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The UIA President for 2016-2017 is Laurence Bory.

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3 questions à Laurence Bory, présidente de l’Union internationale des avocats, La lettre des juristes d'affaires, 28/11/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UIA President for 2015-2016 is Jean-Jacques Uettwiller.

Follow his activities on Twitter @JJUettwiller and LinkedIn

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- Schedule and Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule and Meetings

- October 19, Paris, Signature of the memorandum of understanding between the UIA and the New York State Bar Association, in presence of President Uettwiller and of Vice-President Pedro Pais de Almeida.

- October 14-16, Boumerdes, training organised by the Algerian National Committee. President Uettwiller and President of Honour Paul Nemo participated in this event.

- October 10, Paris, 14th worldwide day against death penalty, represented par Romina Bossa Abiven, UIA Human Rights and Legal Profession projects Assistant.

October 9, Brusells, meeting between the leaders of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the UIA. Were present for the UIA, President Uettwiller, President Elect Laurence Bory and Executive Director, Marie-Pierre Richard. The IPBA was represented by President Dhinesh Bhaskaran, President Elect, Denis McNamara, Immediate Past, Huen Wong, Secretary General, Miyuki Ishiguro, Deputy Secretary General, Caroline Berube, President of membership department, Anne Durez and IPBA Secretariat, Rhonda Lundin. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the possibilities of a cooperation between the UIA and the IPBA.

 

- Octobre 8, Bucharest, Lawyers’ Day organised by the Bucharest Bar represented by Paul Nemo, President of Honour. During this event, President Nemo took the floor to make a speech on the protection of client-attorney privilege on behalf of President Uettwiller. 

- Septembre 30 - October 1, Luxembourg, UIA seminar on “Data Protection in Financial Technology (FinTech), Insurance, and Medical Services: a New Regulation and Perspectives” represented by President Uettwiller. This seminar gathered 264 participants.

- September 21-23, Kuala Lumpur, International Malaysian Law Conference, represented by Stephen L. Dreyfuss, President of Honneur and Presidential Representative for Asia.

- September 13-14, Strasbourg, UIA seminar on Recent ECHR Case Law”.

- September 9-10, Munich, UIA seminar on “Drafting Effective International Contracts: Workshop-seminar on International Sales, Agency and Distributorship Contract”, represented by Nicole Van Crombrugghe, Member of the Executive Committee. 35 persons participated in this seminar.

- September 9, Strasbourg, Rentrée of the Strasbourg Bar, represented by President Uettwiller. During this Rentrée, President Uettwiller was invited to give the Award of the Strasbourg Bar. 

- September 1-2, Hefei, UIA Seminar on “Homology of Medicine and Food: New Legislation and New Policy in the Era of Genes”, represented by Barbara Gislason, President of the Biotechnology Law commission

August 29-31, Budapest, visit to finilise the preparation of the congress. President Uettwiller, Michael Brauch, Director of Congresses and Mélissa Gennin participated in this visit.

- August 23-27, Munich, 54th AIJA congress, represented by Laurence Bory, President Elect.

- August 4-9, San Francisco, American Bar Association Conference, represented by Randy Aliment, Director of Sponsoring, Member of the Executive Committee.

- July 21-23, Sharm El-Sheikh, Permanent Bureau of the Arab Lawyers’ Union, represented by Sami Akl, Counsellor to the President.

- July 15-18, Beirut, President Uettwiller travelled to Lebanon further to the invitation received from the Lebanese national committee.

- July 7-8, London, L4 meeting which gathered the leaders of the UIA, the CCBE, the ABA and the IBA, represented by President Uettwiller, Laurence Bory, President Elect and Marie-Pierre Richard, Executive Director.

- June 24-25, UIA seminar on Robotics and the Law.

- June 23-25, Abidjan, UIA seminar and training on  International Arbitration », represented by Laurence Kiffer, Director of Communication.

- June 21-23, Oslo, 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, represented by Pascal Maurer, Director General of UIA-IROL, President of Honour, and Romina Bossa Abiven, Human Rights and Legal Profession Project Assistant.

- June 20-24, Miami, 52nd conference of the IABA, represented by Jean-Marie Burguburu, President of Honour.

