements or
prohibited them altogether. Criminal
law had to be governed by principle and
settlements were therefore unsuitable.
The situation has changed or is a matter
of public debate in many countries due
to the influence of other fields of the
law, common law jurisdictions, budget
restrictions, the need for a speedy and
efficient justice system and enforcement
by international organizations. Qualified
practitioners from civil law countries with
an extensive understanding of common law
systems will discuss how settlements have
become or are likely to become a trend in
their jurisdiction, how this has changed
their practice, the roles of Prosecutors and
investigating magistrates, disclosure issues,
victim compensation and provide insights
on how the shift is likely to impact crossborder criminal matters.
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Criminal Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Europe Committee, International AntiCorruption Committee, International
Anti-Money Laundering Committee,
International Litigation Committee
Program Chair:
Stéphane de Navacelle, Navacelle Avocats,
Paris, France
Program Chair & Speaker:
Clémentine Duverne, White & Case,
Paris, France
Moderator:
Vânia Costa Ramos, Carlos Pinto de Abreu
e Assoiados, Lisboa, Portugal
Speakers:
Federico Busatta, Gianni, Origoni,
Grippo, Capelli & Partners, Milan, Italy
Frederico Ramos, Universidad de
Buenos Aires, School of Law, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Fabiola Emilin Rodrigues, Demarest
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Quebracho A
Environmental Developments After
Macondo: An African Perspective
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL;
HUMAN RIGHTS
This program will focus on the Macondo
blowout incident from 2010, which brought
about significant changes in environmental
regulations and aimed at ensuring safety of
oil and gas operations in certain African
countries. Repercussions from the disaster
effected several African countries, and
new statutes and security measures were
implemented at a time when geological
and geographical developments had created
high return opportunities, with an even
higher degree of risk. Drilling to even
deeper geological horizons and production
in environmentally sensitive areas warrants
special attention to environmental
compliance and creates the need for new,
more sophisticated approaches to risk
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management. Join us for a discussion of the
past and best practices for the future.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Africa Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Tax Committee
Africa Committee, Transnational Legal
Practice Committee
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee, International Environmental
Law Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Program Chair & Speaker:
Moderator:
Ricardo Silva, Miranda Law Firm,
Lisbon, Portugal
David Rosenbloom, NYU School of Law,
New York, NY
Moderator:
Speakers:
Speaker:
Roland Abeng, Abeng Law Firm,
Douala, Cameroon
Clarissa Querasian, Statoil, Oslo, Norway
(Invited)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmAlerce
International Tax Planning
in Emerging Countries
M&A / FINANCE / TAX
As the marketplace becomes increasingly
globalized, economic players in more and
more countries ask their governments to
lower the barriers that hinder international
trade. One of the biggest barriers arises
from taxation imposed on that trade.
Besides obvious forms of cross border taxes,
international businesses are very often faced
with strains resulting from double taxation
of the revenue generated in different
countries. To counter this problem, states
have concluded many treaties designed to
avoid two countries from fully taxing the
same stream of income. However, many
parts of the world have not yet negotiated
such an elaborate network of agreements
on taxation. This program will explore the
opportunities for tax planning in emerging
markets, while highlighting the complexities
and pitfalls that need to be kept in mind
while also focusing on international tax law
practices in such countries.
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Festus Akunobera, ABMAK Advocates,
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Pedro Paraguay, NautaDutilh,
Amersterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Quebracho B
NAFTA, Mercosur and CAFTA:
Should They Merge into One
Hemispheric Free Trade Agreement
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Fernando L. Brunelli, Alliani & Bruzzon
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nikolas De Bremaeker, Coolidge & Graves
PLLC, Miami, FL
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
The trade agreement known as Mercosur
is an influential and important agreement
affecting trade within Latin America.
NAFTA is its counterpart for North
American countries while CAFTA-DR is
a free trade agreement that includes most
Central American countries. Together they
represent a large amount of the world’s
trade and commerce. Given the failure
of the World Trade Organization to be
able to produce successful multilateral
trade agreements among all their member
countries, an alliance between these three
powerful regional trading regimes could be
a significant event creating a strong Western
hemispheric trading block with great
influence. The factors that might facilitate
such an agreement and the obstacles it
may face will be discussed by prominent
attorneys from the region.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Mexico Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Customs Law Committee, International
Trade Committee
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Program Chair:
Ernesto Velarde Danache, Velarde
Danache, Mexico City, Mexico
Program Chair & Moderator:
Les Glick, Porter Wright, Washington, DC
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Speakers:
Gilberto Ayres Moreira, Ayres Ribiero
Abogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Laura Lavia, M. & M. Bomchil Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dominique Babin, BCF, Montreal,
QC, Canada
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pacara B
Navigating Antitrust Laws in Product
Distribution in Latin America
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
The continued strengthening of the global
economy will provide manufacturers
with increased opportunities for product
distribution in Latin America. This
program will consider how distribution
can be managed in Central and South
America through the effective use of
vertical restraints without violating the
law. The speakers will review the law in
Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile,
focusing on resale price maintenance,
territorial restrictions, exclusive dealing
requirements, tying arrangements and
limitations on internet selling. The panel
will also address recent developments such
as the Chilean draft Guidelines on Vertical
Restraints and recent action against SKF
in Brazil for unlawful minimum resale
price maintenance.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Networking Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmAlerce
Voting Rights for Indigenous
People in the Americas
HUMAN RIGHTS
The Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and the United Nations
International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights guarantee the right to take
part in the government of one’s country
through periodic and genuine elections
and to vote and to be elected. Concepts of
adequate representation are significant to
the representation of peoples who have faced
barriers to voting. This panel will consider
the inclusiveness of indigenous peoples and
ethnic minorities in the Americas and the
protection of indigenous cultural traditions,
customs and institutions. The panel will
also recommend steps that must be taken to
provide the internationally guaranteed right
to vote including registration, access, voter
education, traditional and modern modes
of voting, and international standards as
applied to indigenous populations.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Judicial Affairs Committee
Co-Sponsoring:
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution
Program Chair:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Thomas Collin, Thompson Hine,
Cleveland, OH
Speakers:
5th Floor Foyer
Task Force on International Elections
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Amílcar Peredo, Basham, Ringe y Correa,
S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Mariela del Carmen Caparrós, Wiener •
Sotos • Caparrós, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Priscilla Brolio Goncalves, Vella Pugliese
Buosi Guidoni Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Jose Miguel Huerta, Claro y Cia,
Santiago, Chile
Chad Vickery, IFES, Washington, DC
John Hardin (Jack) Young, Sandler, Reiff,
Young & Lamb, P.C., Washington, DC
Speakers:
Maria Del Carmen Alanis Figueroa,
Federal Election Tribunal,
Mexico City, Mexico
Gerardo De Icaza, OAS, Washington, DC
(Invited)
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4:30 pm – 6:00 pmJacaranda
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
Recent discoveries and developments in
unconventional and conventional fields
have brought a revolutionary boom to the
oil and gas industry and the potential to
reposition the Americas as the dominant
force in the world energy market.
