UPCOMING BAR COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIESBar Council International sections:
UK bilateral law associations
Regional interest group:
If you would like to join the China interest group, please email International Events.
If you would like to join the Middle East/Gulf interest group please email International Events.
If you would like to join the North America interest group, please email International Events.
If you would like to join the South America interest group please email International Events.
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Bar Council Business Development Mission to Brazil 2016
7 – 11 March 2016, Brazil
The Bar Council's International Committee is organising the third business development mission to Brazil, led by Chairman of the Bar Council, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC. This is an excellent opportunity for members of the Bar who are interested in expanding their international practice in relation to Brazil. If you are interested in participating in the visit or speaking at any of the seminars, please read our guidance document and send an application form to Cory Liang: . The deadline for applications has been extended toEOB Wednesday 27 January 2016.
British-Brazilian Exchange Programme: Welcome Reception
4 February 2016, 18:00, Old Court Room, Lincoln’s Inn
Members of the Bar are invited to attend the welcome reception for the ten Brazilian lawyers taking part in the British-Brazilian Exchange Programme. If you are interested in attending, please emailNicole Cottle.
Opportunity for junior members of the Bar to participate in the Korean Exchange Programme
4 – 15 April 2016, Seoul, South Korea
Following the success of the first return leg, which saw a group of junior barristers head to South Korea for two weeks in May 2014, work is now underway for the second return leg of the Korean Exchange Programme. Hosted by the Korean Bar Association, participants will undertake placements in local law firms, visit key legal institutions and receive an introductory course in the Korean legal system, culture and some basic language skills.The deadline for applications is Friday19 February 2016. For further information, please click here.
Bar Council Business Development Mission to South Korea and China
4 – 7 April 2016, South Korea & China
The International Committee is organising a business development mission to Seoul (South Korea) and Shanghai (China), led by the Chairman of the Bar Council, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC. The mission aims to raise the profile of the Bar within the Korean and Chinese legal market and to raise awareness of the ability of foreign law firms and clients to instruct the Bar directly. The deadline for applications isFriday 19 February 2016. For further information, please click here.
International Continuous Professional Development Legal and Professional Development Grant Programme
The three application deadlines for 2015 are now confirmed asFriday 12 February, Friday 10 June, Friday 21 October 2016. This programme supports junior barristers (of 7 years practice or less), who are in employed or self-employed practice to participate in international events or conferences of their choice by providing them with financial support. Applicants to the grant programme must be a member of one of this year’s sponsoring SBAs/Circuits: Commercial Bar Association, Family Law Bar Association, Competition Law Association, Technology and Construction Bar Association, Criminal Bar Association, Bar European Group, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association and the Northern Circuit. For further information and an application form, please click here or contact Nicole Cottle.
OTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
China Britain Trade Expo 2016
28 January 2016, London
This event will focus on high value trade opportunities between China and Britain. For further information and registration, please click here.
India Legal Summit 2016
5 February 2016, New Delhi
This event will share ideas on India’s tax regime, the legal framework of India and provide strategies on efficiently managing litigation as a business process. For further information and registration, please click here.
Central and Eastern Europe Professional Services Road Show
21 – 26 February 2016, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London are arranging a Market Visit to three of the main gateways to Eastern Europe. This will include a series of 'speed dating' and networking events for lawyers with potential clients and business partners. For further information, please click here.
Legal Issues and Investment Opportunities in Latin America Where From—Where To?
23 February 2016, London
This roundtable and networking event will discuss the latest legal developments and investment opportunities in the Latin American region. For further information, please contact Alberto Navarro at and to register, please click here.
International Association of Young Lawyers Annual Competition Conference 2016
3-5 March 2016, Valencia, Spain
This conference will discuss the most recent developments at the intersection of technology, media, telecommunications and competition law. For further information and registration, please click here.
Security and Defence in Europe: Diverging Interests, Fragmenting Policy
17 – 18 March 2016, London
This conference will examine changing national and supranational approaches to security and defence and the potential impact on policy and industry developments in Europe over the next few years. For further information and registration, please click here.
Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution & Improving Access to Justice
17 – 18 March 2016, Singapore
Focusing on dispute resolution, this event will discuss existing tools and techniques, and generate actionable data on the needs of corporate and individual dispute resolution users, both locally and globally. For further information and registration, please click here.
7th World Women Lawyers’ Conference
7 – 8 April 2016, Berlin
This conference will discuss how women can contribute to the innovation of the legal profession, global trends, and the challenges affecting the future of the legal profession. For further information and registration, please click here.
ICAB World Bar Conference
14-16 April 2016, Scotland
This biennial event brings together the member independent bars of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers for a stimulating programme of seminars and social events to enhance the practice of referral advocacy around the world. For further information, please click here.
Rule of Law challenges in Latin America: Corruption and Judicial Independence
18-19 April 2016, São Paulo, Brazil
This conference will consider a number of urgent and current issues relating to the rule of law in Latin America, including corruption, the conduct of trials and ways to ensure judicial independence. For further information and registration, please click here.
Bar European Group Annual Conference
29 – 30 May 2016, Sicily
This conference is an opportunity to discuss the topic of European Law in a changing world. To find out more information and details on how to register, please contact Wendy Taylor at .
International Young Lawyers’ Congress – Pre-Registration
23 – 27 August 2016, Munich
This event is a unique learning and networking opportunity for all career-building lawyers working on the international scene.For further information and to save your place and get the right to register at early rates, please click here.
Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration Rules
SIAC invites all interested users and practitioners to review the draft Arbitration Rules and send in their comments during the consultation period (18 January to 29 February 2016). The draft Rules are available on the SIAC website (clickhere) and comments may be sent to .
Making the most of international pro bono assistance
The DFID Legal Assistance for Economic Reform Programme (LASER) in collaboration with ROLE UK has produced a guide for all those involved in the planning, delivery or receipt of international pro bono services. To view the document, please click here.