- June 17-18, London, UIA seminar on Countering the Biggest Risks to Business, represented by Jorge Marti Moreno, Director de las Relaciones Internacionales. 30 participants attended this seminar.

- June 10, Verona, UIA seminar on Import – Export of Food Products: Recurrent Problems, represented by Aldo Bulgarelli, Deputy to the Executive Committee. This seminar gathered 40 participants.

June 2-5 juin, Athens, colloquium on human rights and deliberations of the Ludovic Trarieux Prize, represented by President Uettwiller.

June 1-2, Hong Kong, UIA seminar on Avoiding Pitfalls when Trading in Europe: Important Differences between European and Hong Kong Laws, represented by Ignacio Corbera Dale, President of the Contract Law commission. 55 people participated in this seminar.

June 1-3, Berlin, 67th DAV Conference, represented by Michael Brauch, Director of Congresses.

- May 30-31, Tokyo, UIA seminar on «Avoiding Pitfalls when Trading in Europe: Important Differences between European and Japanese Laws”, represented by Ignacio Corbera Dale, President of the Contract Law commission. 66 participants attended this seminar.

- May 30-31, Beirut, Conference on the rights of the women in Arab Countries, represented by Smi Akl, Consellor to the President.

- May 30-31, Paris, UIA training course on “Mediation Advocacy: Skills and Strategies for Legal Representatives in Mediation”, represented by Verena Moll, Director of the Legal Traning. 12 lawyers participated in this training.

- May 21-23, Mexico, Congress and 40th anniversary of the UIBA, represented by Oscar Barney Cruz, Counsellor to the President.

- May 20-21, Samsun, UIA seminar on “Legal Solutions to the Refugee and Migrant Crisis” represented by President Uettwiller 200 persons assisted to this seminar.

- May 16, New York City, UIA Bar Leaders’ Breifing at the United Nations. This event gathered 130 participants and benefit from the presence of high personalities from the United Nations and International Organisations who shared their point of view on Preventing and Ending Atrocity Crimes, International Law and Policy Responses to Migrants, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Rule of Law).

- May 6-8, Boumerdes/Algiers, special day organised by the Bar Association of Bourmedes, represented by President Uettwiller. On this occasion, President Uttwiller met several high personalities of the Government and of the legal profession of Algeria.
29th congress of the Association des Barreaux du Maroc, represented by Paul Nemo, President of Honour.

- April 27, Paris, lunch for the official signature of the partnership with LexisNexis, in the presence of President Uettwiller and for LexisNexis, Nigel Roberts, Senior Director Global Associations, Guillaume Deroubaix – Director General for Near & Middle East and Africa and Eric Bonnet, COO, Director General.

- April 23, Oran, UIA day organised by the national committee for Algeria.

- April 22-23, Luxembourg, 22nd World Forum of Mediation Centres. 103 people participated in this event.

- April 21-23, Madrid, VII Encuentros en Madrid organised by the Madrid Bar Association represented by Juan Antonio Cremades, President of Honour.

- April 21, Paris, joint UIA-AFJE seminar “Preventing Criminal Liability of Directors and Corporations in France and Abroad is merely delegating authority enough?” This seminar gathered 92 participants.

- April 13-16, Kuala Lumpur, IPBA 2016 26th Annual Meeting & Conference, represented by Fred Kan, Regional Secretary for Asia.

- April 12-16, New York City, ABA-SIL Spring meeting, represented by Jacqueline Scott, Co-Director of Hulan Rights and Protection of Lawyers. During this meeting, the MOU between the UIA and ABA-SIL was renewed.

- April 11, UIA training course on, “The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution”. 11 people participated in this training.

- April 8-9, Casablanca, local seminar on the theme “The Lawyer and Digital Technology”, représentée par le Président Uettwiller. This seminar gathered more than 493 participants.

- April 7, Paris, Colloquium organised by the UNCA on « Le concours de la Carpa à la protection de l'ordre public économique », represented by Jean-Marie Burguburu, President of Honor

- April 1-2, Oran, local seminar and meeting of the natonal committee for Algeria, represented by President Uettwiller.

- March 31 – April 1, Miami, UIA seminar on “Latest Trends in Sports Law in Europe and the United States – Views from Both Sides of the Atlantic”, represented by Xavier FAVRE_BULLE, president of the Sports Law commission. 64 people participated in this seminar.