Argentina is revitalizing its domestic energy
production. Mexico similarly is promoting
its attractiveness to stimulate exploration
and development of its unconventional
hydrocarbons and Brazil’s subsalt fields may
become the golden frontier for profitable
projects. Just as the new frontier brings
potential opportunities, it also brings legal
risks. Experts who are active in the region,
will share their insights and experiences
in this fast-growing industry addressing
important legal issues, including the
treatment of foreign investments, regulatory
issues of international tender bids, bilateral
tax treaties, optimal financing structures,
and risk management strategies to mitigate
uncertainties in the political, legal, and
regulatory landscapes.
Businesses and their counsel increasingly
rely on mediation either in combination
with arbitration or as an alternative, as it has
proven to be an efficient and economical
path for resolving complex international
business disputes. However, despite
mediation’s substantial gain in popularity
in North America and parts of Western
Europe, there are still corporate and legal
cultures where it is not widely accepted.
This lively and interactive panel will
examine the use of mediation for private,
international commercial disputes across
borders and explore strategies, through a
mock negotiation, for convincing a resistant
counter-party to come to the mediation
table and how to achieve a successful result.
Below the Surface: Drilling Deep in
Law and Regulation to Reach the
Americas’ New Energy Frontier
Pacara B
Convincing Reluctant Counterparties
to Mediate International B2B
Disputes Across Borders
International Mediation Committee
Program Chairs:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Ethan Berghoff, Baker & McKenzie,
Chicago, IL
Calliope Sudborough, ICC International
Centre for ADR, Paris, France
Program Chair & Moderator:
Alexander Blumrosen, Bernard-HertzBejot, Paris, France
International Energy & Natural Resources
Committee
Saúl Feilbogen, Vitale, Manoff &
Feilbogen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Alexandre Bittencourt Calmon, Veirano
Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gordon Chmilar, Gowlings, Calgary,
AB, Canada
Giji John, Andrews Kurth LLP,
Houston, TX
Ernesto Velarde Danache, Ernesto
Velarde-Danache, INC., Bownsville, TX
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Moderator:
Speakers:
Santiago Capparelli, Baker & McKenzie,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maria Marta Di Lello, VALE, Buenos
Aires, Argentina
Birgit Sambeth Glasner, Altenburger,
Geneva, Switzerland
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Quebracho A
Doing your Due Diligence Deals
with International Players
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
M&A / FINANCE / TAX;
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
This program will be a forum for due
diligence in a mergers and acquisitions
context where cross-border regulatory
compliance issues arise. This expert
panel discussion will be facilitated and
coordinated by a moderator, a seasoned
deal attorney, who will conduct interviews
of each member on the panel. Through
their responses to a series of questions, each
panelist will provide targeted advice on due
diligence steps that companies should take
to ensure compliance with the described
laws. Audience members will be invited
to submit real-time questions either by
audience microphone or by text message.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Trade Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Customs Law Committee, Export Controls
and Economic Sanctions Committee,
International Antitrust Law Committee,
International Environmental
Law Committee
Program Chair & Speaker:
Cortney O’Toole Morgan, Husch
Blackwell LLP, Washington, DC
Moderator:
Randall Hanson, Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice, LLP, Greensboro, NC
Speakers:
Quebracho B
Kicking Older Lawyers Out:
Mandatory Retirement Policies
in the Legal Profession
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
Too old or too over the hill to practice
law? Many firms in the U.S., Canada,
Europe and Latin America believe so and
have instituted mandatory retirement ages,
and/or measures designed to reduced the
importance and compensation of aging
partnerss, so as to encourage them to leave
the firm, as well as prohibiting those partners
from ‘competing’ with the firm after they
are kicked onto the street. Although several
U.S. bar associations have declared policies
against mandatory retirement policies for
partners, such policies are not illegal under
U.S. law nor under the laws of the various
jurisdictions which will be discussed.This
panel will discuss the retirement policies
of selected large firms in the various
jurisdictions and consider the issues raised.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network (SIN)
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Employment Law Committee,
International Law Practice Management
Forum, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair:
Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Program Chair & Moderator:
Carol Mates, Attorney, Washington, DC
Marcelo A. den Toom, M. & M. Bomchil
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Laura El-Sabaawi, Wiley Rein LLP,
Washington, DC
David Hackett, Baker & McKenzie,
Chicago, IL
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4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Speakers:
Jeff Barnes, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Esther Donio Bellegarde Nunes, Pinheiro
Neto Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
James P. Duffy III, Berg and Duffy, LLP,
Manhasset, NY
Alfredo Rovira, Brons & Salas Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pacara A
Growing Pains of Latin American
Antitrust Enforcement: How
National Agencies are Moving Away
From U.S. and EU Models While
Enhancing Regional Cooperation
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
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International Antitrust Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Latin American and Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Michael Byowitz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen
& Katz, New York, NY
Program Chair & Speaker:
Alfredo M. O’Farrell, Marval, O’Farrell
& Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
Andrea Butelmann, Universidad Alberto
Hurtado & Former Judge Competition
Tribunal, Santiago, Chile
Mauricio Jaramillo-Campuzano, Gomez
Pinzón-Zuleta, Bogotá, Colombia
Amilcar Peredo, Basham, Ringe y Correa,
S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Barbara Rosenberg, Barbosa Müssnich &
Aragao, São Paulo, Brazil
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Companies
increasingly
need
to
address multi-jurisdictional and private
enforcement of Latin American competition
laws. This panel – featuring leading
antitrust practitioners from Argentina,
Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, will
consider how Latin America is moving
beyond U.S. and EU influence, reviewing
important achievements and challenges
to be faced. The panel will focus on the
current status of antitrust enforcement in
Latin America as well as the similarities and
differences among the national enforcers.
Key issues to be addressed include:
Heightened enforcement against cartels;
the current upsurge of dominance cases;
regional coordination and cooperation
with EU and U.S. authorities; and private
damages actions.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reception at Palacio Paz
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Av Santa Fe 702, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Proudly Sponsored by:
One of the private mansions in Buenos Aires, this event will bring you back in time to the
early 1900s; a time of belle époque and tango. Join us for an evening you will not forget!
