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

Nexsen Pruet Law Firm in The Carolinas, USA strengthens its intellectual property capabilities

Patent attorney Dave Krasnow has joined Nexsen Pruet as a Member and will practice in the firm´s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Krasnow, who has nearly three decades of intellectual property experience, focuses his practice primarily on chemical patents.  He has represented clients in virtually every aspect of patent issues – from due diligence to rendering opinions to litigation – and is well versed in invalidity and infringement as well as intellectual property and valuation matters in complex merger, acquisition, divestiture, and initial public offering activities.  

"Dave brings a unique level of knowledge and expertise to matters involving chemical patents," said John Sowards, Firm Chairman.  "His experience as in-house counsel – combined with his strong academic background in chemistry – adds a certain value that you just can´t find in a lot of attorneys.  His real-world understanding of the issues and practical approaches to protecting intellectual property will surely bring big benefits to current and prospective clients of Nexsen Pruet."  

Krasnow provides counsel on patents involving polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, optics, ocular science, pharmaceuticals, industrial gases, raw and specialty chemicals, coatings, refractory materials, material deposition, and medical devices.  

His background includes working as in-house counsel for Bausch & Lomb, Inc., and practicing with firms in the Carolinas, New York, and Washington D.C.  He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States District Courts of Virginia and North Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Krasnow is active in a number of professional organizations and is the Founder and two-time Past President of the Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association in Raleigh.  He has also served as a past Director of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

In 2010, he was listed in Business North Carolina´s Legal Elite Hall of Fame in the category of Intellectual Property.  He has also been named a Global Intellectual Property Luminary by IP World.

Krasnow earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Southampton College in New York and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.  

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C.  Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. 

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