- March 18, Geneva, Evening of the Lawyers organised by the Geneva Bar Association, represented bu pascal Maurer, Director General of UIA-IROL.

- March 17-18, Zagreb, 34th Croatian Lawyers' Day, represented by Pedro Pais de Almeida, Vice-President.

- March 17-18, Budapest, trip for the preparation of the Budapest congress, represented by President Uettwiller and Mélissa Génin, UIA Events Co-ordinator-Congresses. During this visit, President Uettwiller met the Hungarian authorites.

- March 14-15, Paris, UIA training course on “Management, Markeng and Communicaon of a Small/ Medium Law Firm”. 18 lawyers participated in this training.

- March 11, Namur, Rentrée Solennelle du Jeune Barreau de Namur, represented y Nicole Van Crombrugghe, Member of the Executive Committee.

- March 4-5, Gurgaon (Delhi), UIA seminar on “Foreign Direct Investments in India”, represented by Jorge Marti Moreno, Director of International Relations.

- March 11-12, Vienna, UIA seminar on « Les tendances actuelles dans les start-up et le financement participatif », represented by Laurence Bory, President-Elect. 45 participants.

- March 5-12, Chamonix, 11th winter seminar on “Cross¬border M&A Transactions – Corporate, Regulatory, Ligation/Arbitration and Related Issues VI”, represented by Laurence Bory, President-Elect.

- February 29, Paris, UIA training course on “How to Negotiate a Successful Deal.” This training gathered 13 participants.

- February 27, Belgrade, 154th anniversary of the Legal Profession in Serbia, represented by President Uettwiller.

- February 23, Brasilia, Inauguration ceremony and celebration of the new board of the Brazilian Bar Association' Federal Council, represented by Paulo Lins e Silva, President of Honour.

- February 18-20, Barcelona, Festivitat de Sant Raimon de Penyafort, represented by Luis Delgado de Molina, President of Honour.

- February 19, Venice, UIA Seminar on Corporate Transactions in the Fashion Business: M&A and IPOs. This seminar gathered 37 participants.

- February 12-13, Cape Town, Joint UIA - AIJA seminar on the theme “Under African Skies - Investment, Financing and Natural Resources in Africa and Beyond”, represented by Pedro Pais de Almeida, Vice-President. 37 lawyers participated in this seminar.

- February 12, Tunis, Opening of the Legal Year of the Tunis Bar, represented by Jean-Marie Burguburu, President of Honor, Ridha Saïm, Co-Director of National and Regional Activities and Joachim Bile-Aka, Counsellor to the President.

- February 4-6, Vienna, 44th Präsidentenkonferenz, represented by President Uettwiller.

- January 31, Caen, homme27th Concours international de plaidoiries du Mémorial de Caen, represented by Maxime Delhomme, Director of the relations with International Competitions and Romina Bossa Abiven, Human Rights and Legal Profession Project Assistant. Maxime Delhomme officially presented FrMélanie Trouvé (France) the UIA award, which consists in a free membership year, free registration and hotel accommodation for the 59th congress in Budapest and the publication of his defence speech in the Juriste International. To the other nine finalists, Mr. Delhomme offered a free membership year and the possibility to freely attend one of the seminars in 2016.

- January 29, Paris, Reception organised by the Conférence des Bâtonniers at the Cercle de l'Union Interallié, represented by Président Uettwiller.

- January 21-22, Abidjan, UIA seminar on The Different Types of Contracts used in Africa’s Economic Development: The Role of the Lawyer, represented by President Uettwiller. This seminar gathered 120 participants.

- January 19, Luxembourg, Colloquium on the Schrems case, represented by President Uettwiller.

- January 13-16, Ankara, International Law Congress organised by the Ankara Bar Association, represented by Driss Chater, President of Honour, who was given the opportunity to take the floor on the theme Defence of immunity of defender.

- January 11, Hong Kong, Opening of the Legal Year of the Law Society of Hong Kong, represented by Stephen . L. Dreyfuss, Presidential Representative for Asia and President of Honour.