One ticket per person is included for meeting attendees who have registered for the entire
conference as part of your Fall Meeting registration fee. Heavy hors d’oeuvres & drinks will be
served. Transportation Provided.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 5th Floor Meeting Desk
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 5th Floor Floyer
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast &
Committee Breakfast Meetings
Sponsored by:
environment and lack of consultation
of historically marginalized indigenous
groups and affected communities. In
order to address this, the United Nations
established the UNGPs, which assert the
state’s duty to protect human rights, the
corporate responsibility to respect human
rights, and the need for greater access to
remedy for victims of business-related
abuses. This panel will address the issues
of implementation, effectiveness and best
practices to in-house experience that offer
opportunities for company-civil societycommunity engagement and consultation
and what regulatory remedies are successful
that contribute to fostering and upholding
the rule of law.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Canada Committee, Corporate Social
Responsibility Committee, Diversity
Committee, International Energy &
Natural Resources Committee, International
Environmental Law Committee, Latin
American and Caribbean Committee, UN
& International Organizations Committee,
ABA Task Force on Sustainability
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Join us for business meetings of many
of ABA International’s committees (“the
engines of the Section”). Learn about
committee activities and opportunities
to become more active in the Section.
If you have any questions about
planning for this event, please contact
Jonathan Lewis at [email protected]
americanbar.org.
A selection of pastries, coldcuts, cheese,
scrambled eggs, bacon, juices, coffee & tea
will be provided.
Program Chairs & Moderators:
Lelia Mooney, Partners for Democtratic
Change, Washington, DC
Salli Swartz, ArtusWise, Paris, France
Speakers:
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Quebracho B
Business and Human Rights:
A Troubled but Healing Relationship?
Implementation, Effectiveness
and Sustainable CompanyCommunity Engagement
HUMAN RIGHTS
Extractive industries have thrived in Latin
America, Africa and Asia driven by rising
global commodity prices and foreign direct
investment. This has often taken place
within contexts of weak governance and
rule of law, instigating or perpetuating
violations of human rights, threats to the
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Mariana Ardizzone, Maciel, Norman &
Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan Arocena, Rattagan, Macchiavello,
Arocena & Peña Robirosa,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pedro Aylwin, Geopark,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lee A. DeHihns, Alston & Bird LLP,
Atlanta, GA
Nelly Pazó León, BHP Billiton,
Santiago, Chile
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
9:00 am – 10:30 amAlerce
9:00 am – 10:30 am
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
REGIONAL ISSUES / ENVIRONMENTAL
The panel will discuss the arbitration
side of obtaining discovery (document
production and depositions) in the United
States which has been reignited by the
11th Circuit’s 2012 decision holding
that the statute is applicable to discovery
for foreign commercial arbitrations
(contrary to prior rulings by the 2nd and
5th Circuits) and remains an interesting
potential option notwithstanding the 11th
Circuit’s recent substitution of its decision
with a new opinion. A panelist from the
11th Circuit will start the discussion with
an update on the status in the U.S. Then
other panelists will discuss the impact (if
any) for international arbitrations in light
of their own experiences, and will engage
with audience members regarding their
experiences and opinions on the topic.
The Americas is without any doubt one of
the most important and powerful regions
in economic, political, and social terms.
Two former presidents of Argentina and
Uruguay, as well as the current Secretary
General of the Organization of American
States, will discuss rule of law and regional
integration issues. This truly stellar panel
will be open to addressing all internationally
related questions on a 100% open agenda.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
International Arbitration and
Discovery 10 years after Intel v. AMD
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Arbitration Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Kirstin Dodge, Homburger,
Zurich, Switzerland
Speakers:
Marielle Koppenol-Laforce, Houthoff
Buruma & Leiden University, Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
Alexander Blumrosen, Bernard-HertzBejot, Paris, France
Glenn Hendrix, Arnall Golden Gregory
LLP, Atlanta, GA
Ignacio Zapiola, Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Hamilton LLP, New York, NY
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Pacara A
A Conversation with Hemispheric
and Regional Leaders
Program Chair:
Marcelo Bombau, M. & M. Bomchil
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Moderator:
M. Cristina Cárdenas, Astigarraga Davis,
Miami, FL
Speakers:
Fernando de la Rúa, Former President of
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Invited)
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General,
Organization of American States,
Washington, DC
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Future of Asylum
Systems in Latin America
Quebracho A
HUMAN RIGHTS
There are 377,100 refugees currently living
in Latin America. The year 2014 notably
marks the 30th Anniversary of the Cartagena
Declaration, an agreement between Latin
American states that was formulated to
include a range of detailed commitments
to peace, democratization, regional security
and economic co-operation and which
broadened the definition of a refugee. Latin
American refugee experts will discuss the
current status and future of various asylum
systems in Latin America, highlighting
the need for a regional approach to asylum
processes. Voices and stories will be brought
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to the discussion through the use of video
and other multimedia approaches.For every
refugee, the refugee status determination
(RSD) process is a necessary hurdle for a
new beginning. Despite its importance,
RSD practices vary across nations and
RSD decision-makers. The panel will
address topics such as: Fora and time period
for accessing RSD; the right of access to
information; the right to appeal; accelerated
proceedings for RSD; and the role of civil
society in improving asylum systems.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Refugee Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Human Rights Committee,
International Pro Bono Committee, Latin
American and Caribbean Committee
Program Chair:
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Commercial Transactions,
Franchising and Distribution
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Trade Committee, Latin
American and Caribbean Committee
Program Chairs & Moderators:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Galya Ruffer, Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL
Michael Daigle, Cheng Cohen LLC,
Chicago, IL
William P. Johnson, Saint Louis
University, St. Louis, MO
Speakers:
Speakers:
Gloria Maklouf, Asociación de Consultores
y Asesores Internacionales (ACAI),
San Jose, Costa Rica
Diego Morales, Centro de Estudios Legales
y Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nancy Perez, Sin Fronteras (IAP),
Mexico City, Mexico
Karina Sarmiento, Asylum Access Ecuador,
Quito, Equador
9:00 am – 10:30 amJacaranda
The Hidden Traps of Foreign
Sales Intermediaries
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
One of the fundamental business objectives
for any company selling a product is
to get that product to market, and to
do so efficiently and effectively while
minimizing risk. When the market is
a foreign market and the business uses
an independent intermediary, naturally
the business faces additional issues and
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Santiago Concha, Pinilla Gonzalez &
Prieto Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
Adrian Lucio Furman, M. & M. Bomchil
Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Undoing Business in Latin
America: Rule of Law and
the Informal Economy
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Joseph Hansen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
LLP, San Francisco, CA
risks that have to be navigated. Due to
peculiar aspects of local laws protecting
sales intermediaries, unexpected risks with
serious consequences routinely materialize
and the business will face significant, and
sometimes unpredictable, issues relating
to management of the foreign sales
intermediary. This program brings together
experienced business lawyers from the
United States and key jurisdictions in Latin
America to identify and explore the most
pressing issues that arise from use of sales
intermediaries in Latin America.
