LAWorld's 16th Annual Conference – Rio de Janeiro 2012


Brazil is South America's most influential country, an economic giant and it has one of the world's fastest growing economies, so it was the perfect destination for LAWorld’s 16th and largest Annual Conference.

Held in Rio de Janeiro in May 2012 and hosted by LAWorld’s Brazilian member firm, Doria Jacobina Rosado e Gondinho Advogados based in Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo, more than 45 delegates attended the 3 day event.

Chris Dixon (LAWorld’s Chair) welcomed delegates to the 2012 Conference. In particular, he welcomed representatives from seven new member firms present who have joined us during the past year (Brussels, Bogota, Budapest, Helsinki, New York, Prague and Texas).  He thanked our hosts for their considerable and invaluable support in organising our global event in their impressive city.

LAWorld annual conferences combine formal business and legal conference sessions with social and cultural events which encourage business networking and getting to know each other opportunities.

A selection of photographic memories of this and other LAWorld events will shortly be available for viewing on the new Gallery Section of the website which is currently being developed.

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

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Conference Room

Conference Room

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Oliver Gnehm

Andy Lustigman

Andy Lustigman

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

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Stefania, Valérie, J. Michel and Guy

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Valérie, Michael, Oliver and J.Michel

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Reception at Sugarloaf

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Oliver, Giorgio and Stefania

Arturo Fermandois

Arturo Fermandois

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James, Victor, Ernesto, Rodrigo, Juan and Isabelle

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Daniela, Victor, Helena and Isabelle

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Guy and Stefania

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates

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MJ, Erika, Yoav, Neels, Victo and Jacqui

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Laura, Andy, Matti and Matthijs

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Laura, Chris, Katie and Colin

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Marina, Victor, Helena and Val

The Amazon Team

The Amazon Team

Up the Amazon

Up the Amazon

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Piranha fishing

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LAWorld team in front of statue

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Sunrise on the Rio Negro

Sunrise on the Rio Negro

The Lagoon

The Lagoon

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain

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LAWorld News

New Law Office in Myanmar

New Delhi LAWorld member, Kundra & Bansal, has made its way across the border to Yangon, Myanmar. Using the name Kundra & Bansal Acupro, this new law firm in Myanmar is the first Indian law firm to do so. They are also among a handful of non-local law firms to have an office there.  

Kundra & Bansal Acupro offers a diverse range of legal and tax consultancy services. The firm's Myanmar-related expertise is expected to give its clients access to specialist advisory services.  Asian Development Bank's  recent analysis  shows that Myanmar has the potential to follow Asia's fast-growing economies and expand at 7 to 8 per cent if it continues on the path of across-the-board reforms.

Shivendra Kundra, Partner, Kundra & Bansal, New Delhi, took the initiative of setting up the firm's practice in Myanmar after a seven month stint with a leading  telecom tower company in Myanmar that has investments by a telecom guru and one of the largest private equity funds from the United States.

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