2012 The Union International des Avocats "UIA" 7th Winter Seminar

The Union International des Avocats "UIA" will hold its 7th Winter Seminar in Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, Canada, from February 26 to March 02, 2012.  The Section is co-sponsoring this seminar.  Please contact Louis F. Burke at lburke@lfblaw.com if you have an interest in being a speaker. 

This is a great opportunity to meet lawyers from all over the world in the wonderful environment.

The topics are as follows:

February 27, 2012

Morning:                      Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures -- An introduction and comparative analysis

Afternoon:                   Shareholder Activism – Impact on Governance

February 28, 2012

Morning:                      Regulatory Environment Affecting Corporate Governance

                                    USA: Continuing Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley - Dodd-Frank; EU: Accounting and Auditing Directives/Regulations; Other Countries’ legislation

Afternoon:                   Corporate Compliance and Good Governance

February 29, 2012

Morning:                      Jurisprudence– Impact Cases and Decisions Influencing Governance

Afternoon:                   Arbitration on Corporate Governance related cases

March 1, 2012

Morning:                      Ethical and Other Dilemmas Faced by Corporate Management – Contradictory regulations, reporting governance failures, etc.

Afternoon:                   Best Practices for Lawyers:  Practical Tips for Avoiding Risk, Minimizing Malpractice and Developing a Compliance Culture within a Law Firm

March 2, 2012

Morning:                      How to Pitch a Client:  Practical Tips for Obtaining Legal Work