Pacara B
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE;
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
Rule of law programs aimed at strengthening
legal institutions in developing countries
capture only one segment of the business
community—the formal segment.The
informal economy—often referred to as
the gray market—is often left behind. New
‘formalization’ programs have attempted
to bring informal enterprises into the legal
fold but have thus far been unsuccessful.
The panelists will present their research
on rule of law and the informal economy
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in Latin America using case studies of the
Colombian gray market, including an
analysis of the newly enacted formalization
law in Colombia.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Human Rights Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Africa Committee, NGO and Not-for-Profit
Organizations Committee
Program Chairs:
Joseph Federici, American University of
Afghanistan, Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
Elizabeth Turchi, International Human
Rights Committee, The Hague, South
Holland, The Netherlands
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Speakers:
Marisa Fassi, Unviersità Degli Studi di
Milano, Milan, Milan, Italy
Kevin Fandl, Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA
Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, University of
Lund, Lund, Sweden
Gonzalo Smith, Vice President & General
Counsel for Latin America, Wal-Mart Stores,
Inc., Fayetteville, AR
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Transnational Legal Practice Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Foreign Legal Consultant Committee,
International Corporate Counsel Forum,
International Law Practice Management
Forum, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Hermann Knott, Luther, Cologne, Germany
Program Chair:
Alfredo M. O’Farrell, Marval, O’Farrell
& Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
10:30 am – 11:00 am 5th Floor Foyer
Networking Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pmAlerce
El Sur se Pronuncia: What is the
Appropriate Level of Regional
Integration for the Legal
Practice in Latin America?
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
In the recent past, the tremendous
economic growth in parts of Latin America
has considerably raised demand for
sophisticated legal advice in this part of
the world. At the same time the number of
projects involving more than one country in
the region is also increasing. Does this mean
that clients request, and are in fact better
served by firms which are acting in a more
integrated manner across several countries
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or the operating on a regional basis? Or
is the local expertise better obtained by
working with multiple local firms? What
issues arise in operating across divergent
political-economic systems, whichever
model is chosen? What constraints do the
professional rules impose upon lawyers
working on a regional basis? Members of the
panel are experienced private practitioners
and senior in-house lawyers. They will
discuss their views on what level and form
of integration is appropriate and how these
can best be achieved.
Luis Miguel Briola Clement, Grupo
Bimbo, Mexico City, Mexico
Marcelo Freitas Pereira, CWTP Sociedade
de Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Lic Francisco Merino R., PepsiCo,
Mexico City, Mexico
Elita Pastorelo Ariaz, Banco Safra,
São Paulo, Brazil
Luis Pérez Delgado, Goodrich, Riquelme y
Asociados, Mexico City, Mexico
José Alejandro Torres, Posse Herrera Ruiz,
Bogotá, Colombia
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11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Quebracho A
Advances and Set-Backs in LGBT
Rights Around the World
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Quebracho B
OK, We Have to Observe the
FCPA...But That’s It, Isn’t It?
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
In 2010, Argentina became the first nation
in Latin America and the second in the
Americas to allow same-sex marriage on
a nationwide basis.The first half of this
program will review the constitutional
and legislative routes of same-sex marriage
and domestic partnerships around the
world. The second half of the program will
consider set-backs to marriage equality and
human rights in countries that have recently
enacted anti-gay legislation. In Russia, for
example, an anti-gay propaganda law was
enacted in 2013 to prohibit any public
support of gay rights. In Nigeria, a law
entered into effect in January 2014 to
impose hard imprisonment for entering into
a same-sex union, witnessing or attending
a same-sex marriage ceremony, or simply
attending a gay meeting. The program will
discuss the mixture of advances and setbacks in the framework of international
human rights and will also consider how
and whether activities by associations
outside the adversely-affected nations can
help the situation of LGBT persons in
those countries.
As has been documented as of late, companies
operating abroad are often confronted
with foreign anti-corruption laws that are
essentially unknown. The consequences
can be severe: multi-million dollar fines,
imprisonment, and reputational damage.
Unfortunately, many people—including
cross-border M&A attorneys—still equate
anti-corruption laws only with the FCPA
and the UK Anti-Bribery Act. Other anticorruption laws have been on countries’
books for years and there has been increased
focus on enforcing these laws. Companies
engaged in cross-border M&A need to
tailor their due diligence to minimize the
corruption risk in foreign jurisdictions. By
using a hypothetical, the panel will address
the impact of specific anti-bribery laws on
due diligence and post-closing activities in
cross-border M&A transactions. The panel
will also discuss what companies can do to
protect themselves against violation of anticorruption laws in day-to-day operations.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International M&A and Joint Venture
Committee, Latin American and Caribbean
Committee, Mexico Committee
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Issues Network (GIN)
Program Chair & Moderator:
Allin (Chip) Seward, Cabinet Seward,
Paris, France
Program Chair & Speaker:
Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law
School, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Joseph Smallhoover, Bryan Cave LLP,
Paris, France
Jessica Stern, International Gay and
Lesbian Human Rights Commission,
New York, NY
Anthony Winer, William Mitchell College
of Law, St. Paul, MN
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
HUMAN RIGHTS
Canada Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Program Chairs:
Alexander Jeglic, PPP Canada Inc.,
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Jeff Barnes, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Moderator:
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Bilzin Sumberg,
Miami, FL
Speakers:
Juliana Sa de Miranda, Tozzini Freire
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Jörg Rehder, Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte,
Frankfurt, Germany
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Norm Keith, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
Clara Vela, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
11:00 am – 12:30 pmJacaranda
Telecommunications and
Broadcasting Regulation in South
America: Are the Regulatory Systems
in Place Adequate in a Global Market?
Eduardo Bandera Quijano, Televisa,
Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico
Francisco Martín Gutiérrez, M. & M.
Bomchil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert G. Kidwell, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris
Glovsky and Popeo PC, Washington, DC
Marcio Dias Soares, Mattos Filho, Veiga
Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São
Paulo, Brazil (Invited)
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Over the past few years, U.S. networks
have started to develop content for the
Latin American market and media
companies in Latin America are exporting
their own content throughout the world.