- January 7-9, Tunis, Meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the Arab Lawyers Union, represented by Driss Chater, President of Honour and Sami Akl, Counselor to the President.

- December 11, Paris, Rentrée du Barreau de Paris, represented by Stephen L. Dreyfuss, President of Honour and Presidential Representative for Asia.

- December 1, Paris, Dinner of the national committee for France, represented by President Uettwiller.

- November 26-27, Sofia, Local training, represented by President Uettwiller.

This local event was the occasion for President Uettwiller to meet with local authorities and discuss the situation and difficulties faced by the profession in Bulgaria.

 

 


 

The UIA President for 2014-2015 was Miguel A. Loinaz.

Follow his activities on Twitter @mloinaz and LinkedIn

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- Schedule and Meetings

- Interventions, Speeches and Op-eds

- Press Review

- Photo Gallery

 

Schedule and Meetings

- October 21-23, La Havana, International Congress of the Legal Profession organised by the Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos, represented by Fernando TONIM, Counsellor to the President.
 
- October 16, Paris, meeting with a Chinese delegation, represented by Mary-Daphné FHISHELSON, Co-Director - Independence of the Profession and Marie-Pierre RICHARD, UIA Executive Director. This delegation, composed of high ranking representative of the Chinese Government and/or Judiciary institutions wanted to have some information about the UIA. 
 
- October 15-16, Brussels, XXIIIth congress of the ACE, represented by Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER, President Elect.
 
- October 11-12, Frankfort, 7th Business Law Forum, represented by Bernd REINMÜLLER, President of Honour. 38 lawyers attended this Forum.
 
- October 9, Paris, 1st Lawyers’ Congress organised by the Conseil National des Barreaux, represented par Jean-Marie BURGUBURU, President of Honour.
 
- October 1, Milan, International conference on food security under siege, represented by Stefano DINDO, Co-Director of National and Regional Activities.
 
- September 30 - October 1, London, Opening of the Legal Year of the Law Society of England and Wales, represented by Jean-Marie BURGUBURU, President of Honour.
 
- September 25-27, Goa, 26th POLA conference, represented by Stephen L. DREYFUSS, Immediate Past President. President DREYFUSS has carried on the development of the UIA in Asia, which he had started under his Presidency.
 
- September 25-, Sofia, UIA Seminar on the theme: “ The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the National Court – The Role of the Lawyer”, represented by Alain GROSJEAN, Deputy Director of Seminars and President of the national committee for Luxembourg. This seminar gathered 94 participants.
 
- September 22, Lisbon, reception organised by the Portuguese national committee at the Portuguese Bar Association, represented by Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER, President Elect. During this cocktail, Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER promoted the Valencia congress and encouraged Portuguese lawyers to participate in the congress.
 
- September 11-12, Frankfurt, 7th UIA Business Law Forum, represented by Bernd REINMÜLLER, President of Honour. 38 lawyers participated in this Forum.
 
- September 5, Ankara, Opening of the Legal Year organised by the Union of the Turkish Bar Association, represented by Corrado DE MARTINI, President of Honour.
 
- September 1-5, London, 53rd AIJA Congress, represented by Stephen L.  DREYFUSS, Immediate Past President.

- August 31, Paris, meeting with a delegation from the Iraq Bar composed of the Iraq Bar’s President, Secretary General and Representative in France, by Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER, President Elect and Marie-Pierre RICHARD, UIA Executive Director.

- August 22, Paris, meeting with the European association for the protection of lawyers, represented by President Miguel LOINAZ, President Elect Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER, Coordinator for Human Rights and the Protection of the Lawyer, Julie GOFFIN and the Projects’ Assistant for Human Rights and Independence of the Profession, Romina BOSSA ABIVEN.

- July 30-August 4, Chicago, annual conference of the American Bar Association (ABA), represented by Stephen L. DREYFUSS, Immediate Past President.

- June 29, Montevideo, Medal Award for Mrs Cristina Crespo, President of the International Association of Judges, and for Mr Ricardo Míguez, President of the Asociación de Magistrados del Uruguay

- June 19-20 Bologna, Protection of Fundamental Rights: Are the ECHR and the CJEU Allies or Rivals?

