During October 8 to 13 2017, the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association was held in Sydney, Australia, and two members of Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda attended to this event, which gathered more than 4,000 lawyers from around the globe.
Partner, Horacio López Portillo, an expert in international trade and business law and officer of the IBA’s International Sales Committee, actively participated during the conference, where he also moderated the panel called “The Future of Trade Agreements: Have they been ‘Trumped’ ?”
Associate, Emilio Arteaga Vázquez, a former winner of the IBA scholarship of the Anti-trust and Trade Law Section and member of the International Trade and Customs Committee, also attended the event.
Our members attended business as well as trade and customs related sessions, organized by the Trade and Customs Committee as well as the International Sales Committee, including those titled “Competition issues in trade agreements: how is it working and where can it go?“, “Is Europe ready for increased levels of Chinese Investment?“, “Breaking Down or building up walls: the future of international trade“, “Startups and business lawyers: global perspectives and future challenges“, “Agricultural supply chains in Southeast Asia: legal considerations from ‘farm to the fork’“, “Trade Relationship and Human Rights“, among others.
Further, both VTZ members listened to the valuable ‘call to action’ of Jennifer Hillman, former Appellate Body member, who addressed the new political trends on trade policy.