Increasingly, content is being delivered
over telecommunications networks (mobile
and broadband Internet), often by state
sanctioned companies or companies with
significant presence in the market.In many
countries, governments seek to assert
control over the broadcasting sector but not
the telecommunications sector. Drawing
on the experience in other jurisdictions,
including Canada, the U.S. and the
European Union, this panel will look
at whether the telecommunications and
broadcasting regulatory systems in place in
Mexico, Brazil and Argentina are helping or
hindering the growth and global expansion
of media industries in these countries.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Antitrust Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Corporate Counsel Forum,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Mexico Committee, New Media & Content
Innovation Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Susana Cabrera, Garrigues LLP,
New York, NY
Program Chair & Speaker:
Laurent Garzaniti, Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer, Brussels, Belgium
Pacara B
The Third Way: Managing Business
Relationships and Disputes between
Latin America and Northeast Asia
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE;
DISPUTE RESOLUTION / LITIGATION
The countries of Latin America and
Northeast Asia are major players in the
world economy, with a rapidly growing
trade ranging from raw materials and
commodities to high tech goods and
intellectual property. What do Latin
America and Northeast Asia have in
common? How can they best manage
their business relationships and the
inevitable disputes? Relations between
these two seemingly far apart regions,
while strongly influenced by European or
American models, could forge a ‘third way’
of managing business relationships and
disputes, more suitable to their cultural
norms. Experts from both regions will
discuss how culture can influence both
business negotiations and litigation, and
ways to effectively manage related risks.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Asia/Pacific Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
China Committee, Latin America and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Philippe Shin, Shin & Kim, Seoul,
South Korea
Speakers:
Cristián Conejero, Philippi Irrazabal
Pulido Brunner, Santiago, Chile
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Ning Fei, Hui Zhong Law Firm,
Beijing, China
Eduardo Juaçaba, Cascione, Pulino, Boulos
& Santos Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Sherlin Tung, International Court of
Arbitration® International Chamber of
Commerce/SICANA, Inc., New York, NY
David Yang, Yulchon LLC, Seoul,
South Korea
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacara A
From Sunset to Dawn: Is International
Trade Rising Again in Latin
America After the Recession?
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
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Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Trade Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
José Francisco Mafla, Brigard & Urrutia,
Bogotá, Colombia
Speakers:
Daniel Amézquita, Galicia,
Mexico City, Mexico
Pablo J. Gayol, Marval, O’Farrell &
Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fernando González Rojas, World Trade
Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Vera Kanas Grytz, TozziniFreire
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Latin America has not been absent in the
massive increase of trade exchanges with
the US, Europe and Asia. The political
and economic context of the region’s
trade is increasingly characterized by the
proliferation of intraregional free trade
agreements (FTAs) and by a notorious
ideological division of country blocks.
However, the end of certain regimes
marked the initiation of a new era in the
region. Recent developments in Latin
American countries suppose new trends
and challenges for international trade
integration (or de-integration). This Panel
has the purpose of contributing to the study
of trends and prospects of Latin America’s
insertion into the new post-recession global
scenario in international trade by analyzing
this situation from different perspectives.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Luncheon with
Luis Moreno Ocampo
Buen Ayre C,
2nd Floor
Ticketed Event—$75
Luis Moreno-Ocampo
is leading the global
practice of Getnick &
Getnick LLP as the law
firm’s Global Practice
Counsel. He was the
first Chief Prosecutor of
the permanent International Criminal
Court, based at The Hague from June
2003 through June 2012. While he was
there, his office was involved in twenty of
the most serious crises of the 21st century
including Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, and
Palestine and he conducted investigations
in seven different countries including
Libya and Sudan. In October 2012, the
World Bank appointed Mr. MorenoOcampo to lead an expert panel to
examine an alleged corruption conspiracy
related to a $3 billion project in
Bangladesh. Previously, Mr. MorenoOcampo played a crucial role during the
transition to democracy in Argentina. In
1985, he was the deputy Prosecutor in the
Junta trial in Argentina and later he led
investigations against guerrilla leaders
and Army officers involved in two
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Quebracho B
Doom at the Loom?: The
Push for Labor Standards in
the Garment Industry
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
The discussion will center on the competing
demands on the textile industry and its
workers, primarily in Latin America,
Africa and South Asia, to (a) increase
production following the passage of free
trade agreements and (b) to develop
standards which prevent disasters of the
type that occurred last year in the Rana
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military rebellions and dozens of cases of
corruption involving high level public
officers. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo played a
key role in establishing compliance
systems in the Telecommunication,
Energy, Gas and other privatized services
in Argentina. As a private consultant, an
active Board member of Transparency
International and former president of its
Latin America and Caribbean office, and
an advisor of the World Bank Institute, he
designed anticorruption strategies in
more than 40 countries. In 2000, he
founded “Mercados Transparentes”
(Transparent Markets), an innovative
company providing information about
public procurement to the private sector.
Mr. Moreno-Ocampo has taught
seminars in anticorruption strategies at
Stanford (2002) and Harvard (2003) and
is currently a Senior Fellow at the Jackson
Institute for Global Affairs at Yale
University and a Distinguished Visiting
Scholar at New York University. In 2011,
The Atlantic included him among the
Brave Thinkers, which is a guide to the
people risking their reputations, fortunes,
and lives in pursuit of big ideas. In that
same year, Foreign Policy designated him
one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers, the
magazine’s portrait of the world’s
marketplace of ideas and the thinkers
who make them.
Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The
panel will address the use and oversight
of subcontractors, the inclusion of worker
protection and unionization provisions in
Free Trade Agreements, and the differences
between South America and Asia in the
challenges and pressures facing garment
manufacturers and employees. The panel
will provide vital insights for attorneys,
executives, and officials involved in the
garment industry, whether in Latin
America, the United States, or elsewhere in
the world.
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Employment Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Asia/Pacific Committee
Program Chair:
Eduardo Benavides, Berninzon &
Benavides Abogados, Lima, Peru
Program Chairs:
Joseph Federici, American University of
Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
Elizabeth Turchi, International Human
Rights Committee, The Hague, Netherlands
Moderator:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Greg Mackenzie, The Hurley Firm,
Albuqerque, NM
Thomas P. Valenti, Thomas P. Valenti, P.C.,
Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Speakers:
Robert B. Fitzpatrick, Robert B.
