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

LAWorld Next Generation (LNG) – first meeting in Frankfurt 2013

The first Meeting of LAWorld’s young lawyers Initiative LAWorld Next Generation (LNG) was held in Germany this November and hosted by the law firm AC Tischendorf, one of LAWorld’s members for Germany, Frankfurt am Main. The LNG kick-off meeting was great fun and a huge success

Friederike Jawad (AC Tischendorf, Germany) and Stefan Kunz (Bader Gnehm & Partner, Switzerland), LNG’s Organization Committee, greeted more than twenty five young lawyers representing almost twenty member firms. 

This very high attendance shows the value and enjoyment LAWorlds (younger) members get from this LAWorld initiative. Even delegates from the USA (Dan Leonardi and Tushar Chikhliker from Nexen Pruet, LLC, Columbia) travelled to Germany for this first meeting. 

Sven Tischendorf (AC Tischendorf) and Michael Bader (Bader Gnehm & Partner, Switzerland) warmly welcomed delegates to the conference and gave the younger members an overview and introduction into the LAWorld philosophy and the LNG initiative. 

After the welcome part of the meeting each LNG-Delegate had the opportunity to present their law-firms in short presentations. After getting to know each other and the participating law-firms better, Friederike Jawad and Stefan Kunz presented their idea of a possible general setup, structure and organization of LNG. 

The LNG kick off meeting combined formal business and general discussion sessions with social and cultural events which encouraged business networking and getting to know each other.  The delegates decided on a meeting frequency in parallel to the LAWorld European regional meetings.  Hence the LNG delegates are very grateful that RANDA HAVEL LEGAL offered to host the first regular LNG meeting in Prague in February 2014. The delegates decided that there is no need for a LNG Committee, but that Friederike Jawad, Stefan Kunz and Carl Kestens (Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners, Belgium) will organize the upcoming LNG meetings for the next two years. 

A selection of photographic memories of this conference are available for viewing on the Gallery Section of the website.

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