conference programme - International Bar Association

From BRICS to MINT… and Beyond!
25–27 February 2015
The Waldorf Hilton, London, England
A conference presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, IBA European Regional Forum,
IBA Latin American Regional Forum, IBA African Regional Forum and IBA North American Regional
Forum, supported by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Litigation Committee
Topics include:
• Macroeconomic situation in BRICS and MINT countries
• Practicing law and the legal profession in BRICS and MINT countries
• Inbound and outbound M&A activities
• Capital markets and corporate finance
• Legal risks in emerging markets
• Infrastructure challenges
• GC views on challenges and opportunities in BRICS and MINT countries
• FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other compliance and regulatory issues
• Private wealth management in BRICS and MINT
Who should attend?
Private practitioners and corporate counsels who work in Brazil, Russia, India,
China, South Africa, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey. Other lawyers and other
international business professionals doing business in or with growth markets.
*As per the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The number of CPD points/
hours available may vary for other bar associations and law societies depending on their criteria.
Since 2001 the emerging economies of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) – later defined as BRICS by adding South Africa to the list –
have been recognised as the symbols of rapid growth and opportunity in the global economy. Today, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and
Turkey (MINT) are new emerging global economic giants. MINT GDP growth forecasts are tremendous, indicating that MINT most
likely will be changing the global economic landscape in the next few years.
The conference will focus on identifying business opportunities and challenges international business can face when working in and
with BRICS, MINT and other growth markets.
Conference Co-Chairs
Jeffrey A Blount Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong SAR; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division
Vassily Rudomino ALRUD Law Firm, Moscow; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division
Wednesday 25 February
The IBA are proud to support the Global Law Summit, being held in London on 23–25 February 2015 to mark 800 years since the
sealing of Magna Carta. The Global Law Summit will firmly ground the legacy and values of Magna Carta in a 21st Century context by
exploring how, to this day, its values offer solutions to achieving commercial, political and social goals.
The programme features leading experts, Trevor Manuel, Boris Johnson, Aung San Suu Kyi and Professor John G Ruggie; and we invite
you to maximise your visit to London and register for this world-class event. We are also exploring ways to bring together our shared
delegates for a special event to be held on Wednesday 25 February; further details will be available soon.
Thursday 26 February
0800 – 0900 Registration and welcome coffee
0900 – 0915 Opening address
David W Rivkin Debevoise & Plimpton, New York; President,
International Bar Association
0915 – 0945 Keynote address
Jim O’Neill former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset
Management, British economist well known for coining the terms
‘BRIC’ and ‘MINT’, London
0945 – 1045
Macroeconomic situation in BRICS and MINT
The economic development of BRICS and MINT countries is causing
a fundamental realignment in the global balance of economic
and political power. What are the prospects for continued growth
in these rapidly developing economies and what are the main
challenges to their sustained prosperity? The panel will examine the
macroeconomic outlook for BRICS and MINT countries, the main
factors and differentiators contributing to their continued economic
development, and the challenges that lie ahead.
Session Chair
Jeffrey A Blount Headline social event sponsor
Kindly supported by
Thursday continued
Ousmene Jacques Mandeng Senior Fellow, Reinventing Bretton
Woods Committee, London
Jim O’Neill
Vivian Osayande Head Legal, Africa Cluster, Novartis Pharma
Services, Lagos
Baroness Patience Wheatcroft Board Director and Former
Newspaper Editor, London
Antonio Bulnes Garrigues, Sao Paulo
Akil Hirani Majmudar & Partners, Mumbai
Abhhjit Mukhopadhay General Counsel, Hinduja Group, London
Atik Susanto Oentoeng Suria & Partners, Jakarta
1045 – 1115 Coffee/tea break
Effective dispute resolution is a cornerstone of the rule of law,
and vitally important in the creation and maintenance of stable
and attractive investment climates. The panel will address recent
developments in international dispute resolution and investment
protection, and the trends they expect to see in the coming years.
The session will focus in particular on the emergence of regional
dispute resolution hubs, their relationship with national courts and
the growing popularity of alternative dispute resolution techniques
1115 – 1245
Opportunities and challenges for the legal
profession in BRICS and MINT countries
The legal professions in most growth markets have been
expanding and evolving rapidly. In many such countries members
of the ‘domestic legal profession’ are now doing work that
was previously the exclusive preserve of ‘international lawyers’.
The session will consider the implications of this change for the
handling of cross-border deals and disputes.
