Carola Van den Bruinhorst

Chair of the LPD
2023-2024

Legal Practice Division

The objectives of the Legal Practice Division are to promote an interchange of information and views among its members as to laws, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of law throughout the world; to facilitate communication among its members; to provide the opportunity to all its members to be active in the division through its sections, committees, fora and other groupings; and to undertake such related projects as may be approved from time to time by the division’s council.

Financial Services Section

Corporate Counsel Forum

Real Estate Section

Maritime and Aviation Law Section

Human Resources Section

Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section

Corporate Law Section

International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law Section

Agriculture and Food Section

Criminal Law Section

Insolvency Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)

Taxation Section

Antitrust Section

Leisure Industries Section

Law and Individual Rights Section

Public Law Section

Section
Committees / Subcommittees

Corporate Counsel Forum

Real Estate Section

Agriculture and Food Section

Insolvency Section

Antitrust Section

Leisure Industries Section

Public Law Section

Section
Committees / Subcommittees

Corporate Counsel Forum

Real Estate Section

Agriculture and Food Section

Insolvency Section

Antitrust Section

Leisure Industries Section

Public Law Section

Officers of the LPD Council

Carola Van den Bruinhorst

LPD Chair

carola.van.den.bruinhorst@loyensloeff.com
Firm Address
Loyens & Loeff Parnassusweg 300
Amsterdam
Netherlands
1081 LC
Daniel del Rio

LPD Vice Chair

ddelrio@smps.com.mx
Firm Address
SMPS Legal Torre de Chapultepec Uno, Paseo de la Reforma 509
18th floor, Col. Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City
Mexico
06502
Pascale Lagesse

LPD Secretary-Treasurer / IBA Treasurer

pascalelagesse@bredinprat.com
Firm Address
Bredin Prat 53 Quai d'Orsay
Paris
France
75007
Amir Z Singh Pasrich

LPD Assistant Treasurer / IBA Assistant Treasurer

pasrich@ilaindia.com
Firm Address
I L A Pasrich & Company 901 - 905 Naurang House
21 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Connaught Place
New Delhi
India
110003
Peter Llewellyn Bartlett

LPD Council Member

peter.bartlett@minterellison.com
Firm Address
MinterEllison Level 20, Collins Arch
447 Collins Street
Melbourne
Australia
3000
Alexander Birnstiel

LPD Council Member

alexander.birnstiel@noerr.com
Firm Address
Noerr Brienner Strasse 28
Munich
Germany
80333
Christopher S W Blake

LPD Council Member

cswblake@hahnlaw.com
Firm Address
Hahn Loeser & Parks 200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland
USA
44114-2316
Harvey Jay Cohen

LPD Council Member

harvey.cohen@dinsmore.com
Firm Address
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 255 E 5th St #1900
Cincinnati
USA
OH 45202
Clare Corke

LPD Council Member

clare.corke@corrs.com.au
Firm Address
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Level 42
111 Eagle Street
Brisbane
Australia
4000
Rossana Fernandes Duarte

LPD Council Member

rossana@mattosfilho.com.br
Firm Address
Mattos Filho Al Joaquim Eugênio de Lima 447
Jardim Paulista
São Paulo
Brazil
01403-001
Felix R Ehrat

LPD Council Member

felix@ehrats.ch
Firm Address
Ehrat Advisory Blumenrain 4
Zumikon
Switzerland
8126
Ana Lucia Ferreyra

LPD Council Member

aferreyra@pluspetrol.net
Firm Address
Pluspetrol Dr Luis Bonavitta 1266
15th Floor
WTC Tower IV
Montevideo
Uruguay
11300
Florencia Heredia

LPD Council Member

fheredia@allende.com
Firm Address
Allende & Brea Maipu 1300 - 11th Floor
Buenos Aires
Argentina
C1006ACT
Ayman H A Khaleq

LPD Council Member

ayman.khaleq@morganlewis.com
Firm Address
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Emirates Towers Offices
10th Floor
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
504903
Cecilia Mairal

LPD Council Member

cmm@marval.com
Firm Address
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal Av Leandro N Alem 882
Buenos Aires
Argentina
C1001AAQ
Sara Moyo

LPD Council Member

sara@honeyb.co.zw
Firm Address
Honey & Blanckenberg 200 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
Harare
Zimbabwe
00263
Ira Nishisato

LPD Council Member

inishisato@blg.com
Firm Address
Borden Ladner Gervais Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West
Suite 3400
Toronto
Canada
M5H 4E3
David O'Donnell

LPD Council Member

dodonnell@mhc.ie
Firm Address
Mason Hayes & Curran South Bank House
Barrow Street
Dublin
Ireland
D04 TR29
Turenna Ramirez-Ortiz

LPD Council Member

turenna.ramirez@hklaw.com
Firm Address
Holland & Knight Paseo de la Reforma 342 Piso 28
Col Juarez - Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City
Mexico
06600
Marc Reysen

LPD Council Member

mreysen@reycol.eu
Firm Address
REYCOL Am Atzelberg 4
Frankfurt
Germany
60389
Marco Rizzi

LPD Council Member

marco.rizzi@bratschi.ch
Firm Address
Bratschi Ltd Bahnhofstrasse 70
Zürich
Switzerland
8021
Kelli Sager

LPD Council Member

kellisager@dwt.com
Firm Address
Davis Wright Tremaine 865 South Figueroa Street
24th Floor, Suite 2400
Los Angeles
USA
90017 2566
Alexander Schwarz

