The Business of Animal Law: The Global Impact of Animals and the Law


del 19 de Julio al 20 de Julio de 2024

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  • 2024-07-19 08:30:00 2024-07-20 18:00:00 Europe/London The Business of Animal Law: The Global Impact of Animals and the Law NEW YORK , ESTADOS UNIDOS UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA Animal Law Commission in collaboration with the UIA Agri-Food Law Commission, UIA Criminal Law Commission, UIA Health Law Commission and UIA U.S. National Committee

Animal Law is International Law - Criminal, Environmental, Food, Health, and more.

The laws regulating the food we eat, the medicine we take, the water we drink, and even the air we breathe all depend on biodiversity – the variety of life on the planet. Today, more than ever, animal law will shape our future.

This seminar, the first UIA International Animal Law Commission Seminar, is about the business of animal law and its impact on agriculture, economics, health, science, and technology – and how to apply a business model to law and policy initiatives that result in measurable progress. It is about thinking and working globally, collectively, and compassionately.

Global opinion, exemplified in the United Nations Resolution on the animal welfare-environment-sustainable development nexus, the One Health approach, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, reflects the increasing realization that human health and well-being are intrinsically connected to the health and well-being of the planet’s flora and fauna. Our current food production methods, destruction of biodiversity, and consumption of natural resources are unsustainable. Many of the world’s most critical issues – protecting human rights, eradicating poverty, maintaining a healthy environment, and feeding the world – are determined by our use and treatment of animals. Lawyers who understand the importance of this relationship and apply it to their clients’ businesses will lead the legal profession into the future.

This seminar aims to bring international lawyers from every discipline together to chart a common path forward for international animal law. We have assembled a group of legal experts from North, South, East, and West to share their knowledge and learn from others.

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, climate change, ESG, food safety, organized crime, and scientific advances are some of the topics that will be discussed in this important seminar.

This conference is for every lawyer in every practice, and we invite you to join us.

We look forward to seeing you in New York in July 2024!

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Comité organizador

  • Comité organizador

    Yolanda EISENSTEIN President of the UIA Animal Law Commission, Santa Fe, NM, USA
    Jamie MCLAUGHLIN Vice President of the UIA Animal Law Commission Lewis and Clark School, Chicago, IL, USA
    Michael REESE Vice President of the UIA Agri-Food Law Commission, REESE LLP, New York, NY, USA
    Eliana SILVA DE MORAES President of UIA Health Law Commission, Silva De Moraes Associes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Etienne LESAGE President of the UIA Criminal Law Commission, LESAGE AVOCATS, Paris, France
    Judge Peter M. REYES, Jr. President of the UIA US National Committee, Minnesota Court of Appeals, St. Paul, MN, USA






One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
T +1 (212) 574-1200


* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee
** Please send a copy of your student card to benefit from the special rates. Please note that the Law Student registration is limited to 20 students.

Fees include:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Seminar documentation
  • Welcome reception on July 18
  • Coffee breaks on July 19 & 20
  • Lunch on July 19
  • Cocktail reception on July 19


Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by July 15 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


DoubleTree Hotel  (4*)
140 meters / 450 pi from the Seminar Venue
8 Stone St, New York, NY 10004, USA
T +1 212-480-9100
Reservations: T (+1) 800-222-TREE (8733)

Corporate discount offered on guest room rates, which is obtained mentioning the Corporate Account Number 002748992:

- Online on the reservation website www.newyorkcityfinancialdistrict.doubletree.com
When using the website, begin at the main page linked above, enter the Check In & Out dates on the right side of the screen and select Go. On the next page, scroll down to the Special Accounts section to enter in the Corporate Account Number box our unique account number 002748992 and then select continue.

- By phone mentioning the Account Number when calling for reservations at (+1) 800-222-TREE (8733).


Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown-Financial District (3*)
110 meters / 350 pi from the Seminar Venue
32 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004, USA
T +1 212-480-3500
Reservations: T (+1) 212-480-3500

Reservation can be made by calling (+1) 212-480-3500 and mentioning “Seward & Kissel” or you can follow the link below to make reservations online: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=NYCMNHX&corporateCode=2748992&from=lnrlink


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than June 19, 2024. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than June 19, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than June 19, 2024 and the cancellation will have to be sent in writing no later than June 19, 2024.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.



All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, “force majeure” includes but is not limited to a strike affecting the means of transport; hotel staff; air traffic controllers; an insurrection; a riot; an epidemic or pandemic;  or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from “force majeure”.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay, including but not limited to: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet resolved on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


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Finally, you have the right to specify instructions concerning the fate of your data in the event of your demise.

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