Inter-Pacific Bar Association 18th Annual Conference: Many Borders. One World.
Different laws, different languages, different cultures, different ideas. And yet in the Internet age, consumers and businesses alike demand the ability to access whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it. Across oceans and continents, business leaders and the attorneys who support them must strive to bridge all borders, tapping into worldwide resources and executing seamless business processes in order to succeed in the global economy.
The IPBA 2008 Annual Conference in Los Angeles will help business attorneys-and through them, their clients-navigate the vast and fluid waters of Asia-Pacific-related business law, turning obstacles into opportunities at the lightning-quick speed of the 21st century.
The Conference will showcase a plenary session and 39 panel sessions sponsored by the 19 IPBA Committees, featuring 225 speakers from over 25 jurisdictions worldwide. Representatives from some of the world's most respected law firms, including many who have been acknowledged as leaders in their field by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Who's Who Legal, and Legal 500, are serving as moderators and panelists.
Arnold & Porter LLP is a Host Committee Sponsor. Paolo Di Rosa is participating in a panel discussion on "Bilateral Treaties: Lessons Learned from the Latin American Experience." The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) is an international association of business and commercial lawyers with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Members are either Asia-Pacific residents or have a strong interest in this part of the world. The IPBA was founded in April 1991 at an organising conference held in Tokyo attended by more than 500 lawyers from throughout Asia and the Pacific. Since this time, it has grown to become a pre-eminent organisation in the area of Asia law and business with a membership of approximately 2,000 lawyers from 67 jurisdictions around the world. The highlight of the year for the IPBA is its annual multi-topic four day conference, usually held in the first week of May each year. The conference has become the "must attend event" for business and commercial lawyers in the region. In addition to plenary sessions of general interest to all lawyers, programs are presented by the IPBA's 16 specialist committees. The IPBA annual meeting and conference provides an opportunity for lawyers throughout the region to get to know each other better and to increase their legal knowledge and practice skills. The Annual Conferences are held at various locations throughout the region.