International Bar Association Annual Conference 2008

This conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 12 to 17.

Introduction by the President of the International Bar Association, Fernando Pombo.

I am delighted to invite you to the International Bar Association’s 2008 Annual Conference in Buenos Aires.
From its earliest days, Buenos Aires has been a place of international business, making it an appropriate setting for our own international exchange of legal knowledge and contacts. Its rich history of trade and immigration from all over the globe makes it a superb place for international lawyers to meet and discuss the most current developments in all areas of the legal profession.

Buenos Aires, often considered the cultural capital of South America is also one of the most important and dynamic business centres of the region.
As Argentina’s largest and capital city, it provides a perfect location for both business and pleasure, whilst its cosmopolitan population and culture perfectly reflects the ethos of the International Bar Association.

What will Buenos Aires 2008 offer?

The largest gathering of the international legal community in the world - a meeting place of over 3,000 lawyers and legal professionals from around the world

Over 150 working sessions covering all areas of practice relevant to international legal practitioners

The opportunity to generate new business with many of the leading firms in the world's key cities

Registration fee which entitles you to attend as many working sessions throughout the week as you wish

Continuing legal education and continuing professional development

A variety of social functions providing ample opportunity to network and see the city's key sights

Integrated guest's programme

Excursion and tours programme

(Source: LatinLawyer)

August 2008

Aruba keeps border with Venezuela shut

ORANJESTAD - While Venezuela reopened its borders with Brazil and Aruba, the latter’s government did not find the timing “opportune” and kept the current trade and travel ban in place for now.

Blokhuis naar Caribisch Nederland om preventieakkoord te ondertekenen

Staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis (VWS) brengt van maandag 13 mei tot en met donderdag 16 mei een bezoek aan Caribisch Nederland. Blokhuis gaat het Caribisch Sport- en Preventieakkoord voor Sint Eustatius en Bonaire ondertekenen. Ook bezoekt hij verschillende organisaties die werken aan preventie en sport.

Venezuela reopens borders with Brazil and Aruba

ORANJESTAD/CARACAS - Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and the Caribbean island of Aruba, Venezuela's Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Friday.