Session Co-Chairs
Stephen Denyer Head of City & International, The Law Society
of England & Wales, London; Council Member, IBA Section on
Public and Professional Interest
Reena SenGupta CEO, RSG Consulting, London
Sidika Baysal Hatipoğlu B+B Law Firm, Istanbul; Young Lawyers
Liaison Officer, IBA European Regional Forum
Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Nader Hayaux y Goebel, Mexico City
Asue Ighodalo Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos
Alexander Khvoshchinskiy Legal Stratagency, Moscow
Harold Paisner Berwin Leighton Paisner, London
1245 – 1400 Lunch
Keynote speaker
Peter Rees QC Thirty Nine Essex Street, Former Legal Director of
Royal Dutch Shell, London
1400 – 1530 Concurrent sessions – SESSION ONE
1400 – 1530 Session one – Track one
M&A involving BRICS and MINT countries
In recent years BRICS and MINT countries have had an active role in
the M&A transactions, accounting for the most important portion of
M&A market in emerging economies. This session will analyse trends
in those markets (inbound and outbound M&A), the different laws
and regulations affecting M&A transactions. These include restrictions
to foreigners, foreign exchange controls, antitrust regimes, and other
relevant regulations. In addition to a discussion of relevant legal and
regulatory matters, this panel will address cultural and practical issues
frequently encountered by practitioners in this area.
Session Co-Chairs
Hermann Knott Luther Law Firm, Cologne; Co-Chair, IBA Law
Firm Management Committee
Dominic Sanders Linklaters, Moscow/London
1400 – 1530 Session one – Track two
Dispute resolution in the BRICS, MINTs and
Session Co-Chairs
Júlio César Bueno Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sao Paulo; Website
and Newsletter Officer, IBA Latin American Regional Forum
Alexandros Panayides Clifford Chance, London
Professor Carlos Alberto Carmona University of São Paulo,
São Paulo
Martin Harman Pinsent Masons, London
Vladimir Khvalei Baker Mckenzie, Moscow
1530 – 1600 Coffee/tea break
1600 – 1730 Concurrent sessions – SESSION TWO
1600 – 1730 Session two – Track one
Capital markets and corporate finance in and
involving BRICS and MINT
BRICS and MINT countries are at different stages of development.
This is perhaps even more acute when one looks at their respective
domestic and cross-border markets for debt and equity securities,
derivative transactions, securitisation and structured finance. This
panel will try to identify and discuss business, economic, financial,
legal and regulatory trends currently affecting these emerging
capital markets, the different stages of corporate governance
and regulation (be it from governmental authorities and selfregulation) at which some of these countries currently are and
how to navigate these jurisdictions given their higher risk profile
vis-a-vis more developed regions and distinct cultural traits.
Session Co-Chairs
Jeffrey Golden London School of Economics, London
Ricardo Veirano Veirano Advogados, São Paulo; Senior
Vice-Chair, IBA Latin American Regional Forum
M Ezra Davids Bowman Gilfillan, Johannesburg
Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau SC,
Mexico City
Francis Kucera Ashurst, London
Richard McBride TLT Solicitors, London
Zia Mody AZB & Partners, Mumbai
David Rockwell Sullivan & Cromwell, London
Robin Wittering Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow
Thursday continued
Friday 27 February
1600 – 1730 Session two – Track two
0800 – 0900 Registration and welcome coffee
Private wealth management in BRICS and MINT
The introduction in recent years of free market economics by
many of the BRICS and MINT countries continues to have a
dramatic impact on the growth and composition of private
wealth in these countries.
A new phase has begun in the expansion of the private wealth
sector in these countries with a greater diversity in their age profile
and in the sources of their wealth. This growth has been matched
by greater investment opportunities both within and outside of
their domestic jurisdictions.
The panel of speakers comprises a range of private wealth advisors
working both within specific jurisdictions and internationally.
Together they will look at some of the changing perspectives
in private wealth in the BRICS and MINT countries and the
implications for advisors both domestically and abroad.
Session Co-Chairs
Maxim Alekseyev ALRUD Law Firm, Moscow
Christopher Owen Penningtons Manches, London
Nicholas Perryman Head of Global Emerging Markets, UBS,
Svetlana Ryabokon Head of Wealth Structuring & Fiduciary
Services, Head of Private Office, Oracle Capital Group, London
1800 Conference reception
Waldorf Hilton, Palm court
0900 – 0930 Keynote speaker
Marie-Anne Birken General Counsel, EBRD, London
0930 – 1100
Legal risks in emerging markets: the general
counsel perspective
Operating in emerging markets, be they BRICS, MINTs or
elsewhere, poses challenges and huge opportunities from a legal
perspective for multinational corporates, whether headquartered
in such a market or in Europe or North America. The panel will
explore those challenges and opportunities. Its members are well
positioned to discuss their own personal experiences, how to go
about realising the potential and managing the risks involved.