- June 12-13, ZagrebExecutive Committee and Governing Board meetings

- June 3, Paris, Medal Award Ceremony for Jean-Paul Delevoye, ESEC President, and for Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera, former president of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

- May 21-23, Beirut, Visit to Lebanon and Medal Award to the Lebanese Minister of Justice, General Ashraf Rifi

- May 13, Montevideo, Medal Award Ceremony for the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Montevideo

- April 27-28, Luxembourg, Visit of the Court of Justice of the European Union 

- April 23-25, Madrid, Encuentros en Madrid, organized by the Madrid Bar Association

- April 20, Lisbon, Meeting with Elina Fraga, President of the Portuguese Bar Association

- April 17-18, Madrid, Seminar on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation

- April 11, Munich, Executive Committee meeting

- April 03-04, Marrakesh, Seminar: What Kind of Lawyers Will There Be in the Future?

- March 27-28, Geneva, Rentrée de l'Ordre des Avocats de Genève

- February 27-28, Panama, Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings

- February 12-13, Vienna, 43rd Präsidentenkonferenz 

- January 29-31, BarcelonaFestivitat de Sant Raimon de Penyafort

- January 28, 2015, ParisVoeux de la Garde des Sceaux, Mme Christiane Taubira

December 10-13, Paris, Rentrée Solennelle de l’Ordre des Avocats à la Cour de Paris

December 10, Madrid, Conferencia Anual de la Abogacía Española, organised by the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española

November 27-30, Marrakesh, 2nd World Forum on Human Rights

November 21, Sofia, Anniversary of the adoption of the first Attorneys Act in Bulgaria, organised by the Sofia Bar

November 1, Florence, UIA Congress, President Miguel Loinaz Opening speech

 

Interventions, Speeches and Op-eds

- June 29, Montevideo, UIA Medal Award for Mrs Cristina Crespo, President of the International Association of Judges, and for Mr Ricardo Míguez, President of the Asociación de Magistrados del Uruguay

Read the speech adressed to Mrs Cristina Crespo

Read the speech adressed to Mr Ricardo Míguez

- June 19, Bologna, Seminar on: Protection of Fundamental Rights: Are the ECHR and the CJEU Allies or Rivals? 

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- June 03, Paris, UIA Medal Award Ceremony for Mr Jean-Paul Delevoye, ESEC President, and for Mr Luis Alberto LAcalle Herrera, former President of the Republic of Uruguay

Read the speech adressed to Mr Jean-Paul Delevoye

Read the speech adressed to Mr Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera

- April 03-04, Marrakesh, Seminar on What Kind of Lawyers Will There Be in the Future? 

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- January 29-31, BarcelonaFestivitat de Sant Raimon de Penyafort

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December 10, Madrid, Conferencia Anual de la Abogacía Española, organised by the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española

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November 21, Sofia, Anniversary of the adoption of the first Attorneys Act in Bulgaria, organised by the Sofia Bar

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November 1, Florence, UIA Congress, President Miguel Loinaz Opening speech

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Press Review

La UIA organiza su 59° Congreso en Valencia, notasdeprensa.es, 24/06/2015

Le président de l'Union Internationale des Avocats au Liban, lorientlejour.com, 28/05/2015

Le président de l'Union Internationale des Avocats remet une médailleelnashra.com, 15/05/2015

La Unión Internacional de Abogados (UIA) premia a la UM, noticias UM Facultad de Derecho,14/05/2015

Uruguay es la segunda democracia plena después de Canadáespectador.com, 09/05/2015

Unión Internacional de Abogados distinguió a la Suprema Corte de Justiciasociedaduruguaya.org, 08/05/2015  

- Il faut sauver Serge Atlaoui et les condamnés à mort indonésiens, opinion-internationale.com, 24/03/2015

- Vázquez no causa ningún resquemor en los inversores extranjeros, elobservador.com.uy, 18/03/2015

- La reforma de las normas es buenaelpais.com.uy, 09/03/2015

Unión de Abogados condecorará a VázquezEspectador.com, 07/03/2015

Abogados advierten sobre riesgos y peligros de la profesión en todo el mundoMaldonado Noticias, 04/03/2015

Unión Internacional de Abogados advierte sobre riesgos y peligros de la profesiónRadio Monte Carlo, 04/03/2015

 

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