Anthony Atata urges African lawyers to attend AF sessions in Seoul as IBA conference begins on Sunday

The Co-Chair of International Bar Association (IBA), African Regional Forum,Anthony Atata has urged all African Lawyers who will be in attendance at the annual conference of the IBA in Seoul to attend the sessions of African Regional Forum .

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Chunghwan Choi, Mfon Usoro, Gregory Vijayendran SC to speak on Opening Legal Markets at the IBA conference in Seoul

Description
In this session, we will consider the burning questions that arise both before and after foreign law firms are permitted establish a presence in a newly open jurisdiction. 
Starting from the example of our host country, South Korea, we will look around the world at how the presence of foreign law firms can impact on a local legal market. We will consider how market opening has affected clients, the local profession, the local justice system and the bar, as well as how it has worked for the foreign law firms themselves. We will debate the merits of different models, timetables and regulatory regimes for market opening. And we will consider what more the IBA can do to share this knowledge and experience.

Date
Thursday 26 September (1430 – 1730)

There will be a highly interactive roundtable, led by a panel of distinguished speakers drawn from all corners of the globe, but with ample opportunity for extensive audience participation.

Speakers
Chunghwan Choi
Stephen Denyer
Moira Huggard-Caine
Seth Kim
Xiaoming Li
Steven Nelson
Geoff Nicholas
Tony O’Malley
Amir Singh Pasrich
Mfon Usoro
Gregory Vijayendran SC

Committee(s)
BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee
Law Firm Management Committee
General interest
Presidential Task Force on Open/Closed Legal Markets – (Lead)

BREAKING: P&ID representatives plead guilty to fraud, tax evasion

Two representatives of the Process and Industrial Development Ltd on Thursday pleaded guilty before the Federal High Court in Abuja to charges of fraud and tax evasion instituted against them in respect of the contract leading to the recent controversial judgment of a British court empowering the firm to seize about $9.6bn worth of Nigerian assets.

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