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

Warsaw LAWorld member strengthens its legal team

This dynamic law office in Warsaw, Poland has just enlarged its legal team to thirty experienced lawyers, with two new attorneys: Marta Lobzowska-Werner and Pawel Zysko, a tax advisor, Kamil Kowalik and two attorney at law trainees, Marek Miszkiel and Jakub Nawrocki. 

Marta Lobzowska-Werner has many years experience of financial transactions and investments, which she gained in the Warsaw office of an international law firm. She participated in legal servicing of financial transactions of real estate investments, particularly including big commercial and developer projects, as well as financial transactions of several investment projects, including financing of one of the biggest investment projects in the last few years performed within the fuel industry in Poland. Marta is also experienced in retail lending, contract law and labour law, gained at the position of an in-house lawyer at a Polish branch of a lending institution.

Pawel Zysko has over seven years experience in legal counselling to commercial enterprises, acquired in the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), the Tebodin company and in renowned Polish law firms. He specializes in consultancy for real estate trade and investment processes, in particular advising in the scope of lease agreements, developer agreements and analysis of properties’ legal status. Moreover, Pawel represents clients in court disputes and construction law, civil law, commercial law, companies law and administrative law.

Kamil Kowalik is a tax advisor with nine years experience gained mainly during his work in international and Polish consulting companies and tax authorities. Realized projects regarding M&A’s, national and international restructuring of capital groups, financing economic activity, national and international tax planning, tax due diligence, tax reviews as well as analysing financial models. Kamil conducts current advisory services in the scope of CIT and VAT and works for companies from different business sectors including developers, pharmaceutical, IT, environment protection, production, chemistry, food-processing, wholesale and retail trade as well as financial services.

The BWW Legal team can advise clients in Polish, English, German and Russian and there is an Italian Desk.  The firm is listed in independent legal directory “The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa” for real estate, corporate and M&A, banking & finance, dispute resolution, restructuring & insolvency, TMT as well as in tax advisory.

For more information please contact Michal Wielhorski m.wielhorski@bwwlaw.pl

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