LPD Council Member

alexander.schwarz@gleisslutz.com
Firm Address
Gleiss Lutz Dreischeibenhaus 1
Düsseldorf
Germany
40211
Tshepo Monica Shabangu

LPD Council Member

t.shabangu@spoor.com
Firm Address
Law Society of South Africa 304 Brooks Street
Mewlo Park
Pretoria
South Africa
0001
Henry Shyn

LPD Council Member

hshyn@seegene.com
Firm Address
Seegene, Inc. Jamsil-Ro 209
Songpa-Gu
South Korea
05552
Sajai Singh

LPD Council Member

sajai@jsalaw.com
Firm Address
JSA Level 3, Prestige Obelisk
3 Kasturba Road
Bengaluru
India
560001
Corina Song

LPD Council Member

corina.song@agasia.law
Sky Yang

LPD Council Member

sky.yang@bkl.co.kr
Firm Address
Bae Kim & Lee Centropolis B,
26 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu,
Seoul
South Korea
03161
Carolina Zang

LPD Council Member

c.zang@zbv.com.ar
Firm Address
Zang Bergel & Viñes Calle Florida
537 - 18th Floor
Buenos Aires
Argentina
C1005AAK
Rolandas Valiunas

PPID/SPPI Representative

rolandas.valiunas@ellex.lt
Firm Address
Ellex Valiunas Jogailos 9
Vilnius
Lithuania
01116

Government Access to IT Systems

Data is becoming the core asset of our economies and takes up a central role in our societies. Government attempts to obtain access or receive information, as well as the responses of the private sector to such attempts, raise complex legal issues, depending on the specific socio-political context and the domestic legal traditions. The LPD set up the Task Force on Government Access to IT Systems in October 2017. This report provides the Task Force’s assessment based on the considerations of this topic in different jurisdictions and offers a set of working principles for balancing government access to IT systems and fundamental rights.

Digital Identity Working Group Project

The pervasive use of new modes of communication and transaction of business, for personal and professional purposes, is creating information relating to users that encompasses a wide variety of areas - a digital identity. This IBA Legal Practice Division Working Group has undertaken to develop a set of high-level Principles around the collection, use and sharing of digital identity information that could serve as the basis for engaging in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders.

If you have any comments or questions about the project or report, contact anurag.bana@int-bar.org.

Business Law International (BLI)

Published three time a year by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division, Business Law International covers the latest developments in all areas of business law across the globe, from M&A to employment, competition to tax, offering rigorous comparative analysis of how the law affects business in different jurisdictions and across borders.

Members are invited to submit ideas for future issues of the journal. Please contact the editor at: editor@int-bar.org

Report of the LPD Nominations Committee concerning Nominations for Election as Members of the LPD Council 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2026

The LPD Nominations Committee, after review of the nominations submitted for positions on the LPD Council for the term 2023-2026 and having exercised due consideration as prescribed by the Bylaws of the LPD, have agreed to propose the following candidates for election as elected Members of the LPD Council. The election will be held at the LPD General Meeting on Thursday 3 November 2022 at the time of the IBA 2022 Annual Conference in Miami, USA.

The IBA organises over fifty specialist and regional conferences each year in addition to the Annual Conference and the costs involved are very considerable. In order to contain those costs, the IBA through the guidelines set out in the division handbooks has established well defined rules that must be followed so as to ensure that there is conformity in determining to what costs the IBA may be exposed in relation to any particular event.

The rules are detailed and deal with many issues including registration fee waivers, speakers’ expenses and entertainment costs. The rules have served the IBA well in the past and are appropriate for the future.

The LPD is committed to ensure the highest quality of programmes and calibre of speakers at the sessions that it promotes. There is concern amongst the LPD officers that the current policies sometimes stand in the way of putting on the highest quality sessions. A relaxation of the rules is desirable from time to time to enable certain costs to be paid that are likely to lead to enrichment of the quality of a programme. It is clear that it may sometimes be advantageous to pay certain costs outside the guidelines; for example to a world business leader, regulator, to some academics or NGO representatives, if it can be demonstrated that such a payment is likely to enrich the programme and increase the quality of the relevant session.

The LPD officers, the IBA President and the Executive Director recommend the creation of a fund to cover on an exceptional basis, expenses and other matters related to LPD sessions which are not permitted by the guidelines set out in the LPD Handbook.

The fund shall cover exceptional expenses to secure speakers as well as expenses incurred by speakers and organisers of sessions at the LPD specialist and regional conferences and LPD sessions at the Annual Conferences. An application to the Fund shall be made by an officer of the relevant LPD committee to the IBA Treasurer, who in consultation with the other LPD officers, shall have absolute discretion to agree to pay part of or the entire sum sought or to decline the application.

To apply to the fund, please complete this form and return to ronnie.hayward@int-bar.org.

With the aim of providing interactive and educational opportunities to the growing international legal community, the Sections of the Legal Practice Division offer annual opportunities for young lawyers from around the world to apply for scholarships that recognise outstanding individuals in the legal profession. Each year the IBA, holds an Annual Conference, which attracts the participation of over 4000 lawyers from more than 100 jurisdictions. The LPD, and the Public and Professional Interest Division (PPID) present informative and engaging sessions covering current topics of significance to lawyers throughout the world. The Annual Conference working sessions are complemented by a full social programme which provides the opportunity for delegates meet, establish and maintain business contacts and friendships with peers of the legal profession worldwide. Scholarships are awarded to young lawyers who wish to participate at the Annual Conference, but may find it financially difficult to do so. Please click here for full information on how to apply.

For more information on the LPD, please contact the IBA London Office at divisions@int-bar.org