Fitzpatrick, PLLC, Washington, DC
María Eugenia Cantenys, Marval,
O´Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Renata Neeser, Littler, New York, NY
William D. Wright, Fisher & Phillips, LLP,
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Cox, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Andres D’Alessandro, Foro de Periodismo,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Daniel Seckman, Syrian Research and
Evaluation Organization, Gaziantep, Turkey
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Quebracho A
Pacara A
HUMAN RIGHTS
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
The killing and prosecution of journalists
and human rights defenders has reached
alarming proportions. The problem
threatens freedom everywhere. The world
has seen journalists murdered while
covering the Syrian conflict; threatened and
killed while covering Mexican drug cartels;
and imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa for
exposing corrupt government activities.
Our experts will address the dangers
journalists encounter in these regions. In
particular, our experts will discuss the
prosecution of journalists in Argentina
during the “dirty war” and the prosection
and harrasment of journalists in South
America and the Middle East, among other
regions. Through a moderator question and
answer format, these case studies will allow
the audience to develop an understanding
of the legal rights and protections afforded
to journalists under domestic, regional and
international law.
This program will discuss management
structures, attempting to achieve alignment
amongst various regimes, the role of
General Counsel within the law firm,
how ethical issues are resolved in these
firms, ethical issues facing lawyers today
managing non-legal staff. and related issues.
The focus is not only in the workplace, but
in using services such as contract lawyers for
document review, sending documents to be
processed/filled out in foreign countries
etc., and the often novel ways firms are
trying today to cut costs. In particular,
the program will focus on relevant rules of
professional responsibility as contained in
the ABA Model Rules, such as resolution
of conflict of interest and maintaining
attorney-client privilege.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Human Rights Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Middle East Committee
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Freedom of the Press and the Law
(Part 1): The Prosecution of Journalists
Managing Ethics in the
Global Law Firm
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Ethics Committee
Program Chair:
Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Program Chair & Speaker:
Steven M. Richman, Duane Morris,
New York, NY
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Moderator:
Program Chair:
Speakers:
Program Chair & Moderator:
Marcy Stras, Cozen O’Connor,
Washington, DC
Stephen J. Powell, University of Florida
College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Horacio Beccar Varela, Estudio Beccar
Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sara Sandford, Garvey Schubert Barer,
Seattle, WA
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmJacaranda
The Changing Landscape of the
Legal Profession in Latin America
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
This is the third in a series of programs
taking the pulse of the changing legal
profession, especially with respect to
international and transnational practice.
While there are some common features of
this transformation across jurisdictions,
there are key differences as well. In this
program, seasoned attorneys from various
jurisdictions will explore the distinctive
differences, challenges and opportunities
that lawyers throughout the Americas
encounter today, while exploring ways in
which practitioners from the North and
South approach different types of law
practice and identifying ways they may
work effectively together. A response from
the academic community with regard
to how we train and educate lawyers is
also needed.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Secasoned Lawyers Interest Network (SIN)
and International Legal Education and
Specialist Certification
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Corporate Counsel Forum,
International Law Practice Management
Forum, International Litigation Committee,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Mexico Committee, Seasoned Lawyers
Interest Network (SIN), Transnational Legal
Practice Committ
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Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School,
Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
Mabel Alvarez Giay, Alliantia Abogados,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bruce Horowitz, Paz Horowitz Robalino
Garces Abogados, Quito, Ecuador
John Pate, De Sola Pate & Brown, Caracas,
Venezuela
Marcos Rios, Carey Law Firm,
Santiago, Chile
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmAlerce
Understanding Latin American
Customs Valuation and Duty Relief
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Although Latin America countries
are members of the WTO’s Valuation
Agreement, each country interprets and
applies the rule in its own way. For example,
the criteria used to evaluate which valuation
method to apply differ from country to
country. Similarly, treatment of additions
and deductions to customs value, including
discounts, rebates, and royalties, are affected
by differences in the Latin American legal
tradition. These inconsistencies can affect
the duties owed and make planning difficult
for exporters who do business in multiple
countries. This panel will discuss the variety
of duty relief programs available within the
region and those programs and agreements
in place to encourage trade between Latin
America and North America. This panel
of experts will share their tips for properly
valuing imported goods and minimizing
duty liabilities.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Customs Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Tax Committee, International
Trade Committee
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Program Chairs & Moderators:
Francisco J. Cortina, Chevez Ruiz
Zamarripa, Mexico City, Mexico
David Salkeld, Arent Fox, LLP,
Washington, DC
Speakers:
Leonor Cordvil, Gringnerg, Cordovil &
Barros, São Paulo, Brazil
H. Douglas Garfield, PepsiCo, Inc,
Purchase, NY
Juan Pablo Orellana, Cariola,
Santiago, Chile
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Networking Break
5th Floor Foyer
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmJacaranda
Customs Enforcement Strategies in
Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions
Customs administrations are part of the
larger administrative and legal context of
their individual countries. Consequently,
although they are often enforcing the same
or similar legal requirements, the approach
to enforcement varies considerably from
country to country. When lawyers trained
in a common law jurisdiction face customs
enforcement in a civil law jurisdiction, they
may fail to recognize opportunities and
defenses that may not be available in their
home country. This program will point out
some of those differences and illustrate how
they impact the defense of customs civil
enforcement actions.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Customs Law Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Canada Committee, International Trade
Committee, Latin American and Caribbean
Committee, Mexico Committee
Program Chair:
Lawrence Friedman, Barnes, Richardson
& Colburn, LLP, Chicago, IL
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Christine Martinez, Barnes, Richardson &
Colburn, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Lawrence Hanson, Lawrence W. Hanson,
P.C., Houston, TX
Greg Kanargelidis, Blakes, Cassels &
Graydon, Toronto, ON, Canada
Guido H. Krolovetzky, Estudio Beccar
Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Andrea Weiss Balassiano, Bichara, Barata
& Costa Avogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Quebracho A
Freedom of Press & the Law
(Part 2): Freedom of Expression
in a Post 9/11 World
HUMAN RIGHTS
This panel of experts will explore the
protections afforded to journalists under
law. In particular, our experts will discuss
foundational international instruments
securing the Freedom of Expression
and other relevant rights, the scope of
those freedoms and a State’s ability to
derogate therefrom. Our panel will discuss
the impact of 9/11 on the Freedom of
Expression and recommend what measures
the legal community must take to ensure
that journalists are able to function without
illegal constraint. This panel will look at
the freedoms of speech and press and the
precarious balance struck by different
legal systems when looking at government
claims of national security, and will discuss
the importance of a free and robust press to
democratic societies and how, in the 21st
century, that freedom-and the freedom of
speech-have become increasingly vulnerable
to manipulation, influence and censorship
without the heavy-handed repression
associated with totalitarian regimes of the
past. The program will be presented in a
moderated question and answer format.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
Program Chair & Moderator
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Courts Committee,
International Human Rights Committee,
International Judicial Affairs Committee,
Latin American and Caribbean Committee,
Women’s Interest Network (WIN), Young
Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chair:
Laurence Wiener, Wiener • Soto •
Caparrós, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Chair & Speaker:
Linda Murnane, Chief Court Management
Support Services, Special Tribunal for
Lebanon, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Moderators:
Greg Mackenzie, The Hurley Firm,
Albuqerque, NM
Thomas P. Valenti, Thomas P. Valenti, P.C.,
Chicago, IL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Speakers:
Eduardo Bertoni, Buenos Aires University
& Palermo University School of Law,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Honorable Delissa Ridgway, U.S.