Session Co-Chairs
Cyril Shroff Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co,
Charles Martin Macfarlanes, London; Vice-Chair, Europe, IBA
Law Firm Management Committee
Bharat Vasani General Counsel, Tata Group, Mumbai
Rosemary Martin Group General Counsel and Company
Secretary, Vodafone Group PLC, Newbury, UK
David Fein Group General Counsel, Standard Chartered PLC,
1100 – 1130 Coffee/tea break
Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education
For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the International Bar Association 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.
This conference has been accredited for CPD/CLE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. New York and Californian attorneys may
submit their certificates of attendance issued, and apply this credit earned to their New York and Californian CLE requirement. Delegates should ask
staff at the registration desk for information as to how to obtain the hours.
1130 – 1300 Concurrent sessions
1130 – 1300 Track one
FCPA, bribery and other regulatory issues
Global corruption is one of the greatest challenges of our current
age: it distorts markets, weakens our governments, it promotes
unethical, fraudulent and possibly criminal behaviour, it raises
the costs of doing business around the world and it erodes
level-playing fields and promotes inequalities. It sends the wrong
message as to how business should be conducted. Bribery and
corruption is the subject of many international agreements,
treaties and conventions as well as the UK Bribery Act 2010 and
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. So what is the world doing about
it? How are companies, regulators, governments, agencies such
as OECD and Transparency International and fraud prevention
organisations acting today not only to combat the threat but also
to deal with the perpetrators. Are we winning the battle? When
will the battle be won? What more can be done? This session
will include participation from general counsel, regulators and
practitioners who are dealing and advising with the problem first
hand and will aim to be as interactive as possible to include a wide
ranging discussion with participants on their shared experiences.
Session Co-Chairs
Richard Gubbins Ashursts, London
Geoff Nicholas Freshfields, London
Robert Barrington Executive Director of Transparency
International, London
Delano Furtado Trilegal, Mumbai
Julian Glass Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London
Gönenç Gürkaynak Managing Partner, ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law,
Brook Horowitz CEO and member of the Board, IBLF Global,
Roddy McKean Africa Legal Network, Nairobi
Jeremy Rawlins Head of Proceeds, Crime Delivery Unit, Crown
Prosecution Service, London
1130 – 1300 Track two
Infrastructure challenges
One of the most important challenges for the rapid emerging
economies is to adopt ambitious infrastructure programmes and
to put in place legal frameworks to funnel the massive amounts
of investment needed to improve the region’s infrastructure,
through PPP schemes, concessions, and other structures to finance
and operate them. This presents an extraordinary opportunity for
both the public and private sector to design, contract, finance
and execute a large number of PPPs, concessions and public
infrastructures in a relatively short space of time. This session will
include participation from infrastructure legal experts who will focus
on current trends and opportunities, leading sectors and challenges.
Session Co-Chairs
Robert Millard Venturis Consulting, London; Secretary, Law Firm
Management Committee
Eduardo Sanguinetti Sanguinetti Foderé Attorneys at Law,
Montevideo; Co-Chair, IBA Regional Fora Coordination Committee
Raissa Bambara Allen & Overy, Paris
Horacio Bernardes Neto Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados,
São Paulo; Chair, IBA Bar Issues Commission
Daniel del Rio Basham, Mexico City; Council Member,
IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest
Caroline Miller Smith White & Case, London
Vladislav Zabrodin Managing Partner, Capital Legal Services,
St Petersburg
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25–27 February 2015
All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.
The Waldorf Hilton
London WC2B 4DD
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Fax: +44 (0)20 7240 9277
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Social programme
Wednesday 25 February
This conference has been timed to dovetail with the Global Law Summit
and a joint activity is anticipated from late afternoon. Registrants will be
informed when details and the ticket price is confirmed.
1800 Thursday 26 February
Waldorf Hilton, Palm Court
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From BRICS to MINT… and Beyond!
