Dublin, Thursday, 19 September 2013 - Sunday, 22 September 2013

Annual General Meeting



Dublin, Thursday, 19 September 2013 - Sunday, 22 September 2013

International Business
Law Consortium

Program and Participants List

Thursday, 19 September 2013
Attire: Business Casual

Le Panto Link

Cocktail Reception

6:30-8:00 PM

Le Panto Link

New Faces

7:30-8:00 PM

Introduction of new faces and new firms by IBLC members and themselves.

Le Panto

Opening Dinner

8:00-10:30 PM

Friday, 20 September 2013
Attire: Business for Delegates; Casual for Spouses; Casual for everyone the evening

Restaurant Talavera


7:00-9:00 AM

Hotel Lobby

Spouses Departure to County Wicklow

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Scenic and Shopping Tour to Glendalough, County Wicklow, stopping at Powerscourt Country House and Gardens for coffee and walkabout and Avoca Village and Avoca Hand Weavers for lunch, walkabout and shopping. Suggested footwear: sneakers

Seamount Suite

Conference Part I
Investing in Ireland

9:30-10:15 AM

Introduction: Mr. Robert Ryan, Doherty Ryan & Associates, Dublin, Ireland

In the Chair: Mr Finbarr Murphy, Barrister at Law, and retired (2013) Group Counsel of Bank of Ireland

Film and Presentation: Mr. Terry Clune and Mr Michael Mcloughlin of Connect Ireland

Presentation: Mr Randal Doherty, Doherty Ryan & Associates, Dublin, Ireland

Q&A From the Floor

Nutting Lobby

Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 AM

Seamount Suite

Conference Part II
The Evolving Role of the Multinational Corporate Counsel

10:45-11:55 AM

How has the role of Corporate (Head) Counsel changed in the past five years?
What are the CEO's top three expectations from Corporate Counsel?
What are the most pressing business and legal issues for Corporate Counsel?

How does Corporate Counsel measure and seek to mitigate business related legal risks?
What are the criteria/factors by which external lawyers are selected by Corporate Counsel?
How is external lawyer performance measured by Corporate Counsel?


Mr. Michael O’Hara - General Manager Legal Affairs, Glanbia plc

Ms. Davina Saint, Chief Counsel, BNP Paribas Ireland

Response: Mr. Finbarr Murphy, Panel Chair

Q&A From the Floor

Conference Part III
Bankruptcy Administration of a US Law Firm

12:00-12:40 PM


Mr. Allan Diamond, Diamond McCarthy LLP, Houston, Texas

Trustee in Bankruptcy of Howrey LLP

Q&A From the Floor

Restaurant Talavera


12:40-2:00 PM

Seamount Suite

M&A and Commercial Practice Groups Discussion

2:00-2:45 PM

Merging and Moving of Companies Crossborder in Europe, the United States and Mercosur I

Dr. Barbara Mayer, Dr Gundo Haacke, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner, Freiburg, Germany

Mr. M. Bart Kasteleijn, HIL International Lawyers and Advisors, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Mr. Stanley Elkind, McLean & Kerr LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sir John Nutting Room

Dispute Resolution Workshop: Discovery and Privilege in International Disputes

2:00-2:45 PM

Nutting Lobby

Coffee Break

2:45-3:15 PM

Seamount Suite

M&A and Commercial Practice Groups

3:15-4:00 PM

Merging and Moving of Companies Crossborder in Europe, the United States and Mercosur II

Sir John Nutting Room

Dispute Resolution Workshop

3:15-4:00 PM

Hotel Lobby

Departure from Hotel to Dinner

6:15 PM

Johnnie Fox's Restaurant and Pub


7:00-10:30 PM

Return to Hotel

10:30 PM

Saturday, 21 September 2013
Attire: Business Casual
Jacket and Tie in the evening

Restaurant Talavera


7:00-8:00 AM

Seamount Suite

Now on the Table

8:30-9:30 AM

Panel Discussion on Attorney Fees, Alternative Billing Arrangements, and Ethical/Legal Implications

Panel Chair: Mr. Michael Alan Dailey, Anderson Dailey, Atlanta, Georgia


Mr. M. Bart Kasteleijn, HIL International Lawyers and Advisers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ms. Caroline Berube, HJM Asia Law & Co LLC, Guangzhou, China and Singapore

Ms. Anastasia Rusinova, Legal Studio, St Petersburg, Russia

Mr. William Rodgers, Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers PC, Boston, Massachusetts

Seamount Suite

Introduction of Council Candidates

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Nutting Lobby

Coffee Break and Council Election

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Seamount Suite

IBLC AGM Discussions

10:15 AM -12:00 PM

  • Update on Memberships

  • Update of M&A Corporate Finance and Commercial Group

  • Update of Dispute Resolution Group and Enforcement of Judgments Webportal Project

  • Update on Marketing (Progress on interviews, Testimonials, Webinar,...)

  • Introduction of Upcoming Meeting Venue: Sao Paulo (4-6 April 2014) and outlook to meetings thereafter (Barcelona, Chicago, Brussels) Suggestions for future welcome

  • Introduction and Announcement of New Chairman and New Council

Hotel Lobby

Departure to Guinness Store House for Lunch

12:00 PM.

Guinness Store House

Lunch & Tour

12:45-2:30 PM

After lunch private guided tour of Guinness Store House with visit of the top floor Guinness Gravity Bar with great views over Dublin

Guinness Store House

Departure to Tour of Trinity College University

2:30-4:30 PM

Tour of Trinity College and viewing of Book of Kells

Hotel Lobby

Departure to Stephens Green Hibernian Club

6:30 PM.

Stephens Green Hibernian Club

Concluding Dinner
Jacket and Tie

7:00-11:00 PM

Return to Hotel

11:00 PM

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Breakfast, Check Out, Individual Departure

7:00 – 11:00 AM

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