Court of International Trade, Washington, DC
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pacara A
Latin American Expropriations:
Biting Off More Than One Can Chew
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
A Region that expects to receive business
initiatives from foreign investors has
to strongly defend its independence
and transparency in the administrative
proceedings, while complying with the
principles of law regulated by international
rules. A strong promotion of investments
in specific areas is not enough if the rules
of the game are not clear, especially when
expropriations and other Governmental
measures are taken. Moreover, the access
to public tenders or purchases in the
context of governmental proceedings is
critical for investors. This panel will address
issues realted to transparency and strict
compliance with the law, governmental
proceedings, corruption, expropiation
proceedings as well as the relevance of tax
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benefits, competition rules, consumers’
rights, differences in treatment between
national and foreign investors if any, as key
issues to receive foreign business initiatives.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
Latin American and Caribbean Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committee:
International Investment and
Development Committee
Program Chair:
Hector Ferreira, Hughes & Hughes,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Moderator:
Eduardo Benavides, Berninzon &
Benavides Abogados, Lima, Peru
Speakers:
Daniel Pino Arroba, Coronel & Pérez,
Guayaquil, Ecuador
José Gregorio Torrealba, Hoet Pelaez
Castillo & Duque Caracas, Venezuela
Ignacio Sanz, Bruchou, Fernández Madero
& Lombardi, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karla Würth, WK&C Abogados,
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
This panel will be conducted in Spanish.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Quebracho B
Market Access for Foreign Lawyers:
Are We Closer to Consensus?
LEGAL PRACTICE / ETHICS
In a prior Section meeting practitioners
and academics from India and Brazil, took
a hard look at the issues affecting attorneys
looking to practice outside their borders.
This program will pick up the issue exactly
two years down the road to update the
status of global market access. Focusing
again on those countries where the battle is
most heated (China, India, Brazil), panelists
will be asked to assess the current situation.
Have the rules on transnational practice
relaxed or hardened? What are the trends in
regulation and ethics? What are the issues
faced by large, multi-jurisdictional law
firms? How are they different from smaller
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practices or solo practitioners who may be
‘under the radar’?
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Europe Committee, Foreign Legal Consultant
Committee, International Ethics Committee,
Transnational Legal Practice Committee,
Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)
Program Chairs:
Anand S. Dayal, Koura & Co., Advocates
and Barrister, New Delhi, India
George S. Kounoupis, Hahalis &
Kounoupis, P.C., Bethlehem, PA
Moderator:
Laurence Wiener, Wiener • Sotos •
Caparrós, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Speakers:
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmAlerce
Nowhere to Hide: Leveling the Playing
Field: Global Anti-Corruption Laws 2.0
BUSINESS / REGULATION / COMPLIANCE
A greater and greater number of countries
are introducing or amending anti-bribery
statutes. Whilst still driven by the U.S.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the
global anti-corruption regime is rapidly
expanding. Recent Developments in AntiCorruption Law beyond the FCPA and
UK Bribery Act include new statutes from
Brazil with the Clean Companies Act, the
Fighting Foreign Corruption Act amending
Canada’s anti-corruption law, and similar
regulations (or proposed legal bodies) in
other countries sucha as Russia, India, the
UAE, China, and many Latin American
countries. Are these new laws genuinely
tackling anti-corruption and leveling the
playing field or are they being used for
selective prosecution of only the deepest
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Primary Sponsoring Committee:
International Anti-Corruption Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Corporate Social Responsibility Committee,
International Anti-Money Laundering
Committee, Latin American and
Caribbean Committee
Program Chair & Moderator:
Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Navigant,
Los Angeles, CA
Program Chair & Speaker:
Thomas O’Brien, Paul Hastings LLP,
Los Angeles, CA
Speakers:
Roberto de Michele, Banco
Interamericano de Desarrollo
(InterAmerican Development Bank),
Guatemala C.A, Guatemala, Guatemala
Rafael Mendes Gomes, Chediak
Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert Amsterdam, Amsterdam &
Partners LLP, London, United Kingdom
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Pacara B
Private International Law in a
Post-Recession World: The Theberge
Prize Award Winners’ Panel
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Jayanth Krishnan, Indiana University
Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN
Antonio Tavares Paes, CWTP Sociedade
de Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio N. Piccirillo, Proskauer,
São Paulo, Brazil
pocketed multinational players? Join us as
we analyze and debate the Anti-Corruption
Regime 2.0.
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW / RULE OF LAW
Practical issues involving the transnational
application of law arise in virtually every
area of law. This interactive round table
will explore the latest private international
law developments, including in commercial
law,
electronic
dispute
resolution,
international consumer law, international
civil litigation, and international family
law. The discussion will also review work
of the Organization of American States, the
Hague Conference on Private International
Law, UNCITRAL, UNIDROT, and the
European Union. The panelists are winners
of the section’s prestigious Leonard J.
Theberge Award for Private International
Law, an award honoring persons who have
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made distinguished contributions to the
development of private international law.
Primary Sponsoring Committee:
UN & International Organizations
Committee
Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Courts Committee,
International Family Law Committee
Program Chair:
Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law
School, Chicago, IL
Speakers:
Ronald Brand, University of Pittsburgh
School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
David Stewart, Georgetown University
Law Center, Washington, DC
Louise Ellen Teitz, Hague Conference
on Private International Law, The Hague,
The Netherlands
Peter Winship, Southern Methodist
University School of Law, Dallas, TX
Moderator:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Harold Burman, U.S. Department of
State, Washington, DC
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7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Chair’s Closing Reception, Dinner and Dance
at the Yacht Club Puerto Madero
Proudly Sponsored by:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Say farewell to colleagues – new and old – after an excellent week of networking at
our final reception in the Yacht Club Puerto Madero. This evening will include a
reception, dinner, and dancing with great views of Buenos Aires.
