Paris, Thursday, 14 March 2013 - Sunday, 17 March 2013

Business Meeting

Paris, Thursday, 14 March 2013 - Sunday, 17 March 2013


Paris, Thursday, 14 March 2013 - Sunday, 17 March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013
Attire: Smart Casual

Room “van Gogh”

Cocktail Reception

6:00-7:30 PM

All “new faces” have a green dot on their name tags; “old faces” have been assigned to each of them to find out interesting things about them .

Room “van Gogh”

Young and New Faces...part I

7:00-7:15 PM

Introduction of new faces and new firms by themselves as well as through assigned IBLC members.

Restaurant “La Place”

Opening Dinner

7:30-10:00 PM

Friday, 15 March 2013
Attire: Business Attire for Delegates; Casual for Spouses;
Smart Casual for everyone in the evening

Restaurant “La Place”


7:00-9:00 AM

Hotel Lobby

Spouses Departure to Versailles

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Room “van Gogh”

Young and New Faces...part II

9:00-9:10 AM

Room “van Gogh”

Welcome to Paris

9:10-9:20 AM

Alistair McDonagh, Triplet & Associés, Lille, France

Room “van Gogh”

Disaster Recovery of a Law Practice
Lessons learned from Superstorm 'Sandy'

9:20-10:15 AM

Frank Fazio, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman PC, Morristown, New Jersey, United States

Room “van Gogh”

Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 AM

Room “van Gogh”

Women on Boards

11:45 AM-12:15 PM

A discussion of the need of a better balanced percentage of women in boardrooms
Facts & Figures - Actual Situation in the Various Countries / Regions
Measures to Increase the Percentage of Women on Boards
Discussion on the Usefulness of Quota for Women in Management Positions and/or other Legislative Measures, Possible Sanctions and Experiences

Panel Chair: Barbara Mayer, Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner, Freiburg, Germany

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

Jeffrey P Hart, Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hiba I. Husseini, Husseini & Husseini, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine

Sophie Lagayette, Triplet & Associés, Lille, France

Dimitrij Titov and Victoria von Uexküll, Advokatfirman Fylgia KB, Stockholm, Sweden

Restaurant “La Place”


12:15-1:30 PM

Visit to Palais de Justice make sure to have your personal ID Card/Passport with you

2:00-4:00 PM

Hotel Lobby

Departure from Hotel to Dinner

6:00 PM

Bateau Mouche

Boarding Time at Bottom of the Eiffel Tower

7:30 PM

Le Saphir”

Walk Around Dinner

8:00-11:00 PM

Saturday, 16 March 2013
Attire: Business Casual for Delegates
Smart Casual for everyone in the evening

Restaurant “La Place”


8:00-9:00 AM

Room “van Gogh”

IBLC Discussions

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Update of M&A Corporate Finance Group

Update of Dispute Resolution Group

Enforcement of Judgments Webportal


Room “van Gogh”

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00 AM

Room “van Gogh”

IBLC Discussions

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Marketing and NYC Regional Update – How did the Interviews in NYC go?

Young and New Faces...part III (Introduction of the new member firms from India, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy and Spain)

Suggestions for new member firms

Venue Introduction for Dublin (Annual General Meeting, 19-22 September 2013)

2014 Venues: Sao Paulo (4-6 April confirmed); Brussels (September TBC)

Introduction of Designated Chairman

Restaurant “La Place”


12:00-1:30 PM

Walking Tour of Central Paris (rain or shine!) (have umbrella or rain gear ready in case of rain)

2:00-5:00 PM

Guided tour of Ile de la Cité with Conciergerie, Pont Neuf, the flower market, history of Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, Left Bank to see St Julien le Pauvre, St Severin, the medieval Cluny mansion and it’s garden, finish at the Sorbonne.

Hotel Lobby

Departure from Hotel to Moulin Rouge

6:30 PM

Moulin Rouge

Concluding Dinner Event

7:00-11:00 PM

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hotel Paris Les Halles


7:00 – 11:00 AM

Hotel Paris Les Halles

Check-Out and Individual Departure

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