25–27 February 2015, The Waldorf Hilton, London, England
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Palace, Spanish riding school and famous Viennese coffee houses. More importantly, Vienna is the hub for Central
and Eastern European business, with more than 1,000 international companies coordinating their regional activities
from Austria. Over 300 international companies have their CCE headquarters in Vienna and it is the seat of several
international organisations such as OPEC and the third United Nations Headquarters. With these links and connections
Vienna is a fitting and inspiring setting for the International Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Conference.
What will Vienna 2015 offer?
• The largest gathering of the international legal community
in the world – a meeting place of more than 5,000 lawyers
and legal professionals from around the world
• Nearly 200 working sessions covering all areas of practice
relevant to international legal practitioners
• The opportunity to generate new business with the leading
firms in the world’s key cities
• A registration fee that entitles you to attend as many working
sessions throughout the week as you wish
• Up to 25 hours of continuing legal education and continuing
professional development
• A variety of social functions providing ample opportunity to
network and see the city’s celebrated sights, and an exclusive
excursion and tours programme
To register your interest, please contact:
International Bar Association, 4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 0090
Fax: +44 (0)20 7842 0091 Email:
International Bar Association
the global voice of the legal profession
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations
and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the
world. It has a membership of more than 55,000 individual legal professionals and 206 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents
and has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.
Grouped into two divisions – the Legal Practice Division and the Public and Professional Interest Division – the IBA covers all practice areas and
professional interests, providing members with access to leading experts and up-to-date information. Through the various committees of the
divisions, the IBA enables an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating
to the practice of law around the globe. Additionally, the IBA’s world-class conferences provide unrivalled professional development and networkbuilding opportunities for international legal practitioners, senior business professionals, regulators and government officials.
Asia Pacific Regional Forum overview
The Asia Pacific Forum offers fantastic opportunities to establish
contact with legal experts in and outside of the region, practising in
many different areas of law, and to keep abreast of legal business
developments in the region.
African Regional Forum overview
The problems facing African lawyers are different from those affecting
lawyers in other regions. To this end, the African Regional Forum was
created to identify and address these problems. The Forum aims to
initiate programmes that will promote specialisation and partnership in
the legal profession in Africa, liaise with other regional fora, enabling
members of the forum to learn from their counterparts and to educate
African society about their rights and duties in their relationship with
one another and their governments.
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In addition to offering an unrivalled opportunity to establish contact
among lawyers within and outside the region, and with acknowledged
experts on different areas of law, specialist Forum activities provide an
unparalleled opportunity to keep abreast of legal business developments
in the region. Members also benefit from excellent working relations
with national Bars, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and LAWASIA.
European Regional Forum overview
The European Regional Forum has been developing and strengthening
the existence of the IBA within the whole of Europe by promoting the
goals of the IBA to members, non-members and others, disseminating
professional know-how, and assisting the committees and other
constituencies of the IBA to increase their presence in the different subregions of Europe, including parts of North Africa and the Middle East.
The goals of the forum include addressing current and long-term
needs of professional organisations and individual members within the
geographical reach of the Forum, as well as increasing membership and
participation in the IBA and integrating them within the organisation.
The Forum will also facilitate cross-border activity between lawyers and
bars in different European countries. The Forum has a particular focus
on cross-disciplinary activities
Latin American Regional Forum overview
The Latin American Forum covers all countries in Latin America as well
as Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spanish-speaking areas of the Caribbean.
The LAF provides a focus for all activities in the region. The group
organises sessions at IBA Conferences and in particular has been
instrumental in ensuring that a Latin American perspective is addressed
during relevant special sessions. The LAF is closely affiliated with the
North American Forum as the regions are geographically proximate and
share many issues.
The African Regional Forum produces a regular newsletter and
communications as well as hosting various regional conferences to
serve as channels for information to be exchanged and shared between
North American Regional Forum overview
The North American Regional Forum covers Canada, Mexico, Puerto
Rico, the United States, and English-speaking areas of the Caribbean.
Launched at the Chicago Annual Conference in 2006, the Forum is
the focus for all activities in the region, and organises sessions and
a luncheon event at each IBA Annual Conference for education and
networking. Future plans include organising conferences in partnership
with other IBA committees and fora, as well as other bar associations
and legal organisations in the region.
The aim of the North American Forum is two-fold:
• To spread knowledge about legal practice within North America; and
• To expand the international perspective of lawyers practicing in
North America.
Contact information
International Bar Association
4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7842 0090 Fax: +44 (0)20 7842 0091
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law, Çitlenbik Sokak No.12, Yıldız Mahallesi, Beşiktaş, 34349, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 327 1724 Fax: +90 212 327 1725