One ticket per person is included for meeting attendees who have registered for the
entire conference as part of your Fall Meeting registration fee.
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MEETING AGENDA (continued)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Day Out at the Gaucho Pampas
10:00 am Depart from the Hilton
Buenos Aires on shuttle buses
12:00 pm Arrive, Gaucho Skills Show
12:30 pm Reception
1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Special Show with 20 horses
4:00 pm Horse carriage rides around
the Estancia
4:30 pm Polo exhibition
5:00 pm Tea time & Airport Shuttle to
Ezeiza International Airport
(est. Arrival of 6:30 pm)
6:00 pm Return to Hilton Hotel
7:30 pm Estimated time of Arrival to
the Hilton Buenos Aires
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
Visit a typical “estancia” of the pampas
with real “gauchos”, a horse show, polo
game, Argentine folk show, food and wine!
Transportation, lunch and tea included.
These opportunities only come by once! This
event is open to those who pre-registered;
onsite registration is not available. (Persons
leaving on the 5 pm shuttle to the airport need
to have checked out and bring their luggage on
the bus as the airport shuttle will not return
to the hotel.)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
EVENT TICKETS
All evening receptions are included with your registration fee with the exception of the
Tuesday Hospitality Night which was limited due to space capacity. Tickets for guests/
spouses and luncheons may be purchased in advance on the registration form or on-site up
until the day before the event is scheduled to take place. We regret that because we must
guarantee our final numbers with the hotel and venues in advance of the event, we can not
sell same-day tickets. However, there will be a board next to the Registration Desk where
meeting attendees may exchange and gift tickets.
BUS SHUTTLE
Bus shuttle service will be provided to the Thursday Reception at Palacio Paz and to the
Saturday Gaucho Day (ticketed). Please follow signage onsite and view your event ticket
for pick up times and locations.
DRESS CODE
For the 2014 Fall Meeting, business attire is appropriate for programs and meetings as well
as the planned social networking events.
For the Friday night reception, dinner and afterhours the attire is “dressy casual” (no ties
for the gentleman).
If you are attending the Saturday Gaucho Outing, casual dress is recommended (jeans are
fine). Comfortable shoes such as sneakers or flats are recommended.
If you are taking tango lessons, comfortable “closed toe” shoes are recommended.
COAT CHECK
Coat check will be provided Tuesday-Friday on the 2nd Floor.
MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT (MCLE)
GENERAL INFORMATION
Accreditation has been requested for the 2014 Fall Meeting programs by the ABA MCLE
Division from most states with general mandatory continuing legal education requirements
for all lawyers admitted in that state. All appropriate paperwork will be available at the
registration desk.
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The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO,
MT, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA,
WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the
program occurs. The expected number of credit hours will be posted to the 2014 Fall
Meeting website http://ambar.org/ILFall2014 under the CLE Events and Information
tab approximately six weeks before the meeting. This transitional program is approved for
both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. For more information about CLE
accreditation in your state, visit http://www.americanbar.org/cle/mandatory_cle.html.
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New this year, the Section will be utilizing individualized QR codes on your attendee badges
to track attendance. All badges will be scanned at the registration desk when you check-in
to indicate your attendance at the conference and volunteers will be stationed at program
rooms to scan individuals in and out for states that require detailed program tracking.
For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the ABA will be pleased to
provide a Conference Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE
requirements, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in your jurisdiction. The
Section has certificates that have been approved for attorneys seeking CPD in Italy.
Scholarships are available for this program. For more information please contact
intlawmeetings[email protected]
COMMITTEE DINNERS
Take advantage of free time after our evening receptions to enjoy one of the many fine
restaurants that Buenos Aires has to offer. This is a great opportunity to continue to
network within your practice area with others at the meeting who share your same interests
and have casual discussions; many of which will lead to new initiatives and committee
programs developing for months to come after you return home. If you have any questions
about planning or participating in a committee dinner at the Fall Meeting, please contact
Jonathan Lewis at [email protected]
COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS
Most Committees will host business meetings throughout the duration of the conference.
For updated information on which committees are holding business meetings, please
contact Jonathan Lewis at [email protected]
EXHIBITION AREA
The Exhibitors and Sponsors exhibition area will be open from Wednesday, October 22
through Friday, October 24 at the Hilton Buenos Aires, 5th Floor Foyer. Representatives
from a variety of service providers catering to the legal community will showcase their latest
products and services to aid you in your practice. All meeting attendees are encouraged to
visit our exhibitors and sponsors throughout the meeting and in particular during the twice
daily networking breaks.
SPEAKER READY ROOM
The Speaker Ready Room is located on the 2nd floor in the Buen Ayre A ballroom
Wednesday – Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. First come, first serve.
Stop by the Section Membership and Publications Booth to preview the most popular
Section titles and receive a 15% discount on all publication orders.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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15% MEETING DISCOUNT ON SECTION PUBLICATIONS
HOTEL
GENERAL
FLOOR
INFORMATION
PLANS
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MEETING APP
We are excited to announce the launch of our mobile app for the 2014 Fall Meeting!
The app serves as your all-in-one event guide by putting everything you need to know
right onto your mobile device. Customize your Buenos Aires experience by creating your
schedule in advance, seaching basic Spanish phrases and finding things to do around the
city. Communicate with other attendees during the event, follow along with presentations
and take session notes. Email session notes to yourself and use the app as a reference tool
even after the conference ends. The meeting app is currently available for free in iTunes
for iOS devices and in GooglePlay and Amazon for Android devices. Download yours
today! Search “ABA SIL” in the app store or download it directly at http://ativ.me/all14.
Once the app is installed you may download the “ABA SIL 2014 Fall Meeting” interactive
conference program.
WIFI
Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the ABA meeting rooms and
registration/networking area. Please note that the username and password are case-sensative.
1. Open a web page. The “Guesttek page” will appear.
2. Select “Hmeeting” for meeting spaces, “Hhonors” for sleeping rooms and “Lobby” if
accessing wifi in the lobby.
3. If you are residing at the Hilton Buenos Aires, insert your surname and room number. If
you are not residing in the Hilton Buenos Aires, select “Guest”.
4. Access Code is “Lexology”.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!
GENERAL INFORMATION
The Section gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the many volunteers at the meeting –
thank you for all of your efforts in ensuring the success of this meeting!
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HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
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THE HILTON BUENOS AIRES
Hilton meetings (5° piso) / Hilton Meetings (5th floor)
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HOTEL FLOOR PLANS
Salón Buen Ayre (2° piso) / Buen Ayre Room 2nd floor)
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Must Know Today to Best Represent Their Clients
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